Take a look at our pictures from the snow day. more

Dec 9, 2017 4:35 PM People/Places


Courtesy of the National Weather Service

Shelby County Schools made the announcement around 7:20 a.m. Friday. more

Dec 8, 2017 1:45 PM Schools


Photo by Todd Lester

The Briarwood Christian School football team fell to St. Paul's, 17-14, in the Class 5A state title game on Thursday night. more

Dec 8, 2017 4:23 AM Briarwood

Briarwood Football

Photo by Todd Lester

Briarwood Christian School senior wide receiver Hudson Hartsfield came down with both touchdown receptions in the Lions’ 17-14 loss to St. Paul’s in the Class 5A state final. more

Dec 8, 2017 5:11 AM Briarwood

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Image courtesy of National Weather Service

Snow accumulation of less than half an inch in grassy and elevated areas is forecast in central Alabama. more

Dec 7, 2017 5:40 PM Weather

1212 Cahaba Valley Fire Santa

Photo by Jeff Thompson.

Santa Claus will take two routes through the Cahaba Valley Fire District on Dec. 23. more

Dec 7, 2017 7:15 PM People/Places

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Lexi Coon

High school states were held on Dec. 1-2 at Auburn University, where swimmers and divers from Briarwood Christian School, Spain Park High School, Oak Mountain High School, Westminster at Oak Mountain and Chelsea High School competed. more

Dec 6, 2017 4:38 PM Sports

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Erica Techo

The city also considered a resolution regarding the Childersburg Work Release Center and had presentations from the CHHS SGA and a local chapter of Sons of the American Revolution. more

Dec 6, 2017 1:56 AM News

Spain Park Softball

Kyle Parmley

Spain Park High School freshman pitcher Annabelle Widra has committed to play college softball at Oklahoma State. more

Dec 5, 2017 10:08 PM Spain Park

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Erica Techo

This year's overall teachers of the year were Krysten Gunn from Calera Intermediate, SK Hutchings from Oak Mountain Middle and Michael Zauchin from Oak Mountain High School. more

Dec 5, 2017 7:02 PM Schools

Meadow Brook Corporate Park Building 100

Photo by Jon Anderson

The company plans to relocate its corporate headquarters into the Meadow Brook Office Park and double its Birmingham-area workforce from 300 to 600 in five years, its president and CEO said. more

Dec 4, 2017 9:39 PM Businesses

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Lexi Coon.

Local high school basketball and swimming and diving teams were in action over the last week more

Dec 4, 2017 6:11 PM , Sports

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Photos by Ted Melton and Kyle Parmley.

Wing Zone will donate $1 to the Ben Abercrombie Fund for every free order of chicken wings given away on Wednesday, Dec. 6. more

Dec 4, 2017 4:47 PM News

Briarwood VS St Clair County Playoffs 2017

Sarah Finnegan

The undefeated Briarwood Christian School football team will play in the Class 5A state final on Thursday at Bryant-Denny Stadium against St. Paul’s. more

Dec 4, 2017 2:59 AM Briarwood

Briarwood VS St Clair County Playoffs 2017

Sarah Finnegan

The Briarwood Christian School football team beat St. Clair County, 37-33, on Friday night to advance to the Class 5A state final. more

Dec 2, 2017 5:47 AM Briarwood

The 63-year-old man was trying to cross U.S. 280 at Hugh Daniel Drive, police said. more

Dec 1, 2017 5:44 PM News

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Photo by Jon Anderson

Hundreds of people showed up for the annual event at the Hoover Municipal Center. more

Nov 30, 2017 10:17 PM News

City of Hoover logo - council chambers

Photo by Jon Anderson

City officials are not disclosing the name of the company until Monday, but City Treasurer Robert Yeager said the company plans to invest $12.5 million to move its corporate headquarters to Hoover, bringing 600 jobs to the city over five years. more

Nov 30, 2017 10:36 PM Businesses

Chelsea Soccer State Championship 2017

Sarah Finnegan

The AHSAA reclassifies every two years, and here's how local high school teams are affected. more

Nov 30, 2017 9:37 PM Sports

The team was coached by Mike Plaia, David Blevins, George Corey, Tarrus Metcalf, Kyle Cahalan, Keith Rich, Tom Wolsoncroft, Rob Holston, Joshua Mosley and Richard Moon. more

Nov 30, 2017 6:25 PM Sports

This is the third consecutive year that age group has won. more

Nov 30, 2017 6:15 PM Sports

Hoover police vehicle

Photo by Jon Anderson

The collision occurred at 5:35 p.m., and the cyclist was declared dead on the scene. more

Nov 29, 2017 8:06 PM News

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Photo by Jon Anderson

Two children of a Hoover teacher who died of cancer in October were chosen as this year's official Christmas tree lighters. more

Nov 29, 2017 3:02 PM People/Places

Future Hoover 11-28-17 (1)

Photo by Jon Anderson

Residents shared a desire for more city amenities on their side of town during the city's fourth Future Hoover meeting. more

Nov 28, 2017 10:56 PM News


Jimmy Mitchell

The Briarwood Christian School football team will host St. Clair County on Friday in the Class 5A state semifinals. On the line will be a spot in the Dec. 7 state championship game. more

Nov 28, 2017 7:47 PM Briarwood

Other business included awarding bids and the fiscal year 2017 financial report. more

Nov 28, 2017 2:31 AM News

Homewood VS SPHS Boys Basketball

Sarah Finnegan

Many of the local high school basketball teams competed in tournaments over the week of Thanksgiving. more

Nov 27, 2017 10:00 PM Sports


Jimmy Mitchell

The Briarwood Christian School football team made quick work of Etowah to advance to the Class 5A semifinals for the second consecutive season. more

Nov 25, 2017 5:03 AM Briarwood

Future Hoover 11-21-17 (4)

Photo by Jon Anderson

"Don't kill the downtown arts district" in Birmingham, Altadena Woods resident Jack Goertz said at a meeting to discuss Hoover's future. more

Nov 22, 2017 9:18 AM News

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Erica Techo

King's Home president Lew Burdette shared his story of a personal struggle to survive, and how it has fueled his faith. more

Nov 21, 2017 8:57 PM Businesses

Briarwood Football

Jonathan Norris

After beating Lee-Huntsville in the second round, the Briarwood Christian School football team will host Etowah on Friday in the Class 5A state quarterfinal. more

Nov 21, 2017 7:49 PM Briarwood

Homewood VS SPHS Girls Basketball

Sarah Finnegan

High school basketball season is fully underway as the week of Thanksgiving arrives. more

Nov 20, 2017 9:00 PM Sports

Briarwood Football

Jonathan Norris

If Tran-Reno has had a better single game in his career so far, Coach Fred Yancey couldn’t quite pull it out of his long memory. more

Nov 18, 2017 4:55 AM Briarwood

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Photo by Jon Anderson

But Superintendent Kathy Murphy said she is more interested to see students compete with students nationally and internationally. more

Nov 16, 2017 11:40 PM Schools

Vicki Holden 17-18 Employee of Year

Photo by Jon Anderson

Holden oversees the 22 other nurses spread out among Hoover's 16 schools and was recognized for her extreme competence, care and compassion. more

Nov 16, 2017 9:47 PM Hoover Schools

Future Hoover 11-14-17 (3)

Photo by Jon Anderson

About 40 people attended the second of four Future Hoover meetings designed to let residents share their vision for the city. more

Nov 14, 2017 11:45 PM News

Briarwood VS Crossville Football Playoffs Round 1

Sarah Finnegan

The Briarwood Christian School football team is set to take on Lee-Huntsville in the second round of the Class 5A playoffs. more

Nov 15, 2017 12:33 AM Briarwood

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Erica Techo

Members of the Friends of Dunnavant Valley Greenway will discuss the next steps with private land owners around the proposed next phase of the trail. more

Nov 13, 2017 7:57 PM News

Briarwood Cross-Country

Sam Chandler

Briarwood Christian School senior Zack Howard won the Class 5A boys individual title at Saturday’s state cross-country meet, while the Westminster School at Oak Mountain boys and girls swept the 1A-2A team crowns. more

Nov 12, 2017 12:25 AM Sports


Photo by Todd Lester

The Spain Park High School football team saw its season come to a close on Friday night with a 33-21 loss to Hewitt-Trussville in the first round of the Class 7A playoffs. more

Nov 11, 2017 4:50 AM Spain Park

Thank you for all the wonderful and creative people who sent in their pictures to the 280 Living Halloween Costume Contest, and congratulations to our winner, the cutest beanie baby we've seen! more

Nov 10, 2017 7:49 PM People/Places


Sarah Finnegan

The Briarwood Christian School football team breezed past Crossville on Thursday night in the first round of the Class 5A state playoffs. more

Nov 9, 2017 11:35 PM Sports

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Erica Techo

Chief Deputy Chris George closed out the South Shelby Chamber of Commerce's 2017 luncheons with a message of faith and priorities. more

Nov 9, 2017 11:36 PM Businesses


Photo by Ted Melton

The Spain Park High School football team has its work cut out for it on Friday night, as the Jags take on undefeated Hewitt-Trussville to open up the Class 7A playoffs. more

Nov 8, 2017 7:03 AM Sports

Briarwood Football

Jimmy Mitchell

The Briarwood Christian School football team finished the regular season unbeaten and begins its run in the Class 5A playoffs on Thursday night against Crossville. more

Nov 8, 2017 6:43 AM Sports

Hoover legislative education forum 11-7-17

Photo by Jon Anderson

Four state legislators representing parts of Hoover answered questions at a public forum sponsored by the Hoover City Schools Foundation. more

Nov 7, 2017 10:38 PM Hoover Schools

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Fowler Auction & Real Estate Service, Inc.

The council considered an ordinance relating to the sale of one property, and the potential to negotiate and place a down payment on another property. more

Nov 8, 2017 2:12 AM News

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Photo by Jon Anderson

The Louisiana-based bank plans to create a regional headquarters with 450 employees in the International Park office complex off Acton Road. more

Nov 7, 2017 2:51 AM News

Eagle Point Golf Club

Frank Couch

A variance for a recorded front yard setback was also on the agenda. more

Nov 7, 2017 2:18 AM News

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Photo by Jon Anderson

Kendrick has worked for the Burr & Forman law firm for 17 years and lived in Hoover 16 years. more

Nov 7, 2017 2:08 AM People/Places

The forum is scheduled for Tuesday night at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham — The Wynfrey Hotel. more

Nov 7, 2017 1:14 AM News

Hoover vs. Spain Park Football

Barry Stephenson

Spain Park High School's Pride of the Park Marching Band hit the field and stands throughout the season to thousands entertain fans. more

Nov 6, 2017 9:17 PM Hoover Schools

NF Walk

Sam Chandler

The Children’s Tumor Foundation held its fourth annual Alabama NF Walk on Sunday at Veterans Park. more

Nov 6, 2017 7:04 PM People/Places

OMHS VS Hazel Green Football 2017

Sarah Finnegan

The Oak Mountain High School football team held on to defeat Hazel Green on Friday night, to cap off a 5-5 season. more

Nov 4, 2017 4:23 AM Sports


Photo by Todd Lester

The game was a defensive battle, featuring just more than 350 total yards, but the Briarwood Christian School football team knocked off Madison Academy to improve to 10-0. more

Nov 4, 2017 3:40 AM Sports

Cullman vs Chelsea

Frank Couch

The Chelsea High School football team rallied on Friday night, but it wasn't enough in a 37-29 loss to Cullman. more

Nov 4, 2017 3:19 AM Sports

Parade of Homes

Courtesy of Greater Birmingham Association of Home Builders

The parade begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday. more

Nov 4, 2017 12:08 AM People/Places

Briarwood Cross-Country

Sam Chandler

The Briarwood Christian School cross-country team cruised through Thursday's Class 5A, Section 2 meet at Veterans Park in Hoover. more

Nov 3, 2017 4:44 PM Sports

IberiaBank sign

Photo by Jon Anderson

The deal would include an abatement of $495,630 of Hoover taxes, $720,430 of Jefferson County taxes and $463,500 of state taxes. more

Nov 3, 2017 9:15 AM Businesses


Photo by Ted Melton

The Spain Park High School football team gained momentum for the playoffs with Thursday night’s 49-14 win over Minor in the regular season finale. more

Nov 3, 2017 3:47 AM Sports

Oak Mountain Volleyball

Kyle Parmley

The Oak Mountain High School volleyball team fell to Bob Jones in the Class 7A state tournament on Wednesday evening. more

Nov 1, 2017 4:27 PM Sports

Hoover school board applicants Oct 2017

Photos courtesy of the applicants

The applicants are seeking to fill a vacancy left by the resignation of Jill Ganus. more

Nov 1, 2017 10:06 PM Hoover Schools

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