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Erica Techo

The North Shelby and Mt Laurel libraries gave out a round of free pairs of eclipse glasses, but library director Katie Guerin said they could easily have given out thousands. more

Aug 21, 2017 8:36 PM People/Places

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Alyx Chandler

The third annual Mayhem on the Mountain, which took place at Oak Mountain State Park on Aug. 18-19, pushed even the fittest participants to their limits. more

Aug 21, 2017 5:12 PM People/Places

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Jon Anderson

The company is built on core values of excellence, integrity, loyalty and generosity, said Dee Ann Turner, Chick-fil-A's corporate vice president for enterprise and social responsibility. more

Aug 17, 2017 10:03 PM Businesses

YMCA after-school academy

Photo courtesy of YMCA

Hoover's current after-school program serves about 1,000 students in the elementary schools and Brock's Gap Intermediate School. more

Aug 15, 2017 9:36 PM Hoover Schools

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Erica Techo

The Chelsea Community Center will soon be renamed in honor of the city's first mayor. more

Aug 16, 2017 2:26 AM News

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Erica Techo

Kirk Mancer is the President and CEO of the Greater Shelby Chamber of Commerce. more

Aug 15, 2017 6:47 PM Businesses

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Sam Chandler

The Greater Shelby County Chamber of Commerce introduced its ShelbyOne -- Next Level Up! plan during a Tuesday morning breakfast at Inverness Country Club. more

Aug 15, 2017 6:27 PM News

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Erica Techo

The commission approved three resolutions extending agreements and heard concerns from a resident. more

Aug 14, 2017 10:15 PM News

Sain Associates will make a presentation regarding the intersection of County Roads 39 and 47 following the Chelsea City Council meeting on Aug. 15. more

Aug 14, 2017 6:52 PM News

The Symphony Volunteer Council (SVC), the main volunteer organization supporting the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, gathered at the home of Lin and Jim Musgrove in Greystone on June 6 to install the 2017-18 SVC board. more

Aug 11, 2017 9:09 PM People/Places

The woman, arrested in a Hoover shoplifting case in July, was arrested again today. more

Aug 10, 2017 9:05 PM News

This year, volunteers who register early — before Sept. 30 — will receive $20 off the volunteer uniform package, as well as a complimentary and transferable round of golf. more

Aug 9, 2017 3:17 PM People/Places

Hoover library renovation Aug 2017

Photo by Jon Anderson

The $144,000 renovation project is expected to be completed by Sept. 8. more

Aug 8, 2017 6:14 PM News

Willy Wonka Jr. 8-7-17

Photo by Jon Anderson

The Birmingham theater put on the show with an all-kids cast 10 times between July 27 and Aug. 6. more

Aug 8, 2017 3:51 PM People/Places

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Photo by Jon Anderson

Wingate came to the Hoover Fire Department in July 1975 from the Bluff Park Fire Department (before Bluff Park was annexed into Hoover). more

Aug 8, 2017 2:21 PM News

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Erica Techo

A final plat in Highland Lakes and a rezoning for a Highway 119 property were also on the agenda. more

Aug 8, 2017 2:05 AM News

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Erica Techo

The 5K benefitted Vapor Ministries, which aims to establish sustainable systems in third-world environments and works to share the Christian message throughout the world. more

Aug 6, 2017 10:04 PM People/Places

Monte D'Oro flooding 7-26-17

Photo courtesy of Eileen Lewis

City leaders have identified five pieces of private property where they say repairs are needed for the general protection and welfare of the public. more

Aug 3, 2017 9:34 PM News

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Erica Techo

The Chelsea Walmart was selected to be a Walmart Training Academy, which will help train employees from around two dozen Walmart stores. more

Aug 4, 2017 1:42 AM People/Places

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Photo by Jon Anderson

Once the Pelham City Council de-annexes the property, the two parties will be able to close the $4.25 million land purchase. more

Aug 3, 2017 9:55 PM Schools

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Erica Techo

David Bobo, director of media relations at Jefferson State Community College, spoke at the Aug. 3 South Shelby Chamber of Commerce luncheon. more

Aug 3, 2017 9:29 PM Businesses

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Erica Techo

Rep. Gary Palmer was the guest speaker at the Shelby County City Clerks Association's August meeting. more

Aug 2, 2017 10:16 PM News

The award now will be called the Chief Nicholas C. Derzis Safe Schools Leadership Award. more

Aug 2, 2017 9:29 PM News

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Photo courtesy of Birmingham Restaurant Week

This year's Birmingham Restaurant Week will take place Aug. 11-20. more

Aug 2, 2017 2:10 PM Businesses

National Night Out 2017-12

Photo by Jon Anderson

Hoover police Chief Nick Derzis estimated 5,000 to 6,000 people attended the annual event in the parking lot of The Grove shopping center. more

Aug 1, 2017 11:00 PM News

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Erica Techo

A rezoning request, Waste-Pro contract and other items were also on the agenda. more

Aug 2, 2017 1:30 AM News

The wreck occurred July 31 at 3 p.m. The Shelby County Traffic Homicide Investigation unit is looking into the cause of the accident. more

Aug 1, 2017 5:59 PM News

The four-vehicle wreck occurred at 3 p.m. It is unknown how long the road will be closed. more

Jul 31, 2017 9:42 PM News

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Erica Techo

The Eggs and Issues breakfast was co-sponsored by the Greater Shelby, South Shelby, Homewood, Mountain Brook and Montevallo chambers of commerce. more

Jul 31, 2017 5:53 PM Businesses

The Voter Guide includes candidate bios, campaign contributor lists, voter information for Jefferson and Shelby counties and information about polling places, voter ID and campaign finances. more

Jul 31, 2017 3:56 PM News

Sci fi costume winners

Photos by Jon Anderson

Two characters from the Overwatch video game and a character taken from "Brave" and "Braveheart" prevailed. more

Jul 30, 2017 12:41 AM People/Places

Dad Brigade 2017-3

Photo by Jon Anderson

This year's back-to-school cleanup effort was expanded to include Hoover's two high schools, meaning volunteers were sprucing up all 16 campuses that are part of Hoover City Schools. more

Jul 29, 2017 8:55 AM Hoover Schools

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Photos by Erica Techo

The training focused on recognizing the symptoms of mental illness, understanding developmental disabilities and how to interact with individuals with mental illness. more

Jul 28, 2017 7:52 PM News

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Alyx Chandler

Iron City Chef 2017, which took place Saturday, July 22, from 6-9 p.m., featured special dishes by four local chefs. The night ended with a cook-off between the two top-voted chefs, with three judges then deciding who was crowned Iron City Chef. more

Aug 1, 2017 8:49 PM People/Places

Stadium Trace cyclist

Photo by Jon Anderson

The city of Hoover held a public involvement meeting at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium Thursday night and will continue taking comments until Aug. 15. more

Jul 27, 2017 9:55 PM News

John Anderson

Photo from Hoover Public Library website

"It's a celebration of science fiction, fantasy and geeky pop culture," said Krysten Griffin, chairwoman of the festival. "It's like a big party." more

Jul 27, 2017 9:40 PM News

The superintendents addressed questions on topics ranging from teaching students soft skills and career readiness skills to partnering with local businesses to general updates on their respective school systems. more

Jul 26, 2017 11:02 PM Schools

Motorists can expect delays and are asked to consider using alternate routes. more

Jul 26, 2017 10:22 PM News

Altadena Woods walkers

Photo by Jon Anderson

The first of two public input meetings this week regarding the city's bicycle and pedestrian plan was held at Heatherwood Hills Country Club. more

Jul 25, 2017 10:00 PM News

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Photo by Jon Anderson

The award is given annually to a role model who promotes the ideals of freedom and supports the government and U.S. military. more

Jul 20, 2017 8:28 PM News

Every Thursday from 3-7 p.m. near Pottery Barn, the Urban Cookhouse Farmers Market brings out farmers, bakers and craft vendors to encourage local community shoppers to take a break and check out the farmers market. more

Jul 20, 2017 6:47 PM People/Places

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Photo by Jon Anderson

Two meetings are scheduled for July 25 and July 27. more

Jul 19, 2017 6:25 PM News

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Photo courtesy of Tammy Wolfe, Chelsea Fire & Rescue

Lt. Ben Hostetter had a heart attack while on scene at a fire. more

Jul 19, 2017 7:12 PM News

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Erica Techo

A roads database and renovation plans for the city's new library were also discussed. more

Jul 19, 2017 1:39 AM News

SPHS 7x7

Sarah Finnegan

Hoover and Spain Park both competed this week at the USA Football 7 on 7 National Championship Series, held Thursday to Saturday at the Hoover Met. The Bucs advanced to the final. more

Jul 15, 2017 11:33 PM Sports

Hoover Library Theatre 17-18 season

Photos provided by Hoover Library Theatre

"I think we have a wide mix of just about everything that will appeal to everybody," Fine Arts Director Matina Johnson said. more

Jul 12, 2017 4:54 AM People/Places

Hoover school board 7-11-17

Photo by Jon Anderson

Hoover is offering $4.25 million for the 41-acre campus. more

Jul 11, 2017 11:37 PM Hoover Schools

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Erica Techo

The restaurant is located at 101 Resource Center Parkway and will hold a launch day July 14 at 11 a.m. more

Jul 11, 2017 11:19 PM Businesses

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Alyx Chandler

On Saturday, July 8, a total of 15 vendors braved the heat to sell fresh foods, handcrafted items and a few different styles of jewelry to their weekly Mt. Laurel Farmers Market. more

Jul 10, 2017 9:27 PM People/Places

280 Living earned a number of awards last weekend at the annual Alabama Press Association Better Newspaper Contest. In all, Starnes Publishing tallied 55 awards across all seven of its papers. more

Jul 10, 2017 7:29 PM News

Edward Lawler Taylor

Photo courtesy of Shelby County Jail

Surveillance photos released to the public helped identify a suspect. more

Jul 10, 2017 12:48 PM News

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Erica Techo

Phoebe Robinson, regent of the David Lindsay Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, spoke during the public comment portion of the July 10 Shelby County Commission meeting. more

Jul 10, 2017 5:06 PM Schools

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Hoover Police Department.

The CVS Pharmacy at Inverness Plaza was robbed Monday around 1:25 p.m., according to a release from the Hoover Police Department. more

Jul 5, 2017 10:44 PM News

Freedom Fest 2017

Sarah Finnegan

The 20-minute fireworks show also seemed to be a crowd pleaser. more

Jul 5, 2017 4:23 PM News

Hoover Public Safety Center

Photo from Hoover Police Department

Garbage and recycling pickup also is being delayed. more

Jul 3, 2017 5:05 PM News

0613 Fireworks Hoover

Photo courtesy Pyro Shows.

The Big Kaboom/ Chelsea Fest will take place on Saturday, July 1 from 4-11 p.m. more

Jul 1, 2017 3:17 PM News

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Photo by Sarah Finnegan

"People tell me I know where all the bodies are buried. I kind of do," Denise Roberson said. more

Jun 30, 2017 10:26 PM People/Places

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Erica Techo

The tournament will take place in May and June of 2018 and is open to professional and amateur golfers. more

Jun 28, 2017 8:18 PM Businesses

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Erica Techo

Owner Mike Craft said he hopes to have the new building up and running by September or October. more

Jun 27, 2017 10:36 PM Businesses

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Erica Techo

The county commission discussed a director position for 58 Inc. as well as a potential merger of Shelby Iron Works and the Shelby County Historical Society. more

Jun 27, 2017 1:32 AM News

The Drug Enforcement Task Force is partnering with the Alabaster Police Department, Pelham Police Department, Shelby County Sheriff's Office and Compact 2020 for the town hall. more

Jun 26, 2017 7:40 PM News

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Photo courtesy of Bruce Guthrie

Kinsey now will compete in the 2018 Miss America Competition in Atlantic City in September of this year. more

Jun 24, 2017 9:06 AM People/Places

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Erica Techo

Rising sixth graders attended the week-long camp at Oak Mountain Intermediate School. more

Jun 23, 2017 6:18 PM Oak Mountain Schools

Matthew Alan Huggins

Photo courtesy of Hoover Police Department

However, the cause of his death remains a mystery. more

Jun 22, 2017 10:45 AM News

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Erica Techo

The municipal court judge, clerk and magistrate were sworn in during the June 20 Chelsea City Council meeting. more

Jun 21, 2017 1:17 AM News

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Photo by Jon Anderson

After meeting with school and city officials and holding town hall meetings with the public, he hopes to report back to the council in December and have recommendations for action by January. more

Jun 19, 2017 10:18 PM News

Hoover Public Safety Center

Photo by Jon Anderson

The man was found unresponsive in his jail cell alone at 6:56 p.m. more

Jun 19, 2017 8:05 PM News

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Erica Techo

The Shelby County Planning Commission voted to continue two cases and approved a third request at its June 19 meeting. more

Jun 20, 2017 1:26 AM News

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Sydney Cromwell

QuiltFest continues Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Oak Mountain Middle School. more

Jun 16, 2017 9:22 PM People/Places

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Erica Techo

Chief assistant DA and Compact 2020 director Alan Miller spoke at the June 15 Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon. more

Jun 15, 2017 9:57 PM Businesses

Congressman Gary Palmer

Deloye Burrell/Vestavia Hills Chamber of Commerce

At least five people were hospitalized, according to national reports, and others injured. more

Jun 14, 2017 8:56 PM News

Oak Mountain Soccer State Championship 2017

Sarah Finnegan

Kennedy Davis, a recent graduate of Oak Mountain High School, was named the 2017 Gatorade Alabama Boys Soccer Player of the Year on Monday. more

Jun 12, 2017 7:38 PM Sports

Spain Park Softball

Kyle Parmley

Several local high school baseball and softball players were recognized by the Alabama Sports Writers Association on the all-state team. more

Jun 12, 2017 9:58 PM Sports

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Photo courtesy of Scott Dawson

Dawson and his wife, Tarra, have lived in Hoover for 20 years. more

Jun 7, 2017 1:35 AM People/Places

Chelsea City Hall

File photo

The council also considered a rezoning request and two resolutions. more

Jun 7, 2017 12:43 AM News

Tori Skrobis donated $325 to King's Home in May. more

Jun 6, 2017 7:31 PM People/Places

Oak Mountain Soccer State Championship 2017

Sarah Finnegan

Oak Mountain High School head boys soccer coach Dan DeMasters will hold his Dynamic Development camp June 26-30 at OMHS. more

Jun 6, 2017 12:07 PM Sports

Hoover police

Photo by Jon Anderson

Her vehicle left Hugh Daniel Drive and struck a tree about 1:50 p.m., police said. more

Jun 5, 2017 4:34 PM News

Briarwood Girls Soccer State Championship 2017

Sarah Finnegan

High school boys and girls soccer players earned spots on the all-state and metro teams. more

Jun 5, 2017 4:18 PM Sports

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Erica Techo

Made South, which hosts events that include Southern artists, chefs and businesses, was held in Hoover on June 2 and 3. more

Jun 5, 2017 10:11 PM Businesses

Free Friday Flicks 2017-11

Photo by Jon Anderson

About 400 people showed up for the first show in the summer outdoor movie series, the animated feature "Sing." more

Jun 2, 2017 11:59 PM News

Starnes Publishing assistant sports editor and community reporter Sam Chandler completed a fellowship at The Washington Post after his graduation from Samford. more

Jun 2, 2017 7:22 PM People/Places

Blind Boys of Alabama

Photo courtesy of Blind Boys of Alabama

The Fourth of July celebration also includes a fireworks show, car show, the ZOOperstars inflatable dancing characters and activities for children. more

Jun 2, 2017 2:54 PM News

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Erica Techo

Taziki's owner Keith Richards spoke to the South Shelby Chamber of Commerce during its June 1 luncheon. more

Jun 1, 2017 9:07 PM Businesses

The deadline to submit is Aug. 4. more

Jun 1, 2017 8:23 PM People/Places

Please take a moment to engage with 280 Living and fill out our survey about snakes in the area. Keep an eye out for an upcoming article about dealing with snakes in Birmingham. more

Jun 1, 2017 7:29 PM People/Places

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