Jeff State culinary 2-16-18

Jon Anderson

The campus started with about 1,000 students the first year in 1993 and now serves nearly 5,000 students, Jeff State Interim President Keith Brown said. more

Feb 16, 2018 2:40 PM News

SPHS Girls Basketball VS Grissom Regionals

Sarah Finnegan

The Spain Park High School girls basketball team defeated Grissom in the Class 7A Northeast Regionals semifinals on Thursday. more

Feb 15, 2018 11:21 PM Spain Park

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Photos by Jon Anderson

Top police officer, firefighters helped rescue a man who was about to jump from a bridge onto Interstate 459 in an effort to kill himself. more

Feb 15, 2018 11:17 PM News

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Photo courtesy of Amy Tosney

Former board member Stephen Presley told the Hoover school board Tuesday night that it's past time Hoover has a sufficient place for students to perform. more

Feb 14, 2018 4:23 AM Schools

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Erica Techo

Commissioner Robbie Hayes thanked volunteers who helped in a Sunday morning search for a missing woman. more

Feb 12, 2018 5:38 PM News

Briarwood Boys Basketball VS Gardendale 2018

Sarah Finnegan

Briarwood and Spain Park's basketball seasons continued, while Chelsea and Oak Mountain saw theirs come to a close. more

Feb 12, 2018 5:31 PM Sports

Spain Park show choir Jan 2018

Photo courtesy of Jim Schaeffer

The event will include show choirs from each Hoover intermediate, middle and high school and performances from a cappella choirs and a barbershop quartet. more

Feb 8, 2018 6:57 PM Hoover Schools

Preston Barker Moore

Photo courtesy of Hoover Police Department

The Shelby County District Attorney's Office charged the 16-year-old boy as an adult with two counts of first-degree felony assault. more

Feb 8, 2018 6:33 PM News

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Photo by Jon Anderson

About 45 people showed up for the last of three initial public input meetings for the city's comprehensive plan. more

Feb 6, 2018 11:43 PM News

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Erica Techo

The council also considered a rezoning and multiple purchases. more

Feb 7, 2018 2:32 AM News

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Paula McLain photo courtesy of Nina Subin; Stephanie Powell Watts photo courtesy of Bob Watts; other photos courtesy of the authors or Hoover Public Library

The authors conference expanded to two venues in 2013. more

Feb 6, 2018 10:39 PM People/Places

Handley serves as the director of community and career development for the Greater Shelby Chamber of Commerce. more

Feb 6, 2018 7:24 PM Businesses

OMHS vs Chelsea Girls Basketball 2017

Sarah Finnegan

Area high school basketball teams finished up the regular season last week and now prepare for the postseason. more

Feb 6, 2018 12:26 PM Sports

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Shelby County

This was the first planning commission of 2018, after a Jan. 16 meeting was cancelled due to inclement weather. more

Feb 6, 2018 1:50 AM News

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Photo by Jon Anderson

The driver, Mark Pierce, had been employed with Hoover City Schools since September. more

Feb 2, 2018 9:42 PM Schools

Hoover school bus driver DUI

Pierce photo courtesy of Jefferson County Sheriff's Office; bus photo by Jon Anderson

"Thank God no children were on the bus at the time of the crash," Superintendent Kathy Murphy said. more

Feb 1, 2018 7:28 PM Hoover Schools

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Erica Techo

The South Shelby Chamber of Commerce also heard from Jeremy Arthur, the executive director of the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama. more

Feb 1, 2018 11:01 PM Businesses

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Photo by Jon Anderson

No children were on the bus when the driver wrecked it just off Interstate 459, school system spokesman Jason Gaston said. more

Feb 1, 2018 1:22 AM News

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Photos courtesy of Jason Gaston/Hoover City Schools

The award is given annually for teachers who go beyond the call of duty to serve students. more

Jan 31, 2018 10:54 PM Schools

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Erica Techo

At the chamber's 37th annual meeting, they heard a 2017 review and results of the 2018 business outlook survey. more

Jan 31, 2018 8:57 PM Businesses

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Photo by Jon Anderson

About 100 people showed up for the second of three public input meetings for the city's comprehensive plan. more

Jan 30, 2018 11:44 PM News


Alyx Chandler

Despite the rainy weather on the morning of Saturday, Jan. 27, plenty of cross-country runners, Birmingham athletes and Young Life supporters came out for the Frostbite 5K at Veterans Park. more

Jan 30, 2018 10:18 PM People/Places

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Photo courtesy of Robin Schultz/Bluff Park Drone

Superintendent Kathy Murphy announced the one-year delay in her state-of-the-school-system address. more

Jan 29, 2018 5:40 PM Schools

Briarwood Boys Basketball VS Gardendale 2018

Sarah Finnegan

Chelsea, Oak Mountain and Spain Park's high school basketball teams concluded area play last week. more

Jan 29, 2018 3:11 PM Sports

Comp plan mtg Greystone

Photo by Jon Anderson

About 20 people showed up at Greystone Elementary School for the first of three public input meetings for the city's comprehensive plan. more

Jan 25, 2018 10:42 AM News

2018 Hoover City Leaders Breakfast

Photo courtesy of Jason Gaston/Hoover City Schools

The officials were at the 2018 Hoover City Leaders Breakfast, and the police and fire departments honored student contest winners. more

Jan 25, 2018 5:12 PM News

The deadline to apply for the scholarship, which is open to Chelsea High School seniors, is March 1. more

Jan 25, 2018 4:15 PM Chelsea Schools

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Courtesy of Chelsea

During the pre-council meeting, the council discussed potential ordinances regarding abandoned cars and door-to-door sales. more

Jan 24, 2018 2:43 AM News 1 Comments

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Photo courtesy of Nicole Stansell

However, the two instructional days lost Jan. 16-17 due to icy roads likely won't have to be made up, Superintendent Kathy Murphy said. more

Jan 23, 2018 1:01 PM Hoover Schools

Greystone YMCA Aug 2017

Photo by Jon Anderson

School officials say the YMCA offers a superior program, but it also may cost more. more

Jan 23, 2018 10:04 AM Hoover Schools 1 Comments


Sarah Finnegan

Last week, the Chelsea, Briarwood, Oak Mountain and Spain Park basketball teams had to work around the winter weather to get their games played. more

Jan 22, 2018 3:58 PM Sports

The assessment is part of the process to receive certification as an Alabama Community of Excellence. more

Jan 19, 2018 8:07 PM News

Hoover Met Complex South Access Road

Map courtesy of city of Hoover

C.S. Beatty Construction beat out two other bidders for the road project. more

Jan 19, 2018 9:47 AM News

Santek Waste Services truck

Photo courtesy of Santek Waste Services of Alabama

Santek acknowledges an uptick in complaints in the last couple of months and is working to address issues, a manager said. more

Jan 19, 2018 9:42 AM News

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Photos by Sarah Finnegan

Also, Council President John Greene today installed the chamber's 2018 officers. more

Jan 18, 2018 10:59 PM Businesses

After three closures due to winter weather, Shelby County Schools will be open on Friday, Jan. 19. more

Jan 18, 2018 9:28 PM Schools

Hard freeze warning 1-17-18 3-44am

Image courtesy of National Weather Service

Temperatures are expected to dip into the teens Wednesday night and stay below freezing Thursday morning. more

Jan 17, 2018 5:14 PM Schools

NWS winter advisory 1-16-17 6-14pm

Image courtesy of National Weather Service

The National Weather Service warned that snow melting on roads and refreezing could create hazardous travel conditions Wednesday. more

Jan 16, 2018 8:00 PM Weather

Chelsea City Hall

File photo

The Chelsea City Council meeting originally scheduled for Jan. 16 will now be held Jan. 23. more

Jan 16, 2018 2:23 PM News

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Photo by Jon Anderson

Three meetings are scheduled in late January and early February. more

Jan 15, 2018 10:45 PM News

National Weather Service 1-15-18 2-17pm

Image courtesy of National Weather Service

After-school and evening activities related to schools also are canceled Tuesday. more

Jan 15, 2018 4:27 PM Weather

OMHS vs Chelsea Boys Basketball 2017

Sarah Finnegan

Local high school basketball teams started area play last week with mixed results. more

Jan 15, 2018 4:58 PM Sports

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Lexi Coon.

Typically, about 50 people plunge, but if everyone who registered this year participated, over 100 individuals jumped in the water. more

Jan 14, 2018 3:55 PM People/Places

The first meeting of the group is scheduled for Jan. 25 at the Hoover Public Library. more

Jan 9, 2018 3:11 PM News

The county was established on Feb. 7, 1818. more

Jan 8, 2018 6:06 PM News

OMHS vs Chelsea Boys Basketball 2017

Sarah Finnegan

Holiday tournaments have concluded for local high school basketball teams, with area play starting up this week. more

Jan 8, 2018 4:43 PM Sports


Image courtesy of Pixabay

There are a few rules to keep in mind before placing an item on the curb for bulk trash pick-up. more

Jan 3, 2018 8:41 PM News

Chelsea City Hall

File photo

The agenda at the Chelsea City Council's first meeting of 2018 also included a rezoning request and annexation. more

Jan 3, 2018 1:45 AM News

Birmingham AL Architectural Photography

Courtesy of Mt Laurel

The money is set to go toward new programs at the Mt Laurel Public Library. more

Dec 29, 2017 3:37 PM People/Places

Municipal Drive land purchase 12-28-17

Map courtesy of city of Hoover

The city plans to build a police training facility on the property, which is between Hoover Fire Station No. 4 and the Extra Space Storage facility. more

Dec 28, 2017 4:00 PM News

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Photo courtesy of Emily Hand

The 18-year-old's life was cut short when he was shot to death at the Elevation Hoover apartment complex. more

Dec 28, 2017 1:42 AM News

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Erica Techo

The commission also discussed a recent meeting with legislators and an upcoming retirement. more

Dec 28, 2017 1:16 AM News

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Photo by Jon Anderson

The 1.22 acres is along Municipal Drive between a half-acre the city already owns next to Hoover Fire Station No. 4 and the Extra Space Storage facility. more

Dec 27, 2017 6:33 PM News

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(Photo by Hoover Police Department)

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Hoover police department. more

Dec 21, 2017 5:39 PM News

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Erica Techo

Several shoppers stood outdoors in the rain at the new ALDI on U.S. 280 ahead of its grand opening. more

Dec 20, 2017 6:44 PM Businesses 1 Comments

The council agenda also included a resolution accepting a street under the city's care. more

Dec 20, 2017 1:34 AM News 1 Comments

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Jon Anderson.

The rate increased from $6 to $8.50 per $1,000 worth of construction, in addition to the base fee of $1,500 per house that goes to the school board. more

Dec 19, 2017 4:14 AM News 1 Comments

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Erica Techo

The Chelsea Municipal Court was first established on April 4. more

Dec 19, 2017 2:19 AM News 1 Comments

OMHS vs Chelsea Girls Basketball 2017

Sarah Finnegan

The Briarwood boys, Oak Mountain girls and Spain Park girls are a few high school basketball teams playing well early in the season. more

Dec 18, 2017 2:43 PM Sports

Carol McLaughlin Lincoln Clark

Photo by Jon Anderson

The winners were Carol McLaughlin, a second-grade teacher at Greystone and Lincoln Clark, a science teacher at Berry. more

Dec 14, 2017 10:33 PM Hoover Schools

Hoover City Schools Rezoning

Jon Anderson

A federal judge in Birmingham today approved a long-anticipated plan to redraw attendance zones for Hoover City Schools, to remedy what the judge has said were unfair zoning practices in the past and to help the school system deal with growth. more

Dec 15, 2017 1:32 AM Schools

Hoover City Schools flag

Photo by Jon Anderson

It's a dramatic turnaround from many years of deficit spending and the $1.9 million deficit that was projected when the 2017 budget originally was passed in September 2016. more

Dec 12, 2017 9:58 PM Hoover Schools


Courtesy of Shelby County Sheriff's Office Facebook

The Sheriff's Office's helicopter will fly over shopping centers and retail stores, according to a post on Facebook. more

Dec 12, 2017 7:05 PM News

The commission also discussed bids and resolutions relating to work around the county. more

Dec 11, 2017 8:07 PM News

OMHS vs Chelsea Boys Basketball 2017

Sarah Finnegan

Despite weekend games being canceled, local high school basketball teams still played last week. more

Dec 11, 2017 5:23 PM Sports

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