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Kamp Fender

The Chelsea girls basketball team fell to Carver-Montgomery in the Class 6A Southeast Regional semifinals on Friday. Read more

Chelsea

Hoover school board 2-4-19 (1)

Photo by Jon Anderson

The school board chose not to borrow an additional $12 million for upcoming classroom additions and instead use money already in the bank. Read more

Hoover Schools

The new debt would be combined with a much larger refinancing of debt. Read more

Hoover Schools

Dick's Golf Galaxy

Photo courtesy of Paul Gores/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Construction on the Dick's Sporting Goods and Golf Galaxy should begin this summer, and a grand opening is set for the first quarter of 2020. Read more

Businesses

The population count will take place from January to April 2020 and delivered by Dec. 31, 2020. Counts will be released for redistricting by April 1, 2021. Read more

News

Oak Mountain Girls Soccer

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The Briarwood, Chelsea and Oak Mountain girls and boys varsity soccer teams begin their 2019 seasons this week. Read more

Sports

Oak Mountain vs. Chelsea Basketball

Kyle Parmley

The local sports teams were in action last week. Read more

Sports

Alice in Wonderland

Images from Birmingham Children's Theatre

The theater plans to put on four shows at the mall as part of the Magic City Theatre Festival. Read more

People/Places

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Photo from Hoover City Schools

Students from Hoover's five middle and high schools are scheduled to perform at Spain Park High School. Read more

Hoover Schools

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Photo from Hoover Police Department video

Police officers now will be paid overtime for any time worked over 40 hours, instead of 43 hours. Read more

News

Oak Mountain Track and Field

Photo by Sam Chandler

Oak Mountain High School senior Trey Allen is going to the University of Louisville on a full scholarship for track and field. Read more

Sports

Oak Mountain Track and Field

Photo by Sam Chandler

The local high school sports teams were in action last week. Read more

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Academy Sports Lee Branch 1-31-19

Photo by Jon Anderson

The 71,000-square-foot store is scheduled to close at the end of March. Read more

Businesses

Hoover police 2-1-19

Photo by Jon Anderson

There was a significant decrease in drug crimes and weapons law offenses. Read more

News

Stephen Craft, dean of the University of Montevallo's Stephens College of Business, presented findings for the fourth annual Shelby County Business Outlook Survey. Read more

Businesses

Hoover Public Library sign

Photo by Jon Anderson

This includes the Hoover City Hall, Hoover Public Library, Hoover Recreation Center, Hoover Senior Center, Hoover Metropolitan Complex, Aldridge Gardens and non-emergency portions of the Hoover Public Safety Center. Read more

Weather

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Graphic from National Weather Service

The National Weather Service is predicting 2 to 3 inches of snow in central Alabama between midnight and noon Tuesday. Read more

Weather

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Kamp Fender

The local high school sports teams were in action last week. Read more

Sports

Ivey's body was laid to rest at Southern Heritage Cemetery in Pelham. Read more

People/Places

I-59/20 Bridge

Sarah Finnegan

The Interstate 59/20 bridge near Birmingham’s Uptown area is going to be closed for about a year as the Alabama Department of Transportation works to construct a new bridge with more capacity. Read more

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Ivey died Monday, Jan. 21, at his home in Chilton County. Read more

People/Places

Gary Ivey

Photo by Jon Anderson

Ivey served as Hoover's mayor from September 2011 to November 2016. Read more

News

On Jan. 18, the city issued a press release announcing their plans to put the 10-year sewer system agreement to a vote at the council meeting. Read more

News

Melanie Posey Scott West

Posey photo by Jon Anderson; West photo courtesy of Hoover Fire Department

Melanie Posey comes to the city of Hoover from the WBRC Fox 6 TV station, while Scott West has been with the Hoover Fire Department since 2003. Read more

People/Places

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Kamp Fender

The local high school sports teams were in action last week. Read more

Sports

Chelsea Council votes to purchase sewer system

Sydney Cromwell

Chelsea issued a press release with details of its proposed agreement with Southwest Water Company on Friday, Jan. 18. Read more

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Photo by Jon Anderson.

"When we listen to each other, our differences will be leveraged to make us stronger," the mayor told the Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce. Read more

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Briarwood Football

Photo by Kamp Fender

Briarwood's Mark Hand is among the many local players honored on the inaugural Starnes Publishing All-South Metro football team. Read more

Sports

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Kamp Fender

The local sports teams were in action last week. Read more

Sports

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Jasmyne Ray

County Manager Alex Dudchock took a moment to acknowledge Winston Estes, who has worked as the county’s IT director for 30 years, as he prepares to retire. Read more

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Jasmyne Ray

AAI president and chief executive officer, Jim Page, broke down a number of facts about not just the state of Shelby County’s infrastructure, but the state of Alabama’s infrastructure as a whole. Read more

News

Berry Middle School addition proposal

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The 18-classroom addition still requires approval from the Hoover school board. Read more

Hoover Schools

Hoover strategic development 10-4-18

Image courtesy of city of Hoover

The plan was unveiled in October and is nearing time for adoption. Read more

News

Hoover council 1-7-19

Photo by Jon Anderson

Hoover school officials are seeking to raise the city's property taxes by 2.4 mills to benefit the school system. Read more

News

Briarwood Basketball

Kyle Parmley

Area high school sports teams were in action over the holiday break. Read more

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The award is given each year to one Hoover City Schools employee and one senior at each of the two public high schools in Hoover. Read more

Hoover Schools

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Photo by Kamp Fender.

Matthew Forester was announced as the new Briarwood Christian School football coach. Read more

Briarwood

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Photo by Kamp Fender

Attorney and author Liz Huntley said the love and nurturing she received in preschool turned her life around after starting in a dysfunctional family. Read more

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Jasmyne Ray

With all council members present, the Chelsea City Council acknowledged, voted on and carried two annexation ordinances at the Dec. 18 meeting. Read more

News

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Kamp Fender

Area high school basketball teams have been in action recently. Read more

Sports

Chelsea Christmas Parade

Sam Chandler

The event featured more than 80 floats representing local business, churches, schools and civic groups. Read more

People/Places

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Anne Dawson

The race was delayed a few minutes because of the combination of the long line for packet pick-up and the weather. Read more

People/Places

Chelsea Volleyball

Kyle Parmley

Chelsea, Oak Mountain and Briarwood each had players named to the inaugural Starnes Publishing All-South Metro Volleyball Team. Read more

Sports

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Sydney Cromwell

The wildlife center held an official ribbon cutting for its new mew and introduced its newest resident on Dec. 15. Read more

People/Places

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Photo by Jon Anderson

Darroch serves as the technology coach for Bluff Park, Deer Valley and Greystone elementary schools. Read more

Hoover Schools

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Jasmyne Ray

At the Dec. 10 meeting, the Shelby County Commission approved a Recreational Trails Program (RTP) Grant application that will assist in providing recreational trails in the Shelby County Cahaba River Park and Forever Wild Land Trust. Read more

News

Oak Mountain vs. Homewood Girls Basketball

Kyle Parmley

Local high school sports teams were in action last week. Read more

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Jasmyne Ray

At its last luncheon of the year, the South Shelby Chamber of Commerce presented their annual Diamond Awards Dec. 6. The awards recognize various businesses, nonprofits and individuals that have made a significant impact on their community. Read more

News

Briarwood Football

Photo by James Nicholas

The local high school sports teams were in action last week. Read more

Sports

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