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Shelby County Commission April 22

Leah Ingram Eagle

Plans for the proposed project were discussed at Tuesday night's meeting. Read more

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JAMES NICHOLAS

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

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Chelsea City Council April 16

Leah Ingram Eagle

The city will purchase 12 acres of land from Honea Properties behind the fire station. Read more

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Hoover back to school 2018 (20)

Photo by Jon Anderson

Council members said Kelley's experience is critical as the district faces issues related to funding and a federal court desegregation case. Read more

Schools

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James "Nick" Nicholas

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

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Denim and Dining 2019 (1)

Photo courtesy of Jacob Lindsey

The 2019 Denim & Dining fundraiser for the Hoover City Schools Foundation likely raised a record amount of money, organizers said. Read more

Hoover Schools

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Photo by Jon Anderson

The 16,000-square-foot facility will be built on Municipal Drive next to Hoover Fire Station No. 4 and include a virtual reality firearms training simulator. Read more

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The Inverness Cove Residential Association is seeking the change to solve a problem of too many people parking on both sides of the street. Read more

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Shelby County Commission April 8

Leah Ingram Eagle

The sewer bill proposes a local constitutional amendment for Shelby County to bring certain privately owned sewer systems under the jurisdiction of the PSC. Read more

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Vickey Bailey

Photo from Chelsea Park Elementary School website

Vickey Bailey is the Elementary Teacher of the Year for District 3 of the state school board. Read more

Chelsea Schools

Hoover vs. Oak Mountain Softball

Kyle Parmley

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

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Fire at the Foothills

Leah Ingram Eagle

The annual barbecue and chili competition was held Saturday at Chelsea City Hall. Read more

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Mt. Laurel Spring Festival

Leah Ingram Eagle

Guests at this years event enjoyed vendors, food trucks, music and a kid's zone. Read more

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Bruce Andrews

Leah Ingram Eagle

Bruce Edwards, executive director of the Shelby County Arts Council, was the featured speaker at Thursday's Shelby Chamber Connections Luncheon. Read more

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Chelsea City Council April 2

Leah Ingram Eagle

A bid was accepted for Douglas Built, LLC to perform construction of the new Chelsea Fire Station 33 at Tuesday night's meeting. Read more

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Sydney Cromwell

The voluntary agreement states that the cities will not give incentives or otherwise try to lure businesses from their neighbors. Read more

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Jeff State welding program land

Map from city of Hoover website

“The Shelby-Hoover campus is the only campus we have that has not been able to offer welding, and it’s time to change that,” Jeff State President Keith Brown said. Read more

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Fido Fest 2019

Layton Dudley

The 4th Annual Fido Fest took place Saturday, March 30 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in The Summit parking lot near Swoozies and Orvis. Read more

People/Places

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Kamp Fender

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

Sports

RJs Landscaping 3-23-19

Photo by Jon Anderson

Homeowners who want grass cut list their address and desired time, and lawn care providers bid on the job. Read more

Businesses

Oak Mountain Soccer

Photo by Sam Chandler

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

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The application deadline has been extended to April 10. Read more

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The chamber honored the top police officers, firefighter, paramedic, detention officer and 911 operator. Read more

People/Places

Tony Picklesimer and Bart Pettus

Leah Eagle

At Coffee with the Mayor on Tuesday, Mayor Tony Picklesimer announced Bart Pettus as the city's new Parks & Recreation director. Read more

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Chelsea City Council March 19

Leah Eagle

At Tuesday night's Chelsea City Council Meeting, Scott Weygand was unanimously voted as the new mayor pro-tempore by his fellow council members. Read more

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Shelby Chamber Connections Lunch

Leah Eagle

Attendees of Wednesday's luncheon heard from Deputy Secretary of Commerce Ed Castile. Read more

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Kamp Fender

Players from Briarwood, Chelsea and Oak Mountain were named to the inaugural Starnes Publishing All-South Metro team. Read more

Sports

pumping gas 3-18-19

Photo by Jon Anderson

The city expects to get about $600,000 a year more and hopes the state and Jefferson and Shelby counties will have more for Hoover projects as well. Read more

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The city of Chelsea is partnering with the Chelsea Business Alliance to implement a "Why Chelsea?" campaign to let people know what Chelsea is all about as a fast-growing city. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Todd Kwarcinski

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

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Monique Lin-Luse 3-14-19

Photo by Jon Anderson

Attorneys for the school system, NAACP and Justice Department shared an action plan Thursday night to meet desegregation goals. Read more

Hoover Schools

The meeting will be Thursday, March 14, at Trace Crossings Elementary School. Read more

Hoover Schools

Riverchase Career Connection Center

Image courtesy of Hoover City Schools

Most of the extra $3.1 million in expenditures is related to converting Riverchase Middle School into the Riverchase Career Connection Center. Read more

Hoover Schools

Alex Dudchock, who has been county manager over 26 years, plans to retire in 2020. Read more

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Chelsea Girls Soccer

Sam Chandler

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

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Chris Grace

Leah Ingram Eagle

Chris Grace was approved for Place 3 on the Chelsea City Council tonight. Read more

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Wendy Dickerson 3-7-19

Photo by Jon Anderson

Wendy Dickerson has worked in the Vestavia Hills city clerk's office for more than 19 years and been deputy clerk for about 15 years. Read more

People/Places

Shelby Chamber Connections Luncheon March 7

Leah Ingram Eagle

Neika Nix of STVHS discussed ways to be healthy at the Shelby Chamber Connections Luncheon on March 7. Read more

News

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Photo by Jon Anderson

Applicants must be Hoover residents and be willing to serve five years. Read more

Hoover Schools

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Photo by Jon Anderson.

The classroom discussions were prompted by a video of Hoover and Spain Park high school students making racist and anti-Semitic comments. Read more

Hoover Schools

After serving on the council for over six years, Ingram vacated his position before an upcoming move out of the city limits. By Leah Ingram Eagle Read more

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The prescribed burns will take place in two locations inside the park: approximately 168 acres near the upper fishing lakes and approximately 130 acres near the campground. Read more

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Hoover Police Explorers March 2019

Photo courtesy of Melanie Posey/City of Hoover

The Hoover Police Explorers had two top 10 finishes among more than 100 teams at a competition in Gatlinburg. Read more

People/Places

Tina Hancock 3-4-19

Photo by Jon Anderson

Hancock is leaving Hoover to become the chief finance officer for Huntsville City Schools. Read more

Hoover Schools

Riverchase Career Connection Center

Image courtesy of Hoover City Schools

School officials say Goodwyn, Mills & Cawood failed to get Riverchase career center renovations started in a timely fashion. Read more

Hoover Schools

Spain Park vs. Oak Mountain Softball

Kyle Parmley

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

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Hearts in Harmony 2019

Photo by Jon Anderson

About 225 people attended the Hearts in Harmony Gala at the Hoover Country Club Saturday night. Read more

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Tom Lehman 2019

Photo courtesy of Lehman Design Group

Lehman has won 32 professional events in his career, including five on the PGA Tour and 12 on the PGA Champions Tour. He won the Regions Tradition twice. Read more

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Each year, a senior is selected from each of Hoover's two high schools, along with an employee of Hoover City Schools. Read more

Hoover Schools

State of Our Communities luncheon 2019

Leah Ingram Eagle

Chamber President Kirk Mancer introduced the program where “all municipalities in Shelby County were invited to share their thoughts on their respective communities.” Read more

Businesses

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Photo by Leah Ingram Eagle.

The evening included awards, a guest speaker and remembrance of former members, with a crowd of Chelsea first responders and deputies along with Montgomery VIPS and Police Sgt. Yulanda Nichols. Read more

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The leak happened at a Birmingham Water Works facility at the intersection of Rocky Ridge Road and U.S. 280. Read more

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Elite Offroad and Performance

Courtesy of Josh Balch

Offroading enthusiasts will soon have a new place to customize Jeeps, trucks and other vehicles, as Elite Offroad and Performance opens this spring. Read more

Businesses

Shelby County Commission

Leah Ingram Eagle

The temporary light already in place has helped ease traffic flow at the intersection. Read more

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Kamp Fender

The Westminster-Oak Mountain girls basketball team came up short in the Class 1A semifinals on Monday morning. Read more

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Sarah Finnegan

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

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Bryan Stevenson 2-22-19

Photo courtesy of Lance Shores/Hoover Public Library

Bryan Stevenson, executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, was the headline speaker for the 2019 Southern Voices Festival at the Hoover Public Library. Read more

People/Places

Hoover police said 36-year-old Jackson Bradley Young beat 73-year-old Arthur Grey Till Jr. to death over the weekend. Read more

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Jason Wilson 2-21-19

Photo by Jon Anderson

It's a story of a man who found his passion and followed it and who wasn't afraid to experience failure on the road to success. Read more

Businesses

Chelsea City Council

Leah Ingram Eagle

The overlay district includes about 933 acres in Chelsea that front either highway or are on frontage roads abutting the highways. Read more

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Caldwell Crossings death 2-18-19 (2)

Photo by Jon Anderson

Authorities say the 73-year-old man died of blunt force trauma. Read more

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Caldwell Crossings death 2-18-19

Photo by Jon Anderson

Police have blocked off a portion of the 3100 block of Crossings Drive with crime scene tape. Read more

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Kamp Fender

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

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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

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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

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