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

News

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

News

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

News

Shelby Chamber Connections Lunch

Leah Eagle

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

News

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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

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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

News

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

News

Chelsea Girls Soccer

Sam Chandler

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

, Sports

Chris Grace

Leah Ingram Eagle

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

News

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

News

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File photo

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

News

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

, Sports

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

News

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

News

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

News

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

News

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

News

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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

Sports

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Sarah Finnegan

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

, Sports

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

News

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

News

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

News

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

News

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Kamp Fender

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

, Sports

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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

Staff Photo.

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

, Sports

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

News

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

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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

News

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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

Layout provided by Hoover City Schools

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

, Sports

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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