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Bob Cahoon 7-18-19 (1)

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Cahoon served in both World War II and the Korean War. Read more

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Public hearing on sales tax proposal

Leah Ingram Eagle

The public hearing took place following the city council meeting, allowing people the opportunity to voice their opinions on the proposed one cent sales tax Read more

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Finley Center June 2019

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Eight months into fiscal 2019, the complex has had an estimated $31 million economic impact, the manager says. Read more

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Superintendent Kathy Murphy held off again on a recommendation for a policy against disruptive speech. Read more

Hoover Schools

Families of 386 children were interested, but only 90 students could be accepted for five new pre-K classes. Read more

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Residents will have a chance for their voices to be heard, for or against this proposal, at the upcoming city council meeting on July 16, at 6 p.m. at City Hall. Read more

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Shelby Chamber Small Business Award Winners

Leah Ingram Eagle

The five winners for Shelby Chamber Business of the Year spoke at the Chamber's Connection Luncheon on July 11. Read more

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Tattersall Park proposed master plan July 2019

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Greystone residents strongly objected to the proposal. Read more

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Future land use plan July 2019

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Mayor Frank Brocato said the document will serve as a roadmap in making decisions over the next 20 to 25 years. Read more

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The commission approved several resolutions during a brief meeting on July 8. Read more

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The Magic City Theatre On Ice skating team defended their 2018 National title in the open division and won silver in the intermediate division during the National Theatre on Ice Competition at the end of June. Read more

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If approved, the proposed one cent sales tax increase could generate $1.5 million per year for Chelsea schools. Read more

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Hoover City Council 7-1-19

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The grocery store is planned to be built at the intersection of South Shades Crest Road and Morgan Road in southwest Hoover. Read more

Businesses

Planning commissioners wanted a better summary and new plans for undeveloped areas. Read more

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Scroggins was named Alex Dudchock's successor upon his retirement in March 2020. Read more

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Asbury BBQ Chili Cookoff

Leah Ingram Eagle

Members and guests enjoyed barbecue and chili at Saturday night's fundraising event. Read more

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Mary Helmer 6-20-19

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Hoover's economic developer, Greg Knighton, said a partnership with Main Street Alabama would be worth considering. Read more

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At Tuesday's meeting, the city council voted to award Alabama Asphalt & Construction an annual paving contract for the city's roads. Read more

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Residents have complained about having a constant stream of strangers coming to and going from homes in their neighborhoods. Read more

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Free Friday Flicks 2019 (5)

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Skies were clear Friday night as moviegoers watched "The Little Mermaid." Read more

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Briarwood Christian School

Sarah Finnegan

The text of HB 309 allows the president or chief executive of each campus to employ police officers to “keep off intruders and prevent trespass upon, and damage to, the property of the school or academy.” Read more

Private Schools

Melody Whitten discussed the progress of 58 Inc. at Thursday's luncheon. Read more

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Students are becoming too disconnected from instruction, Superintendent Kathy Murphy said. Read more

Hoover Schools

Kathy Murphy 6-4-19

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The meeting likely will be in early July, Superintendent Kathy Murphy said. Read more

Hoover Schools

Chelsea City Council June 4

Leah Ingram Eagle

The building features a men’s and women’s restroom on the front, and a 25-person storm shelter on the back. Read more

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IberiaBank June 2019

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The bank's renovation of a 130,000-square-foot building in International Park is taking longer than anticipated. Read more

Businesses

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But the council held off a decision to extend a fiber-optic line along Valleydale Road from U.S. 31 to almost U.S. 280. Read more

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More than 775 people had taken the Hoover Sun and 280 Living poll as of 3:30 p.m. June 3. Read more

Hoover Schools

County Manager Alex Dudchock

Leah Ingram Eagle

At Tuesday night’s Shelby County Commission meeting, Shelby County CFO Cheryl Naugher presented her 6-month financial review. Read more

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Mary Helmer

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Helmer is scheduled to speak at the chamber luncheon at the Hoover Country Club on June 20. Read more

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Richard Stephens' family

Leah Ingram Eagle

The city council proclaimed April 18, 2019 to be Richard Stephens Day. Read more

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Small business award winners

Leah Ingram Eagle

Of the 33 nominees for small business of the year, five took home the award at Wednesday's event. Read more

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Leah Ingram Eagle

Chelsea Park Elementary hosted a Happy Birthday Alabama celebration in their garden which was constructed by their Bicentennial grant. Read more

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Terminal Station exhibit at Vulcan Museum

Visitors can see images and items from the former Great Temple of Travel from now through the end of the year. Read more

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The Hornets finished the season 26-15 and graduated five seniors in Turner Griffin, Jacob Tinnell, Forehand, Peacock and Horton. Read more

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School officials are proposing a change to the code of conduct that allows school discipline for racist and sexist conduct or language, whether it occurs on campus, at home or online. Read more

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The Briarwood Christian baseball team lost to Springville in the Class 5A state championship series in Montgomery. Read more

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Kathy Murphy 5-9-19

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However, a proposed change would allow school officials to administer discipline when racist, sexist or other disparaging off-campus remarks substantially impact the school environment. Read more

Hoover Schools

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The scholarship recipients were Taylor Edwards, Maggie Ethridge and Mary White of Hoover High School and Josh Stanton of Spain Park High School. Read more

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A proposed change in the code of conduct would make it a class 3 (most serious) offense to engage in racist or sexist conduct or language, whether on or off campus. Read more

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Shelby County Commission May 13

Leah Ingram Eagle

The Shelby County Commission and SWWC have agreed to cease their efforts to adopt a local constitutional amendment during the 2019 Regular Session. Read more

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Chelsea vs Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa

Layton Dudley

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

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State Soccer Finals

Kyle Parmley

The Chelsea girls soccer team fell to Homewood in the Class 6A girls soccer state championship game on Saturday morning. Read more

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The Briarwood Christian School boys soccer team blanked Springville 5-0 in Friday's Class 4A-5A state final. Read more

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Playing in honor of former coach Ken Headley, the Westminster School at Oak Mountain girls soccer team captured its first state title on Friday night in Huntsville. Read more

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The club also gave out 2019 academic and citizenship awards to six Hoover middle school students. Read more

Hoover Schools

Chelsea Middle School baseball team

Leah Ingram Eagle

Local accomplishments honored at Tuesday's meeting Read more

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Words matter, perspective is big and forgiveness is essential, Lehman told 600 or so people at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham — The Wynfrey Hotel. Read more

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Shelby County and Hoover are partnering to add a traffic signal and turn lanes at the intersection at an estimated cost of $600,000. Read more

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Arnold Mooney

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He is the fourth Republican to announce his candidacy for Jones' Senate seat. Read more

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Kyle Parmley

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

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Local high school track and field teams competed Thursday to Saturday at the state meet in Gulf Shores. Read more

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Carletta Singleton

Leah Ingram Eagle

Carletta Singleton from the U.S. Census Regional Bureau Office in Atlanta gave a presentation entitled “Everyone Counts.” Read more

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Explore Playground 5-1-19 (36)

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The 15,000-square-foot playground includes features to accommodate a variety of disabilities. A 7,000-square-foot splash pad is set to open May 15. Read more

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