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33 teachers from schools around the county gathered for the yearly program at Oak Mountain High School. Read more

News

Oak Mountain vs Chelsea Boys Basketball Jag Classic

Photo by Erin Nelson Starnes Media

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

Sports

Sheriff's Office employees receive awards from CTEC students.

Leah Ingram Eagle

Students presented three awards to Sheriff's Office personnel for assisting them with career prep. Read more

News

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Photo courtesy of Bayer Properties.

The Chabad of Alabama will host its fifth annual Grand Menorah Lighting at The Summit on Sunday, Dec. 22, at Saks Plaza. Read more

News

Hoover City Tree Lighting

Photo by Erin Nelson Starnes Media

11-year-old Madison Etheridge flipped the switch to light up the 43-foot-tall Christmas tree and lights on the City Hall campus. Read more

News

Tour an open house this weekend from 2-4 p.m. Read more

News

Santek recycling pickup 8-21-19

Photo by Erin Nelson

The garbage hauler has put cameras on all its trucks in Hoover and enacted landfill restrictions on recycling pickup day. Read more

News

Briarwood v. Pleasant Grove

Photo by Erin Nelson Starnes Media

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

Sports

Briarwood Football

Photo by Neal Wagner

Briarwood Christian School hosts Pleasant Grove in the Class 5A semifinals on Friday night. Read more

Briarwood

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Photo by Erin Nelson.

In the second annual All-South Metro team, the local high school volleyball teams received significant representation. Read more

Sports

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Photo courtesy of Andrew Swindle

Caitlyn McTier is a senior at the University of Alabama and will represent Hoover throughout the coming year and in the Miss Alabama 2020 competition. Read more

People/Places

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Photo by Todd Lester

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

Sports

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Photo by Todd Lester

The Briarwood Christian School football team relied on its defense to earn a 7-3 win over Bibb County in Friday's Class 5A quarterfinal at Lions Pride Stadium. Read more

Briarwood

The five-day celebration is scheduled for Feb. 18-22. Tickets go on sale Jan. 7. Read more

People/Places

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Photo courtesy of Kristin Bundren.

The Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching is the highest award given by the U.S. government to kindergarten through 12th-grade teachers of math and science, including computer science. Read more

Hoover Schools

In October, ten teachers from Chelsea and Oak Mountain Schools were named Teacher of the Year for their respective schools after being selected by their peers. Read more

Schools

They say God’s grace comes when you need it and not a moment sooner, and I think this explains how my heart began to thaw when I saw Camille, heard her cry and felt the doctor lay her 6-pound body on my chest. Read more

Kari Kampakis

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Photos by Erin Nelson.

Volleyball season highlights for Briarwood Christian School, Chelsea High School, Oak Mountain High School and Spain Park High School. Read more

Sports

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Photo by Kamp Fender.

Chelsea has nine of its top players from last year back, so there is no reason to believe the Lady Hornets won’t be able to continue their ascension. Read more

Chelsea

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This year, head coach Chris Laatsch expects Spain Park to be able to get over the hump in close-and-late situations. That comes from an unquenching desire to win. Read more

Spain Park

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Head coach coach Mike Chase recognizes there is plenty of work ahead of the Lady Jags if they are to find themselves at the top of the mountain come March. And they will no doubt be challenged in the midst of a “monster schedule.” Read more

Spain Park

During the summer, when high school basketball teams are allowed to play organized games for a period of time, it didn’t take Briarwood Christian School girls basketball coach Lorie Kerley long to recognize what was different. Read more

Briarwood

The Lady Eagles have promising pieces returning this year, but many will be asked to take on bigger roles than they have before. Read more

Oak Mountain

The Highland Lakes Women’s Club will host its fourth annual Holiday Home Tour on Saturday, Dec. 14, from noon-5 p.m. Read more

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The event will take place at Indian Springs Town Hall from 3-7 p.m. and feature a variety of local artists showcasing their talents. Read more

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Photo by Erin Nelson.

The holiday event was created in 2015 to help people through the grieving process of a loss — not just limited to the loss of a loved one, but also the loss of a job, friend, a major life change or for those who are in need of hope. Read more

People/Places

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Photo courtesy of Pam Nichols.

The annual ceremony will take place Dec. 14 at 11 a.m. at the Alabama National Cemetery to honor the nation’s military heroes and their sacrifices for our country. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Roger Day.

The Red Mountain Theatre Company on Dec. 5-6 is putting on a play called “Holiday Memories,” and children’s entertainer Roger Day will perform Christmas-themed shows on Dec. 12-13. Read more

News

The event, held the first Saturday in December, has taken place for over 10 years. This year’s market will be held Saturday, Dec. 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and feature arts and crafts from a variety of local artists. Read more

News

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The 5K run will begin at 9 a.m. on Dec. 21 with the 1-mile fun run beginning at 10 a.m. Awards and prize drawings will follow the fun run around 10:30 a.m. Read more

News

This members-only art show includes artists from the metro area and will feature even more gift items than in the past. All gift items are hand-painted or reproductions of the artists’ own paintings. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Bayer Properties.

The Chabad of Alabama will host its fifth annual Grand Menorah Lighting at The Summit on Sunday, Dec. 22, at Saks Plaza. Read more

News

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Photo courtesy of Alabama Wildlife Center.

The Alabama Wildlife Center will host its annual Holiday Craft and Bake Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at Veterans Park. Read more

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Photo by Leah Ingram Eagle.

The purpose of the newly-formed ministry is to provide fellowship and stimulation to people who are living with memory loss due to dementia or stroke, while also giving their care partners a break. Read more

People/Places

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Photo by Jon Anderson.

"We’re trying to get people back to God, then back to life, then back to work,” Tony Cooper told the Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce. Read more

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Rick Watson.

Sunday was Christmas-tree day at the Watsons’. We were hoping for sunshine. Instead, it was misting rain. The soles of my shoes squished in parking-lot mud, but our spirits lifted when we saw a stand of ice-blue cedars among the Christmas trees. Read more

Rick Watson

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Photo by Leah Ingram Eagle.

The Chelsea Fire and Rescue Department is hosting a Christmas Toy Drive now through Dec. 14. Read more

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Photo by Leah Ingram Eagle.

As a member of the 2020 Leadership Shelby County class, I spent my second class day gaining a perspective of education in Shelby County and heard from students, teachers and visited two local colleges. Read more

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One Hundred Shares luncheon

Photos by Leah Ingram Eagle.

On Oct. 29, One Hundred Shares Birmingham hosted a luncheon at the Inverness Country Club to introduce the program’s first two grant winners. Read more

News

Chelsea Christmas Parade

Photo by Sam Chandler.

The Chelsea Fire and Rescue Department will once again chauffeur Santa around town after the Chelsea Christmas Parade on Dec. 21. Read more

News

Chelsea Christmas Parade

Photo by Sam Chandler.

Always held on the third Saturday in December, this year’s parade will be Dec. 21. Live entertainment will begin in the grandstands at 9 a.m., with the parade starting at 10 a.m. Read more

News

Ken Burchfield

Photo courtesy of Michael Praytor.

In his 30th year in law enforcement, Ken Burchfield was recently promoted from major to Chief Deputy of Shelby County and is second in command behind Sheriff John Samaniego. Read more

People/Places

Carlos Sanders

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Carlos Sanders and the Citizens on Patrol (COP) aim to make the Chelsea community a better place through the volunteer work they provide. Their goal is simple: to enhance the quality of life and the safety of the community. Read more

People/Places

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Photos by Erin Nelson.

Zoom to Groom offers services for pets from the comfort of a van they bring to a client’s home or business. In the van, the pet is the center of attention, receiving one-on-one care during their experience. Read more

Businesses

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Photo by Jon Anderson.

In the past two years, McLeod Software has added more than 120 associates, bringing total employment to more than 500. More than 100 of those new employees are based in the new Hoover headquarters, putting its total Hoover workforce at more than 400. Read more

Businesses

While the company has no affiliation with Pinterest, their projects are inspired by what is trending online. The new location recently opened and held a grand opening on Nov. 30 Read more

Businesses

Tour an open house this weekend from 2-4 p.m. Read more

News

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Photos courtesy of Lindsey Whitlock.

The husband and wife have paired their creative spirits together and turned their dreams into a reality, launching their joint venture in 2018. 205 By Design enables them to pair their creations into a combined effort. Read more

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For those looking for a spot to take their Christmas once the holidays are over, there are several options for people living along the U.S. 280 corridor. Read more

News

Briarwood Football

Kyle Parmley

Here's a look at some of the local high school football playoff games this week. Read more

Briarwood

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Public buildings and services around Hoover and Chelsea have a variety of closing schedules for the Christmas and New Year holidays. Read more

News

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Photo by Erin Nelson.

The Hoover Public Library has received positive feedback about the six new remote book drops that have been placed in the outer parts of the city, Director Amanda Borden said. Read more

News

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Photo courtesy of Epilepsy Foundation of Alabama.

The Hoover native and new mother was asleep in her home in the Kirkman Preserve community when she, for the first time in her life, experienced what is known as a tonic clonic seizure, sometimes called a grand mal seizure. Read more

People/Places

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Photos by Erin Nelson.

Created in 2014 to provide a safe and therapeutic work environment for residents of King’s Home, Prodigal Pottery began in a donated house located close to the rest of the King’s Home property, along with a donation of a kiln and unpainted pottery. Read more

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Photo by Erin Nelson.

Smith, a retired Hoover firefighter with multiple business interests, has been on the Hoover City Council for 15 years. Read more

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Oak Mountain Mission needs donations for Shelby County families in need now through Dec. 12. Read more

News

Chelsea City Council

Leah Ingram Eagle

A Chelsea family has received an outpouring of support since their son's accident over the weekend. Read more

News

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Photo courtesy of Greg Bishop

The amount of city funding for the Hoover City Schools Foundation still remains uncertain. Read more

News

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Photo by Jon Anderson

With new zoning restrictions in place, the City Council also lifted its moratorium against such businesses. Read more

Businesses

Briarwood Football

Kyle Parmley

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

Sports

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Kyle Parmley

Briarwood Christian School knocked off Jackson in the second round of the Class 5A playoffs on Friday night. Read more

Briarwood

Tour an open house this weekend from 2-4 p.m. Read more

News

Briarwood VS Marbury football 2019

Sarah Finnegan

Here's a look at the local high school football playoff games this week. Read more

Briarwood

Chad Scroggins addresses the commission at a previous commission meeting

Leah Ingram Eagle

The new hangar at the Shelby County Airport would accommodate more aircraft and provide hangar space for prospective tenants and serve as a source of revenue for the airport. Read more

News

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Photo by Jon Anderson

Her proposal, set for a vote by the school board on Dec. 10, would start the 2021-22 school year on Aug. 10 and allow a full week out for Thanksgiving. Read more

Hoover Schools

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Sarah Finnegan

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

Sports

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Photo by Erin Nelson Starnes Media

Retired Army Maj. Ed Pulido, senior vice president of the Folds of Honor Foundation, delivered a message about challenges, triumph and change. Read more

News

BIMA is one of the largest practices in the market, averaging just under 1,000 patients per week. At any given time, there are 15 providers there to see patients. Read more

Businesses

Briarwood VS Marbury football 2019

Sarah Finnegan

A pair of Lukes for the Lions helped Briarwood to a 42-26 victory over Marbury in the first round of the Class 5A playoffs. Read more

Briarwood

Chelsea vs. Oxford

Neal Wagner

Oxford was too much for Chelsea High School, as the Hornets' season come to an end in the first round of the playoffs. Read more

Chelsea

The Citizen of the Year, Public Servant of the Year and Non-Profit of the Year were named at Thursday's luncheon. Read more

News

Tour an open house this weekend from 2-4 p.m. Read more

News

Chelsea Football

Photo by James Nicholas

Here's a look at the local high school football playoff games this week. Read more

Sports

HV council chambers Hoover-Randle Home

Photos by Jon Anderson

City hall renovations should begin in early 2020, City Administrator Allan Rice said. Read more

News

Briarwood Football

Photo by Neal Wagner

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

Sports

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Sarah Finnegan

A late touchdown lifted Oak Mountain High School to a victory in its season finale. Read more

Oak Mountain

Briarwood Football

Photo by Neal Wagner

Briarwood Christian School claimed the region title with a victory at unbeaten Hueytown in the final game of the regular season. Read more

Briarwood

Chelsea Football

Photo by James Nicholas

Chelsea High School evened its record at 5-5 with a win at Pell City on Friday night. Read more

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Tour an open house this weekend from 2-4 p.m. Read more

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Photo by Erin Nelson Starnes Media

The Chelsea High School volleyball team fell to Hartselle in the Class 6A quarterfinals on Wednesday. Read more

Chelsea

Briarwood Football

Photo by James Nicholas

Here's a look at the local high school football games this week. Read more

Sports

Commissioner Jon Parker

Leah Ingram Eagle

Bearden will take over the role from Jon Parker, who has served as Chairperson for the past three years. Read more

News

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Photo courtesy of David Leong

The walk is the biggest fundraiser for Down Syndrome Alabama. Read more

People/Places

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Photo by Erin Nelson Starnes Media

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

Sports

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Photo by Erin Nelson Starnes Media

The Oak Mountain High School football team lost to Vestavia Hills 31-10 in Friday's Class 7A, Region 3 finale. Read more

Oak Mountain

Briarwood Football

Photo by James Nicholas

Briarwood Christian School knocked off Fairfield on Thursday night in the Lions' region finale. Read more

Briarwood

Tour an open house this weekend from 2-4 p.m. Read more

News

Oak Mountain vs. Spain Park Football

Photo by James Nicholas

Here's a look at the local high school football games this week. Read more

Sports

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Photos by Erin Nelson.

The list of accolades for Grayson Morris and Tucker Smith is several pages long, once their accomplishments as individuals and as a duo are totaled. Read more

Briarwood

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Photo by Kyle Parmley.

The pieces appear to be coming together for the Briarwood Christian School boys basketball team. Read more

Briarwood

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Photo by Layton Dudley.

Briarwood Christian School honored the retired coach, the man who led the program to 278 victories from 1990 to 2018. Read more

Briarwood

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Photo courtesy of Spain Park High School.

Most people are familiar with traditional sports such as football, basketball and baseball, but a new sport is gaining momentum in Hoover’s high schools. It’s called esports, which involves multiplayer video games. Read more

Sports

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There is an abundance of opportunity for this year’s Chelsea High School boys basketball team. Read more

Chelsea

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Chris Love believes his team has a high ceiling for the 2019-20 season but is not putting the cart before the horse. Read more

Oak Mountain

On social media, however, we get to skip the real-life challenge of trying to work through differences and instead join tribes. Read more

Kari Kampakis

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A school-to-work transition program that launched last year partners Shelby County students with local businesses, with the aim to allow students to gain work experience and learn the skills necessary to become independent, productive citizens. Read more

Schools

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Photo courtesy of Heather Atkins.

The method uses an approach to music education that was developed by Hungarian composer Zoltán Kodály and is used to train students in basic music skills and teach the reading and writing of music. Read more

Oak Mountain Schools

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Photo courtesy of Shelby County Schools.

The All Pro Dads Initiative for Shelby County Schools kicked off in the Shelby County school district this fall with chapters launching in elementary and intermediate schools. Read more

Schools

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Photo by Erin Nelson Starnes Media

High Point Climbing and Fitness on U.S. 280 in Inverness is the highest indoor climbing facility in the state. It offers homeschool P.E. classes for children ages 6-17 to learn about rock climbing. Read more

Schools

Each year in the U.S. more than 25,000 young people age out of foster care and more than 60% of them do not have any identified housing. In Alabama, the number is around 500 yearly, about 70-80 just in Shelby County. Read more

People/Places

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Sarah Conklin is the featured artist for the 2019 Moss Rock Festival in The Preserve subdivision in Hoover on Nov. 2-3 and will be there to showcase and sell some of her work. Read more

News

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Photo courtesy of John Michael Simpson.

Presented by Southeastern Trails, the Blood Rock will feature 25K and 50K trail races along with 50- and 100-mile options during the race the weekend of Nov. 22-24 at Oak Mountain State Park. Read more

News

CrossFit Chelsea will host its third Fight Like a Girl Competition at its space on old U.S. 280 on Nov. 23. Read more

News

The Salute to Veterans Ball is a fundraiser for the Hoover-based Vettes4Vets organization, which supports programs that offer housing for homeless veterans and transportation, education support and personal, physical and mental support for veterans. Read more

News

November is National Novel Writing Month, and the North Shelby Library will provide the opportunity for guests to come to the library and spend time writing. Read more

News

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Photo courtesy of Snapster Foto.

The 10th annual Kampfire for the King Celebration will be held on Nov. 23 at the King’s Home campus in Chelsea from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Read more

Events

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The Junior League of Birmingham’s 2019 Market Noel shopping event is scheduled for Nov. 20-23 at the Finley Center at the Hoover Metropolitan Complex. Read more

News

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Photo courtesy of Alabama Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

The purpose of the event is to provide support to people who have lost loved ones to suicide, but also provide messages of hope and reminders to people who may be struggling. Read more

News

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Photos courtesy of Amy Pylant, Briarwood High School PTF.

Held in the Fellowship Hall at Briarwood Presbyterian Church, the shop will have 50-plus vendors with a variety of products for sale. Read more

News

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Photo by Ana Pridgen.

About once a month, on a Saturday or Sunday, gearheads and motorheads from across the metro area and beyond come rolling into the Hoover Met parking lot for autocross competitions. Read more

Sports

Jilda and I recently had a minor crisis in our lives: Our coffee maker died. It was a slow, tragic death. Read more

Rick Watson

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Photo courtesy of Chelsea Library.

The library is hosting an Amnesty Food Drive from Oct. 21 through Nov. 9. For each item donated (canned or boxed food), $1 in fines will be waived (applicable to Chelsea Library late fees only), up to $5 per visit. Read more

News

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Photo courtesy of The Arc of Shelby County.

Inverness Country Club was recently named Employer of the Year by The Arc of Shelby County. Read more

News

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Photo courtesy of Carol Bruser.

On Oct. 8, our Leadership Shelby County class had its first official outing as we spent time in the county seat of Columbiana for Government Day. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Donna Bowles.

On Saturday mornings, Chelsea residents can enjoy their cup of coffee and hear two familiar voices on Chelsea’s KOOL 96.9 FM. Weekends with Donna & Paul, which airs every other Saturday at 8:30 a.m., recently hit its two-year milestone. Read more

News

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Photo by Leah Ingram Eagle.

This spring, Dr. Jessica Palmer moved her practice from the Narrows to inside Chelsea city limits and changed the name. Eyes on Chelsea Vision Care officially opened in its new space April 15. Read more

Businesses

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Photo by Leah Ingram Eagle.

The name Nations comes from Matthew 28:11, when Jesus said to make disciples of all nations. Owner Lisa Ann Muir-Taylor said she is also hoping that as the company grows, they represent different ministries in many nations. Read more

Businesses

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Photo by Leah Ingram Eagle.

With a goal of making clean eating convenient and food that tastes good, owner Jennifer Mims doesn’t use preservatives in her recipes, but instead cooks with herbs, oil and flavor. Read more

Businesses

Jenna Powell started an online boutique out of her spare bedroom more than six years ago as a hobby that came from her love of fashion. Read more

Businesses

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Rendering courtesy of The Bluffs at Greystone.

The Bluffs at Greystone will be located near the Lee Branch shopping center and offer premier independent living and assisted living with everything residents need nearby. Read more

Businesses

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Photo by Leah Ingram Eagle.

Hoover city and Shelby County offices will close for both the Veterans Day and Thanksgiving holidays in 2019, but some public buildings will have different holiday hours. Read more

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Photo by Sarah Finnegan.

Teachers in the five Chelsea schools will soon be receiving the funds requested for items for their classrooms and schools through the newly implemented Nick Grant Program. Read more

Chelsea Schools

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Photos by Jon Anderson.

The Hoover City Council promoted the city’s purchasing director, Ben Powell, to the city treasurer position, replacing Robert Yeager, whose retirement took effect Oct. 1. Read more

News

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Photo by Jon Anderson.

The Hoover City Council in late September passed a $144 million budget for fiscal 2020 after cutting out $4.5 million from the mayor’s proposed spending plan and adding $2.3 million in spending favored by the council. Read more

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Photo by Leah Ingram Eagle.

The city of Chelsea entered Fiscal Year 2020 with a total operating budget of $12,675,476; $9 million of that is revenue, and the other $3 million is for capital projects. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham.

PlanChelsea is a cooperative effort between the commission and the city of Chelsea. The goal of the community-driven process is to develop a unifying vision for the city’s future that allows citizens to shape the vision and make recommendations. Read more

News

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Photos by Erin Nelson.

ACFS serves more than 2,300 children in 38 schools throughout Shelby, Coosa, Talladega, Chilton, Calhoun and Randolph counties by sending weekend sacks of food home with them on Fridays that will provide 2,500 to 3,000 calories of nutritious food. Read more

News

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

Sports

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Photo by Todd Lester

Cal Higdon blocked the potential game-winning field goal and had two interceptions in Briarwood's win over Ramsay on Friday night. Read more

Briarwood

Oak Mountain vs. Spain Park Football

Photo by James Nicholas

Oak Mountain High School saw its two-touchdown lead vanish in a loss on Friday night. Read more

Oak Mountain

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Jimmy Mitchell

Chelsea High School completed the comeback but couldn't hang on in a loss to Minor on Friday night. Read more

Chelsea

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Photo by Jon Anderson

'We're hope dealers. We're not dope dealers." Read more

News

Tour an open house this weekend from 2-4 p.m. Read more

News

Oak Mountain vs Tuscaloosa County

Layton Dudley

Here's a look at some of the local high school football games this week. Read more

Sports

Tommy King has been promoted to Chief with the Chelsea Fire Department

Leah Ingram Eagle

Tommy King and Billy Ricketts both received promotions within the Chelsea Fire Department. Read more

News

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Photo by Jon Anderson

Hoover's zoning board on Monday recommended the City Council approve the new restrictions. Read more

Businesses

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Jimmie J. Mitchell

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

Sports

Shelby County Commission Oct. 14

Leah Ingram Eagle

The sale of Waste Pro’s Birmingham assets to Republic Services has a proposed sale date of Nov. 1. Read more

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Oak Mountain vs Tuscaloosa County

Layton Dudley

A 29-point fourth quarter gave the Oak Mountain football team the momentum needed to defeat Tuscaloosa County on Friday night. Read more

Oak Mountain

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Sarah Finnegan

The Hornets fell just short in a crucial region matchup on Friday night against Homewood. Read more

Chelsea

Taste of Hoover 2019 2

Photo by Jon Anderson

About 325 people sampled fare from 27 restaurants, caterers and other food and drink providers. Read more

News

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Jimmie J. Mitchell

Tyler Waugh scored four touchdowns as Briarwood outlasted Parker on Thursday night. Read more

Briarwood

Chelsea AT Helena Football 2019

Sarah Finnegan

Here's a look at some of the local high school football games this week. Read more

Sports

Tattersall meeting 10-8-19

Photo by Jon Anderson

About 200 people showed up for a community meeting at The Church at Brook Hills Tuesday night to hear a proposal. Read more

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Orange Development U.S. 31 site plan 7-21-19

Site plan by Carlson Consulting

Orange Development plans to invest $4.76 million in the project and get a 25% tax rebate up to $500,000. Read more

Businesses

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Photo by Erin Nelson Starnes Media

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

Sports

Chelsea AT Helena Football 2019

Sarah Finnegan

The Chelsea High School football team lost to Helena 31-28 on Friday night. Read more

Chelsea

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Photo by Todd Lester

The Oak Mountain football team fell to Mountain Brook in a region contest on Friday night. Read more

Oak Mountain

Lee Sentell

Leah Ingram Eagle

The inaugural Tourism & Recreation All Star Awards were held to honor those who make Shelby County an attractive destination for tourists and visitors. Read more

News

Tour an open house this weekend from 2-4 p.m. Read more

News

Chelsea vs Pelham

layton Dudley

Here's a look at some of the local high school football games this week. Read more

Sports

The grant committee has approved 118 applications for over $110,000. Read more

News

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Jimmy Mitchell

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

Sports

Oak Mountain Football

Photo by Neal Wagner

The Eagles picked up their first win since opening night with a 21-7 victory over Pelham at Heardmont Park. Read more

Oak Mountain

The Briarwood Christian School football team scored 14 points in the fourth quarter to pick up a 21-10 win over Class 6A Hartselle. Read more

Briarwood

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Photo by Jimmy Mitchell.

The playoff fates of local high school football teams will ultimately be decided in the month of October. Read more

Sports

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Photo by Kyle Parmley.

The team got off to a strong start, featuring a 13-3 record through the first two weeks of the season, including a 6-0 run through their own tournament. head coach Tien Le believes they will only continue to improve. Read more

Oak Mountain

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Photo by Frank Couch.

The only reason Will Pfaffman, No. 57, and Jacob Payne, No. 58, are even on the field this fall is because of their determination to rebound from knee injuries that ended their junior seasons prematurely. Read more

Oak Mountain

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Photo courtesy of Bryan Carter.

On Sept. 3, Gov. Kay Ivey announced Chelsea Park Elementary School was selected as one of 21 Alabama Bicentennial School of Excellence. Read more

Chelsea Schools

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Photo courtesy of Heather Hortman.

Mt Laurel Elementary School held its annual Coin Drive the week of Aug. 19-23, raising nearly $16,000. Read more

Schools

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Photo courtesy of Michelle Olson.

On Oct. 6, Greystone Elementary School will host a celebration from 3-4:30 p.m. to celebrate their 25th anniversary. Read more

Schools

One of the ways to end the stigma surrounding mental health issues is to start a conversation about it. This is the reasoning behind the Shelby Cares program that was implemented during the 2018-19 school year. Read more

Schools

I find it interesting (and somewhat crazy) that Americans will pack stadiums and pour money into a sport that revolves around one ball. Many people care more passionately about who dominates that one ball than they do eternal matters. Read more

Kari Kampakis

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Photo by Jon Anderson.

Aldridge Gardens wants to give people a taste of what the city has to offer from a culinary perspective and raise money for the gardens with its eighth Taste of Hoover event Oct. 10. Read more

News

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Photo by Jon Anderson.

People can purchase a Shop Save & Share discount card for $40 and receive a 20% discount on merchandise and food at more than 450 stores and restaurants in the Birmingham-Hoover metro area. Read more

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Photo by Erin Nelson.

The Mad Hatter Tea Party will combine all the classic enjoyments of a tea party with a competition among the participants to create and wear the most imaginative hat. Read more

News

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Photo courtesy of Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce.

The Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce this year moved its annual golf tournament from summer to fall and gave it a new name. Read more

News

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Photo by Erin Nelson.

The 2019 Hoover Cup Golf Tournament, which benefits the Hoover Parks and Recreation Foundation, is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 14, at Inverness Country Club. Read more

News

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Photo courtesy of Hoover Public Library.

The Hoover Public Library is inviting kids to a Spooktacular event Friday, Oct. 25. Read more

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Photo by Erin Nelson.

The event, scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 26, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., is a chance for families to enjoy spooky activities and support the AWC’s work rescuing, rehabilitating and releasing native birds that are injured or orphaned. Read more

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Fall is here, and one of the highlights of the season is a trip to a pumpkin patch or harvest festival. Here are several options for both happening this month along the 280 corridor. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Asbury UMC.

If you are looking for family fun this fall, several area churches will be hosting trunk-or-treat or fall festivals. Here is a list of some you can enjoy this month. Read more

News

Oak Mountain Elementary will host its ninth annual Fall Fun Fest on Saturday, Oct. 19. It began in 2011, which was also Principal Debbie Horton’s first year at OMES. She said this is one of her favorite days of the year. Read more

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Photo by Jon Anderson.

The ninth annual Remembrance 10K Ruck and 5K Race will be Oct. 5 at Oak Mountain State Park. Team Red, White and Blue will host the event and benefits from the proceeds. Read more

News

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Celebrate the colors of fall at Oak Mountain State Park this month during its annual Harvest Festival Oct. 12 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Down Syndrome Alabama.

People who want to show support for those with Down syndrome are invited to participate in a walk and a run in October. Read more

News

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Photo by Sarah Finnegan.

There’s a common opinion shared by multiple high school volleyball coaches in the Birmingham area. “If we had Chelsea’s libero, we’d be one of the best teams in the state.” Read more

Chelsea

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Photo by Leah Ingram Eagle.

When Lesli Johnson was in school, she hated history. But for over 10 years, she has been teaching history to others, just in a different way. Read more

People/Places

My Dad’s birthday was this week. He would have been 96 years old. Read more

Rick Watson

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Photo by Leah Ingram Eagle.

The first project from Chelsea’s capital budget, a new archery park, was completed just in time for archery season. Read more

News

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Photos by Erin Nelson.

When Randy Whitworth and his three adult children get together, it’s not unusual for them to discuss business. That’s because all of them are in the same business: transmissions and auto repair. Read more

Businesses

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Photo by Layton Dudley.

David Sharp combined his life-long interest in horticulture and business with his background in drainage and soil erosion to create the ideal landscape construction company specializing in residential design and installation. Read more

Businesses

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Photo by Leah Ingram Eagle.

Inverness Plaza has a new restaurant option. Casa Fiesta will open soon in the shopping center, taking over the space formerly occupied by Mugshots, which closed in September 2018. Read more

Businesses

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Photos by Leah Ingram Eagle.

Lil Bit O’ Flour is bringing back old recipes that aren’t found as much anymore like bread pudding and banana pudding. Plans to incorporate other treats are in the works. They can modify nearly any recipe to be gluten free. Read more

Businesses

Later this month, Oak Mountain High School freshmen will get a perspective of what it’s like to live in the real world when the Shelby County Chamber brings its ShelbyOne initiative program “Keeping It Real” to their campus Oct. 24. Read more

Oak Mountain Schools

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Photo by Leah Ingram Eagle.

The city of Chelsea’s website recently received an overhaul. Although the previous website was only several years old, it was time to equip it with upgrades and more capabilities. The new website will launch Oct. 10. Read more

News

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Photo by Jon Anderson.

The City Council cut $4.5 million from the mayor's proposed spending plan and added $2.3 million in spending favored by the council. Read more

News

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Photo by Erin Nelson.

If the Hoover City Council had not raised sales, use, leasing and lodging taxes last year, city revenues from those taxes likely would have declined this fiscal year, city records now indicate. Read more

News

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Photo by Jimmy Mitchell.

With football season in full swing, it’s not just the athletes who are performing every week. The high school bands are also an integral part of the action under the Friday night lights. Read more

News

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Photo by Erin Nelson.

The town of Mt Laurel offers a variety of shops and restaurants, and a new development across the street will provide even more. Dunnavant Square is the newest commercial development in the area. Read more

News

Tour an open house this weekend from 2-4 p.m. Read more

News

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Photos by Barry Stephenson

Here's a look at some of the local high school football games this week. Read more

Sports

Shelby County is gearing up for the 2020 census and educating the public is an important part of their job. Read more

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Plan Chelsea

Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham

The Comprehensive Plan for the city of Chelsea is a cooperative effort between the Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham and the City of Chelsea. Read more

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

Sports

Chelsea vs Pelham

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The Chelsea High School football team scored in all three phases in a region win over Pelham on Friday night. Read more

Chelsea

Briarwood Football

Photo by James Nicholas

A balanced attacked gave the Lions a road victory over Wenonah. Read more

Briarwood

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Photos by Barry Stephenson

The Eagles offense struggled in a 37-7 loss at Hoover on Friday night at the Hoover Met. Read more

Oak Mountain

Tour an open house this weekend from 2-4 p.m. Read more

News

The budget totals around $9 million in revenue, not including funding for capital projects. Read more

News

Here's a look at some of the local high school football games this week. Read more

Sports

Chelsea Football

Photo by Neal Wagner

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

Sports

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The annual fundraiser for the Shelby County Education Foundation was held at Inverness Country Club on Sept. 12. Read more

News

Chelsea Football

Photo by Neal Wagner

Chelsea High School dominated Jackson-Olin on Friday night. Read more

Chelsea

Briarwood VS Woodlawn Football 2019

Sarah Finnegan

The Briarwood Christian School football team earned its first victory of the season on Friday night. Read more

Briarwood

Oak Mountain Football

Photo by Frank Couch

The Oak Mountain High School football team fell to Thompson 51-14 on Friday night. Read more

Oak Mountain

Tour an open house this weekend from 2-4 p.m. Read more

News

District officials say they will seek more feedback about priorities with another survey, likely after Thanksgiving. Read more

Hoover Schools

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Photo by Erin Nelson Starnes Media

Here's a look at some of the local high school football games this week. Read more

Sports

Current Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill and state Representative Arnold Mooney will speak beginning at 9 a.m. Read more

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Map courtesy of city of Hoover

The name of the restaurant has not yet been disclosed to the city of Hoover, city officials said. Read more

Businesses

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Photo courtesy of Connie O'Brien.

Holy Family Cristo Rey’s board acquired the former Center Street Middle School on June 11, 2019 from the Birmingham Board of Education. Renovations and upgrades were made over the summer in time for classes to begin on August 8. Read more

Schools

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Photo by Erin Nelson Starnes Media

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

Sports

Oak Mountain High School fell to Hewitt-Trussville on Friday night in a region contest. Read more

Oak Mountain

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Photo by Erin Nelson Starnes Media

Chelsea High School picked up a region win over Carver-Birmingham on Friday night. Read more

Chelsea

Briarwood Football

Photo by Neal Wagner

The Briarwood Christian School football team dropped its second straight game to open the season on Friday night. Read more

Briarwood

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Photo by Jon Anderson

However, the budget includes $19 million in capital projects such as an 18-classroom expansion at Berry Middle School. Read more

Hoover Schools

Chelsea Park is named a Bicentennial School of Excellence

Chelsea Park Elementary

CPES received the honor on Sept. 3 along with a $5,000 Governor’s Award grant to support its continued commitment to student-led community engagement. Read more

News

Probate Judge Allison Boyd addresses the crowd at the Sept. 5 chamber luncheon.

Leah Ingram Eagle

Mental health needs and Services in Shelby County was the topic of the Sept. 5 Chamber Connections Luncheon held at the First Baptist Church of Columbiana. Read more

News

Tour an open house this weekend from 2-4 p.m. Read more

News

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Here's a look at some of the local high school football games this week. Read more

Sports

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

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Chelsea scored 17 points in the first half and hung on to defeat top-ranked Briarwood on Friday night. Read more

Sports

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Photo by Jon Anderson

The mayor said his budget proposal is focused on better traffic management, education and public safety. Read more

News

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Rick Watson.

When my life gets crazy, I carve out enough time to visit the rock and think for a while. The sound of songbirds and whisper of the wind in the trees helps me find perspective — to put my life into balance. I don’t visit that big rock enough. Read more

Rick Watson

God planted in us a desire to be with Him. Only in heaven will we feel perfect peace and happiness. Until we reach our final destination, we must learn to live with the inner voids that create a longing for eternity. Read more

Kari Kampakis

Briarwood Football

Photo by Todd Lester.

Trent Howard has played both right and left tackle so far in his high school career and worked at guard and center during the spring. Read more

Briarwood

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Photo courtesy of Travis Bender.

All seven of the high school marching bands in Shelby County will gather for an annual event this month. The 2019 Shelby County Showcase of Bands, hosted by Oak Mountain High School, will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 17 at Heardmont Park at 6:30 p.m. Read more

Schools

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Photo by Jon Anderson.

The Hoover City Schools Foundation this year is giving out a record $64,000 in grants, thanks to successful fundraising initiatives, Executive Director Janet Turner said. Read more

Schools

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Photos by Jon Anderson.

After more than two years of planning and renovation work, the Hoover school system’s Riverchase Career Connection Center is now open and running. Read more

Schools

On a memorable morning at Oakville Indian Mounds Park, Trent Malloy trimmed more than 45 seconds off his previous personal best and posted a blistering 5K time of 15 minutes, 52.35 seconds. Read more

Briarwood

Riley Scruggs did not look like a heroin addict. A talented artist, musician and athlete, he was nicknamed “Smiley Riley” for the way his smile lit up a room. Read more

News

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Photo courtesy of Lloyd Beard.

Check out details for these two charity events for runners and walkers scheduled in Hoover in September. Read more

News

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Photo courtesy of Liz McGuire.

Vestavia Hills Mayor Ashley Curry will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Harvest of Hope luncheon, a fundraiser for Oak Mountain Mission Ministries. Read more

News

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Photo by Leah Ingram Eagle.

Navigating the death of a family member can be a difficult and lonely road. The need to talk with others who have a similar experience can be a helpful part of the healing journey. Read more

News

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Photo by Jimmy Mitchell.

Spain Park High School’s marching band for the second year in a row will use its Sparks in the Park event as a showcase and exhibition for area high school bands. It also will feature a performance by the UAB Marching Blazers. Read more

News

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Staff photo.

Giggles & Grace is gearing up for their fall consignment sale that will be held Sept. 6-7. What began as an idea from two church members is now in its 12th year as a spring and fall event at Asbury United Methodist Church. Read more

News

Class 7A, Section 3 Golf Tournament

Staff photo.

The Shelby Chamber is making preparations for its Tee It Up Fore Education golf tournament. This will be the 30th year of the event, which raises money to help fund the chamber’s career readiness program along with student and teacher scholarships. Read more

News

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Photo courtesy of John Milton.

After taking a group of eight Oak Mountain High School students to a leadership conference in Auburn in 2013, John Milton wanted to provide a similar, but free, experience for Shelby County students closer to home. Read more

News

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Photo courtesy of Bundles of Hope.

What began as a conversation about the high cost of diapers between a group of women in 2014 has turned into a thriving nonprofit that serves around 600 families each month. Read more

News

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Photo courtesy of Dan Deem.

Mt Laurel Elementary is gearing up for its 15th Renaissance Faire. The event will be held at the school Tuesday, Sept. 27, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Read more

News

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Photo by Sydney Cromwell.

Guests at the Taste of Shelby County can enjoy great food and support a great cause. This will be the 12th year for the event, which will be held at the Inverness Country Club on Sept. 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. Read more

News

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Photo by Erin Nelson.

Owned and operated by a family out of Maryland, CoreLife recently opened its third Birmingham location in Greystone. Read more

Businesses

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Photo courtesy of SEE Eyewear.

Two retailers will open their first stores in the state at The Summit this fall. SEE, a fashionable eyewear brand, and Peloton stationary bikes will be the newest additions to the shopping center. Read more

Businesses

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Photo by Erin Nelson.

No longer just for golf courses, golf carts were becoming popular for individuals and the need for a retail store was evident. Read more

Businesses

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Photo by Erin Nelson.

A husband-wife dentist team recently launched their new dental practice at the Narrows. Dr. Colynda Vu and Dr. David Ray opened Valley Ridge Family Dentistry on Aug. 5. Read more

Businesses

The third class of Leadership Hoover is scheduled to start meeting in September, and the organization plans to start a Junior Leadership Hoover group in 2020. Read more

News

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Renderings courtesy of the Shelby County Arts Council.

The Shelby County Arts Center at Old Mill Square, located in Columbiana, will hold a ribbon cutting Sept. 20 at 10:30 a.m. Read more

News

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Photo by Erin Nelson.

The upcoming closure of the Sears department store at the Riverchase Galleria is being heralded by mall managers and city officials as a great opportunity for redevelopment. Read more

News

Marcy Campbell, RN, Health Science, Shelby County Schools and Shelby Baptist Medical Center

The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce

The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce held its Community Luncheon on Wednesday, featuring all the nominees for Healthcare Professional of the Year. Read more

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Photo by Jimmy Mitchell

Here's a look at some of the local high school football games this week. Read more

Sports

Shelby County Commission

Leah Ingram Eagle

The commission also approved a new three-year contract with WastePro, which comes with a small rate increase. Read more

News

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Photo by Leah Ingram Eagle.

Schools in Chelsea will soon see an increase in money from the city. On Aug. 6, the Chelsea City Council and Mayor Tony Picklesimer unanimously voted to approve an additional 1-cent sales tax, increasing from 4% to 5%, for the city. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Jessica Pickett

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

Sports

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Photo by Kamp Fender.

The council on Aug. 5 voted to amend the city’s ordinance regarding alcoholic beverage sales to allow sales as early as 10 a.m. on Sundays. Read more

News

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Photo by Erin Nelson.

Chelsea Middle School teacher Charlsie Wigley spent the last week of her summer break in Poland furthering her education about the Holocaust. Read more

Chelsea Schools

Here are the presidents of the parent organizations at Hoover schools in the Spain Park High School feeder pattern and what they said about their goals for the 2019-20 school year: Read more

Schools

As school begins, get to know the leaders of parent-teacher organizations in some of our local Shelby County schools. The PTO is the go-to source for parents who want to help with events, fundraisers and know what’s going on in their kids’ schools. Read more

Schools

Chelsea Volleyball

Photo by Kyle Parmley.

There’s a quiet confidence surrounding the Chelsea High School volleyball team. That confidence is breeding outside expectations and lofty aspirations. Read more

Chelsea

Briarwood Volleyball 2018

Sarah Finnegan

The last two years, the Lions have hit a wall in the super regional tournament and haven’t been able to break through to the state tournament. They have a goal to change that this fall. Read more

Briarwood

Briarwood at Vestavia

Todd Kwarcinski

Three early Vestavia Hills touchdowns doomed Briarwood in Friday's jamboree. Read more

Briarwood

The Oak Mountain High School football team notched a 17-0 victory over Chelsea in Friday's season opener. Read more

Sports

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Photo courtesy of Eric Chambers.

Avadian Credit Union was recently named as one of the Best Companies to Work for in Alabama by Business Alabama and Best Companies Group. Read more

People/Places

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Jimmy Mitchell

Here's a look at several of the local high school football games this week. Read more

Sports

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Photo by Jon Anderson

Workforce development leader fills Hoover chamber in on efforts to achieve that Read more

Businesses

Tour an open house this weekend from 2-4 p.m. Read more

News

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Photo by Jon Anderson

Spain Park High School’s enrollment of 1,637 students already is 40 higher than last year’s official count, but numbers should keep growing. Read more

Hoover Schools

The baby and maternity expo drew more than 3,500 people in its first year at the Finley Center at the Hoover Metropolitan Complex. Read more

News

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Photo by Jon Anderson

The event raised more than $38,000 for the Norma Livingston Ovarian Cancer Foundation. Read more

People/Places

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Photo courtesy of Birmingham Boys Choir.

The Birmingham Boys Choir, which draws boys from all over the Birmingham-Hoover metro area, is holding its ninth annual Taste of Birmingham fundraiser on Aug. 20. Read more

News

Tour an open house this weekend from 2-4 p.m. Read more

News

Chelsea City Council

Leah Ingram Eagle

The one percent increase will take effect on October 1, 2019. Read more

News

Alcohol sales

Photo by Kamp Fender

Previously, sales or dispensing of alcoholic beverages could not occur until 11 a.m. on Sundays in private clubs and noon at places such as restaurants, hotels and meeting and event centers. Read more

News

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Photo by Jon Anderson

The mayors want to increase their influence when addressing issues that big cities face. Read more

News

Tour an open house this weekend from 2-4 p.m. Read more

News

Wednesday's luncheon featured four superintendents discussing the state of their schools. Read more

News

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Photo by Jon Anderson.

Bradstreet will provide leadership for the 170 chapters and almost 20,000 members of the American Legion throughout Alabama. Read more

People/Places

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Photo courtesy of Babypalooza.

The Babypalooza baby and maternity expo is headed to the Finley Center at the Hoover Metropolitan Complex for its 14th year in the Birmingham-Hoover area. Read more

News

Briarwood Football

Photo by Todd Lester.

Following 29 years as the Lions’ head coach, Fred Yancey retired at the conclusion of the 2018 season. Enter Matthew Forester, who was promoted to head coach from the defensive coordinator spot. Read more

Briarwood

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Todd Lester

The 2018 season did not unfold as the Spain Park High School football team intended. Even so, head coach Shawn Raney drew encouragement from how his players responded to the adversity. Read more

Spain Park

Oak Mountain Football

Photo by James Nicholas.

If the Eagles can create the dynamic offense Bell envisions — and buckle down on defense — they could have a chance to advance to the playoffs despite graduating 18 starters from their 2018 squad. Read more

Oak Mountain

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Photo by Jon Anderson

The three-day science fiction and fantasy festival includes sessions on gaming, comics, writing, cosplay, "Star Wars," "Star Trek," and "Game of Thrones." Read more

News

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Photo by Jon Anderson

The volunteers, mostly men and boys, helped spruce up school campuses prior to the return of students. Read more

Hoover Schools

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Photo by Leah Ingram Eagle.

What started out as Sally Dollar’s hobby of writing during her children’s naptimes turned into a passion, then an Amazon bestseller. Dollar’s first book, “The Gumball Lottery: A Delicious Assortment of Rhyme,” was published in March. Read more

News

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Photos by Alyx Chandler.

Stone Hollow Farmstead General Manager Jonathan Parrish said its Community Supported Agriculture, or CSA, program continues to grow each year. Since the farm began its program in 2014, memberships have become more and more popular. Read more

News

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Photo by Alyx Chandler.

Over the years, Frankie Osborn's enormous clover collection continued to grow and even caught the attention of Guinness World Records, “The Letterman Show” and local radio hosts and news stations. Read more

People/Places

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Photo courtesy of Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar.

Sports fans will soon have new place to watch games and enjoy Louisiana cuisine. Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar, offering a gameday menu with a taste of Louisiana, is coming to Tatterstall Park, the new development on Alabama 119 just off U.S. 280. Read more

Businesses

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Photo by Alyx Chandler.

Jen Brantley, the director of communications for The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar, said involving kids in the process of making sushi and learning about the history of it has made them more willing to eat something new. Read more

Businesses

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Photo by Jon Anderson

The Hoover Police Department drew in more donors to a blood drive at the Hoover Public Safety Center than the Hoover Fire Department. Read more

News

Tour an open house this weekend from 2-4 p.m. Read more

News

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Photo courtesy of Cafe Three21.

On hot summer Saturdays, kids from Oak Mountain High School’s special education class can be found serving iced coffee, lemonade and sodas at Cafe Three21. Read more

Oak Mountain Schools

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Photo by Erin Nelson.

More than 150 students from Hoover, Spain Park and Homewood high schools have registered for the Culinary and Hospitality Academy in its first year, Chris Villa said. Read more

Schools

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Photo by Erin Nelson.

More than 300 students from Hoover and Spain Park high schools are signed up for the Health Science Academy at the Riverchase Career Connection Center, which opens for the first time with the start of school on Aug. 8. Read more

Schools

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Photo by Erin Nelson.

Two days after Oak Mountain Elementary kindergarten teacher Wanda Dye closed up her classroom for the summer, she got a call from the principal that there was a fire at the school and her room had received the most damage. Read more

Oak Mountain Schools

Shelby County Schools have embraced the down-to- earth work of trying to help students find suitable and engaging careers through programs like Ready to Work and Career Clusters. Read more

Schools

For our children to know, love and understand God, it’s important that we take them to church, share Scripture, cultivate character and encourage healthy relationships. Read more

Kari Kampakis

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Photo courtesy of Dawn Bone.

For the 2019-20 school year, Chelsea and Oak Mountain high schools were chosen to be partner schools in Microsoft’s philanthropy initiative, designed to spread computer science knowledge to more high school students. Read more

Schools

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Rick Watson.

The nature of our backyard changed this summer. We have a new swing. Read more

Rick Watson

JohnsonKreis Construction will host the 16th Annual Shake and Bake 5K on Aug. 3. The race will be held in Mt Laurel at 8 a.m. For the fourth consecutive year, JohnsonKreis will donate all money raised to Vapor Ministries. Read more

News

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Photo by Lexi Coon.

If you want to run the Ridge to Blazing Ridge, don’t forget your water. The 10.5-mile and 21-mile races will feature lots of elevation change and the intense August heat, so race organizers make it mandatory to carry a water bottle or hydration gear. Read more

News

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Photo courtesy of Alabama Wildlife Center.

The Alabama Wildlife Center will present the eighth annual Chips & Chirps fundraiser event on Saturday, Aug. 10, at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens from 7 to 10 p.m. Read more

News

Birmingham will be one of eight cities hosting the eighth annual R(un) for One 5K and fun run this month, but the race has relocated from Veterans Park in Hoover to Railroad Park downtown. Read more

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Birmingham Restaurant Week is back for its 10th year. The 10-day event celebrating the city’s acclaimed culinary culture will be held Aug. 16-25. Read more

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The 15th annual Save the O’s 5K is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 10, in the Greystone residential community to raise money for the Norma Livingston Ovarian Cancer Foundation. Read more

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Tire Rack Street Survival 6-25-19

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The Heart of Dixie chapter of the BMW Car Club of America is offering a driving school for teenagers and young adults at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium to help prepare them for driving hazards and challenges. Read more

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The largest CrossFit event in the state of Alabama, Mayhem on the Mountain, is set to return to Oak Mountain State Park on Aug. 17 and 18. Read more

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The city of Hoover’s annual National Night out event is moving to a new location for its 10th year — the parking lot of the Riverchase Galleria. Read more

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A 1.6-mile trail between the Inverness Nature Park and Valleydale Road will get under construction sometime this fall in a joint project between Shelby County and the city of Hoover. Read more

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Brandon Turner, the new principal for the Hornets, accepted the position in June when former Principal Wayne Trucks left for a job with the St. Clair County school board. Read more

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Harleigh Lantrip has been on the pageant stage since before she could walk. On April 14, the Oak Mountain High School graduate was crowned Miss Alabama United States on the stage of her alma mater. Read more

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The resolution for the purchase was passed at Monday night's Shelby County Commission meeting. Read more

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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

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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

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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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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

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

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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

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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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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

People/Places

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

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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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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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