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The 15,000-square-foot playground and 7,000-square-foot splash pad will have a universal design, meaning they will be designed to meet the needs of all people, including those with disabilities and mobility issues. more

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For his heroism, which Sheriff Samaniego said 'celebrated the spirit of Chelsea,' the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department awarded Brown with the Sheriff’s Award. more

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Neal Embry

The guidelines would affect businesses along U.S. 280 in Chelsea. more

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The paratransit bus service provides rides for retirees and people with disabilities around central Alabama. more

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Frank Couch

Here's a look at the local high school football slate. more

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Courtesy of Oak Mountain State Park.

Oak Mountain State Park is hosting their second Camp-O-Ween event Oct. 27, 6-10 p.m. more

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Hoover City Council 9-17-18

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Some council members voiced concerns about the increase in spending in the budget, but a majority said they felt the spending was justified for a growing city with growing needs. more

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

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Sarah Finnegan

The Mountain Brook High School football team scored 24 unanswered points on Friday night to secure a 24-14 victory over Spain Park. more

Spain Park

Oak Mountain Football

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Oak Mountain High School gave Thompson all it could handle in a losing effort on Friday night. more

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Jimmy Mitchell

Chelsea High School was unable to notch its first win of the season on Friday night. more

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The Briarwood Christian School football team clicked on all cylinders in Friday's 46-0 victory at Woodlawn. more

Briarwood

Hoover school board 9-11-18

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The budget projects $13.3 million will be needed to convert the former Riverchase Middle School into a skilled trades center called the Riverchase Career Connection Center. more

Hoover Schools

Hewitt Trussville VS OMHS 2018

Sarah Finnegan

Get ready for this week's slate of high school football games. more

Sports

Thomas Rivers

Photo courtesy of Tom and Charon Rivers

The facility next week will be dedicated as the Lance Corporal Thomas E. Rivers Post Office Building. more

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The Shelby County Commission approved a $113.1 million budget on Monday, Sept. 10 for the 2019 fiscal year. more

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James "Nick" Nicholas

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

Sports

Hewitt Trussville VS OMHS 2018

Sarah Finnegan

The Oak Mountain High School football team came up just shy in its Class 7A, Region 3 opener on Friday at Hewitt-Trussville. more

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The Vestavia Hills High School football team needed a last-minute touchdown on Friday to take down Spain Park in both squads' Class 7A, Region 3 opener. more

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Photo by James Nicholas.

The Briarwood Christian School football team earned a hard-fought win over Pleasant Grove on Friday to open its Class 5A, Region 4 slate. more

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The speaker for the South Shelby County Chamber of Commerce luncheon was Jason Wilson, founder and owner of the Back Forty Beer Company. more

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Carver's fourth-quarter comeback was too much for Chelsea to overcome on Thursday night. more

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A representative for the Alabama Family Rights Association suggested activities such as eating dinner as a family, or doing an activity like playing a board game and taking a picture. more

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Hoover employee milestones 2017

Photo courtesy of Lance Shores/City of Hoover

The proposed new pay scale would give raises to all employees, increase the maximum amount they can earn in the future and cost the city about $1.5 million more in the coming fiscal year, city officials said. more

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Jimmy Mitchell

Briarwood, Chelsea, Oak Mountain and Spain Park's high school football teams are all in action this week. more

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Jimmy Mitchell

Briarwood, Chelsea, Oak Mountain and Spain Park's fall sports teams are back in action. more

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Jimmy Mitchell

Briarwood and Chelsea resumed play on Saturday after storms postponed Friday night's contest. more

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Spain Park Football

Photo by Jonathan Norris

The Spain Park High School football team saw its lead slip away late in Friday's 16-14 loss at Bessemer City. more

Spain Park

Chelsea VS Briarwood Football 2018

Sarah Finnegan

Inclement weather on Friday night halted the Briarwood Christian at Chelsea football game in the second quarter. The contest will resume Saturday at 9 a.m. more

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This budget should strengthen public safety and increase city employee salaries to once again make Hoover the "employer of choice," the mayor said. more

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Ramie Wesley

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Thirty-four people were nominated in seven categories. more

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Shelby County Commission

Sydney Cromwell

The proposed budget totals $113.1 million, based on projected revenue of $113.4 million. more

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Briarwood Football

Photos by Barry Stephenson

Chelsea, Briarwood and Spain Park high schools are in action this week. more

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This should be a record general fund budget for the city of Hoover, thanks to three tax increases approved by the City Council in July. more

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Oak Mountain Football

Photo by Jimmy J. Mitchell

Oak Mountain quarterback Evan Smith combined for four touchdowns, leading the Eagles to an opening night victory. more

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James "Nick" Nicholas

Spain Park leaned heavily on the legs of Jalen Henderson en route to a season-opening victory against Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa. more

Spain Park

Briarwood Football

Photos by Barry Stephenson

The Briarwood Christian School football team was blanked by Vestavia Hills on Friday in its preseason jamboree. more

Briarwood

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Photo by Jon Anderson

The job includes 9.7 miles of roadway on 38 streets, plus paving jobs at numerous Hoover schools. more

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Jimmy J. Mitchell

High school football season starts this week. more

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The hearings with department heads are scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 21, and Thursday, Aug. 23. more

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The apparent accident occurred in the parking lot of the Home Depot off U.S. 280. more

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The city's economic developer, Greg Knighton, shared the city's strategies at the Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce August luncheon. more

Businesses

Hoover school bus 2018

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School officials are hiring extra bus drivers to help take care of an unexpected demand for bus service. more

Hoover Schools

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The board has scheduled a meeting for 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 15. more

Businesses

All commissioners were present, with the exception of Mike Vest, who is being treated for injuries sustained during a biking accident last week. more

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Met baseball opening 8-11-18

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Hundreds of people showed up to check out the five new fields at the Hoover Metropolitan Complex. more

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Photo courtesy of Lance Shores/Hoover Public Library

Attendees will be able to sample cakes, pies, cookies and other desserts created by Alabama chefs, home cooks and restaurant professionals, as well as Bo Jackson's signature hamburgers. more

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There will be a ribbon cutting and family fun night with inflatables, face painting, balloon twisters, music, sports clinics and a Birmingham area celebrity softball game. more

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Neal Embry

Opponents say there is not enough being done to address potential negative impacts on Birmingham-area drinking water. more

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Lifeguards April Fitten and Taylor Davis rescued a man and his young son, neither of whom knew how to swim, as they accidentally went from the shallow end of the pool to the deep end. more

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Members of the new group say the city needs a space, and eventually a performing arts center, for artists who had to leave the Artists on the Bluff facility. more

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Hoover back to school 2018 (1)

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Superintendent Kathy Murphy encouraged faculty to build upon the vision of those who started the school system and keep fulfilling dreams. more

Hoover Schools

Pertussis

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Pertussis, or whooping cough, is a highly contagious respiratory disease that can affect people of all ages but can be deadly for babies less than a year old. more

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The South Shelby Chamber of Commerce held their monthly membership luncheon at the First Baptist Church of Columbiana on Thursday, Aug. 2, sponsored by St. Vincent’s One Nineteen and Candlewood Suites. more

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The City of Hoover tonight is holding a second public meeting to discuss potential rate increases and long-term needs for the city’s sewer system. more

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Doug Jones

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The town hall meeting will take place at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium. more

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Dodson will become director of the Riverchase Career Connection Center on Oct. 1. more

Hoover Schools

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On Monday, July 23, the Shelby County Commission meeting opened with the Commission adopting the Cost of Living Adjustment Compensation Action. more

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The chamber is leaving The Centre at Riverchase to rent space in the office tower adjoining the Riverchase Galleria. more

Businesses

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Pate, the city's former executive director, was instrumental in the development of the Veterans Memorial Arbor at Aldridge Gardens and Veterans Memorial Plaza at Veterans Park off Valleydale Road. more

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Leah Ingram

During the pre-council meeting, Mayor Tony Picklesimer also said he had reviewed the numbers from the treasurer and that the city operated with a surplus for month of June. more

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Bailey, a six-time Emmy winner, is scheduled to perform at the Comedy Club Stardome. more

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Monte D'Oro flooding 7-26-17

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Hoover property owners in Shelby County may see the stormwater fee increase as soon as fiscal 2019, but the fee increase won't impact Jefferson County until fiscal 2020. more

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Sydney Cromwell

The competition was held Saturday, July 14. more

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Don Leo talked about his history in sport and where the Regions Field is looking to grow. more

Businesses

Chelsea Council votes to purchase sewer system

Sydney Cromwell

The council voted unanimously in favor of the resolution, which will allow an appraisal and an offer by the city for the sewer system, currently managed by Shelby Ridge Utility Systems. more

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The council also voted down a proposal to raise residential rental and lease taxes for apartments and rental homes. more

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See who else is coming to the Hoover Library Theatre between now and May. more

People/Places

Shelby County Commission

Sydney Cromwell

The county commission also discussed bids for a project on the county courthouse. more

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Racers came decked-out in patriotic clothing to celebrate the Fourth of July. more

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Photo by Jon Anderson

The latest proposal would charge hotel guests a $2 nightly room fee in Hoover instead of the $2.50 fee proposed last week. more

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