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Photo by Erin Nelson.

On Aug. 4, when he turned 100, Faircloth saw something he hadn’t seen before — cars stretched as far as the eye could see outside his home on Corinth Drive, all taking part in a parade to wish him a happy birthday. Read more

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Sophie Hudson started blogging in 2005 as a creative outlet. Mom to a two-year-old son, she would read other blogs at night and decided to create one of her own. Thus, Boo Mama was born. Read more

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The Million Dollar Round Table Foundation has awarded a $5,000 grant to the King’s Home as seed money towards funding a new 18 passenger van. Read more

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The award recognizes members who have gone above and beyond to promote conservation and a greater knowledge of birds, their habitats, and the natural world. Read more

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New leadership, programs and a makeover of Shelby Humane Society have revitalized the nonprofit. Read more

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In his eighth year as the Emergency Management Agency director, Hub Harvey is responsible for keeping the people of the fifth largest county in Alabama safe. Read more

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Shirley was named chief on Jan. 2, 2001, and served in the role until his death. During that time, he grew the Chelsea Fire and Rescue department to three stations and nearly 60 employees. Read more

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Leah Siefka

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Leah Siefka is seeking to unseat Curt Posey in Hoover City Council Place 1 in the Aug. 25 city election. Read more

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Mitzi Eaker

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Mitzi Eaker, a 15-year resident of the Inverness community, wants to give residents of eastern Hoover a bigger voice on the Hoover City Council. Read more

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Carin Mayo 2020

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Carin Mayo said she wants to put her knowledge of public administration and experience in municipal, state and federal government to work in Hoover. Read more

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In the book, he uses everything from Bible stories, pop culture references and personal stories to show how asking tough questions and approaching life with a willingness to reconsider ideas can allow people to grow in their faith. Read more

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Having a baby can be stressful enough, but being pregnant and having a baby during a global pandemic is another story. Read more

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Nathan Reed 2020

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Reed said he wants to continue strong support for Hoover City Schools, to stabilize city finances and maintain proper funding for public safety, sidewalks and other quality-of-life amenities. Read more

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Casey Middlebrooks 2020

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Casey Middlebrooks has served four years on the Hoover City Council and is seeking four more. Read more

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Derrick Murphy

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Derrick Murphy is the only Hoover councilman seeking reelection who has no opposition this year. Read more

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James Deer 2020

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James "J.D." Deer Jr. is taking on Casey Middlebrooks in the Aug. 25 city election. Read more

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Michael Jeffries said Hoover government seems to be stagnant, and he wants to bring new energy to the City Council. Read more

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Shunnarah said she supports business but is concerned with the construction of new shopping centers while current ones have significant vacancies. Read more

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Mike Shaw 2020

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Shaw said he wants to continue fostering Hoover's growth in the technology sector and help the city plan for and manage growth and revitalization efforts. Read more

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John Lyda 2020

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John Lyda said he wants to continue to be "one of the top conservative voices on that council." Read more

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