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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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Brocato said he has shown himself a proven leader in times of crisis, has kept promises he made when he first ran for mayor and has a great plan for Hoover's future. Read more

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Once he boarded up his windows, he decided to cover up the “ugly plywood” with a mural in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Read more

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Goodwin will be engaging with the volunteers who serve on the local board of directors, as well as continuing with fundraising opportunities supporting the work that the Red Cross does through generous small and large donations. Read more

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When describing the category of his writings, Myrick said there’s no place it can exist. It’s a mix of thriller, suspense, military action, Christian, time travel and science fiction all packed into one book. Read more

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Her purpose in writing these books is to empower girls through faith and to empower moms to help their daughters. Read more

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Like many other couples who had to change their wedding plans during COVID-19, Wriley and Maddie will definitely have a story to tell. Read more

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Steve McClinton

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McClinton said he wants to make Hoover more friendly to businesses and help the city recover from the COVID-19 outbreak. Read more

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Posey wants the city to find funding for an arts center and road and infrastructure projects and work with retail properties to redevelop with multiple uses. Read more

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Ron Brown 2020

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Brown, a Chicago native, moved to Vestavia Hills from Atlanta six years ago and then to Hoover about three years ago. Read more

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Swiney lost to Hoover Councilman Gene Smith four years ago, but this time the race for Council Place 2 will have no incumbent, making it an open seat. Read more

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Jeremy Vice 2020

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Jeremy Vice will replace Howard Peyton and serve the remaining 16 months of Peyton's term on the park board. Read more

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Their book, called “Illusions: Poetry & Art for the Young at Heart,” showcases 22 poems and black-and-white illustrations for “the young at heart.” Read more

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When the COVID-19 pandemic hit the greater Birmingham area, Brockwell started using her sewing skills for a different project: face masks. Read more

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Meals for Healthcare Heroes offers a boost in morale to Birmingham health care workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic and provides financial support to local restaurants seeking to survive in these days. Read more

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Like other students in her class, Homewood High School student Kate Graphos lost some of the best moments of her senior year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

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Shawn Fitzwater’s idea to paint the We Are All In This Together mural in Homewood on the Battle Republic building was a last-minute decision. Read more

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The Alabama Freshwater Fishing Report brings the latest fishing conditions, tips and stories from all around Alabama’s rivers and lakes with as close to real time information as possible. Read more

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Less than two years ago he retired from his job at IBM and founded his nonprofit ministry, STEPS Ministries. The ministry is uniquely focused on preventing addiction. Read more

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