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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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Sara Franklin horizontal Sept 2019

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

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Photo courtesy of David Leong

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

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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

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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

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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

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Photo by Jon Anderson

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

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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

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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

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Photo by Erin Nelson.

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 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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The season also includes The Kingdom Choir that performed at the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and the Dove Award-winning group The Isaacs. Read more

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The Saint John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival was recently hosted for teens at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Birmingham. Read more

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The award-winning Tri-County (AL) Chapter of The Links, Inc. partnered with Sixth Avenue Baptist Church and Grace Missions to support the 27 girls that call Chez Moi their home. Read more

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On Saturday mornings at Teshua Farms, visitors can enjoy the strength and stretching of yoga with the adorable addition of baby Nigerian Dwarf goats. Read more

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