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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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Hoover 2019 prayer breakfast 1

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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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police training center groundbreaking 1

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The 16,000-square-foot facility will be built on Municipal Drive next to Hoover Fire Station No. 4 and include a virtual reality firearms training simulator. Read more

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Jeff State welding program land

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“The Shelby-Hoover campus is the only campus we have that has not been able to offer welding, and it’s time to change that,” Jeff State President Keith Brown said. Read more

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"When we listen to each other, our differences will be leveraged to make us stronger," the mayor told the Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce. Read more

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The company sought a tax abatement to improve its Hoover dealership, but the mayor says other dealerships made improvements without incentives. Read more

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Hoover climbing center 10-31-18 (1)

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The indoor climbing center features 15 colorful climbing stations with 19 auto belays and most of the climbing stations stretching 26 feet tall. Read more

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Rendering courtesy of city of Hoover

The meeting is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the banquet room at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium. Read more

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Explore groundbreaking 1

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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. Read 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. Read more

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City staff changed the way police overtime pay is reported to the Retirement Systems of Alabama due to a recent Supreme Court decision, but Smith said the court decision was misinterpreted. Read 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. Read more

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pool rescue

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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. Read more

People/Places

Inverness sewer meeting 7-31-18 (1)

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Several residents said they believe a sewer rate increase is indeed needed. Read more

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Hyatt Regency Wynfrey Hotel

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Hotel operators say they would rather see a $2.50 per night room fee than an increase in the city's total lodging tax from 14 percent to 17 percent. Read more

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Riverchase sewer meeting 6-21-18 (1)

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About 150 people heard details from Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato and his staff about the need to raise rates for the first time in 14 years. Read more

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Hoover City Council 6-18-18

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Council members left a proposed lodging tax increase intact but are proposing half as much of a sales tax increase and an increase in the real estate rental and lease tax. Read more

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Hoover City Council 5-21-18

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The City Council is considering the pros and cons of a variety of tax increases and whether or not to charge residents for garbage pickup. Read more

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The head of the Hoover-based company with 800 locations around the country says prayer and faith have led to much success in his personal and business life. Read more

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Hoover council 5-3-18

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Some council members say they think more research needs to be done before action is taken and pressed for more cuts to expenses. Read more

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  • Hoover Service Club 2019 scholarships awards 13

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    Hoover Service Club 2019 scholarships awards 13

    The Hoover Service Club awarded a scholarship to Spain Park High School student Crestin Abawi at the Hoover Country Club on Thursday, May 9, 2019. Pictured, from left, are Hoover schools Superintendent Kathy Murphy, Crestin Abawi, Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato and Hoover Service Club 2018-19 President Elaine Thompson.

  • Hoover Service Club 2019 scholarships awards 20

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    Hoover Service Club 2019 scholarships awards 20

    The Hoover Service Club gave Bumpus Middle School student Dominic Renda an award for outstanding academic performance and fellow student Ava Slocum an award for outstanding citizenship at the Hoover Country Club on Thursday, May 9, 2019. Pictured here are, from left, Bumpus counselor Nita Keith, Bumpus Principal Tamala Maddox, Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato, Dominic Renda, Ava Slocum, Hoover schools Superintendent Kathy Murphy and Bumpus Assistant Principal Sean Colosimo.

  • Hoover Service Club 2019 scholarships awards 11

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    Hoover Service Club 2019 scholarships awards 11

    The Hoover Service Club awarded a scholarship to Hoover High student Aleah Moon at the Hoover Country Club on Thursday, May 9, 2019. Pictured here, from left, are Hoover schools Superintendent Kathy Murphy, Aleah Moon, Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato and Hoover Service Club 2018-19 President Elaine Thompson.

  • Hoover Service Club 2019 scholarships awards 18

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    Hoover Service Club 2019 scholarships awards 18

    The Hoover Service Club gave Berry Middle School student Richard Wright an award for outstanding academic performance and fellow student Ryan McKern an award for outstanding citizenship at the Hoover Country Club on Thursday, May 9, 2019. Pictured from left are Berry Assistant Principal Kari Tibbs, Richard Wright, Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato, Ryan McKern, Berry counselor Ericka Leonard and Hoover schools Superintendent Kathy Murphy.

  • Hoover Service Club 2019 scholarships awards 12

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    Hoover Service Club 2019 scholarships awards 12

    The Hoover Service Club awarded a scholarship to Hoover High student Anne Stewart at the Hoover Country Club on Thursday, May 9, 2019. Pictured, from left, are Hoover schools Superintendent Kathy Murphy, Anne Stewart, Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato and Hoover Service Club 2018-19 President Elaine Thompson.

  • Hoover Service Club 2019 scholarships awards 2

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    Hoover Service Club 2019 scholarships awards 2

    The Hoover Service Club awarded $41,000 worth of scholarships and awards to 11 students from Hoover and Spain Park high schools at the Hoover Country Club on Thursday, May 9, 2019. Pictured here, from left, are Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato, Hoover High students Danah Dib, Jesse Kelley, Aleah Moon and Anne Stewart, Hoover schools Superintendent Kathy Murphy and Hoover High Principal John Montgomery. Not pictured is Hoover High student Katherine Cohen.

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