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The city had $602 million in new construction in 2019, Mayor Frank Brocato said in his 2020 state-of-the-city speech. Read more

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Hoover City Council President Gene Smith has announced he is challenging current Mayor Frank Brocato for the mayor’s chair in the Aug. 25 election, and other names are floating around as potential candidates for the mayor’s race as well. Read more

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Mark Davis has embarked on a new project to create a permanent monument for all military members from Alabama killed in action in the War on Terror since 9/11, and the city of Hoover has agreed to let it be built on city property at Veterans Park. Read more

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Now, a traffic study will be conducted to determine if speed tables are indeed merited and welcomed by residents. Read more

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The garbage hauler has put cameras on all its trucks in Hoover and enacted landfill restrictions on recycling pickup day. Read more

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City hall renovations should begin in early 2020, City Administrator Allan Rice said. Read more

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On Oct. 8, our Leadership Shelby County class had its first official outing as we spent time in the county seat of Columbiana for Government Day. Read more

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The new tower should greatly enhance cell service at the complex and nearby schools, homes and businesses, AT&T officials said. Read more

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The Hoover City Council in late September passed a $144 million budget for fiscal 2020 after cutting out $4.5 million from the mayor’s proposed spending plan and adding $2.3 million in spending favored by the council. Read more

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About 200 people showed up for a community meeting at The Church at Brook Hills Tuesday night to hear a proposal. Read more

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The City Council cut $4.5 million from the mayor's proposed spending plan and added $2.3 million in spending favored by the council. Read more

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If the Hoover City Council had not raised sales, use, leasing and lodging taxes last year, city revenues from those taxes likely would have declined this fiscal year, city records now indicate. Read more

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The mayor said his budget proposal is focused on better traffic management, education and public safety. Read more

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The upcoming closure of the Sears department store at the Riverchase Galleria is being heralded by mall managers and city officials as a great opportunity for redevelopment. Read more

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The mayors want to increase their influence when addressing issues that big cities face. Read more

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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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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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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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“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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    Paul Dangel, director of sales and marketing at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham — The Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover, Alabama, says a few words as the new president of the Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce during the chamber's luncheon at the hotel on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020.

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    Terry Beckham, the scoutmaster for Scout Troop 93 at Oakmont Presbyterian Church in Hoover, Alabama, is recognized for his contributions during Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato's 2020 state-of-the-city address at the Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham — The Wynfrey Hotel on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020.

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    Hoover schools Superintendent Kathy Murphy is recognized during Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato's 2020 state-of-the-city speech at the Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham — The Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover, Alabama, on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020.

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    Damian Gilbert, a leader of the Hoover-AHEAD (Ambassadors for Hoover Equity and Diversity) group, is recognized during Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato's 2020 state-of-the-city speech at the Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham — The Wynfrey Hotel on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020.

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    Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato gives his 2020 state-of-the-city address at the Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham — The Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover, Alabama, on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020.

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    Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato speaks with Hoover schools Superintendent Kathy Murphy after delivering his 2020 state-of-the-city speech at the Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham — The Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover, Alabama, on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020.

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