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

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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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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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Frank Brocato 4-16-18

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Mayor Frank Brocato asked the council to work with him to address projected budget deficits by the council's June 4 meeting. Read more

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Hoover City Council Nov 2016

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The mayor and City Council should allow much public deliberation. Read more

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  • Denim and Dining 2019 (13)

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    About 250 people attended the Denim & Dining fundraiser for the Hoover City Schools Foundation at Noah's Event Venue in Hoover, Alabama, on Friday, April 12, 2019. Among the guests, from left, were City Council President Gene Smith, Councilman Derrick Murphy, Mayor Frank Brocato and Councilman Curt Posey.

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    Frank Barefield, chairman of the board for Crime Stoppers of Metro Alabama, Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato and Hoover police Chief Nick Derzis pose for a photo at a groundbreaking ceremony for the Hoover Police Department's Frank and Pam Barefield Training Center on Wednesday, April 10, 2019.

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    Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato speaks at a groundbreaking ceremony for the Hoover Police Department's Frank and Pam Barefield Training Center on Wednesday, April 10, 2019.

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    Hoover city officials take part in a groundbreaking ceremony for the Hoover Police Department's Frank and Pam Barefield Training Center on Wednesday, April 10, 2019. From left are Councilman Mike Shaw, Mayor Frank Brocato and Councilman John Greene.

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    Stephen Finlen, center, is the 2018 Hoover Firefighter of the Year. He is shown here with Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato and Hoover fire Chief Clay Bentley at the Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the Hoover Country Club on Thursday, March 21, 2019.

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    The Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, March 21, 2019 presented its 2018 Hoover public safety awards. Shown here are, from left, Mayor Frank Brocato, police Chief Nick Derzis, Police Officer of the Year Brandon Harris and Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce President Terry Turner.

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