Resurfacing on Valleydale will begin this summer while widening of the road is still years away. Read more


Madeline Powell Distinguished Young Woman

Photo courtesy of Distinguished Young Women

This month, Spain Park High’s Madeline Powell will represent Alabama at the Distinguished Young Women National Finals. Read more

People/Places 1 Comments

omms robotics

Photo by Jeff Thompson.

Team Blunderbuss hopes their current success leads to a future for their program. Read more

Oak Mountain Schools

Trinity Medical CEO

Photo by Jeff Thompson.

Changes are visible one year after Trinity on 280 cleared to construct. Read more


With the start of the 2014-2015 school year, parents can expect changes in the way they reach their children during the school day. Read more


St. Vincent's One Nineteen Block Party

Photos by Freddy Beeson, courtesy of St. Vincent’s One Nineteen.

The St. Vincent’s One Nineteen Block Party and Health Festival is scheduled for Saturday, June 21, from 5-8 p.m. rain or shine. Read more


Mt Laurel church storytelling

Photo courtesy of Candace Reynolds.

A Mt Laurel church is scheduled to host a storytelling event. Read more


sacred harp warren steel

Photo courtesy Martha Beverly, Kalamazoo, Mich.

Today, more than 500 Sacred Harp singers from more than 20 states will converge in the 280 area. Read more


Ministry Cutters for Christ

Photo courtesy of Bob Thompson.

280-area residents assisted the community in the wake of the April storms. Read more


Chamber names Students, Educators of the Year

Photo by Jeff Thompson

On April 30, the Greater Shelby Chamber of Commerce recognized its 2013-2014 Students and Educators of the year. Three of the four selected attend or teach at schools on the U.S. 280 corridor. Read more


Flyovers part of long-range plan for 280, but funding them isn’t 1

Photo by Jeff Thompson.

After the recent $15 million Intersection Improvement Plan’s completion, current projects on U.S. 280 might be the last pieces of significant work on the corridor for years to come. Read more


Donna Sibley

Jeff Thompson

According to a registered dietitian, improving your diet starts with knowing how to shop. Read more


Lesley Patterson

Courtesy of XTERRA

Alabama’s biggest annual triathlon event, the XTERRA Southeast Championship, returns to Oak Mountain State Park this Saturday, and this year participants might be hoping for a drier outing. Read more


The Shelby Show & Go will feature classic and antique cars displayed in three locations over two days. The event kicks off Friday, May 30, with a Sock Hop from 4-8 p.m. in downtown Columbiana featuring live music and activities for the whole family. Read more


Anonymous donor gives Chelsea family wheelchair-accessible van

Photo by Jeff Thompson

Hoover Police Chief Nick Derzis credited an article in the April issue of 280 Living with bringing the Napp’s situation to the donor’s attention. Read more

, News

According to reports from the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, a motor vehicle accident at 6:30 a.m. broke a natural gas pipeline on Alabama Highway 119. Read more


The City will use $200,000 in public funds to pay for the development and construction of infrastructure for a new Applebee's restaurant. Read more

News 2 Comments

The Council desired for its appointment to make an impact immediately — especially regarding the Board’s financial decisions. On Monday, April 7, its members unanimously appointed Craig Kelley to the Hoover City Schools Board of Education. Read more


Following the interviews, the Hoover City Council is expected to make its selection during its regular meeting on Monday, April 7. Read more


Inaugural Briarwood Relay for Life this weekend

Photo courtesy of Briarwood Christian School Relay for Life Committee.

Student volunteers at Briarwood Christian School are hoping for a sizable turnout at their inaugural Relay for Life on April 5. But no matter the numbers, the event should already be considered a success. Read more


Subscribe to our daily newsletters

* indicates required
280 Living