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Hearts in Harmony 2019

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About 225 people attended the Hearts in Harmony Gala at the Hoover Country Club Saturday night. Read more

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Jason Wilson 2-21-19

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It's a story of a man who found his passion and followed it and who wasn't afraid to experience failure on the road to success. 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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Hoover employee milestones 2017

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The proposed new pay scale would give raises to all employees, increase the maximum amount they can earn in the future and cost the city about $1.5 million more in the coming fiscal year, city officials said. 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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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 council 4-16-18.jpg

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A financial consultant has told city leaders the city is headed for years of deficit budgets and no money for capital projects if something is not done to boost revenues or cut expenses. Read more

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Hoover City Council 10-19-17

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The mayor and some council members said they weren't comfortable paying more than $500,000 to be able to host the convention next year. Read more

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John Lyda 2016

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Lyda is running for Place 3 on the council. Read more

People/Places

Ross Bridge Hotel

Roy L. Williams.

Hoover council member John Lyda said that discussion in a Thursday council work session led to an agreement to table consideration of doubling Hoover lodging tax. The motion to table will be formally made by the council on Monday night. Read more

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Ross Bridge Hotel

Roy L. Williams.

The Hoover City Council during its Monday, July 20 meeting will hear a second reading of an ordinance that would double the city lodging tax from 3 to 6 percent. Read more

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Hoover City Council

Katie Turpen

The Hoover City Council on Monday July 6 will consider a proposal from Mayor Gary Ivey to raise the city's lodging tax rate from 3 percent to 6 percent. The overall tax would rise from 14 to 17 percent. Read more

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  • Salute to Veterans Ball 2018 (35)

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    Salute to Veterans Ball 2018 (35)

    More than 320 people attended the Salute to Veterans Ball at the Finley Center in Hoover, Alabama, on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. Among the guests, from left, were Rob and Anna Fowler and Beth and John Lyda.

  • Hoover climbing center 10-31-18 (3)

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    Hoover climbing center 10-31-18 (3)

    Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato prepares to cut the ribbon at the grand opening for the 5,000-square-foot Hoover Climbing & Adventure center in the Finley Center at the Hoover Metropolitan Complex in Hoover, Alabama, on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. Brocato was joined by a second-grade class from Trace Crossings Elementary School, two City Council members and representatives from the Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce, Hoover Parks and Recreation Board, Hoover Parks and Recreation Department and Sports Facilities Management, which manages the Hoover Metropolitan Complex for the city.

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