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"It's a celebration of science fiction, fantasy and geeky pop culture," said Krysten Griffin, chairwoman of the festival. "It's like a big party." Read more

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Finley Center June 2019

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Eight months into fiscal 2019, the complex has had an estimated $31 million economic impact, the manager says. Read more

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Superintendent Kathy Murphy held off again on a recommendation for a policy against disruptive speech. Read more

Hoover Schools

Families of 386 children were interested, but only 90 students could be accepted for five new pre-K classes. Read more

Schools

Tattersall Park proposed master plan July 2019

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Greystone residents strongly objected to the proposal. Read more

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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 City Council 7-1-19

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The grocery store is planned to be built at the intersection of South Shades Crest Road and Morgan Road in southwest Hoover. Read more

Businesses

Deana Carter Ricky Skaggs

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The season also includes The Kingdom Choir that performed at the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and the Dove Award-winning group The Isaacs. Read more

People/Places

Planning commissioners wanted a better summary and new plans for undeveloped areas. Read more

News

The Hoover school system’s new Skilled Trades Academy at the Riverchase Career Connection Center is a step forward in helping meet demand for new construction industry workers. Read more

Schools

This year’s back-to-school sales tax holiday is scheduled for July 19-21. Read more

News

The 2019 Free Friday Flicks summer outdoor movie series at Veterans Park continues with three films in July after four movies in June. Read more

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The Shelby Humane organization is holding its 10th annual Bark and Wine fundraiser at the Grand Bohemian Hotel in Mountain Brook on Saturday, July 20. Read more

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The Hoover City Council has decided to spend $368,000 to extend a fiber-optic data connection to the Hoover Metropolitan Complex, but it took nearly two hours of debate and a split 4-2 vote. Read more

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Mary Helmer 6-20-19

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Hoover's economic developer, Greg Knighton, said a partnership with Main Street Alabama would be worth considering. Read more

Businesses

313 South Burbank Drive

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Residents have complained about having a constant stream of strangers coming to and going from homes in their neighborhoods. Read more

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Free Friday Flicks 2019 (5)

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Skies were clear Friday night as moviegoers watched "The Little Mermaid." Read more

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Students are becoming too disconnected from instruction, Superintendent Kathy Murphy said. Read more

Hoover Schools

Kathy Murphy 6-4-19

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The meeting likely will be in early July, Superintendent Kathy Murphy said. Read more

Hoover Schools

IberiaBank June 2019

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The bank's renovation of a 130,000-square-foot building in International Park is taking longer than anticipated. Read more

Businesses

City of Hoover logo 2

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But the council held off a decision to extend a fiber-optic line along Valleydale Road from U.S. 31 to almost U.S. 280. Read more

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  • Celebrate Hoover Day 2018-34

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    Celebrate Hoover Day 2018-34

    Bill and Lynette Leech of Pelham, Alabama, came with their daughter, Marie Leech, and grandchildren Emily, Sydney and Michael Santamour of Indian Springs Village, Alabama, to the 2018 Celebrate Hoover Day at Veterans Park in Hoover, Alabama, on Saturday, April 28, 2018.

  • Hoover elem music fest 2018-19

    Jon Anderson

    Hoover elem music fest 2018-19

    Students from Deer Valley Elementary School perform "Chatter With the Angels," an African-American spiritual, at the 2018 "Sing! Dance! Play" Hoover Elementary Music Festival at Hoover High School in Hoover, Alabama, on Thursday, March 1, 2018.

  • Hoover elem music fest 2018-11

    Jon Anderson

    Hoover elem music fest 2018-11

    Students from Deer Valley Elementary School perform the "Chatter With the Angels" African-American spiritual at the 2018 "Sing! Dance! Play" Hoover Elementary Music Festival at Hoover High School in Hoover, Alabama, on Thursday, March 1, 2018.

  • Hoover elem music fest 2018-16

    Jon Anderson

    Hoover elem music fest 2018-16

    Students from Deer Valley Elementary School perform "Chatter With the Angels," an African-American spiritual, at the 2018 "Sing! Dance! Play" Hoover Elementary Music Festival at Hoover High School in Hoover, Alabama, on Thursday, March 1, 2018.

  • Hoover elem music fest 2018-15

    Jon Anderson

    Hoover elem music fest 2018-15

    Students from Deer Valley Elementary School perform the "Chatter With the Angels" African-American spiritual at the 2018 "Sing! Dance! Play" Hoover Elementary Music Festival at Hoover High School in Hoover, Alabama, on Thursday, March 1, 2018.

  • Hoover elem music fest 2018-18

    Jon Anderson

    Hoover elem music fest 2018-18

    Students from Deer Valley Elementary School perform "Chatter With the Angels," an African-American spiritual, at the 2018 "Sing! Dance! Play" Hoover Elementary Music Festival at Hoover High School in Hoover, Alabama, on Thursday, March 1, 2018.

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