Photo by Kamp Fender.

A two-year, $7 million project upgrading Shelby County’s public safety radio system was recently completed, enhancing all first responder communication capabilities. Read more



Photo by Sydney Cromwell.

Birmingham native’s boutique caters to the Southern woman. Read more


Bamman will replace Derrick Murphy, whose five-year term expires at the end of May. Read more



Photo by Janet Taylor.

Bradley Johnson may no longer walk the fairways, but for the last 10 years numerous young players have followed his path, taking part in the golf tournament that bears his name. Read more


chelsea anglers

Photo by Frank Couch.

While many relish the solitude of fishing, several young people in Chelsea welcome sharing the experience. Read more


Sushi Village

Photo by Marienne Thomas Ogle.

Angela Yang and Owen Ou heard the call of their customers and have opened a second Sushi Village restaurant in Lee Branch Shopping Center off Highway 280. Read more



Photo by Madison Miller.

Food trucks, beer tents, kids’ zone and music are planned for March 12. Read more


The Barre

Photo courtesy of Kathleen Huffstetler.

A mother of 5, Kathy Huffstetle, was inspired to start her own business after overhauling her own fitness and diet routine. Read more


Reformer Pilates

Photos courtesy of Ainslie McLean.

Ainslie McLean has been the owner of Reformu Reformer Training for the past 10 years and recently opened a studio at Inverness Highlands, 5209 Valleydale Road. Read more


Priya Shah

Photo courtesy of Samata Shah.

Priya Shah's graduation performance in August was the culmination of her physical and spiritual journey of Indian classical dance. Read more


Tees Cakes

Photo by Marienne Thomas Ogle.

Tee’s Cakes and Pastries is soon to open in Benson Plaza, 100 Chelsea Corner Way. Co-owner Eddie Herrod said they are “pushing hard” for an early November opening. Read more


The Boot

Courtesy of Mike McCowan.

The Boot at Brook Highland is locating at 5291 Highway 280, near Sprouts Farmers Market in the Brook Highland Plaza. The free-standing building is under renovation but no opening date has been announced by owners Dr. and Mrs. Michael Burch of Hoover. Read more


Taste of Shelby

Photo courtesy of Logan Brady.

It’ll be a food fanatic’s fantasy on Sept. 10 when the 8th annual Taste of Shelby County takes place at the Cahaba Grand Conference Center off U.S. 280. Read more


Flo Sherrill

Photo courtesy of Jan Harris.

Flo Sherrill, who turned 100 years old on July 1, shares her healthy lifestyle and her love for her community. Read more


Ovarian Cancer Terri Joneof

Photo by Keith McCoy.

Terri Jonseof had always been the type of person who didn’t want to accept help from anyone. She maintained that attitude until she was diagnosed with a rare form of ovarian cancer in June 2013. Read more


Debbie Skinner

Photo by Tamela Pugh.

Debbie Skinner is marking 21 years in business — her own business — and has recently expanded into a new location three miles away to handle the company’s product overflow. Read more


​When Dina and Alan Long knew in their hearts they wanted to expand their family of four through adoption, they turned to Lifeline Children’s Services and its branch, (un)adopted, for advice. Read more


Chelsea resident Paul Mann is ready to throw down the gauntlet at this year’s Bell Center Tailgate. Read more


​It’s not quite running the Rockies, but participants will experience a course of “straight up and straight down” in the July 4 Rick Melanson Peavine Falls Run. Read more


Jessie Pitts

Photo by Tyler Golden/NBC.

It won’t be long until it’s time to get your red, white and blue gear and join Hoover’s Freedom Fest, the city’s bang-up celebration of Independence Day. Read more


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