Photos by Jon Anderson.

Only a few people have been asked to serve more than one five-year term on the Hoover school board, and Green Valley resident Earl Cooper is one of them. Read more

Hoover Schools

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Erica Techo

Butch Burbage's last day will be Thursday, May 31, following 22 years with the county. Read more


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Erica Techo

Hand in Paw therapy team Margie Little and Simon worked with Oak Mountain Elementary School for the last six years. Read more

Oak Mountain Schools


Photo courtesy of Shelby County Schools.

Randy Fuller, who has served for three consecutive terms as superintendent of education for Shelby County Schools, has announced he will retire at the end of his current term in office this December. Read more



Jon Anderson.

The city of Hoover has had a lot of big zoning fights in 50 years, and one man has been in the middle of most of them. Read more


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Photo by Jon Anderson

Several hundred people attended a retirement party for Wingate, who worked 42 years for the Fire Department. Read more


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Photo by Sarah Finnegan

"People tell me I know where all the bodies are buried. I kind of do," Denise Roberson said. Read more

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Photo by Sarah Finnegan.

When Allen Pate first came to work for the city of Hoover in February 1988, it was supposed to be a one-year job of overseeing construction of Hoover Metropolitan Stadium. Read more


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Photo courtesy of Faith Presbyterian Church.

After 30 years behind the pulpit of Faith Presbyterian Church, Pastor Alan Carter, known by many as simply “Alan,” is retiring. Read more


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Photo by Jon Anderson

Pate choked up with emotion as he made the announcement at a Hoover City Council meeting. Read more



Photos by Erica Techo.

The Chelsea High School cafeteria was filled with teachers, staff members, PTO volunteers and a few students after an early release on May 26. Read more

Chelsea Schools

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Erica Techo

This year’s party had two guests of honor — retiring band director Dane Lawley and teacher Carlene Hooper. Read more

Chelsea Schools

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Photo by Sydney Cromwell.

Shelby County Museum and Archives director Bobby Joe Seales is retiring after 16 years. Read more


Savvy Social Security Planning: What Baby Boomers Need to Know to Maximize Retirement Income, has been scheduled for May 6 from 6-7 p.m. at the library. Read more


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