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OSMP Cabins

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The cabins at Lake Tranquility are a popular destination in Oak Mountain State Park. Read more

People/Places

SPHS IT Academy

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Spain Park has added a Finance Academy and IT Academy option for its 1,650 students. These options join career academies already available for the 2015-16 school year, such as law, engineering and health science. Read more

Hoover Schools

Brad Botes

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In an interview, Botes talked about some of his past cases and shared information on a new Alabama law allowing bankruptcy filers to protect more of their assets. Read more

People/Places

No Nut Moms

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No Nut Moms is a local support group founded in 2011 by Lisa Rutter. The group now has 50 chapters across the nation. Read more

People/Places

The Hoover City Council agenda for Tuesday, Sept. 8 includes a proposal from Mayor Gary Ivey for a firefighter recruit school by the Hoover Fire Department and a proposed sidewalk along Preserve Parkway. Read more

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Courtesy of Jason Gaston

Board President Derrick Murphy will publicly thank members of Hoover City Dad Brigade during the Sept. 14 Hoover Board of Education meeting at Hoover High School. Read more

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Gear Up Alabama

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Students and teachers from Berry Middle School spent part of their summer helping students at a rural Alabama school that doesn’t have the resources they have, providing books for G.P. Austin Middle School in Marengo County through GEAR UP Alabama. Read more

Schools

Amanda Lewis

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Thanks to a $1,970 grant from the Hoover City Schools Foundation, teachers Amber Lewis and Jean Gillespie will show their students how to grow plants using an aeroponic tower garden. Read more

Hoover Schools

Hoover City Schools Superintendent Kathy Murphy, who took charge of the Hoover school district in June, is now tackling rezoning city schools. Read more

Hoover Schools

Odyssey Early Schools

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Odyssey Early Schools, was born in June 1995 with the opening of their first location in Inverness at 104 Heatherbrooke Park. In 2001, they added a second location, Odyssey Trace Crossings, at 401 Emery Dr. in Hoover. Read more

Schools

A new survey lists Hoover City Schools as the No. 2 Alabama public school system for teachers to work at, just below Homewood City Schools. The survey was completed by Niche.com, a research website that aims to help consumers make informed decisions Read more

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Spain Park High School science teacher Pamela Harman has been inducted into the 2015 Jacksonville State University (JSU) Teacher Hall of Fame. She joins 12 other past and present Hoover City Schools educators who have earned this prestigious honor. Read more

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Josh Britnell

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Josh Britnell joins Spain Park after serving as assistant principal at Chelsea High School. Read more

Schools

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New Hoover City Schools Superintendent Kathy Murphy visited several city schools to greet principals, teachers, students and parents as the district kicked off the 2015-16 school year on Thursday, Aug. 13. Read more

Hoover Schools

Hoover City Schools Institute

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In a motivational speech, new Hoover City Schools Superintendent Dr. Kathy Murphy addressed 1,860 employees gathered at Hunter Street Baptist Church today, Monday, Aug. 10 for Hoover City Schools Institute. Read more

Hoover Schools

The Hoover City School System, which passed a resolution Aug. 3, has joined other state public education advocates in urging Alabama lawmakers to leave the Education Trust Fund alone as the state legislature seeks to fill a state budget shortfall. Read more

Schools

Randy Fuller

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Addressing the South Shelby County Chamber of Commerce during an August 6 luncheon, Shelby County Schools Superintendent Randy Fuller says the district is continuing to grow despite Alabaster and Pelham schools leaving to form their own systems. Read more

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Hoover School Board

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The Hoover Board of Education, in a unanimous 5-0 vote during its August 3 board meeting, rescinded an April 2014 proposal that would have charged students a fee for riding buses to and from schools. Read more

Schools

During tonight's meeting, the Hoover Board of Education is expected to approve a recommendation from Superintendent Kathy Murphy to rescind a proposal that would have charged students a fee for riding school buses. Read more

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ABC hearing

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During a public hearing held at Hoover City Hall on Tuesday, July 28, the Alabama Beverage Control Board's Public Study Commission on Alcohol Sales heard advocates and opponents of proposed legislation that could ease restrictions on alcohol sales. Read more

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