Residents will have a chance for their voices to be heard, for or against this proposal, at the upcoming city council meeting on July 16, at 6 p.m. at City Hall. Read more


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


Shoppers wanting to purchase tax-free school supplies this year are going to have to fight the crowds a little earlier. Read more


I once asked a principal whom I met through my work with teenagers what advice he had for parents. After thinking a few seconds, he said this: Presume positive intent. Read more

Kari Kampakis

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Shelby County Schools will have a two-hour delayed opening on Monday, Jan. 9, and bus schedules will operate on a two-hour delay. Hoover City Schools will be closed for students. Read more



Photos courtesy of Michele Wilensky

Hilltop Montessori School hosted its annual science fair Friday, Dec. 9. Read more

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Every day at 11:15 a.m., Oak Mountain High School students have an hour all to themselves Read more

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Photo by Patty Bradley.

Now that school is back in session, one thing on the mind of many parents is what to pack in their child’s lunch. From buying the food to making a menu to packing it up five days a week, it can be one more thing on the to-do list. Read more


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