City considers $20M incentive to lure $300M project

A proposal for UAB Medical West to relocate its hospital from Bessemer to Hoover has some Hoover residents stirring. more

New inclusive playground to bring ‘play value’ to Hoover, metro area

A new place for play is coming to the city of Hoover. more

Juli Feltham, a rock at Shades Mountain, to retire after 20 years

For 20 years, Shades Mountain Elementary School has known only one principal, but Juli Feltham has finally reached the point where she’s ready to hand over the school keys to someone else. more

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Several state titles find way back to city of Hoover. more

New Hoover company seeks to fill demand for coders

A new company based in Hoover is working to help fill a demand for computer programmers in the technology industry. more

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The property owner wants to amend restrictions on building materials and building wall height and roof requirements. more

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Firefighters were battling the flames into the early hours of Thursday morning. more

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Hadder has been an assistant principal at Spain Park High School. more

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The latest proposal would charge hotel guests a $2 nightly room fee in Hoover instead of the $2.50 fee proposed last week. more

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Police say the same two men robbed the BB&T Bank branch on Meadow Brook Road on both June 7 and June 27, plus a Regions Bank in Graysville on June 27. more

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Hotel operators say they would rather see a $2.50 per night room fee than an increase in the city's total lodging tax from 14 percent to 17 percent. more

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This time, authorities have arrested suspects and say they are the same men who robbed the bank on June 7. more

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About 150 people heard details from Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato and his staff about the need to raise rates for the first time in 14 years. more

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The greater Birmingham region drew a record 4.6 million visitors in 2017, the head of the Greater Birmingham Convention and Visitors Bureau told the Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce. more

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The meeting is scheduled for Thursday night at the Riverchase Country Club. more

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The council did rezone 11 acres in International Park from office use to commercial use but turned down a request to put apartments on the top two floors of a three-story building. more

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Council members left a proposed lodging tax increase intact but are proposing half as much of a sales tax increase and an increase in the real estate rental and lease tax. more

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The two crimes are believed to have been committed by the same people. more

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The Hot Rod Power Tour rolled into the Hoover Metropolitan Stadium on Monday, June 11. more

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Hoover Senior Center, located at 400 Municipal Drive, is the first in Alabama to receive accreditation. more

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The pawn shop wants to relocate from U.S. 31 to Lorna Road, but city officials say the pawn shop doesn't fit the proper zoning for the east side of Lorna Road. more

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The fourth annual Take the Reins 5k, which benefit the Red Barn, took place on Saturday, June 9, at Veterans Park in Hoover. more

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Police charged 28-year-old Oscar Lee Woods III with capital murder in the May 11 shooting death of a 22-year-old Hoover man and felony murder in the death of Woods' accomplice in a robbery. more

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The robbery occurred at 3:42 p.m. Thursday. more

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Orange Development has plans to build one of the training centers off U.S. 31 near Interstate 65 and Lorna Road and the other off U.S. 280 in the Meadow Brook area. more

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Mayor Frank Brocato has asked the City Council to consider $20 million in incentives to lure a $300 million project that he says would bring 1,000 jobs to Hoover. more

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Evangelist Scott Dawson of Hoover came in third in the Republican primary and said he gave the campaign all he had and will support Ivey in the general election. more

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The school board also approved a change in the district's drug testing policy for school system employees. more

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The mayor said the increases are needed to eliminate projected budget deficits, pay for routine capital expenses, provide more money for schools and pay for projects requested by residents. more

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Lightning, thunder and rain led to the cancellation of what was supposed to be the first installment of the 2018 Free Friday Flicks series at Veterans Park. more

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The alleged incident took place in August 2017, and an investigation began in March, Hoover police said. more

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The Circle K convenience store at 2195 John Hawkins Parkway near Deer Valley was robbed at 4:16 a.m. Saturday. more

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Most Alabama voters have a lot of decisions to make before going to the polls June 5. more

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The Hoover Democrats also are scheduled to hear from Democratic candidates for Jefferson County sheriff. more

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Police are still investigating what caused the wreck on Greystone Highlands Circle. more

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The man reportedly confessed to Hoover detectives that he is a heroin addict and was looking for cash. more

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Feltham has spent more than 35 years in education and has been with the Hoover school district since it started in 1988. more

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Superintendent Kathy Murphy said she hopes to have a replacement picked and in place by July 1. more

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The school sent 690 graduates into the world of college, work and military with more than $39 million in scholarship offers. more

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Both 16-year-olds were charged as adults. more

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Murphy's salary now will be $218,900, and she will get a $40,000 bonus if she stays employed with Hoover five years. more

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The rezoning plan approved by a federal judge in December also is expected to move an estimated 1,900 to 2,200 students to new school zones. more

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Family and friends filled the Pete Hanna Center at Samford University to watch about 400 Spain Park seniors complete their high school careers. more

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The City Council is considering the pros and cons of a variety of tax increases and whether or not to charge residents for garbage pickup. more

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Courtney Bentley Cunningham, who has been an associate dean at UAB, formerly worked as an education professor at Montevallo for eight years. more

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The zoning request now goes to the Hoover City Council for a public hearing and vote on June 18. more

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The Spain Park High softball team was beaten twice by Fairhope to conclude the Class 7A state tournament on Thursday. more

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The four scholarship recipients came from Briarwood Christian, Hoover, Oak Mountain and Spain Park high schools. more

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The Spain Park High softball team went 2-0 to begin the state tournament on Wednesday. more

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