Solar Eclipse

Courtesy of NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory

Homewood City Schools have also purchased glasses for all students and faculty. more

Aug 16, 2017 10:25 AM People

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Lexi Coon

Dr. Jonathan Bass with Samford University spoke to the monthly chamber luncheon about the history and significance of hogs in Alabama. more

Aug 15, 2017 4:34 PM Businesses

Curio Hotel

Courtesy of Scotty Stanford

The council also approved an increase in parking time limits downtown. more

Aug 14, 2017 8:15 PM News


Courtesy of Cooperative Strategies

These results are based on Cooperative Strategies' analysis of Homewood student population, neighborhoods and birth trends. more

Aug 10, 2017 9:28 PM Schools

Homewood schools started the new school year on Wednesday, Aug. 9, and The Homewood Star asked the community to send in their back-to-school pictures. Enjoy browsing through shots of students starting another school year in Homewood! more

Aug 10, 2017 4:12 PM Schools

Patriot Park Revamp

Photo by Ana Good.

New design schematics, budget estimates and construction timelines will be available later this month. more

Aug 10, 2017 3:34 PM News

HHS Students 2014

Photo courtesy of Homewood City Schools.

"Homewood Police ask that all motorists remain patient while parents and students adjust into their normal drop-off and pick-up routines," a release said. more

Aug 8, 2017 4:07 PM News

Classic Wine Company

Sydney Cromwell

Since Do Di Yo's closed, the restaurant space has been redesigned to house multiple tenants. more

Aug 8, 2017 11:28 AM Businesses

Special issues committee

Sydney Cromwell

The time limit on parking on 18th Street may be increased to three hours. more

Aug 7, 2017 8:36 PM , News 1 Comments

Posing with fire helmets

Photo by Jesse Chambers

Hundreds of people filled the parking lot at Shades Valley Community Church Tuesday evening to meet Homewood's first responders and enjoy food, fun and live music. more

Aug 1, 2017 10:17 PM People

Curio Hotel

Courtesy of Scotty Stanford

The developers made changes to the height and parking in response to concerns at the July commission meeting. more

Aug 1, 2017 9:23 PM News 1 Comments

Birmingham Restaurant Week

Courtesy of Birmingham Restaurant Week.

Restaurant Week 2017 will last from Aug. 11 to Aug. 20. more

Aug 1, 2017 12:57 PM Restaurants

Sidewalk Sale

Layton Dudley

Homewood merchants participated in the 6th annual Sidewalk Sale on Saturday, July 29th. Many stores had tables and tents outside while some hosted indoors as well. Customers enjoyed discounts and free items from many locations in downtown Homewood. more

Jul 31, 2017 4:05 PM Businesses

Mark Driskill said a wood-fired grill will be central to his restaurant's menu. more

Jul 31, 2017 12:40 PM Restaurants

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Erica Techo

The Eggs and Issues breakfast was co-sponsored by the Greater Shelby, South Shelby, Homewood, Mountain Brook and Montevallo chambers of commerce. more

Jul 31, 2017 1:01 PM Businesses

Mark Driskill said a wood-fired grill will be central to his restaurant's menu. more

Jul 31, 2017 12:40 PM Restaurants

The Voter Guide includes candidate bios, campaign contributor lists, voter information for Jefferson and Shelby counties and information about polling places, voter ID and campaign finances. more

Jul 31, 2017 10:55 AM News

Forest Brook sidewalks

Courtesy of Jennifer Wright

A group of neighbors are circulating a petition to gauge interest in sidewalk construction. more

Jul 24, 2017 3:49 PM News

Those looking to have tax-free back-to-school shopping will have to hit the shops a little earlier this year. more

Jul 20, 2017 5:13 PM Schools


Layton Dudley

Olivia Rouse, a rising 10th grader at Homewood High School, interned with The Homewood Star and its sister papers this summer. more

Jul 19, 2017 2:59 PM Columns 1 Comments

West Homewood Odor

Sydney Cromwell

Tiny homes and the new public safety building were also on the table. more

Jul 17, 2017 9:59 PM News

Tom Esslinger

Photo courtesy of Tom Esslinger

Homewood High School head track and field coach Tom Esslinger was named the National High School Girls Track and Field Coach of the Year by the National High School Coaches Association. more

Jul 17, 2017 8:40 AM Sports

Mary Scott Pearson

Courtesy of Mary Scott Pearson

Pearson has been an active board member for the foundation. more

Jul 13, 2017 3:36 PM Schools

West Homewood Park Plans

Courtesy of Homewood Parks and Recreation

Estimates for the Patriot Park pool and the first phase of the West Homewood field upgrades were expected at the end of June. more

Jul 13, 2017 2:26 PM News

City Council

Sydney Cromwell

The next council meeting will be July 24. more

Jul 10, 2017 9:44 PM News


Sydney Cromwell

Mayfair area residents packed the council's work session chambers prior to the vote to share their opinions. more

Jul 10, 2017 9:27 PM News 1 Comments

The restaurant will open at 800 Green Springs Highway. more

Jul 10, 2017 5:25 PM Restaurants 4 Comments

The Homewood Star captured a collection of awards last weekend at the annual Alabama Press Association Better Newspaper Contest. In all, Starnes Publishing tallied 55 awards across all seven of its papers. more

Jul 10, 2017 2:21 PM News

Save Our Triangle

Sydney Cromwell

The issue will be discussed by the public safety committee on July 10 prior to the city council meeting. more

Jul 6, 2017 12:06 PM News 3 Comments

July 4 Festival

Layton Dudley

The City of Homewood and the Homewood Parks & Recreation Board held a festival to celebrate July 4th in Downtown Homewood. more

Jul 5, 2017 10:02 AM Celebrations

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Photos by Lexi Coon.

The festival had many entertainment options with old-style festival activities for the kids, including ring toss, horse racing, a bounce house, darts, a dunking booth, hot wheel races and a putting green, as well as a doll booth and cake booth. more

Jul 4, 2017 4:05 PM People

Find out which city services will be affected by the Fourth of July holiday. more

Jul 3, 2017 4:35 PM News

Homewood City Council

Sam Chandler

The Homewood City Council on Monday night approved the installation of a crosswalk at Windsor Drive and Shades Creek Parkway and approved future road closures for concerts at Brookwood Village. more

Jun 26, 2017 8:34 PM News

Matthew Alan Huggins

Photo courtesy of Hoover Police Department

However, the cause of his death remains a mystery. more

Jun 22, 2017 10:51 AM News


Courtesy of NWS BHM

Weather forecasters are reminding Central Alabama residents that tropical systems can cause dangerous conditions, even hundreds of miles inland. more

Jun 20, 2017 5:01 PM News

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Photo by Lexi Coon.

“We’re not only here to promote the big guy, but we do a lot of things that we do to educate our local community and our visitors about our history,” said Morgan Black, director of marketing and public relations for the park and museum. more

Jun 20, 2017 2:55 PM Businesses

Council Committee meeting

Sydney Cromwell

A sign variance for a new urgent care clinic was also discussed. more

Jun 19, 2017 9:38 PM News

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Alyx Chandler

In total, the churches raised over $9,200 through this year's garage sale. more

Jun 19, 2017 2:44 PM People 1 Comments

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Sydney Cromwell

A final public meeting to discuss the survey results will be held on June 27 at 6 p.m. at Shades Cahaba Elementary. more

Jun 15, 2017 8:59 PM Schools

West Homewood Park Plans

Courtesy of Homewood Parks and Recreation

The first phases of construction will break ground in July and August. more

Jun 15, 2017 4:54 PM News 1 Comments

Mayfair Sidewalks

Skipper Consulting, courtesy of City of Homewood

A bid for phase I and II of the project was accepted on May 22. more

Jun 15, 2017 8:26 AM News

Gary Palmer

Sydney Cromwell

At least five people were hospitalized, according to national reports, and others injured. more

Jun 14, 2017 3:38 PM News

Opinions were extremely split about the Regional Planning Commission's conclusions from their parking study: that there are enough parking spaces to handle demand but the city needs better enforcement of rules. more

Jun 13, 2017 3:01 PM People


Photo by Sarah Finnegan.

The traffic study was coordinated through the Metropolitan Planning Organization, with Homewood providing 20 percent of the funding and ALDOT providing 80 percent. more

Jun 12, 2017 7:52 PM News 1 Comments

Take a moment and fill out our survey. more

Jun 7, 2017 11:28 AM People 1 Comments

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Courtesy of Homewood Parks and Recreation

Changes to the plans were made based on public response after the last two meetings the park board has hosted. more

Jun 6, 2017 8:03 PM News

Homewood Parking

Sydney Cromwell

The Regional Planning Commission studied public and private parking lots around downtown Homewood in April. more

Jun 5, 2017 8:24 PM News

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Photos by Alyx Chandler

On Sunday, June 4, families, visitors and Birmingham residents gathers from noon to 4 p.m. to celebrate 113 years of the Vulcan. more

Jun 5, 2017 3:32 PM People

Homewood Soccer

Photo courtesy of Scott Butler

Homewood boys and girls soccer players earned spots on the all-state and metro teams. more

Jun 5, 2017 10:42 AM Sports

Starnes Publishing assistant sports editor and community reporter Sam Chandler completed a fellowship at The Washington Post after his graduation from Samford. more

Jun 2, 2017 2:19 PM People

The survey will precede multiple community input meetings. more

Jun 1, 2017 4:50 PM Schools

The deadline to submit is Aug. 4. more

Jun 1, 2017 3:08 PM People 1 Comments

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