Homewood vs Helena

Layton Dudley

Homewood dominated Helena on Friday night to move to 5-0. more

Sep 22, 2017 11:11 PM Sports

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John McMillan, Commissioner of the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries, visited the garden and had the opportunity to meet the students and educators that work to make the community garden such a success. more

Sep 22, 2017 1:30 PM People

John Carroll vs JO football 2017

Sarah Finnegan

The Cavaliers played Jackson-Olin tough in the first half, but couldn't sustain it in the third and fourth quarters. more

Sep 21, 2017 10:34 PM Sports


Sydney Cromwell

The team will compete this Saturday in Nashville. more

Sep 20, 2017 4:04 PM People

Homewood Volleyball

Kyle Parmley

The Homewood High School volleyball team was on the brink of forcing a fifth set in Tuesday night’s area match against Ramsay when the Rams fought back from a six-point deficit. more

Sep 19, 2017 9:59 PM Sports


Photo by Todd Lester

The Homewood High School football team will shoot for a 5-0 start when it hosts Helena on Friday for homecoming. more

Sep 19, 2017 2:29 PM Sports


Photo by Sydney Cromwell.

Snyder said she expects to relocate in November. more

Sep 18, 2017 9:43 PM Restaurants


Photo by Todd Lester

The Homewood High School football, volleyball and cross-country teams were in action this past week. more

Sep 18, 2017 2:15 PM , Sports


Photo by Todd Lester

The Homewood High School football team excelled across the board in its 28-6 victory over Jackson-Olin, improving to 4-0 on the season and 2-0 in Class 6A, Region 5. more

Sep 15, 2017 11:12 PM Sports

National Merit Finalists 2018

Courtesy of Homewood City Schools

The semifinalists will find out in the spring if they have reached finalist status. more

Sep 15, 2017 5:25 PM Schools

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Courtesy of Homewood City Schools

The ceremony was delayed due to bad weather from Hurricane Irma on Monday, Sept. 11. more

Sep 15, 2017 10:46 AM HHS

David Carrington

Sarah Finnegan

Jefferson County Commissioner David Carrington announced Wednesday he would discontinue his campaign. more

Sep 13, 2017 3:40 PM News

GreenSpace Initiative Forum

Emily Featherston

Experts, residents and community leaders gathered to discuss the proposed pocket park, and what it would mean to the city. more

Sep 12, 2017 9:34 PM News

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Erica Techo

The Homewood Board of Education approved its budget for fiscal year 2018, which starts on Oct. 1, at its Sept. 12 meeting. more

Sep 12, 2017 10:43 PM Schools


Jimmy Mitchell

Homewood is off to a great start this season, and hosts a tough Jackson-Olin team on Friday night. more

Sep 12, 2017 10:19 AM Sports

Hurricane Irma

Courtesy of NWS

Tropical Storm Irma had weakened significantly on Monday, but there were still risks of power outages and other downed limbs from the remnants of the storm. more

Sep 11, 2017 4:21 PM Schools

Homewood Cross Country

Sam Chandler

The Homewood High football, volleyball and cross-country teams have begun competing this fall. more

Sep 11, 2017 3:07 PM , Sports

Hurricane Irma

Courtesy of NWS

The meals will be taken to Aloft Hotel, which is currently housing Florida evacuees, on Monday night. more

Sep 10, 2017 9:00 PM People

The school system will be monitoring the weather on Tuesday as well. more

Sep 10, 2017 5:39 PM Schools


Jimmy Mitchell

Homewood stretched its mark to 3-0 with a win on Friday night. more

Sep 8, 2017 11:27 PM Sports

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Courtesy of Heart of Homewood

The downtown master plan is being performed by the city of Homewood and the Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham. more

Sep 6, 2017 2:32 PM News 1 Comments


Photo by Todd Lester

The Homewood High School football team will open Class 6A, Region 5 play this Friday at Parker on the heels of back-to-back wins. more

Sep 5, 2017 5:12 PM Sports


Sydney Cromwell

Some work is already underway and more is scheduled to begin in October and November. more

Sep 5, 2017 11:25 AM News


Photo by Todd Lester

Homewood's 10-game losing streak to Vestavia Hills ended in a big way Friday night, as the Patriots blanked the Rebels, 6-0. more

Sep 1, 2017 10:31 PM Sports


Sydney Cromwell

The program was an effort by UAB's trauma unit, the Division of Acute Care Surgery. more

Aug 30, 2017 12:26 PM HHS

Homewood Football

Photo by Todd Lester

The Homewood High School football team plays this Friday against Vestavia Hills, which it hasn't beaten since 2006. more

Aug 29, 2017 1:07 PM Sports

Mayor Scott McBrayer

Sydney Cromwell

Finance committee hearings on the budget will begin in September. more

Aug 28, 2017 9:10 PM News

Pocket Park Initiative

Sydney Cromwell

Representatives of the downtown greenspace initiative gave a short presentation at tonight's meeting. more

Aug 28, 2017 8:50 PM News

A big crowd

Photo by Jesse Chambers

The Bell Center saw a big crowd turn out for its annual fundraiser, which featured good food, kids' activities and college football hype. more

Aug 27, 2017 4:22 PM People

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Sarah Finnegan

Homewood High School senior wide receiver TyShawn Buckner caught five passes for 90 yards and two touchdowns in his team’s season-opening victory over Pelham. more

Aug 25, 2017 9:29 AM Sports

Homewood Football

Sarah Finnegan

Homewood running back Nick McCoy scored the game-winning touchdown with 29 seconds remaining. more

Aug 24, 2017 10:55 PM Sports

Homewood Football

Jimmy J. Mitchell

Homewood and Pelham will play in the second annual Milo's Breakfast Kickoff Classic on Thursday. more

Aug 22, 2017 2:25 PM Sports

18th Street Curio Hotel

Courtesy of Mike Mouron

A full-service spa is also planned on the property, in the former Wolf Camera spot. more

Aug 21, 2017 8:17 PM News 1 Comments


Sydney Cromwell

Homewood residents had the chance to view a near-total solar eclipse this afternoon. more

Aug 21, 2017 2:59 PM News

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Photo by Lexi Coon.

"Every year the Alabama Wildlife Center cares for almost 2,000 of Alabama's orphaned or injured birds," Adair said, adding that the birds typically come from over 100 different species. more

Aug 20, 2017 10:41 AM People

Homewood Police Department

Photo by Madoline Markham.

The shooting occurred around 1 a.m. on Saturday. more

Aug 19, 2017 12:34 PM News

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

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