Photo courtesy of Hoover Public Library.

People will be able to attend a host of panel discussions and talks online through the Google Meet video-communication service, which is free and requires no account, login or username. Read more


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Photo courtesy of Jalete Nelms

Nelms is the former constituent services representative in the U.S. Senate for Sen. Richard Shelby and former constituent services representative in the U.S. House of Representatives for Congresswoman Terri Sewell. Read more


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Photo courtesy of Zach Isbell

Isbell is a lifelong Homewood resident and a 2010 graduate of Homewood High School. He has not served on the council before, but in 2019, he was interviewed for the position after Peter Wright left his Ward 5 seat to become City Council president. Read more



Photo courtesy of Kari Kampakis.

Her purpose in writing these books is to empower girls through faith and to empower moms to help their daughters. Read more



Photo by Erin Nelson.

At the pickup window, Ryan will sell her nutrient-dense salads, grain bowls, superfood snacks, breakfast bites, coffee and other drinks in a grab-and-go setting. Read more


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Photo courtesy of Britt Thames

Ward 1 City Councilman Britt Thames announced he will be seeking reelection for his position in this year’s election. Thames has lived in Homewood since 2009. He was elected in 2012 to serve Ward 1 and has served two terms on the council. Read more


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Photo courtesy of Melanie Geer

Homewood resident Melanie Geer announced her candidacy for the Homewood City Council in Ward 1. She said she decided to run for council after years of participating in neighborhood and council meetings. Read more



Photo by Jimmy Mitchell.

The longtime and legendary Vestavia Hills High School football coach will hang up his whistle following the 2020 season, his 43rd as the head coach of the Rebels. Read more


Barry Wise Smith

Photo by Sydney Cromwell.

Smith has served as the Ward 4 representative on City Council for six years. She was appointed in 2014 to finish out the last two years of a term for a councilor who moved out of state, then she won reelection in 2016. Read more


Homewood City Council

Photo by Jacob Cole

Wright was appointed to council president after Bruce Limbaugh resigned from the position in October 2019. Previously, Wright served on the council for about 10 years, representing Ward 5. Read more



Photo courtesy The Market at Pepper Place.

Not even a once-in-a-century pandemic can slowdown one of Alabama’s largest farmer’s markets. Read more



Photo by Erin Nelson

Face coverings will be required in Jefferson County in most public indoor settings and some outdoor settings, starting at 5 p.m., Monday, June 29. Read more


Trussville City School bus

Photo by Erin Nelson Starnes Media

The AEA believes any reopening plan has to not only ensure the health and safety of all students and educators, but also prioritize long-term strategies for student learning and educational equity. Read more


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Screenshot by Leah Ingram Eagle.

Mackey said schools will be opening in the fall, but online learning remains an option for those who choose it. Local boards of education will work under the recommendations of their superintendent. Read more


Tour an open house this weekend from 2-4 p.m. Read more


Hardin has served Ward 5 since his appointment in November 2019. He is a partner in Shannon Waltchack, LLC, and he has been a resident of Homewood for 29 years. Read more


West Homewood’s Carlos Alemán announced that he is running in this year’s election for City Council in Ward 2. He's the deputy director of ¡HICA!, which is a community development and advocacy organization for Latino families and immigrants. Read more


Longtime Homewood resident Chris Lane announced that he will be running for mayor in this year’s election. Lane is an active supporter of Homewood and the founder of Homewood-based C Lane Company, one of the Southeast's leading produce distributors. Read more


The dermatologists at Skin Wellness Dermatology try to be a “one-stop shop” for all their patients’ medical and cosmetic skin care needs. Read more

The team members at ARC help their clients set a price; prepare for sale; take strong photography for the home listing; obtain marketing materials; and distribute the listing through more than 750 websites. Read more

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