At the time of 2006, Hoover High Bucs football team was the number one team in Alabama and one of the top teams in America. Since the first season aired on MTV in the fall of 2006, they have been aired to an audience of more than 1.5 million viewers. The Barons, who trace their history back to 1885, have played their home games at Regions Field in Birmingham city centre since 2013 when they moved to Birmingham. Until 2013, the team played its home game in its new 10,800-seat stadium.
Hoover has annexed several nearby communities and is known for its award-winning school system, high school football and basketball teams, and high-end shopping. Major shopping centers in the city include Hoover Shopping Center, the largest shopping center in Alabama and the second largest in North America.
Hoover has a television station, WBMA, branded as ABC 33 / 40, and two radio stations, ABC-TV and ABC Radio, both branded as ABC-33 and 40. The largest operations are in Hoover, including the Hoover Police Department, the Alabama Department of Public Safety and the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office.
The Hoover section of Shelby County is also served by a weekly newspaper based in Columbiana, the county town. In the 1990s, another newspaper in the city of Herbert Hoover served as Hoover Outlook, but that publication lasted only about 18 months.
Petelos' successor, Gary Ivey, continued the promotion, but replaced his slogan with "Hoover exceeded expectations," and Hoover was accidentally replaced by a new slogan in commercials. Hooverbe, "which exceeded all expectations and was replaced by his successor Gary Iveson in 2009.
The Ensley-Pratt Greenway passes through the two neighborhoods named in his name, Hoover and Prattville.
Hoover is served by Interstate 65, which runs north to south through the city, and by Interstate 459, which runs from Birmingham to Tuscaloosa and south to east to Atlanta, GA. Atlanta (GA) is located 245 km east of Atlanta I-459, T Tuskegee is located 85 miles west. Two highways, 65 and 4 59, connect Hoover to major transportation hubs in the center of both cities. Hoover is served by two motorways, "65" and "459," which run from north to north through Birmingham and bypass Birmingham from north. They serve Hoover and Hoover Airport at major transportation hubs in both cities.
Faulkner University has a campus on Valleydale Road, and the leading medical school in Alabama includes the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama State University and the Alabama Health Science Center. Alabama Medical Center, the largest medical center in the state, is only 8 - 10 miles away. Just outside Hoover is Hoover Golf Club, an award-winning 18-hole golf course.
Hoover's urban school system consists of Hoover High School, Hoover Elementary School and Hoover Middle School. Hoover school systems are known for their high quality education and high school graduation rates. There are no plans to move any of the city's other middle schools for students to Hoover High, but we have plans for a new middle school in the near future, possibly on the corner of Valleydale Road and East Main Street.
Additionally, Hoover provides up-to-date information about the city via AM Radio (1610 khz) and via email and social media. Many annual events throughout the year, including the annual Hoover Celebrate Hoover celebration at Hoover High School and many other events.
The Hoover Fire Department is a full-time professional department that operates all ten fire stations in the city. Hoover operates an expanded 911 emergency center at the Hoover Police Department, staffed 24 hours a day, with access to a 24-hour emergency center, emergency medical services and an emergency response team.
The mayor and the city council are elected on a non-partisan basis for four terms, beginning on October 1 of each election year. The mayor and the city council are elected on a non-partisan basis for simultaneous four-year terms starting on 1 September, the last day of the first week of October of the year before the election.
The community is named after William H. Hoover, who organized the Alabama Mutual Employers Insurance in his Birmingham office in 1921. The Sumiton Trail begins in the community of Sumitons, which is northwest of Birmingham, and the company, then called Alabama Employers Insurance, moved to Highway 31. He and his company moved to the area and bought additional land on which to build apartments for his employees. Land for the construction of employee housing was purchased by the Hoover Company, a subsidiary of the General Insurance Company of America.
Hoover began annexing adjacent areas, although negotiations to annex Riverchase failed at the time, and Hoover annexed the adjacent area only in 1929.
A lawsuit went to the US Supreme Court, which led to Green Valley being annulled by the State of Alabama. A lawsuit was filed and a law passed that said the city of Hoover and Riverchase, as well as all other communities in the region, could not be reintegrated, preventing Green Valley from reintegrating. On June 16, 1929, an attempt was made to pass a law establishing a Hoover City as an independent community that at that time included only the entire city of Red River, which had 406 people. The contest is invalid if prohibited by law and is subject to a minimum damage of $5,000 and punitive damages of up to $10,500.