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Huntsville Utilities to Build a Fiber Network Throughout the City

February 22, 2016

Mayor Tommy Battle joined Huntsville Utilities CEO Jay Stowe today in announcing construction of a new fiber network that will meet the area’s rapidly growing data and communication needs. The Mayor also announced that Huntsville is officially becoming a Gig City. Google Fiber, a high-speed TV and Internet service, will be bringing its service to Huntsville residents and small businesses. Today’s news comes 15 months after Mayor Battle proclaimed his goal to [more]

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Mayor Battle Proposes New Transportation Options for Huntsville

February 10, 2016

Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle will ask the Huntsville City Council to approve amendments to the City’s vehicle for hire ordinance at their meeting tomorrow night. The move changes the City’s regulatory framework and seeks to resolve any outstanding issues Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) might have about entering the Huntsville market. “We have said from the beginning we welcome innovative new transportation options for our citizens like those offered by Uber and [more]

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Huntsville Ranks in Top 10 List in Mid-Size City Affordability

February 8, 2016

Huntsville earned another round of accolades for its affordability and livability – this time from Money Geek. The financial information company listed Huntsville #3 in its list of “Best Mid-sized Cities to Make a Living.” Money Geek says its number crunchers identified 40 mid-sized cities that have relatively low costs of living and high salaries “to ensure you get the most bang for your buck.” “It’s no surprise to us, but [more]

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Richard Showers Recreation Center Undergoes $1.2 Million Renovation

February 3, 2016

The City of Huntsville is spending $1.2 million to upgrade the Dr. Richard Showers Recreation Center, 4600 Blue Spring Road in northwest Huntsville. Along with improvements to the locker room, restrooms and showers, new windows, painting, lighting, and pool deck, the center is getting a new outdoor Splash Pad. “This is one of the most popular recreation centers in Huntsville and being well used and well-loved means we need to stay [more]

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Huntsville Ranked #1 in Top 10 “Best Affordable Places to Live” by Livability.com

February 1, 2016

Livability released its 2016 list of “Best Affordable Places to Live” in America and Huntsville ranked #1. The company says its annual ranking of the best affordable cities includes not just cheap places to live, but also communities with high standards of living and low housing costs. “We have all the essential ingredients to make Huntsville one of the most desirable places to live,” said Mayor Tommy Battle. “Beyond our low [more]

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Discover the love of life at the Shelter

February 1, 2016

This Valentine’s Day, meet the love of your life at the Shelter – Friends of Huntsville Animal Services. From now through Valentines, many of our adult dogs and cats may be adopted for a sweet $14. Puppies and kittens are just $50. Adoption fee includes vaccinations, microchip, city license, and spay or neuter. Isn’t it time to find your perfect match? Make a heartwarming decision to add joy, licks and unconditional [more]

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