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Stats & Facts – Week of January 30, 2017

January 30, 2017 Click to view Stats & Facts – Week of January 30, 2017

Development Projects IBM will build a $62 million cloud data center at Redstone Arsenal. Arora Properties is investing $22 million for a mixed-use project featuring 40,000 SF of retail including three new-to-Huntsville restaurants. Possibilities Envision Genomics of Huntsville made the first cutoff Alabama Launchpad. Consumer Confidence The National Federation of Independent Business NFIB Confidence Index jumped to 105.8, the highest since 2004, due to more upbeat views about the outlook for sales and the economy. Pet Lovers Americans [more]

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Announces AR1 Engine Production and 100 New Jobs

January 30, 2017 Click to view Aerojet Rocketdyne Announces AR1 Engine Production and 100 New Jobs

Aerojet Rocketdyne announced late Monday it will move forward with plans to produce the AR1 rocket engine in Huntsville, resulting in the creation of 100 new jobs. “With our rich history in the space program, Marshall Space Flight Center’s role as NASA’s propulsion hub, our smart workforce and active industry base in the R&D sector, Huntsville is ideally suited to manufacture this advanced rocket engine,” said Mayor Tommy Battle. “We look [more]

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Urban Revitalization Brings New Development to Memorial Parkway

January 27, 2017 Click to view Urban Revitalization Brings New Development to Memorial Parkway

The Huntsville City Council approved a development and annexation agreement at its regular meeting on Jan. 26 with Arora Properties, LLC, in support of a new $22 million dollar commercial retail development at 2615 Memorial Parkway. The complex will be built across the street from Whole Foods in Merchant’s Square. The development will include 41,500 square feet of commercial space and will offer three restaurants, new to the market. The City [more]

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City Council – Highlights from Jan. 26 Meeting

January 27, 2017 Click to view City Council – Highlights from Jan. 26 Meeting

Utility Rate Increase Council voted 5-0 to approve a flat 2.75 percent rate increase for Huntsville Utilities to support increased cost of operations. Downtown Master Plan The Huntsville City Council voted to hire Urban Design Associates to update the Downtown Huntsville Master Plan. Cost of the contract is $147,555. The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania based firm will be soliciting public input during its assessment process. The downtown master plan is more than 10 years old, [more]

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One Person Arrested Following Tuesday Afternoon Shooting

January 25, 2017 Click to view One Person Arrested Following Tuesday Afternoon Shooting

Huntsville Police have charged 32 year old Brandie Nance of Huntsville with Assault First Degree following a shooting on Rutledge Drive.    Officers responded to a call of a shooting shortly before 3:00 p.m. Tuesday in the 4700 block of Rutledge Drive.  A few minutes later officers responded to a shooting victim in the 1400 block of Ascent Trail.  After further investigation it appears that the victim was in an altercation [more]

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Investigators Uncover Chop Shop Operation in Huntsville

January 24, 2017 Click to view Investigators Uncover Chop Shop Operation in Huntsville

 Huntsville Police Burglary Investigators uncovered a “Chop Shop” operation at a Huntsville custom car shop last week.    Investigators began working a burglary to a storage unit at 10344 County Line Road last week in which a motorcycle was stolen.  Surveillance video led investigators to Whiplash Kustoms, 2494 Washington Street.  A search of the business resulted in investigators recovering the stolen motorcycle from the storage building, as well as several other [more]

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Police Identify Pedestrian Killed in Tuesday Night Accident

January 19, 2017 Click to view Police Identify Pedestrian Killed in Tuesday Night Accident

Huntsville Police are investigating a Tuesday night accident that claimed the life of 29 year old Justin Nall of New Market.   The accident happened just before 6:00 p.m. on Homer Nance Road.  Mr. Nall was walking south on Homer Nance Road when he was struck by an SUV that was also traveling south on Homer Nance Road.  Mr. Nall died at the scene as a result of his injuries.  The accident [more]

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City Finance Committee – January Meeting Highlights

January 18, 2017 Click to view City Finance Committee – January Meeting Highlights

The Finance Committee of the City of Huntsville met Jan. 17 to hear a quarterly report on the Fiscal Year 17 budget with Finance Director Peggy Sargent. Topics at a glance: How the City’s Budget Gets Approved The Finance Director reviewed the budget approval process, which generally starts in July and concludes with Council approval in October. While the budget is prepared by the Mayor and administration, citizens and Council have opportunities for [more]

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City Council – Highlights from Jan. 12 Meeting

January 13, 2017 Click to view City Council – Highlights from Jan. 12 Meeting

Huntsville Utilities Rate Increase Request The City Council heard a presentation by Huntsville Utilities on the request for a 2.75% rate hike. Huntsville Utilities held a public forum on the proposed increase last week, and the Council will review the request during a work session on Thursday, Jan. 19, at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers. The work session will be broadcast live on HSV TV. Liquor License Appeal After a lengthy discussion, [more]

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Investigators Need Help Identifying Credit Card Thief

January 13, 2017 Click to view Investigators Need Help Identifying Credit Card Thief

Huntsville Police need the public’s help identifying a man accused of using a stolen credit card.   The man used the credit card in early December at the Kroger Stores located on Oakwood Avenue and Hwy. 72 at Jeff Road.  If anyone knows the identity of the man they are asked to call Huntsville Police at (256)722-7100.

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