News & Updates
Month: January 2017

Healthy Huntsville Team Kicks Off 2017 with Scale Back Alabama

Healthy Huntsville is gearing up for another year of fitness and nutrition to help citizens live a healthier life. From now through March 15, Healthy Huntsville is promoting Scale Back Alabama through a series of events at the City’s Parks & Recreation centers. Scale Back Alabama is a [more]

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Huntsville Police Accepting Applications for Citizens Police Academy

Huntsville Police Training Academy is currently accepting applications for the next Citizen Police Academy.  The deadline to apply is January 31 with an expected start date of February 16. The Citizens Police Academy is a 9-week program that gives our community members first-hand information on the [more]

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City Partners with Scale Back Alabama for Healthy 2017

Over the past 10 years, more than 1.3 million pounds have been shed across the state through the annual Scale Back Alabama program, and folks are again stepping on the scales and beginning a concentrated weight-loss effort. Healthy Huntsville, an initiative by the City of Huntsville to [more]

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Animal Services Hits Record 92% Live Release Rate for 2016

Animal Services posted a record 92 percent live release rate for 2016. The number represents the Shelter’s success in placing homeless pets with families through adoptions and fosters and in reuniting lost animals with owners. It further reinforces the Shelter’s dramatic turnaround from a facility [more]

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Stats & Facts – Week of January 11

Stats & Facts is a weekly series covering City of Huntsville economic development announcements, relevant national and regional statistics that could impact the Rocket City region and informational nuggets that span industries. It is compiled by Business Relations Officer Harrison Diamond.  Read time: 1 minute       Celebrity [more]

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Alabama’s Big 5 Mayors Gather in Huntsville

Mayors discuss new federal agenda, infrastructure, blight, education Huntsville played host to the Big 5 Mayors quarterly meeting on Jan. 8-9 for the leaders of Alabama’s largest cities to talk about shared challenges and opportunities. Attendees included Birmingham Mayor William Bell, Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle, Mobile [more]

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Street Talk: Q&A on Huntsville’s Transportation Infrastructure

Huntsville is committed to smart growth; reinvesting in neighborhoods and supporting diversified forms of transportation with streets that are safe for walking, biking, and driving. We asked the City’s Traffic Engineering Director Dan Sanders and Long-Range Planner Dennis Madsen to talk about their collaborative approach [more]

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Winter Weather Event Preparation

The City of Huntsville and area agencies are preparing for a potential winter weather event on Friday, Jan. 5. Forecasters say the Tennessee Valley may receive up to two inches of snow, but whether or not Huntsville receives a dusting, frigid temperatures will grip the [more]

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Two Men Arrested for Multiple Burglaries

Huntsville Police Burglary Investigators have charged two Huntsville men in connection to multiple burglaries in south Huntsville.   Investigators had been working a string of burglaries to apartments and condominiums in the Golf Road area of Huntsville dating back to late November.  They used crime pattern analysis [more]

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2017 Presidential Inauguration Pet Adoption Celebration

Inaugurate a new pet into your home this January by adopting one of the adorable animals from Huntsville Animal Services. We’re celebrate the new year by offering $4 cat and kitten, and $5 doggie and puppy adoptions from Tuesday, January 3, through Friday, January 20. Dogs, [more]

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