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Stats & Facts – Week of March 27, 2017

March 31, 2017

Read time: 1 minute   Cali to Hsv Arete, a CA-based tech company, is establishing a Huntsville presence. More beer Yellowhammer Brewing is planning a $1.2 million expansion to include added production space, a distillery, event, and a Biergarten. We’ve got space The global space industry is estimated to be approximately $324 billion, with the U.S. space industry approximately $125 billion.  Investment in space ventures has attracted over $13.3 billion since 2000. And Bikes Downtown BlueBikes, a bike-share program operated [more]

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Mayor Battle Proclaims March 30 Women Owned Business Day

March 30, 2017

Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle joined the Women’s Business Council in proclaiming March 30 as Women Owned Business Day. The proclamation reading took place at PALCO, a company in South Huntsville owned by Janice Migliore, and included a host of women business leaders from across the city. “We are seeing remarkable growth in the number of women taking the helm, starting businesses, and running their own companies,” said Mayor Battle. “These women have [more]

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HPD Severe Weather Response

March 29, 2017

After the storm: HPD’s role post severe weather events

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UPDATE: South Memorial Parkway Construction

March 27, 2017

The Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) presented a South Memorial Parkway Construction update to the South Huntsville Business Association on March 21, 2017. View the presentation

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Arrest Made in March 9 Shooting Death

March 24, 2017

Huntsville Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit has charged Adrian Hyder, 29 of Huntsville, with Murder in connection to the March 9 shooting death of Lucas Payne, 36 of Huntsville.   Officers responded to a call of shots fired in the parking lot of a convenience store at Oakwood Avenue and Pulaski Pike around noon on March 9.  Officers found the victim, Lucas Payne, suffering from a gunshot wound.  He was transported to [more]

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Victim in Taco Bell Shooting Dies

March 23, 2017

Huntsville Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit has charged Donovan Little, 19 of Huntsville, with Murder following the death of James Townsend, 15 of Huntsville.  Townsend was shot inside the Taco Bell on N. Memorial Pkwy., around 8:45 Sunday night.   Officers responded to a shooting call inside the Taco Bell, and found the victim suffering from gunshot wounds.  He was taken to the hospital in serious condition.    The victim was inside the [more]

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Stats & Facts – Week of March 20, 2017

March 22, 2017

Read time: 1 minute   Setting records The U.S. Commerce Department’s data shows Alabama exports totaled $20.55 billion in 2016, an increase of 6.4% from 2015 and an all-time record. Exports from Alabama companies have risen 15% since 2011 and 48% since 2006. A global situation Alabama-made goods were exported to 189 countries in every corner of the world. Congratulations are in order Advanced Optical Systems Inc. of Huntsville was one of eight recipients of the 2017 Governor’s Export [more]

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Becoming an Officer 56th Police Academy – Part II

March 21, 2017

Becoming an officer: One step at a time

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Arrest Made in Sunday Night Taco Bell Shooting

March 20, 2017

Huntsville Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit is investigating a shooting that happened inside the Taco Bell, 2885 N. Memorial Pkwy., last night around 8:45 p.m.  Donovan Keith Little, 19 of Huntsville, has been charged with Attempted Murder, and the victim is in serious condition.   Officers responded to a shooting call inside the Taco Bell, and found a 15 year old victim suffering from gunshot wounds.  He was taken to the hospital [more]

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South Huntsville Businesses Capitalize on Change

March 17, 2017

The South Huntsville Business Association (SHBA), with the support of the City of Huntsville Planning Department, Council President Jennie Robinson, and Madison County Commissioner Phil Riddick, is launching a strategic planning initiative for their newly formed 501(c)(6) Non-profit Business League.  This effort includes support and guidance from Main Street Alabama, which the association joined in 2016. The SHBA will host two workshops to begin setting key strategies and priorities on March [more]

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