News & Updates
Month: March 2017

March Madness Adoption Special at Huntsville Animal Services

Save a shelter pet’s life during the March Madness basketball challenge at Huntsville Animal Services. We’ve set up some hoops in our building and are offering $10 off the adoption fee for anyone who can make a slam dunk. The adoption fee includes vaccinations, microchip, city [more]

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Stats & Facts – Week of March 11, 2017

Read time: 1 minute   How many engines? Toyota assembled its 5 millionth engine, that’s enough engines to stretch from Huntsville to Los Angeles, and enough engines to supply every registered vehicle in Alabama. Green boom Venture capital (VC) funds funneled $834 million into the clean-energy industry last year, the third [more]

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February 2017: Monthly Development Review

Construction of a new industrial facility in Limestone County topped the list of non-residential permits issued last month. Residential permits increased, while certificates of occupancy (COs) decreased year-over-year. Residential Permits (new construction) in Huntsville city limits: In February, 111 housing units were permitted, 99 single- and 12 multi-family. The [more]

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City Council – Highlights from the March 9 Meeting

Transportation Council voted to approve Lyft, Inc.’s petition to operate a transportation network company in Huntsville. The decision allows Lyft to join Uber in providing the Rocket City its second TNC transit option. New City Hall The Huntsville City Council voted to retain Goodwyn, Mills and Cawood, [more]

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Victim Dies after Thursday Afternoon Shooting

Huntsville Police Major Crimes Unit is investigating a shooting that resulted in the death of Lucas Payne, 36 of Huntsville.   Officers responded to a call of a shooting in the parking lot of a convenience store at Oakwood Avenue and Pulaski Pike around noon yesterday.  Officers [more]

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Huntsville Embarks on Downtown Master Plan

A public invitation to help the City update its downtown master plan drew hundreds to the Huntsville Museum of Art on March 7 for a visioning session with planning consultants Urban Design Associates. Architect and Urban Planner Rob Robinson opened the workshop with a synopsis of [more]

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Stats & Facts – Week of March 6, 2017

Read time: 1 minute   International Women’s Day was celebrated this week. In that theme, we’ve focused on stats & facts directly related to women and the economy.   A major national impact Women own 11.9  million firms in the U.S., employing more than 9 million people and generating more than [more]

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Arrest Made In E. Tucker Shooting

Huntsville Police Major Crimes Investigators have charged Keon Jackson, 29 of Huntsville, with Murder and Robbery following an early morning death investigation.   Around 5:20 a.m., 911 received a call from Jackson stating he had just shot someone.  Officers located Jackson in a vehicle leaving a parking [more]

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Becoming an Officer 56th Police Academy – Part 1

Becoming an officer: Journey begins for cadets in 56th Police Academy

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Stats & Facts – Week of February 27, 2017

Read time: 1 minute   Jobs, Jobs, and well, you know GE Aviation’s plants in Huntsville are on track. Plant 1 will be complete in the summer of 2018 and Plant 2 will open spring of 2019. GE has hired 24 people in Huntsville right now and plans to [more]

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