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Huntsville High School to Host First Race at John Hunt Running Park

September 23, 2017

The debut of Huntsville’s new cross country course is bringing together more than 1,000 runners to celebrate the event. The Twilight Panther Prowl Cross Country Invitational will take place Saturday, Sept. 23 at the new John Hunt Running Park, located on the site of the former Becky Peirce Municipal Golf Course. Huntsville High School, the Huntsville Sports Commission and the City of Huntsville Parks & Recreation Department have worked together to host [more]

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Stats & Facts – Week of September 18, 2017

September 22, 2017

Read time: 1 minute   Presidential Visit President Donald Trump will be the seventh sitting Commander-in-Chief to visit Huntsville. Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, Nixon, Reagan, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush all visited during their terms. Cue up the Que Moe’s Original Bar-B-Que will open a Downtown Huntsville location at 127 Holmes across from The Avenue development. This location will feature a rooftop terrace and bar. What’s old is new again STOVEHOUSE, an adaptive reuse project of the Martin Stove [more]

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Parking & Street Closure Information for President Trump’s Huntsville visit

September 22, 2017

UPDATED 9/22 1:57 pm: The Huntsville Police Department is advising motorists to expect delays and short-term road closings on I-565 between County Line Road and Memorial Parkway between 6:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. as the City prepares to welcome President Trump. The Huntsville Police Department asks residents and visitors to not call 9-1-1 in regard to traffic delays on I-565 this afternoon and evening. City Parking City parking garages M, B, A and O [more]

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Green Meadow Drive Shooting Update

September 21, 2017

The Huntsville Police Department is investigating a shooting in the 6400 block of Green Meadow Drive that happened Wednesday night.   Officers responded to a shooting victim call in the 6400 block of Creighton Avenue shortly before 10:00 p.m.  The victim was suffering from multiple gunshot wounds and told the officers it happened at a home on Green Meadow Drive and gave them a suspect description.  Officers responded to the home where [more]

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Street Closures for Presidential Visit to VBC

September 21, 2017

  The United States President, Donald Trump, will be visiting the VBC on Friday evening.  There will be street closures in the area starting at approximately 2:00 p.m. and they should be reopened by approximately 10:00 p.m. Monroe Street between Clinton Avenue and Williams Avenue will be closed to pedestrian and vehicular traffic.  The parking garages at the VBC will be closed so visitors will need to find alternate parking.  The City [more]

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Fifty free dogs & fifty free cats to kick off fall 2017

September 20, 2017

It’s official. Friday, September 22 is the first day of fall, and Huntsville Animal Services’ is celebrating by offering free dog and cat adoptions for the first 50 people adopting dogs and the first 50 people who adopt a cat at the Huntsville Animal Shelter. This limited time adoption special starts Wednesday, September 20 and lasts through Saturday, September 30. “We continue to be overcrowded,” Huntsville Animal Services Director Dr. Karen Sheppard [more]

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Arrests Made in Medaris Road Murder Investigation

September 19, 2017

The Huntsville Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit has charged Lamia Boykin, 20 of Huntsville, and Michael Fondren, 27 of Huntsville, with the September 2nd murder of 62 year old Neal Boykin.   Officers responded to a home in the 2100 block of Medaris Road on September 2 for a welfare check.  When they arrived they found Mr. Boykin dead.  He appeared to have died from blunt-force trauma.   Today investigators charged Mr. Boykin’s daughter, [more]

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Trail of Tears Motorcycle Ride

September 15, 2017

The annual Trail of Tears motorcycle ride will be coming through Huntsville Saturday September 16.  The ride will come into Huntsville from Scottsboro on Highway 72 East. They will continue west on I-565 to exit 3, Greenbrier Road, and stop at Redstone Harley.  They will leave Redstone Harley Davidson at approximately 12:30 p.m. and travel north on Mooresville Road to Highway 72 West.   All entrance ramps to travel westbound on [more]

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Saturday Downtown Road Closures

September 15, 2017

There will be multiple special events taking place in the downtown area on Saturday, and the Huntsville Police Department wants the community to be aware of the streets that will be closed.   Starting at 7:00 a.m., officers will begin shutting down the affected streets, and they will be reopened at approximately 5:00 p.m.   Affected Streets   Jefferson Street/West Side Square/Madison Street, between Clinton Avenue and Gates Avenue North Side Square/Spring Street, between Washington Street and [more]

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Mayor Battle Introduces FY 2018 Budget to City Council

September 14, 2017

Mayor Tommy Battle presented the City’s proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2018 to the City Council at tonight’s regularly scheduled meeting. The Mayor proposed a balanced $400.6 million budget, which includes $197.6 million in general fund operations and $157.6 million in capital projects. The general fund, or operating budget, represents a modest $600,000 increase over 2017 and provides level funding for most municipal departments and outside agencies. About 74 percent of the general fund goes toward [more]

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