News & Updates
Month: November 2017

October 2017: Monthly Development Review

Office renovations were among the top non-residential building permits issued last month. Residential permits increased year-over-year. Residential Permits (new construction) in Huntsville city limits: In October, 106 housing units were permitted, 100 single- and 6 multi-family. The top tract for building permits last month was 109.01 (Hampton Cove), where [more]

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Joy to the World Pet Adoption

Huntsville Animal Services wants to help you celebrate the holidays in a BIG way! There are dozens of large lovable canines for every family in our community at the Animal Shelter. As a special incentive to help our BIG furry friends before the holiday, the [more]

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Arrest Made In Murder of George Carl Jarrett

Huntsville Police Major Crimes Investigators have charged Taurus DeWayne Oliver, 39 of Huntsville, with Murder in connection with the September 30, 2017 shooting of George Carl Jarrett, of Meridianville, Al.   On Saturday September 30, 2017 at approximately 6:50 PM Huntsville Police received a call about [more]

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Weekend Shooting Death

The Huntsville Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit is investigating a Homicide that occurred in the early morning hours on Sunday, November 26, 2017.  The victim, Mark Anthony Chandler Jr. (29 years, of Huntsville) was a passenger in a motor vehicle traveling west on University Drive [more]

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Savoy Drive Shooting Update

The Huntsville Police Department is investigating an officer involved shooting in the 100 block of Savoy Drive that happened Sunday night.   Officers responded to a domestic disturbance call in the 100 block of Savoy Drive just after 7:00 p.m.  Officers were notified by neighbors after a [more]

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Stats & Facts – Week of November 20, 2017

Read time: 1 minute   Thankful for New Jobs….Welcome to Huntsville, BOCAR! BOCAR, a leading tier-one automotive supplier selected Huntsville for a 230,000 square foot facility. The company will employ up to 400 and invest $115 million. Thankful for Farmers…Let’s talk Turkey The American Farm Bureau Federation reports the average cost [more]

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Thanks-Fur a New Home Adoption Special

Animal Services is offering a Thanksgiving pet adoption special this week – Thanks-Fur a New Home! Dogs, cats, puppies and kittens will be available to loving homes at no charge. Staff and volunteers want every pet to be in a happy home in time to celebrate Thanksgiving with their new families. [more]

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City Council – Highlights from the Nov. 16, 2017 Meeting

Economic Development Council voted to approve an economic development agreement with the BOCAR Group that will include up to $400,000 in performance and investment-based incentives. BOCAR, a top Tier 1 automotive supplier, will build a $115 million advanced manufacturing plant in Huntsville/Limestone County. The facility will employ [more]

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BOCAR to Add 300+ jobs in North Alabama

BOCAR, a leading Tier 1 automotive supplier, plans to invest $115 million in a new plant to be built in Huntsville in Limestone County. The company will hire more than 300 people, adding to the state’s booming automotive manufacturing sector. BOCAR company leaders made the announcement [more]

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Traffic Safety Checkpoint

The Huntsville Police Department D.U.I. Task Force will be conducting Traffic Safety Checkpoints beginning Friday, November 17, 2017. The Task Force utilizes data provided by the State that determines traffic accident hotspots across the city. There are 57 designated hotspots throughout Huntsville, and they will [more]

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