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Santa’s Village Robbery Arrests

December 29, 2017

On December 22, 2017, at approximately 9:20 p.m., Early Works Museum workers were leaving for the evening from operating Santa’s Village in Downtown Huntsville. Several employees and a security guard were exiting the building when two male suspects approached the employee that had the night’s cash deposits. One male was armed with what appeared to be a handgun and the other male had OC spray. The security guard was OC [more]

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Be Prepared as the Cold Takes Hold

December 29, 2017

Huntsville is readying for bitter cold temperatures over the next five days, and the City is advising residents to be prepared and to be aware of where to turn for help. “We enjoy mild weather most of the winter, but when the temperature drops this low, we all need to do our part to look after family, neighbors and pets,” said Mayor Tommy Battle. The City is asking residents to check in [more]

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New Year’s Eve Downtown Event Road Closures

December 29, 2017

A New Year’s Eve event downtown will incur road closures from 5 p.m. until 2 a.m. New Year’s Day. Greene Street will be closed between Monroe Street and Clinton Avenue and Holmes Avenue will be closed between Lincoln Street and Washington Street. The event will be in the parking lot at the southeast corner of Greene St and Holmes Ave. The roads will be closed no later than 5 p.m. and they [more]

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Huntsville shelter pets to go #SkatingInThePark to find forever homes

December 27, 2017

Huntsville Animal Services is teaming up with the Skating in the Park, a program of the Huntsville Museum of Art, to promote animal adoptions. On Saturday, December 30, from 10 a.m. until noon, Huntsville dogs looking for forever homes will be rinkside in Big Spring Park, watching skaters for their potential as future best friends. Since ice skates don’t safely fit pet paws, no dogs will be allowed on the ice, however, [more]

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Holiday Trash and Christmas Tree Disposal

December 23, 2017

Christmas Day and New Year’s Day fall on a Monday, and that means the City’s trash pick up schedule will shift one day.  If you typically have a Monday pickup, it will be Tuesday, and so on. Christmas Trees The City’s sanitation crews will haul away Christmas trees and other holiday plants as part of its yard waste pickup program. Place your tree and plants curbside and sanitation crews will haul it away. Overflow [more]

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City Council – Highlights from the December 21, 2017 Meeting

December 22, 2017

South Huntsville The City of Huntsville accepted a gift of property from the Hays family that will lead to the building of a road and a park in South Huntsville. The land will create an extension of the road from the new Grissom High School to Hobbs Road. There will be an adjacent park with paths for cyclists and pedestrians and to assure a greenspace area near the school. Ultimately, the path [more]

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Subaru Share the Love Fee-Waived Pet Adoption Event

December 20, 2017

Huntsville Animal Services is excited to be partnering with Landers McCarty Subaru dealership to host a fee-waived adoption event on Thursday and Friday, December 21 and 22. The event will be held at Huntsville Animal Services, thanks to a generous grant from the ASPCA/Subaru Fee-Waived Adoption Program. The grants help animal shelters across the country get pets adopted before the Christmas holiday. Our goal is to adopt 50 shelter pets into community homes by 5 p.m. Friday! Landers McCarty Subaru will be [more]

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Traffic Safety Checkpoint

December 20, 2017

The Huntsville Police Department D.U.I. Task Force will be conducting Traffic Safety Checkpoints beginning Thursday, December 21, 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 be conducting the checkpoints at one or more of those locations. If you are stopped at a Traffic Safety Checkpoint be prepared to present your [more]

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Quivers at the ready – Southside Archery Park is now open

December 19, 2017

The City’s first free public archery facility is now open in Southside Park, 16159 Chaney Thompson Road. Parks and Recreation hosted a ribbon cutting Tuesday to recognize the many community and state partners who provided the resources and planning to make this new park happen for Huntsville residents to enjoy. The archery park is a joint effort between the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resource’s Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries, [more]

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Missing Something for Christmas? Fee-Waived Pet Adoption Event

December 17, 2017

Huntsville Animal Services has many adoptable dogs and cats that would love to be in a good home before the Christmas holiday. If a family is thinking of adding a pet as a holiday gift, it’s best to have the pet in the family home several days before Christmas morning festivities. Pets need time to adjust to a new environment. To help our animals transition into their new families, the Shelter’s dogs [more]

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