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Mayor Battle to deliver 2018 State of the City Address on Dec. 4

November 27, 2018 Click to view Mayor Battle to deliver 2018 State of the City Address on Dec. 4

Mayor Tommy Battle will deliver his annual State of the City address at a luncheon sponsored by the Huntsville-Madison County Chamber on Tuesday, December 4, at noon, in the Von Braun Center North Hall.  Mayor Battle will talk about the City’s economic future and his administration’s strategic plan to recruit a highly skilled millennial workforce, driven by urban development, Gig City/5G technology, innovation hubs, and quality of life options. The Mayor’s [more]

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Mayor Battle unveils Huntsville’s BIG Picture Master Plan

November 20, 2018 Click to view Mayor Battle unveils Huntsville’s BIG Picture Master Plan

After four years of planning, more than 200 public workshops and lectures, a 24/7 online idea forum and an informative traveling exhibition, Mayor Tommy Battle and City leaders unveiled The BIG Picture master plan in its new, user-friendly, interactive digital format. Available at BigPictureHuntsville.com, it is the City’s first published, comprehensive plan guided by direct and frequent input from citizens. “This is a community-driven plan informed by the vision and desires of [more]

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Safe Shop Detail

November 19, 2018 Click to view Safe Shop Detail

The Huntsville Police Department would like to announce their annual Safe Shop Detail that begins this year on Friday November 23rd. Safe Shop is an overtime detail that places more officers in shopping areas in each of the Precinct Districts. Precinct Commanders coordinate the use of this personnel throughout the holiday shopping period until December 24th. The goal of the detail is to have more officers available as a crime [more]

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Our Pets Are Thankful For Second Chances

November 18, 2018 Click to view Our Pets Are Thankful For Second Chances

Huntsville Animal Services is having a FEE-WAIVE adoption special three days before Thanksgiving starting Monday, November 19 to Wednesday, November 21. All our shelter pets will be thankful for a second chance to be adopted into a new home. There is a FREE bag of dry dog food for each adoption, while supplies last. The adoption package includes a rabies vaccination, city license, microchip, and spay or neuter surgery.  Special exceptions may apply [more]

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Counterfeit Suspect Arrest

November 16, 2018 Click to view Counterfeit Suspect Arrest

The Huntsville Police Department has charged 40 year old Scott Wayne Crook for possession of a forged instrument and theft by deception, both in the first degree. He was stopped by one of our officers after an anonymous tip from a citizen this morning. Crook  was wanted in connection with the passing of counterfeit $100 bills  to include a video/photo we disseminated several weeks ago from a Firehouse Subs on [more]

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Bank Robbery Suspect Arrest

November 14, 2018 Click to view Bank Robbery Suspect Arrest

The Huntsville Police Department has arrested twenty-six year old Maxwell W. Hayslip of Irondale, Alabama, who is a bank robbery suspect from Lexington Kentucky. HPD Officers were investigating a call at approximately 8:00 am this morning involving Hayslip sleeping in a vehicle at a parking lot at University Dr. and Paramount Dr. He was arrested for a drug possession charge at that time. During the process of the arrest officers [more]

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‘Maintain Don’t Gain’ this Holiday Season with Healthy Huntsville and Huntsville Hospital

November 13, 2018 Click to view ‘Maintain Don’t Gain’ this Holiday Season with Healthy Huntsville and Huntsville Hospital

Healthy Huntsville and Huntsville Hospital Corporate Wellness are partnering up this holiday season to encourage people to maintain their current weight and not gain those extra holiday pounds. Citizens are encouraged to weigh-in this week at any of the Huntsville Hospital Wellness Centers or at one of the City’s four recreation centers. Weigh-out week is January 2-6, 2019, and participants must go to the same weigh-in location. All participants who complete [more]

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October 2018 – Monthly Development Review

November 13, 2018 Click to view October 2018 – Monthly Development Review

New office buildings and industrial expansions topped the list of non-residential building permits in October. Residential permits and CO’s decreased year-over-year. Residential Permits (new construction) in Huntsville city limits: In October, 96 housing units were permitted, all single-family. The top tract for building permits last month was 112 (Martin-Zierdt), where 16 units were permitted. This is a 9.4% decrease over October 2017, when 106 housing units (100 single- and 6 multi-family) were permitted. Residential [more]

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RePUPlican or DemoCAT: Adopt A Shelter Pet and Everyone Wins!

November 5, 2018 Click to view RePUPlican or DemoCAT: Adopt A Shelter Pet and Everyone Wins!

Huntsville Animal Services encourages everyone to go vote on Tuesday, Nov. 6, and then visit the shelter to adopt a dog or cat for only $6. Don’t miss out, this special adoption fee is only available on Election Day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. There is a FREE bag of dry dog food for each adoption, while supplies last. The adoption package includes a rabies vaccination, city license, microchip, and spay [more]

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Officer Keith Earle Remembered

November 2, 2018 Click to view Officer Keith Earle Remembered

The Huntsville Police Department will be honoring fallen Police Officer Keith O’Neal Earle with the unveiling of his memorial brick on Wednesday, November 14th at 3:30 pm at 815 Wheeler Avenue (The Huntsville Public Safety Complex). Officer Earle had an on-duty auto accident March 26th 2018 and succumbed to injuries from that accident April 9th 2018. He was a 26-year veteran with the Huntsville Police Department, working his entire career [more]

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