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Alabama School of Cyber Technology and Engineering Makes Milestone Announcements

June 28, 2019

The Alabama School of Cyber Technology and Engineering made a number of significant announcements today in Huntsville, marking a major step forward in plans to open the magnet school in Huntsville in August 2020. In an event at Redstone Federal Credit Union, Senator Arthur Orr, President of the Alabama School of Cyber Technology and Engineering (ASCTE) Board of Trustees announced the interim site for the School would be located at the [more]

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Help Us Identify

June 28, 2019

Huntsville Police need assistance in identifying the pictured  individual. He is wanted for questioning in connection to some debit card transactions from several criminal cases that our Criminal Investigative Division is currently working. The debit card usage is connected to the B&E’s that were reported in the area of Creek Wood Park off Old Madison Pike June 19th. In that instance, three cases of B&E’s were reported to Huntsville Police. [more]

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Huntsville Police Launch Summer Slowdown Campaign

June 27, 2019

Pardon our progress! The City of Huntsville has more Roadwork Projects under way than at any time in its history. All this construction may be temporarily challenging for motorists, but the improvements will be worth the wait. To ensure that drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians stay safe on the roads, Huntsville Police have launched a “Summer Slowdown” campaign to remind everyone to drive smarter, not faster. Police produced three videos and are working to promote the messages [more]

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Phone Scammer

June 27, 2019

Huntsville Police wants the public to be aware of a particular phone scammer that is using HPD personnel information. The past several weeks there have been at least a half-dozen instances whereby an individual  is calling local businesses and indicating they are personnel with HPD and using a specific name of an HPD employee to gain the caller’s trust. They attempt to solicit for funds by using official programs or [more]

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Summer Night Symphony Benefit Concert at Calvary Hill Community Center

June 26, 2019

The Huntsville Symphony Orchestra (HSO) is partnering with the City of Huntsville to bring Summer Night Symphony to the community, at the invitation of City Council President Devyn Keith. Proceeds for this concert will go to the Village of Promise and the Boys & Girls Clubs of North Alabama. “The Huntsville Symphony Orchestra is a vital player in Huntsville’s economy and quality of life,” Council President Keith said. “With ‘Summer Night Symphony,’ [more]

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#GoPlayHsv in July during Parks & Recreation’s month’s long celebration 

June 24, 2019

Mayor Tommy Battle and Huntsville Parks & Recreation Director Steve Ivey encourage Huntsville citizens to enjoy Parks & Recreation Month with the #GoPlayHsv challenge. In celebration of Parks & Recreation Month, the City of Huntsville will be hosting events and activities and sharing these on the web and social media using the hashtag #GoPlayHsv. Whether you are a mom interested in activities for the kids, a recent graduate looking for more outdoor [more]

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City Planning Director Michelle Jordan announces move to TARCOG

June 20, 2019

Michelle Jordan, Huntsville’s Director of Planning, is leaving her position with the City to become the executive director for Top of Alabama Regional Council of Governments, known as TARCOG. Jordan has served Mayor Tommy Battle’s administration since 2009 in key leadership roles to include Director of Planning, Director of Economic Development and Legislative Affairs, and Director of Community Development. She has managed oversight of planning functions for long-range planning and GIS, [more]

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Get out of Jail Free by playing Petnopoly at Animal Services 

June 16, 2019

Huntsville Animal Services is pulling out a new board game for future pet owners to play “Petnopoly” at the Shelter from June 17 through June 29.  Dogs and cats who have been at the Shelter 14 days or more are eligible for a “Get Out of Jail Free” card. This means Petnopoly players may take home a forever friend for free – so everyone comes out a winner! Dogs and cats who have been housed in the Shelter for more than a few weeks experience [more]

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City Council Reviews Code Enforcement Process for Neighborhood Properties

June 14, 2019

The Huntsville City Council held a Work Session on Thursday, June 12, to review data from the Community Development department on their work to remedy code violations in neighborhoods. This included information on the number and type of citations against rental properties. “Three months ago, we asked the Mayor to present a report on the status of property citations, primarily as they relate to neighborhood homes, and to review the process [more]

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Don’t miss the bus! Huntsville Shuttle and Handi-Ride improvements to begin July 1

June 11, 2019

Huntsville’s public transit system is set to implement a number of improvements on July 1 following a comprehensive study of its operations. New routes, extended weekday hours, and Saturday service are part of a five-phase public transit improvement plan for the City’s transportation network. Phase 1 implementation will bring changes to the fixed route bus network to reduce trip times and provide more direct service with fewer transfers. Highlights include: Fixed route bus [more]

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