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Air Quality Forecast September 17, 2020

September 17, 2020 Click to view Air Quality Forecast September 17, 2020

AIR QUALITY FORECAST FOR HUNTSVILLE

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Library Foundation receives joint donation as demand for children’s print books soar amid pandemic

September 16, 2020 Click to view Library Foundation receives joint donation as demand for children’s print books soar amid pandemic

The Huntsville Library Foundation (HLF) announced today that Dynetics and Mayor Battle’s Book Club donated $15,000 each to its Launchpad to Literacy Fund. The fund will purchase children’s print books for the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library (HMCPL). Launchpad to Literacy Fund was developed after the Library faced a huge increase in demand for children’s print books since the pandemic, as more children are spending time and learning at home. The Dynetics donation [more]

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Dance for Diversity at Butler Green on September 18

September 15, 2020 Click to view Dance for Diversity at Butler Green on September 18

Join Healthy Huntsville for Dancing for Diversity, a free socially-distanced dance fitness event to promote health and diversity on Friday, September 18, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at S.R. Butler Green at Campus No. 805. During the event, attendees will experience a different dance instructor every 15 minutes to include Zumba, cardio hip hop, Bollywood, line dance and more. Physical activity is key to long-term health for everyone. Regular movement [more]

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Missing Person

September 15, 2020 Click to view Missing Person

Huntsville Police are looking for a missing person: Steven Houston Vanbibber (AKA Houston) w/m 33 yrs old 6’0 155lb, has not been heard from since 08/24/2020. He frequents the area along University drive between Wynn Dr and Julia St. He may be with a Heather Sevigny, w/f , 45 yrs old. If anyone has information please call HPD Investigators at (256) 427-5514.

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Mayor Battle introduces $236 million balanced budget for fiscal year 2021

September 10, 2020 Click to view Mayor Battle introduces $236 million balanced budget for fiscal year 2021

Mayor Tommy Battle introduced his Fiscal Year 2021 budget to the City Council at the Sept. 10 regular meeting. The balanced budget includes $236 million in general fund operations and $140 million in capital spending through the 1990 and 2014 Capital Improvement Plans. The budget represents the continuing commitment of city government to provide quality services and investments to a growing community while meeting the challenges of current economic events. “We’ve taken [more]

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School Zone Awareness – Huntsville City Schools Back in Session

September 10, 2020 Click to view School  Zone Awareness – Huntsville City Schools Back in Session

The Huntsville City Schools system will begin holding classes soon. Pre-K through 8th Grade will begin September 14th and the High Schools begin September 21st. The Huntsville Police Department wants to remind everyone about school zone safety. These zones are distinctly marked with a lower speed limit during critical times. Officers will be strictly enforcing these school zone speed limits with a zero tolerance policy, as well as other safety [more]

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August 2020 – Development Review

September 9, 2020 Click to view August 2020 – Development Review

Nearly a dozen new projects were permitted at the Mazda-Toyota site in Greenbrier in August. Three new apartment projects were permitted last month, bringing the total number of multi-family housing units permitted this year to more than 1,200. Residential Permits (new construction) in Huntsville city limits: In August, 808 housing units were permitted, 132 single- and 676 multi-family. The top tract for building permits last month was 106.26 (Plummer) where 312 units [more]

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Downtown Huntsville to Relaunch Bike Share Program

September 8, 2020 Click to view Downtown Huntsville to Relaunch Bike Share Program

The Downtown Huntsville bike share program relaunched with its new partner, Tandem Mobility, on September 8. “We are excited to bring back bikeshare to Downtown Huntsville,” said Downtown Huntsville Inc. President and CEO, Chad Emerson. “Our city center is an amazing destination to explore on two wheels and this new partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama and the City of Huntsville will allow locals and guests to do just [more]

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Counter Protester Arrest

September 8, 2020 Click to view Counter Protester Arrest

Huntsville Police were called around 7pm about a person harassing protesters and brandishing a gun near the courthouse square. When Officers arrived they took 51 yr old Scott Christopher Davis of Huntsville into custody. Davis was in possession of handgun at the time he was detained. He is being charged with Public Intoxication and Possession of Firearm at a Demonstration; 13A-11-59.

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Arson Investigation – Arrest

September 8, 2020 Click to view Arson Investigation – Arrest

Huntsville Police have arrested 38 yr old Brian Lamont Douglas and charged him with Arson 1st Degree. Douglas is accused of setting fire to his apartment at the 4100 Block of Newson Rd on August 16th. The fire caused damage to 8 apartment units, several of which were occupied at the time. There were no serious injuries in this case.

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