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Huntsville to host 2022 Alabama Recreation & Parks Association State Conference

January 21, 2022 Click to view Huntsville to host 2022 Alabama Recreation & Parks Association State Conference

The City of Huntsville is proud to welcome attendees of the 2022 Alabama Recreation & Parks Association (ARPA) State Conference to our community Jan. 23-25. Serving more than 900 dedicated ARPA professionals across the state, the annual three-day event will focus on the numerous ways cities can take parks and recreation services to the next level. “We look forward to hosting the association’s premier event for training and innovation in parks and [more]

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Air Quality Forecast January 21, 2022

January 21, 2022 Click to view Air Quality Forecast January 21, 2022

AIR QUALITY FORECAST FOR HUNTSVILLE

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Huntsville road-widening project receives state funding

January 20, 2022 Click to view Huntsville road-widening project receives state funding

A busy Huntsville thoroughfare will undergo significant improvements as part of the Alabama Transportation Rehabilitation and Improvement Program-II (ATRIP-II) infrastructure improvement initiative. The City of Huntsville will receive $1.35 million to widen 1,600 feet of U.S. 431 (Governors Drive) from east of Franklin Street to east of Bassett Street. The City will not be required to contribute matching funds as part of the project. Mayor Tommy Battle directed his administration to work [more]

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Hollywood legends’ causes benefit Huntsville Animal Services

January 20, 2022 Click to view Hollywood legends’ causes benefit Huntsville Animal Services

The philanthropic endeavors of two Hollywood legends recently provided Huntsville Animal Services (HAS) with additional funds to care for animals at the shelter and in foster care. In December, HAS received $5,000 from the Doris Day Animal Foundation. The nonprofit organization, founded in 1978 as the Doris Day Pet Foundation, provides grants to animal rights groups and shelters to help cover senior pet care as well as spay/neuter efforts and veterinary [more]

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Arts Huntsville Celebrates Arts Community Funding in State of the Arts Program

January 19, 2022 Click to view Arts Huntsville Celebrates Arts Community Funding in State of the Arts Program

Arts Huntsville hosted a celebration of the arts on Jan. 19, saluting the Huntsville Arts & Cultural Grant Program recipients and featuring local guest speakers. Now in its tenth year, the 2022 Arts & Cultural Grant Program provided grant funding to 19 local arts organizations for support of their community programming. The Huntsville City Council awarded $250,000 in pass-through grant funding as part of the City’s FY22 budget, and eligible Huntsville-based [more]

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Need a warm place to stay in Huntsville? Here’s where you can go 

January 19, 2022 Click to view Need a warm place to stay in Huntsville? Here’s where you can go 

With temperatures expected to drop significantly this week, the City is working with several nonprofit community partners to open three warming centers in Huntsville. Warming centers will be available to residents at no charge starting 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, to 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, at the following locations: University Baptist Church, 809 Jordan Lane NW (entrance at the back of the church) The Downtown Rescue Mission, 1400 Evangel Drive NW The Salvation [more]

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Statement from Police Chief on Spraggins murder investigation

January 13, 2022 Click to view Statement from Police Chief on Spraggins murder investigation

Statement from Huntsville Police Chief Mark McMurray at a Jan. 13 news conference related to the death of Courtney Spraggins. “First, let me say to the family of Ms. Courtney Spraggins how deeply saddened and shocked we are as a community and a police department that this murder has taken place. We extend to you our sincerest condolences and want to assure all of you that this does not represent our [more]

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Huntsville joins Alabama Purchasing Group, offers online bid platform

January 13, 2022 Click to view Huntsville joins Alabama Purchasing Group, offers online bid platform

The City of Huntsville has joined the Alabama Purchasing Group and will be publishing and distributing upcoming bid opportunities through the BidNet Direct online platform. The Alabama Purchasing Group connects participating agencies across Alabama and provides a transparent process through which bids are available to all vendors at the same time. Huntsville will use the system to streamline the purchasing process, which includes bid management, distribution and vendor relations. How it works Registered [more]

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Huntsville municipal offices closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 12, 2022 Click to view Huntsville municipal offices closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

HUNTSVILLE, AL – City of Huntsville municipal offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 17, for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. This includes Animal Services, Parks & Recreation, Public Transit and Municipal Court. Residential garbage collection will be delayed by one day the week of Jan. 17-21. Please place your can at the curb on your normal delivery day and Public Works will pick it up as soon as possible. Essential police and [more]

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SBI conducting death investigation involving off-duty HPD officer

January 7, 2022 Click to view SBI conducting death investigation involving off-duty HPD officer

The Huntsville Police Department (HPD) has requested the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) lead a death investigation related to an incident on Lawsons Ridge Drive that occurred Friday, Jan. 7. SBI has charged HPD Officer David McCoy, who was off duty at the time of the incident, with capital murder. McCoy has been placed on administrative leave by HPD. Any additional information about the case [more]

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