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Operation Christmas Clean Up Recycling Event on Saturday, January 9

December 31, 2020 Click to view Operation Christmas Clean Up Recycling Event on Saturday, January 9

The Solid Waste Disposal Authority of the City of Huntsville (SWDA) and its curbside recycling program, Recycling Alliance of North Alabama (RANA), in coordination with the City of Huntsville, Madison County, the City of Madison and Operation Green Team are hosting the Second Annual “Operation Christmas Clean Up” on January 9, 2021. The event will be held from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at two locations — Joe Davis Stadium (3125 [more]

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City unveils statue of Dr. William Hooper Councill

December 23, 2020 Click to view City unveils statue of Dr. William Hooper Councill

Dr. William Hooper Councill has returned to the grounds of the former high school that bears his name. A statue of Dr. Councill, commissioned by the City of Huntsville, now proudly welcomes alumni and visitors to the William Hooper Councill School Park on St. Clair Avenue in Downtown Huntsville. The park opened in fall 2019 as a tribute and memorial to the hundreds of African-American students who studied there during the [more]

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Ignite Your Journey: Applications open to join Huntsville Fire & Rescue through Dec. 17

November 24, 2020 Click to view Ignite Your Journey: Applications open to join Huntsville Fire & Rescue through Dec. 17

The Huntsville Fire & Rescue department is seeking highly motivated and community-driven individuals to join its ranks. With the announcement of a second round of hiring this year, the department responsible for stabilizing emergencies is looking to hire approximately 20 new team members. Primary responsibilities range from putting out fires to conducting rescue operations and keeping the public safe in numerous ways. “The job of keeping our residents safe is sacred,” said [more]

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Thankful for A New Home!

November 17, 2020 Click to view Thankful for A New Home!

There are many adorable cats and dogs available for adoption at Huntsville Animal Services who would love to be in a new home by Thanksgiving.  To help bring these precious blessings to your home, the Shelter is reducing adoption fees to $5 and $10 from November 18 – 25. Don’t miss out on this fabulous opportunity to save a Shelter pet’s life and add a new family member to your household.  [more]

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Healthy Huntsville wants you to ‘Maintain, Don’t Gain’ this holiday season

November 12, 2020 Click to view Healthy Huntsville wants you to ‘Maintain, Don’t Gain’ this holiday season

Maintain, Don’t Gain is a partnership with Healthy Huntsville and Huntsville Hospital Health System to encourage people to maintain their weight over the holidays. Throughout the six-week program, Healthy Huntsville will post tips and tricks on Facebook to help participants stay on track during a time of year when it can be challenging to get exercise and make smart food choices. In 2019, 959 people weighed in throughout Madison County. Of [more]

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City of Huntsville Housing Expo goes virtual to help first-time homeowners

November 10, 2020 Click to view City of Huntsville Housing Expo goes virtual to help first-time homeowners

–  The benefits to homeownership are well known and the City of Huntsville’s Community Development Department hopes to make the process easier with its upcoming 2020 Virtual Housing Expo. Aimed at assisting potential and first-time homeowners in demystifying the home-buying process, the 2020 Virtual Housing Expo will take place on Saturday, November 14, from 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.  During this all-virtual event, local and national subject matter experts will conduct a series of live and pre-recorded [more]

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Mayor Battle’s Tree Planting Day – Saturday, Nov. 7 

November 1, 2020 Click to view Mayor Battle’s Tree Planting Day – Saturday, Nov. 7 

The public is invited to join Mayor Tommy Battle for his annual Tree Planting Day in John Hunt Park on Saturday, November 7, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. The City of Huntsville’s Green Team and Landscape Management departments will have all the supplies needed to plant more than 350 hardwood trees to expand the park’s tree canopy. This is the 7th year the Mayor and community volunteers have rooted trees in the park to [more]

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City Council approves funding for new Amphitheater

October 22, 2020 Click to view City Council approves funding for new Amphitheater

Huntsville’s ascent into the global music circuit took another step forward with City Council approval to proceed with plans to build a new 8,000+ seat amphitheater. Council voted 3-1 to authorize the City’s Public Building Authority to move into the construction phase to build a classic Roman-style forum within a municipal park near the MidCity development. The amphitheater project has been under development for the past several years, garnering public interest and [more]

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Huntsville scores dual triple-A credit rating for the 12th straight year

October 14, 2020 Click to view Huntsville scores dual triple-A credit rating for the 12th straight year

HUNTSVILLE, AL – The City of Huntsville received its annual credit rating scorecard and earned the highest marks possible. For the 12th time in 12 years, since Mayor Battle first assumed office, Moody’s Investors Service and Standard & Poor’s Rating Services awarded Huntsville triple-A credit ratings. Triple-A is the highest mark a city can achieve and is awarded to a minority of government entities in the nation. Only 1 percent of 19,502 cities [more]

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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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