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City of Huntsville, Alabama, ‘Best Place to Live’ in U.S. News & World Report survey

May 17, 2022 Click to view City of Huntsville, Alabama, ‘Best Place to Live’ in U.S. News & World Report survey

Great news! The City of Huntsville, Alabama, is the 2022-2023 best place to live in the United States, according to a ranking by U.S. News & World Report. U.S. News recently analyzed 150 large metropolitan areas in the U.S. to find the best places to live based on job market, housing affordability, quality of life, desirability and net migration. Huntsville, which topped the list with an overall score of 7, quality [more]

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Need a vacation buddy? Snag one from Huntsville Animal Services for only $10

May 10, 2022 Click to view Need a vacation buddy? Snag one from Huntsville Animal Services for only $10

With the official start of summer approaching next month, Huntsville families are making vacation and staycation plans. Whether hitting the beach or hanging out by a backyard pool, Huntsville Animal Services (HAS) has dozens of potential vacation buddies available for adoption or foster. The shelter has also slashed adoption fees to $10 on most adult dogs, though some exclusions apply. “People like getting out on a warm, sunny day and dogs do, [more]

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Mayor Tommy Battle honors health care heroes during National Nurses, Hospital weeks

May 5, 2022 Click to view Mayor Tommy Battle honors health care heroes during National Nurses, Hospital weeks

Despite unprecedented challenges caused by COVID-19, the City of Huntsville’s health care professionals braved every storm to meet the public’s needs. That’s why Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle is recognizing the selfless individuals who staff our hospitals and take care of our community during National Nurses Week (May 6-12) and National Hospital Week (May 8-14). Mayor Battle honored these unsung heroes Thursday, May 5, during a proclamation presentation with Huntsville Hospital CEO [more]

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#SavingPlacesHsv to spotlight downtown for Preservation Month

April 29, 2022 Click to view #SavingPlacesHsv to spotlight downtown for Preservation Month

The evolution and history of downtown Huntsville’s commercial district will be on display this year as part of Historic Preservation Month, which begins May 1. Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle and City Preservation Planner Katie Stamps kicked off the monthlong observance Friday at 106 Jefferson, one of downtown Huntsville’s newest hotels. This year’s “Saving Places” campaign will include walking tours, videos and social media posts highlighting various downtown commercial gems. “Historic Preservation Month [more]

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Huntsville Cemetery Department asks for community’s help keeping cemeteries beautiful

April 21, 2022 Click to view Huntsville Cemetery Department asks for community’s help keeping cemeteries beautiful

With spring now in full bloom, more people are visiting loved ones’ graves at City of Huntsville cemeteries. To that end, the City wants to remind people of its guidelines to keep cemeteries looking beautiful all year long. A cemetery maintenance employee cuts down weeds around a headstone at Maple Hill Cemetery. Interim Cemetery Director Tara Sloan said the Cemetery Department has a small staff of 13 full-time workers and a varying [more]

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Huntsville Transit to solicit input from the public as part of plan update

April 14, 2022 Click to view Huntsville Transit to solicit input from the public as part of plan update

Huntsville Transit plans to seek input from a consulting firm as well as the public as part of an update of its Transit Improvement Plan. The City Council on Thursday authorized Mayor Tommy Battle to enter into an agreement with Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates Inc. to assist with the plan update. The City will cover only 20% of the cost of the $100,000 contract, with the remainder paid using federal transit planning [more]

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City of Huntsville approves Kids’ Space renovation agreement

April 14, 2022 Click to view City of Huntsville approves Kids’ Space renovation agreement

The City of Huntsville will move forward with plans to upgrade Kids’ Space after City Council approved a $6.8 million construction contract Thursday night. The Council voted to allow Mayor Tommy Battle to enter into an agreement between the City and general contractor Miller & Miller, Inc., for Phase II of Kids’ Space at John Hunt Park. Per the agreement, the project will include the following: New playground equipment and surfacing New park area [more]

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Huntsville Transit providing free rides to college students, staff next week

April 13, 2022 Click to view Huntsville Transit providing free rides to college students, staff next week

College students and staff members who are passionate about the environment can give the planet a lift next week while getting a lift from Huntsville Transit. From April 18-22, anyone presenting a valid college ID can board a Huntsville Orbit bus for free. The offer applies to students, staff and faculty at all Huntsville-area colleges and universities. The promotion is Huntsville Transit’s way of celebrating Earth Day on April 22. Huntsville’s Operation [more]

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City of Huntsville announces Good Friday closures

April 12, 2022 Click to view City of Huntsville announces Good Friday closures

The City of Huntsville’s municipal offices and Municipal Court will close Friday, April 15, in observance of Good Friday. City offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Monday, April 18. Because garbage collection occurs Monday-Thursday, there will be no change to service. Huntsville Transit will operate a normal schedule for both Orbit fixed-route buses and Access paratransit service Friday and Saturday. All Huntsville Parks & Recreation facilities will close Friday but operate on a normal [more]

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History in the making: Constructing a new City Hall, expanding Big Spring Park

April 11, 2022 Click to view History in the making: Constructing a new City Hall, expanding Big Spring Park

The City of Huntsville hosted a ceremonial groundbreaking today to celebrate construction of its new $90 million municipal complex. The seven-story building and parking garage is being built on a 1.8-acre site across the street from the present City Hall on Fountain Circle. “The new municipal building will be 2 ½ times larger than our present City Hall,” said Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle. “When it opens in about two years, we [more]

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