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Category: Mayor Tommy Battle

Getting There: Top road construction, resurfacing and repair projects stretch across Huntsville

The City of Huntsville hasn’t seen a year of road work quite like 2019. Engineering is tracking approximately 50 new roadway projects in various stages of design or construction totaling $600 million. Adding to the list of major road work projects is another $7 million worth [more]

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Blue Origin breaks ground on new world-class engine production facility

Blue Origin celebrated the official groundbreaking for its world-class rocket engine production facility on Friday, Jan. 24, on 46 acres in Cummings Research Park. The project includes more than 300 new jobs. “It’s a great day here in Rocket City,” said Bob Smith, CEO of Blue [more]

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City of Huntsville Reviews Proposal for $40M Amphitheater

Mayor Tommy Battle and members of his Urban and Economic Development team are proposing a new $40 million amphitheater to be built in a public park as part of the Mid-City development. Council Members held a work session on Jan. 23 to review the proposal along [more]

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Huntsville’s Oldest Black Fraternity presents MLK Unity Award to Mayor Tommy Battle

Mayor Tommy Battle was among two recipients to receive the Unity Award at the 34th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Unity Breakfast, hosted by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, the city’s oldest black fraternity. The Unity Award is presented to “recognize and honor two unsung heroes from [more]

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MLK Holiday is a “Day On, Not a Day Off” for Community Service

Mayor Tommy Battle is urging the community to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by using Monday’s holiday as an opportunity to participate in community service. The national MLK Holiday was established as a Day of Service in 1994, a “Day On, Not [more]

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Statement on the death of Lonnie S. McMillian, Jr.

The City of Huntsville is mourning the loss of one of the community’s civic giants, Lonnie S. McMillian, Jr. Mayor Tommy Battle issued the following statement on McMillian’s death at age 90 on December 30. “It is hard to begin the New Year without the visionary Lonnie [more]

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City of Huntsville Holiday Hours for week of December 24, 2018

City of Huntsville municipal offices will be closed for non essential personnel on Monday, December 24 and Tuesday, December 25 in observation of the Christmas holiday. Normal operating hours will resume on Wednesday, December 26. Garbage Pick Up Schedule for Week of December 24 City of Huntsville [more]

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Cecil Ashburn Drive Road Improvement Project set to begin Jan. 7

Road will close for 10 months to expedite construction and minimize disruption for motorists The City of Huntsville is set to begin critical roadwork in early January to improve safety and increase capacity on Cecil Ashburn Drive, one of the City’s most heavily trafficked corridors. Listed as a [more]

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Mayor Battle to deliver 2018 State of the City Address on Dec. 4

Mayor Tommy Battle will deliver his annual State of the City address at a luncheon sponsored by the Huntsville-Madison County Chamber on Tuesday, December 4, at noon, in the Von Braun Center North Hall.  Mayor Battle will talk about the City’s economic future and his [more]

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Mayor Battle unveils Huntsville’s BIG Picture Master Plan

After four years of planning, more than 200 public workshops and lectures, a 24/7 online idea forum and an informative traveling exhibition, Mayor Tommy Battle and City leaders unveiled The BIG Picture master plan in its new, user-friendly, interactive digital format. Available at BigPictureHuntsville.com, it is [more]

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