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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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HSV International Airport approved to land commercial space vehicles

May 13, 2022 Click to view HSV International Airport approved to land commercial space vehicles

Huntsville International Airport has been approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to allow commercial space vehicles to land in Huntsville. Huntsville International Airport, located in North Alabama, is the first commercial airport in the U.S. approved as a reentry site to receive a space vehicle landing. “Huntsville has propelled us into another historic first for our state with the award of the commercial space vehicle reentry license for Huntsville International [more]

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City praises new Orion amphitheater ahead of highly anticipated opening weekend

May 13, 2022 Click to view City praises new Orion amphitheater ahead of highly anticipated opening weekend

A groundbreaking Huntsville venue years in the making will debut to the public this weekend with the kickoff of The First Waltz at MidCity District. Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle joined U.K.-based music venue developer and operator tvg hospitality, the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber, MidCity District and other leaders on Friday, May 13, for a grand opening of The Orion Amphitheater. Following the ribbon-cutting ceremony, tvg hospitality CEO and Mumford & Sons member [more]

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Mayor Battle statement on Department of Defense report about U.S. Space Command

May 10, 2022 Click to view Mayor Battle statement on Department of Defense report about U.S. Space Command

Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle has issued the following statement regarding the recently released report from the Department of Defense Inspector General about the United States Space Command: “The City of Huntsville is pleased with the findings of the recently released report from the Department of Defense Inspector General. The results show what we have long maintained: the process for selecting Huntsville’s Redstone Arsenal as the home for United States Space Command [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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City of Huntsville to open new off-ramp to Orion Amphitheater

May 6, 2022 Click to view City of Huntsville to open new off-ramp to Orion Amphitheater

Huntsville residents and visitors heading to the new Orion Amphitheater now have a direct way to get there and into the MidCity District. Beginning at noon Friday, May 6, the City will open the MidCity Way exit ramp from State Route 255, also known as Research Park Boulevard. The new 2,000-foot off-ramp required relocation of the Bradford Drive on-ramp. The Bradford Drive on-ramp is now elevated with a new bridge, leading [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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Cycling the City: Mayor Battle leads annual Bike Ride May 7

April 28, 2022 Click to view Cycling the City: Mayor Battle leads annual Bike Ride May 7

Tune-up your bicycles, pump up the tires, and make plans to attend the Mayor’s Bike Ride on Saturday, May 7 at 11 a.m. in Downtown Huntsville. Mayor Tommy Battle invites young and old alike to join him for his annual family-friendly, four-mile bike spin around the downtown area’s historic neighborhoods. The ride begins and ends at Church Street in Big Spring Park, in front of the YMCA building. Part of the [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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