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Mayor Battle Statement on Huntsville Police Office Arrest

Mayor Tommy Battle released the following statement on today’s arrest of Officer William Darby with regard to the officer-involved shooting on Deramus Avenue in April. “Suicide is a tragedy and has become all too prevalent in our society. It impacts our friends and families, our workplace, and [more]

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Take the Survey! What Huntsville Needs to Know about its Music Ecosystem

The City of Huntsville and Sound Diplomacy launched a music ecosystem survey on Aug. 1 to gather additional public input for a citywide music audit. The online survey is designed to help music consultants learn more about what the public thinks Huntsville needs to become a music-rich [more]

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Countdown to Citywide Celebration of Apollo 11 Landing – 50th Anniversary

Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle and U.S. Space & Rocket Center CEO and Executive Director Dr. Deborah Barnhart announced plans for a citywide celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11th lunar landing. Dr. Barnhart, the Mayor’s appointed Chair of the Rocket City’s 50th Anniversary of [more]

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Mayor Battle Statement on UAH President Robert Altenkirch Retirement Announcement

Mayor Tommy Battle released the following statement regarding today’s announcement that UAH President Robert Altenkirch is retiring. Altenkirch, in his seventh year at UAH, will remain in his current role into the 2018 – 2019 academic year until a successor is chosen, according to a [more]

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Huntsville’s Future Brightens with LG’s New Solar Panel Plant

New Factory to Increase LG Employment in Alabama by 60 Percent, Produce 500 Megawatts of Solar Panels Annually Mayor Tommy Battle applauded today’s announcement by LG Electronics on plans to invest $28 million in a new solar panel assembly plant in Huntsville. The new factory will [more]

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This July, Huntsville Residents Invited to Discover Everything Parks & Recreation Has to Offer

Summer is here, which means it’s time to get out and discover the great things happening in Huntsville’s parks and recreation centers. This July, explore the “undiscovered” roles of parks and recreation across the City of Huntsville as we celebrate Parks and Recreation Month. A variety [more]

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Mayor Battle Statement on SCOTUS Ruling Regarding Online Sales Tax Collection

Mayor Tommy Battle released the following statement regarding today’s 5-4 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in favor of states collecting online sales tax. The court decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair, which has been called the “tax case of the millennium,” overturns Quill and [more]

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Facebook to Invest $750 million in New Data Center

Facebook announced it will invest $750 million to build a data center on 340 acres in North Huntsville Industrial Park. Once construction is finished, the data center will employ approximately 100 people. The company considered numerous locations across the country for the new data center and [more]

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EOS Selects Huntsville for Flagship U.S. Manufacturing Facility

Electro Optic Systems Pty Ltd (EOS), a leading Australian technology company operating in the aerospace and defense markets, has selected Huntsville, Alabama for its flagship U.S. manufacturing facility. The company made the announcement Wednesday, joined by state and city leaders at the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber. “EOS is [more]

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Huntsville Launches Music Audit with June 6th Public Forum

Huntsville is calling on musicians, makers, and music lovers to turn out Wednesday, June 6, from 5:30 – 8 p.m., for an Open Forum at Yellowhammer Lost Highway Bierhall at Campus No. 805 to begin the city-wide music audit. Katja Hermes, Global Head of Projects, and [more]

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