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Huntsville Animal Services invites public to ‘Spot & Adopt Your Summer Sidekick’

May 21, 2024 Click to view Huntsville Animal Services invites public to ‘Spot & Adopt Your Summer Sidekick’

Calling all grill masters! Need a cute face staring up at you this summer, hoping a burger or hot dog rolls off your spatula? If so, Huntsville Animal Services has a deal for you. From now through the end of the month, the shelter is waiving fees on most adult dogs and cats as part of a Spot and Adopt Your Summer Sidekick campaign. Some exclusions apply. To help kick off the [more]

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Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle, City officials cut ribbon to open ‘100-year’ City Hall

May 21, 2024 Click to view Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle, City officials cut ribbon to open ‘100-year’ City Hall

City leaders hailed the new City Hall as a 100-year building designed to be more accommodating during a ribbon-cutting celebration held on the sidewalk outside the main entrance. Located at 305 Fountain Circle, Huntsville’s new center of municipal government will bring departments that frequently interact with the public under one roof to provide efficient services for residents and businesspeople who previously had to visit multiple locations to conduct business with the [more]

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HPD North Precinct invites community back to annual block party

May 17, 2024 Click to view HPD North Precinct invites community back to annual block party

Huntsville Police Department’s (HPD) North Precinct invites the community to come back to Normal for the return of its annual block party on Saturday, May 18, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the HPD North Precinct, 4014 North Memorial Parkway, adjacent to Alabama A&M University. Get ready for a fun family day filled with free food and chances to win bicycles and other prizes. A DJ will spin tunes while [more]

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Green Team celebrates first year of Green Ambassador school program

May 16, 2024 Click to view Green Team celebrates first year of Green Ambassador school program

Green Team celebrated its first year of the Green Ambassador Program by honoring students and teachers at its inaugural awards ceremony at the Jaycee Building in John Hunt Park. The program recognized honorees for their dedication and commitment to environmental education and other sustainable initiatives. Schools were commended for recycling programs, building community gardens, outdoor education, upcycled art and hydroponics along with other education curriculum. “When we started the Green Ambassador program, [more]

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Fallen HPD Officer Garrett Crumby honored during National Police Week

May 16, 2024 Click to view Fallen HPD Officer Garrett Crumby honored during National Police Week

Memorial wreath for fallen Officer Garrett Crumby placed at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C. The name of fallen Huntsville Police Officer Garrett Crumby is now etched into the wall of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C. His name joins thousands of other law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty. Fallen officers were honored this week in the nation’s capital as part of [more]

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Cleanup continues at Maple Hill Cemetery following storm damage

May 16, 2024 Click to view Cleanup continues at Maple Hill Cemetery following storm damage

City officials expect crews to complete removal of large tree limb debris at Maple Hill Cemetery by early next week as cleanup continues from the May 8 storm. Large stumps from fallen trees will take longer to remove. The National Weather Service forecast office in Huntsville said an EF-2 tornado hit the cemetery as part of a nearly 10-mile damage path that began in the Old Town community near downtown and [more]

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Reel in the fun at the 40th annual Wally Vess Youth Fishing Rodeo

May 15, 2024 Click to view Reel in the fun at the 40th annual Wally Vess Youth Fishing Rodeo

Grab your line and pole and get ready to head to the fishing hole for the 40th annual Wally Vess Youth Fishing Rodeo on Saturday, June 1. Held at Brahan Springs Park Lagoon, the popular free event offers plenty of fun for young anglers aged 6-12. Thanks to generous support from Buster’s Bait and Tackle and over 20 community partners, the lagoon will be teeming with 250 pounds of catfish. Among them, [more]

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Cleanup crews remove more than 1 million pounds of debris following storms

May 14, 2024 Click to view Cleanup crews remove more than 1 million pounds of debris following storms

City crews have removed 1.4 million pounds of debris as cleanup efforts continue following last week’s storms. Public Works Director Chris McNeese projected crews will gather about the same amount of debris with personnel and equipment devoted exclusively to cleanup on Friday, May 17, and Saturday, May 18. Maple Hill Cemetery, which experienced several downed trees, reopened Tuesday. The City expects the majority of the debris on the ground to be [more]

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City of Huntsville’s Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion co-sponsors mental health awareness event

May 14, 2024 Click to view City of Huntsville’s Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion co-sponsors mental health awareness event

Lace up your running shoes and get ready to run for a cause on Saturday, May 18, in downtown Huntsville. Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., in collaboration with the Youth Friendship Foundation, Huntsville’s Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Psi Kappa Kappa, and Fleet Feet will present the Caribbean Qarnival 5K. The event aims to promote Mental Health Awareness Month, observed each May. Check-in begins at 6 a.m. at 420 Church St. [more]

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Huntsville finances on solid ground in midyear budget review

May 9, 2024 Click to view Huntsville finances on solid ground in midyear budget review

Finance Director Penny Smith reported during a mid-year update to City Council that General Fund finances are on track for fiscal year 2024 projections and that the City is operating within budget. Council approved the Administration’s proposal, based on analysis of the first six months of the fiscal year, to increase the General Fund by $1.15 million on both revenue and expenditure sides. SEE THE PRESENTATION “We are on budget for both revenues [more]

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