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Huntsville Clerk-Treasurer Ken Benion announces Feb. 28 retirement

February 6, 2023 Click to view Huntsville Clerk-Treasurer Ken Benion announces Feb. 28 retirement

Ken Benion, Clerk-Treasurer City of Huntsville Clerk-Treasurer Ken Benion announced he will retire Feb. 28, following a successful 13-year career directing three municipal departments during a time of unprecedented growth. First tapped by Mayor Tommy Battle in 2010, Benion served as Program Fiscal Officer in Community Development before becoming the department’s Director. He acted as Interim Finance Director in 2015 before transitioning to Clerk-Treasurer the following year. “I am grateful for this experience [more]

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SBI investigating shooting death

February 4, 2023 Click to view SBI investigating shooting death

The Huntsville Police Department (HPD) responded to a domestic violence call in the 2100 block of Chadburn Drive shortly after midnight on Saturday, Feb. 4. While officers were attempting to make contact with an armed individual involved, the individual was shot and killed. No officers were injured during the incident. Per protocol, HPD requested the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) lead the investigation following the incident. Please direct [more]

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Air Quality Forecast February 3, 2023

February 3, 2023 Click to view Air Quality Forecast February 3, 2023

AIR QUALITY FORECAST FOR HUNTSVILLE

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Pawty time! Cosmo predicts an early spring at annual Ground Dog Day

February 1, 2023 Click to view Pawty time! Cosmo predicts an early spring at annual Ground Dog Day

Break out the Bermuda shorts and flip-flops as Huntsville will soon enjoy warmer weather. That is, if you believe Cosmo, the mixed-breed pooch that predicted an early spring at the second annual Ground Dog Day at Huntsville Animal Services. Coming a full day ahead of Punxsutawney Phil’s annual prognostication, Cosmo didn’t see his shadow like the famous groundhog. Instead, he used his nose and chose the bowl marked “Early Spring.” His prediction [more]

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Major Crimes Unit arrest

January 28, 2023 Click to view Major Crimes Unit arrest

The Huntsville Police Department (HPD) has charged Omondo Jermaine Varner Jr., 25, with murder following a shooting incident that happened just after midnight on Saturday, Jan. 28. HPD officers responded to the 4000 block of University Drive and found Christopher Cattage,26, dead inside a vehicle. HPD Major Crimes Unit Investigators believe a verbal altercation led up to the shooting between the suspect and victim who were acquaintances. Varner is currently being [more]

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City approves contract to build Hays Farm Sports Park

January 26, 2023 Click to view City approves contract to build Hays Farm Sports Park

Two new sports fields are coming soon to South Huntsville. The City approved a $2.4 million contract with Chorba Contracting Corporation to build facilities for the Hays Farm Sports Park. The contract includes two regulation-size, multipurpose fields suitable for soccer, lacrosse and other activities. The lighted turf fields will be supported by a restroom pavilion, 120 lighted parking spaces, perimeter fencing, landscaping and irrigation. The nine-acre sports park will be located on [more]

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Phase III construction set to begin on Sandra Moon Community Complex

January 26, 2023 Click to view Phase III construction set to begin on Sandra Moon Community Complex

The City of Huntsville has awarded a $3,381,700 contract to Lambert Contracting LLC to complete Phase III of the Sandra Moon Community Complex on Bailey Cove Road. The construction contract includes a new playground, public areas, sidewalks, lawn, landscaping pedestrian lighting, irrigation system and storm drainage facilities. “This phase focuses on the landscaping, decorative lighting and walkability components of this community amenity, but the exciting component is the new playground,” said John [more]

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Get a snapshot of Huntsville’s growth with 2022 Development Review

January 26, 2023 Click to view Get a snapshot of Huntsville’s growth with 2022 Development Review

Huntsville’s annual compilation of construction and real estate data for 2022 is now live. Published by the City of Huntsville’s Long-Range Planning Division, the 2022 Huntsville Development Review is an in-depth snapshot of the City’s progress over the past year. The report, which features data obtained from City records and the North Alabama Multiple Listing Service (NALMLS), is especially useful for those considering buying or selling property, building new structures or moving [more]

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Major Crimes Unit arrest

January 24, 2023 Click to view Major Crimes Unit arrest

The Huntsville Police Department (HPD) has charged Anfernee Bradley, 24, with murder following a shooting incident on Friday, Jan. 13. HPD officers responded to the 3900 block of Newson Road and found Joshua Turney, 33, with life-threatening injuries. Turney died at the hospital on Saturday, Jan. 14, from his injuries. HPD Major Crimes Unit Investigators believe the shooting incident was drug-related. Bradley was taken into custody by the U.S. Marshals Gulf [more]

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Arts Huntsville celebrates arts community funding in State of the Arts program

January 20, 2023 Click to view Arts Huntsville celebrates arts community funding in State of the Arts program

Arts Huntsville, with support from the Pei Ling Charitable Trust, celebrated the arts by honoring the Huntsville Arts & Cultural Grant program recipients. Now in its 11th  year, the 2023 Arts & Cultural Grant program presented grants to 21 regional arts organizations to support their community programming. The City of Huntsville awarded $280,000 in pass-through grant funding as part of the City’s FY23 budget, and eligible Huntsville-based nonprofit arts organizations completed [more]

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