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RENTAL ASSISTANCE: Funds still available for those affected by pandemic

August 5, 2021 Click to view RENTAL ASSISTANCE: Funds still available for those affected by pandemic

President Joe Biden this week announced a plan to reinstate a moratorium on COVID-19-related evictions, but it’s unknown how soon it would take effect. The original moratorium expired July 31. Congress has allocated more than $46 billion in emergency rental relief since December 2020. Those funds were distributed directly to states and local governments to be dispersed to households unable to pay rent or utilities due to the pandemic. Huntsville’s Emergency Rental [more]

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Air Quality Forecast August 5, 2021

August 5, 2021 Click to view Air Quality Forecast August 5, 2021

AIR QUALITY FORECAST FOR HUNTSVILLE

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Huntsville officials provide progress report on Zierdt Road, Martin Road projects

August 2, 2021 Click to view Huntsville officials provide progress report on Zierdt Road, Martin Road projects

Two of Huntsville’s most critical road projects, improvements to Zierdt and Martin roads, have made significant progress over the past year. Both are essential to not only ensuring smooth traffic flow in and out of a booming residential sector, but also Redstone Arsenal. During a recent town hall event, officials with Huntsville’s Engineering Department provided updates on both projects and explained the light at the end of the construction tunnel gets [more]

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Back to school traffic safety

August 2, 2021 Click to view Back to school traffic safety

As the 2021-2022 school year starts Wednesday, Aug. 4, the Huntsville Police Department is issuing a reminder about its zero-tolerance policy for speeding in a school zone. Patrol units and the Traffic Services Unit will patrol school zones throughout the year to ensure drivers are obeying the posted speed limit. “Everyone should prepare for delays when the school zones reactivate at the start of school,” said Deputy Chief Charles Brooks. “Alternate [more]

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Major Crimes Unit Arrest

July 30, 2021 Click to view Major Crimes Unit Arrest

The Huntsville Police Department (HPD) has charged Devontae Sherrod Moore, 27, with murder following a shooting incident on Monday, July 12. Officers were dispatched around 11 p.m. to the 100 block of Indiana Street and discovered Kentonio Perkins, 22, deceased. HPD Major Crimes Unit Investigators believe the incident stemmed from a verbal altercation. Moore is currently being booked into the Madison County Jail with a $75,000 bond. Late Saturday evening, July 31, two [more]

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Huntsville City Council, School Board discuss redistricting in joint meeting

July 30, 2021 Click to view Huntsville City Council, School Board discuss redistricting in joint meeting

Members of the Huntsville City Council and Huntsville City Schools Board of Education on Friday received an overview of how the upcoming Council redistricting process will work. Federal law requires redistricting every 10 years following a census count to ensure compliance with the constitutional right of one person, one vote. It also prevents uneven districts in which one Council member represents 30,000 constituents, while another represents only 10,000. City of Huntsville Demographer [more]

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Huntsville doctors urge vaccinations as COVID-19 cases rise

July 29, 2021 Click to view Huntsville doctors urge vaccinations as COVID-19 cases rise

COVID-19 infections are on the rise again in Alabama, and doctors are issuing a call to action for vaccines. During a City of Huntsville Zoom forum moderated by the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber, three doctors expressed concerns about the rate of infections caused by the delta variant. At 34%, Alabama’s vaccination rate is the lowest in the U.S., but its COVID-19 positivity rate of 18.5% is the highest. Of Alabama’s 67 counties, Madison [more]

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Huntsville Animal Services to host open house for potential foster parents

July 28, 2021 Click to view Huntsville Animal Services to host open house for potential foster parents

Adopting a dog is a long-term commitment, which is why fostering can sometimes be a better fit for both the person and the pooch. Huntsville Animal Services (HAS) will hold an open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 31, for those interested in meeting dogs in need of foster care. Those who attend the free session will learn more about the City’s foster program and participate in a brief [more]

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Registration now open for Huntsville Parks & Recreation fall youth sports

July 28, 2021 Click to view Registration now open for Huntsville Parks & Recreation fall youth sports

It’s time to sign up for one of Huntsville Parks & Recreation’s fall youth sports. Families can now register in-person or online through Aug. 7 for flag football, soccer, volleyball and cheerleading. “Youth sports are an important part of helping kids develop social and motor skills, as well as maintain a healthy lifestyle,” said Parks & Recreation Director Bernita Reese. “They also enable kids to create lifelong friendships and memories.” Parks & [more]

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Fiber Broadband Association Honors Huntsville as “Gig City” for Outstanding Fiber Broadband Deployment

July 27, 2021 Click to view Fiber Broadband Association Honors Huntsville as “Gig City” for Outstanding Fiber Broadband Deployment

Gig City Award presented at Fiber Connect event for accomplishments in broadband delivery Fiber Connect 2021, the Fiber Broadband Association (FBA) presented a Gig City Award to Huntsville Utilities, the City of Huntsville, the Huntsville Madison County Chamber, and The Broadband Group and Google Fiber at a conference in Nashville. The FBA recognized these groups for their outstanding collaborative initiative that leveraged fiber to increase connectivity across communities in Huntsville and [more]

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