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Friday, June 24, 2016

Google Fiber is Coming: Check your address to be among the first to know when you can get it


Google Fiber is Coming: Check your address to be among the first to know when you can get it

Google fiber is coming to Huntsville
Google Fiber - Huntsville

Article Excerpt: "... Huntsville Utilities, along with the City of Huntsville, will be building their own fiber network for the city. We’re working with them to bring more residents access to super fast Internet, and to make the city’s vision for a more connected community a reality. When the network is done, we’ll use part of it to bring Gigabit Internet to residents and small businesses. We’d love to keep you updated on progress. Check your address to be among the first to know when there’s more to share. ..."

Reference: fiber.google.com

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Virtual Cyber Academy magnet to start in Huntsville


Virtual Cyber Academy magnet to start in Huntsville


Article Excerpt: "...Students would actually be enrolled at a school in their area of the district, and can even do extracurriculars there. But their classes, and cyber security electives, will be virtual. It's a model best suited for students who need flexibility in their education. Thornton said that can mean students who are used to home schooling or work while taking classes ..."


Reference: whnt.com

Friday, June 10, 2016

DUI checkpoints this weekend in Huntsville


DUI checkpoints this weekend in Huntsville


Article Excerpt: "... The police department has not released which location they will monitor but say they have nearly 40 hotspots across town that are prone for accidents. All motorists should be prepared to show proof of insurance, registration and valid drivers license ..."


Reference: www.waaytv.com

Alabama Defends Second Amendment


Alabama Attorney General denounces CA ruling on 2nd Amendment


Article Excerpt: "...Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange denounced a federal appeals court ruling that denies residents of San Diego County, California the right of possession of a handgun for self-defense outside their home. “The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held today that residents have no Second Amendment right to carry a firearm outside their home for self-defense,” said Strange ..."


Reference: www.wtvm.com

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Concerts in the Park schedule released


Concerts in the Park schedule released


Article Excerpt: "... Concerts in the Park kick off Monday, June 6, 2016 for the season. All shows start at 6:30 p.m. and continue until about 8 p.m. behind the Huntsville Museum of Art. The concerts are free to attend, although donations are welcome ..."


Reference: www.waaytv.com

Huntsville Police Department looking for Citizens Police Academy Volunteers


Huntsville Police Department looking for Citizens Police Academy Volunteers


Article Excerpt: "...The 5th Citizens Police Academy session starts next month and Huntsville Police are looking for a few good men and women to join the ranks. Applicationshpd can be submitted now through June 30, 2016 ..."


Reference: www.waaytv.com

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Best handguns under $300


Best handguns under $300


Article Excerpt: "...Affordable pistols for $300 or less. ULTRA-LITE TITANIUM MODEL 85 .38 SPL. REVOLVER Ultra-fast. Ultra-reliable. Ultra-lightweight. It's no wonder the 85s are our most popular family. We pack them with a combination of customer-requested features and pair them with the .38 Special +P ammo - making them powerful, easy to carry - and lightning-quick to use. To many of our friends in Law Enforcement, these are must-have revolvers. New for 2008, we're pushing our 85s to the next level. Check out our new light-as-a-feather HY-LITE Magnesium model ..."


Reference: www.washingtontimes.com

Sunday, May 29, 2016

New law allows retired military veterans to get a free concealed carry permit


New law allows retired military veterans to get a free concealed carry permit


Article Excerpt: "...The new law applies to any retied military personnel who are non-disability retirees. Upon proof of retirement, the law states, the permit is permanent and issued by their county sheriff, unless revoked. ..."


Reference: www.waaytv.com

Officers ask for commuities help locating a capital murder suspect


Officers ask for commuities help locating a capital murder suspect


Article Excerpt: "...Huntsville Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a capital murder suspect. Authorities are searching for 25-year-old Cornelius Deshawn Frazier of Huntsville ..."

Reference: whnt.com

HUNTSPEX 2016: Stamp and postcard show


HUNTSPEX 2016: Stamp and postcard show


Stamp Collecting Stamps
Stamp Collecting Stamps
Article Excerpt: "...SATURDAY JUNE 4th 10am - 5pm SUNDAY JUNE 5th 10am - 3pm, UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA in HUNTSVILLE CONFERENCE TRAINING CENTER, (Same location as last year, just the name has changed): 1410 Ben Graves Drive (I-565, exit 15) Huntsville, Alabama, FREE PARKING, FREE ADMISSION, EXHIBITS - OPEN, JUNIOR EXHIBITS - OPEN, U.S. POST OFFICE SPECIAL SHOW POSTMARK..."

Reference: www.stampshows.com

Friday, May 27, 2016

Huntsville Police begin Click It or Ticket campaign Friday


Huntsville Police begin Click It or Ticket campaign Friday


Article Excerpt: "... The overall goal of Click It or Ticket is to remind everyone to wear a seatbelt and to bring awareness to dangerous driving habits ..."

Reference: whnt.com

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Study: Eight Alabama water systems have excessive levels of two chemicals


Study: Eight Alabama water systems have excessive levels of two chemicals


Article Excerpt: "... eight supply systems in North Alabama contains excessive amounts of two chemicals; perfluorooctane sulfonate, known as PFOS, and perfluorooactanoic acid, known commonly as PFOA. Both are man-made chemicals that are commonly used in products like nonstick cookware, waterproof clothing, and firefighting foam. Long term exposure to PFOS and PFOA is believed to lead to health problems ..."


Reference: www.waaytv.com

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Get One: Rocket Harley is now Redstone Harley-Davidson®


Redstone Harley-Davidson

Redstone Harley-Davidson
Redstone Harley-Davidson®

Article Excerpt: "... Redstone Harley-Davidson® is a place where we hang our helmets, spend time, and share our experiences and knowledge with other men and women who have a love for Harley-Davidson® and motorcycling. It's our way of life and we welcome you to join it. To be part of Harley-Davidson® is to be part of a family, an exclusive group of enthusiasts who appreciate the unique character, heritage and even the sound of these machines. Here at Redstone Harley-Davidson®, we have a sense of commitment that simply doesn't exist anywhere else. Ring the famous "Redstone Harley-Davidson® Bell"! All new bike owners stand under this bell and give it a LOUD RING to celebrate their new purchase. It serves as a symbol of joining the Harley-Davidson® family! ..."

Reference: www.redstoneharley-davidson.com

Monday, May 23, 2016

One arrested, drugs confiscated in Huntsville traffic stop


One arrested, drugs confiscated in Huntsville traffic stop


Article Excerpt: "... While searching May's vehicle later, police reported finding four bricks of compressed marijuana, weighing in total about 3.75 pounds ..."

Reference: www.abc17news.com

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Human Trafficking On The Rise In North Alabama


Human Trafficking On The Rise In North Alabama


Article Excerpt: "... 76 percent of these [victims] are Caucasian," said McCarty. "This is not a poverty issue. These are not girls from your poverty-stricken areas. Huntsville is also one of the primary targets for online child pornography. And the reason why is there's so much technology in Huntsville ..."


Reference: whnt.com

Horrible early-morning Interstate 565 wreck takes lives


Huntsville Police confirms third death in early-morning Interstate 565 wreck


Article Excerpt: "... Moments before the wreck, 911 received a call about a driver going the wrong way down 1-565 East. Seconds later, reports came in about a head-on collision ..."


Reference: whnt.com

Tent City is back, an inside look at one of Huntsville's largest homeless camps


Tent City is back, an inside look at one of Huntsville's largest homeless camps


Article Excerpt: "...the homeless camp under the I-565 overpass at North Parkway will just continue to grow. Rows of tents and tarps are clustered between an interstate and a jail. For many in Huntsville, it’s home ..."


Reference: www.wtvm.com

Related Reading: Disgusting treatment by City of Huntsville dealing with "off the grid" veteran

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

10 Huntsville tech occupations that pay higher than the national average


10 Huntsville tech occupations that pay higher than the national average


Article Excerpt: "... low cost of living is very appealing for many job seekers, but when your job pays more than the national average at the same time, it makes the Rocket City a go-to destination for many tech workers ..."


Reference: www.waaytv.com

Friday, May 6, 2016

A look and what passed and failed in the 2016 legislative session


A look and what passed and failed in the '16 session


Article Excerpt: "... Lawmakers approved a bill to prohibit cities from setting their own minimum wage. The legislation was quickly approved and signed into law in the wake of a Birmingham City Council vote to raise the hourly minimum wage to $10.10 ..."


Reference: www.waff.com

Monday, May 2, 2016

Tornado sirens misfire, shut down Panoply arts festival


Tornado sirens misfire, shut down Panoply arts festival


Article Excerpt: "...Emergency management officials are scrambling to find out why their vaunted weather warning system upgrade failed on Saturday, firing sirens across the county and emptying Big Spring International Park during the Panoply arts festival while the dangerous weather was miles away ..."

Reference: www.al.com

Friday, April 29, 2016

Provide your input now! Give feedback on new Behavioral Learning Guides for schools


Huntsville parents, students & teachers encouraged to give feedback on new Behavioral Learning Guides


Article Excerpt: "... Thursday's arrests of three students at Grissom High School is just one behavioral issue that's happened in Huntsville City Schools this year. Recently, the Huntsville Board of Education unveiled the new "Behavioral Learning Guide" draft ... View the Elementary Behavioral Learning Guide and the Secondary Behavioral Learning Guide..."


Reference: whnt.com

House committee approves more 'Russian-made rocket engines' for Decatur joint venture


House committee approves more rockets for Decatur joint venture


Article Excerpt: "... House Armed Services Committee approved a defense policy bill early Thursday morning that would increase the cap on the amount of Russian-made rocket engines to be used in U.S. national security satellite launches handled by a Decatur-based joint venture. But the bill, known as the National Defense Authorization Act, faces ..."


Reference: www.al.com

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Support Local Arts: Panoply Arts Festival 2016 is this weekend


Support Local Arts: Panoply Arts Festival 2016 is this weekend


Article Excerpt: "... Panoply is the Southeast’s premier arts weekend where Huntsville’s innovative spark shines through a festival of art, music and more in downtown’s Big Spring Park. Day passes to the festival are only $10 and weekend passes are $18; kids 12 and under get in free! Purchase tickets here. Panoply 2016 will be held April 29, 30 and May 1. Panoply’s hours are: Friday, April 29 from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. Saturday, April 30 from 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Sunday, May 1 from 12:00 – 7:00 p.m..."


Reference: www.artshuntsville.org

Huntsville Botanical Garden: Purdy Butterfly House


Sunday May 1, 2016 - Friday September 30, 2016

Huntsville Botanical Garden: Purdy Butterfly House


Article Excerpt: "... 9000 sq. ft. natural stone and steel beam structure overlooking the entrance pond is home to thousands of native butterflies, tadpoles, frogs, button quail, turtles and other critters. Waterfall, ponds, streams, lush vegetation and flowering plants invite visitors to experience this varied and colorful collection of flora and fauna. The Purdy Butterfly House is..."


Reference: www.hsvbg.org

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Huntsville Utilities rate increase still in the works for a better plan


Huntsville Utilities rate increase still in the works for a better plan


Article Excerpt: "... Over the next few months they will see what works best financially for the city of Huntsville and then they plan to present an alternative by this fall ..."


Reference: whnt.com

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Huntsville Utility customers could see decrease in their bill


Huntsville Utility customers could see decrease in their bill


Article Excerpt: "... TVA fuel costs have hit a record low. Rates right now are 34 percent lower than they usually are around this time of year. Huntsville Utilities say it's because folks are using less fuel, causing rates to fall. It's a decrease you'll probably notice on your next electric bill ..."


Reference: www.wtvm.com

Friday, April 15, 2016

Huntsville City Council votes down rate increase for Huntsville Utilities


Huntsville City Council votes down rate increase for Huntsville Utilities


Article Excerpt: "... This "no" vote is a blow to Huntsville Utilities. Executives had really been counting on the increases as proposed ..."


Reference: whnt.com

All Huntsville police to be equipped with body cameras


All Huntsville police to be equipped with body cameras


Article Excerpt: "... Huntsville Police Chief Mark McMurray said by May 1, each officer will have a body camera and they better know how to use it. McMurray said they have a three strike policy when it comes to officers who did not have their body camera on ..."


Reference: www.wtvm.com

Toyota donates 45 engines to North Alabama schools


Toyota donates 45 engines to North Alabama schools


Article Excerpt: "... Toyota Alabama president Jim Bolte announced 45 V6 engines will go to seven North Alabama schools in six counties during the quarterly meeting of the Northeast Alabama Development Council. The counties receiving the engines are located in Madison, Limestone, Morgan, Marshall, DeKalb and Cullman Counties ..."


Reference: www.waaytv.com

Huntsville City Council votes against utility rates increase


Huntsville City Council votes against utility rates increase


Article Excerpt: "... The Huntsville City Council voted to not increase utility rates at a meeting on Thursday. This means Huntsville Utilities has to start over on a new plan ..."


Reference: www.waaytv.com