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Sunday, January 15, 2017

Zillow: How much is your home worth?


Why Data Is Powering Growth at Zillow Group Inc


Article Excerpt: "...Zillow is the premier internet-based real estate service in the U.S. Many people are familiar with its Zestimate capability, which enables homeowners to track the value of their property without contacting anyone. The ability to anonymously look at mortgage and refinance rates is another important offering for users. But these features are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Zillow's information database and the analytics the company has made available to the public, real estate agents, and the media ..."


Reference: www.fool.com

Friday, January 13, 2017

Pentagon approves Huntsville-built missiles for foreign sale


Pentagon approves Huntsville-built missiles for foreign sale


Article Excerpt: "... According to Raytheon, a major defense company, the company's Huntsville-built Standard Missile 6 (SM-6) has been approved for sale to foreign countries by the Defense Department ..."


Reference: www.waaytv.com

Monday, January 9, 2017

Huntsville Utilities proposes another large rate increase


Huntsville Utilities propose rate increase


Article Excerpt: "...The average family's bill would increase by roughly $4 per month or $48 a year. You'll recall Huntsville Utilities proposed a different increase last April... A public meeting will be held at 5 o'clock at Huntsville City Hall ..."


Reference: www.wsfa.com
#HuntsvilleUtilities

What does it mean to be an American?


What does it mean to be an American?


Article Excerpt: "... Why do I feel we are lacking in patriots but flush with big mouths? https://pic.twitter.com/5hWk58oAY1 ..."
What does it mean to be an American
Reference: twitter.com

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

New comedy club coming to Huntsville, holding job fair this week


New comedy club coming to Huntsville, holding job fair this week


Stand Up Live
Article Excerpt: "... The club is a restaurant as well, where you can go and enjoy a great meal before the show. They're hosting a job fair right now and are looking to fill a number of positions. "Everything from managers to cooks, to food runners to wait staff, we'll probably employ anywhere between fifty to sixty people in the community here," said Dorfman..."

Reference: whnt.com

Meta Tags: Stand Up Live, comedy clubs, Events, Entertainment, Andrew Dorfman, Employment,

Club Address: Stand Up Live Huntsville
2012 Memorial Parkway SW
Huntsville, AL 35801

Friday, December 23, 2016

Check out the Official NORAD Santa Tracker: Where is Santa right now?


NORAD Santa Tracker: Where is Santa right now?


Check out the official NORAD Santa Tracker to see the countdown clock, play games, track Santa and more. Where is Santa right now? See where Santa is right now. Also, check out Santa's Village at the North Pole.

Reference: http://www.noradsanta.org/

Meta Tags: #TrackSanta #SantaTracker #NORADsantaTracker

Vandals damage beautiful downtown public 'Koi' art mural


Artist behind koi mural doesn’t want vandalism to discourage more public art

Public Art in Huntsville

Article Excerpt: "...The koi mural on the west side of the square has only been up for about a month, but already it has been vandalized. Artist Dustin Timbrook doesn't want the recent vandalism to discourage others. "We need more public art in Huntsville, not less. Don't let one dork ruin it for everybody," he said ..."

Reference: whnt.com

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Customers Praise MAPCO's Response After Fuel Mix-Up


Customers, businesses explain the effect of fuel mixup at area MAPCO stations


Article Excerpt: "...The car starts sputtering, it went out," explained James Cagle,...As crazy as that may sound, it's been a very pleasant experience working with MAPCO," he commented. "The only thing they couldn't give me really was a time frame [for the work], because of the amount of cars ..."


Reference: whnt.com

Let MAPCO know how much Huntsville appreciates a business that takes care of its customers.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

MAPCO Fuel Mix-Up Update: MAPCO will do everything possible to resolve the matter


MAPCO to cover costs after gasoline mix-up causes customers to pump diesel instead of unleaded


Article Excerpt: "... MAPCO will take full responsibility and will do everything possible for our Guests to resolve the matter. Both sites have all fuel lines cleaned and fresh fuel will be available by mid-morning. Please contact our Customer Service line at 855-469-6272," said Ruth Picha, Director of Marketing for MAPCO. Picha added MAPCO accepts full financial responsibility for affected customers ..."

Reference: whnt.com

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Great Stocking Stuffer Christmas Idea: A 23andme DNA Ancestry Test Kit (#23andme)


Great Stocking Stuffer Christmas Idea: A 23andme DNA Ancestry Test Kit


Click for 23andme
Article Excerpt: "... I ordered a 23andme test kit with Ancestry and Health analysis. I found out my negative and positive health traits. I found 2nd to third cousins I never knew existed. I determined and reinforced what I thought i knew about my Ancestry. I found I have neanderthal and Native American DNA ..."

Reference: federalemployeenews.blogspot.com
Tags: #23andme, @23andme, #DNA, #GiftIdeas, @HSVRocketCity, #HSVRocketCity,

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

UPS driver in Huntsville/Madison County delivers Christmas presents quick and on the run


UPS driver in Huntsville/Madison County delivers Christmas presents quick and on the run


Click image for video please
We wanted to share a video and a compliment to @UPS for the quality of employee UPS has delivering to our area. I don't know his name but this is the kind of service people love to get and see. This UPS driver had no idea a Nest Cam Outdoor Security Camera was pointed at him when he exited his truck so none of this is staged. Simply put, this man is motivated and has an innate 'fantastic' work ethic. @UPS, you should be proud this man is your employee.

Reference:
TAGS: @UPS, @NEST, #NEST, #UPS,

The following is the original tweet from Twitter:


View this video as shared at NEST.com: https://video.nest.com/clip/5e35e2cdcce84a1ea2ea446c18e5e39c.mp4

Monday, December 12, 2016

Another gun seized at home of Alabama Mannequin Challenge


Another gun seized at home of Alabama Mannequin Challenge


Article Excerpt: "...During the initial raid, police arrested Kenneth White, 49, and Terry Brown, 23. Kenneth White has been charged with first-degree possession of marijuana and possession of a firearm by a violent felon. Brown has been charged with first-degree possession of marijuana and promoting prison contraband ..."


Reference: whnt.com

Friday, December 9, 2016

John Glenn, Astronaut and Former U.S. senator Passes at 95


John Glenn


Article Excerpt: "... John Herschel Glenn Jr. (July 18, 1921 – December 8, 2016) was an American aviator, engineer, astronaut, and United States Senator from Ohio. In 1962 he became the first American to orbit the Earth, circling three times. Before joining NASA, he was a distinguished fighter pilot in both World War II and Korea, with five Distinguished Flying Crosses and eighteen clusters. He was one of the "Mercury Seven" group of military test pilots selected in 1959 by NASA to become America's first astronauts. On February 20, 1962, Glenn flew the Friendship 7 mission and became the first American to orbit the Earth ..."

Reference: wikipedia.org
#JohnGlenn

An Educational Moment: Emigrant vs. Immigrant


An Educational Moment: Emigrant vs. Immigrant


Article Excerpt: An emigrant is someone departing or having departed from a country to settle elsewhere.
An immigrant is a person who comes to a country to take up permanent residence.

Reference: rocketcity-us.blogspot.com
Tags: #Emigrant vs. #Immigrant

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Five Huntsville schools recognized as National Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence


Five Huntsville schools recognized as National Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence


Article Excerpt: "...Principals and teachers from the Academy for Academics and Arts (AAA), Challenger Elementary, Grissom High, Huntsville High, and Weatherly Heights Elementary were on hand to receive the coveted Lighthouse Award to honor each school’s achievements. Now, there are 12 National Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence within the Huntsville City School district ..."


Reference: whnt.com

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

50 homes damaged off Ryland Pike in Madison County


50 homes damaged off Ryland Pike in Madison County


Article Excerpt: "... According to Madison County first responders, around 50 homes were damaged in the Central Estates neighborhood near Central School on Ryland Pike ..."


Reference: maysville-ryland.blogspot.com

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Large cloud of chaff shows up on radar Wednesday afternoon


Large cloud of chaff shows up on radar Wednesday afternoon


Article Excerpt: "... Threat countermeasure testing conducted at the U.S. Army Redstone Test Center Wednesday, September 21st, resulted in the release of chaff into the atmosphere on the west side of Redstone Arsenal ..."


Reference: whnt.com

Madison Teen Wins $100,000 Jeopardy! Teen Tournament


Indian American Sharath Narayan wins $100,000 Jeopardy! Teen Tournament


Article Excerpt: "... Narayan is a Junior at James Clemens High School, Madison, Alabama ..."


Reference: www.americanbazaaronline.com

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Huntsville Internet customers should soon see lower prices


Here's why Huntsville Internet customers should soon see lower prices


Article Excerpt: "... Huntsville will soon have three gigabit-speed Internet service providers (AT&T, WOW!, Google Fiber), and the competition will likely benefit consumers. The Fiber to the Home Council released new evidence which shows ..."


Reference: www.waaytv.com

Judge: Ex-astronaut charged in 2 traffic deaths can drive


Judge: Ex-astronaut charged in 2 traffic deaths can drive


Article Excerpt: "... Circuit Judge Bradley Almond also ruled the 60-year-old Halsell must have a special locking device installed on his car's ignition. And the Huntsville man must undergo twice-weekly testing ..."


Reference: www.waff.com

Friday, November 18, 2016

Team Trump: 10 things to know about Sen. Jeff Sessions, Donald Trump’s pick for attorney general


Team Trump: 10 things to know about Sen. Jeff Sessions, Donald Trump’s pick for attorney general


Article Excerpt: "... he became an adviser on almost every major decision and policy proposal Trump made during the campaign ..."


Reference: Federal Newsgroup

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Fish ‘pop off the wall’ in new mural in downtown Huntsville

Koi Mural in Downtown Huntsville

Fish ‘pop off the wall’ in new mural in downtown Huntsville


Article Excerpt: "...Located at 200 West Side Square, the nearly 100-foot mural by Red Brick Strategies took five days to paint, with more than 20 volunteers helping out with the project. The mural features Koi fish just like the ones in Big Spring Park ..."

Reference: whnt.com

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Huntsville hero saves crash victim who had been waiting 30 hours for help


Huntsville hero saves crash victim who had been waiting 30 hours for help


Article Excerpt: "... It was just another weekend for motorcycle enthusiast and Huntsville native Josh Johnson. About every weekend Johnson takes his motorcycle ..."


Reference: whnt.com

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Gold ETF Rises To Best Level In A Month Amid Bump For Trump In Polls


Gold ETF Rises To Best Level In A Month Amid Bump For Trump In Polls


Article Excerpt: "...Trump closing the gap as the election is now one week away could also be helping to lift the safe-haven gold market. Most of the world perceives Trump as a bigger ..."


Reference: www.investors.com

Wendy's Restaurant Breach: 30,000 Redstone Federal Credit Union customers will receive new debit cards


30,000 customers to receive new debit cards from Redstone Federal Credit Union


Article Excerpt: "... If you bank with Redstone Federal Credit Union, you may have received a letter recently. The letter says you'll be receiving a new debit card, following the Wendy's restaurant breach ..."

Reference: whnt.com

More Reading: potentially affected locations in Huntsville with date range:

https://payment.wendys.com/paymentcardcheck.html

Hard Times Ahead: Stocks slide as Hillary takes slight eadge in polls


Stocks Open Lower


Article Excerpt: "... Stocks opened modestly lower Tuesday as quarterly reports spurred some highly charged trading. The Dow industrials fell nearly 0.3% while the Nasdaq composite was off nearly 0.4% and S&P 500 0.3% ..."


Reference: www.investors.com

Friday, November 4, 2016

There is another 'Rocket City' and it's where our military performs


U.S. 'rocket city' hits Islamic State targets in Mosul


Article Excerpt: "...The stated U.S. mission is not to head out with Iraqi soldiers to fight on the frontlines. Instead, they hit targets provided by the Iraqi army or through coalition surveillance with air strikes, GPS-aided rockets and conventional artillery.

The GPS-aided rockets, known by the acronym HMARS (high mobility artillery rocket system), have a range of up to 70 km and are positioned at a spot on the base the soldiers have dubbed 'rocket city. ..."


Reference: www.reuters.com

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Can you take a photograph or videotape inside a polling place in Alabama?


Can you take a photograph or videotape inside a polling place in Alabama?


QUESTION: CAN I TAKE PHOTOGRAPHS OR VIDEOTAPE INSIDE MY POLLING PLACE? No. Each voter has a right to cast a ballot in secrecy and in private. The U.S. Department of Justice has advised that photography or videotaping inside a polling place does not serve any useful purpose and may instead actually intimidate voters who are exercising their right to vote.

CAN I TAKE A CELL PHONE INTO MY POLLING PLACE? Yes. However, use of the phone in the polling place should not disturb other voters or disrupt the polling place. If your cell phone has a camera, you cannot take photographs or film video inside the polling place. Each voter has a right to cast a ballot in secrecy and in private. The U.S. Department of Justice has advised that photography or videotaping inside a polling place does not serve any useful purpose and may instead actually intimidate voters who are exercising their right to vote.

Reference: https://www.alabamavotes.gov/downloads/election/2016/2016VoterGuide.pdf
Alabama Voter Guide

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Three arrested in large Madison County cocaine bust


Three arrested in large Madison County cocaine bust


Article Excerpt: "... Huntsville police said Madison-Morgan County HIDTA Drug Task Force members searched homes on Stetson Drive in Huntsville and in the 2900 block of Pasture View Lane in Owens Cross Roads on Oct. 25. Police said drug agents found almost two pounds of cocaine, more than $22,000 in cash, prescription drugs and a handgun ..."


Reference: www.waaytv.com

Colonial Pipeline Explosion in Alabama Sends Gas, Diesel Prices Higher


Colonial Pipeline Explosion in Alabama Sends Gas, Diesel Prices Higher


Article Excerpt: "... Colonial Pipeline shut down its main gasoline and diesel pipelines after equipment being used by a work crew in Shelby County, Ala., struck one of the lines, causing a fire that killed one person and injured several others. The closure is causing many to worry about price spikes and fuel shortages in the southeast and up the Atlantic coast ..."


Reference: www.wsj.com