Thursday, April 17, 2014

Where can i find an automotive 'quick charging' station in Huntsville? EV Charging Station Map

PlugShare: EV Charging Station Map for Huntsville

Plug Share Map

Article Excerpt: "... Find EV quick charging stations anywhere in the world at PlugShare ..."


83 year old protects self from home intruder

83-Year-Old Homeowner Shoots Home Invader, Huntsville, Alabama

Article Excerpt: "... An 83-year-old man was at home in Huntsville, Ala. when there was a knock at his backdoor from a man claiming to need help. When the elderly homeowner did not immediately open the door, the man forced his way inside..."


Monday, April 14, 2014

Business boom brings jobs to the rocket city and surrounding area

Business boom brings jobs to Tennessee Valley

Business boom brings jobs to Tennessee Valley

Article Excerpt: "... From Remington to Whole Foods, businesses have announced plans to expand to the Rocket City. Over the last six months, at least four major corporations made the decision to expand to Huntsville. ..."


Sunday, April 13, 2014

The Apocalypse to begin April 15: The Blood Moon Prophecy is an upcoming series of lunar eclipses signaling the second coming

Four Blood Moons: Total Lunar Eclipse Series Not a Sign of Apocalypse

Article Excerpt: "... The total lunar eclipse of April 15 will begin a so-called tetrad series of eclipses that is making the rounds online as a potential harbinger of doom ..."


Monday, April 7, 2014

Grissom High School Takes Second Place In National Cyber Defense Competition

Huntsville's Grissom High Takes Second Place In CyberPatriot VI

Grissom High Team Takes Top Spot in National Cyber Defense Competition

Article Excerpt: "... took 2nd place in the Open Division. The team members are James Brahm, Angela Cheng, Christopher Lin, Jeramy Lochner, Matthew Rogers, and Moran Wagner and are led by instructor Chris Sutton. ..."


Saturday, April 5, 2014

2014 Chevy Camaro stomps everything : Debut in Alabama ...eating the Corvette, Mustang GT 500, Porsche 911 Carrera...

From the 2012 Camaro 323 horse V6 to the new 2014 Camaro Z28 ...the Camaro rules!

2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 Review

Article Excerpt: "... Chevy chose to debut its new toy in Birmingham, Alabama, where the weather is fine and the 2.4-mile road course at Barber Motorsports Park showcases chassis-tuning competence—or the lack thereof. Alabama normally expects 60-degree highs in February, but the Z/28 arrived during a cold snap, with temperatures in the 30s. That weather inadvertently underscored the Z/28’s biggest on-road liability: its tires. I found myself going sideways up an on-ramp..."


Thursday, March 27, 2014

Blow Dry Bar - the Rocket City's first full service salon and Blow Dry Bar!

Blow Dry Bar - the Rocket City's first full service salon and Blow Dry Bar!

Blow Dry Bar
Blow Dry Bar
Article Excerpt: "... Ladies can walk-in, get a relaxing scalp massage, shampoo and conditioning treatment, blow-dry and style. After a workout instead of having to lug all of their tools to the gym, clients can come and get it taken care of with no appointment! $29 blow-dry's all day everyday and our clients get pampered from the time they walk in the door..It's not a bar!..."


Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The Chris Hadfield Youtube Channel - Canadian astronaut and author of 'An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth'

The Chris Hadfield Youtube Channel
Article Excerpt: "... Canadian astronaut Col. Chris Hadfield is a man of many firsts. He was the first Canadian to operate the Canadarm, walk in space, and command the International Space Station. Sometimes he's even known to strum a tune. His new book, An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth: What Going to Space Taught Me About Ingenuity, Determination, and Being Prepared for AnythingAn Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth is out now..."


Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Apache AH-64E with mounted Modernized Day Sensor Assembly (M-DSA) was flight tested in Huntsville

Lockheed Martin's M-DSA Completes Modernization of Apache M-TADS/PNVS

Article Excerpt: "... The U.S. Army ran a test flight of the Lockheed Martin Modernized Day Sensor Assembly (M-DSA) mounted on the newest version of the Apache AH-64E yesterday during AUSA Winter in Huntsville, Ala. ..."


Monday, March 24, 2014

Allegations of alleged beating and subsequent murder allegedly relating to Madison County Sheriff's Department

Madison County Sheriff, Deputies facing lawsuit

Article Excerpt: "... Bryant's attorney requested an outside agency investigate Klonowski's death. Klonowski openly protested against the Sheriff's Department after Bryant's incident ..."


More reading on this story:

  • Individual alleges 'beatdown' by Madison County Deputies and accusation of possible subsequent alleged murder ties
  • Harvest Man Found Dead On His Lawn

  • Help the U.S. Space & Rocket Center build a new public exhibition featuring the Shuttle Training Aircraft used by space shuttle astronauts!

    Land a Shuttle Training Aircraft at the Space & Rocket Center

    Gulfstream II Shuttle Training Aircraft (STA)
    Gulfstream II Shuttle Training Aircraft (STA)
    Article Excerpt: "... The U.S. Space & Rocket Center Foundation in Huntsville, Alabama is asking for your help to raise $70,000 to begin installation of a Gulfstream II Shuttle Training Aircraft (STA) in the U.S. Space & Rocket Center’s Shuttle Park. The aircraft, which bears the tail number N945NA, will be a museum exhibition and immersive classroom for our nearly 600,000 annual visitors and for trainees in our Space Camp®, Aviation Challenge® and Robotics Camp STEM education programs. ..."


    ‘#RocketCitySelfie’ at Huntsville, AL Visitor Center

    Rocket City Visitors Now Have Opportunity to Take ‘#RocketCitySelfie’ at Huntsville, AL Visitor Center

    Article Excerpt: "... ‘#RocketCitySelfie’ allows visitors to stand in front of a green screen and take a picture of themselves at the Rocket City attraction of their choosing. Completely self-servicing, photos taken at the ‘#RocketCitySelfie’ green screen can be shared via social media and e-mail. '#RocketCitySelfie' is completely free to use. ..."


    Tuesday, March 18, 2014

    Russian Rocket Engines? Come on America!

    Musk Jab at Rival Shows U.S. Space Reliance on Russia

    We need to change this Huntsville!
    Article Excerpt: "... Space Exploration Technologies, known as SpaceX, is one of several companies trying to fill the void created after the U.S. retired its shuttle fleet in 2011 and began depending on Russia and other countries to ferry astronauts and supplies to the space station. ..."


    Leaders trying to repair Huntsville's Failing Schools

    Huntsville Leaders Fight Perception of Failing Schools

    Article Excerpt: "... A list labeling nine Huntsville schools as ‘failing’ has forced the city to tackle the negative perception some people have of our schools. Mayor Tommy Battle is leading the campaign, going into those failing schools to find out what is really going on inside. ..."


    Monday, March 17, 2014

    Law change would allow inferior 'aging' of quality Tennessee whiskey

    Push to change Tenn. law seen as way to weaken Jack Daniel's whiskey reign

    Quality Tennessee Whiskey
    Real Tennessee Whiskey
    Article Excerpt: "... If it isn't fermented in Tennessee from mash of at least 51 percent corn, aged in new charred oak barrels, filtered through maple charcoal and bottled at a minimum of 80 proof, it isn't Tennessee whiskey. So says a year-old law that resembles almost to the letter the process used to make Jack Daniel's, the world's best-known Tennessee whiskey. ..."


    Huntsville Police Arrest Murder Suspect

    Investigators Arrest Murder Suspect

    Robin Wayne Penton
    Robin Wayne Penton (HPD Photo)
    HPD News Release: Huntsville, Alabama (March 14, 2014) - Investigators with the Huntsville Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit have arrested Robin Wayne Penton, W/M, DOB 12/5/60, of Huntsville, in connection with the death of Colleen Nanette Penton, of Huntsville. The arrest is related to the incident that occurred earlier this week at 2404 Thornmor Dr in South Huntsville. Mr. Penton was taken into custody and charged with the homicide upon his release from Huntsville Hospital. He is charged with Murder-Domestic Violence and is being held in the Madison County Metro Jail on a $500,000 bond.

    Reference: Huntsville Police Department

    Sunday, March 16, 2014

    Bikers: 1st Annual Cabin Fever Poker Run

    1st Annual Cabin Fever Poker Run

    1st Annual Cabin Fever Poker Run
    Article Excerpt: "1st Annual Cabin Fever Poker Run. March 22, 2014. In Memory of Angela Johnson. ALL BIKES WELCOME"

    Reference: Cabin Fever Poker Run

    Monday, March 10, 2014

    Huntsville: High visibility D.U.I. saturation patrols and safety checkpoints

    Huntsville: High visibility D.U.I. saturation patrols and safety checkpoints

    News Release: Huntsville, Alabama - The Huntsville Police Department announced today that it has received a grant to crackdown on impaired driving. The campaign is organized by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and regionally administered by the North Alabama Traffic Safety Office (NATSO). This year’s campaign began in March and continues through September. The Huntsville Police Department’s D.U.I. Task Force supervisor, Sergeant Michael Johnson states, “The mission of the Department’s D.U.I. Task Force is to enforce the law and to educate the public on the dangers of drinking and driving.” The D.U.I. Task Force has consistently ranked as the number one D.U.I. enforcement squad in Alabama over the past fifteen years. The D.U.I. Task Force will set up high visibility saturation patrols and safety checkpoints throughout the city of Huntsville. Members of the Special Operations Division along with Uniformed Patrol Officers from each precinct will also participate by maintaining traffic enforcement activities at various NATSO “HOT SPOT” locations. High visibility D.U.I. saturation patrols and safety checkpoints will be conducted during this increased enforcement period throughout the City of Huntsville. Locations will include but not be limited to roadways such as Interstate 565, Memorial Parkway, Drake Avenue, Jordan Lane, University Drive, Bob Wallace Avenue, Bailey Cove Road, Andrew Jackson Way, Sparkman Drive, Pulaski Pike and Cecil Ashburn Drive.

    Reference: Huntsville Police

    Friday, March 7, 2014

    Resources for homeschooling in Alabama

    Home School Legal Defense Association

    Home School Legal Defense Association
    Home School Legal Defense Association

    Article Excerpt: "... Home School Legal Defense Association is a nonprofit advocacy organization established to defend and advance the constitutional right of parents to direct the education of their children and to protect family freedoms. Through annual memberships, HSLDA is tens of thousands of families united in service together, providing a strong voice when and where needed. ..."

    Reference: Home School Legal Defense Association

    Wednesday, March 5, 2014

    Investigators Track Potential Shields Rd. Waffle House Robbery Suspect

    HPD investigating robbery at Shields Rd. Waffle House

    Article Excerpt: "... Investigators said they were tracking a potential suspect through a field near the scene. ..."


    Monday, March 3, 2014

    6 plus percent residential rate increase coming in March for Huntsville Utility customers

    Rate increase for Huntsville Utilities customers

    Huntsville Utilities

    Article Excerpt: "... The residential rate for Huntsville Utilities customers will increase by a little more than six percent. Customers will pay $0.09104 for the first 1400 kWh used and $0.09918 for all usage over 1400 kWh. ..."


    Thursday, February 27, 2014

    Article on a Space Camp experience

    Everything You’ve Ever Wanted To Know About Space Camp From Someone Who’s Actually Been There

    Article Excerpt: "... When I first broke the news to the rest of my coworkers that National Geographic would be flying me to Space Camp for the weekend, I was surprised to learn that my longtime friend and fellow Geeko writer Carolyn Cox had never heard of it. Ever! So if you’re like her, come on over and educate yourselves on the wonders of Space Camp. ..."


    Monday, February 17, 2014

    Remington Outdoor Company Expands to Huntsville

    Remington Outdoor Company Expands to Huntsville

    Article Excerpt: "... the country’s oldest firearms manufacturer to Alabama. Remington Outdoor Company (ROC) will expand to the old Chrysler building in Huntsville, and create more than 2,000 new jobs within the next ten years. ..."


    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

    Huntsville: Winter Storm Warning in Effect (3:44 PM CST, Tuesday Feb. 11, 2014, National Weather Service Huntsville, AL)

    Huntsville: Winter Storm Warning in Effect (3:44 PM CST, Tuesday Feb. 11, 2014, National Weather Service Huntsville, AL)

    Article Excerpt: "... Winter storm warning in effect from 3:00 AM tonight through 6:00 AM Thursday. Snow mixed with sleet at times ...will redevelop and spread north across the area between 10:00 PM and 3:00 AM tonight. Accumulations of up to 2 inches are possible by daybreak Wednesday, especially south of the Tennessee River. Hazardous driving conditions can be expected. ..."

    Reference: National Weather Service Huntsville

    Saturday, February 1, 2014

    Sun Lake apartment fire update

    Sun Lake apartment fire displacing dozens of residents

    Article Excerpt: "... Residents displaced after a Friday night fire at Sun Lake apartments destroyed four units, and caused heavy smoke damage to six others. ..."


    Fire at Sunlake Apartments Last Night

    Huntsville Fire Crews Respond to Fire at Sunlake Apartments

    Article Excerpt: "... At least four units have suffered extreme fire and water damage ..."


    Friday, January 24, 2014

    Huntsville Employment: Fifty new jobs coming with GE Plant expansion

    50 New Jobs Coming to Huntsville GE Plant

    GE Employment
    GE Employment
    Article Excerpt: "... GE Intelligent Platforms today announced the expansion of its facility in Huntsville is opening of a new building. Fifty new jobs will be created in Huntsville with this expansion. ..."


    Sunday, January 19, 2014

    Madison County Deals With Multiple Brush Fires

    Crews battle multiple brush fires in Madison County

    Article Excerpt: "... Madison County fire crews put out eight brush fires Saturday and Sunday. One of the fires on Bob G Hughes Blvd in Harvest burnt ..."


    Thursday, January 16, 2014

    Local artist Wade Wharton murdered: A brilliant artist but the local City of Huntsville government was not a friend of his art

    Local artist Wade Wharton murdered: A brilliant artist but the local City of Huntsville government was not a friend of his art

    This city has lost a brilliant artist to a senseless murder. Not only should we be saddened by the loss of this kind and talented man, but we should also be saddened by the way he was treated by the local City of Huntsville government. An article from describes the manner in which he was treated by the local government here in this hi-tech city. An excerpt from that article reads as follows:

    Conversely, the City of Huntsville was far too attentive in 2008, when it threatened to throw out all of Wade's sculptures. "If Wharton thinks he's got art out there, we've got a bunch of it at the garbage dump," Wade recalled one official's remarks. The city and the artist eventually compromised: Wade could keep everything he considered "art" but had to trash everything else.

    It is shameful that he was treated in this manner in a city that boast such an eclectic mix of people and industry. The article beautifully describes the art of Mr. Wharton in addition to identifying the bumpy road he had in pursuing his unique talent. Like many artist, his true value to the art world may be even more appreciated in his death. In turn maybe his murder will also help to focus on his greatness while helping to merge a greater appreciation for art by those that saw his art as garbage. The diversity of the 'Rocket City' is what truly makes it a one-of-a-kind mecca of wonderful culture and economy.

    Fortunately, the Huntsville Botanical Gardens saw the value in his work and has shared it with the community of Huntsville with the Wade Wharton Exhibit. Let's all try to remember Mr. Wade Wharton for what he gave us all as opposed to what we have lost to his murder.

    Rest in peace Wade Wharton.

    Reference: Rocket City

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014

    The estate of Alonzo McGhee files lawsuit

    Alonzo McGhee estate sues wife over murder

    Article Excerpt: "... The estate of Lt. Col. Alonzo McGhee filed the lawsuit against his ex-wife, Dr. Fillis McGhee. ..."