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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Maple Hill Cemetery Stroll Today (The rain date is the following Sunday)


Maple Hill Cemetery Stroll


Article Excerpt: "... Mark your calendar, as this year’s Maple Hill Cemetery Stroll will be on Sunday, October 15, 2017 from 2-4:30 p.m. (The rain date is the following Sunday) Opening Ceremonies and the GRAND STROLL Parade of Characters on the Main Avenue of the Cemetery: 1:30 pm Character Stories and Traditional Music: 2-4:30 pm The cool and colorful days of autumn approach and we invite you to this annual pilgrimage to one of our most sacred and cultural spaces. Visit your family, friends and neighbors, meet new residents and greet visiting tourists from afar. The beautiful grounds and pedestrian friendly avenues are sure to be a healthy, entertaining, educational and reflective afternoon. This Maple Hill Cemetery event has grown to be one of the largest living history strolls in the nation, with over 75 costumed characters, traditional music, special exhibits, an expanded antique auto display, and student scavenger hunts. There will be at least a dozen new characters featured this year ..."


Reference: www.huntsvillepilgrimage.org

Monday, October 9, 2017

U.S. Attorney’s Office for North Alabama taking aggressive approach to crime fighting, targeting troubled neighborhoods


U.S. Attorney’s Office for North Alabama taking aggressive approach to crime fighting, targeting troubled neighborhoods


Article Excerpt: "... Town said his office will work with local and state law enforcement agencies in North Alabama to identify areas to target. “And it doesn’t just have to be a population center like Birmingham or Huntsville ..."


Reference: whnt.com

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Mike Pence: America will 'lead in space again'


Pence: America will 'lead in space again'


Article Excerpt: "... The vice president added that the U.S. needs to act. "President Trump has revived the National Space Council to assist him in developing and implementing long-range strategic goals for our nation’s space policy," Pence wrote. "On Thursday the council will hold its first meeting ..."


Reference: thehill.com

Friday, October 6, 2017

Ivey, Battle, Dawson, and Hightower Remain Atop AL Gubernatorial Fundraising Race


Ivey, Battle, Dawson, and Hightower Remain Atop AL Gubernatorial Fundraising Race


Article Excerpt: "... Not far behind Ivey is Tommy Battle. The Huntsville Mayor started September with $852,391 on hand, and he spent $35,975, finishing with a balance of $1,028,017. This makes him the only candidate besides..."


Reference: yellowhammernews.com

What is the Rocket City doing to attract Amazon's second headquarters to move here?



What is the Rocket City doing to attract Amazon's second headquarters to move here?


One Click: Jeff Bezos and the Rise of Amazon.com
One Click: Jeff Bezos and the Rise of Amazon.com
What are our city leaders doing to convince Amazon that Huntsville Alabama, The Rocket City, is best suited for Amazon's second headquarters ...and all the jobs that come with it? At this point we know the Rocket City has bid for consideration. We speculate they have offered the usual land and property incentives, the sizeable tax-breaks and other wining and dining experiences for Jeff Bezos and crew. Amazon invited cities to think big in drawing their attention and as CNN reports, Cities are doing wacky things to host Amazon's second headquarters.
Sadly, Huntsville wasn't mentioned in the article. What?
Being the high tech city we are, we should have a laser light pointed at the Saturn V Moon Rocket located at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center. The laser should write messages on the rocket advertising a fictitious futuristic interstellar Amazon delivery of parcels headed for Mars supplied by rockets and technology developed in the Rocket City. A second idea would be the same advertisement as a colorful video on one or more of the large electronic billboards located around our city.

These are just a couple of ideas to draw Amazon HQ2 to the Rocket City while also getting Jeff Bezos and Amazon to think about what we can do for Amazon, as well as what Amazon could do for us. Throw your ideas out there on your social media sites and share your creativity. The Rocket City and Amazon ...it just makes sense.



Reference: Rocket-City.US

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Amazon HQ to Huntsville? Rocket City to submit bid to bring 50,000 jobs to north Alabama


Amazon HQ to Huntsville? Rocket City to submit bid to bring 50,000 jobs to north Alabama


Article Excerpt: "... The city of Huntsville is seeking to bring Amazon's new headquarters to north Alabama. Kelly Schrimsher, the city's director of communications, confirmed to AL.com on Thursday that Huntsville will be submitting a proposal to land the megadeal that's expected to produce up to 50,000 jobs ..."


Reference: www.al.com

Madison County fatal drug overdoses nearing record high


Madison County fatal drug overdoses nearing record high


Article Excerpt: "... many of whom got hooked while using prescribed medications. With the flushing of heroin into communities, he said those addicts turn to the cheaper alternative. Add fentanyl , a dangerous synthetic opioid often mixed with heroin, and he said fatal ..."


Reference: www.waff.com

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

51st annual Fiddlers Convention this week


51st annual Fiddlers Convention this week


Article Excerpt: "... The 51st annual Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention kicks off Thursday night with a free concert at 7 p.m. Grand Ole Opry members Dailey and Vincent will headline Friday with performances at 4 and 6 p.m. The event will wrap up Saturday night with competition for the Alabama State Fiddle Champion being crowned. For ticket prices and more information, click on the link for tvotfc.org ..."


Reference: whnt.com

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Toyota to invest $373.8 million in U.S. hybrid powertrain production includes Huntsville, Alabama


Toyota to invest $373.8 million in U.S. hybrid powertrain production


Article Excerpt: "... $106 million will go toward Toyota's Huntsville, Ala., plant to build engines to complement Toyota's New Global Architecture strategy, an initiative aimed to reduce the cost of developing new vehicles, partly by using more common components. The expansion of the Alabama plant will create 50 jobs, the company said ..."


Reference: www.enewscourier.com

Monday, September 25, 2017

Toyota to make 'exciting announcement' at Huntsville manufacturing plant


Toyota to make 'exciting announcement' at Huntsville manufacturing plant


Article Excerpt: "... Toyota Motor Manufacturing in Huntsville will make an "exciting announcement" on Tuesday at the Rocket City Plant. Details of the announcement were not immediately available. The announcement is believed to deal with the Toyota Huntsville plant, and not the announced $1.6 billion Toyota-Mazda plant that at least 11 states are jockeying for ..."


Reference: www.al.com

Friday, September 22, 2017

Huntsville plans street closings for Trump visit


Huntsville plans street closings for Trump visit


Article Excerpt: "... Several streets in downtown Huntsville will be closed Friday from about 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. for the visit by President Donald Trump ..."


Reference: www.decaturdaily.com

'Fox & Friends' bringing morning show to the Blue Plate Cafe on election day


'Fox & Friends' bringing morning show to Alabama election day


Article Excerpt: "...If you need any more proof America is following Alabama's Senate race, just turn on Fox News Network's "Fox & Friends" Tuesday morning. Or stop by Huntsville's Blue Plate Cafe and watch the show broadcasting live. Blue Plate owner Jerry Sparks says 'Fox & Friends' ..."

Reference: www.al.com

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Roy Moore disrupts Alabama Senate race - and prepares for new level of defiance in Washington


Roy Moore disrupts Alabama Senate race - and prepares for new level of defiance in Washington


Article Excerpt: "... The Constitution is the supreme law of the land, not what judicial supremacists say it is," he explained. "It's not debatable when it contradicts reason."...Moore started building his house here on weekends nearly 50 years ago, when he was still a twenty-something bachelor working as a deputy district attorney. He was living in a trailer at the time - a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy and a Vietnam veteran who viewed hard manual labor as his hobby. "When I say I built it myself, I laid the block," he explained, as he approached the property. "I hand-dug the foundation, and laid the rock and filled the rock with cement that I mixed by hand." He also built the dining room table that his family still uses, and he hand-carved the bedposts on the four-poster bed he shares with his wife under plaques displaying the Ten Commandments. After his four kids joined them, he built a pool outside the back door, 15 feet deep with a jumping platform nearly as high. He then installed a circulating waterfall, which he decorated with another marble display of the Ten Commandments. A third set of commandments sits on the fireplace mantel..."


Reference: www.readingeagle.com
You cannot win against a man that stands 100% for his core beliefs, is a hard worker, a christian, a family man, a veteran, a fighter and is Roy Moore

1 dead after officer involved shooting, another body found on the scene


1 dead after officer involved shooting, another body found on the scene


Article Excerpt: "... HPD says officers told the man to drop the gun, but he instead pointed it at officers and waved it in the air. Officers fired at the suspect, killing him. While approaching the man, another body was found dead on the scene with gunshot wounds ..."


Reference: whnt.com

Trump to award Medal of Honor to Huntsville veteran


Trump to award Medal of Honor to Alabama veteran


Article Excerpt: "... Trump will award retired Army Capt. Gary M. Rose of Huntsville, Alabama, the nation’s highest military honor for his actions in combat. Trump will honor Rose for his conspicuous gallantry during a White House ceremony on Oct. 23 ..."


Reference: www.washingtonpost.com

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

From Kennedy to Reagan to Trump: The history of presidents who visited Huntsville


From Kennedy to Reagan to Trump: The history of presidents who visited Huntsville


Article Excerpt: "... According to the American Presidency Project at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Dwight Eisenhower, John Kennedy, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush all visited Huntsville while president ..."


Reference: www.al.com

How to get free tickets to President Trump’s visit to Huntsville


How to get tickets to President Trump’s visit to Huntsville


Article Excerpt: "... has released information on how to get tickets by going to this eventbrite website. The doors open for the #MAGA Rally in Alabama at 4:00 p.m. Organizers ask anyone coming to the event to come early. They expect a large crowd, and there will be a security screening before entering ..."


Reference: whnt.com

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The President of the United States of America will be at Von Braun Center this Friday


Trump visit to Huntsville gets date change, rally will be at Von Braun Center


President Trump
Article Excerpt: "... The rally Friday will be held at Von Braun Center, starting at 7 p.m. Doors to the VBC will open at 4 p.m. Ticket information ..."

Reference: www.al.com

Friday, September 15, 2017

Amazon removes one-star reviews from Hillary Clinton's new book


Amazon removes one-star reviews from Hillary Clinton's new book


Article Excerpt: "... Amazon was on the defensive end this week after receiving criticism for deleting negative reviews of Hillary Clinton's new book. The online retail giant acknowledged its decision to remove one-star reviews of Clinton's memoir, What Happened ..."


Reference: Federal Worker News

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Huntsville woman shot in her car near north Parkway


Huntsville woman sent to hospital after being shot in her car near the Parkway


Article Excerpt: "... victim tells police she was shot in the shoulder while sitting in her car, near the Victory gas station on North Memorial Parkway ..."


Reference: whnt.com

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Man arrested, charged with killing 2 elderly women in different Huntsville homes overnight


Man arrested, charged with killing 2 elderly women in different Huntsville homes overnight


Article Excerpt: "... Around 12:30 Tuesday morning, police found 27-year-old Otis Preston Mayes off Greene Street in Huntsville. Police arrested and charged Mayes with ..."


Reference: whnt.com

Friday, September 8, 2017

Hurricane Irma shatters multiple records


Hurricane Irma shatters multiple records


Article Excerpt: "... The Category Five super-storm has generated winds averaging 295 kilometres per hour (183 miles per ..."


Reference: Earth Destroyed

Monday, September 4, 2017

U.S. Missile Defense Agency Could Shake Up Management Of GMD Intercept


U.S. Missile Defense Agency Could Shake Up Management Of GMD Intercept


Article Excerpt: "...Boeing is pushing back against the Missile Defense Agency’s (MDA) plan to assume management ..."


Reference: aviationweek.com

Salvation Army reminds people of change to annual Angel Tree registration


Salvation Army reminds people of change to annual Angel Tree registration


Article Excerpt: "... Instead of showing up for registration in October, parents of newborns to 12-year-old children, seniors ages 65 and older, and seniors with disabilities are asked to call the Salvation Army and make an appointment ..."


Reference: whnt.com

Saturday, September 2, 2017

The Illustrated Brief History of Time, Updated and Expanded Edition:


The Illustrated Brief History of Time, Updated and Expanded Edition


Amazon
Article Excerpt: "... In the years since its publication in 1988, Stephen Hawking's A Brief History Of Time has established itself as a landmark volume in scientific writing. It has become an international publishing phenomenon, translated into forty languages and selling over nine million copies. The book was on the cutting edge of what was then known about the nature of the universe, but since that time there have been extraordinary advances in the technology of macrocosmic worlds. These observations have confirmed many of Professor Hawking's theoretical predictions in the first edition of his book, including the recent ..."

Reference: Amazon

Mysterious signals from distant galaxy spark row over whether they could be from aliens


Mysterious signals from distant galaxy spark row over whether they could be from aliens


Article Excerpt: "... Mysterious signals detected in a distant galaxy by astronomers working for Stephen Hawking’s project to find alien life have sparked a debate over whether they could be from UFOs. The £77m Breakthrough Listen project (BL) recently picked up 15 fast radio bursts (FRBs) from an unknown source ..."


Reference: www.independent.co.uk

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Huntsville International Airport's Dreams Come True Files with FAA to Land SNC's Dream Chaser


Huntsville International Airport's Dreams Come True Files with FAA to Land SNC's Dream Chaser


Article Excerpt: "... The airport has signed a contract to apply for a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) license to land the small, shuttle-shaped ship in Huntsville. The licensing process will take two years. Local leaders see the license to land Dream Chaser as a step toward making the city a hub for the growing commercial space industry. Science payloads on the International Space Station are managed now by the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, and officials believe they can leverage that relationship to build a new space business in the "Rocket City ..."


Reference: satnews.com

Houston flood: 'No way to prevent' chemical plant blast or fire


Houston flood: 'No way to prevent' chemical plant blast or fire


Article Excerpt: "...A chemical plant near the flooded city of Houston is expected to explode or catch fire in the coming days ..."


Reference: Earth Destroyed

Friday, August 25, 2017

Charged with two separate murders and out on bond again


Man police say they busted in overnight pursuit was out on bond for two murder charges


Article Excerpt: "... Campbell was out on a $150,000 bond for a murder arrest in 2016. He was charged with two separate murders. Jail records say he’s bonded out again. The Madison County District Attorney’s office said Thursday afternoon that it was reviewing the case to determine if it should ask a court to revoke Campbell’s bond ..."


Reference: whnt.com