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Saturday, November 3, 2018

Facebook Alabama Data Center to Get Power From Two Solar Farms


Facebook Alabama Data Center to Get Power From Two Solar Farms


Article Excerpt: "...Facebook Inc. plans to light up a data center in Huntsville, Alabama, with power from the largest solar installations to be built in Tennessee and Alabama ..."


Reference: www.bloomberg.com

National publication hails Alabama’s auto industry


National publication hails Alabama’s auto industry


Article Excerpt: "...Forbes magazine this week took a look at Alabama’s ascension to an automotive force in little more than two decades. “Over the last 20 years, Alabama’s auto sector has risen from a smudge to the fifth-largest state for auto manufacturing, now employing more than 40,000 residents, and it’s expected to ..."


Reference: www.al.com

Monday, October 29, 2018

Scottsboro's Unclaimed Baggage Center to offer 9,000 lost-luggage bargains during its annual winter sale


Alabama's Unclaimed Baggage Center to offer 9,000 lost-luggage bargains during its annual winter sale


Article Excerpt: "... Unclaimed goods for sale include jewelry, electronics (yes, even iPads, etc.), clothing, adventure gear and oddities such as moose antlers, a full suit of armor, a platinum Rolex, a camera from a space shuttle and a coffin. Don’t worry, the camera was returned to NASA; no word on the coffin ...Unclaimed Baggage Center, 509 W. Willow St., Scottsboro, Ala. 35768; (256) 259-1525..."


Reference: www.latimes.com

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Costa FLW Championship at Lake Guntersville Nov. 1-3, 2018


Costa FLW Championship at Lake Guntersville Nov. 1-3


Article Excerpt: "... More than 200 of the top semi-professional bass anglers from both the United States and around the world will visit the Guntersville area Nov. 1-3 for the 2018 Costa FLW Series Championship at Lake Guntersville. The three-day event, hosted by the Marshall County Convention & Visitors Bureau, features a top prize of $95,000 in the Pro Division, including a Ranger Z518C boat with a 200-horsepower Evinrude outboard and an automatic qualification to the 2019 Forrest Wood Cup ..."


Reference: www.al.com

Huntsville Girl Wins National Poster Contest, Trip to D.C.


Huntsville Girl Wins National Poster Contest, Trip to D.C.


Article Excerpt: "... Xeniya Crump, a 12-year-old resident of the Huntsville Housing Authority in Alabama, has been selected as the grand prize winner of the annual "What Home Means to Me" poster contest. Her work will grace the cover of the 2019 annual "What Home Means to Me" calendar. The grand prize-winning poster was revealed on October 25 at NAHRO's National Conference and Exhibition in Atlanta, Ga ..."

Reference: www.prnewswire.com

Friday, October 26, 2018

Arrest made in robbery, brutal beating of Madison bartender


Arrest made in robbery, brutal beating of Madison bartender


Article Excerpt: "... of Seymour, Tennessee, is charged with robbery and assault. His mug shot was not available. Madison Police say an additional arrest is expected very soon. “I’m thrilled,” Lanford said about the break in the investigation. “I want people to see who these guys were that nearly beat me to death ..."


Reference: www.waff.com

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

3 hospitalized in shooting outside restaurant in Madison County


3 hospitalized in shooting outside restaurant in Madison County


Article Excerpt: "...Parlay’s Restaurant and Lounge on Wall Triana Highway in reference to a shooting. Officers spoke with three victims: a 32-year-old male with a gunshot wound to his back, a 47-year-old male with a gunshot wound to the shoulder, and a 31-year-old male with a gunshot..."


Reference: www.waff.com

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Massive food recall hits Walmart, Kroger, Whole Foods and more


Recall hits millions of pounds of food from Harris Teeter, 7-Eleven, Kroger and more


Article Excerpt: "... Millions of pounds of ready-to-eat salads and premade food items including entrees, burritos, wraps and pizzas at several big name retailers such as Harris Teeter, Kroger, Whole Foods, 7-Eleven, Trader Joe's and Walmart have been recalled due to the potential risk of listeria and salmonella contamination ..."


Reference: www.usatoday.com

Monday, October 22, 2018

'Off The Grid' Builder Raised In Huntsville To Be Featured on DIY Network


Raised in Huntsville, Beau Dunavant, an 'off the grid' builder and his girlfriend now reside in Colorado and will be featured in an episode on the DIY Network. 

Building Off the Grid: Desert Den


Desert Den on DIY
Article Excerpt: "... Beau Dunavant bought a piece of land in Tres Piedras, New Mexico, as a gift for his girlfriend, Samantha Inman, where they can build a home made of mostly recycled materials and dirt. They plan to construct a modest, self-sufficient structure, but with blowing dirt, blistering sun and freezing temperatures, they may have underestimated the power of the desert ...Airing Schedule"

Reference: www.diynetwork.com

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Saturday, October 20, 2018

Space Apps challenge launches in the Rocket City


Space Apps challenge launches in the Rocket City


Article Excerpt: "... NASA's International Space Apps Challenge took off Friday in the Rocket City. The event attracts brilliant minds from more than 200 cities and 80 different countries. It's the world's largest hackathon. According to the event's website ..."


Reference: whnt.com

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Volunteers wanted for Vietnam wall’s visit


Volunteers wanted for Vietnam wall’s visit


Article Excerpt: "... The three-quarter-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C., arrives in the Rocket City Oct. 31, and will be open 24 hours a day at John Hunt Park in Huntsville, Nov. 1-4, until it closes at 3 p.m. that Sunday. Volunteers – about 450 – are needed for a variety of roles during that time period. To sign up to volunteer for a four-hour shift, visit twth-hsv.com/volunteer-with-us/ ..."


Reference: www.theredstonerocket.com

Thursday, October 11, 2018

U.S. and Russian Astronauts Safe After Making Emergency Landing When Booster Rocket Failed on Launch


U.S. and Russian Astronauts Safe After Making Emergency Landing When Booster Rocket Failed on Launch


Article Excerpt: "... The astronauts were to dock at the International Space Station six hours after the launch, but the Soyuz booster suffered an unspecified failure and shut down minutes after the launch ..."


Reference: time.com

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Help Wanted: Man wanted for beating and robbing elderly man



Man wanted for beating and robbing elderly man


Article Excerpt: "... Huntsville police are searching for a suspect who they said followed a 75-year-old man inside a business, then attacked and robbed him. According to police, the suspect followed the man inside a business on Hundley Drive near downtown Huntsville and took his wallet after the attack ..."

Reference: www.waaytv.com

Monday, October 8, 2018

Trio busted for Huntsville gun store heist after scoping out inventory


Trio busted for Huntsville gun store heist after scoping out inventory


Article Excerpt: "... The break-in happened October 3 at 2 AM at Bullet & Barrel, on Leeman Ferry Road. Bullet and Barrel is a new indoor shooting range that also offers retail sales, room rentals and training classes ..."


Reference: www.waff.com

'Office of Spaceports' outlined in FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018


Life May Change Radically for Airline Passengers and Flight Attendants. Here Are the Details


Article Excerpt: "... Spaceports! It requires the FAA to set up an "Office of Spaceports," according to Reuters, which will "provide guidance, support licensing for spaceports, and promote infrastructure improvements for future space travel..."


Reference: www.inc.com

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Land Trust of North Alabama partners to help manage and conserve cave system


Land Trust of North Alabama partners to help manage and conserve cave system


Article Excerpt: "... Huntsville is known worldwide for its innovations in technology and development, but the Rocket City is also a national destination for outdoor recreation, including the exploration of its thousands of caves. The Land Trust of North Alabama has formed a new partnership with the National Speleological Society (national and local cave experts) to help manage the caves right here in the Tennessee Valley ..."


Reference: whnt.com

Energy Alabama Recommendations for Huntsville Utilities Electric Fixed Fee Increase


Energy Alabama Recommendations for Huntsville Utilities Electric Fixed Fee Increase


Article Excerpt: "... The following recommendations regarding Huntsville Utilities proposed electric fixed fee increase were delivered to the Huntsville City Council in person. On Sept. 17, 2018, we submitted an Open Records Request to Huntsville Utilities, to which they have failed to respond. On Sept 26, Huntsville Utilities representatives promised to have documents returned by end of day on Oct. 1. As of this letter on Oct. 4, Energy Alabama still has not received a response to the open letter request. Huntsville Utilities has only provided two additional charts from last week’s public meeting. Energy Alabama opposes fixed fees because..."


Reference: alcse.org

Friday, October 5, 2018

Alabama inventor creates 'power for the people'


Alabama inventor creates 'power for the people'


Article Excerpt: "... Yost — whose 40 years of aerodynamics and manufacturing experience at GE, Boeing and Pratt & Whitney included designing jet engines — wondered, too. He began studying wind turbines and invented a small "cube" that converts wind power to electricity. His Huntsville company, American Wind, is now manufacturing units for customers that include the U.S. government and ..."


Reference: www.al.com

Huntsville City Council to vote on utility rate increase next week


Huntsville City Council to vote on utility rate increase next week


Article Excerpt: "... You could soon be paying more on your monthly power bill. City leaders in Huntsville will decide next week on a rate increase for Huntsville Utilities..."


Reference: whnt.com

Tuesday, October 2, 2018