Month: October 2017

Giving back: AEgis Technologies goes from modest beginnings to a ‘Special’ role

City Blog is taking a look at the good work performed by various corporate citizens. AEgis Technologies, a defense contractor...

Alabama basketball ‘family’ returning to Huntsville for Rocket City Classic

After his University of Alabama basketball team spent three days in Huntsville last December, “We feel like we’re family now,”...

Paying Respect: What to do and what not to do for cemetery tributes

At a site of solemn repose, safety, decorum and respect are high priorities for the City of Huntsville. However, those...

Maple Hill Cemetery Stroll brings Huntsville history to life

It’s a pretty ritzy neighborhood when you get back down to it. Celebrity-filled. And, once a year, they all get...

It’s academic: Educational partnerships boost Huntsville’s workforce development

Access to a skilled and available workforce is one of the most important aspects of economic development. It’s also one...

What’s behind Huntsville’s booming development scene

The phones weren’t ringing. The email inbox sat empty when Jim McGuffey, the Manager of Planning Services for the City...

Terry Heights: ‘A neighborhood on the comeback’

The neighborhood was, as Michelle Jordan says frankly, “on the brink.” Crime was up. Housing prices were down. Neighborhood vitality...

Giving Back: The Torch model for community partnership

In the coming months, City Blog will take a look at the good work done by various corporate citizens. First:...

A dog-gone good rescue effort from Huntsville Fire & Rescue

The Dalmatian has long been synonymous with firefighters, almost as much a cliché as sliding down a fire pole. The...