Month: October 2017

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Never at a loss for (big) words: City officials offer tribute to the late Ralph Timberlake

He was concerned “that privacy had been obfuscated and absconded from.” He wanted to assure there was never a “penumbra”...
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Mayor Battle honored with prestigious National Space Club award

He’s never flown into space or designed an intricate guidance system. He’s never launched anything more spectacular than one of...
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Good neighbors: Joint Land Use Study between Huntsville and Redstone Arsenal encourages public input

Even the best of neighbors may have barking dogs. You have to figure out who mows the narrow strip alongside...
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What top planners are learning from Birmingham about redevelopment

Earlier this month, Birmingham hosted the annual joint planning conference for the Alabama and Mississippi chapters of the American Planning...
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Pioneers in propulsion – Aerojet Rocketdyne ignites Huntsville’s growing aerospace industry

The art of bringing jobs to a region creates a highly competitive environment for recruiters and government leaders. So when Aerojet...
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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...
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My views on leadership — Peggy Sargent

Name: Peggy Sargent Title: Director of Finance Family: Husband Mike, and too many furry four-legged children Education: BS in Marketing...
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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,”...
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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...
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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...