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Raising the bar: How Huntsville fosters an exceptional and growing workforce

Six years ago, Mayor Tommy Battle watched with amazement a robotics demonstration at a Huntsville middle school, with the students...
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Huntsville police officer makes life-saving effort through stem cell donation

With no fanfare and little effort, Karl Kissich went through a simple registration process and “totally forgot about it for...
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Construction timeline set for summer start on Cecil Ashburn Drive

With a bulldozer and Army surplus equipment, Cecil Ashburn and business partner Pat Gray established a road construction company in...
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2-1-1 service can provide cold-weather assistance – and so much more

Three simple numbers on a keypad – 2-1-1 – can make a monumental difference in a life. Particularly as other...
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Looking ahead to a 2018 and more smart growth for Huntsville

The one sure prediction I have for 2018 is that it will be a year of growth for Huntsville, and...
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2017 in review: Looking back at successes and changes for the City of Huntsville

There has been no shortage of media interviews for Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle during 2017. But there’s one that sticks...
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Delay of game: City Council Member Mark Russell caps ‘interesting’ season as football official

Speeding toward the emergency room at Huntsville Hospital on Aug. 25, it would have been almost inconceivable to imagine how...
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Veteran fire chiefs who ‘made department better’ heading into retirement

One was a self-confessed “late bloomer,” arriving on a delayed, circuitous route. The other knew in an instant this would...
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Looking back: The writer’s favorite City Blog stories from 2017

I suspect it’s the cop/fireman/cowboy/astronaut/ball player fascination of an eternal boyhood that influences this selection. In 2017, City Blog posted...
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Shooting for 3: Rocket City Classic’s success means likely encore in 2018

It was only a slight bit of hyperbole from a coach who is finding the Huntsville area fertile ground for...