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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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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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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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‘Save a Spot’ program enables Huntsville to ‘pay respects’ to veterans

On a cold, windy morning, friends and fellow veterans gathered for a final tribute in a most-appropriate location. The gathering...
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Renewing the ad valorem tax is a vote for our students

On behalf of the 24,000 students served by Huntsville City Schools, I would like to encourage the citizens of Huntsville...
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12 days of Christmas – City of Huntsville style

Editor’s Note: It’s not all garbage schedules and safety tips in this special holiday post. We’ve highlighted a few, fun...
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Meet Katie Stamps, the City’s new Historic Preservation Consultant

She set out to teach history. Then she learned she’d rather be surrounded by it. Katie Stamps, the City of...