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Kitten Shower:
Tis’ the season to spay & neuter

If you are a regular visitor to YouTube or other social media sites, you’re struck by the notion that there...
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Strengthening Communities: A look at neighborhood associations

Rainy, dreary weather inhibited the attendance, but not the attention. Nor the questions. A small group of concerned citizens gathered...
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Code Enforcement:
Handling neighborhood eyesores

City Blog’s Mark McCarter is riding along with various city employees for an inside look at how they do their...
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Bus Stop: Huntsville Public Transit

Some of the things that prompt us to most proudly pat ourselves on the back as a community can, ironically,...
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Becoming an officer: Journey begins for cadets in 56th Police Academy

The Huntsville Police Department’s new Police Academy class officially began on March 6 after several weeks of preliminary meetings and...
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Changing our world with Boys & Girls Club partnership

The school bell rang an hour ago. So, what do you think is going on at the local Boys &...
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Safe housing is a Blue Star priority in new police program

Enthusiasm for an initiative to enable Huntsville apartment managers and owners to minimize criminal activity on their properties has been,...
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HPD’s Crime Stopper program produces 91% apprehension rate

Officer Nate Nickelson, pictured above, has been program coordinator for the HPD’s Crime Stopper program for 12 years.   The...
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Huntsville Police Academy: A ‘test of physical and mental skill’

Officers with the Huntsville Police Department have the opportunity to choose from a diversity of assignments. From bike patrols that...
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Huntsville Fire & Rescue’s ‘most dramatic rescue’ recognized by Mayor, Council

It was not, as District Chief David “Woody” Whitman says, “your average fire call.” That began with the initial 9-1-1...