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High school hero: Grissom JROTC cadet honored for life-saving actions

A routine afternoon quickly became anything but. Jelynn DeCrow, a senior at Grissom High School, saw an accident unfold as...
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Giving back: Phoenix makes American flags, creates opportunities

City Blog is taking a look at the good work performed by corporate citizens. Phoenix, which produces flags for the...
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‘Conscientious’ City Custodian Josh Bennett returns to classroom to move up ladder

The promotion was a simple progression in Josh Bennett’s career with the City of Huntsville. Then a lot of complicated...
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A Crimson ride through 566 consecutive Alabama games for City’s Tommy Ray

The first thing you need to know is that Tommy Ray is not one of those fans. He doesn’t wear...
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Riptide Rescue: Quick actions by off-duty Huntsville firefighter praised as heroic

He wasn’t trying to be a hero. He was merely “doing for him what I’d want them to do for...
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My views on leadership – Byron K. Thomas

Name: Byron K. Thomas  Title: Director of Human Resources  Family: Wife Natalie, daughters Nicole and Nena, son Nylan; parents Victor and Ruthie; brothers Leon and Daniel Thomas,...
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Joe’s Place: The love story behind the street name

For a street that is only 200 feet long that comes with a tiny bit of civic legislation, it’s got an awfully big...
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Meet Wes Kelley, the new CEO of Huntsville Utilities

Wes Kelley became only the fifth CEO in the seven-decade history of Huntsville Utilities on May 30. Born in Gadsden but...
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HPD’s first female officer – Mary Tumlin – reflects on 26-year-career

She doesn’t like to think of herself as a pioneer, even though she crashed through barriers to do something that’s...
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Meet Jackie Wilson, Artist & Recreation Center Aide

Jackie Wilson was doing minor home improvement 15 years ago or so, spray-painting sconces she had taken from a wall and rested on a...