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Multiple fires affect Huntsville, Madison, Madison County businesses

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — UPDATE: Huntsville Police released an update on the fires that hit businesses across Huntsville, Madison, and Madison County. Investigators believe all the fires were set intentionally at the following addresses:. Plato's Closet - 4851 Whitesburg Drive. McDonald's - 1795 US Highway 72 East. Aldi - 2125 Winchester...
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The Decatur Daily

Decatur Superintendent: Math needs greater emphasis

More than half of Alabama's students in second through eighth grades scored less than proficient in English Language Arts on the new standardized test given in the spring, but they did even worse in math. One local educator believes that math remediation is getting fewer resources than reading initiatives. “We’ve...
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Parking deck, paid downtown parking proposed as part of hotel plan

The city would build a $6 million parking deck in downtown Decatur as part of an agreement for a new hotel, and the deck would be partially paid for by diverting a portion of lodging tax revenues and implementing paid parking through much of downtown, city officials said. The parking...
DECATUR, AL
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Flowers: Huntsville is Alabama’s largest city

Huntsville has rocketed past Birmingham as Alabama’s largest city. It is not named the Rocket City for nothing. The Census Bureau had been predicting this amazing boom in population in the Madison (Huntsville)/Limestone area, but the actual figures recently released reveal a bigger growth than expected. Huntsville grew by 20% or 35,000 people and is now a little over 215,000.
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Madison City Schools rank high of NICHE’s 2022 list of Alabama schools

MADISON, Ala. — All of Madison City Schools have been ranked among the best schools in Alabama, according to a ranking from NICHE.com. The 2022 list ranks the school system’s elementary schools as 3rd, 4th, 5th, 7th, 9th, and 10th out of all elementary schools in Alabama. Discovery Middle School ranked 1st and Liberty 6th out of every middle school in the state.
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Chatterbox Decatur group recognizes Morgan POWs, MIAs

This has been a difficult week. I have lost a very dear friend and have other friends who are struggling in life, in health and in general. As a self appointed “fixer,” there are some things that I just can’t fix no matter how hard I try. And that makes my heart ache even more.
DECATUR, AL
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Mayor to propose hiring lobbyist for third Decatur bridge

Decatur city officials say increasing congestion will soon warrant a third Tennessee River bridge and that a federal lobbyist is needed to raise up to $4 million for a study on the best location and to begin the process of securing funding for construction. Mayor Tab Bowling told The Decatur...
DECATUR, AL

Which parts of Huntsville are growing the fastest?

Huntsville – now Alabama’s most populous city – has been growing fast over the last decade. But where is that growth?. An analysis of 2020 Census block data showing population growth by City Council district in the Rocket City shows one district stands above the rest: West Huntsville. Overall, Huntsville...
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North Alabama seniors named National Merit Semifinalists

These students are among 16,000 others nationwide who have the opportunity to continue in the competition for roughly 7,500 National Merit Scholarships offered in the spring and worth nearly $30 million. Decatur City Schools. Decatur High School. John Wesley Peters. Huntsville City Schools. Grissom High School. Christopher Dye. Jeremy Hwang.
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What is it that ranks Madison as Alabama’s best suburb?

Madison Mayor Paul Finley greeted a visitor at his city hall office recently wearing a Rocket City Trash Pandas jersey. It made perhaps an unintended statement. Finley was soon leaving to participate in a charity event and wanted to promote the minor league baseball team he helped bring to the Huntsville suburb. Along the way, it underscored the fact that Madison was recently named one of the nation’s top suburbs.
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Local scouts restore historic Madison cemetery

MADISON, Ala. — A local Eagle Scout candidate and his fellow scouts spent Saturday morning restoring an historic cemetery in Madison. About a quarter mile north and slightly east of the intersection of Hughes Road and Brownsferry Road is where the remains of Old Gooch Cemetery are found. “Before we...
MADISON, AL

5 cool things to do in Huntsville this weekend

Fetch your cowl, tights and utility-belt. Lowe Mill Comic Con welcomes guests including comic book artists Dan Fraga, Drew Geraci and Billy Martinez and Power Rangers actors Justin Nimmo and Michael Copon. There’s also cosplay showcases, nerd-culture-centric vendors and a performance by Bit Brigade, a rock band that plays videogame music.
HUNTSVILLE, AL

Governor Ivey presents award to North Alabama Homebuilding Academy

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The North Alabama Homebuilding Academy (NAHA) has been selected as a recipient of the 2021 AlabamaWorks! Innovator Award. The award was presented by Governor Ivey and Deputy Secretary of Commerce Ed Castile during a virtual conference on September 22. “It’s such an honor to be recognized as...
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