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EXCLUSIVE: End of the line for Huntsville railroad?

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A Huntsville-based shortline railroad is facing the end of its existence if legislation currently pending in the house of representatives in Montgomery passes.
HB-139, proposed by Rep. Mike Ball (R-AL 10th Dist), calls for the dissolving of the Huntsville-Madison County Railroad Authority and the dividing of its assets between the City of Huntsville and Madison County.
The […]

Tech firm to add over 700 jobs to Huntsville area within two years

(From release) Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc., a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AJRD), announced that it will consolidate several facilities and relocate their operations to Huntsville, Alabama over the next two years.
“We are two years into the first phase of our [Competitive Improvement Program] CIP affordability drive and the consolidation progress, and overhead cost […]

Battle delivers State of City address

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Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle delivered his annual State of the City address to a packed house Wednesday during a luncheon at the Von Braun Center North Hall. HNW presents Battle’s remarks in their entirety in HD.

New airline heading to Huntsville

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Governor Robert Bentley joined local officials in welcoming a new airline to Huntsville Monday morning. At a news conference at the airport check-in area, Glo Airlines announced it will begin offering flights to New Orleans for $99 one-way in late September.

GE Aviation to build unique materials factories in Huntsville

(From release) In a ceremony in Huntsville today with Alabama public officials, GE Aviation broke ground on two adjacent factories to mass-produce silicon carbide (SiC) materials used to manufacture ceramic matrix composite components (CMCs) for jet engines and land-based gas turbines for electric power.
GE Aviation is investing more than $200 million to construct two factories […]

Huntsville land named TVA Megasite

The Tennessee Valley Authority, the City of Huntsville, the Limestone County Commission, and the Chamber of Commerce of Huntsville/Madison County announced today that a 1,252-acre site off Powell Road in Limestone County has been officially certified as a TVA Mega Site.
“With this certification in hand, the Huntsville Mega Site is well positioned for a wide […]

Shelby announces funding for Redstone Arsenal

(From release) U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies (CJS), today announced full committee passage of the Fiscal Year 2017 CJS appropriations bill, which contains important funding and policy provisions for critical Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms […]

Google, Huntsville to partner in bringing gigabit internet to city

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Mayor Tommy Battle and other local dignitaries joined reps from Google in announcing Monday that the company was partnering with the city to bring gigabit internet service to the area.

Huntsville Utilities, Google to build fiber optic network throughout city

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(From release) Mayor Tommy Battle joined Huntsville Utilities CEO Jay Stowe today in announcing construction of a new fiber network that will meet the area’s rapidly growing data and communication needs.
The mayor also announced that Huntsville is officially becoming a Gig City. Google Fiber, a high-speed TV and Internet service, will be bringing its service […]

Exclusive: Mayor Battle presents 7th State of City address

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Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle delivered his 7th State of the City address Friday before a packed house during lunch at the Von Braun Center. HNW exclusively presents his speech in its entirety.

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