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Griffith Releases Statement On 65th Anniversary Of D-Day

(From release) Congressman Parker Griffith released the following statement on the observance of the 65th anniversary of Allied invasion of Normandy:

“As we observe the 65th anniversary of Allied troops storming the beaches of Normandy, there is much to reflect upon. Just as those fearless soldiers entered enemy territory to liberate the area for the allies, our men and women in uniform perform the acts of bravery and sacrifice each and every day.

HPD: Grand Jury To Decide Direction Of Shooting Case

A Madison County grand jury will decide whether a Huntsville teen who was shot to death in May was the victim of foul play or an accident.
According to HPD spokesman Sgt. Mark Roberts, police have turned over the results of their investigation to a grand jury for review.
Malik Bradford, 16, was shot at a residence at 2405 Hammonds Drive on May 29.

Huntsville Utilities Hosting Regional Utility Competition

(From release) Huntsville Utilities is hosting the Tennessee Valley Lineman Rodeo June 12 and 13 at their facility in Chase Industrial Park at 1145 Jordan Road. This is the first time the competition for TVA distributors has ever traveled to Alabama. A record setting 145 competitors will travel to Huntsville from 28 utility companies in three states.

Lee High School Student Chosen As Alabama Girls State Delegate

(From release) Jessica Arighi has been chosen to represent Lee High School at the 2009 session of Alabama Girls State, being held on the campus of Troy University in Troy June 7-12th. For one week, she will become a citizen in an imaginary state, taking part in the political life of her community, primarily through campaigning for and electing city, county and state offices.

Riley: Teamwork Key To Alabama Success

(Courtesy Huntsville-Madison County Chamber of Commerce) Gov. Bob Riley said that teamwork is the key to success for Alabama to come out of the recession a stronger, more efficient state.
Riley made the remarks during his Alabama Update Thursday at the VBC North Hall. The event, attended by around 1,000 people, was hosted by the Chamber of Commerce of Huntsville/Madison County and presented by Dynetics.

City Of Madison To Upgrade Phones, Service May Be Spotty Thursday

(From release) Due to an equipment upgrade, City Hall phone lines will experience intermittent outages on Thursday, June 4th between the hours of 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM.
During this time, please call 722-7190 for non-emergency after hours assistance. Emergency 911 calls will not be affected.

U.S. Space and Rocket Center To Get $259,000 Tramway Extension

(From release) U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration will award $259,000 to the U.S. Space and Rocket Center for its tramway extension. Senator Shelby was instrumental in securing this funding.

Madison City Fire & Rescue Creates Home Safety Guide

(From release) Madison Fire and Rescue’s Fire Prevention Office is now offering a free, easy to use guide to safe living in your home. The informative guide provides tips on how to prevent fires caused by commonly used household items such as space heaters, dryers, kitchen appliances, candles and outdoor grills.

EMA To Test Warning Sirens Today At Lunch

(From release) The Huntsville-Madison County Emergency Agency will test the county’s outdoor siren warning system today at noon, according to EMA Director Rusty Russell.

Griffith Urges Post-9/11 Vets To Sign Up For New Benefits

(From release) Congressman Parker Griffith today urged qualifying veterans to apply for benefits offered under the new G.I. Bill, which include measures to take effect August 1, 2009.
Griffith was joined by representatives from the American Legion, VFW, Disabled American Veterans, the Purple Heart Organization, Still Serving Veterans and Madison County Veterans Service Offices at the American Legion Post on Drake Avenue in Huntsville.

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