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Little Cove Road To Close Today For Improvements

(From release) ROAD CLOSURE – LITTLE COVE ROAD (BEGINNING JUST NORTH OF COBBLE FARMS DRIVE AND ENDING AT MCMULLEN LANE)
BEGINNING MONDAY, AUGUST 24, 2009 @ 8:00
 THE ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT WILL BE CLOSING LITTLE COVE ROAD (BEGINNING JUST NORTH OF COBBLE FARMS DRIVE AND ENDING AT MCMULLEN LANE) WILL BE CLOSED TO THRU TRAFFIC, EXCLUDING SCHOOL BUSES, MAIL CARRIERS, EMERGENCY VEHICLES, MUNCIPAL VEHICLES, ETC., UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
ALL TRAFFIC OUTSIDE THE PROJECT LIMITS OF THE LITTLE COVE ROAD IMPROVEMENTS WILL BE ADVISED TO TAKE ALTERNATE ROUTES.

Redstone To Conduct Large-Scale Anti-Terror Exercise Tuesday & Wednesday

By William T. Martin
HuntsvilleNewswire

Redstone Arsenal will be conducting a full-scale, installation-wide response drill Tuesday and Wednesday.
According to Redstone Public Affairs Officer Sophia Bledsoe, these drills are conducted at least once a year and this one will involve not only the entire facility but Huntsville-Madison County EMA and other local agencies.
Post officials are announcing the exercise ahead of time so that area residents or those working on the post will not be concerned if they notice any unusual activities.
Here is a release from Redstone concerning the drill:

Review Board: Huntsville Officers Not In Compliance With HPD Policy In June Shooting

(From release) On Thursday, August 20, an Incident Review Board convened to examine evidence and hear testimony related to a shooting incident that occurred on June 27 at 1914 Jordan Lane where two Huntsville police officers fired their weapons. Police spokesman Sergeant Mark Roberts said the board consisted of Captain Kinney Bryant, Lieutenant Darryl Lawson, and Sergeant Jerry King. Representatives from the city attorney’s office and the Madison County District Attorney’s Office were
also present.
After careful review of the evidence, the board concluded that the officers actions were not in accordance with departmental policies.

VIDEO: Magazine Rates City Of Madison 2nd Best Place In USA To Grow Up

(From release) At a time when the Madison County community has received nearly unprecedented rankings and recognition for its job growth, technology creation, and quality of life, along comes yet another major media recognition for this community.
U.S. News & World Report has named Madison the second best place in the country to grow up.
The report cites numerous outdoor activities that are available in Madison as well as its proximity to Huntsville and the U.S. Space & Rocket Center’s Space Camp. The report also says that residents of Madison “tend to be well-paid and highly educated.”
“Honors like this continue to validate what a wonderful community we live in,” Mayor Paul Finley said. “The scoring criteria of low crime, strong schools, green space and fun activities describe Madison to a tee.”

Rep. Griffith Comments On Toyota Expansion

Congressman Parker Griffith released this statement Friday afternoon in response to Toyota’s announcement that it was expanding its engine production line and bringing new jobs to the area:
“Tennessee Valley work ethic has come through again. Expansions like this have ripple effects throughout our area, and will create more and more jobs. This is great news to the economic development in our community, and I look forward to seeing more good news like this as North Alabama continues to pull together and climb out of these economically challenging times.”

UPDATED: Police Now Seeking One Man In Connection With Ardmore Home Invasion/Homicide

By William T. Martin
HuntsvilleNewswire

READERS NOTE: In an earlier version of this story two men were identified as persons of interest. Since that story was published, the sheriff’s office has requested one man be removed as a subject of interest.

Sheriff’s investigators have released the name of a “person of interest” who is being sought in connection with a home invasion and homicide in the Ardmore area of northwest Madison county earlier in the week.
According to a release from the MCSO, the man is described as Joe Harris, Jr., age 27. Harris is said to be 5’11” and weighing 150 lbs.
On August 17, Erik Hawkins was shot and killed during a home invasion at a home at 158 Coggins Road near Ardmore.

Army Breaks Ground On New Aviation/Rotary Wing Test Center

(From release) The BRAC Act of 2005 directed the Army Test and Evaluation Command (ATEC) to merge two organizations, the Redstone Technical Test
Center (RTTC) and the Aviation Technical Test Center (ATTC), into one.
In accordance with that directive, on Oct. 1, 2010, the Redstone Test Center will stand up at Redstone Arsenal.
The RTC Assumption of Command conducted on Aug. 20 marked the provisional one-year stand up for RTC.
On July 15, 2009, the Army Corps of Engineers awarded a contract for the construction of the Rotary Wing Center consisting of a new Hangar and Headquarters building.
The new Hangar facility will provide 126,287 sq. ft. to hold 10 rotary wing aircraft and provide labs and aviation support services.

Area Contractor Marks Delivery Of 2,500 Trailer Mounted Support Systems To Army

(From release) On August 25th, at 9 am, Brigadier General Terry “Max”. Haston, Assistant Adjutant General of the Tennessee National Guard will be speaking at an event held by military shelter and trailer manufacturer DHS Systems LLC to celebrate the production and delivery of the company’s 2,500th Trailer Mounted Support System (TMSS) to the United States Army.
The event, which will be held at DHS Systems’ 130,000 square foot production plant in Huntsville, will be attended by prominent members of the Army’s Program Office, local officials, and area military contractors.

VIDEO REPORT: Cops Find Meth Lab In Car at Wal Mart; Charge New Hope Man

By William T. Martin
HuntsvilleNewswire

Police arrested a New Hope man Thursday afternoon in connection with a methamphetamine manufacturing operation and found he was making meth in the back of his car.
According to Madison-Morgan STAC Team Sgt. Dewayne McCarver and reports from the scene officers had been watching a man, identified as John Maywell, since Thursday.
Maywell is suspected of being a meth cook wanted in connection with a drug manufacturing operation in New Hope.

VIDEO REPORT: Redstone Activates New Facility, RTTC And ATTC Consolidated As Redstone Test Center

(From release) The Department of the Army ordered the activation of the Redstone Test Center on Oct. 1, 2010. ATTC and RTTC decided to activate over a year in advance and call it the provisional Redstone Test Center until that official date. The synergy that the advanced activation will create will allow RTC to get a head start for their customers who are primarily the Program Executive Office (PEO) for Aviation, PEO Missiles and Space and the Aviation and Research Development and Engineering Center (AMRDEC). The combination of ATTC and RTTC will lead to greater efficiency, and in turn, superb customer support.

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