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Lights Back On In South Huntsville

Power was restored in south Huntsville as of 11:30 p.m. Friday. According to a release from Huntsville Utilities crews had service restored to an area which originally ran from Airport Road south to the Tennessee River.
Electricity was knocked out after a transformer exploded at a large substation off Chaney Thompson Road around 7:30 p.m.

UPDATE: Most Power Should Be Back By 1 a.m.

Huntsville Utilities has just updated the media with a report that indicates most power should be restored to south Huntsville between midnight and 1 a.m.
A main TVA feedpoint for the city went down around 7:30 p.m.

UPDATE: Power Coming Back Slowly In South Huntsville, No Estimate On Full Recovery

By William T. Martin

Some parts of south Huntsville are still without power more than two hours after a transformer at a main substation exploded around 7:30 p.m.
Around 9 p.m. Huntsville Utilities spokesman Bill Yell said the problem involved TVA equipment at the Chaney Thompson substation located just north of Green Cove Road.
At its height, all power from Airport Road to the Tennessee River was out but some southern parts of Bailey Cove Road began to see their lights come back on within 30 minutes.
Yell said some 13 other substations are involved and some 30,000 customers are still in the dark.
No estimate has been given for when power will be fully restored.

BREAKING: Large Power Outage in South Huntsville

Power is down over a large area of south Huntsville, according to information from Huntsville Utilities.
The power went off shortly before 7:30 p.m. and the problem was thought to have been caused by a fire or explosion at the substation along Chaney Thompson north of Green Cove Road.
Fire units are at the scene and report a small fire at the rear of the facility.
It is not known how long power will be out.

HHA Meets With Madison Leaders, Won't Buy Paradise Apartments

(From release) Mayor Paul Finley, City Council President Tommy Overcash, Councilman Bill Holtzclaw, Councilman Tim Holcombe along with City Attorney Anne-Marie Lacy and Director of Community Developme

Area Men Facing Drug Charges Following Multi-Agency Investigation

(From release) On June 4th, 2009, STAC Team Agents worked closely with the Limestone County Sheriff’s Department on an investigation which led to the execution of a search warrant at 716 West Moreland Street in Athens.
Marvin Douglas Shoulders, 29, was arrested for trafficking cocaine and booked into the Limestone
County Jail.
More than $2000.00 was seized.

Police Investigating Deadly Shooting At Nightclub

Huntsville police are investigating a shooting incident at a local nightspot that left an area woman dead early Friday.
According to HPD Spokesman Sgt. Mark Roberts, officers responded to a call at Club Focus on Country Club Avenue at 2:17 a.m.
Upon arrival they found Deanglia Sharee Bell, 23, of Huntsville, in the parking lot suffering from a gunshot wound.

Project Share Unable To Provide Cooling Assistance This Summer

(From release) The Project Share Board has informed Huntsville Utilities that due to a shortage of funds, there will be no assistance available to help customers pay for electric bills this summer.
Cooling assistance normally begins in July and continues through August depending on available funds. Cooling assistance has been provided the past five summers and four other times since the program began in 1988. Last summer 306 families received cooling assistance totaling $15,000.
“This past winter’s cold temperatures coupled with the TVA rate increases, just depleted the available funds for Project Share,” stated Huntsville Utilities Customer Services manager Anna Parvin.

Police: Deputy Had No Choice But To Shoot Man During Confrontation Wednesday

By William T. Martin

Authorities are still searching for the reason why a man opened fire on them without warning Wednesday afternoon, forcing a Madison County deputy to shoot and kill him.
During a press conference Thursday morning, Madison County Sheriff’s Investigator Chad Brooks released further details surrounding the confrontation which took the life of 20-year old James Allen McGregor II.
Calling the shooting a “clear case of self-defense,” Brooks said deputies had no choice but to fire on McGregor.
Brooks then detailed specific events leading to the shooting and its aftermath.
Shortly after 3 p.m. Wednesday a caller to 911 said McGregor was in a residence at 136 Tammy Gaines Lane, was distraught, and was threatening to take a family member hostage.
Several deputies responded and set up a perimeter around the house.

Man Shot By Deputy During Confrontation Dies

A man who was shot by Madison sheriff’s deputies during a confrontation Wednesday has died of his injuries, police said early Thursday.
According to MCSO spokesman Brent Patterson, James Allen McGregor, 20, passed away at Huntsville Hospital around 11 p.m.
McGregor was shot after he opened fire on deputies around 3:30 p.m.
Deputies had responded to 136 Tammy Gaines Lane in eastern Madison County after a caller to 911 said McGregor was distraught and threatening to take family members hostage.

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