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Family to donate recreational field to city

(From release) Margaret Ann Goldsmith and her family are making it official and will formally donate the historic Goldsmith-Schiffman Field at 320 Beirne Avenue to the City of Huntsville next week. The Huntsville City Council is expected to approve the donation and accept the deed at the September 11 council meeting.
The Goldsmith –Schiffman family has […]

Cabela’s to build 1st Alabama store in Huntsville

(From release) Cabela’s Incorporated, the World’s Foremost Outfitter® of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, announced today plans to open its first Alabama retail location in Huntsville, Ala., serving customers in northern Alabama and southern Tennessee.
Construction on the 80,000-square-foot store is scheduled to begin this fall and Cabela’s anticipates a fall 2015 opening. It is expected […]

Info for Monday’s Cotton Row Run

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(From release) Approximately 5,000 people are expected to participate and watch the Cotton Row Races this Monday, May 26, 2014. This race is one of the largest events in the city and requires numerous officers and multiple road closings to keep runners safe. Motorists should obey all Police Officers and Public Safety Aides who will […]

City responds to reports Stars leaving Huntsville for Mississippi

(From release)  News reports coming out of Mississippi indicate that Huntsville Stars owner Miles Prentice has received initial permission from the Southern League to move his baseball team to Biloxi. Prentice’s contract with the City of Huntsville runs through 2015, and the Stars are expected to complete their final season here next year. The City […]

Former NHL coach to head UAH hockey program

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(From release) Kurt Kleinendorst, a former assistant coach in the National Hockey League, has been named head coach of the men’s ice hockey team at The University of Alabama in Huntsville following the resignation of the Chargers’ current head coach Chris Luongo.
Kleinendorst served as an assistant coach and scout for the New Jersey Devils for […]

Brahan Spring gets $2M makeover

(From release) Brahan Spring Park is sporting a new look after receiving nearly $2 million in improvements in the last three years. Today, the 170-acre park is rapidly returning as one of the City’s most desirable locations for families to picnic and enjoy outdoor activities.
“Brahan Spring Park is one of the City’s greatest assets, and […]

Partnership to bring HS football to A&M stadium

(From release) A ceremonial groundbreaking was held today on the 50-yard line of Alabama A&M University’s Louis Crews Stadium. A host of dignitaries, including A&M President Dr. Andrew Hugine, City School Superintendent Dr. Casey Wardynski, and Mayor Tommy Battle, were on hand to turn the first spade of dirt, priming the way for a new […]

Lakewood Park to receive KaBOOM playground

(From release) Mayor Tommy Battle announced a new KaBOOM playground is coming soon to Lakewood Park on York Road in North Huntsville. The $40,000 playground will feature a variety of play equipment along with an expansive open space and running area.
The playground is being made possible, in part, through a $15,000 grant from KaBOOM, a […]

Stars fall to M-Braves, 2-1

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(From release) Mississippi starting pitcher David Hale outdueled Stars righty Hiram Burgos as the Braves shutout the Stars 1-0 in the finale of a six-game series at Joe Davis Stadium on Wednesday night.
Throughout the entire game, both pitchers were absolutely spectacular.
For Burgos, he earned a no-decision after pitching seven innings of scoreless baseball, giving up […]

Five Stars named to Southern League All-Star team

(From release) The Southern League of Professional Baseball has announced the Southern League North Division All-Star roster. The Huntsville Stars are represented by five players including first baseman and Huntsville native Hunter Morris, second baseman Scooter Gennett and pitchers Tyler Thornburg, Evan Anundsen and Jesus Sanchez.
The 23-year-old Morris is currently hitting .292 with a […]

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