Entries by staff reports

Trash Pandas Inaugural Season Pushed to 2021

MADISON – Fans who have waited for professional baseball to return to North Alabama will now have to wait a little longer. Minor League Baseball announced the cancellation of the 2020 season, which would have been the historic opening campaign for the Trash Pandas. Instead, 2021 will serve as the inaugural mission for the Double-A […]

‘Domino Effect’ Contributed to Power Outage in Huntsville

The power outage that was nearly citywide Sunday night was caused by a failed lightning arrester in the Huntsville Utilities Central substation, triggering a “domino effect” of other outages. According to Huntsville Utilities, “Initial reports from last night indicate a lightning arrester, which is a device that protects electrical equipment in substations from surges caused […]

Middleburg Communities Breaks Ground on 290-Unit Apartment Community in Cummings Research Park

Middleburg Communities has broken ground on Mosby Bridge Street, a 290-unit apartment development in Cummings Research Park. Construction on the community at 320 Voyager Way is expected to be completed April 2022 with leasing starting in May 2021. “Mosby Bridge Street is another excellent example of utilizing our extensive research capabilities to identify prime locations […]

Residential Sales Increase from April to May

Huntsville residential sales increased nearly 8 percent from April to May, according to the latest data from the Alabama Center for Real Estate. The monthly report showed 719 units (485 existing family homes, 226 new construction and 8 condos) were sold in May, compared to 667 units in April, an increase of 7.8 percent. “Historical […]

HudsonAlpha Receives $1.5M Gift to Name First Endowed Faculty Chair

A $1.5 million gift to the HudsonAlpha Foundation by Miguel “Mike” Loya, a Texas businessman and HudsonAlpha supporter, has established the first endowed faculty chair at HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology. Dr. Richard M. Myers, Institute president and science director, has been appointed as the M.A. Loya Endowed Faculty Chair in Genomics. “Over the years, I […]

‘Best Places to Work’ Awarded Virtually

Though the COVID-19 pandemic has caused the cancellation of events and activities, the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber went virtual this year for the annual Best Places To Work Awards, The event, presented by Synovus, was originally scheduled for April 15 in the Von Braun Center North Hall, but was postponed due to the pandemic. The results […]

Exit Changes on I-565: New Greenbrier Ramp to Open; Detour for Eastbound Mooresville Exit

There are upcoming changes at two exits on Interstate 565 in Limestone County, the Alabama Department of Transportation announced. The new eastbound Exit 3 off-ramp from I-565 to Greenbrier Road and Swancott Road will open Wednesday. On Wednesday night, barriers will temporarily close the eastbound ramps at Exit 2 (Mooresville Road). Eastbound traffic to and […]

AFS Purchased by Groundworks Companies

Groundworks, the nation’s largest privately owned foundation services company, purchased AFS Foundation & Waterproofing Specialists. It was Groundworks’ 15th acquisition in four years. The partnership joins two of the largest foundation services companies in the U.S. with a combined footprint spanning 23 states, 1,800 employees and more than $300 million in annual revenue. AFS will […]