What a difference a year has made. At this time last year, the Stone Event Center at Campus 805 was packed to capacity for the fifth annual Entrepreneurial Awards ceremony. This year, social distancing and masking up has presented new challenges to the big celebration. Or, perhaps, it has created new opportunities for honoring North […]
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If you’re a Fiber TV viewer, Google would like to talk with you. The company is looking for Huntsville residents to become “trusted testers” and try out its Google Fiber TV upgrade next month. “We believe the best TV is online,” Liz Hsu, Google’s director of Product Strategy, posted on her blog. “While many of […]
Recognizing the vital role small businesses play in thriving communities, the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety has released a guide to help small businesses prepare for severe weather. The guide, Thunderstorm Ready-Business, applies years of scientific research from IBHS in a step-by-step procedure to aid small business and commercial building owners better understand […]
Downtown Huntsville continues to evolve and today there is a new addition to the skyline. Or, rather, in the words of Mayor Tommy Battle, Huntsville’s “living room.” Bank Independent and Prince Holdings broke ground Thursday for a five-story office building – 225 Holmes Avenue. The 77,000 square-foot building will include office space and ground-floor retail […]
After nearly 100 years in Huntsville, an iconic business has been sold. Spencer Oil, founded in 1923, was sold Monday to Mississippi-based Dutch Oil and Victory Marketing, the operators of the Sprint Mart convenience stores. The family-owned company has operated from the same building on Woodson Avenue for 98 years. “We’ve had a good run […]
In a year when we’re all yearning for simpler, sweeter, times, Oscar Moon’s milkshake bar will serve up frozen treats and a nostalgic experience straight out of a Norman Rockwell painting. The shake shop/vintage soda fountain/milkshake bar is slated to open in the spring in Stovehouse, the company announced Monday. With names such as “The […]
If you travel Greenbrier Road, you will need to find an alternate route after this weekend. Greenbrier Road at the Norfolk Southern Railroad crossing will be permanently closed to through traffic 7 a.m. Monday, Feb. 1. Crews will be making railroad improvements within the area. Traffic control will be in place to notify motorists of […]
All lanes of South Memorial Parkway near Green Cove Road and Freedom Powersports will be closed temporarily at noon Friday for blasting operations. Weather permitting, a construction crew will be blasting at the intersection of Oak Dairy Lane and South Memorial Parkway. The work is to clear rock for underground utilities for a residential development. […]
Despite a crippling pandemic, Madison County was able to sustain growth and success in 2020, Madison County Commission Chairman Dale W. Strong said in the annual State of the County Address. Strong spoke Wednesday to members of the Huntsville-Madison County Chamber of Commerce in celebrating the accomplishments of 2020 and looking forward to 2021. The […]
ATHENS — It seems everywhere you look, today, sales of homes are skyrocketing. And Athens is riding that rocket, too. According to the latest monthly report from the Alabama Center for Real Estate, home sales (single-family and condos) in Athens and Limestone County were up 39.3 percent from November to December last year. ACRE said […]