Florence High School’s football team received a forfeit more than a week ago when Bob Jones pulled out of two games in the wake of nine players testing positive for the novel coronavirus COVID-19. The Falcons have since returned the favor to the Patriots’ crosstown Madison rival James Clemens. Florence forfeited Friday’s game to Brentwood […]
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The statewide mask mandate issued by Gov. Kay Ivey is set to expire Friday. Not so fast, if White House advisor Dr. Deborah Birx’s comments in Auburn this past week reached Montgomery. During a Thursday visit to Auburn University, the doctor said Ivey’s mandate should be extended. “If you look at what happened within two […]
The impending flu season could strain an already stretched health care system. At last week’s COVID-19 update, Huntsville Hospital CEO David Spillers said the flu season could impact the pressures put on the area’s healthcare system. “I do want to encourage everybody to start thinking about getting your flu shot,’’ he said. “Those will be […]
Madison County officials announced last Wednesday a two-week trendline for the coronavirus had remained flat for the past month with around 40 new positive tests per week. The announcement was made at the latest COVID-19 news briefing. Two days later, the coronavirus splashed back into local headlines with Madison City Schools Superintendent Ed Nichols announcing […]
Downtown Huntsville continues to grow, not just upward, as all of the cranes creating the skyline would suggest, but outward as well. One evolving area of growth is north of the city’s center down Meridian Street, where entrenched tenants Brooks & Collier are getting some new business neighbors down the street from its location […]
Sanmina Senior Engineer Robert Newberry has more than 30 patents in research and development to his credit in a distinguished career that has spanned 25 years and two countries. He has been at the forefront of developing non-invasive methods to measure blood type, sepsis infection, insulin and glucose levels. In late February something new came […]
Positive news has been the constant for recent COVID-19 press conferences at the Huntsville City Council chambers. Nothing changed Friday as Dr. Karen Landers of the Alabama Department of Public Health and Madison County Commission Chair Dale Strong produced statistics that suggest the novel coronavirus is trending downward, not just in the county but throughout […]
CEO David Spillers also supports the return of college football
Ever notice the rising landmass at the southwest end of Leeman Ferry Road that can be seen for miles around and was once the site of a rock quarry? It’s officially known as a Modern Landfill and it contains non-hazardous refuse. They’re known colloquially as “trash mountains.’’ There’s even a recreation area […]
Madison Mayor Paul Finley: Let’s not get complacent