After a period of spiking coronavirus positive tests within Madison County, some good news surfaced last week. County Commission Chair Dale Strong said recent numbers suggest the COVID-19 curve is flattening. The national Center for Disease Control and Prevention reduced its suggested quarantine time and the Alabama High School Athletic Association announced fall sports would […]
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Despite “shelter-at-home’’ orders followed by “safer-at-home’’ and, most recently, mandatory masking guidelines because of the COVID-19 pandemic, construction downtown appears to have proceeded as expected. Downtown Huntsville Inc. CEO Chad Emerson said he’s unaware of any plans being altered as far as building in the middle of the city is concerned. “I’m not aware of […]
The message might resemble a broken record, but it will continue to be repeated until the rise of novel coronavirus cases in Madison County is itself broken. While confirmed cases of COVID-19 continue to spike in the county as well statewide health officials continue to stress the importance of following safety guidelines. The oft-repeated message […]
Tourism has taken a hit in the Tennessee Valley as the COVID-19 pandemic has interrupted daily activities across the nation as well as globally. The good news is some of the impact will not be long-lasting. For example, the United States Tennis Association’s girls clay court championships that were held here for the first time […]
After weeks of consideration but holding off on making a hard decision, Huntsville, Madison and Madison County officials came to a decision they’d hoped to avoid. Starting today at 5 p.m., all county residents will be required to wear face coverings in public as mandated by the Alabama Department of Public Health, at the request […]
Huntsville Hospital CEO David Spillers reported a spike in Madison County and the region.
Wear face coverings, use hand sanitizers and practice social distancing. It’s neither a broken record nor a cliche, just the repeated pleas from health and civic officials urging Madison County residents to practice these safety measures to battle the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. That checklist continues to be the theme at the bi-weekly pandemic press […]
Huntsville and Madison County enjoyed weeks as the poster child in the state for how to battle the novel coronavirus COVID-19. While other counties seemed to struggle in dealing with the virus, Madison County maintained low numbers of confirmed cases. That’s no longer true. At Friday’s COVID-19 press briefing in the Huntsville City Council chambers, […]
Madison County has had an increase of 222 positive cases in the past 14 days with a majority in the 24-49 age group
Downtown Huntsville Inc. has thrown its collective weight behind efforts to remove of a Confederate memorial statue that was placed on the Courthouse Square downtown by the Daughters of the Confederacy in 1905. The letter from the organization said DHI advocated “the removal and relocation of the Confederate Memorial from the Downtown Huntsville Courthouse Square […]