The first building constructed by Robins & Morton was a Shell gas station in 1946. The Birmingham-based company now has offices in Huntsville, Nashville, Charlotte, Dallas, Orlando, and Miami. “We’ve grown quite a bit since then, obviously,’’ said Mitch Coley, operations manager for the Huntsville office. Robins & Morton is no stranger to the Rocket […]
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Blue Origin, a rocket engine company founded by Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, went from ground-breaking to ribbon-cutting in a year to open the company’s facility in Cummings Research Park. Blue Origin held a press conference Monday with a stage full of dignitaries to laud the moment. Among those attending were Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle, Madison County […]
Madison County Commission Chairman Dale Strong to deliver State of the County Address on Jan. 28
Major League veteran Jay Bell is named the first manager of the Rocket City Trash Pandas
There’s a brand new eatery in an old familiar place with the same eclectic vibe for residents of Five Points in east Huntsville. Mario’s Five Points, which had delivered pizza while sharing space with Galen’s restaurant for a few years, now occupies the entire building at what many city residents knew as Mullins Drive-In for […]
MERIDIANVILLE — A new residential development offers home builders a chance to live just off a golf course of a winding waterway in the northern part of Madison County. Casey Stafford of Stafford Realty is introducing Monroe Manor, a 150-plus acre spread that sits hard against the south end of Colonial Golf Course on one […]
During his senior year of high school in Amarillo, Texas, in 1961, Jim Parker met his future. Jerry Gilmer, who led the band Fireballs in that era, was trying to teach Parker’s sister how to play the theme from the television show “Peter Gunn” on the guitar. Gilmer gave her brother a guitar. “I bought […]
The announcement didn’t come gradually or with the drama that accompanied the rollout of the top four teams participating in the college football playoff, but for the city’s civic leaders the news was just as exciting and filled with suspense for the future. Huntsville is one of four cities nationwide to receive a Choice Neighborhood […]
“If I can get as many people as I can to come together in peace, I believe we can have a better community and clean it up a little bit.’’
In a conference room at Booz Allen’s fifth-floor Bridge Street office, anyone wearing virtual reality headgear can instantly be standing in the open door of a military plane flying above a training facility on the United States base of the instructor’s choosing. A first-timer wearing the contraption looks around the inside of the plane, steps […]