Articles Posted May 2013

  • Blake Shelton Honors Oklahoma’s Heroes and Heart

    Blake Shelton Honors Oklahoma’s Heroes and Heart

    OKLAHOMA CITY – “I’m here tonight with some of my closest friends from Oklahoma and beyond to help with the rebuilding of this land that means so much to me,” Blake Shelton said to kick…

  • CMT Music Awards Add Six Artists to Nationwide Insurance Stage

    CMT Music Awards Add Six Artists to Nationwide Insurance Stage

    Ashley Monroe, The Voice winner Cassadee Pope, Dustin Lynch, American Idol runner-up Kree Harrison, Love and Theft and Randy Houser will perform on the Nationwide Insurance stage at the 2013 CMT Music Awards, it announced…

  • Thompson Square Cancel Shows Due to Illness

    Thompson Square Cancel Shows Due to Illness

    Thompson Square have been forced to cancel several upcoming appearances due to illness. The shows affected are Wednesday (May 29) in Glen Allen, Va., and the following as part of the Luke Bryan Dirt Road…

  • Charter Review Committee Meets

    Huntsville’s City Charter Review Committee met Tuesday to discuss issues that could affect Huntsville’s City Council. Major issues discussed included term lengths for councilmembers, number of councilmembers, ward versus at-large seats, and residency and age…

  • Ribbon-Cutting Ceremonies Held for Funded Homes

    The City of Huntsville Community Development office held three ribbon-cutting ceremonies last week for recipients of new homes constructed with Neighborhood Stabilization Program grant funds. Community Development Specialist Dr. Sherry McKibben tells us all about…

  • Around the Web: Blake Shelton Adds Stars to Benefit Concert

    Around the Web: Blake Shelton Adds Stars to Benefit Concert

    Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan and Darius Rucker join Healing in the Heartland benefit. Kenny Chesney earns the King of the Road title from Wall Street Journal. Dierks Bentley previews “Bourbon in Kentucky” with guest Kacey…

  • County Helps Fund Riverside Fire Truck

    At Tuesday’s meeting of the Walker County Commissioners, partial funding for a fire truck for the Riverside Volunteer Fire Department was considered. Precinct #1 Commissioner B-J Gaines, Jr. said the County’s share of helping fund…

  • HEAP Offering a Variety of Programs for Kids

    HEAP, or the Huntsville Enrichment Activities Program, has a variety of programs to offer kids this summer. Program spokesperson John Fortner fills us in . . . . HEAP5-28-13 Kids that are just spending the…

  • Jail Construction Update

    Tuesday morning, Project Manager Eddie Smith updated Commissioners on the construction progress of the new County Jail. He said, they “had 45 percent of the blocks laid and poured in concrete.” He said the planks…

  • OFFSTAGE: Keith Urban Moves Past Sad Songs

    OFFSTAGE: Keith Urban Moves Past Sad Songs

    (CMT Offstage keeps a 24/7 watch on everything that’s happening with country music artists behind the scenes and out of the spotlight.) Sad songs make me happy. But it sounds like maybe they do not…