Articles Posted in the Local News Category

  • Commissioners Meet Today

    Walker County Commissioners will meet at the courthouse for a regular session at nine this morning. They’ll hear an update on the construction of the new County Jail and receive departmental reports. Juvenile Services Director…

  • CERT Training Scheduled for October

    Walker County Emergency Management Coordinator Butch Davis was our guest on “Around Town” this past weekend, and he tells us he’s real proud of the local Community Emergency Response Team organization. He said they have…

  • Duck Commander Luncheon Coming

    The Huntsville-Walker County Chamber of Commerce has another special luncheon coming up. Events & Communications Manager Laura Green has the info . . . . DUCKCOMM8-23-13 The cost is $15. Reservations are required by August…

  • Welcome Week Starts Saturday at SHSU

    “Welcome Week” kicks off this Saturday at SHSU, and Student Activities Assistant Director Brandon Cooper fills us in on what’s happening this weekend . . . . WELWEEK8-21-13

  • Military Reserve Building Deal Completed

    The $650,000 deal on the 2.5 acres of the Miltary Reserve Building location has been completed between the City and Maalouf Properties. The building and land had been a bone of contention over its purchase…

  • Man Indicted for Sexual Assault of a Child

    A Walker County grand jury has indicted Ronnie Renault Thomas, Jr. on one count of aggravated sexual assault of a child. Thomas allegedly forced a 14-year-old girl to have sexual contact with him after she…

  • Councilman Joe Emmett Up for Re-election

    Joe Emmett, Huntsville City Councilmember for Ward #1, has thrown his hat back into the ring for re-election. Owner of Emmett Plumbing Service, he will face local surveyor Paul Knox in the November election. During…

  • Equine Search & Rescue Team Proposed

    We talked with Emergency Management Coordinator Butch Davis recently, and he informed us that an equine search and rescue team for the area may be set up in the future . . . BUTCHEQUIN8-22-13 Butch…

  • Stop Sign Issue Discussed in Council Session

    At this week’s session of the Huntsville City Council, stop signs which have been in place at the intersection of Spring Drive and Winter Way for 18 years was an issue for discussion. The City…

  • Paul Knox to Run for Huntsville City Council

    Local land surveyor and Huntsville High School and SHSU graduate, Paul Knox, will be running for a place on the Huntsville City Council in November. A Huntsville native, Knox served as a Walker County Commissioner…