Articles Posted in the News Category

  • 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…

  • OFFSTAGE: Trace Adkins’ Summers, Now and Then

    OFFSTAGE: Trace Adkins’ Summers, Now and Then

    (CMT Offstage keeps a 24/7 watch on everything that’s happening with country music artists behind the scenes and out of the spotlight.) Trace Adkins kicked off his summer last week at an iHeartRadio event at…

  • May’s New Music: George Strait, Pistol Annies and More

    May’s New Music: George Strait, Pistol Annies and More

    From classic gentlemen like George Strait to the feisty women in Pistol Annies, country fans were presented with a wide range of new music in May. Lady Antebellum, Darius Rucker and the stars of ABC’s…

  • OFFSTAGE: Taylor Swift Makes Grads Feel "22"

    OFFSTAGE: Taylor Swift Makes Grads Feel "22"

    (CMT Offstage keeps a 24/7 watch on everything that’s happening with country music artists behind the scenes and out of the spotlight.) My daughter graduated from high school over the weekend. The whole thing was…

  • OFFSTAGE: Now Can Carrie Underwood Be on Rolling Stone Cover?

    OFFSTAGE: Now Can Carrie Underwood Be on Rolling Stone Cover?

    (CMT Offstage keeps a 24/7 watch on everything that’s happening with country music artists behind the scenes and out of the spotlight.) Let me get this straight: Carrie Underwood can sing with the Rolling Stones.…