Alabama Local News

Guntersville City Councilman Sanchez Watkins Arrested, Again

Brent Wilson | December 28, 2019

Guntersville City Council member Sanchez Watkins was arrested Friday in Albertville, AL according to city police. Watkins represents District 1 on the council and was charged with distributing a private image with intent to harass, threaten, coerce, or intimidate the person depicted. The charge is...

Athens City Council Overrides Mayor’s Veto Of Pay Raise

Brent Wilson | December 24, 2019

The Athens City Council voted 4-0 Monday to override a veto made by Mayor Ronnie Marks that would have prevented a pay increase of the mayoral and city council salaries. The council’s veto will allow a 10 percent increase in the mayor’s salary which will...

Birmingham Northern Beltline Construction to Continue

Brent Wilson | December 20, 2019

Governor Kay Ivey on Thursday announced that construction of the Birmingham Northern Beltline will resume soon thanks to funding secured by U.S. Senator Richard Shelby. Funding for the Appalachian Development Highway System (ADHS), of which the Birmingham Northern Beltline is a key component, is included...

Huntsville City Council Discusses New $60 Million City Hall

Brent Wilson | December 19, 2019 New Huntsville City Hall

The City of Huntsville Administration presented City Council with an update on plans for a new Huntsville City Hall in a work session held on December 18, 2019. During the meeting, Council heard a presentation from General Services Director Ricky Wilkinson on the new building’s...

Huntsville Based Dynetics Purchased For $1.65 Billion

Brent Wilson | December 17, 2019 Dynetics

Leidos Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: LDOS) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately-owned Dynetics, Inc., which is an industry-leading applied research and national security solutions company based in Huntsville, AL. The purchase price is $1.65 billion in cash. The Board of Directors of both companies unanimously approved...

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