Alabama Local News

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…

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…

Though its first two attempts to enact a pay raise for themselves and the mayor’s office were vetoed by Mayor Tommy Battle of Huntsville, their third attempt could very well become law. Mayor Battle seems to have a much more favorable view of this recent…

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…

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…

On Wednesday, December 18, The Doug Jones for Senate campaign joined the local nonprofit Be a Blessing Birmingham to help prepare donations for distribution this holiday season. Be a Blessing Birmingham partners with local businesses to collect and distribute food, clothing, and hygiene items among homeless…

Governor Kay Ivey on Tuesday announced that she has awarded grants totaling more than $2.5 million to help homeless Alabamians with immediate housing assistance and to help others who are in danger of becoming homeless. The funding from the federal Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) program…

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…

Kay Ivey

Governor Kay Ivey on Tuesday, following the round of severe weather that impacted portions of Alabama, issued the following statement: “This morning, I began the process of calling local leaders who were affected by last night’s storm. I join the community of Town Creek in…

Billy Clardy III

On Sunday, The Thin Light Support held a candlelight vigil for Officer Billy Clardy III, a Huntsville Police Officer who was shot and killed in the line of duty on Friday. Huntsville Police Department Chief Mark McMurray, Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle, members of The Thin…