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    UPDATE: Big plans for Grissom High School once new campus is complete

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville city school leaders broke ground for the new Grissom High School Tuesday morning, and Tuesday night city leaders presented plans for the current school site that they will take over when the school moves out. The site of the new campus is on National Boulevard off of South Memorial Parkway. The $60 million project has been in the planning stages for a couple of years.  One school board member says it’s unlikely the new school will […]

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    Groundbreaking today for new $60 million Grissom High School

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Huntsville city school system is finally ready to break ground on the new Grissom High School. School leaders, as well as city and county officials, gathered at 10:00 a.m. for a groundbreaking ceremony. The $60 million campus will be built on National Boulevard behind Sam’s Club just off South Memorial Parkway. School district officials say the new campus will give Grissom High School room to grow.  Right now, it has more students than any other […]

  • Students gather for annual “See You at the Pole” event (share your photos)

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – Students from across the Tennessee Valley participated in the 24th annual “See You at the Pole” event on Wednesday morning. It’s a national student-led and student-initiated movement that started in Texas in 1990 and has since spread across the country. Have a photo to share? Click the red ‘Submit Your Photo’ button below to add it to our gallery. While the event began as one morning of prayer, in many communities it’s now part of an […]

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    Labor Day Events: How to spend your day off

    (WHNT) – Millions of Americans are looking forward to a day off work.  If you’re one of them, we have some ideas to help you enjoy the day. Some of these events do charge, but others are free. We’ll start with the Huntsville Stars which are coming to the end of their time at Joe Davis Stadium. Huntsville Stars This Labor Day is the regular-season last home game for the Stars. First pitch against the Mississippi Braves is set for […]

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    Huntsville City School District to conduct emergency drill

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – An emergency drill for Huntsville city schools will take place Tuesday morning. The drill is a chance for administrators and law enforcement to test the system’s crisis response plan. The drill will happen at 9:00 a.m. at the Huntsville High School Freshman Academy. Anyone who passes by should not be alarmed. City and county law enforcement, HEMSI, firefighters, even the Red Cross, will respond to a mock crisis at the school. The system’s new Event Response […]

  • Important races, but low voter turnout for Alabama’s primary runoff

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The lines definitely weren’t long for Tuesday’s primary runoff election.  Most Madison County voters were done with their civic duty in five minutes or less. The official turnout was less than 5 percent, our news partner Al.com reports.  Statewide, about 8 percent of voters participated in the election.  See results here. First Baptist Church in Meridianville is among the larger polling places in northern Madison County.  However, you wouldn’t know that judging by the crowd, or lack of it. […]

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    City to review proposals for Holiday Inn site development

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT ) – From “past its prime” to “prime real estate.” Developers have been submitting proposals for the old Holiday Inn site in downtown Huntsville for the last month. Their time runs out at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday. Interest has been high ever since the request for ideas went out in mid-May. The site has long been considered one of the hottest areas in downtown Huntsville. The old Holiday Inn occupies a little more than six acres at […]

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    Ballistic Missile Defense System test celebrated as a success

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – U.S. military officials are celebrating a successful test of the nation’s Ballistic Missile Defense System. They’ll spend the next several months examining data collected from the test which took place Sunday over the Pacific Ocean. Military authorities say this successful test shows the U.S. has the ability to intercept an intermediate-range missile, detonating it with nothing more than the force of impact. The target, in this case, has a north Alabama connection. It came out of […]

  • Voter Turnout Light So Far; Make Time To Vote

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Voter turnout is light so far today, and is expected to remain so throughout the day for Alabama’s Democratic and Republican Primaries. Some precincts saw a bit of a line early on, and then around lunchtime, and workers are preparing for another rush after 5 p.m.  No significant problems were reported from this morning in Madison County. “You know, we have our normal hiccups that we deal with on election day whether it’s lights that […]

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    Huntsville School District Now Serving Free Hot Meals

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Free meals are back for the summer. Monday, Huntsville city school cafeteria workers began serving up hot dishes as part of the system’s free summer feeding program. It’s the second year in a row the Huntsville city school system has participated in the program. Any child age 18 and under may come to a participating school and eat three meals a day free. The child need not be a Huntsville student. Any adult may also eat for a small […]

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    Update: Madison County Man Arrested After Extensive Drug Investigation

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Madison County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a man after an extensive investigation involving weapons, drugs and money. Bryan Jeffrey Byrd, 21, is charged with trafficking oxycodone.  He was arrested Monday during a traffic stop. Deputies say Byrd had a gun and pills on him, and had more handguns, shotguns, drugs and $9,000 cash at his residence, 1203B Wells Avenue in Huntsville’s Five Points neighborhood.  They also confiscated $16,000 in pills. Byrd lived in a duplex, […]

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    Protecting Limestone County’s Children

    ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) – Limestone County’s most vulnerable residents are the focus of a two-day conference this week.  Tuesday morning, law enforcement authorities, attorneys, social workers, school counselors and clergy gathered to learn more about preventing child abuse in their community. The Limestone County District Attorney’s Office and the Athens-Limestone Children’s Advocacy Center sponsored the event, which featured speaker Jim Holler.  Holler is a retired Pennsylvania police chief and nationally-known consultant specializing in child abuse investigations and internet crimes. Claire […]


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