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  • 1-21-mlk-day-speaker-rev.jpg King's Day Memorial Service: Building Bridges

    In a fitting tribute, a packed house came together Monday afternoon at the MLK Recreation Center to celebrate the life of the legendary civil rights leader whose name adorns the side of the building.
    It was a moment that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. dreamed about. People of different races, young and old, singing “We Shall Overcome,” hand in hand.

    January 21, 2014 5 Photos

  • Front.jpg NEW WALKER COUNTY JAIL: Opening day is almost here

    Walking through the new Walker County Jail on Thursday afternoon, Sheriff Clint McRae and Capt. Steve Fisher were grinning like youngsters who had just hammered the final nails into their homemade fort.
    There was plenty of excitement in their voices as they talked about the state-of-the-art, 75,000 square-foot facility, which dominates the landscape on FM 2821 just down the road from the Walker County Adult Probation Office.

    January 18, 2014 5 Photos

  • Exciting MLK Day program planned in Huntsville

    The Martin Luther King Day celebration program scheduled Monday at noon is stacked with commemorative entertainment.
    A committee that works tirelessly every year to create the Martin Luther King Day event is inviting the community to join them at the MLK Recreation Center to sing, dance and remember the gains of the civil rights movement led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    January 18, 2014

  • Breaking boards for a good cause

    Break the Cycle of Abuse fundraiser

        What: Break the Cycle of Abuse domestic abuse fund-raiser for SAAFE House in Huntsville

        When: Today, 2 p.m.

        Where: Legacy Martial Arts, 1015 13th St., Huntsville

    January 17, 2014

  • Recycle1.jpg Public works director talks recycling

    Folks who are puzzled by the blue recycling cans around town need not worry. Huntsville’s Public Works department is here to help.

    January 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • MPBoysShower.jpg Community members go on three-hour tour of aging Huntsville schools

    A handful of citizens had a chance Saturday to see for themselves what Huntsville school district administrators have been clamoring about for more than a year concerning rundown campus facilities.
     

    January 12, 2014 7 Photos

  • Hearts(CMYK).jpg Unique reunion makes everyone happy at HEARTS Veterans Museum

    One of the things on Linda Woltkamp’s bucket list was to finally meet her father’s pilot from their days serving in the United States Army Air Force during World War II.
    Woltkamp’s father Fred died nearly four years ago, but not without making it known to his children that former Walker County Judge Charles Wagamon was “the one who brought him home.”

    January 12, 2014 2 Photos

  • Who will be Huntsville's next Citizen of the Year?

    Nominations are now being accepted for The Huntsville Item’s 17th annual Citizen of the Year Award, which honors an individual or individuals who have made significant contributions to the community.
    To be eligible for the award, a nominee must live or work in Walker County. Nominees will be judged according to their contributions toward the advancement of the community with particular emphasis on the past 12 months.

    January 12, 2014

  • Huntsville ISD campus tours start Saturday

    The doors are open for tours at four Huntsville ISD campuses this weekend. HISD administrators and trustees are encouraging the public to come look inside.

    January 10, 2014

  • Planned Parenthood Closing web.jpg Huntsville’s Planned Parenthood to close by end of August

    July 18, 2013 1 Photo

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