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Randolph Ryan is further honored with a scholarship in his name

Wallace state has created the Randolph Ryan Memorial Endowed Scholarship.


Longtime Educator, Randolph Ryan, is further honored with a scholarship in his name

Wallace state has created the Randolph Ryan Memorial Endowed Scholarship. The scholarship is for Brewer High School Students. It provides tuition and fees, with possible expansion of other scholarships. 

Family-friendly events and things to do in Huntsville and the Tennessee Valley

September 19-25

Crush Wine Festival

June 9-20

Black Restaurant Week in Huntsville

June 11, 2022:

Each year, the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources designates a "Free Fishing Day" for the public to fish recreationally in public waters without a fishing license.

The event is part of National Fishing and Boating Week, which runs June 4-12, 2022. 

State Public Fishing Lakes still require a fishing permit on Free Fishing Day, and fishing in a private pond requires the pond owner’s permission. Some piers may also require fees and permits. 

Free Fishing Day takes place during Alabama’s red snapper season. While fishing license requirements are waived for Free Fishing Day, those fishing for red snapper will still need a $10 Gulf Reef Fish Endorsement and a free saltwater angler registration. For more information, click here.

May 26, 2022:

On Friday, May 27th, LifeSouth Community Blood Centers will host our Kickoff to Summer Blood Drive with multiple blood drives in the North Alabama area. Food, drinks and drawings will be available to donors!  

 Locations, times and drawings: 

 Walmart - Hwy 231 - Hazel Green  


They will have hotdogs, chips, snacks, and drinks. 

There will be a drawing for a portable grill. 

 Walmart - Hwy 72 - Madison 


They will have hotdogs, chips, snacks, and drinks. 

There will be a drawing for 2 Trash Pandas Baseball Game Tickets. 

 Walmart - Sutton Rd - Owens Cross Roads 


They will have hotdogs, chips, snacks, and drinks. 

There will be a drawing for a portable grill. 

May 16, 2022:

Fallen Officer Memorials on May 17:

  • Huntsville: 11:00 a.m.
    Fallen Officers Memorial
  • Sheffield: 3:00 p.m.
    Sheffield Police Dept.
  • Athens/Limestone County: 5:00 p.m.
    Athens/Limestone County Courthouse

Public meeting: Expansion of Hwy. 72

The Alabama Department of Transportation will be holding an open house public involvement meeting for project NH-0002(566), proposing to construct additional lanes on U.S. 72 from Providence Main to County Line Road. 

The meeting will be held in the cafeteria of Discovery Middle School, 1304 Hughes Road, Madison, AL, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 17. 

The public is invited to attend to review the proposed improvements, ask questions, and provide comments

May 12, 2022:

Madison County Youth Fishing Rodeo at Sharon Johnson Park

Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.
Fishing times: 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

  • Ages 5-15
  • Bring your own rod & reel or fishing pole
  • Bring your own bait & lures (bait will available if needed)
  • One pole per child
  • Hotdogs, chips, and drinks will be available for purchase

Print off the flyer and bring the registration portion with you to avoid any lines at the registration table.

Friends of Sharon Johnston park will also be hosting a car show beginning at 9:00 a.m. They will also have activities including bouncy houses, face painting, petting zoo, barrel train rides, food trucks, market vendors, swap meet vendors, antique tractors, fire engine, live music and more from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

May 11, 2022:

Shoals CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) is committed to promoting awareness of child abuse and neglect within the Shoals area. We work diligently to provide trained volunteers to advocate for the best interest of children within the judicial system.

May 6, 2022:

Rocket City Kittypalooza


Admission is free!

Are you ready to adopt a new kitty? Or just want to look around? Join us in the First Floor Connector, where multiple nonprofit rescues will be bringing some of their cats and kittens that are ready for adoption. There will also be a table of homemade baked goods where your spare change will benefit animal rescue and your tastebuds! We will also have goody bags for the first 300 attendees. Enter the Mill through Door #4 and walk straight ahead.


Calhoun Community College Summer Camps

May 5, 2022:

Ditto Landing Cleanup

It will be an "all hands on deck" day Saturday, May 7, from 9 a.m. to noon, as the City of Huntsville's Green Team leads cleanup efforts at Ditto Landing. This marina on the Tennessee River becomes a popular destination for Huntsville locals and tourists as summer approaches. Unfortunately, this also leads to quite a bit of litter left behind.

Green Team is inviting volunteers of all ages and experience levels to meet at Ditto Landing, 293 Ditto Landing Road SE, to help keep Huntsville beautiful while enjoying one of the City's best natural spaces. All supplies will be provided.

May 2, 2022:

Fitness in the Park returns

Fitness in the Park is back with new workouts, new energy, and new faces to help everyone discover the fun side of fitness. 

These classes will be free, one-hour group classes that will take place each Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m. in May and June in Huntsville's Big Spring Park.

With the exception of Zumba, which is suitable for ages 12 and up, all other classes are designed for participants ages 16 and up. 

Any teens wanting to participate are asked to be accompanied by an adult. 

April 28, 2022:

Drug Take-back Day

If you've got some expired or unwanted prescription medications that you need to throw out, this Saturday is National Drug Take-Back Day.

The medication take-back for Huntsville, Madison, and Madison County will be tomorrow from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at:

  • Huntsville Public Safety Complex on Wheeler Ave.
  • Madison City Hall on Hughes Rd.
  • CVS in Meridianville

Rock the Block Decatur

"Rock the Block" featuring The Velcro Pygmies Saturday night starting at 6 p.m. There will be food trucks and restaurants open on the block. The concert will be on the front lawn of the Alabama Center for the Arts in downtown Decatur. It's free and family-friendly! 

April 27, 2022:

The Legacy Center

Take a break, have some lunch, and get vaccinated against COVID at Huntsville's Legacy Center.

Thursday, April 28, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. BBQ lunch provided.

Pfizer COVID vaccines and PCR COVID testing.

April 26, 2022:

Vulcan Free Community BBQ in the Quarry

Friday, May 6, 2022: Vulcan’s annual BBQ competition and community event. The free event is open to adults and children of all ages. Food and beverages will be provided courtesy of Vulcan Materials Company.

25 teams made up of Vulcan employees compete against one another to determine which team makes the best BBQ ribs and chicken. It’s all for bragging rights and all in good fun. Vulcan invites the community to join the feast and also take a quarry tour.

Vulcan Materials Company
Huntsville Quarry
4210 Stringfield Road NW
Huntsville, Alabama

April 23, 2022:

Ride for Cooper

The Limestone County Sheriff's Office is hosting a benefit ride for a fellow law enforcement chief.

The ride is for the Chief of Corrections at the Marshall County Sheriff's Office, Matt Cooper who they say is diagnosed with stage four cancer. The benefit is next Saturday at Claysville Junior High School in Guntersville..Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and tickets start at $20.

Clothing and Grocery Giveaway

The Community Service Ministry of the First Seventh Day Adventist Church host a drive- thru clothing and grocery giveaway tomorrow (April 24) from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 1303 Evangel Drive.

You must provide a valid photo ID.

Masks are required for everyone inside the vehicle...

The items will be placed in the trunk of the car.

April 21, 2022:

GreenPal App:

A new app launches in Huntsville that promises to help folks get their lawn care needs taken care of in a snap.

GreenPal connects homeowners with local, vetted lawn care professionals, said the app’s co-founder, Gene Caballero, who describes it as the “Uber of lawn care”.

“Homeowners needing their lawn mowed will go to our website or download the app, enter the address of the property they want done and also the date,” said Caballero. “That alerts all the pre-screened vendors in the area that there’s a new lawn up for bid. Those vendors bid on the property based on the Google area view, the Google street view, and the square footage.”

Currently on the app, about 50 landscaping professionals in Huntsville have signed up and are seeking your services.

To learn more about the GreenPal’s app, click here: https://www.yourgreenpal.com/local/lawn-care-huntsville-al

Click here to learn more.

Drive Electric: Electric Vehicle Q&A:

EV (electric vehicle) owners will be on hand to answer questions and show off their cars Saturday at Holtz Leather Company in Huntsville for a Drive Electric Alabama Earth Day EVent. It’s also the first official event for the Drive Electric Alabama North Alabama chapter, a club for EV owners and enthusiasts.

The event is free and open to the public.

“Huntsville and the Tennessee Valley have a well-earned reputation for innovation and embracing technology, so this is a perfect event for people to come out and learn more about EVs,” said Michael Staley, president of the Alabama Clean Fuels Coalition. “Most Alabamians have never even sat behind the wheel of an EV, but this event allows them to do that while talking to people who are driving these cars every day.”

WHAT: North Alabama Drive Electric Earth Day EVent 

WHEN: Saturday, April 23, 2022, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WHERE: Parking lot adjacent to Holtz Leather Company, 1214 Meridian Street North, Huntsville, AL 35801

WHO: EV owners, who will show their vehicle and answer questions about range, cost, maintenance and other topics unique to EVs.

Battle of the Bands Fundraiser:

The AMIEA, in partnership with Big River Broadcasting and the Florence Academy of Fine Arts, is hosting a Battle of the Bands on April 23, 2022, from 11 a.m. until 9:30 p.m. at the Alabama Music Hall of Fame. 

Proceeds from the event benefit will be distributed as a grant to help create music programs in Alabama schools where none exist. The AMIEA feels that showing a school how to set up a small music group or ensemble and offering them financial assistance will provide much-needed attention to bringing music education into more schools. 

Bands from Alabama and Tennessee will be competing during the day for the opportunity to return that evening as one of the three top finalists. Judges for the event include singer-songwriter and producer Brandon Barnes, FAME Studios Owner and President Rodney Hall, former Nine Inch Nails and Marilyn Manson drummer Chris Vrenna, producer and composer Kevin Robinson, On the Rhodes Entertainment President Chuck Rhodes, and country music artist and actress Deborah Allen.

April 6, 2022:

Wallace State Community College Open House

Wallace State Community College is hosting an Open House on Tuesday, April 12 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., beginning at the Garland E. Gudger Sr. Student Center.  

All prospective and interested students and their families are invited to the event. All attendees will have the opportunity to visit Wallace State’s academic, applied technologies, and health sciences programs in addition to attending breakout sessions about admissions, financial aid, dual enrollment, transfer opportunities, and more.  

Registration begins at 4:30 p.m. at the Student Center and a welcome/entertainment is scheduled for 5-5:30 p.m. Visitors can choose among breakout sessions and program tours from 5:30-7 p.m.  

Free Chick-fil-A is on the menu and attendees will have their names placed into a scholarship drawing.

RSVP to the Open House | https://www.wallacestate.edu/openhouse

April 5, 2022:

The Closet at Monrovia Church of Christ is hosting a "free shopping day" for those in need of clothes. 

With summer around the corner, the closet will focus on providing spring and summer clothing options, as well as shoes, backpacks, purses, and new underwear and socks. 

The event takes place on Saturday, April 9 from 10 am to 12 pm. 

No questions will be asked to those who attend. 

April 1, 2022:

Trustmark is partnering with Shred-It, the largest document destruction provider in the world to offer complimentary, secure document destruction in Madison, Alabama.

Community members are invited to drive-thru and drop off items between 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 5, at the County Line Road Branch, located at 12050 County Line Road in Madison.

 Attendees are asked to limit the amount to be shredded to three large trash bags/boxes per person. Paper clips, staples and binders are not a problem; cardboard boxes will be returned to the owner. When dropping off items, attendees are also asked to remain in their vehicle, and an associate will retrieve the documents to be shredded. 

March 31, 2022:

Get your rags and your duster ready because it's spring cleaning time, and as you look through what you have, consider donating to Goodwill.

They need donations and are taking gently used clothes. As a thank you. you'll get a twenty percent off coupon for your donation at every Goodwill location in Alabama. 

March 30, 2022:

Huntsville's Operation Green Team will kick off Keep America Beautiful Month by giving away plants and cleanup supplies. 

Green Team will provide free cucumber and tomato plants as well as garbage bags for community cleanups.

You can enjoy free popcorn and water while learning about planting cycles and upcoming volunteer opportunities. The giveaway will last from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. this Friday, April 1. 

March 25, 2022:

Local restaurants raise funds for Ukraine

On March 28, Huntsville area restaurants Five Guys, Schlotzsky’s, Melt, Super Chix, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Urban Cookhouse, Phil Sandoval’s, and Nothing But Noodles are donating 20% of their sales from dine-in, carry out and curbside to four Ukrainian organizations. 

March 23, 2022:

Huntsville Police

Huntsville Police is seeking the finest men and women to join its ranks. Click here to learn how to apply.

Interested candidates are invited to an informal meet and greet on Wednesday, March 23, from 5 - 7 p.m. at the Public Safety Training Complex, 5365 Triana Blvd.

Get a behind-the-scenes look at how the department operates and talk with officers about joining the force!

March 22, 2022:

Cerebral Palsy Awareness Event - March 26, 2022

Honoring and Recognizing those who have cerebral palsy💚

  • Who: Anyone can attend
  • What: Cerebral Palsy Awareness Event
  • When: Saturday, March 26 from 1:00-4:00
  • Where: Maplewood Park (Across from AAMU)
  • Why: Spreading CP awareness & educating the public on this cause. 

Horse back riding, fun activities & the chance to win door prizes. Food and drinks will be served while they last. 

March 21, 2022:

Postponed! The March 22 Effective Parent and Teacher Communication (Family Academy) workshop is postponed due to the threat of severe weather. The session has been moved to April 12th at 6 p.m. at Austin Junior High School Library. Another session will take place on April 2nd in the library at Decatur High School.  

This session will describe some of the common problems in parent-teacher communication, and provide six important tips to communicate effectively.

Open to the public, registration preferred but not required.

March 20, 2022:

Holi Festival

Experience Holi here in the Tennessee Valley.

The Huntsville India Association will celebrate in-person this year on April 3 at the HCCNA Temple in Harvest and starts at 11:30 a.m.

March 18, 2022:

Nexus Softball Opening Day

A local non-profit softball team is getting ready for their opening day this weekend...

The Nexus Huntsville Softball League was created last summer as an LGBTQ inclusive group. First pitch is this Sunday at 11:00 a.m. at Brahan Springs Park and is free of charge.

The organization's spokesperson said the group was formed to create a safe space. "Edwin Kuzma was the person who was actually the brain child for the organization and he just really saw that there was a need for something that was something for the LGBTQ plus community to actually be able to do together. We don't have a gay bar anymore, we don't have anything like. So there was a need for something entertainment-wise for the community to be able to do."

Camp Carnegie

Camp Carnegie provides hands-on experiences as your child rotates through sessions of art, drama, music, yoga, and STEAM projects in age-divided groups throughout each day. 

Camp is from 8 am-5 pm and includes lunch and 2 snacks. Your child will earn new skills and improve on old ones as we create with our hands, mind, and body! Each session will be unique if you would like your child to attend both sessions. Cost is $160 for members (at Patron level and above) and $190 for non-members. Click here to register.

Sessions dates: 

  • Session 1- June 13-17, 2022
    Session 2- July 11-15, 2022

Point Mallard Passes and Jobs

The deadline to purchase your discounted is Sunday, March 20. Get your Point Mallard Park Season Pass IN PERSON @ the Ice Complex or BY PHONE. Purchase from 8am-5pm Today and Friday! To Purchase BY PHONE call 256-341-4902 

Purchase ONLINE Now-Sunday

Purchase your 2022 Point Mallard Season Water Park Pass for $80 each (regular price $140). 

Point Mallard Park is NOW hiring team members for Summer 2022

Lawn Crew & Maintenance
Flexible hours-we will work around your schedule
Fun summer job working with your friends and making new friends
Hourly pay rates: $10.50- $13/hr Depending on job responsibilities
*All returning team members $11.00-$14/hr

Swim for free at Point Mallard on your off time.
Get your application here and email it to smclain@decatur-al.gov

For questions please call (256)341-4902 

March 16, 2022:

Keep the Tennessee River Beautiful hosts The second cleanup with Living Lands & Waters will be on Wheeler Lake, launching from Joe Wheeler State Park in March 27 from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Volunteers will be cleaning up litter and debris from the severe tornado that hit the park. 30 volunteers are needed to really make a difference, but the groups can take up to 60.

 Registration link for this event is www.KeepTNRiverBeautiful.org/wheeler.

March 10, 2022:

Automotive Student Scholarships:

The Alabama Automotive Manufacturers Association (AAMA) and the Alabama Community College System (ACCS) has announced the availability of 30 scholarships for Alabama residents who want to pursue a technical education certificate or associate degree in programs related to the automotive manufacturing industry at institutions like Drake State Community and Technical College. Individual prospective and current students can be awarded a $1,800 scholarship. 

Students with at least a 2.5 GPA can learn more and apply directly at with at least a 2.5 GPA can learn more information and apply directly dreamitdoitalabama.com/aama/. The deadline to apply is March 31. Students who are awarded the scholarship may use the funds for the summer or fall 2022 semester tuition, books, and fees associated with the approved program of study. Students can begin registering for summer classes today at Drake State.

Athens Limestone Empty Bowls

March 9, 2022:

Would you like to help make prom a dream for some young women? Lashay B's Prom Dress Drive is here to help you.

If you have an extra dress you'd like to donate, donations will be accepted until March 18.

Drop off will be located at the WEUP radio station on Jordan Lane, 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

March 7, 2022:

Help clean up along the Elk River on April 2. Click here for more information.

March 3, 2022

Huntsville Postcard Survey

Huntsville City Council Member Bill Kling annual postcard survey concerning issues in District 4 and the broader community is underway. Postcards are being distributed in numerous restaurants, libraries, fraternal lodges, and other facilities across the district. This is an opportunity for citizens to give input on the topics that matter to them.

The postcard survey will only be available in March. For more information, please email Council Member Kling at Bill.Kling@HuntsvilleAL.gov or call 256-337-3045.

March 2, 2022

Camp Hope volunteers

Camp Hope is looking for volunteers for their one-day summer camp on June 7th for kids who have lost a loved one.

Besides having fun outdoors, the camp is looking for someone to be a good listener, friend and over the age of 15.

Click here to learn more.

Big White Tent Pet Adoption Event

From A New Leash on Life: This weekend, March 5-6, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., at the Jones Valley PetSmart you can adopt one or two of the HUNDREDS of ADORABLE, ADOPTABLE cats and dogs who will be there to meet you!  All are microchipped, spayed/neutered, and have had age-appropriate vaccines and testing.  But the best part...you can 𝙉𝙖𝙢𝙚 𝙔𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙊𝙬𝙣 𝘼𝙙𝙤𝙥𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝘿𝙤𝙣𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 all weekend! We will have volunteers ready to help you find your new furry family member!

March 1,, 2022:

Camp Hope volunteers

Camp Hope is looking for volunteers for their one day summer camp on June 7th for kids who have lost a loved one.

Besides having fun outdoors, the camp is looking for someone to be a good listener, friend and over the age of 15.

Click here to learn more.

College Hockey South Playoffs

College Hockey South Playoffs come to the Huntsville Ice Sports Center this weekend, March 4-6, 2022.


  • $10 per day for adults
  • $7 per day for Children 12 & under and Military individuals and family members (Military ID is required)
  • Tickets can be picked up at the Will Call Window upon entry

Friday Night

  • 5:15pm #1 Georgia vs #8 Auburn on Rink 1
  • 5:30pm #4 Georgia Tech vs #5 Alabama on Rink 2
  • 7:45pm #2 FAU vs #7 MTSU on Rink 1
  • 8:00pm #3 Clemson vs #6 Florida on Rink 2

Saturday Matchups/Re-seed

  • The two highest seed (lowest numbers) Day-1 losing teams will play each other for 5th place.
  • Remaining two Day-1 losing teams will play each other for 7th place.
  • The Day-1 Highest seed (lowest number) winning team will play the Day-1 lowest seed (highest number) winning team in on semifinals game.


  • The two losing teams from the two semifinals will play each other in the 3rd place game at 11:30 a.m. on Rink 1.
  • The two winners of the two semifinals will play each other for the College Hockey South Championship at 2:00 p.m. on Rink 1.

Credit: Huntsville Ice Sports Center
College South Hockey Playoffs

February 28, 2022:

Huntsville City Schools will host a hiring fair on March 1 to help people interested in working with the district complete their application.

The Talent Management Department is inviting job seekers to an Application Assistance event to provide support to candidates applying for positions across the district. 

The event will be on Tuesday, March 1 in the Chapman Middle School lobby from 4-6 p.m. 

Available positions include roles in Operations and Maintenance, Child Nutrition, front offices, custodial, and instructional assistants. 

Chapman Middle School is located at 2006 Reuben Drive in Huntsville.  

Barrels of Love

2022 Decatur/Morgan County Non-perishable Food Drive!

Help feed those in need in Morgan County! Decatur businesses will have barrels (and boxes) out through March 4 to collect non-perishable food items. Click here for more information.

February 26, 2022:

Point Mallard Park is NOW hiring team members for Summer 2022 for Concessions, Maintenance, Lawn Crew, Gift Shop, Customer Service and Lifeguards. 

Flexible hours with pay rates of $10.50- $14/hr depending on job responsibilities

All returning team members $11.00-$14/hr

Point Mallard trains and certifies all Point Mallard and City of Decatur Lifeguards.

Click here for more information.


February 21, 2022:

Stickwork by Patrick Dougherty has captivated audiences around the world with its whimsical architecture and immersive designs made entirely from natural materials. Now, this novel art form is coming to the Huntsville Botanical Garden with a brand-new installation of massive scale.

Get information on the walk-through interactive exhibition here.

February 19, 2022:

Huntsville Botanical Garden's Dog Days

From now through February 28, you can take your four-legged friend for a walk at Huntsville Botanical Gardens! Dogs are welcome during any open hours. Bring your own water and waste bags and don't forget that dogs need to be on leash at all times. Doggie tickets are $4 or $20 for a season "Paw Pass".

2022 Decatur/Morgan County Barrels of Love Non-perishable Food Drive

Help feed those in need in Morgan County! Decatur businesses will have barrels (and boxes) out through March 4 to collect non-perishable food items. Click here for more information.

February 18, 2022:

Hundreds of thousands of people have purchased new RVs and boats during the pandemic in order to have fun, in a safe way. 

This weekend is the eleventh annual Alabama RV Super Show at the Von Braun Center.

Show Dates:
February 18, 19 & 20, 2022

Show Times:
Friday: Noon – 8:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sunday: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Adults: $12.00
Children (12 and under): FREE with accompanying adult.
Credit/debit cards accepted
Prices are subject to change.

February 17, 2022:

Decatur RV Show Feb. 18-20. Click here for more information.

Huntsville Havoc Military Appreciation Night:

We are honoring our Veterans, active duty, retirees, members of the National Guard, reserves and dependents with FREE TICKET VOUCHERS to the game.

PICK UP TICKET VOUCHERS* weekdays at the Still Serving Veterans Huntsville Office; 626 Clinton Avenue W. Suite 200 Huntsville, AL 35801. Call SSV with questions (256) 883-7035

NO LARGE GROUPS - Ticket Voucher quantity will be limited to smaller Family groups of 2-6.

REDEEM your VOUCHER at the HAVOC BOX OFFICE for the seat of your choice.

Have fun, and remember, this event sells out EVERY year.

The Huntsville HAVOC will be auctioning their custom-designed military-themed jerseys after the game.

February 15, 2022:

2022 Decatur/Morgan County Non-perishable Food Drive!

Help feed those in need in Morgan County! Decatur businesses will have barrels (and boxes) out through March 4 to collect non-perishable food items. Click here for more information.

February 12, 2022:

Love hot wings? This contest is for you.

Pappy’s Place of Hollywood, AL is changing things up in Jackson County!! Locals and nearby communities will no longer have to travel to attempt one of the Hottest Wing Challenges around. Pappy’s all-new Beyond Flaming Hot Wing Challenge featuring Pappy’s homemade sauce is measured at more than 2,000,000 Scoville units. It features the Carolina Reaper Pepper, Habanero, Ghost Pepper, Scorpion and Pappy’s special seasoning. Brave participants can now test their taste buds and see just how “HOT” they are. 

To Complete Pappy’s Beyond Flaming Wing Challenge, contestants arrive at Pappy’s Place at 28646 US Highway 72, Hollywood, AL 35752, sign a waiver and attempt to finish 10 Beyond Flaming Hot Wings in eight minutes with an additional four minute “Burn Time”. No drinks, no napkins, clean the bones of each wing using only their mouth and lick their hands clean. 

Complete the challenge and earn your photo on Pappy’s Wall of Flame, a hot wing challenger T-Shirt and most importantly, bragging rights! The first ever Pappy’s Beyond Flaming Hot Wing Challenge will be held on February 26, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. The challenge will be available anytime at Pappy’s Place after the initial first ever challenge scheduled for February 26, 2022 at 2:00 p.m.

February 9, 2022:

Small businesses in Decatur will be eligible to apply for the Small Business Loan/Grant Assistance Program beginning Wednesday, February 16.

A partnership between the City of Decatur, the Decatur Morgan-County Chamber of Commerce, and the Decatur-Morgan County Entrepreneurial Center, the initiative extends an opportunity for local businesses impacted by COVID-19 to apply for a zero-interest loan of up to $20,000, with the potential of having the loan forgiven in 12 months.

The funds can be used to cover administrative costs including: utilities, rent, mortgage payments, or payroll.

Click here for more information.

February 7, 2022:

Decatur City Schools

Scholarships aren't just for athletes and top scholars.

Decatur City Schools has a list of more than 90 scholarships available for a wide variety of students. Click here to check the list.

Meet Limestone Sheriff Candidates

The Athens-Limestone Republican Women organization is inviting citizens of Limestone County to a special forum to meet with Limestone County sheriff candidates. 

The forum will be on Monday, February 7, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. and will be hosted at the Athens-Limestone County public library. 

It will cost adults $5 at the door for the cost of the venue.

February 5, 2022:

Dunkin' has a new location in Florence. To find out more and apply for a job, click here.

February 4, 2022:

National Postal Day

Letter carriers have worked tirelessly throughout the pandemic and today we get to celebrate them for national Thank a Mail Carrier Day. 

FOX54 wants to say a big thank you to all of our mail carriers in the rocket city! 


Meet Limestone Sheriff Candidates

The Athens-Limestone Republican Women organization is inviting citizens of Limestone County to a special forum to meet with Limestone County sheriff candidates. 

The forum will be on Monday, February 7, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. and will be hosted at the Athens-Limestone County public library. 

It will cost adults $5 at the door for the cost of the venue.

February 3, 2022:


Are you missing any family photos?

A good Samaritan turned in a bunch of abandoned photos to the Huntsville Revisited Museum, and now owner William Hampton is trying to return them to the rightful owners.

If you recognize anyone in the photos, please contact the Huntsville Revisited Museum to collect them.


Handel's Homemade Ice Cream

In honor of International World Cancer Day on Friday, Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream Huntsville will give out free ice cream cones to chemotherapy patients.

Handel’s Huntsville is open from 12:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. located in the Kroger Watercress parking lot at 7086 Hwy 72 W.

In celebration of National Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast day on Saturday, Handel's will open early at 10:00 a.m.

To learn more about the family operated ice cream shop, visit their Facebook page at Handel's Ice Cream Huntsville | Facebook


McDonald's HBCU Scholarships:

Local McDonald's owner-operators of the Greater Tennessee Valley are celebrating Black History Month by awarding scholarships to HBCU students. Students who are currently enrolled or will be enrolled at an HBCU during the 2022-2023 academic year can apply for one of 10 $1,000 scholarships online HERE through March 21, 2022.

Eligible HBCUs/Universities include: Tennessee State University, Meharry Medical College, Fisk University, Austin Peay State University, Alabama A&M University, Oakwood University, Drake State Community College.

Scholarship applications are open now through March 21, 2022.

February 2, 2022:

Click here for Huntsville Animal Services Adoptions.

February 1, 2022:

The Huntsville-Madison County Chamber of Commerce has a new website. Click here to see more.

Dunkin' has a new location in Florence. To find out more and apply for a job, click here.

January 30, 2022:

Monday, January 31 is the last day to apply for or renew a business license in Huntsville. Click here to learn how to apply online.

Free COVID Testing Monday 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Huntsville's Legacy Center. Click here for more information.

January 28, 2022:

Huntsville Botanical Garden's Dog Days

From now through February 28, you can take your four-legged friend for a walk at Huntsville Botanical Gardens! Dogs are welcome during any open hours. Bring your own water and waste bags and don't forget that dogs need to be on leash at all times. Doggie tickets are $4 or $20 for a season "Paw Pass".

Huntsville Art Tour of Homes is coming up!

The tour kicks off on Saturday, January 29 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and it is a *masked* event. Five local homeowners will open their place to the public.

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased in advance online.

You'll have to pay cash or pay through 'Ticketspice' the day of. Another tour will be in August and it will be the first year Arts Huntsville will host two tours.

January 26, 2022:

Citizens and employees of the Cherokee Nation can qualify for special scholarship tuition rates at the University of North Alabama.

Click here for more information.

Need to renew your business license? One of those ways is by doing so on the internet - businesses can renew both commercial- or residential-based business licenses online. The deadline to renew a business license for 2022 is Monday, January 31, 2022.

January 21, 2022:

It's National Blood Donor Month. To find out how you can donate, click here.

January 20, 2022:

Changes to recycling in Limestone County:

Due to lack of workers and lack of space to store materials while workers are unavailable, the community collection centers (trailers) located at the schools will be removed, and glass and plastic will no longer be accepted at the Lucas Ferry Location. We will post updates to our website as changes occur.

We are still accepting many other items at the Lucas Ferry Location! Please see the list below. Please do not leave any items at the center when closed or on school properties after the trailers are removed. This is considered illegal dumping.

BUSINESS HOURS: Monday through Friday 6:00 am to 3:00 pm. 

The Recycling Center will accept the following materials at the LUCAS FERRY RD. FACILITY during business hours. (Bins are promptly removed at 3:00 pm.) Please sort before arriving.. If bringing items in a plastic bag, empty your items out of the bag into the correct bins.

  • Electronics (if you have heavy items, please bring help to unload. We currently do not have staff at the plant to help you. There is a $10 fee for TVs of any size. All other electronics are accepted free of charge.)
  • Cardboard (including paperboard: cereal boxes, drink cartons, etc.) (Cardboard MUST be broken down. Unbroken boxes take up too much space!)
  • Newspaper (must be separate from other paper)
  • Junk Mail, Office Paper, Magazines Shredded Paper (please leave in bag) Steel/Tin Cans and Other Steel Items
  • Aluminum Cans and Other Aluminum Items

January 19, 2022:

Warming centers will be available starting Thursday, Jan. 20 at 4:00 p.m. until Sunday,  January 23 at 9:00 a.m., free of charge, at the following locations:

  • University Baptist Church
  • Downtown Rescue Mission
  • Salvation Army.

Public transit and HPD will provide free transportation to and from the warming centers. 

January 18, 2022:

The Madison County Commission will present its redistricting draft on January 19.

January 14, 2022:

Two grocery giveaways are happening on Saturday, Jan. 15.

Union Chapel Missionary Baptist Church is giving away 300 food boxes containing fresh and non-perishable foods. This drive-thru giveaway begins at 8:00 a.m. at the church at 315 Winchester Rd. NE in Huntsville and will last until supplies are gone. Please stay in your car for this socially-distanced event.

OneGenAway hosts the first grocery giveaway of the year in the Athens-Limestone County area at Tanner High School at 12060 Sommers Rd, Athens. Volunteers to arrive at 7:30 AM, drive-thru distribution starts at approximately 9:00 AM and ends at 10:30 AM while supplies last. OneGenAway does not ask questions or have requirements for people who can receive food. 

Huntsville Art Tour of Homes is coming up!

The tour kicks off on Saturday, January 29 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and it is a *masked* event. Five local homeowners will open their place to the public.

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased in advance online.

You'll have to pay cash or pay through 'Ticketspice' the day of. Another tour will be in August and it will be the first year Arts Huntsville will host two tours.

January 12, 2022:

Friday, January 14 is the deadline to make you nomination for Lawrence County's Citizen of the Year. Click here to learn more.

January 11, 2022:

The Alabama School of Mathematics and Science is hosting a STEM Leadership Academy for students in grades 7-9. Click here for more information.

January 9, 2022:

Communities can learn about a hands-on, proven approach to revitalize downtowns and neighborhood commercial districts during one of three workshops next month.  Main Street Alabama, a non-profit organization and state coordinating program of Main Street America, will explain the different tiers of membership including the application process of becoming a state-designated community and nationally accredited Main Street program in Decatur on January 13. All workshops are 1:00 p.m. to 4 p.m. and registration is required through Main Street Alabama’s website, www.mainstreetalabama.org.

January 7, 2022:

Goodbye, Betty White. The TV legend passed away on December 31 at the age of 99. MeTV remembers Betty White on Sunday, January 9,  with a two-hour block of shows featuring some of her most iconic characters and appearances. The memories start at 1:00 p.m.


Free food giveaway by One Generation Away and Limestone County Churches Involved on Jan. 15 at Tanner High School from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. while supplies last. Please remain in your car and have your trunk open and a space ready for your groceries. One cart per car. Distribution includes fresh and shelf-stable food.


Seniors in need of fresh fruits and veggies, this is for you. 

The Alabama Farmers Market Authority opened the 2022 SFMNP application process on Friday, January 7, giving seniors who qualify for the program an opportunity to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables for local farmers markets with a voucher. 

The SFMNP application is available on the Alabama Farmers Market Authority website, however, NARCOG assists local seniors who are 60 and older apply by telephone by calling 256-355-4515 or 1-800-AGE-LINE. 

Through SFMNP, eligible seniors receive a booklet containing five vouchers with a value of $30 that can be used at farmers markets throughout the state. Fresh fruit, vegetables, herbs and locally harvested honey can be purchased with the vouchers. 

Last year, NARCOG helped 1,381 seniors in the Region receive SFMNP vouchers. 

2022 SFMNP Age and Income Criteria 

  • Must be 60 and older on the date of the application, and 

Gross household income must not exceed:

  • $1,772.00 monthly for a household of 1
  • $2,396.00 monthly for a household of 2
  • $3,020.00 monthly for a household of 3
  • $3,645.00 monthly for a household of 4
  • $4,269.00 monthly for a household of 5 
  • $4,892.00 monthly for a household of 6 

January 5, 2022:

The American Red Cross Home Fire Campaign helps save lives by installing free smoke alarms in homes that don't already have them.

January 4, 2022:

With the spring semester right around the corner, Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) will host a registration event Saturday, January 8, 2022, on the Shoals Campus.

Saturday (1/8) from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., NW-SCC will help new and current students apply and register for the spring semester. The Saturday registration event will offer one-stop assistance in the registration process with admission to NW-SCC, course advising, financial aid, placement testing (for those who arrive by 12:30 p.m.), and with payments through the cashier’s office. 

On the Shoals Campus, the registration event will take place in the Victor P. Poole Administration Building (building 100) with the exception of placement testing (held in building 127).  

To pre-register for the event please visit https://sforce.co/3eRqLDu to select the appointment time. 

For those who have not yet applied for admission to NW-SCC, they can apply online at nwscc.edu. Students who have not already applied for financial aid are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) immediately. The FAFSA can be submitted online at studentaid.gov, and the NW-SCC school code is 005697. 

Spring semester classes begin January 13. For more information about the registration event, please contact NW-SCC Executive Director of Enrollment Management, Carl Collins, at carl.collins@nwscc.edu or visit nwscc.edu

December 30, 2021:

A free COVID testing event is being held in Athens on January 3 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hometown Grocery Parking Lot located at 608 South Jefferson Street. No insurance is needed. You can expect test results within 48 hours.

December 26, 2021:

Join KPANA in celebrating the seven days of Kwanzaa this year. Day one, Umoja, was celebrated on December 26 at Bridge Street Town Center from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Day two, Kujichagulla, or self-determination, will be held at the North Huntsville Library on December 27 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Day three, Ujima, or collective work and responsibility, will be held at the North Huntsville Library on December 28 from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Day four, Ujamaa, or cooperative economics, will be held at the North Huntsville Library on December 29 from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Day five, Nia, or purpose, will be held at the Richard Showers Center, located at 4600 Blue Spring Road, on December 30 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Day six, Kuumba, or creativity, will be held virtually on Facebook on December 31 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Day seven, Imani, or faith, will be held at Zenzele Consignment, located at 2205-F University Drive Northwest, on January 1.

For more information, visit the group's Facebook page.

December 20, 2021:

  • Holiday meal from Salvation Army: Tuesday, December 21 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at their shelter at 305 Seminole Dr. in Huntsville.
  • Holiday food boxes from Limestone County Churches Involved: Food box distribution continues this week on its regular schedule at 201 N Jefferson St. in Athens:
    Monday - Friday 9:00AM - 11:00 AM and 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM 1st & 3rd Tue.
  • Meal bags will be distributed by Downtown Rescue Mission on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

December 17, 2021:

The INTUITIVE Planetarium at the U.S Space & Rocket Center is holding four shows of “The Star of Bethlehem,” this Saturday, Dec. 18, through Tuesday, Dec. 21.  

Experience the wonders of the season as we explore the Star of Bethlehem in an astronomical context. This balance of science and religion explores theories on what celestial phenomenon may have led the Magi to the Nativity more than 2,000 years ago.  

Saturday and Sunday shows are at 4 p.m., and Monday and Tuesday evening shows are at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15, and $10 for Rocket Center members. For more information, visit rocketcenter.com.   

Toy Drive for tornado victims:

Credit: DeKalb County EMA
DeKalb County EMA Toy Drive

December 16, 2021:

Huntsville City Council Meeting:

December 15, 2021:

The City of Madison would like to inform residents that the intersection of Royal Drive and Sullivan Street will be closed to traffic starting at 7am through 12pm Thursday, December 16th. North-South Traffic movement will continue on Sullivan Street, however, residents will need to use Dublin Drive in order to gain access to Royal Drive. Turning movements from Sullivan Street onto Royal Drive will not be allowed. The closure will allow for asphalt paving to be installed across Royal Drive as part of the Sullivan Widening Project. They ask motorists to be aware of this roadwork and use Dublin Drive to gain access to Royal Drive.  

December 14, 2021:

Rosie's International Services, Inc. is holding its ninth annual 'Lighting of the Soldiers Tree' at the Huntsville Public Library - Downtown from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on December 18.

Masks will be required. There will be refreshments, activities for kids, and Christmas Caroling.


The Food Bank of North Alabama is holding a free food distribution event on Wednesday, December 15, at the Florence-Lauderdale Tourism and Visitor's Center parking lot from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The drive-thru pantry will offer food assistance to those in need this holiday season.

December 13, 2021:

The American Red Cross is seeking both blood and monetary donations after storms and tornadoes devastated many parts of the Central US. Click here to find out how to give back.

December 9, 2021:

UPDATE: The Rocket City Marathon has been canceled due to earlier severe weather.

If you're heading to downtown Huntsville this Saturday, be prepared to see runners...lots of them. The Rocket City Marathon starts at 7:00 a.m. and winds through downtown Huntsville, out to the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, and back. 

Roads affected:

Credit: Rocket City Marathon
Roads affected by the Rocket City Marathon on Saturday, Dec. 11. Areas include downtown Huntsville and the U.S. Space and Rocker Center.

December 7, 2021:

Refuge Church, Huntsville City Schools and One Gen Away are partnering up to distribute 40,000 pounds of free groceries at Milton Frank Stadium on December 18. This is a new date.

Distribution will be first-come-first-served and begin at 9 a.m. Each vehicle will be able to receive one grocery cart of food. 

November 29, 2021: 

Lowe Mill Arts and Entertainment is holding its 'Yule Y'all: Christmas Market and Spirit Sampling' on December 4, 2021.

"It’s the most wonderful time of the year! This outdoor market includes maker art, holiday creations, food, and music – all with a spirited chaser. Enjoy a luxurious winter stroll throughout the grounds and freshly decked halls. Samplings of local spirits will be available on-site while supplies last, and at 5PM the fabled water tower will be lit to signify a bright and shiny stance for the season. Krampus awaits your visit!"

November 25, 2021:

Join Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Tennessee Valley for the 2021 Sleigh Bell Run on December 4, 2021 at A.M. Booth's Lumberyard. Registration is open now.

November 19, 2021:

On Saturday, November 20th, Hazel Green High School will be hosting a community outreach event. Former Trojan basketball stand-out Kira Lewis Jr.’s “We Aim Higher” foundation will be distributing 100 turkeys, hams, and hens to the public. The event will start at 8 A.M., and last until all the items are distributed. Unfortunately, due to his schedule demand, Kira Lewis Jr. will not attend the event. His immediate family members will be distributing the items on behalf of Lewis and his foundation.

Lewis played basketball for Hazel Green High School for three years. As a junior, he averaged 28.5 points, 5.9 rebounds, 4.5 assists, and 3.9 steals per game and led his team to the Alabama Class 6A semifinals. Lewis earned first-team All-State honors for his second consecutive season, was a finalist for Alabama Mr. Basketball, and was named Huntsville Region Player of the Year and Alabama Class 6A Player of the Year. Lewis graduated early from Hazel Green High School and played his college career with the University of Alabama. After two seasons with the Crimson Tide, Kira Lewis declared for the 2020 NBA Draft and was a First Round pick by the New Orleans Pelicans. 

Unfortunately, due to his schedule demand, Kira Lewis Jr. will not attend the event. His immediate family members will be distributing the items on behalf of Lewis and his foundation.

November 18, 2021:

Get involved with Free2Teach on the organization's website.

Join WZYP for their annual Bikes or Bust bicycle collection drive. WZYP's Mojo will be living on the roof of Toyota Field until Monday, November 22. New bicycles and monetary donations are being accepted and there's a drive-thru for people who don't want to leave their cars. Click here for more details.

November 17, 2021:

Join Mayor Tommy Battle and the City’s Operation Green Team from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Nov. 20, for the 2021 Mayor’s Tree Planting Day. The public is invited to attend and take part in this family-friendly event.

Green Team representatives will be giving out seedling trees for the public to take home and plant, while supplies last. Those helping will also receive free litter cleanup supplies, coffee, popcorn and doughnuts.

For more information, contact Green Team at 256-532-5326.

The Salvation Army needs volunteers for its Red Kettle program. Call 256-536-5576 for more information.

November 16, 2021:

Want to reserve a spot at the newly renovated Lake Guntersville Chalets? Click here.

Limestone County Redistricting map here.

November 14, 2021:

Whataburger is holding its grand opening for its South Huntsville location on Monday, November 22.

November 13, 2021:

With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, many people are already thinking about their favorite seasonal dishes. To help promote a healthier holiday season, the City of Huntsville and Huntsville Hospital are partnering up for the seventh annual “Maintain, Don’t Gain” challenge.

The six-week weight maintenance program kicks off Monday, Nov. 15, as part of the City’s Healthy Huntsville initiative to help educate citizens on wellness and good physical health.

November 12, 2021:

Free Shopping Day is this Saturday, Nov. 13, at the Monrovia Church of Christ. Anyone who needs clothes can get them for free.

Have food to share with those in need? Help Stuff the Truck for Limestone County Churches Involved on Saturday, Nov, 13.

November 11, 2021:

Free Shopping Day is this Saturday, Nov. 13, at the Monrovia Church of Christ. Anyone who needs clothes can get them for free.

The M*A*S*H* series finale airs on MeTV starting at 6:00 p.m. This three-hour special features interviews with the cast and creative team of the iconic show.

November 9, 2021:

KTech Workforce Training Program

November 8, 2021:

The Alabama Department of Transportation is set to restripe both the northbound and southbound Hudson Memorial Bridge on U.S. 31 over the Tennessee River in Decatur on November 9, weather permitting.

The roadwork is scheduled to take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ALDOT advises drivers to be prepared to slow down, merge and expect possible delays.

November 4, 2021:

What were you up to as a teenager? This 17-year-old in Madison is already running his own business: Peaceful Pastries and Sweets

Josh Wortham started selling pastries to raise money for Peacebuilders Camp when he was 10. Now, it's snowballed into a fully-fledged business.

Josh decorates cookies for every occasion and his family loves helping out!

October 27, 2021:

ADPH COVID Dashboard

October 24, 2021:

Toyota Boshoku Aki USA is holding a job fair in Athens from 1 to 6 p.m. on November 3. TBAKI is looking to hire entry-level team member operators with pay starting from $17 per hour to $20 per hour. TBAKI asks that you bring your resume and a mask to the event as onsite interviews will be held.

October 22, 2021:

The Alabama NAACP is giving away two $3,500 scholarships. Graduating Alabama high school seniors can apply through Alabama NAACP's website. Applications are open until January 10, 2022.

The Madison County Sheriff's Office and Huntsville Police Department have both been nominated for a $5,000 K-9 unit grant. Winners of the grant will be chosen through an online vote. Voting is being held on Aftermath Cares' website.

Newscasts on Oct. 20, 2021:

Lawrence County AL Flu Shot Clinic: On October 28th, from 8:30 a.m.  to 3:30 p.m, you can get your flu shot at the Lawrence County Health Department in Moulton.

If you have insurance, Medicaid, or Medicare the shot is free.

If you don't then the fee is only five bucks.

Newscasts on Oct. 19, 2021:

Join Sports Director Mo Carter for Huntsville Heart Walk 2022.

The Huntsville Heart Walk returns as an in-person and virtual event, and people will be able to participate in the walk at full capacity. 

This event helps raise money for the American Heart Association

Walkers are encouraged to fundraise, but there is no requirement or registration fee, although personal donations are accepted.

Promoting healthy habits is in the fabric of the association. Hosting this walk further proves this.

Stephanie Cline, Heartwalk Director, says, "We just want people to know how easy it is to get out, to move, to get going. Even if it's just playing soccer with their kids, throwing the football, throwing baseballs. We just want people to get out and get moving because we know that as you move - your physical activity just kind of increases your heart health."

Click here for more information.

Newscasts on Oct. 15, 2021:

Alabama College Application Week, Oct. 18-22

Admission application fees are waived for Alabama students at selected in-state and out-of-state schools.

Click here for a list of participating colleges and universities.

Get rid of sensitive documents, old electronics, unwanted medication, and clothing and household items at the Athens Shred Day at Athens State University.

Credit: City of Athens AL
Get rid of sensitive documents, old electronics, unwanted medication, and clothing and household items.

Newscasts on Oct. 12, 2021:

All-Star Salute to Lee Greenwood: Funds from tonight's All-Star Salute to Lee Greenwood support helpingahero.org.

Madison/Madison County Flu Shot Clinic:

The City of Madison and the Madison County Health Department are sponsoring a FREE flu shot clinic on Wednesday, October 13th from 9am-2pm in the Council Chambers of the Madison Municipal Building located at 100 Hughes Road.

Flu shots are open to all ages. Please bring your Medicare, Medicaid and Blue Advantage Cards.

Marshall County Drive-thru Flu Shot Clinic

Marshall County Health Department is having a Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinic, Wednesday, October 13, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. The clinic will be held on the grounds of the Marshall Technical School located at 12312 US Highway 431, Guntersville, AL. The vaccine is available for 6 months and older. $5 per shot and no charge for those with BCBS, Medicare or Medicaid, however, no one will be turned away for inability to pay. Participants are encouraged to wear a short-sleeved shirt that will provide easy access to the upper arm. 

Newscasts on Oct. 11, 2021:

Athens Saturday Market Annual Fall Market:

October 16, 2021, 8:0 a.m. to noon, 409 Green Street in Athens. This Saturday market will include a special fall craft for kids and trick-or-treating at vendor booths besides products from local growers and crafters.

Newscasts on Oct. 5, 2021:

The Alabama Department of Transportation is seeking public input on how to improve several intersections along the South Memorial Parkway corridor. Comments must be submitted by November 1.

Newscasts on Oct. 2, 2021:

Eli's Block Party Childhood Cancer Foundation Athens Charity Car Show on October 9. 

Newscasts on Oct. 1, 2021:

If you’re looking for a job, GE Appliances in Decatur is looking for you!

The company will host a job fair this Saturday, Oct. 2 from 9:30 a.m. until 12 p.m.

GE Appliances is hiring second and third shift-production operators. Guests will not be required to bring anything but should be prepared for on-the-spot interviews. Those who are hired can earn up to $18.50 an hour with immediate benefits.

The event will be held at DoubleTree by Hilton located at 1101 6th Avenue.

Newscasts on National Coffee Day: 

Did you notice longer lines at your favorite coffee shop? Today is National Coffee Day. 

Dunkin Donuts gave out free hot or iced coffees with every purchase to DD Perk members. 

COO of Southern Food Service, Richard Bruce said they are excited to serve the their customers, but they do need a little help. Most Dunkin' Donuts across the Tennessee Valley are short staffed and actively looking for employees.

 "If you're looking for a job and you want to be the next Dunkin All Star, go by and see us on www.thesouthernfoods.com," Bruce said. "You can apply there, you can apply in person at any of our ten locations. I promise you, you would love to work for us and we'd love to have you work for us as well." 

Newscasts on September 22:

ADECA Internet Availability Survey.

"ADECA is exploring ways to improve internet service. This survey and speed test are designed to gather data about the availability and speed of internet service, including to identify locations that lack such service. If you do not have any internet service available at your home or business, please pick reporting type option A, complete the address information, and click submit. (You may also call (334) 353-4589 to complete the survey by phone.) If you do receive internet service, please pick reporting type option B, complete the address information, respond to the questions in the brief survey, conduct the speed test, and click submit. Thank you for your participation! Your address will not be made public. This information will be used solely for the State's planning efforts."

Vote for this year's theme for Christmas in Limestone County.

Newscasts on September 21:

Get involved with Girls, Inc. of Huntsville

Newscasts on September 20:

Madison County Flu Shot Registration Form.

Newscasts on September 17:

Dancing for Diversity

Come dance the night away with us! This event promotes dance as a great form of exercise, as well as a way to experience a diverse lineup of instructors and types of dance.

This is a free, family-friendly Healthy Huntsville event located at S.R. Butler Green (the greenspace at Campus No. 805.)

Enjoy Zumba for Kids, Werq, Line Dance, Bollywood, Bachata and more!

Free Glass Collecting

The upcoming collection event (9/18) will have very similar guidelines as the first, with a few additions. You can bring your household glass in anything from totes to old boxes or used grocery bags.

Event Time: 9 a.m. - 1p.m.

Below is a list of everything that will be accepted.

-Wine, liquor, juice, and beer bottles of any size or shape. Please remove and recycle lids and closures (when possible)

-Jars of any kind (jelly, pickles, pasta sauce, olives, candles, etc.) Please remove and recycle lids/closures and preferably labels

-Essential oil or perfume and similar bottles

-Broken or chipped containers from those listed above

Removing lids, closures and labels is a request, not a requirement. Don’t worry about removing labels from everything you’ve been storing, just try to for the containers you use between now and collection.
Below is a list of everything that will NOT be accepted

We are not able to accept Pyrex (or similar) bakeware, dishware, windows, mirrors, light bulbs, plate glass, or any other type of construction or auto glass. We are also no able to recycling ceramics of any kind.

Newscasts on September 16:

Limestone County drive-thru COVID testing:

Click here for the sign-up form

Newscasts on September 13:

Pizza Hut hiring in North Alabama.

Newscasts on September 10:

Huntsville Museum of Art 9/11 Photo Exhibit

The new exhibit is called "9/11 and Beyond: Photographs from the Associated Press". It includes fifty photos showing how 9/11 has impacted every part of the country. The raw, authentic emotions of the country are represented all over the exhibit. 

Tennessee Riverkeeper will be hosting a cleanup on Dry Branch Creek on Saturday, September 11, 2021 from 9am to 1pm. Meet at the Corner of Davis Street NW and Washington Street NW in Decatur, Alabama

Please register here: https://forms.gle/mLRe5xwkPGeytJzL6

Newscasts on September 8:

Movies in the Park:

"Movies in the Park returns for Fall Fridays hosted at Constitution Hall Park! Each night will have themed entertainment and food vendors prior to the movie showing. This Friday enjoy GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY."

Looking for a link that was mentioned in one of our newscasts? Look no further:

Newscasts on August 27:


Newscasts on August 25:

Athens Mayor's Youth Commission

Newscasts on August 24:

ADPH COVID vaccine locater.

Newscasts on August 23:

Huntsville Restaurant and Hospitality Career Fair coming August 24.

Bridge Street Town Center is hiring employees for its October opening.

Newscasts on August 20:

Huntsville City Schools is hiring

Newscasts on August 18:

The Athens-Limestone County Public Library is temporarily closed through Saturday, August 21, due to a COVID exposure.

The Madison Police Department is holding a free self-defense course for women ages 12 and up. Pre-registration is required.

Newscasts on August 12:

Central North Alabama Health Services, Inc., HAPPI Health and Thrive Alabama are partnering to give away 288 backpacks which are filled with school supplies at their Community Fun and Wellness Festival. The free event will be hosted at the Dr. Robert Shurney Legacy Center on Saturday, August 14, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Newscasts on August 11:

McDonald's Greater Tennessee Valley Operators Association is giving 10% of its a la carte fry sales from August 16 to August 20 towards providing local teachers with school supplies.

Newscasts on August 10:

NASA is recruiting for a year-long Mars mission simulation.

Newscasts on August 9:

Wallace State Community College is hosting a COVID-19 vaccine clinic from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on August 19. Click here to pre-register for the event. Walk-ins are also accepted.

Yelda Management Company partnered with Huntsville Hospital to host a vaccine clinic. The first dose will be administered on August 11 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and the second dose will be administered on September 1 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Attendees are asked to bring a valid form of ID.

Newscasts on July 29:

Registration for CNI Solutions' free hairstyling event.

RELATED: Risk of heatstroke, heat exhaustion, and heat cramps increase as temperature rises

Newscasts on July 28:

The Decatur Police Department is also looking to hire part-time crossing guards for the upcoming school year. Interested individuals must have either a high school diploma or a GED certificate. For more information or to find an application, visit the city of Decatur's website.

City of Madison road work: The City of Madison would like to inform residents that the intersection of Royal Drive and Sullivan Street will be closed to traffic starting 7:00am through 6:00pm on Thursday, July 29th. North-South Traffic movement will continue on Sullivan Street, however residents will need to use Dublin Drive in order to gain access to Royal Drive. Turning movements from Sullivan Street onto Royal Drive will not be allowed. The closure will allow storm pipe to be installed across Royal Drive as part of the Sullivan Widening Project. We ask motorists to be aware of this roadwork and use Dublin Drive to gain access to Royal Drive.

Newscasts on July 27:

Nurse Recruitment: CullmanRegional.com

RELATED: Cullman Regional holding hiring event for nurses, nursing students

Athens roadwork:
Contractor plans to close lanes on U.S. 31 and Hobbs Street starting Wednesday, July 28, for the Midtown Centre access improvements. Lane closures will occur off and on over the next two weeks as the contractor makes improvements to the at the U.S. 31/Hobbs Street intersection. - from City of Athens

Madison County roadwork:

Madison County District Four crews will be replacing 2 cross drains under the road near the addresses of 4296 and 4346 Elkwood Section Road in between Old Railroad Bed Road and Wall Triana Highway, in the northern portion of Madison County. 

Repairs will begin at 8:00am on Wednesday, July 28.  Work should be completed by 4:00pm, weather permitting.

Traffic will limited in this area of Elkwood Section Road most of the day on Wednesday.  Lane closures will occur at various times throughout the day.

 Drivers are urged to use an alternate route, if possible and to use extreme caution while workers are in the area. - from Madison County 

Newscasts on July 26:

Riverfest BBQ and Music Fest is coming to Decatur in August. The event is set to take place on August 27 and August 28 at Ingalls Harbor. Tickets cost $10 per person.

The Huntsville City Schools Board of Education announced that it will require students to wear a mask while indoors at school.

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Alabama state law prevents employers from requiring employees to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, but the law leaves a gray area when it comes to masking.

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One Decatur teacher has been busy preparing her classroom for her very first year teaching full-time.

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