The Weekly Wrap – May 5, 2023

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Time to Hit the Trails

Did you know there are over 10,000 acres of preserved land right here in North Alabama? With longer days and this gorgeous weather, it is the perfect time to take advantage of the nine public nature preserves and one paved greenway for a hike or bike ride with family and friends. The Land Trust of North Alabama has all the information you need to stay safe and have fun while enjoying the more than 80 miles of public trails for hiking, biking, and outdoor recreation.

Business & Economy

Development: The Jones family said there are no plans to sell any land in Jones Valley — the revered farmland in east Huntsville — and no plans for new development.

Read More: May 3, 2023

Development: New grocery retailer, Food City, plans to build 6 stores in Huntsville.

Read More: HBJ May 3, 2023


Awarded: Lockheed Martin Corporation, was awarded a $4,791,431,928 modification for the Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System

Read More: Camden News May 1, 2023


Madison City Manager: Madison City prepares to vote on a new form of government on May 9th.

Read More: Yellowhammer News May 3, 2023

Taxes: Alabama workers could see their overtime pay exempt from state income tax, under legislation advanced Tuesday by state lawmakers.

Read More: The News Courier May 3, 2023

Rocket: An Alabama state Senate committee voted Wednesday to put on hold a bill that both revises a 2017 law protecting monuments and outlines a plan to replace the deteriorating Saturn 1B rocket at an interstate welcome center.

Read More: May 3, 2023

Culture & Entertainment

Birding: A group of large yellow rubber ducks has invaded the Big Spring Park pond to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the annual Lucky Duck Scavenger Hunt in Downtown Huntsville and the Year of Alabama Birding.

Read More: WHNT May 3, 2023

Local Sports: Joe Davis Stadium prepares to reopen for the inaugural Huntsville City Football Club home opener after a $20 million facelift. 

Read More: May 1, 2023


Rankings: UAH engineering and nursing graduate programs are ranked in U.S. News 2023-2024 list of the best at #73 and #82. 

Read More: HBJ May 3, 2023

Honored: The Lee High School fieldhouse has been renamed to honor football stand-out Condrege Holloway.

Read More: WHNT May 2, 2023

Awarded: TVA has awarded $85,000 to 7 North AL schools for HVAC upgrades and energy efficiency training.

Read More: WHNT May 1, 2023


Mayor Tommy Battle appoints Amy Kenum as Geographic Information Services Manager

Crestwood Medical Center recently appointed Garett May as its new Chief Operating Officer.

Brendan McCormick has been promoted to Vice President and General Manager of Turner Construction Company’s Huntsville office

John N. Montgomery has recently been promoted to the position of Chief Operating Officer at Invariant Corporation.

Natalie Pruitt will be the new president of Alabama Media Group

Dexter Strong recently joined Deloitte Consulting LLP’s Government and Public Service practice as a senior consultant in Human Capital.

To see more new hires, promotions, and other recognitions of talent check out the Huntsville Madison Chamber of Commerce full list of Movers and Shakers. 

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