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Sunday, October 26, 2014

General Election: November 4, 2014 (with Sample Ballot)

General Election: November 4, 2014 (with Sample Ballot)

2014 General Election Sample Ballot
2014 General Election Sample Ballot
"... The Alabama Fair Ballot Commission renders state constitutional amendments — thousands of words of legalese — into unbiased language Alabama voters can understand. For explanations of Statewide Constitutional Amendments that will appear on the 2014 Madison County General Election Sample Ballot click on the following links:..."     READ MORE HERE
ξ 2014 Madison County General Election Sample Ballot

Monday, August 25, 2014

Robert Bryant is paid $625,000 to drop lawsuit against Sheriff Blake Dorning and 8 Madison County deputies

FBI investigating Madison County deputies in 'revenge beatdown' of Tennessee mechanic

"... Robert Bryant was paid $625,000 to drop his lawsuit against Sheriff Blake Dorning and eight Madison County deputies. But the case is not closed.

The FBI today confirmed it is investigating possible criminal civil rights abuses in the 2012 arrest of Bryant...."     READ MORE HERE

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Friday, August 22, 2014

Drunk Driving Checkpoint Backs Up Traffic on Highway 72 Between Moores Mill and Shields Road

Drunk Driving Checkpoint Backs Up Traffic on Highway 72 Between Moores Mill and Shields Road

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign
Drive Sober Campaign
Just before midnight, there was a drunk driving checkpoint on Highway 72 Between Moores Mill and Shields Road, The checkpoint backed up traffic on Highway 72. Many individuals became impatient with the traffic and made 'U' turns to take other routes. For those that made these 'U' turns, the Huntsville Police lit them up and pulled them over. Making a 'U' turn near a Checkpoint gives a police officer the impression that an individual may be evading a checkpoint. Drivers who were not stopped were inconvenienced no more than about five minutes each due to traffic. The checkpoint is part of a national campaign to crack down on drunk and/or distracted driving. The campaign runs through Labor Day weekend.

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Friday, July 11, 2014

7 Madison County women announced as honorees for Women Honoring Women Gala

Seven Madison County women announced as honorees for Women Honoring Women Gala

"...The seven women are: Dorothy Davidon, Dr. Pam Hudson, Ellin Jimmerson, Donna Rush, Eula Battle, Nancy Jones, and Donna Coleman. They are top achievers in fields such as arts & humanities, business & professional, community & public service, education, technology, and health & human services. ..."     READ MORE HERE

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Monday, March 24, 2014

Individual alleges 'beatdown' by Madison County Deputies and accusation of possible subsequent alleged murder ties

Madison County Sheriff Blake Dorning and eight deputies sued over 'revenge beatdown'

"... conspiracy to cover up a "revenge beatdown." The suit accuses seven deputies of beating Bryant or watching him be punched and kicked while unconscious and handcuffed at the side of the road. The eighth deputy is accused of helping falsify investigative reports. ..."     READ MORE HERE

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Monday, March 10, 2014

Brownsboro / Maysville / Gurley Area Power Outage Began Around 1PM and Restored at 1:30 PM - 1300+ Affected

Power outage began in the Gurley area at approximately 1PM and power was restored at 1:30 PM. The outage was caused by the failure of overhead equipment near the intersection of US Hwy 72 and Brownsboro Road. Repairs have been made and power has been restored to the area.
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Thursday, March 6, 2014

Moores Mill Rd. Drug Arrest

Two Arrested on Drug Charges After Drug Search on Moores Mill Rd.

"... Two people have been arrested on drug charges following a search of a home on Moores Mill Road. Ricky Glenn Taylor, 52, and Stacy L. Taylor, 34, are in custody. ..."     READ MORE HERE

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Sheriff's deputy walked into Shields Road Waffle House as robbery suspect is leaving

Huntsville police: Sheriff's deputy was walking into Waffle House as robber left restaurant

"...Police believe they have the suspect cornered in a nearby field, but have not yet made an arrest. ..."     READ MORE HERE

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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Will Chapman Mountain benefit from $125 million earmark?

State highway director offers $125M for Huntsville roads -- but there's a catch

"... An additional westbound lane on U.S. 72 East from Shields Road over Chapman Mountain to Maysville Road. That work would start in 2014. Estimated cost: $9 million...."     READ MORE HERE

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Monday, October 7, 2013

HPD officer involved in accident on Highway 72

Four people hurt in Highway 72 wreck

"...taken to Huntsville Hospital Monday morning after a wreck on Highway 72, including a Huntsville police officer. ..."     READ MORE HERE

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Upcoming railroad crossing construction: Jordan Road, Ryland Pike, Moontown Road

Caught in Moores Mill traffic today? Prepare for more tomorrow

"...Madison County officials said Jordan Road will be the next crossing repaired. It will be followed by Ryland Pike and Moontown Road. ..."     READ MORE HERE

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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Madison County votes to keep tax collector and tax assessor offices separate

Madison County votes to keep tax collector and tax assessor offices separate

"... having separate offices is critical to maintaining a checks and balances within the two departments, and it also is a more efficient way to serve the taxpayers. ..."     READ MORE HERE

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Monday, August 19, 2013

Bridge widening project to close section of Maysville Road for an estimated two months

Madison County closes Maysville Road section for bridge widening

"... A section of Maysville Road will be closed for the next two months for a bridge widening project. ..."     READ MORE HERE

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Sunday, July 14, 2013

Maysville, Alabama Kayaking / Canoeing trip down the beautiful Flint River

Flint river from Ryland Pike (Maysville) to Hays Preserve (Hampton Cove) - Alabama, United States

"... headed up to Ryland Pike. The put-in was just below an abandoned church. The water was down according to folks who had made the run before, but it was still moving along at a pretty nice clip. It was a nice paddle thru a very beautiful section of the Flint River. It was ..."     READ MORE HERE

Flint river from Ryland Pike (Maysville) to Hays Preserve (Hampton Cove)

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Gurley residents do not want rock quarry. Will government support to residents?

Gurley residents voice concerns about rock quarry

"... They were there to discuss their plans for a rock quarry that Vulcan Management wants to reopen in the area. The project is expected to be built on the west side of Gurley mountain, just off Highway 72 in Madison County...."     READ MORE HERE

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Monday, November 5, 2012

Two Killed In Wreck at intersection of Winchester and the Parkway

Two Killed In Wreck On North Memorial Parkway

"... Traffic was backed up Thursday afternoon in the northbound lanes of North Memorial Parkway due to a bad wreck at the intersection of Winchester Road...."     READ MORE HERE

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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Alabama Postal Employment Opening - $22.15 per hour - non-career

Postal Service to open non-career jobs in Alabama Read more: The Cleburne News - Postal Service to open non career jobs in Alabama

"... Beginning November 5, the U.S. Postal Service will be posting job openings for City Letter Carrier (Transitional Employee) in several locations throughout Alabama. Salary is $22.15 per hour. A new online process called..."     READ MORE HERE

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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Mustang cut in half on Chapman Mountain (Highway 72)

Car Severed On Highway 72 Over Chapman Mountain; Driver Okay

"... Mustang was completely severed. The driver was trapped..."     READ MORE HERE

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Postal Service to alter Ryland Post Office hours?

Ryland post office surveys customers on plans for new operating hours

"... new tentative operating hours are under review. As part of postal service stream lining, the Ryland location will be open six hours a day...."     READ MORE HERE

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Bell Factory Road Closed for a bridge culvert extension

Bell Factory Road between Maysville Road and St. Clair Lane in Eastern Madison County will close beginning today, Tuesday, August 21 through noon THIS Friday, August 24- Each day from 7:30am to 2pm

"...Crews expect the work to be complete by noon this Friday, August 24.
This section of road will NOT be closed each day until 7:30am to allow for school buses and morning commuters.
It will reopen each afternoon by 2pm for buses and afternoon drive time.
Other wise will be restricted to one lane traffic.

Alternate routes will be marked. Motorist will need to take either Steakley Road or St. Clair Lane to connect Bell Factory to Maysville. ..."     READ MORE HERE

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Monday, August 20, 2012

Purchase of 'Gurley Gardens' by Huntsville Housing Authority is not possible

Huntsville Housing Authority blocked from buying apartment complex in Gurley

"... The Top of Alabama Regional Housing Authority last week voted against the Huntsville Housing Authority's proposed purchase of 16-unit Gates Street Apartments in Gurley...."     READ MORE HERE

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Monday, August 13, 2012

Jerry Craig tries to help working class before leaving office

Madison County Commission says no to employee pay raises sought by outgoing Commissioner Jerry Craig

"...Craig, a Democrat who has represented the New Hope, Gurley, Brownsboro and Maysville areas since 1984, will retire from the commission when his term ends in mid-November. Republican Eddie Sisk and Democrat Jeff Cooper are vying to replace him in the general election. ..."     READ MORE HERE

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Friday, June 29, 2012

Moores Mill duplex: The Huntsville Housing Authority's first attempt at buying property outside the city limits

Moores Mill duplex owner won't sell to Huntsville Housing Authority, cites 'public pressure'

"...moving into wealthier areas because neighbors would mobilize and pressure the property owner not to sell. He said the owner of the Moores Mill duplexes raised the asking price to $299,900 after The Times published a story about the petition drive. A day later, the owner took the property off the market entirely. ..."     READ MORE HERE

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Friday, June 8, 2012

Flint River Place burns

Family tries to save historic Ryland plantation, Flint River Place, after fire

"...Known as the Flint River Place on the National Register of Historic Places, Howie just calls it her "forever home." Nestled in a picturesque 11-acre lot with roaming horses and chickens, the Federal-style house is a fixture in Madison County that was the home of prominent Huntsvillian Dr. David Moore and later Dr. Frank Jordan, who was a staple in the medical community ..."     READ MORE HERE

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Saturday, June 2, 2012

Cornerstone Baptist to build new building

Building permits for Huntsville, Madison and Madison County listed

"...Cornerstone Baptist, $284,310, a new building, 1091 Ryland Pike. ..."     READ MORE HERE

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Friday, May 11, 2012

Ryland Post Office Saved

Ryland post office to remain open after U.S. Postal Service revises plan

"... The changes already have led the postal service to move some work from the mail processing plant on Wall-Triana Highway in west Huntsville to Birmingham.

Ryland was the only Madison County post office in danger of being closed. Its hours will be cut from eight per day to six. But some offices were cut from eight to as few as two hours per day. ..."     READ MORE HERE

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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Alabama law bans texting while driving

Alabama Governor Signs Texting Ban; Expects to Sign Home Insurance Bills

"...Alabama’s new law prohibits using a wireless device to write, send, or read a text message, instant message or e-mail while operating a motor vehicle. The fine for violating the law is $25 for a first-time offense, $50 for a second offense and $75 for a third or subsequent offense. Also, for each offense ..."     READ MORE HERE

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Ryland Pike's Flint River Bridge To Be Repaired

Studies could lead to wider U.S. 72, I-565 and Research Park Boulevard

"...County crews will begin removing and replacing a damaged portion of the concrete guardrail on the bridge located less than a mile west of Maysville on Tuesday, the news release said. The work is expected to take about a week. ..."    

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Saturday, March 31, 2012

Robbery at Winchester Road

Man robbed of cash during fight on Winchester Road

"... at 1021 Winchester Road when the other person started hitting him, a police report said. ..."    

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Fireball passes over Maysville/Gurley area at approximately 9:30 pm (Central)

A huge, fast moving fireball was seen passing over in the direction of Maysville Road toward Madison County Lake at approximately 9:30 pm (Central) this evening.