Huntsville

Politics & Government
6:48 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Wiccan Says He was Barred from Doing Invocation

Huntsville City Council
Credit huntsvilleal.gov

A member of the Wiccan faith says he was set to give the opening invocation at a Huntsville City Council meeting until he was asked about his faith, then told he was no longer invited to do so.

Huntsville City Attorney Peter Joffrion said that when the agenda for Thursday's meeting was made public earlier this week, council members received community concerns about a Wiccan being invited to speak.

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Alabama-Development Announcement
4:09 pm
Tue May 6, 2014

Verizon Expansion To Create 400 Jobs In Ala.

Verizon Wireless is adding 400 jobs in Alabama, mostly in the Huntsville area.
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Verizon Wireless is adding 400 jobs in Alabama, mostly in the Huntsville area.

Company officials joined the governor in Montgomery on Tuesday to announce that more than 300 customer service positions will be created in Verizon's state headquarters in Huntsville.

The other positions will be in retail, mostly in north Alabama and in Birmingham and Dothan.

The jobs will bring the company's total employment in the state to about 2,000 people.

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Business & Education
8:18 pm
Sun February 16, 2014

Gun Maker Opening Plant in Huntsville

valmontfirearms.co.uk

A plan by Remington Outdoor Co. to open a plant in Huntsville that could employ thousands of workers has won the support of Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions. In a statement Sunday, Sessions said his office warmly welcomes the firearms manufacturer, and looks forward to the company's long-term success in the area. The company also makes ammunition and accessories. Sessions says the company's decision to open a plant in Huntsville "is great news and a further testament to the world class workforce" in the city. Although Remington officials haven't officially announced the deal, Gov.

Politics & Government
6:57 am
Mon February 10, 2014

Parker Griffith Running for Governor

Parker Griffith
opensecrets.org

Former U.S. Rep. Parker Griffith of Huntsville is running for governor as a Democrat.

Griffith turned in his qualifying papers at state party headquarters in Montgomery shortly before the deadline on Friday.

Griffith served as a Democrat in the Alabama Senate and then was elected to Congress to represent part of north Alabama.

After his election he switched to the Republican Party and lost a GOP primary bid to Mo Brooks, who now represents the 5th District.

Griffith recently rejoined the Democratic Party.

Boeing-Huntsville
10:57 am
Sat January 4, 2014

Huntsville Mayor Calls Boeing Significant Partner

Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle is calling Boeing a significant community partner after the city lost its bid to build the company's new 777X jetliner.
Credit Boeing Co.

Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle is calling Boeing a significant community partner after the city lost its bid to build the company's new 777X jetliner.

Huntsville was among more than 50 sites in 22 states whose leaders tried to convince Boeing to open its $10 billion assembly plant in their communities. Al.com reports the manufacturing operation will support an estimated 8,500 jobs.

That manufacturing plant will be located in Everett, Wash.

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Governor's Agenda-Boeing
3:33 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

Alabama Looking To Attract Boeing Assembly Plant

Governor Robert Bentley says Alabama will be among the states submitting a proposal next week to land the assembly plant for Boeing's new 777X aircraft.
Credit governor.alabama.gov

Governor Robert Bentley says Alabama will be among the states submitting a proposal next week to land the assembly plant for Boeing's new 777X aircraft.

Bentley says he will meet Thursday with the state's chief industrial recruiter, Greg Canfield, to work on the proposal.

Bentley and other officials met with Boeing executives two weeks ago to try to get the company to develop the plant in the Huntsville area.

Bentley says Boeing has had operations in Huntsville for more than 50 years, and already owns a large tract of land at the Huntsville airport.

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