Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle

Arts & Life
12:21 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

Huntsville Gathering to Celebrate Alabama and Israel's Relationship

Alabama-Israel Task Force (AITF)

The city of Huntsville is hosting a gathering Tuesday, March 25th in celebration of the relationship between Alabama and Israel.  John Buhler is co-founder of the Alabama-Israel Task Force, a group working to bring Christians and Jews together in support of the biblical restoration of the nation of Israel.  Buhler says Alabama issued a resolution in 1943 calling for the establishment of a homeland for the Jewish people 5 years before the state of Israel was declared.

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Huntsville Mayor-Governor
3:42 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

Huntsville Mayor Battle Not Running For Governor

Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle says he's not running for governor of Alabama.
Credit blog.al.com

Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle says he's not running for governor of Alabama.

Battle announced on his website Tuesday he has decided against seeking the state's highest office. He calls being mayor of Huntsville a "dream job" he doesn't want to give up.

Battle is in his sixth year as mayor of the city of 184,000 residents.

Bentley's only announced GOP opponent is former Morgan County Commissioner Stacy George. Among Democrats, former minor league baseball player and Fayette businessman Kevin Bass is running.

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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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Boeing-Alabama
3:55 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

Ala. Officials Wooing Boeing Aircraft Plant

Huntsville is one of several cities Boeing Co. is considering for a 777x assembly site.
Credit Boeing Co.

State and local leaders are working to lure a Boeing Co. aircraft assembly plant to the Huntsville area.

Gov. Robert Bentley, Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle and economic developers met Tuesday in Birmingham with representatives of the aircraft manufacturer.

Battle says Huntsville is one of several cities being considered for a 777x assembly site, and Bentley says the company likes Alabama.

Boeing said it would look for a new location to build the airplane after union members rejected a proposed contract in Seattle last week.

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Politics & Government
6:57 am
Fri May 24, 2013

Huntsville Approves Entertainment Districts

Visitors will soon be able to walk around downtown Huntsville with an adult beverage in hand.

   WAFF-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1aeMVoU ) the Huntsville city council on Thursday approved two separate entertainment districts. People will be allowed to walk around with an alcoholic beverage in the districts on Thursdays and Fridays starting June 20.

   Mayor Tommy Battle says he hopes the council can find a way to add Saturdays. But for now the mayor says there aren't enough police officers to allow for that.