Why Boeing Might Come to HuntsvilleDecember 11, 2013
One reason Huntsville might fit in Boeing’s plans for a new jetliner plant. Boeing’s leaked wish list includes land next to a large airport with a 9 thousand foot runway that could accommodate the new 777X to be built there and 747 cargo planes bringing freight. It happens that Boeing already owns 300 acres in the Jetplex Industrial Park at Huntsville International where there is a 12 thousand foot runway, second longest in the southeast.
Funds Sought for Gadsden 7-Day Alcohol Sale Economic StudyDecember 11, 2013
In the ongoing effort to persuade the Etowah County state delegation to permit a referendum vote on Sunday alcohol sales in Gadsden, the chamber of commerce is looking for ways to fund an economic impact study on 7-day liquor sales. So far nobody has offered funding, but the chamber says it will get it done.
Albertville Air Show Could Be On Tap for 2014December 11, 2013
The Albertville City Council is considering putting on an air show at the Albertville Airport next fall. The municipal airport will turn 50 years old next year, and the air show would celebrate that anniversary. The show would cost the city around 38 thousand dollars, but the 5 dollar admission fee would pay for nearly all of that.
State Pitches Huntsville Boeing PlantDecember 10, 2013
An incentives package to lure a Boeing plant to Huntsville is due today. Governor Robert Bentley worked on the plan through the weekend. The state is considered a long-shot to land the assembly line for the 777X. But the prize in terms of jobs and money is too big not to pitch. Alabama is digging deep to find the money after offering Airbus nearly 160-million dollars to bring a plant to Mobile last year.
Gadsden Christmas Parade Entry WinnersDecember 10, 2013
They announced the winners of the Gadsden Christmas parade entries last night. First, second and third in the commercial category were jacks Hamburgers, Keystone Foods, and the Gadsden Surgery Center. The top three in the non-commercial category were the Friendship Friday Youth Group, The Forest River Kids Club, and The Gathering.
Tuesday Delayed School OpeningsDecember 10, 2013
A number of schools across northern Alabama announced delayed openings because of likely icing on roadways Tuesday morning. Among them, Jackson County Schools open at 10am. Scottsboro City Schools are delayed 3 hours, and the Arc of Jackson County in Scottsboro is delayed 2 hours.
Fort Payne vs Wild PigsDecember 09, 2013
Fort Payne town fathers are asking state conservation officials if locals can shoot wild pigs in town with bows and arrows since it is illegal to fire guns within city limits. A horde of wild hogs have invaded Fort Payne, damaging lots and lawns in their destructive search for food. More than 20 hogs have been caught but they figure there may be 300 of them around and they breed fast.
Gadsden Man Sentenced for 5 Year-Old Bank RobberyDecember 09, 2013
A Gadsden man was sentenced last week to more than 17 years in prison for acting as a lookout in the robbery of a Wachovia Bank in Lenlock 5 years ago. 33 year-old Marcus Porter and two other men are guilty of conspiracy in the bank robbery and the other two forced two women to drive them back to Gadsden after the holdup at gunpoint.
Two Dead in Hotel ShootingDecember 09, 2013
Two people are dead after Etowah deputies tried to serve a warrant on a man and woman staying in a motel in East Gadsden. The deputies knocked on a door at the Holiday Host hotel and identified themselves, after which they heard a gunshot from inside and called for backup. Then they heard another shot, and when they entered the room, the 26 year old woman was dead and the 36 year-old man was mortally wounded. He was pronounced dead at Gadsden Regional Medical Center.
Auburn to Play for National TitleDecember 09, 2013
Auburn has gone from worst-to-first. After going 0-8 in conference play last year, the Tigers are SEC champions. They beat Missouri 59-42. And Ohio State’s loss is Auburn’s gain. The Tigers are heading to the Rose Bowl on January 6th to play Florida State for the national title. FSU is favored by a touchdown.