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Documentary on JO Johnson High School wrestlers brings attention to the struggles of north Huntsville residents  WAFF

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - A group of Huntsville wrestlers hung up their boots and grabbed the popcorn this evening to watch themselves in a documentary ...



J.O. Johnson ‘Wrestle’ documentary to hit Huntsville theater  WHNT News 19

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- A documentary highlighting J.O. Johnson High School athletes plays in a Huntsville theater from Friday, March 8 to Thursday, March 14.



Multi-million dollar Johnson gym renovation to be completed in Huntsville in 2020  AL.com

By the beginning of 2020, a shuttered high school gym in Huntsville will be transformed into a multi-million-dollar recreation facility that could spur economic ...



Huntsville releases Johnson Legacy Complex plans  WHNT News 19

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- There's a new vibe coming to the former Johnson High campus in north Huntsville. The city is spending over $5 million to transform the ...



J.O. Johnson High School - the last tour  AL.com

This morning over 250 J.O. Johnson Jaguar alumni came to the high school for one last tour. Huntsville City Schools opened Johnson for the "One Last Chance" ...



Plan for Johnson high school campus unveiled; city officials get pushback  AL.com

Huntsville city officials outlined a tentative plan Tuesday night for the shuttered Johnson High School campus, calling primarily for residential development with a ...



Plans released for Johnson Legacy complex in North Huntsville  WAAY

At Thursday night's Huntsville City Council meeting, the public got its first look at a new community center in North Huntsville. The $5.2 million Johnson Legacy ...



J.O. Johnson alumnus pays tribute to alma mater through moving video  whnt.com

Huntsville, Ala. - A Facebook video paying tribute to J.O. Johnson High School has been viewed more than 30000 times.



Huntsville City School Board member arrested  WAAY

Huntsville Police say a Huntsville City School Board member was arrested and charged with harassment.



Coach Left Lifelong Impact on Players  WAAY

Herman Myers is a retired 91-year-old who lives in Decatur, Ala. with his wife. Before he left the work force though, he coached basketball in the Tennessee ...



Final class graduates from JO Johnson High School  WAFF

Students graduated from Huntsville's J.O. Johnson High School for the last time on Thursday.



Every senior in this high school band won a college scholarship  AL.com

The seniors in the Mae Jemison High School band in Huntsville have earned a combined $630000 in college scholarships this year.



J.O. Johnson High School is closing, not being renamed (Opinion by Laurie McCaulley)  al.com

Johnson High School exterior shot. J.O. Johnson High School (Huntsville City Schools). HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- As the school board representative for District ...



A north Huntsville revitalization? New school, jobs and homes could change culture  AL.com

With Aerojet Rocketdyne bringing more than 700 jobs to the Rocket City, north Huntsville could see significant benefits.



Who was J.O. Johnson? Namesake of northwest Huntsville high school a mystery to many (updated)  al.com

James Oliver Johnson was a member of the Huntsville school board for one year, from 1967 to 1968. Johnson died suddenly while in office and the school ...



Huntsville mayor’s MLK award met with backlash  WAFF

A group of pastors, community leaders and residents from north Huntsville organized a protest to get their message across.



John Petty: 3 facts to know about the Alabama basketball guard  Montgomery Advertiser

Here are 3 things to know about Alabama basketball guard John Petty.



Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle says city will help school system with budget woes, board member questions prior land deals  WHNT News 19

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- Mayor Tommy Battle said the city is committed to helping the Huntsville City Schools “work through” its current financial woes, including an ...



Peaceful history: 'reverse integration' at St. Joseph's School  National Catholic Reporter

Students sing in class during the 1963-64 school year at St. Joseph's Catholic School, the first year white students attended the school. (Jack Hamilton/Courtesy ...



Jemison replaces Johnson for name of new high school; Grissom name stays; Hereford, McNair added  al.com

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -Grissom High School will keep its name when it moves to its new home in a few years, but the name Johnson High School will cease to ...



Jemison High tunes out Huntsville's 50-year desegregation struggle  The News-Press

As the buzzer sounded, John Petty knew this was the end of the line. Although he was just a junior celebrating Huntsville J.O. Johnson High School's second ...



Students at predominantly black Lee High School start petition to change school name  AL.com

A group of students at Lee High School in Huntsville have started a petition to change the school's name to honor the first black student who integrated Lee High.



Huntsville taking proposals for mixed-use development at former Johnson High site  WAFF

The city of Huntsville is working to get a mixed-use development in the city's northwest corridor. The Urban Development Team is asking for proposals for the ...



Huntsville using 'The Big Picture’ to move city into the future  WAFF

The Big Picture” captures Huntsville's priorities and vision and it's driving everything the city is doing moving forward.



Jemison High School’s champion wrestler overcomes hardships to make history  whnt.com

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Mae Jemison High School Wrestler Jailen Young just made school history as the first state champion on February 18. "I was the first ever ...



Man convicted for 2003 murder of Johnson High student killed in prison  whnt.com

ELMORE, Ala. - A man serving a life sentence for the murder of a Johnson High School student in 2003 was stabbed and killed in prison Friday evening. Johnny ...



Two Huntsville schools make state's failing schools list; two drop off  AL.com

Lee High. Columbia and Lee High Schools were the only two Huntsville City Schools to make the state's failing schools list, for low test scores in reading and ...



Huntsville man inducted into US Martial Arts Hall of Fame, named Grand Master of the Year  WHNT News 19

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- Grand Master Otis Burwell, owner of Burwell's Martial Arts in Huntsville, was inducted to the United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame on July ...



North Huntsville leaders talk revitalization  WAFF

On Wednesday, Huntsville District 1 City Councilman Deyvn Keith said north Huntsville needs change, and it's coming.



Johnson High era would end if new northwest Huntsville campus is named for Alabama-born astronaut  al.com

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama - Huntsville City Councilman Richard Showers is speaking out against a proposal to rename J.O. Johnson High School in his district.



With new school planned, current Johnson High in Huntsville may become police, fire, National Guard 'readiness center'  al.com

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama - Johnson High School's potential future as a public safety training center is coming into sharper focus. The Huntsville police and fire ...



The Top 50 Underclassman Boys In Every Event  MileSplit

Check out the top 50 underclassman male athletes in every indoor event.



Will Grissom High School name go away with that of Johnson High School? (video)  The Huntsville Times - al.com

That possibility came up Thursday night as members of the J.O. Johnson Alumni Association asked why their alma mater's name is being lost, but not Grissom's.



Madison County Commissioner defends how he can also work for Huntsville Police  whnt.com

MADISON COUNTY, Ala. - Madison County Commissioner JesHenry Malone held a community conversation on Tuesday for open and honest discussion in ...



School Board Announces New Leadership Team For Johnson; Principal Reassignments  whnt.com

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) -- In a special session Wednesday morning, the Huntsville Board of Education announced the results of reviews on teachers with ...



76 Alabama schools 'failing,' state says: See the list  AL.com

Seventy-six Alabama schools are included on the State Department of Education's 2016 list of "failing schools," an increase from 66 a year ago.



20 Alabama schools with the lowest average ACT scores  AL.com

A list of average ACT scores from the 2015-2016 school year has been released, ranking all Alabama schools with their average ACT score. Check out the ...



Policy, passion drive Huntsville councilman Devyn Keith towards 'better tomorrow'  AL.com

Innovation, intentionally and other new-age jargon are peppered throughout the language of this self-proclaimed "policy-head," but Huntsville city councilman ...



Former coach claims discrimination in lawsuit against Huntsville schools  AL.com

Removed in June, Ford had led Johnson to the Class 4A state championship game just three months earlier.



Alabama A&M football standout dies in car crash  AL.com

Authorities confirm that Alabama A&M University sophomore Danny Kendall Johnson was killed in a vehicle crash Thursday morning. Danny Johnson (Alabama ...



Huntsville Hall of Fame: Former Johnson High great Ralph Battle went on to star for Jacksonville State  al.com

One in a series on the Huntsville-Madison County Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2012, to be enshrined April 9.



Failing Alabama public schools: 75 on newest list, most are high schools  AL.com

The newest list of Alabama's 75 "failing" public schools was quietly posted to the Alabama State Department of Education's web site today. As in 2017, most on ...



Clarence Johnson came up big at North Alabama, and is in the Hall of Fame to prove it  The Huntsville Times - al.com

Johnson, other inductees to be honored at April 14 banquet.



Retired Huntsville administrator Tom Drake appointed interim superintendent after Wardynski resignation  AL.com

Tom Drake. Longtime Huntsville educator Tom Drake is shown in this 2012 file photo. Drake, who spent 46 of his 47-year career as an educator with Huntsville ...



Acuff, Stuedeman part of 2018 class of Huntsville-Madison County Athletic Hall of Fame  WHNT News 19

Courtesy John Pruett Eight men and a record-setting four women have been elected to the 2018 class of the Huntsville-Madison County Athletic Hall of Fame.



J.O. Johnson 70, Madison Academy 28: Jaguars crush Langford-less Mustangs in battle of state champs  AL.com

Johnson's John Petty (23). Columbia vs. Johnson at J.O. Johnson High School Tuesday Jan. 12, 2016. (Bob Gathany/bgathany@al.com). By Zach Eccher ...



After school reading program binds high school and elementary school students each week  whnt.com

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - The school year just started and some Huntsville City Schools students are already pushing each other inside and outside the ...



Willie Mingo Clark, longtime Johnson High asst. principal, was 'quite a leader, quite a guy'  AL.com

"Of course, he meant the world to my family, but it makes me so proud to see how he meant the world to so many other people, too. He was a godsend to so ...



Huntsville City Schools Announces Graduation Rebroadcast Schedule  whnt.com

Want to record your school's graduation ceremony? Huntsville City Schools will rebroadcast graduations according to the schedule below on ETV. ETV can be ...



Johnson High School may regain Title I status next academic year  al.com

The school lost its Title I status this year because last year, 74 percent of its students reported that they lived in poverty. Title I status is given to schools in ...



Huntsville City Schools graduation 2015; watch live stream  AL.com

Huntsville City Schools begins the first of seven high school graduations today, beginning at 1:30 p.m. with New Century.All ceremonies are at the Propst Arena ...



Before the AAF, the XFL's Thunderbolts played at Legion Field  AL.com

The new Alliance of American Football announced last week that one of its eight franchises will play in Birmingham in 2019. Here's a rundown on the XFL's ...



Huntsville City Schools’ graduation ceremonies Thursday-Friday at VBC  whnt.com

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - Huntsville City Schools' seven high schools will hold commencement exercises this week at the Von Braun Center Arena. Here is ...



Huntsville-Madison County Athletic Hall of Fame announces its 10 new inductees  The Huntsville Times - al.com

-3451a623cf570553.jpg. Hall of Fame members are honored with their names on brick pavers at monument site at John Hunt Park (File photo). HUNTSVILLE ...



Huntsville Celebrates 2nd Year Launch of Student Summer Nutrition Program  whnt.com

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - Hungry children throughout Huntsville will once again have a chance to have three hot meals this summer through the city school ...



Woman removed from Huntsville school board meeting while live streaming on Facebook  AL.com

"I cannot believe this is the United States of America," she said.



Lady Boll Weevils welcome big freshman class  The Southeast Sun

The Enterprise State Community College announced its incoming freshman class for the 2018 girls basketball team last week.



A look back at 17 amazing Alabama proms  AL.com

Prom season is winding down as Alabama seniors get ready for their upcoming graduations. Here's a look back at 17 awesome schools that gave us an inside ...



All-Decade Basketball Teams: 1970s  al.com

Ask anyone who lived through the 1970s, and they'll tell you it was an exciting time to be alive. Ask someone who followed local hoops in that era, and they'll tell ...



27 celebrities who attended Alabama high schools  AL.com

By Kelly Kazek. Think you know which famous people have attended Alabama high schools? A few of these may surprise you. Before we begin: Yes, I know ...



2017 Huntsville-Madison County Athletic Hall of Fame inductees  WAFF

Twelve new members of the Huntsville-Madison County Athletic Hall of Fame will be named in 2017. The new class will be honored during an induction dinner ...



North Alabama Center for Educational Excellence celebrates 40 years of service, moves into new building  The Huntsville Times - al.com

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – The North Alabama Center for Educational Excellence celebrated 40 years of *service* with a bit of a moving party and relocating ...



23 Huntsville City Schools offer meals free of charge  whnt.com

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - Free meals for most of Huntsville's public school students is a reality many parents are delighted over. Huntsville City Schools ...



Community Foundation’s Board of Directors announces new innovative fund for Huntsville City Schools  whnt.com

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - It was smiles all around during a special announcement at Wednesday's Community Foundation of Huntsville/Madison County ...



Alabama Department of Education's releases new list of failing schools  Alabama's News Leader

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The Alabama Department of Education has announced the new list of failing public schools, where students can transfer to other ...



If you like movies and helping people, volunteer at Birmingham’s Sidewalk Film Festival, August 20-26  Bham Now

Sign up for the Bham Now newsletter, and you could win tickets to the Sidewalk Film Festival, Aug. 20-26. Indie movies! Parties! Birmingham!



New joint Huntsville City Schools, DOJ plan revealed, desegregation judge sets March hearing  AL.com

Butler High will close at the end of this school year and Johnson High in the summer of 2016 if a new student assignment plan created by the Huntsville school ...



New, inspirational names in order for Johnson High, other new Huntsville City Schools (Opinion by Superintendent Casey Wardynski)  al.com

The names we select for our new schools must speak to the times in which our students live and the challenges we know they must dominate.



High school graduation ceremonies scheduled across the Tennessee Valley  whnt.com

Students across the Tennessee Valley are wrapping up the school year. Classes for many seniors are already over; now they're just waiting to make that walk ...



Buzz Bissinger: If You Let Your Kids Play Football, You've Lost Your Mind  TIME

So where would you like to start? How about the threat of traumatic brain injury, particularly since studies show that teenage athletes may be even more ...



Huntsville police arrest 1 adult, 5 juveniles after surveillance cameras catch them inside Johnson High School  al.com

Six people, including five juveniles, were arrested late Monday after police say they broke into Johnson High School.



Alabama releases new list of 'failing schools;' parents eligible for private school tax break  AL.com

Under state law, the state prepares two lists. One includes all schools eligible for a "school improvement grant" from the U.S. Department of Education.



Athletes, students hold vigil to honor Alabama A&M player who died in wreck  whnt.com

MADISON COUNTY, Ala. - Alabama A&M University held a vigil Monday evening for Danny Johnson, a football player who died in a wreck last week in Jackson ...



Huntsville magnet schools see 85% increase in applications  AL.com

She estimated the district received about 900 applications for magnet schools in 2014 for the current school year, and that number jumped to 1660 for the ...



New Huntsville Schools to be Named After Mae Jemison, Sonnie Hereford III & IV, Ronald McNair  whnt.com

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - The name "J.O. Johnson" will not follow the school to its new location when the school moves to its new campus on Pulaski Pike ...



Alabama places 'failing' label on majority black schools only  AL.com

African American children account for a third of the 731000 students in public schools across Alabama. Yet last week they accounted for 92 percent of the ...



Sweet Water at No. 2 to open ASWA preseason football poll  West Alabama Watchman

Changes abound as Marengo County high schools ready for the 2017 football season. A year marked by turnover at the top, four of the six high school football ...



STAR 99-CAFY Young Citizen of the Month for November is Boy Scout leader Daymond Billups  AL.com

Despite living 'in a community where the prevailing attitude is anti-achievement,' Johnson High School senior Daymond Billups is honored for his consistent ...



Huntsville Hall of Fame: Thad McDowell was a major force for Johnson's football powerhouse of 1980s  al.com

This is one in a series of profiles on the Class of 2013 of the Huntsville-Madison County Sports Hall of Fame, which will be enshrined in ceremonies April 1 at the ...



Tensions mount in Alabama House District 53 race as Anthony Daniels, Chris Horn chat with AL.com  AL.com

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama - Huntsville is poised to have additional representation in Montgomery with a new legislative district, House District 53, created by ...



Federal judge approves plan to rebuild, move several Huntsville schools  al.com

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- A federal judge has granted a motion filed by the Huntsville school district in an effort to build and renovate schools throughout the ...



Bank Independent welcomes Angelina Pettway to Madison office  AL.com

Sheffield, Ala. - Monday, March 26, 2018 -Bank Independent is proud to announce the addition of Angelina Pettway to the Madison County team as Vice ...



Student uniforms to become policy at 10 additional Huntsville schools this fall  al.com

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- Students at 10 north Huntsville schools, all in high-poverty neighborhoods, will be wearing uniforms when they return to class in the ...



Huntsville Hall of Fame: James Mundie was all-around athlete who starred for UAH basketball  The Birmingham News - al.com

One in a series on the Huntsville-Madison County Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2012, to be enshrined April 9.



Groundbreaking held for 2 new Huntsville schools  WAFF

The groundbreaking ceremony for two new Huntsville City Schools will be held Friday morning.



ETV to broadcast all Huntsville City Schools graduation ceremonies live on new 24-hour web channel  The Huntsville Times - al.com

The graduation ceremonies kick off today with New Century's graduation, which starts at 1:30 p.m. at the Von Braun Center. The ceremonies can be found on ...



Huntsville parents invited to preview new laptops for schools' Digital 1:1 Initiative  AL.com

The district next week will begin hosting a series of "New Laptop Show and Share" events to give parents a peek at - and input into - the models being ...



Former Dyersburg standout Barbee enjoying success on bench in Alabama  State Gazette

JASON PEEVYHOUSE. jpeevyhouse@stategazette.com. When local basketball fans tuned in for the 2016 McDonald's High School All-American Game on ...



Madison County, Huntsville schools graduation; how to see live video  AL.com

If you can't make it downtown, you can catch live video feeds provided by the school district. Also, AL.com will be sharing the live feed of Huntsville City Schools ...



James Willis returning to NFL with New Orleans Saints  AL.com

James Willis, who played at Auburn and coached with the Tigers and Alabama, is returning to the NFL with the New Orleans Saints. After spending seven ...



Rocket City Marching Band Exhibition is Sunday  The Huntsville Times - al.com

The Johnson High School Band Boosters and WHWT HOT103.5 will host the fourth annual Rocket City Marching Band Exhibition Sunday at the Alabama A&M ...



Football’s Dangers and Lessons Are for Men—Not Boys  TIME

I no longer think children should play tackle football. I played football for eight years, and was an All-Ivy defensive tackle for Harvard University. Football taught ...



Huntsville school board settles lawsuit with former teacher  al.com

A jury trial was scheduled for this summer in the case of Tonya Dumas, a former business and career technology teacher at Johnson High School who was let go ...



Whitesburg shows glimpse of future Huntsville City Schools; see multi-media construction update for 5 campuses  AL.com

Huntsville City Schools has five school construction projects under way worth more than $192 million. Whitesburg P-8 will be the first new school to open -- this ...



Huntsville Hall of Fame: Andy Fuller has gone from Auburn stardom to A&M sidelines  AL.com

Fuller, 11 others to be enshrined in Hall of Fame on April 13 at VBC.



2nd annual Huntsville Mardi Gras Parade is Saturday: see the route here  AL.com

The colorful Valentine's Day procession is scheduled to leave from the A.M Booth's Lumberyard parking lot on Meridian Street at 3:30 p.m. and return to the ...



Navy Rear Admiral Kenneth Carodine, a Huntsville native, talks military and more with Johnson students  al.com

When Kenneth Carodine was a student at J.O. Johnson High School in the late 1970s, he wanted to emulate his hero, astronaut Alan Shepard, and travel in to ...



Alpha Kappa Alpha announces ladies who will be presented at 2012 ball  al.com

The ladies of the Epsilon Gamma Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha recently announced the young ladies who will be presented at the 2012 ball.



Ex-con wins battle against drugs, alcohol; now helping prisoners fight their own battle  al.com

HUNTSVILLE -- As David Battle walked onto the Butler High School football practice field Wednesday afternoon, a bright rainbow appeared over the eastern ...



Huntsville board approves contract for new, $15 million Westlawn Middle School  al.com

The board also on Thursday approved the hire of Rena Anderson as the district's new director of community engagement and partnership. Anderson, program ...



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