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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.



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 ...



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" ...



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.



City leaders host community meeting to discuss the future use of J.O. Johnson High property  whnt.com

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - For the people who live in north Huntsville, changes could be coming to the property where the former J.O. Johnson high school currently ...



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

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- As the school board representative for District 1, allow me to clarify the mischaracterization of the action approved by Huntsville Board ...



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 ...



Final class graduates from J.O. Johnson High School  WAFF

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



There may be new life for the old Johnson High School building  WAFF

The city of Huntsville is laying out ideas for its future.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Madison County Commissioner defends how he can also work for Huntsville Police  WHNT News 19

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



Johnson High School Raising Support for Marching Band  whnt.com

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - The J.O. Johnson High School Band Boosters Association will be hosting a one day community-wide fundraiser designed to raise ...



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

A still image from a video that accompanies a Change.org petition by Lee High School students in Huntsville, Ala. who want the school's name changed.



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 ...



Reg Cathey, Huntsville native and ‘House of Cards’ actor, dies at 59  WHNT News 19

Actor Reg Cathey, who ran Freddy's BBQ Joint on the hit Netflix show "House of Cards," and also appeared on "The Wire," has died at 59. "Wire" creator David ...



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 ...



North Huntsville leaders talk revitalization  WAFF

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



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 ...



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

When 12 new students reported for their first day Sept. 3, 1963, at St. Joseph's Catholic School in Huntsville, Alabama, neither they nor their classmates knew ...



What is a data center, and what are the benefits to Huntsville?  WHNT News 19

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Thursday, Facebook along with Huntsville and Alabama leaders announced a new, $750 million data center is on the way to 340 acres at ...



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.



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.



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.



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

The list shows schools whose spring 2017 test results on the ACT Aspire are in the lowest 6 percent of all schools in Alabama.



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

"I'm very confident they'll work their way off the list."



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 ...



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.



J.O. Johnson wrestling finds success while grappling with challenges of reviving program (photos, video)  al.com

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- There's a door in the back corner of a J.O. Johnson classroom leading to one of Huntsville's best-kept secrets. Beyond the door lies a ...



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 ...



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.



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!



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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

Johnson, 20, was killed when the 2011 Kia he was a passenger in collided head-on with a 1999 Dodge pickup truck in Jackson County. It happened shortly after ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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

On Sept. 25 Huntsville City Schools completed its purchase of a 50-acre site for the construction of a new high school and junior high school in north Huntsville.



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 ...



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

The board voted 4-1 to accept Wardynski's resignation.



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 ...



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

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama - The Huntsville-Madison County Athletic Hall of Fame will induct 10 new members and honor five long-time media members with the ...



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 ...



Murderer's row: Ardmore stuck in state's toughest area  News Courier

When the Alabama High School Athletic Association announced the realignment for 2016-18 last January, one thing stood out to new Ardmore boys basketball ...



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 ...



Huntsville Hall of Fame: Joey Kent helped make history for Tennessee football  AL.com

Kent and 11 others will be enshrined in Hall of Fame during ceremonies on April 13.



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 ...



Click Here To View Huntsville School District’s Proposed Zones  whnt.com

The Huntsville City School system is about to wrap up a series of meetings for the public - focusing on proposed zoning changes. A meeting will be held Monday ...



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.



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 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.



Little drum major gets big cheer at fourth annual Rocket City Marching Band Exhibition Sunday (video)  al.com

Sunday afternoon at Alabama A&M's Louis Crews football stadium, a pint-size drum major stole the show, a Huntsville woman won a 2003 refurbished Cadillac, ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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

Madison County Schools will have three more graduation ceremonies today at the Von Braun Center. If you can't make it downtown, you can catch live video ...



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 ...



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.



See the schedule for Madison County's 24 high school graduations May 17-24  AL.com

Madison Academy seniors will be the first to first to get their diplomas on May 17 and Oakwood Adventist Academy seniors will the last group to walk across 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 ...



Prayer meeting packs north Huntsville church, but did prayers mend rift over school rezoning?  al.com

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- An overflow crowd filled First Missionary Baptist Church Wednesday night to pray for peace and equality in Huntsville's schools.



Watch today's Bob Jones, James Clemens high schools graduations live  AL.com

If you don't have time to get the Propst Arena at the Von Braun Center, you can watch Bob Jones at 3 p.m. and James Clemens at 7 p.m. here or go Madison City ...



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 ...



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 ...



10 North AL schools on state failing schools list  WAFF

Ten schools in North Alabama made the state's failing schools list under a new Alabama law that lets parents receive tax credits for sending their children to a ...



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 ...



Huntsville board fires Chapman Middle principal, assigns new principals at other schools  al.com

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- For the second time in two years, the principal of Chapman Middle School was fired Thursday night by the Huntsville school board.



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 ...



Twelve new members for Huntsville-Madison Athletic County Hall of Fame announced  al.com

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- Twelve former athletes with ties to the Tennessee Valley, including one of the University of Alabama's most celebrated female ...



What schools will be labeled as 'failing?'  al.com

MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- So what schools will be defined as "failing" under a new school choice bill approved by lawmakers. Michael Sibley, director of ...



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 ...



Groundbreaking held for 2 new Huntsville schools  WAFF

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



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



The 1,000 Best Eighth-Grade Boys Coming Into 2018  MileSplit

This *content* requires a MileSplit Pro plan. Join Now and select any plan for instant access! MileSplit Pro Join Now Already a Pro member? LOG IN. Among the ...



Carver's Hall; Dallas County's Moore receive AHSAA's "Making A Difference" Awards  Alabama News Network

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (ahsaa.com) – Seven individuals were honored as recipients of the AHSAA's “Making A Difference” Award Friday night at the ...



Huntsville homicide survivors speak of life after sons' murders  AL.com

Hearing about a murder on the news can conjure a mixed bag of emotion. But for most of us, those feelings usually stop once the story does. When it's your ...



26 young men presented at annual Beautillion Ball  The Huntsville Times - al.com

The 29th annual Beautillion Ball was an elegant evening that culminated with the presentation of 26 beaux.



About 3000 children fed on first day of Huntsville schools' Summer Feeding Program (updated)  al.com

The program, which serves a free breakfast, lunch and dinner to children 18 and younger, got off to a good, if somewhat slow, start Monday.



Grissom High's Tom Drake one of longest-serving principals in U.S.  al.com

Drake, 68, has spent nearly 44 of his 46 years in education as an administrator. He has spent all but one of those years with Huntsville City Schools.



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 ...



Madison County Commissioner Bob Harrison blasts Huntsville school board, superintendent for 'arrogance,' 'deception' on rezoning debate  al.com

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama - Madison County District 6 Commissioner Bob Harrison lashed out at Huntsville City Schools Superintendent Casey Wardynski and the ...



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 ...



Huntsville threatens to expel kids who video school fights  AL.com

Students in Huntsville City Schools who film school fights with their cell phones could be expelled from school. At last night's Huntsville City school board ...



New, transferred Huntsville principals to get incentive pay next school year  al.com

New and transferred principals in the Huntsville school district will be able to earn a total of about $100000 in incentive pay next school year, while new teachers ...



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

Increased marketing and awareness strategies are attributed for boosting applications for magnet programs by about 85 percent for Huntsville City Schools.



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