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Butler High property finds new owners in $4 million sale  AL.com

The Huntsville City School board voted on Sept. 15, 2016 to approve the sale of the Butler High School property to The Rock Family Worship Center for $4 ...



See how a megachurch transformed this shuttered 50-year-old high school  AL.com

Huntsville's S.R. Butler High School closed in 2015. In 2016, The Rock Family Worship Center reopened it as a church.



Doors closing on Butler High after 64 years in Huntsville  AL.com

The school that was founded 64 years ago to consolidate other schools now sees its students dispersed and its doors closed.



Back to School at Campus No. 805  Alabama Public Radio

(Huntsville, AL)-- Most people are wrapping up the school year, but one business in Huntsville has reason for people to spend their summers inside the.



Women in Business Luncheon Sept. 17  Times-Journal

Special to the Times-Journal. Jill Johnston grew up in Snellville, Georgia and transferred to Auburn University to attend pharmacy school. While at Auburn, she ...



Butler High Students officially say goodbye to their school, welcome new opportunities  whnt.com

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - Butler High School freshman, sophomores, and juniors participated in a bridging ceremony on Monday to mark the students' move ...



Butler High School site officially for sale  whnt.com

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — The HVAC unit is still running and the lights are still on, but Butler High School's doors have been closed since May. Huntsville ...



Butler High facing closure as part of Huntsville City Schools plan; no final decision made yet  The Birmingham News - al.com

No final decision has been made to close Butler, Blair said, but the school system has laid out plans to shutter the struggling school on Holmes Avenue.



Butler High School homecoming filled with memories of past, anxiety for future  whnt.com

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - Homecoming spirit is extra high for students at Butler High School -- and visiting alumni -- because they know it could be their last.



Church opens new location in old Huntsville high school  WHNT News 19

HUNTSVILLE Ala. -- Butler High School was once the site of math tests and basketball championships. Now the school has been transformed into a new church.



Butler High School’s last graduating class proud of their legacy  whnt.com

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - For the last time Butler High School Seniors clad in Rebel green and gold walked across the arena floor toward their graduation.



Stolen gun used in deadly Butler HS shooting  WAFF

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - The gun a student used to fatally shoot another student at Butler High School in Matthews Monday morning was stolen out of Gaston ...



Butler High School principal resigns post  al.com

Chad Laqua is the second first-year principal in Huntsville to resign in the past month. Kurus Jamison, principal of Davis Hills Middle School, is also leaving the ...



Huntsville West: Repurposing a Former School into a Coworking Community  Huntsville Business Journal

Passions run high when neighborhood schools face retirement. Residents and alumni get emotional reminiscing about passing notes in science class, sneaking ...



The Rock Family Worship Center announces Butler Sanctuary grand opening  AL.com

The Rock Family Worship Center has announced the grand opening of the new sanctuary at its Huntsville Campus and a month-long celebration of events to ...



Alabama Roots: David Dahl brings state's MLB All-Star total to 48  AL.com

Marcio Jose Sanchez. Former Oak Mountain High School standout David Dahl is representing the Colorado Rockies at the MLB All-Star Game on Tuesday night ...



Unsolved Huntsville Murders of 2018  WAAY

Reward offered for any information leading to an arrest.



Butler High School Graduation 5.23.2014 - al.com  al.com

S.R. Butler High School held it's graduation exercises Friday afternoon May 23, 2014 at the Von Braun Center Propst Arena.



The music plays on for Butler High School marching band  al.com

The band director at Johnson High, Steve Johnson was assigned by the school system to teach band during first period at Butler. But Johnson said he was told ...



Victim’s friends react after seeing Officer Darby’s body camera video of fatal shooting  WHNT News 19

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Wednesday was a difficult day in the courtroom where Huntsville Police Officer William Darby appeared for an immunity hearing on a ...



Dunnavant's 'Three Days At Foster' partly inspired by ex-Butler High star Danny Treadwell  al.com

Documentary on sale, and will be shown Tuesday at Athens State University.



Hidden History: Integration of Huntsville City Schools  rocketcitynow.com

More than half a century ago, Sonnie Hereford IV was the first African-American child to integrate public schools in the state of Alabama.



New Huntsville school zones shuffle hundreds of children in public housing  AL.com

Few groups in Huntsville are more affected by the city's new school attendance zones than students from public housing. Of the 1,090 school-age children living ...



Butler High School could remain open, new Huntsville superintendent says  al.com

Dr. Casey Wardynski on Tuesday confirmed that he would like to see the struggling school remain open. He said the building has a "good flow" and a "great new ...



Alabama native ready to lead NASA back to the moon  AL.com

Dr. Lisa Watson-Morgan is a native of Alabama's Rocket City and now the one in charge of getting astronauts to the lunar surface.



Protest held outside Huntsville schools' central office over alleged assault at Butler High (with video)  al.com

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- Intermittent rain didn't keep about half a dozen demonstrators from showing up today to support a Butler High School student who was ...



Two developers vying for old Valley Elementary building - Shelby County Reporter  Shelby County Reporter

PELHAM – Two developers hoping to breathe new life into the building that once housed Valley Elementary went before the Pelham City Council at a work ...



Hank Aaron leads Alabama's 100-homer hitters  AL.com

The players from Alabama colleges, high schools, industrial leagues and sandlots who've hit at least 100 MLB home runs.



Legendary HS football coach John Meadows passes away  AL.com

Meadows, who won two state titles over 34 seasons, is a member of seven hall of fames.



School Shootings List in Twenty Years Since Columbine: 240 and Counting  Westword

Twenty years ago tomorrow, on April 20, 1999, two seniors at Columbine High School killed twelve students and a teacher before taking their own lives in an ...



Butler High School to get new principal for 3rd time in 3 years  al.com

Lisa Hachar, principal of Butler High School, is pictured in a November 2012 photo taken at the school. The Huntsville school board voted on Thursday to move ...



Alabama Roots: Josh Donaldson joins 200 home run club  AL.com

AP Photo/John Amis. Atlanta Braves third baseman Josh Donaldson watches his home run fly over the fend during a National League game against the Miami ...



Paul Finebaum talks funniest colleagues, classic rock  AL.com

Courtesy photo. His first year as a weekly contributor on ESPN's "College GameDay," Paul Finebaum was surprised one Saturday when he encountered Bill ...



Grand opening held for SR Butler Green Park  WAFF

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - A new park is now open for use in Huntsville. A grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony was held for the new S.R. Butler Green ...



A classic Alabama pizzeria reopens  AL.com

Fear struck Big Ed's Pizza co-owner Darrell Denton. A repairman had just told Denton although he'd read *service*-manuals about parts like those inside the ...



Alabama suffers 25 boating deaths in 2019, the deadliest year on state waters since 1998  AL.com

Boating accidents across Alabama in the first 6 ½ months of 2019 have led to 25 deaths, a number that surpasses year-end totals for at least the past 20 years.



Michael Scott Hertzog  The Chattanoogan

Dr. Michael Scott Hertzog, beloved child of God, finished his earthly race and went home to his Lord and Savior on Sunday, April 14, 2019. Born June 7, 1955, ...



Huntsville Hall of Fame: Tony McGinnis 'helped establish' Butler program before great college career at Texas A&M  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 ...



Butler High JROTC commander is a natural leader and recent citizen  The Huntsville Times - al.com

HUNTSVILLE, AL - Eight years ago Chung-Thuy Pham was a little girl who could not speak English. Today, she's the new commanding cadet major of the Butler ...



The Rock Family Worship Center opens new location  WAAY

The Rock Family Worship Center is preparing for the grand opening of its new sanctuary in Huntsville.



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

The Huntsville School Board approved all the committee recommendations for naming four schools Thursday night before a full house and people standing in ...



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 ...



Former JO Johnson basketball coach suing Huntsville City Schools for racial discrimination  WAFF

Former J.O. Johnson High School head basketball coach Maurice Ford is suing the Huntsville City Board of Education and Dr. Casey Wardynski.



Justice Department slams Huntsville for creating "more segregated educational environments"  al.com

montesano.JPG. The Justice Department, among a handful of changes, urges the court to rezone Monte Sano Elementary from Huntsville High to Lee High.



New city park will debut today at Campus 805 in downtown Huntsville  AL.com

A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held this morning to celebrate the opening of S.R. Butler Green, a new city park at Campus No. 805 in Huntsville.



A Huntsville Times Q&A with Discovery Channel founder John Hendricks  al.com

HUNTSVILLE, AL -- With the aid of $5 million in investment capital and $20,000 out of his own pocket, former Huntsvillian John Hendricks was able to parlay a ...



Butler High senior named 'Youth of the Year' by Boys & Girls Club of North Alabama  al.com

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama - The Boys & Girls Club of North Alabama on Wednesday celebrated teens who prove that obstacles can be overcome as the club ...



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 ...



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 ...



Readers submit more historic schools that were abandoned, destroyed, repurposed  AL.com

After I wrote last week about historic schools in Alabama, readers responded with the names of more schools that have been destroyed, abandoned or ...



Huntsville has the most 'failing' schools in Alabama  The Huntsville Times - al.com

Birmingham City Schools had 10 so-called failing schools last summer, most in the state. Birmingham closed the doors at two. Huntsville has nine failing schools ...



Revisiting Huntsville's history of lynching and segregation  AL.com

By Jane DeNeefe, co-director of Huntsville African American History Project and author of Rocket City Rock and Soul: Huntsville Musicians Remember the ...



Huntsville police officer teaches citizens about dangers of gangs  al.com

The 57-year-old law enforcement veteran strives to be a catalyst of change for teens in the community by mentoring youths about the dangers and pitfalls of ...



15 high schools with the worst graduation rates  AL.com

There's been plenty of good news lately when it comes to graduation rates in Alabama.



Tony McGinnis, Huntsville's Young Professional of the Year, finds a higher calling after basketball  The Huntsville Times - al.com

Tony McGinnis, executive director of the Harris Home for Children, was recently named Young Professional of the Year by the Chamber of Commerce of ...



Huntsville Hall of Fame: Wrestling champ Steve Brown  The Birmingham News - al.com

This is one in a daily series of profiles on the incoming class of the Huntsville-Madison County Athletic Hall of Fame. The class will be inducted at a banquet on ...



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 Roots: 47 MLB All-Stars  AL.com

Former Lee-Huntsville/Wallace State star Craig Kimbrel will be at the MLB All-Star Game for the seventh time on Tuesday.



New test scores show students in Madison County rank among best and least prepared in Alabama  AL.com

North Alabama 10th-graders fared better than the state average on their ACT Plan tests last year but, considering Alabama's statewide scores, that is not ...



A look at the demographics of Alabama's new list of failing schools  The Huntsville Times - al.com

Alabama's list of failing schools didn't change that much, nor did the demographic makeup of those schools. They remain consistently poor and nearly always ...



More photos of famous people who graduated from Alabama high schools  AL.com

By Kelly Kazek. Recently, I wrote about celebrities or well-known people who attended Alabama high schools and invited readers to submit additional names.



UAH College of Nursing welcomes Dr. Thuy Lam Lynch  UAH News

As a young patient in the hospital Thuy Lam Lynch ('97 BSN, '01 MSN) encountered a nurse who was kind and caring, "she made my hospital experience less ...



It's all smiles for Dr. Anthony Toney and his family as he enters Hall of Fame  The Huntsville Times - al.com

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- Anthony Toney, who was born and raised in Huntsville, was one of Ambrose and Laura Toney's nine children. Former Butler and ...



Teen says kayaking trip ended in beating, rape threats  Alabama Public Radio

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A teenager says a kayaking trip down an Alabama river ended with him and his friends being beaten and threatened with sexual.



Henderson Flash enters third season with a few familiar faces  The Gleaner

The Henderson Flash enters their third season with a lot of new faces, but there will be a few familiar ones for fans of the summer collegiate baseball team.



HPD officers awarded for youth gang prevention  WAFF

Three members of the Huntsville Police Department were honored for their community *service* at a banquet hosted by the 100 Black Men of American on ...



No high school physics not acceptable to group holding education symposium Friday  AL.com

Physicist Cydale Smith was stunned by that lack of academic offerings when he visited Butler High School, his alma mater, in February to try building a Science ...



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.



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

Cap and gown season begins in less than two weeks with 24 high schools in Madison County holding commencement ceremonies. Lee High School graduation ...



How one Rocket City native persevered to lead a top engineering company in Huntsville  The Huntsville Times - al.com

Jan Hess was named president of Teledyne Brown Engineering and the Engineered Systems segment of Teledyne Technologies.



Meet the 2 candidates vying for the Huntsville school board's District 5 seat  AL.com

mathews hill boe. Carlos Mathews and Pam Hill are running for the Huntsville school board's District 5 seat. The election will be Aug. 23, 2016. (File). Pam Hill ...



Alabama-based website DealNews celebrates 20 years  AL.com

The vibe of the crew at DealNews is quirky and fun, much like the old YMCA building they recently occupied in downtown Huntsville.



West Huntsville’s Stone Middle has a new name, at last  whnt.com

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - In a video released Wednesday, developers unveiled the name of the entire 13-acre mixed-use development project that will ...



Johnson’s Jarius Grayson named MVP on All-City football team  whnt.com

Senior running back/defensive back Jarius Grayson was named the Most Valuable Player among Huntsville City Schools' football teams and Lee's Tony Woods ...



JCPenney liquidation sale leads Huntsville woman to lost class ring  WAFF

Nineteen years ago, a Huntsville woman ordered a class ring after graduating high school. She never received it, but she moved on and eventually forgot about ...



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 ...



New veteran outpatient medical clinic in Huntsville a longtime 'labor of love' for VA  AL.com

The new U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs clinic in Huntsville was packed Wednesday morning as hundreds of military, political leaders and members of the ...



Parents invited to learn more about Majority to Minority transfers in Huntsville City Schools  whnt.com

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - A series of meetings is underway to inform parents about the Majority to Minority transfer process in Huntsville City Schools.



Alabama's MLB All-Stars: Only 3 ahead of Craig Kimbrel now  AL.com

Boston Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel is on the American League's pitching staff for Major League Baseball's annual All-Star Game on Tuesday night in Miami.



Excess capacity to factor into school closings  al.com

HUNTSVILLE, AL -- Butler High School tops the list of 11 schools that face having their doors shut for good because of excess capacity as the Huntsville school ...



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 ...



Girl beaten, stripped in school bathroom granted transfer  WAFF

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - The mother of a Butler High School student said her daughter was beaten and stripped of her shirt and bra in a school bathroom.



What happened to Casey Wardynski? Behind the Huntsville school superintendent's sudden resignation  AL.com

It took less than 48 hours for Huntsville City Schools Superintendent Casey Wardynski to tell the school board he was resigning, to announce it to the public, and ...



Huntsville civil rights pioneer Sonnie Hereford recalls attempts to stop desegregation of schools 50 years ago  al.com

The retired physician remembers finding Fifth Avenue School locked - and surrounded by a throng of parents opposed to integration -- on Sept. 3, 1963..



Huntsville City Schools Announce Rezoning Plans, Public Forums  whnt.com

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - The Huntsville Board of Education held a public work session on Thursday to discuss rezoning plans for city schools. Dr. Casey ...



Gus Hergert's award-winning TV career leads to a Special Achievement Award by Hall of Fame  The Huntsville Times - al.com

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- An Army brat who was born in Hawaii, Gus Hergert III attended Butler High School in Huntsville from 1972-75, played football, ran ...



Fired Butler principal rehired for central office job during action-packed Huntsville board meeting  al.com

The school board also discussed raising the salaries of 103 teachers and approved a contract for an education consultant at Thursday's meeting. The meeting ...



Former Alabama star Kenneth Darby's life savings lost in Huntsville stock swindle, lawsuit claims  AL.com

Kenneth Darby.JPG. Former Alabama running back Kenneth Darby, shown here against Auburn at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala., on Nov. 18, 2006 ...



Glen Nunley, 76, was one of Huntsville's most successful athletes and coaches  al.com

Glen Murphy Nunley, 76, died at home Monday and will be remembered as one of Huntsville greatest multi-sports athletes and most effective motivators during a ...



Sewage, lies, and bad loans: How a Tuscaloosa fraudster ensnared one of Alabama's largest credit unions  AL.com

Danny Ray Butler, high school drop-out and Tuscaloosa used car salesman, had plans. In the unincorporated community of Fosters, Al., Butler built a grocery ...



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

Graduation week is ready to start Day 2, with Bob Jones and James Clemens high schools holding commencements today. Siddhu Srikakolapu, 2015 Bob ...



Huntsville Hall of Fame: Mark Hutchison was baseball standout from youth league through Auburn days  The Huntsville Times - 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 ...



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 ...



Jacoway among 12 new members inducted into Alabama High School Sports Hall of Fame  Northwest Georgia News

MONTGOMERY – Twelve major contributors to prep athletics in Alabama were inducted into the 27th class of the Alabama High School Sports Hall of Fame ...



Alabama Accountability Act: 78 schools listed as failing (updated)  al.com

The Alabama Department of Education this morning released the list of "failing" schools where parents will be eligible for a state income tax credit to help send ...



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

Huntsville school board member Laurie McCaulley says it did not. Some of the religious and civic leaders behind the opposition to the school district's rezoning ...



Father and son who integrated Huntsville public schools recreate famous walk into civil rights history (photo gallery & video) (updated)  The Birmingham News - al.com

Fifth Avenue School is no longer there, replaced by a hospital building, but neither are segregationists who stopped Hereford and his father from registering on ...



Huntsville's Holy Family Catholic School marks 50th anniversary of integrated classrooms (photos)  The Birmingham News - al.com

With a prayer for peace, Huntsville's Holy Family Catholic School celebrates 50th anniversary of leading the integration of Alabama's classrooms.



Qualis Corp. set to celebrate 25 years in Huntsville  AL.com

CEO Elizabeth Morard says she learned from a strong group of successful women business leaders.



U.S. Space & Rocket Center board hires Dr. Deborah Edwards Barnhart as new CEO  al.com

HUNTSVILLE, AL -- The U.S. Space & Rocket Center board voted unanimously today to hire Dr. Deborah Barnhart to succeed Larry Capps as CEO. Barnhart ...



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