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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.



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.



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 ...



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

"We have at least an opportunity to put several million dollars in the bank account of the school system."



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.



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.



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 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 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.



A graduate says goodbye to Huntsville's Butler High School  AL.com

Butler aerial.JPG. Butler High School's 1960s-style modular, windowless building seen from the air. (File). They're closing my high school today. After 64 years ...



Student shot at North Carolina high school; suspect arrested  WAAY

Police have identified the North Carolina high school student who authorities say was fatally shot by a fellow student just before classes began.



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.



Unsolved Huntsville Murders of 2018  WAAY

Reward offered for any information leading to an arrest.



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 ...



Paul Finebaum talks funniest colleagues, classic rock  AL.com

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



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.



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

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama - Closing Butler High School is part of a plan submitted by Huntsville City Schools to the U.S. Department of Justice to end the ...



New city park at Campus No. 805 will honor site's Butler High roots  AL.com

Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle is recommending that a large grassy plaza being built at the Campus No. 805 entertainment venue be named S.R. Butler Green.



Clock says 0:00 forever: Butler High's home finale punctuates glorious basketball history  AL.com

Small crowd watches as Butler vanquishes Huntsville in final game at Butler gym.



Newlin Borland, Frances Gayle  Dothan Eagle

Frances Gayle Newlin Borland went home to be with the Lord February 12, 2019, surrounded by her family at Sacred Heart Hospital in Destin, Florida. She is a ...



Meadows, a Falcon legend and 'great uniter', dies at 94  Elk Valley Times

Coach John Louie Meadows of Scottsboro, Ala., a legend in high school football here in Lincoln County as well as in his native state, passed away Wednesday ...



Jim Cryer  Cookeville Herald Citizen

COOKEVILLE — Mr. Jim Cryer, 78 of Cookeville, Tennessee, passed from this life Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, at Signature Health Care of Putnam County in ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Fred "Don" Mincher  The Chattanoogan

Fred “Don” Mincher, 80, departed this world for a greater place with His Lord and Savior on Tuesday, February 12, 2019. He was Baptist in faith. Don was born in ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 School seniors get interviewing skills, job information at career fair  AL.com

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- Butler High School seniors spent Thursday afternoon learning more about their options after high school. The school hosted a career ...



Trevor Lacey a hoops phenomenon for Butler  The Huntsville Times - al.com

Butler High School's Trevor Lacey, the reigning Mr. Basketball, is the most highly sought-after unsigned recruit in the country. (The Huntsville Times/Bob Gathany).



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



Huntsville rabbi discusses massacre at his former synagogue in Pittsburgh  WAFF

A local Rabbi who has ties speaks out and shares his memories of the lives lost.



1 Student Injured in Accidental Shooting at Alabama Elementary School; At Least 44 Killed and 83 Injured by Guns at Schools So Far This Year  The 74

The 74 will be tracking gun-related injuries and deaths at schools throughout 2018. Bookmark this page for the latest reports, or sign up to receive updates ...



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.



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 ...



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

Toney and others to be honored at April 14 banquet.



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 ...



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 ...



Feds say no need for Huntsville school board's secrecy about Butler closing, rezoning, but board hears 'mixed message'  The Huntsville Times - al.com

The U.S. Department of Justice says that there was no need for months of secrecy surrounding plans to close Butler High and redraw zone lines across ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



15 high schools with the worst graduation rates  AL.com

There has been plenty of good news lately when it comes to graduation rates in Alabama. Earlier this month, State Superintendent Tommy Bice said the ...



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.



Long-time high school coach Glen Nunley honored by friends, colleagues, former players  al.com

HUNTSVILLE, AL. -- The athletes at Butler High School "back in the day" would occasionally wander into the library. Robin Conn/Huntsville TimesGlen Nunley, ...



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 ...



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 ...



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

Qualis Corp. CEO Elizabeth Morard credits several women business leaders for providing her a roadmap for success in government contracting. (Contributed by ...



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

Brown was wrestling star for Butler High and Auburn before winning interservice titles while in the Air Force.



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

This time the Justice Department tightened its focus and took aim squarely at current Huntsville school officials, at what they did and what they did not do when ...



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.



Butler 56, Madison County 47: Rebels survive, advance to Area 15 final  AL.com

Butler staved off possible permanent elimination by beating No. 7 Madison County 56-47 in the 5A area 15 playoffs. Butler High School is scheduled to close its ...



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 ...



All-Decade Basketball Teams: All-time expert picks  al.com

Those know the area's basketball roots best pick their all-time high school squad from the Huntsville area.



Building on tradition: Hanceville's Bulldog Wall of Fame to debut Friday night  CullmanSense

Local artist Jack Tupper works on the Bulldog Wall of Fame at Hanceville High School. The inaugural Bulldog Wall of Fame induction ceremony will begin just ...



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 ...



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.



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 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 ...



22 Alabama high schools where you're least likely to graduate: Wake Up Call  AL.com

There's good news when it comes to Alabama's high school graduation rate. But...



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 ...



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 ...



Huntsville native scores sports hall of fame goal  Theredstonerocket

Upcoming induction like 'crowning jewel'. Growing up in Huntsville's Sparkman Homes Housing area, Delvin Sullivan was determined to make sure he never ...



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.



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

Courtesy: Discovery CommunicationsDiscovery Channel founder John Hendricks is a graduate of Huntsville's Butler High School and the University of 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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Alabama's hard-rock and heavy-metal heyday  AL.com

Itineraries listed on backs of band tour T-shirts back then didn't just include the biggest markets. Hard-rock and heavy-metal's commercial heyday represented ...



Demolition begins on west wing of Stone Middle School to make way for breweries, music venue  AL.com

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- The wrecking ball's work began on Friday at Stone Middle School, which is slated to become west Huntsville's newest entertainment ...



Butler alumna has giving spirit all year long  al.com

HUNTSVILLE, AL -- Bethany Jenkins has helped a lot of people in her young life. The 24-year-old Butler High School alumna recently returned home to ...



Luxury cabin at center of Alabama One Credit Union scandal on auction block  AL.com

Georgia-based Rowell Auctions announced that it is managing the June 7 auction of the 108-acre "Butler Cabin" property in the community of Fosters.



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 ...



AHSAA announces 2017 Alabama High School Sports Hall of Fame class  WRBL

Twelve major contributors to prep athletics in Alabama have been selected from an outstanding field of 50 nominations for induction into the 27th class of the ...



Junior League of Huntsville names 2014 Butterfly Project scholarship recipients  al.com

The Junior League of Huntsville named 10 young women to the list of Butterfly Project scholarship recipients this year.



Rock N Roll Sushi coming this spring to Campus 805 in Huntsville  AL.com

A Birmingham-area sushi restaurant will debut in north Alabama this spring at the new Campus No. 805 development near downtown Huntsville.



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 ...



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

Huntsville now has the dubious claim of the most "failing" schools in Alabama. That's according to an updated list released by the Alabama Department of ...



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 ...



Tide football star's financial adviser sent to prison  AL.com

Rogers was also ordered to pay more than $1.7 million in restitution to the victims.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Two craft breweries and concert amphitheater coming to old Stone Middle School campus near downtown Huntsville  AL.com

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – By next summer, the old Stone Middle School campus on Governors Drive could be home to two popular Huntsville breweries as well ...



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..



A look at the demographics of Alabama's new list of failing schools  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 ...



Bob Labbe's career as TV sports personality was preceded by impressive athletic resume  The Huntsville Times - al.com

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- This isn't exactly breaking news, but let it be noted that not all sportscasters, sports anchors, sports editors or sportswriters qualified as ...



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 ...



Meet the District 4 candidates in Tuesday's election for Huntsville City Council  AL.com

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Tuesday's municipal election offers southwest Huntsville residents the choice of sticking with long-term incumbent City Councilman ...



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