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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 ...



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.



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.



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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

They're closing my high school today. After 64 years on Huntsville's west side and after this afternoon's graduation, it's goodbye S.R. Butler High, goodbye green ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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.



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.



Legendary HS football coach John Meadows passes away  AL.com

By Daniel Boyette and John Ferry. Hall of fame high school football coach John Meadows, who won 271 games and two state titles over 34 seasons, died ...



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 ...



Incumbent, former legislator and two political novices running for Senate, House races  The Decatur Daily

Medicaid, a lottery and preparing the workforce for the Mazda Toyota plant and other employers are among issues cited by candidates for Senate District 2 and ...



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 ...



Butler High School To Get New Principal For 3rd Time Since 2011  whnt.com

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) -- Butler High School will have a new principal this fall, the school's third leadership change in three years. This year has seen ...



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

At 8:39 p.m. Friday, Butler's Damion Jones calmly coaxed in the second of his two free throws before a semi-ceremoniously, nice-game departure straight to the ...



4 candidates looking for Senate District 2 seat | Elections  The Decatur Daily

MONTGOMERY — Two Republicans and two Democrats are on Tuesday's primary ballots for Alabama Senate District 2, which includes southwest Limestone ...



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

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 ...



Former Butler football players to honor Hall of Fame Coach John Meadows  whnt.com

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - Long-revered Huntsville Times Sports Editor John Pruett wrote in 1977, "as long as there is a football team at Butler High School, ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Huntsville rabbi discusses massacre at his former synagogue in Pittsburgh  WAFF

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - The ambush that killed 11 people and injured six in what is considered to be the deadliest anti-Semitic attack in the United States ...



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 ...



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 ...



Former high school teacher accused of pulling out a gun during an immigration policy protest  WGHP FOX 8 Greensboro

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A former high school teacher in Alabama was arrested after authorities said he pulled out a gun during an immigration policy protest.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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).



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 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 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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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.



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.



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

By naming a downtown road after native son Dr. Joseph Echols Lowery, a nationally-recognized minister and civil rights leader, Huntsville has taken another ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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

Parents concerned about school discipline, say both.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- Huntsville City Schools' local television channel, ETV, will broadcast live all seven of the city's high school graduation ceremonies, ...



10 North AL schools on state failing schools list  WAFF

MONTGOMERY, AL (WAFF) - Ten schools in North Alabama made the state's failing schools list under a new Alabama law that lets parents receive tax credits ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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.



WHNT News 19 Special Report: Gang Signs  WHNT

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - Gang activity is something most people only associate with large cities or lower income neighborhoods, but that's not the case ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Why the west Huntsville housing market is expected to boom  whnt.com

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - Could west Huntsville become the new Five Points? This in the know will tell you the area roughly encompassed by the Parkway ...



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

Darby, who starred at Huntsville's Butler High School, was aware of the short-lived nature of an NFL career, the lawsuit argues and he had accumulated more ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



This day in Huntsville history: In 2004, long-time car dealer dies weeks before 80th birthday  AL.com

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- This day in Huntsville history: 10 years ago: Ray Pearman, who brought the first Lincoln-Mercury dealership to Huntsville in 1961, ...



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. Rock N Roll ...



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 schools go high tech with laptops, iPads  al.com

The district has bought more than 3600 computers over the past month as part of Superintendent Casey Wardynski's push to create a 21st-century school ...



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

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama - Exactly 50 years later, Dr. Sonnie Hereford III and his son, Sonnie Hereford IV, walked down a Huntsville sidewalk this morning toward ...



West Huntsville emerges as Huntsville's next hot district  AL.com

As Huntsville's school districts change and its downtown booms with commercial and residential projects, people are wondering what's next. Where's the next ...



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 ...



Larger class sizes, fewer teachers and staff to meet Huntsville, Madison students on first day of school  al.com

Some class sizes are expected to be much larger this year. In Huntsville, there will be about 35 fewer state-funded teachers, according to data from the state.



More than 200 Hispanic students absent in Huntsville following immigration law ruling  al.com

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- More than 200 Hispanic students failed to show up for school in Huntsville Thursday, the day after a federal judge allowed most of ...



Eight-foot-tall security fence planned for Lee High School in northeast Huntsville  The Huntsville Times - al.com

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- The new Lee High School on Meridian Street promises to stand out for more than its attractive brick facade. When students and ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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