These are some stories from the 10/4/12 version of Tennessee Valley news update (633, 733, 833am, 304, 404, 504, 604pm) …
HUNTSVILLE AL - Things got a bit heated during last night’s Huntsville City School Board meeting. The Huntsville Times reports parents and supporters of recently bullied students said school officials weren’t doing enough to protect students. Huntsville superintendent Casey Wardinski said “incidents in the school occur when the students are not where they are supposed to be, such as being ‘in a bathroom 20 minutes after class begins’”. The meeting follows months of complaints about bullying in Huntsville City Schools. You can find a link to this story on our Facebook page.
BOAZ AL - Big changes could be coming in the city of Boaz, as Mayor Tim Walker is pushing ahead with a new plan for the city’s outlet stores in his city. WHNT reports the plan calls for tearing down all but three of the buildings, and replacing them with basketball courts, an aquatic complex with indoor and outdoor pools, and other recreational facilities. Walker says Boaz was once the perfect place for the outlet stores, but not anymore. Purchase of the outlet buildings and land would cost about 2 million dollars.
MADISON COUNTY AL - The Madison County Health Department is offering additional flu clinics in New Hope and Huntsville. The New Hope Children’s Clinic will provide free flu shots for infants, children and women each Friday. On October 10th in New Hope, another clinic will open at the District 3 shed from 9am until noon. Huntsville Hospital’s mobile medical unit will be at Manna House in Huntsville October 17th and 24th … and also at Chase Park Church of Christ on Winchester Rd on October 18th.
ATHENS AL - The Athens Courier reports the Limestone County Commission is considering a change at the Athens Farmers Market. In August, the commission voted to expand the market from two days to five days a week. They also voted to keep the market open from April to December. Now, County Commission Chairman Stanley Menefee says it might be beneficial to limit the market to just three days per week due to a decline in patrons. A decision could come next week.
TENNESSEE VALLEY - There’s another full events calendar for our listening area … The North Alabama Scottish Festival is tomorrow from 9-5 at Sharon Johnston Park near New Market. The parade begins at 11. The Madison Street Festival is also tomorrow in downtown Madison with its parade starting at 8-30. Both events are open to the public. Also, the Alabama Burlesque Festival is tonight and tomorrow night at the Flying Monkey Arts Theatre in Lowe Mill. The event begins at 8 both evenings. There is an admission fee.
HUNTSVILLE AL We have been running off and on low power over the past three days due to a failure with an air conditioning unit at the transmitter. Many metro-Huntsville listeners didn’t notice a difference, but we could no longer reach some outlying areas. The new unit was installed yesterday and we are currently at full power. Thanks to everyone who contacted us. You can always send us a comment at WLRH.ORG or through our Facebook page.