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Hospital District meets on fate of HMH in two-hour closed session, no details released

Board chair, administrator, acknowledge Walker County Hospital Corporation bankruptcy  possible and sale of facility may be on table By Rich Heiland Free Press Publications, LLC For Walker County News Today             FOUR OF FIVE board members of the Walker County Hospital District met for two hours Thursday afternoon in closed ...

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Southwood Subdivision to Remain Residential

by Walker County News Today staff After several recent meetings highlighted by citizen’s protesting against the City for attempting to rezone residential neighborhoods to allow for commercial development, the Huntsville City Council has decided to leave one such neighborhood alone, at least for now. Readers may recall our previous reporting ...

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Walker County Hospital District: A Board in Chaos?

by Walker County News Today staff At last week’s meeting of the Walker County Hospital District’s Board of Managers, there was lengthy debate concerning whether current Board Chairperson Anne Karr-Woodard has the authority to spend district funds without board approval.  There was also discussion about whether the district is even ...

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Walker County Hospital District holds Ballot Draw

by Walker County News Today staff On Monday the Walker County Hospital District held their ballot draw to determine candidate placement on the upcoming November ballot. The only two candidates in attendance were challenger Tina Wagamon Felder and incumbent Anne Karr-Woodard.  Staffers Kelli Molina and Ralph Beaty as well as ...

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Hospital District Takes no Action After Closed Session on Sale of Property

Property tax rate lowered By Rich Heiland Free Press Publications, LLC For Walker County News Today This article updated to correct an error, noted below in boldface.             THE WALKER COUNTY Hospital District’s Board of Managers met with its lawyer in closed session for more than an hour Wednesday night at ...

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Riverside Holds Ballot Draw for Upcoming Election

by Walker County News Today staff At 10:00 am on Tuesday morning at Riverside City Hall, political hopefuls gathered for the official “ballot draw” to determine each candidate’s placement on the ballot for the upcoming November election. In what is believed to be the first contested Riverside City Council election ...

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Sale of Hospital on Closed Session Agenda for District Managers

By Rich Heiland Free Press Publications, LLC For Walker County News Today           THE WALKER COUNTY Hospital District Board will hold an executive session prior to its monthly meeting Wednesday, 6 p.m. 2ndFloor Meeting Room A, Huntsville Memorial Hospital. That executive session will be to discuss ...

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Huntsville Council to Consider Zoning Change, This Time at 75/Southwood Drive

By Rich Heiland Free Press Publications, LLC For Walker County News Today             THE HUNTSVILLE CITYCouncil will consider changing the development classification of a piece of land on Southwood Drive at Highway 75 from Neighborhood Conservation to Management when it meets Tuesday, 6 p.m., in Council Chamber, City hall. The ...

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Huntsville City Council Votes to Re-Zone GA White Subdivision

by Walker County News Today staff In an emotionally charged, publicly protested move, the Huntsville City Council voted 6-1 last Tuesday night to allow commercial development in a portion of a neighborhood previously protected from such development. The vote was the latest setback in a two-year fight by members of ...

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Huntsville City Council to Consider 8.7% Tax Increase

by Walker County News Today staff One of the items on the agenda for tonight’s (August 7) Huntsville City Council Meeting is a proposal to increase property taxes by 8.7%. This potential increase would affect anyone who owns or rents taxable property in the City, including residential, commercial, and investment ...

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