🌱 RANA Contractor Declares Bankruptcy + HPD Hires Mental Health Staff

Hello, neighbors! I’m Amy Young, your host at Huntsville Daily. Let’s start this Thursday off right with a quick guide to the top things happening in the city, including updates on …

  • RANA’s contractor declared bankruptcy
  • HPD is staffed by mental health professionals
  • Lawsuit to build apartments in Monte Sano dismissed

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Lots of sun. High: 53 Low: 37.

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Here are the top stories in Huntsville today:

  1. Recycling Alliance of North Alabama’s contractor, RANA, has filed for bankruptcy. Red River Waste Solutions used to contract for RANA, but was bought out by Platform Capital, LLC, which has decided to hire new mechanics and drivers and will soon announce a renewal plan. (WAFF)
  2. The Huntsville Police Department is now fully staffed with mental health professionals. These “citizen correspondents” will go on mental health crisis calls with HPD officers. In addition, all HPD officers received training. (WHNT News 19)
  3. Lawsuit to build new ‘luxury housing’ on Monte Sano has been thrown out by a judge. The lawsuit says the proposed development would violate city zoning and traffic regulations. (WHNT News 19)
  4. A new Huntsville police officer pay raise goes into effect this week. This increase makes Huntsville a leader in the region and will enable them to hire competitively. (WHY)
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Today in Huntsville:

  • Friday night art walk – Holiday edition (17:00)
  • 2022 Business & Brews (Dec.) – Huntsville Madison County Chamber (5:00 p.m.)
  • STARS dance for a CURE (5:00 PM)
  • Jamison vs. Jasper — Varsity Boys Wrestling (6:00 p.m.)
  • Huntsville High vs. Madison Academy – Basketball for girls (18:00)
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From my notebook:

  • There will be a recycling collection this weekend to help catch up! If you have experienced delays, you are asked to leave your cart this weekend. (Details)
  • Tonight is the start of Galaxy of Lights Driving Nights! (Details)
  • Make sure everything is turned in for SHOP LOCAL-OPOLY by dropping off your game and bill board and your information at the chamber’s front desk or via email. (Details)

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You are officially in the loop for today. I’ll be back in your inbox tomorrow morning with another update!

Amy Young

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