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City recognizes employees
The city of Madison has recognized the following employees with service pins: Marvin Baker, mayor's office, 15 years; Steve Wilkerson, police, five years; Kenny Palmer, police, 15 years; Mike Allen, police, 10 years; Monique Johnson, public works, 10 years. Mayor Jan Wells presented the service pins to the employees.
Huntsville ranks third in national best places to live and work
Adding to the list of recognitions for economic stability and desirability, Huntsville achieved the third ranking of best places to live and work in America in Employment Review Magazine's eighth annual index.
The national publication basis its list on community economics, substantial job growth, good schools, recreation, cultural events, along with other factors.
Huntsville was described as a highly prosperous city with affordability being cited as the key. The city was also credited with maintaining a stable economy during unstable times and being a leader in technological advancement.
Another determining factor contributing to the city's high ranking was the average annual salary per employee – second only to Atlanta in the south as well above state and national averages. The Huntsville metro area's favorable cost of living index information and a 17 percent growth rate to 2008 added to its attractiveness in overall competition for the top spots.
The ranking is the latest addition to a lengthy list of national designations garnered by the Huntsville/Madison County region.

Madison

Brooms, mops in Lions Club sale to raise funds for vision projects

Harvest

Local musicians to jam at Madison Street Festival

Madison

Trash Pandas fall 4-2, Tennessee evens series

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Athletic Hall Of Fame Accepting Nominations

Harvest

Railyard BBQ Brawl and Music Festival returns Oct. 29

Bob Jones High School

Tommy Overcash appointed to Madison Board of Education

Madison

Children vulnerable for troubled mental health, Cook says

Madison

Fast start leads Trash Pandas to 9-5 in playoff game 1 win

Harvest

Updating state’s 1901 Constitution on November ballot

James Clemens High School

Boynton champions languages with ‘A Seal of Biliteracy’

Madison

Jessica Penot to discuss ‘Haunted North Alabama’

Madison

MSF shows artistic influences at Artist Alley, Crafters Cove and Student Art Tent

Bob Jones High School

Bob Jones, James Clemens command National Merit totals for Alabama

Bob Jones High School

Coaches White and McGehee speak in ‘Sittin’ With the Supe’

Huntsville

Dr. Charles L. Karr named President of UAH

Madison

Trash Pandas clinch second half title with 5-2 win, playoffs start next week

Harvest

Master Gardeners set for Fall Plant Sale on Sept. 24

Madison

Senior center conducts food drive, ceramics sale

Madison

MSF doubles Children’s Area, changes shuttle stops

Madison

POLICE: Two men arrested after injuring woman in burglary attempt

Business

The Matt Curtis Real Estate website recognized with international award

Madison

Madison Visionary Partners and Opera Huntsville to present free opera program at Home Place Park

Madison

Madison Boulevard paving scheduled for Thursday

Huntsville

Opera Huntsville to present ‘Bluebeard’s Castle’

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