Top 5 stories you missed including a Madison singer’s debut on American Idol

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Surprise, surprise! (@johnnyknoxmusic / Instagram)

Let’s get caught up, Huntsville. These top 5 stories from last week will bring you up to speed on some of the buzziest news around town.

1. 7 new building permits issued for large Huntsville-area projects

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This is one of many exciting new developments in Huntsville. (JH Berry & Gilbert / Facebook)

What’s happening: Seven million-dollar-plus permits were issued last week for the Huntsville area. Huntsville Logistics Center, located at Old Highway 20 and Gunters Way, is the biggest project, coming in at approximately $200 million.

Why it matters: This massive (we’re talking 2.2 million square feet) project is going to house commercial and industrial clients, bringing approximately 700 jobs to the area. During construction, set to be complete Q4 2023, the project will bring an additional 450 jobs to the area.

2. Madison singer off to a strong start in American Idol

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Johnny Knox is making Huntsville and Madison proud. (@johnnyknoxmusic / Instagram)

What’s happening: Johnny Knox, a self-proclaimed “Neo pop artist wannabe” won the golden ticket on season 21 of American Idol. He won the judges over in his knockout audition, bringing them sourdough bread and an original song.

Why it matters: Knox was born in Missouri but grew up in Madison, Alabama, attending Westminster Christian Academy. He’s representing his hometown well and heading straight to Hollywood.

3. Latest health score honor roll includes Little Rosie’s, Taco Mama

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Little Rosie’s new score lands them a spot on our health score honor roll. (Little Rosie’s / Facebook)

The honor roll:

Find the full list here.

4. Summer lake days are coming—5 amazing lakes near Huntsville

Smith Lake in Alabama—one of 5 amazing lakes near Huntsville
Who’s ready for warm, sunny lake days? (Smith Lake Alabama / Facebook)

The lakes:

5. Love to learn? Check out 4 places you can go to take on a new hobby

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Let’s learn! (Curtis Venetta / Hville Blast)

The spots:

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Sarah Gronberg
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