Handel’s severs ties with Huntsville franchisee over racist posts

Updated: Jun. 19, 2020 at 6:24 PM CDT
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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - The Handel’s Ice Cream on U.S. 72 in Huntsville will be getting a new owner.

The company officially severed ties with Rick Jarrell after being notified about a series of racial social media posts earlier this week.

On his Facebook page, Jarrell used racial slurs about growing up in Birmingham in the 1950s.

The ice cream shop remains closed, but the company says they are working to find a new owner for the Huntsville location.

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