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Blake Williams


Huntsville, AL, United States

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Past articles by Blake:

Groundbreaking event held at SouthPoint Business Park in Huntsville

The new facility will be the largest speculative industrial building in North Alabama, once complete, at more than 400,000 square feet. → Read More

Partners in Education Breakfast in Limestone County

LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. – The Greater Limestone County Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for back-to-school with the annual Partners in Education breakfast. Each public and private school in Limestone County is partnered with a chamber member for the upcoming school year. The chamber says the goal of the partnership is to build a better […] → Read More

Zaxby’s holds fundraiser for Athens Fire and Rescue Auxiliary

An Athens fast-food chain is showing its appreciation to firefighters. → Read More

YOUR PHOTOS: Strong to severe storms move across the Valley

The Weather Authority is tracking storms that are moving across the Tennessee Valley that are producing heavy downpours, frequent lightning, and strong wind gusts When safe to do so, you can share your storm photos with us by emailing, posting them on our Facebook page, or tweeting them to us @whnt. Track heavy storms […] → Read More

Huntsville Utilities responding to multiple power outages

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Utilities are responding to multiple power outages. A vehicle accident on Butler Road caused an outage in the Hazel Green/New Market area. Outage in southwest Huntsville from Drake Avenue south to Martin Road and from Triana Boulevard east to Memorial Parkway. Outage in northeast Huntsville from Oakwood Avenue south to […] → Read More

Montgomery Police searching for missing teenager

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Montgomery Police are searching for a missing 17-year-old. According to an alert from the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, Lesley Luna Pantaleon was last seen wearing black pants, shirt, and shoes on June 24, 2020 in the area of Perry Street in Montgomery. If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of Lesley […] → Read More

Limestone County Sheriff’s Office recognizes citizen for assisting deputy with arrest last week

LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. – The Limestone County Sheriff’s Office is recognizing Terry Elmore from Elkmont. He assisted deputy Jason Pendergrass in apprehending David McKinney after a pursuit last Wednesday. Sheriff Mike Blakely presented Elmore with a certificate of appreciation. honorary deputy certificate and a cracker barrel gift card. → Read More

The Square Arts & Entertainment District Opens Friday in downtown Athens

A new addition to downtown Athens is opening Friday just in time for a popular downtown event. → Read More

Portion of Old Highway 31 closing next week in Decatur

DECATUR, Ala. – On Monday, June 15, a portion of Old Highway 31 in Decatur will be closed. Crews will be repairing drainage pipes along the route from Mill Road to Hamaker Street. The work will begin Monday at 8 a.m and is expected to be finished Thursday, June 18, weather permitting. → Read More

Athens City Schools confirmed superintendent requested to be put on administrative leave

ATHENS, Ala. – Athens City Schools confirmed superintendent Dr. Trey Holladay requested to be put on administrative leave. Board members voted unanimously at Thursday’s night school board meeting to approve the leave. WHNT News 19 learned on Tuesday that the FBI was doing “law enforcement action” at Holladay’s home. According to the school system’s communication […] → Read More

Morgan County Schools begins national search for next superintendent

The search begins for the next Superintendent for Morgan County Schools → Read More

Successful opening day at the Athens Saturday Market

With the warm weather, people rushed to the Green Street Pavilion to purchase produce and goods Saturday morning. → Read More

Athens Lions Club Cancels 2020 Kiddie Carnival due to COVID-19

A popular tourist attraction in Athens will not being opening this summer due to the coronavirus. → Read More

Rollover Wreck in Limestone County Leaves 2 in the Hospital

LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. – A single vehicle rollover wreck left two people in the hospital Wednesday night. Captain Tony Kirk with the East Limestone Volunteer Fire Department said the driver of the vehicle lost control while traveling westbound on Highway 72 near the Mooresville Road intersection. Kirk said the vehicle flipped multiple times leaving crews […] → Read More

Limestone County Rodeo postponed indefinitely

LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. – The Limestone County Sheriff’s Rodeo has been postponed indefinitely. The sheriff’s office made the announcement Thursday morning. The release says the uncertainty of when and how public events will be safe to hold went into the decision. The sheriff’s office is hopeful the 38th Annual Limestone County Sheriff’s Rodeo can be […] → Read More

Athens police searching for robber who took vehicle at gunpoint

ATHENS, Ala. – Athens police said a man took someone’s vehicle at gunpoint early Wednesday morning. The robbery happened around 5:30 a.m. in the parking lot of Eastside Junction, police said. The victim told officers he parked in the parking lot to go to work and was approached from behind by a masked man who […] → Read More

Athens Fire & Rescue Chief Announces Retirement

Athens Fire & Rescue Chief Bryan Thornton will retire at the end of May after nearly 28 years of service. → Read More

CDC adds new COVID-19 symptoms to list

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has added six new symptoms to its list of coronavirus symptoms. The list now includes chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat and new loss of taste or smell as symptoms. People who exhibit these symptoms should contact their health provider, the CDC said. People […] → Read More

Oakwood University students asked to leave campus by March 20 due to COVID-19

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Oakwood University is increasing its response to COVID-19 after the first case was reported in Alabama. According to a news release, Oakwood University students are asked t… → Read More

LIVE BLOG: Storm reports and warnings from across the Tennessee Valley – January 11, 2020

TENNESSEE VALLEY - The Storm Prediction Center has issued a Tornado Watch for multiple counties across the Valley. A tornado watch is in effect until 1 p.m. → Read More