Jerry Hayes, WHNT

Jerry Hayes


Huntsville, AL, United States

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Past articles by Jerry:

Alabama’s June Jam returns to Fort Payne

FORT PAYNE, Ala. – The country music band Alabama made a big announcement recently. And it will no doubt hit a high note with their fans. After accepting the V. I. Prewett lifetime achievement award from the Fort Payne Chamber of Commerce, founding band member Randy Owen told the audience what fans have waited years […] → Read More

Melissa George Night is personal for Huntsville Havoc owners

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The VBC has been home ice for the Huntsville Havoc since 2004. Team owners, Becky and Keith Jeffries started giving back to the community from that first season. “We have the greatest fans that any organization like this could have,” Becky told me, “They have supported us always.” The Havoc hosted special […] → Read More

Melissa George Night with the Huntsville Havoc 2023

The puck will drop on the 17th annual Melissa George Night with the Huntsville Havoc on Saturday, February 4. → Read More

Swim for Melissa ending after 17 years

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A lot of us look forward to a new year to make changes in our lives. For one Huntsville family, 2023 will be bittersweet. But they’re also encouraged about what’s to come. For the past 17 years, kids have been diving in to raise money and swim for Melissa. It’s been one […] → Read More

19 Rewind: A Horseshoe Trail Christmas

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – For many, this is the most wonderful time of the year. No one enjoyed Christmas more than the Higginbotham family in southeast Huntsville. Their holiday gift just kept growing and growing. If you drove down their street, you may have gotten the kids out of the vehicle for a closer look at […] → Read More

Remembering Alabama’s Jeff Cook

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Country music has lost a legend. Jeff Cook, a founding member of the country music group Alabama, died peacefully at his Destin, Florida home November 7th. Family and close friends were by his side. Jeff was 73. Jeff’s musical journey began when he 13, playing lead guitar and keyboards in bands. He […] → Read More

Cancer survivor says there is always hope

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month – a time to raise awareness and money for research and programs supporting those in the fight. → Read More

News 19’s Jerry Hayes joins ‘Real Men Wear Pink’ campaign

Join Jerry Hayes as he fundraises and spreads awareness for American Cancer Society’s Real Men Wear Pink of North Alabama! → Read More

19 Rewind: Former WHNT reporter remembers chasing Elvis in 1975

In 2005, News 19 reporters met with former WHNT reporter Dick Curtis at the hotel before it was demolished to talk about chasing down Elvis Presley in 1975. → Read More

Remembering WWII Veteran Sherwin Callander

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – We’ve lost another American hero. Gone, but not forgotten. Huntsville loses one of its most cherished World War II veterans. Sherwin Callander died at the Floyd E. Tutt Fann State Veterans Home. He moved to Huntsville 12 years ago, The Navy veteran was a welcomed site at events honoring those who […] → Read More

17th annual Miracle Bash and Swim for Melissa helping NICU babies

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The 17th annual Miracle Bash and Swim for Melissa are days away. The events raise money for the Melissa George Neonatal Memorial Fund. Money is used to buy life-saving equipment for the Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Huntsville Hospital for Women and Children. When parents pass through the doors into the […] → Read More

HPD officers help man get home

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – On every Huntsville police vehicle, you‘ll see the words “To Serve and to Protect.” Police departments around the country share that motto. We found a good example of what that means, thanks to a viewer. When there’s an emergency, we call the police. But officers respond to more than life or death […] → Read More

19 Rewind: Baking Bread

Years ago, in the 90’s, we did a segment called, “Hey Jerry, Do My Job.” Here’s a 19 Rewind as we visit the Great Harvest Bread Company when it was on Airport Road. → Read More

Decoration Day: A dying tradition?

This time of year, people across the south get together to put new flowers on the graves of loved ones. But some worry the tradition won’t last forever. → Read More

Alabama Band’s Fan Appreciation Weekend

FORT PAYNE, Ala. – The boys from Fort Payne will be hosting their 2022 Fan Appreciation Weekend in June. It’s a chance for Alabama fans to catch up with Jeff, Randy and Teddy. And to raise some money for some great causes. June 9th through the 12th, Fort Payne will be home to fans of […] → Read More

19 Rewind: Clear, cool water

JEFFERSON CO., Ala. – 40 years ago, if you were driving south on I-65, you may have seen some folks pulled off on the side of the road with a jug or a cup in their hand. One of our young reporters quenched his curiosity and stopped to see what was going on. We take you back to 1983 for this 19 Rewind. → Read More

Wearing their Easter best: All 28 of them

ALBERTVILLE, Ala. – When the doors opened Easter for services at the Albertville campus of Connect Church, something was different. Or in this case, a lot alike. Guys walking in were complimenting each other on their Easter outfits. Justin Davis is the Worship Arts Director. “You can chalk two people up to coincidence but when […] → Read More

19 Rewind: Heartland exhibit in AMHOF

TUSCUMBIA, Ala. – In 2006, some local boys hit the country music charts with a number one hit. “I Loved Her First,” was the first song from Heartland‘s debut album released in 2006. In the fall of 2017, we caught up with the boys in the band at the Alabama Music Hall of Fame in Tuscumbia. → Read More

Hearing impaired drum major ends musical journey on a high note

GURLEY, Ala. – High school graduation season is right around the corner. And for one Madison County senior, the year will end as the high note of her musical journey. When the Madison County High School Tigers marched into Friday night’s last fall, they were led by senior Leah St. Clair. She’s wrapping up a […] → Read More

19 Rewind: Alabama at Opryland 1981

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The boys in the band from Fort Payne are still on the road entertaining crowds across the country. That road and their music career began more than 50 years ago. In this 19 Rewind, we take you back to 1981 where a young WHNT News 19 reporter caught up with them at […] → Read More