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    Governor Bentley to visit a school and a prison in north Alabama Monday

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Governor Robert Bentley will begin his week at Limestone Correctional Facility in Harvest. He has a visit scheduled for 11am Monday. He’s expected to continue promoting his prison reform plan during his visit. A release from the governor’s office says: The current population at Limestone is 2,169, which is 133% of […]

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    Some school systems announce afternoon closings due to stormy weather

    TENNESSEE VALLEY – A handful of school systems have announced changes to afternoon schedules due to the storms expected to move through this evening. Check the latest forecast. AAMU – evening classes and activities canceled. Boys and Girls Club of North Alabama – no after school activities and no bus transportation. Decatur City Schools – […]

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    Event cancellations due to weather for March 31, 2016

    TENNESSEE VALLEY – This is a list of event changes due to the storms expected to move through this evening. Check the latest forecast. Guntersville Tree Commission – Harvey Cotten speaking event cancelled. If any other events cancel, we will update this list.  Please read our Closings Policy for more guidance on which closings we […]

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    Lawrence County facing budget cuts while housing market is strong

    MOULTON, Ala. (WHNT) – Lawrence County’s budget woes led the county commission to announce this week it was cutting the county personnel budget by around $1 million or 45 percent. The decision will mean cuts of between 30 and 50 jobs, county officials said. The county’s budget woes trace back to the closing of the […]

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    50,000 Louisiana college students could lose their scholarships

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Nearly 47,000 Louisiana students go to college tuition-free because of a state scholarship program. But that could soon change as a massive budget shortfall puts its funding in jeopardy. Another 3,000 students get a partial scholarship from the state program, known as TOPS. But none of them can know for sure […]

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    Waitress stiffed: ‘Tips are only for normal-looking people’

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A popular waitress at a Des Moins restaurant was closing out one of her tables Tuesday night when she found a note on the recepit. “At first, I felt really upset, I felt attacked, I almost felt like I was back in middle school all over again, like being bullied,” Taelor Beeck said. […]

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    Madison County Commissioners recognize Johnson Jags for state basketball title

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Wednesday, Madison County Commissioners took a break from their regularly scheduled meeting to welcome some very tall visitors.  They recognized some hometown heroes who brought a state title back to the Tennessee Valley. The boys’ basketball team from J.O. Johnson High School visited with commissioners, along with head coach Jack Doss. “I’m proud […]

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    It’ll be Smith vs. Jones for Lawrence County superintendent’s position; two incumbent superintendents lose

    A close and heated primary election has set the stage for more dramatics in the general election for the Lawrence County Superintendent of Schools, while it was a tough night for incumbents in other school districts across north Alabama. Jon Bret Smith won a three-man race for the Republican nomination in Lawrence County, defeating Jimmy […]

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    Lawrence County referendum: Will voters give it their support?

    MOULTON, Ala. – We are watching closely for the primary results from Lawrence County. Voters went to the polls today to vote on several issues, including  who will represent each party in the school superintendent race and the proposed sales tax hike for unincorporated parts of Lawrence County. Funds from the tax hike would go to the […]

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    Lawrence County voters will narrow field in race for next school superintendent

    MOULTON, Ala. (WHNT) — Lawrence County voters will narrow the field tomorrow in the race to become the next superintendent of the embattled school system. Five candidates, including Republicans Jimmy Black, Andy Bradford, Jon Bret Smith and Democrats Joey Burch and Thomas Jones, will compete in the March 1 primaries. The five men all work […]

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    Hundreds of jobs, millions of dollars at stake in Limestone County from prison shakeup

    HARVEST, Ala. (WHNT) – Dark clouds roll over the Limestone Correctional Facility on Wednesday. Who knows how much longer it has left? Governor Robert Bentley’s prison plan came out in legislative form on Tuesday. What is the plan? The Prison Transformation Initiative Act involves closing fourteen of the sixteen major correctional facilities in Alabama in order […]

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    School delays & closings – Thursday, February 11

    There are still a handful of lingering issues in some communities related to this week’s winter weather. Here are the latest schedule changes for Thursday: Lawrence County, TN Schools – 2 hour delay Giles County, TN Schools – 1 hour delay