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    End of an Era: Robert Reeves, reflects on Butler High memories as his school closes for good

    Someone once said, “all good things must come to an end.” I’m not sure I agree with that, especially when we are talking about the closing of S.R. Butler High School. Now don’t get me wrong, this is not an editorial or a rant about the Huntsville City School system. This is just expressing a […]

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    Your chance to own a piece of Butler High history

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – With the closing of Butler High, Huntsville City School administrators were tasked with deciding what to do with decades of school memorabilia. In going through the gym and field houses, school system employees found everything from baseball uniforms to signed basketballs, cheerleading megaphones to 1950s team photos, even the old City Football Championship trophy. […]

  • Butler High Students officially say goodbye to their school, welcome new opportunities

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Butler High School freshman, sophomores, and juniors participated in a bridging ceremony on Monday to mark the students’ move to Columbia, Grissom, Huntsville, Johnson, and Lee High Schools. Principals, students and staff members from each of the high schools greeted the Butler students with open arms as they crossed a bridge on […]

  • Lawrence County residents organize fight against proposed tax increase for schools

    SPEAKE, Ala. (WHNT) – There’s a fight brewing in Lawrence County, and it all has to do with funding for the county’s school system. School leaders say they need a tax increase to make up for money lost when the county’s largest employer shut down. “And we’re hearing all kinds of numbers that’s being thrown […]

  • Butler baseball team wraps up last homestand on brink of school closing its doors

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – After a school year mired in uncertainty, it is all but a done deal that Butler High School will be closing its doors at the end of this year. A federal judge still has to make it official, but while the decision looms, Butler’s student-athletes have been tasked with the responsibility […]

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    School Closings & Delays: Friday, March 6

    (WHNT) – The following school closing and delays are effective for Friday, March 6 due to winter weather.  Please monitor our forecast section on or for the latest information. AAMU: Closed Friday ALCA Chapters 1 and 2 – “Building Bridges” workshop at Athens State University on Friday is cancelled. Arab City Schools: 3 hour delay Friday […]

  • Decatur superintendent announces Friday’s school closing in a unique way

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) — Icy covered roads mean no school for many school kids in north Alabama again Friday. Decatur City Schools Superintendent Ed Nichols had some fun announcing the closing to his school district. See it in the video above. Nichols says since Governor Bentley issued a State of Emergency for several of the […]

  • Winter Weather Watches and Warnings March 3 Ice accumulations likely Thursday

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Ice accumulation remains likely across the Tennessee Valley later this week. The valley is not under a winter storm watch yet, but Ben Smith says that could change later Tuesday afternoon. Ben has a detailed post on this latest winter weather event on our weather blog, Ben says the best […]

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    North Alabama school systems deciding what to do about missed days

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Over the last two weeks, there are have been dozens of school delays and closings around the Tennessee Valley due to winter weather.  Many school leaders are now weighing their options on make-up days. The areas three largest school systems – Huntsville, Madison and Madison County – have no weather days […]

  • wednesday-night This weather is more insane than March Madness

    Most of the time when we talk about March Madness, it’s about basketball. Buzzer beaters and the #12 seed making a run to the Sweet Sixteen. Well, this time it’s all about the weather. In the month of March, all bets are off. We can literally get anything and this week could live up to […]

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    School Closings & Delays for Friday, February 27th

    TENNESSEE VALLEY (WHNT) – The following is a list of school delays and closings for Friday, February 27, 2015.  Check the latest forecast here. AAMU: Open at 10 a.m. Albertville City Schools: Closed Arab City Schools: Closed Athens Bible School: Opens at 11 a.m. Athens City Schools: 3 hour delay Athens State University: Open at […]

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    An explanation of WHNT’s Closings Policy, and helpful suggestions for businesses

    WHNT News 19 is Taking Action to get you the information you need the most in severe weather. We want to provide this to you and your family in a timely manner. During the heavy snow we saw this week, most of our phone calls and emails were about roads. Another large portion of the […]