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  • John Schneider

    ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ star John Schneider devastated over studio flood damage

    John Schneider, actor best known for his roles as Bo Duke in “The Dukes of Hazzard” and Jonathan Kent on “Smallville,” doesn’t live the Hollywood life you think he would. While he still acts in and directs feature films and television, he does most of it from outside of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where he has set up John Schneider Studios. Unfortunately when the recent flooding hit Louisiana, his studio — which includes his home, offices, cars, wardrobe, sound stage, and […]

  • VBC Jemison basketball

    Annual AL.com Classic to be moved to new Jemison HS, VBC

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville City Schools has announced the “Premier Holiday Tournament in the Southeast” is changing venues. The AL.com Classic (formerly Huntsville Times Classic) is moving to the new Jemison High School and the Von Braun Center. The state-of-the-art gym at Jemison HS will host the first two round of The Classic December 26th & 27th. Then the semi-finals and finals will be at the Von Braun Center on December 28th & 29th. School leaders and tournament organizers plan […]

  • Pep Rally of the Week

    Pep Rally of the Week returns — we kick things off with Buckhorn, Hazel Green, Florence and Lee!

    Jack’s Pep Rally of the Week returns for the 2016 high school football season!  We love pep rallies and we’re excited to get the voting started again. This week, we kick things off with Buckhorn, Hazel Green, Florence and Lee.  Voting starts at 10 a.m. on Friday, August 19 and continues until 4 p.m. on Wednesday, August 24. If you win, our crew will visit your school later in the week for the pep rally!

  • WMEL Water Filtration

    New filtration system being installed at West Morgan East Lawrence Water Authority

                            A new filtration system is being installed at the West Morgan East Lawrence Water Authority. This is part of the plan announced shortly after a warning for residents saying “don’t drink the water” announced in June. The installation of the granular activated carbon removal system should hold the PFOA and PFOS levels in the finished water from the water treatment plant to below the new Environmental Protection Agency advisory […]

  • HOPPING

    Study Shows Millennials Job-Hop More

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Looks like millennials are more likely to be job hoppers than any other generation. A recent Gallop poll found that 21% of millennial employees (people born between 1980 and 1996) have changed jobs within the past year. But much of that has to do with how connected the millennial feels to his or her job. Seventy-one percent of employees in the millennial generation are either not engaged or actively disengaged at work, according to Gallup’s report How Millennials […]

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    Former Alabama Secretary of State Jim Bennett dies

    Former Alabama Secretary of State Jim Bennett has died. He died Wednesday night at age 76, according to Al.com. Bennett held the office for four terms.  He also served as labor commissioner under former Gov. Bob Riley and Gov. Robert Bentley. Bennett also served in the Alabama House of Representatives 1978-1983 and the state senate. Alabama Republican Party Chairman Terry Lathan issued this statement on Thursday: “Secretary Bennett was just elected to be the Alabama Republican Party’s College of Elector member for […]

  • AAMU Dorm

    Today: Alabama A&M to break ground on new residence hall

    NORMAL, Ala. – Alabama A&M University plans to break ground on a new residence hall today on campus. The building will hold more than 500 beds. The ceremony will be on the east side of the Wellness Center on Meridian Street. AAMU officials say the new hall will feature a “complete building automation system.” It will monitor occupancy through motion censors which will reduce the amount of energy used through HVAC in unoccupied rooms. There will also be lighting motion […]

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    WATCH: WHNT News 19 hosts debate featuring Madison mayoral candidates Paul Finley, Troy Trulock and Hanu Karlapalem

    MADISON, ALA. – In Madison, three candidates are running for mayor: current Mayor Troy Trulock, former Mayor Paul Finley and businessman Hanu Karlapalem.  Read our Q&A with the candidates here. WHNT News 19 and the Madison County Schools PTA hosted a debate between the candidates tonight at James Clemons High School in the Auditorium  at 7 p.m. on Wednesday. Watch the debate here in its entirety and don’t forget to vote on August 23.  That’s day municipal elections are held across Alabama.

  • Left to right: Paul Finley, Hanu Karlapalem and Troy Trulock

    Madison Mayoral Debate in person: What you need to know about tonight’s debate

    MADISON, Ala. – Madison residents will go to the polls next Tuesday for what may be the most highly-publicized mayoral election in the city’s history. WHNT News 19 and the Madison City Schools PTA want you to be informed voters. Tonight, the three candidates will face off in an hour-long debate in the auditorium at James Clemens High School. We hope you will help us fill the seats! “I hope we have a good turnout. I hope we have a […]

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    25 travel-related cases of Zika virus reported in Alabama, includes cases in north Alabama

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) reports there have been a total of 25 travel-related positive tests for the Zika virus in state residents from 16 counties as of 8 a.m. August 15. Counties where there have been Zika positives include Calhoun, Cullman, Etowah, Houston, Jefferson, Lawrence, Lee, Limestone, Madison, Mobile, Montgomery, Morgan, Shelby, St. Clair, Talladega and Tuscaloosa. Health officials say Zika is unique, it’s the first mosquito-borne virus that can be sexually transmitted and […]

  • Jay Stowe, President & CEO of Huntsville Utilities (WHNT News 19 file)

    Huntsville Utilities’ President & CEO accepts new position with TVA

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Jay Stowe, Huntsville Utilities’ President and CEO, is leaving his role to accept a new position with the Tennessee Valley Authority. TVA announced this morning that Stowe will lead a newly formed organization focused on distributed energy resources and the energy delivery marketplace. He will join TVA as senior vice president of Distributed Energy Resources in October. In an announcement to Huntsville Utilities employees this morning, Jay informed employees of the opportunity and said “I am proud of […]

  • SMD Job Fair

    Warriors to the Workforce job fair scheduled for Wednesday, part of the SMD Conference

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Veterans and military spouses who are looking for a job have an opportunity to interview with companies across the Tennessee Valley this Wednesday. There’s a Warriors to the Workforce job fair at the Space and Missile Defense Symposium. The event is scheduled for Wednesday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the VBC East Hall. In addition to the hiring event, Warriors To The Workforce will include Workshops featuring some of the top speakers in the country.  Workshops […]

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