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Beth Jett is a Southern Belle, born and raised in Scottsboro. She's back in the Tennessee Valley with her husband to raise their daughter, Sarah, born in December 2009, and to bring you the news you need to know in a way that you'll enjoy.

Beth is a 1994 graduate of the University of Alabama. She got her start in the media working at Huntsville TV and radio stations. After leaving Huntsville, she worked her way up in television broadcast news, making appearances on network news shows.

From 1996 to 2002, Beth served as anchor/reporter for WSFA in Montgomery. As a crime reporter there in 1996, she founded Montgomery Area Crimestoppers, which is still very active in solving crimes and prosecuting criminals. In 2002, Beth left Alabama for Wichita, Kansas, where she served as a weekend news anchor and reporter at KAKE-TV. There, she covered the arrest and prosecution of the BTK Serial Killer who kept Wichita on edge for 30 years.

In 2005, Beth moved to Minnesota to serve as a reporter and back-up anchor for KSTP-TV in Minneapolis/St. Paul. She was there when the 35W Bridge collapsed, killing 13 people and leaving the country paranoid over the safety of all bridges. In 2008, Beth became the Main Anchor and Managing Editor at KQDS-TV in Duluth, Minnesota, on the shores of Lake Superior. A devoted animal lover, Beth did a weekly report entitled "Animal Tales, " informing viewers of interesting stories about all kinds of animals and animal issues. Beth lead the FOX 21 news team to two Emmy awards.

Meanwhile, Sarah Elizabeth was born, bringing a new kind of love and happiness to Beth and her family. Sarah's grandparents live in Scottsboro and Bowling Green, Kentucky. They insisted on spoiling her and asked that it be convenient for them to do.

Thankfully, WHNT News 19 saved the day and welcomed Beth into its family, making it so that a trip to visit both sets of grandparents is only a car drive away! Thanks WHNT News 19, for Taking Action and Getting Results!

You can see Beth reporting weekdays on WHNT NEWS 19 This Morning. Beth also fills in for Michelle and Steve on the anchor desk.

Please feel free to email her about what's on your mind any time!

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    ‘Donate Life’ by signing up to be an organ donor

    ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) – April is National “Donate Life” month to promote organ donation. There’s a baby girl born in Athens who makes a perfect example of how organ donation can provide a silver lining to a tragedy. Raegan Morrell is six months old. Born at Athens-Limestone Hospital, she seemed to be a perfectly healthy baby girl, until doctors noticed something wasn’t right with her heart. “She had some heart defects, so her heart did not form while she was in […]

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    Point Mallard Water Park preparing for summer fun

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – The staff at Point Mallard Water Park in Decatur is counting down the days now until they open the part for the summer. They’ll start printing passes in 10 days. Right now, parts of Point Mallard may not look perfect but the staff is working hard to fix that. The staff have made a lot of improvements to make things even better for visitors. “Getting the parts ready, getting the pools where they look good and they’re safe,” […]

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    Man’s body found in Morgan County house that burned

    MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Investigators say one person died in a fire at a home in Morgan County early Thursday morning. The three-story log home is located at 109 Shady Ridge Road, between Priceville and Somerville.  Neighbors called 911 to report the fire about 4:40 a.m. Somerville Mayor Darren Tucker said he heard the sirens from the fire trucks early this morning passing by his house headed to the scene. Three fire departments came to help.  Somerville Fire Chief […]

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    Decatur road projects to cause delays for the next year

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – Traffic in Decatur can be a pain on a good day. But crews are moving over lanes on a major thoroughfare, putting up construction cones and lowering the speed limit. Decatur Utilities crews plan for the work to take more than a month. They’re getting their part of a bigger project done so they can get out of the way for ALDOT crews. ALDOT will be adding a third lane to where traffic veers off Highway […]

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    Week-long Lawrence County cleanup underway

    LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Lawrence County is looking a whole lot cleaner. That’s because this week is the 7th Annual Countywide Cleanup and residents are pitching in. Troy Thomas is spending part of his vacation from his job at Redstone Arsenal cleaning up Lawrence County Road 221. “It’s pretty nasty,” he said. “People don’t have any respect.” It is a problem in communities all over the county. So, this week Lawrence County Solid Waste Director Willie Allen is glad […]

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    New owner, new plans for Lucy’s Branch Marina

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Nearly one year after a tornado ripped up houses in the Bay Hill community in Limestone County, there is new life, excitement, and a new cleanup effort. The damage done to the Bay Hill community last April 28 by a tornado was severe. “(It) Really just set down on the marina… and it was really sad to see,” recalled Billy Christopher. The marina was decimated along with many homes along the water. Today everything looks […]

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    UPDATE: Two students hit by car on Hwy. 31 near Athens High School, minor injuries reported

    ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) – Two students were hit by a car Tuesday while they were in a crosswalk in front of Athens High School. Police say it appears both have minor injuries. Athens Police Chief Floyd Johnson said the students had the signal to cross, and were crossing U.S. Highway 31 just after 8 a.m. Chief Johnson said the driver of the vehicle that struck the students was making a left turn from Hobbs Street to U.S. 31 north. The […]

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    Early morning storms knock out power, delay school

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Some 1,600 residents in and around Limestone County woke up with no power amidst a big mess. Scottie Lee Croix and his wife Kim spent the day cleaning up with mother nature messed up around one o’clock this morning off Davis Road. “I was sitting out on the porch because of the thunder and lightning, just kinda keeping an eye on it and all of a sudden I had to go in the house,” said […]

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    Alabama Law Enforcement Agency warns how state budget cuts would impact your safety

    ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) – State troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency collectively worry about the people they watch over every day. Sr. Trooper Johnathan Appling, a public information officer for the agency, warned, “If this budget passes, then the safety of every citizen, every visitor to this state will be jeopardized.” Appling is reacting to the proposal to cut $16 million from the agency’s budget, which he says has already been slashed to a dangerous degree. “We’re already about 600 […]

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    New storm shelters for Eva delayed by a month

    MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Residents of a small community in Morgan County will have to wait longer than expected to get their safety from severe storms. It’s because of a technicality in the bid process and county commissioners taking no chances with money. Two large areas of healthy green grass in Eva won’t make it through the summer. They are the locations of where two storm shelters will be built. “People really use them throughout the county, so it’s […]

  • Spirit of Athens gains national accreditation

    ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) – The Spirit of Athens is celebrating their new national accreditation. Board members, volunteers and staffers made the announcement Wednesday afternoon, touting that it is one of 7 Main Street programs in Alabama to receive national accreditation. Spirit of Athens works to promote downtown Athens, the city’s story and community traditions. They strive to preserve, promote and support downtown Athens for future generations. Spirit of Athens is a designated Main Street Alabama program that earned national accreditation […]

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    Athens leaders targeting 102 structures deemed unsafe 

    ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) – More than 100 houses buildings and other structures are coming down in Athens. The mayor is trying to spruce up the city by tearing down structures deemed dangerous by the city Department of Housing Enforcement. “I think it is a quality-of-life issue,” said Athens Mayor Ronnie Marks. He says the beauty of Athens is marred by dozens of structures all around the city. When the city started keeping track of the abandoned properties last year, they […]


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