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Carson Clark is a weekend anchor and Sand Mountain Bureau Chief here at WHNT News 19. Carson joined the WHNT team in October of 1999. He also took meteorology classes from Mississippi State University to help him cover this wide range of weather in the Tennessee Valley.

Carson was born and raised here in the North Alabama. He graduated from Brewer High School and then The University of Alabama. In his time at WHNT, Carson has covered everything from Presidential visits, tornadoes, hurricanes, to two football national championships. One of those for the University of Alabama in 2009 and the other for that other school in the state.

Other than a passion for covering news and weather, Carson enjoys traveling and seeing the world. Carson has been to three continents, five countries and 36 states. He also loves football, particularly Bama football and the New England Patriots.

Recent Articles
  • The iconic fountain inside Huntsville's former The Mall location.  (Photo from WHNT archives.)

    A Rare Look: Go inside a former Huntsville shopping landmark, The Mall

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)-  From 1966 until the early 1980s, The Mall was Huntsville’s premiere shopping location.  It was located at the intersection of Memorial Parkway and University Drive. When Madison Square Mall opened in 1984, The Mall saw its traffic numbers drop dramatically.  However, it managed to stay open until 1998 when the majority of the building was bulldozed.  The Books-A-Million store and the former Toys R Us location are the only remaining sections of the mall. The Mall’s iconic […]

  • Stakeholders and TVA finding balance in fight against water weeds

    SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (WHNT)-  There are two main invasive weeds in Lake Guntersville, hydrilla and milfoil.  Neither plants are native to the lake.  In fact it’s believed that milfoil entered the Tennessee River system by someone dumping a home aquarium in the Watts Bar Lake, upriver from Lake Guntersville. “It’s very, very important for us to have a balance,” said Rick Roden.  Roden is the president of the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce.  He also part of the Lake Guntersville Stakeholders. […]

  • Hazard Mitigation

    Marshall County preparing new hazard mitigation plan for public inspection

    GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)-   The Marshall County Emergency Management Agency has prepared a new hazard mitigation plan.  The new plan will be ready for public inspection next week. “What we are addressing are issues in which we can lesson effects and impacts of disasters upon our citizens, our natural resources, our industries, our businesses,” said EMA Director Anita McBurnett. Counties are required to update their plans every five years.   McBurnett says the plan covers almost every possible eventuality. “Weather […]

  • Fred Simpson speaks during an August 1980 news conference in his office at the Madison County Courthouse.  Simpson died Tuesday after a long illness. (WHNT file photo.)

    Former Madison County District Attorney Fred Simpson dies

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)- Former Madison County District Attorney Fred Simpson died Tuesday.   Friends and coworkers described Simpson as a “bulldog in the courtroom, but also a true gentleman.” Simpson, 78, died after a long illness. Simpson served as DA from 1969 to 1981.  After leaving the DA’s office, Simpson wrote several books, including the “Sins of Madison County.”   The book focused on lynchings that were carried out in the county. Simpson’s funeral is Thursday at 1 p.m. at Whitesburg […]

  • Denise Piskorz listens to her daughter play the flute.  She was concerned when she heard 6th grade band had been dropped in Scottsboro.

    Getting Results: 6th grade band reinstated in Scottsboro

    SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (WHNT)- 6th grade band is back in Scottsboro.   However, it was gone for several days after reportedly being cut to give students more time to focus on testing. “I thought it was a big blow to the band,” said Denise Piskorz.  “I think it’s very devastating.” Piskorz says she found out over the weekend that school officials had decided to end 6th grade band.   She says the reason’s she heard just didn’t make any sense. “It helps them […]

  • Photo submitted by Heather Thompson of Scottsboro

    Have you seen more snakes this summer? (See your photos)

    TENNESSEE VALLEY (WHNT) – Have you seen a snake in your lawn this summer? Maybe you’ve seen a few. There seem to be more snakes this year than in past years.  We’ve seen several pictures on social media recently and we bet you have as well. WHNT News 19 talked with Chris Jones, a local snake enthusiast in Albertville.  He said the main reason people are seeing more is because of the rain we’ve had.  There is more vegetation, and […]

  • 30 Years Later: A look back at Madison Square’s opening day

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)  Friday, August 1st, marked 30 years since Huntsville’s Madison Square Mall opened its doors.   Here is a look back at the story WHNT News 19 did on opening day.

  • A medical helicopter waits to take a person to the hospital after a cliff accident in Morgan County. (Photo from WHNT's Laura Christmas.)

    Man falls off a cliff in Morgan County

    VALHERMOSO SPRINGS, Ala. (WHNT)   Volunteer firefighters and paramedics were on the scene of a rescue operation in Morgan County. Talacuh Volunteer Fire Department Assistant Chief Bud Smith tells WHNT News 19 a middle-aged man tripped and fell from a cliff at an area called Lewis Bluff on the Tennessee River.   It’s located off of Talucah Road in Valhermoso Springs. Smith said the man hit a rock on the way down and hurt himself. Emergency crews transported him to Sunnyside Park by […]

  • (WHNT file photo of Somehwere Bar.)

    Woman hit by car in front of Marshall County bar

    GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)-  A woman had to be flown to Huntsville Hospital Saturday night after being hit by a car.   It happened on Alabama Highway 69 in front of the bar called Somewhere. Guntersville Police confirm to WHNT News 19 that the woman was trying to cross 69 when she was hit by a vehicle.   A medical helicopter flew the woman to Huntsville Hospital.   Her name nor her condition have been released.

  • As search for killer continues, Brandy and Brody Parker’s legacy is strong

    ALBERTVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)– July 27th marked nine years since the shooting deaths of Brandy Parker and her unborn son Brody.  Brody was due to be born just days after the shooting. On the morning of July 27, 2005, Brandy was returning home from work.  Police believe that when she got to a stop sign at the intersection of Buchanan Road and Solitude Road, someone was waiting for her.  That person fired a shotgun into Brandy’s truck killing her instantly. The […]

  • Brewer High School student Matthew Ellow is sworn in as Boys Nation president. (Photo courtesy of the American Legion.)

    Brewer High School student elected Boys Nation president

    ARLINGTON, Va. (WHNT) – Brewer High School senior Matthew Ellow has been elected Boys Nation president.   Ellow  won on a vote of 52-46 during the annual convention in Arlington, Virginia. Ellow, who lives in Lacey’s Spring, defeated his opponent Joshua Cook from Knoxville, Tennessee by winning the votes of the boys in the Oregon delegation. According to a press release from the American Legion, the event’s sponsor, Ellow spoke to the other boys about the need to restore belief in […]

  • Mike Sparks, Boaz Fire Chief (WHNT News 19 file)

    Boaz Fire Chief suspended; public hearing set for August 11

    BOAZ, Ala. (WHNT) – Boaz Fire Chief Mike Sparks has been suspended, but the reason is not known. Sparks is currently suspended with pay.  City leaders are not releasing any further details on the suspension, only saying a public hearing on Sparks’ future will be held the evening of August 11. WHNT News 19 will continue to track the latest on this story.


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