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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
  • Kristian Griffin is set to have a preliminary hearing in Madison County Court Wednesday morning. (WHNT file photo.)

    Kristian Griffin to have preliminary hearing Wednesday morning

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)-  Kristian Griffin will have a preliminary hearing Wednesday at the Madison County Courthouse.   Griffin, along with former volunteer soccer coach David Barrow, are charged with human trafficking. The pair was arrested back in May.  Assistant District Attorney Tim Gann says the alleged victims are two 10-year-old female victims from the Huntsville area. Barrow is also charged in Marshall County with more than 20 counts of possession of child pornography.   He’s being held in the Marshall County Jail. […]

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    Florida/Alabama game to air on WHNT September 20th

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WHNT)-  CBS announced Monday the SEC matchup between the Florida Gators visiting the Alabama Crimson Tide will air live on the network September 20th.  Coverage from CBS will begin on WHNT News 19 at 2 p.m. This will be the first appearance of the season for both Alabama and Florida on CBS.   On most Saturdays during the season, CBS gets first pick of the SEC game it wants to air. The matchup will be Alabama’s first SEC […]

  • The Marshall County Preppers are hosting a meeting Monday night focused on infectious diseases. (Photo from WHNT archives.)

    Marshall County Preppers hosting class about Ebola

    GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)- The Marshall County Preppers will host a meeting Monday night about the Ebola virus.   The virus is currently sweeping through many countries in West Africa. The meeting will focus on Ebola but also about preparing for infectious diseases in general. The Marshall County Preppers is geared toward helping individuals be prepared for disasters like tornadoes, power outages and other disasters that could cut people off from getting supplies. “We tell people it’s the small things that are […]

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    Suicide bomber kills more than a dozen people in Iraq

    BAGHDAD (AP) – Iraqi officials say a suicide bomber targeted a meeting between security forces and Sunni militiamen in a small town north of Baghdad, killing at least 16 people. A police officer says Monday’s attack took place in Duluiyah, some 80 kilometers (45 miles) north of Baghdad. The bomber drove his explosives-laden Humvee into the gathering of a major Sunni tribe, the Al-Jabour. Al-Jabour fighters have sided with Iraqi forces in the battle against the militants from the Islamic […]

  • Prince William and Princess Kate are expecting a second baby. (Photo courtesy of Buckingham Palace.)

    Royal couple expecting second baby

    LONDON (CBS) – Don’t stuff that royal baby memorabilia into the attic just yet. Kate and William wasted no time in starting to build their family, and the young Prince George appears unlikely to go on as an only child for very long. “Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting their second child,” said a statement released Monday by Clarence House, the official residence of the […]

  • A Marshall County woman is recovering after being bitten by a rabid bat. (Photo courtesy of WGHP, Greensboro, North Carolina)

    Marshall County woman recovering after being bitten by rabid bat

    DOUGLAS, Ala. (WHNT)-  Barbara Gilliland says if not for her nieces insistence, she could likely be dead right now. “I don’t think I would have found the bat if it hadn’t been for my niece,” Gilliland said. Two weeks ago Gilliland was taking clothes down that had been hanging in front of her house from a weekend yard sale. “I just gathered up a few hangers in my hand, laid them over my arm and I felt something prick me and […]

  • A storm Saturday did damage to Mt. Zion Baptist Church in the Aroney area of DeKalb County. (Photo from WHNT's Carson Clark)

    DeKalb County church damaged by Saturday storm

    ARONEY, Ala. (WHNT)- The congregation at Mt. Zion Baptist Church decided to have services outside Sunday morning.  It wasn’t because they wanted to get some fresh air, but because a storm caused severe damage to the DeKalb County church. “Saturday night around 6:30 we had some straight line winds come through,” said pastor Kevin Brooks.  “It did some significant damage to the back of our church.  So we are trying to get it evaluated right now just to see how […]

  • Update: Police identify body found in Lake Guntersville

    GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)-  Guntersville Police have identified a man found dead in Lake Guntersville on Saturday, August 23. Police say the man was Daniel Patrick Calhoun, 27, of Huntsville.  No foul play was involved. A fisherman found Calhoun’s body around 7 a.m. Saturday just north of the Highway 431 bridge that crosses the Tennessee River.  Guntersville Police, Fire and the Rescue Squad responded.

  • UPDATE: Albertville man pleads guilty to sexual abuse

    ALBERTVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)-  An Albertville man charged with sexual abuse decided to enter a guilty plea before his case had even been presented to a grand jury. Albertville Police arrested Russell Keith Herring, 55, back in June. “Mr. Herring was accused and ultimately plead guilty to molesting by touching in the private area a nine year old girl,” said Assistant District Attorney Jennifer Reynolds. Reynolds says after Herring’s first arrest, he found himself in more legal trouble. “Then another victim […]

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    UPDATE: Former Valley Head football star charged in DeKalb County woman’s death

    CENTRE, Ala. (WHNT)-  Cherokee County deputies have arrested a 17-year-old male in connection to the death of Sarah Ortiz of Valley Head in DeKalb County. Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver announced late Saturday that Riley Joseph Henderson, 17, of Cedar Bluff, was arrested and charged with capital murder in Ortiz’s death. Ortiz’s family reported the 20-year-old woman missing back on July 14.   A fisherman found her body several days later in Weiss Lake in Cherokee County. Henderson is charged with […]

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    “Swim for Melissa 2014″ continues a legacy

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)-  The 2014 “Swim for Melissa” event is in the books.  It was another great success raising funds for the Melissa George Neonatal Memorial Fund. “These kids have been raising money all summer long,” said founder Amy George.  “Then they come here today as part of a team and they swim as many laps as they can in five minutes, and all of the money that they’ve raised throughout the summer, throughout their fundraising efforts, goes directly into […]

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    Marshall County works to make sure old appliances are properly disposed of

    SCANT CITY, Ala. (WHNT)-  Monday was White Goods Pickup Day in Marshall County.   People could take old appliances, electronics or other cumbersome items to the county shops to be disposed of. “It’s a good way to get rid of things you don’t use anymore,” says Fay Rives, who brought some old vacuum cleaners to the District One shop.   “And you can’t put them out on the street.  So they make it convenient for us to come and drop them […]


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