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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
  • Voters in Marshall County will choose a new revenue commissioner in the July 15th runoff.  (Photo from former WHNT News 19 Photojournalist Brad Hood."

    Runoff to choose Marshall County’s new revenue commissioner

    MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT)-  Two men, both Republicans, are in the July 15th Runoff to fill the vacant spot in the Marshall County Revenue office.  Both Michael Johnson and Don Mitchell say the office is important and needs some one who will give it their full attention. “Well, I’ve worked in a tax office before and I really enjoy the work,” says Johnson. ” But I also enjoy the way that off integrates with the whole community.  It touches every […]

  • (Photo from WHNT News 19's Carson Clark.)

    Saying the Pledge of Allegiance for a sweet treet

    GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)-  Between now and Thursday you’ll have a few opportunities to stop by the Guntersville Ice Cream Shoppe and pickup a sweet treat, free of charge.  Kids can say the Pledge of Allegiance and get free ice cream. “Children 12 and under can come into the shop and say the Pledge of Allegiance and they get a free kiddie scoop,” said owner Joe Clevenger. The store is hosting the event as part of the “I Pledge” campaign.   It […]

  • Fireworks Safety

    Arab fire chief offers fireworks safety tips

    ARAB, Ala. (WHNT)- ‘Tis the season for fireworks.   With the Independence Day holiday fast approaching, a lot of people will decide to do their own fireworks show instead of going to a professional one.  Arab’s fire chief, Ricky Phillips, has some suggestions for staying safe. “Enjoy your weekend and have safety in the back of your mind as you are going out to celebrate and shoot fireworks.” Phillips offers up these tips: Only adults should handle fireworks. Make sure spectators […]

  • File photo of a 2013 fireworks show.

    DeKalb County girl hurt at fireworks show

    FYFFE, Ala. (WHNT)-  A 14-year-old Fyffe girl is recovering from second degree burns after an accident at a fireworks show Saturday night.   Gail Ramza tells WHNT News 19 that her daughter, Airel, suffered burns to her leg during the show at Fyffe Church of God. The church puts on a locally produced fireworks show each year in the church’s parking lot.   According to Ramza, a firworks canister fell over toward the crowd.   Two other people had minor injuries. Ramza […]

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    David Blair will not seek re-election to school board

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)-  David Blair announced late Sunday evening that he will not seek re-election to the Huntsville City School Board.  Blair currently serves as the board’s president. In a news release Blair said, “I do plan to stay active in our schools and this great community, helping in any way I can. I thank my fellow board members who have worked so hard and especially our Superintendent Casey Wardynski who has done a phenomenal job leading this system…we are […]

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    UPDATE: Man identified whose body was found Guntersville Dam in April

    GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office says a man whose body was found at the Guntersville Dam in April has been identified as a missing boater. The Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences confirms the body was that of Jackie Rowell of Guntersville.  He was reported missing in November 2013 after an extended boat trip.  Search teams found his boat, but he was not on it. They did find a kitten alive inside and returned it to Rowell’s […]

  • EMA Training Conference

    Marshall County EMA hosts all hazards training

    GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)-   Tuesday the Marshall County EMA’s emergency operations center hosted people from across the Tennessee Valley and even other states in a training course designed to help prepare for disasters. “It’s the basic introduction into command and control for emergency responders,” said instructor Sean Hughes.  “It’s kind of their first foray into management of incidences.” The people taking the course are from different agencies.  Some of them are with the Alabama National Guard and others work on Redstone […]

  • A photo of Nick Honea who died in April.  (Photo courtesy of the Honea family.)

    Muscle Mayhem competition to honor late Nick Honea

      GUNTERSVILLE,  Ala. (WHNT)- More than 30 people have signed up to put both their muscles and their hearts on the line to honor the memory of the late Nick Honea.   A muscle and fitness competition will be held at the Guntersville Crossfit gym Saturday. “There’s going to be lifting.  There’s going to be running.  There’s going to be gymnastics like pullups,” said gym owner Kyle Stapler. The entry fee for the competition is going to be donated to the […]

  • Photo of the Stubblefield Mountain range near Lake Guntersville State Park. (Photo from WHNT's Carson Clark.)

    Lake Guntersville State Park could soon grow

    GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)-  The Lake Guntersville State Park is currently about 6,000 acres in size.   However, that could expand soon by 600 acres. “The Forever Wild program is perfect opportunity for us to add additional land for outdoor recreational opportunities,” says park superintendent Mike Jeffreys. The Forever Wild Land Trust was established by voters in 1992 as a way to preserve pristine areas of Alabama wilderness.  Jeffreys is hoping that the program will purchase an area adjacent to the park […]

  • Nasa on the Square

    Marshall Space Flight Center lands on the Square

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)- Saturday, Huntsville’s downtown Square was transformed into a mini space center.   Employees from the Marshall Space Flight Center held what they call “NASA on the Square.” The event allowed people to see different exhibits and even talk to real astronauts. The event was set up so the folks at Marshall could thank the people of the Tennessee Valley for the support they’ve shown for the space program.

  • Sexual Abuse arrest

    Man arrested in Marshall County on sexual abuse charges

    BOAZ, Ala. (WHNT)- Boaz Police arrested Robert Stanton, 79 of Guntersville, on two charges of sexual abuse.  A grand jury indicted Stanton last week. Investigators say Stanton abused two girls under the age of 12. “Basically he was a babysitter at these folk’s home,” said John Young, an investigator with the district attorney’s office.  “The father started getting suspicious of some activities.  Talked to the children.  The children gave the father enough that got law enforcement involved.  The case gets […]

  • A photo of Shane Dodd provided by his family.  Dodd died in a June 10th motorcycle crash in Guntersville.

    Guntersville Police say deadly motorcycle accident was the result of a hit-and-run

    GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)-  Guntersville Police now believe that a deadly motorcycle accident on the night of June 10th was the result of a hit-and-run. Shane Dodd, 36 of Honeycomb, died in the crash.  His passenger, LeeAnn Ashley, 33 of Boaz, is still in critical condition at Huntsville Hospital. Police tell WHNT News 19 that they have collected evidence that leads them to believe another vehicle was involved in the crash and then left the scene.   Saturday police impounded a 2012 […]


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