Carter Watkins

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  • Shoals “Center of Hope” Becomes a Reality

    Posted on: 5:00 pm, April 16, 2014, by , updated on: 03:57pm, April 16, 2014

    FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – It was the first capital campaign of its kind for the Salvation Army of the Shoals...
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  • Lauderdale Commissioners and Florence Council to Discuss EMS Contract

    Posted on: 6:00 pm, April 14, 2014, by , updated on: 02:28pm, April 14, 2014

    FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – After one year of providing emergency medical assistance, the contract with Shoals Ambulance Service in Lauderdale...
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  • Shoals Drug Addiction Counselors See Spike In Heroin Cases

    Posted on: 6:30 pm, April 9, 2014, by , updated on: 10:33pm, April 9, 2014

    SHEFFIELD, Ala. (WHNT) – A drug war has been declared across the Shoals after several deaths have been linked to...
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    Photo Credit: Lauderdale County Drug Task Force
  • UPDATE: Anderson Man’s Death Ruled Homicide

    Posted on: 1:18 pm, April 7, 2014, by and , updated on: 03:37pm, April 8, 2014

    LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – The Lauderdale County Sheriff’s department investigators have identified the man who was found shot inside...
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  • Colbert County Authorities Search for Identity of Woman Found in Tennessee River

    Posted on: 1:11 pm, April 7, 2014, by , updated on: 03:05pm, April 8, 2014

    MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. (WHNT) – Law enforcement in Colbert County continue to search for the identity of a woman who was...
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  • Hillshire Announces Shutdown of Florence Plant; 1,100 Jobs Lost

    Posted on: 9:11 am, April 4, 2014, by , updated on: 01:07pm, April 4, 2014

    FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – One of Florence’s largest employers has announced it will shut down operations by the end of...
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    Hillshire announced Friday it will close its Florence facility by the end of 2014. (Photo: Carter Watkins/WHNT News 19)
  • Lauderdale Authorities Declare War on Heroin After Three Die

    Posted on: 4:58 pm, April 3, 2014, by , updated on: 10:24pm, April 3, 2014

    FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – Police and the Lauderdale County Drug Task Force are declaring war on heroin and those who...
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    (Photo Courtesy of the Lauderdale County Drug Task Force)
  • Colbert Commission Makes Security Changes At Courthouse After Gun Incident

    Posted on: 4:14 pm, April 2, 2014, by

    COLBERT COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – In March, a man entered the Colbert County Courthouse with a firearm and it went...
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  • NW Alabama Foster Grandparent Program Celebrates 40-Years

    Posted on: 6:00 pm, April 1, 2014, by , updated on: 01:42pm, April 1, 2014

    FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – A volunteer program is marking its 40th year of service in northwest Alabama, and it’s a...
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    Foster Grandparent Cornelia Jones helps a student at Harlan Elementary in Florence with his reading skills.
  • Florence To Reduce Speed Limits Across The City

    Posted on: 6:00 pm, March 31, 2014, by , updated on: 01:04pm, March 31, 2014

    FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – If you’re driving on the streets of Florence in the future, you may want to keep...
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  • Florence Man’s Mother Accused of Trying to Get Rid of Car Used in Drive-by Shooting

    Posted on: 2:00 pm, March 31, 2014, by

    FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – Police have arrested and charged a mother with trying to get rid of a car that...
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    Image: MGN Online
  • Arrest Made in Florence Beating Death

    Posted on: 5:30 pm, March 28, 2014, by , updated on: 02:27pm, March 28, 2014

    FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – A Florence man has been arrested for causing the death of another man, weeks after a...
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