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Shevaun joined WHNT in June 2014 as a multimedia journalist. A Miami native of Jamaican descent, Shevaun is passionate about submerging herself in southern culture.

Shevaun is a proud ‘Cane, graduating from the University of Miami in 2013 where she joined Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. At UM, she anchored UMTV NewsVision and hosted UMTV SportsDesk while interning at WSVN 7 News, a FOX affiliate in Miami. She also interned with WEDR, a Miami radio station.

After graduating, Shevaun moved to Gulfport/Biloxi, Mississippi as a reporter for WXXV News 25, a local news product that launched in 2013, of which Shevaun was an inaugural member.

When she’s not working the camera, Shevaun can be found at car shows or sports events, cooking Jamaican food, or traveling.

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    Jeremy Goforth enters race for mayor of Decatur

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) –  Friday, blue shirts dotted the fields of City View Farm, the back of the shirts read ‘Together We Goforth.’ Jeremy Goforth, owner of Decatur Athletic Club, says his hometown needs a new vision and new leadership. “I’ve lived her my whole life, I’ve owned a business here for the past 11 years,” he said. “I love this city and I want to see it prosper.” He says the city’s youth requires more support from city leaders. […]

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    Madison Police investigating shooting on Michael Avenue

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – Madison Police say they are investigating a shooting in the 100 block of Michael Avenue. That is just off Wall Triana Highway and south of Gillespie Road. The shooting happened just after midnight early Sunday morning. Madison Police are asking people to avoid the area overnight while officers investigate. Investigators had the entire road taped off, and spent the night talking with neighbors and possible witnesses in different apartment buildings in the area. #BREAKING Madison Police […]

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    Athens City Schools program will educate incarcerated students statewide

    ATHENS,  Ala. (WHNT) – A recently passed proposal in Athens City Schools aims to get a diploma in every hand, specifically targeting youth dealing with the law. “The purpose of the program is provide educational service to youthful offenders,” said Chris Hamilton, chief information officer for Athens City Schools. It is only in the state budget to provide education to inmates in adult or juveniles facilities, but those held in county jails have no access. “We are trying to reach […]

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    Judge Horton, Scottsboro Boys case remembered, funds for statue project still needed

    ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) – A Tennessee Valley judge hailed as one of the first to stand for justice during a time of racial unrest. Judge James E. Horton is an important figure in history, especially in his hometown of Athens. Wednesday, at least 150 Limestone County residents gathered at Pen Strokes of Justice, an event to honor the late judge who risked his career by standing up for justice during the Scottsboro Boys case. “I learned that he had done something great […]

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    Exhibit and fundraiser hopes to honor Judge Horton, Scottsboro Boys with Athens statue

    ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) – An exhibit at the Athens-Limestone County Public Library tells the story of hometown hero Judge James Edwin Horton whose bravery had a ripple effect on civil rights. The ‘Outside the Protective Circle of Humanity’ exhibit runs until March 1, with letters and items from Judge Horton’s family that are relevant to the case, such as the pen with which he wrote a legendary order that ended his career. “After an all white jury found a black […]

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    Update: Victim dies after shooting in Decatur, 1 charged with murder

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – Investigators say one person is dead after being shot Tuesday evening. Lt. Proncey Robertson with Decatur Police tells WHNT News 19 the shooting took place Tuesday evening in the 600 block of 8th Street SW. The victim, Joshua Ashley McLemore, was conscious and talking according to Lt. Robertson, but later died at the hospital. Scott Doyle Dutton was arrested in connection to the shooting and charged with murder. No bond has been set. The investigation is ongoing. […]

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    Colbert Co. Sheriff: Man charged after attempting to bury girlfriend’s body

    COLBERT COUNTY, Ala. – On Tuesday, Colbert County officials formally charged Timothy Warhurst with murder. He is in jail on a $1 million bond. Warhurst was taken into custody on Monday for allegedly trying to bury his girlfriend’s body in Scottsboro. Colbert County Sheriff Frank Williamson said Warhurst, 55, was in investigative custody in connection to the death of his girlfriend, Wanda Ivey, 47. Sheriff Williamson said it started when Jackson County officials received a tip from a citizen that a man was trying to […]

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    Saying goodbye: McCollum’s Catfish and Seafood to close June 25

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – A longtime staple in the area is now counting down to closing. Janice Couch is the owner of McCollum’s Catfish and Seafood.  Her parents opened the restaurant on February 9, 1961. But now, rising food costs, more competition, and family medical expenses will close the doors June 25. “It’s family, we’re all family,” said Couch. “My mom would go around to all the tables, everyone knew her, she would even sit down with them.” Now she […]

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    Gov. Bentley: Alabamians “don’t want” impeachment proceedings

    FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – In the Tennessee Valley for an emergency preparedness conference, Governor Robert Bentley acknowledges the Montgomery meeting that could put him out of a job. “I have a lot of respect for the judiciary committee, there’s some fine people on that. They’ve been placed in a very difficult situation.” That sentiment was repeated by legislators serving on the committee as the probe began Wednesday. “Few issues should be considered more carefully and deliberately than the removal of […]

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    Water distribution moved to area churches

    MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – County emergency officials hope to continue bringing in pallets of water to supply residents as concerns over contamination remain. Morgan County Emergency Management Agency Director Eddie Hicks tells WHNT News 19 it is being moved to area churches that will serve as distribution/pick-up points for residents in their area. The water is being held at the United Methodist Council on Relief (UMCOR) disaster warehouse in Decatur, and churches are picking up cases of water as […]

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    Secretary of State’s Office sets up around the state offering free voter IDs

    PRICEVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – It won’t be long before we head to the polls again. The Alabama Secretary of State’s office wants to make sure you have the right plastic in your hand. Representatives of the office set up at Priceville Town Hall to provide free photo identification to those in need of voter IDs. It’s a year round comprehensive county by county tour. All registered voters can get a free ID. They target places with heavy foot traffic. “We […]

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    Tab Bowling is first challenger in Decatur mayoral race

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – Mayor Don Kyle seeks a third term, but he isn’t going unopposed. Signs for Tab Bowling are popping up around the River City. Bowling was the first to qualify in the municipal election August 23. Bowling has a thirty year background in industrial wholesale distribution; a background he says taught him to listen, make changes, and measure progress. “I have to deliver,” said the candidate. “I have to follow through on commitments that I make and […]


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