School Delays across the Tennessee Valley

A Limestone County native and National Award Winner, Blake loves working in the Tennessee Valley. After graduating from East Limestone High School in 2016, he went off to Mississippi State University to pursue a Communication degree with a concentration in Public Relations.

During his time at Mississippi State University, he served as an Athletic Photographer. He covered SEC football, baseball, basketball, tennis, and much more!

He served as an Intern in the summer of 2018 and an Interactive Content Producer in the summer of 2019 at WHNT News 19.

When Blake is not at work, he enjoys traveling and exploring new restaurants. If you have a suggestion on a place he should try out, let him know on his social media channels.

Recent Articles
  • New LED lights turns Bryant-Denny Stadium crimson

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – You’ll be able to get the perfect selfie this season in Bryant-Denny Stadium. The old, yellowish lights in the stadium have been replaced with brand new LED lights. Athletic Director Greg Byrne tweeted a photo out of the stadium’s brand new glow. We even have color capabilities- perhaps Crimson after we score? 🐘 #RollTide — Greg Byrne (@Greg_Byrne) August 13, 2019 Alabama’s home opener for the 2019 season is against New Mexico State on September 7 […]

  • Crossville teenager dies in single-vehicle wreck in Etowah County

    ETOWAH COUNTY, Ala. – A Crossville teenager has died following a single-vehicle wreck in Etowah County. Alabama State Troopers say Brittany Michelle Cantrell, 19, died when her vehicle left the roadway on U.S. 431 and overturned around 5:20 p.m. Monday. Troopers say Cantrell, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was transported to UAB Hospital where she later died. The crash occurred two miles west of Gadsden. Troopers continue to investigate.

  • AHSAA encourages student-athletes to use caution in the extreme heat

    High school athletes have started practice for fall sports. But with dangerously high heat indexes this week, young men and women are at risk of heat illness. “We talk to them every day about drinking a gallon of water a day,” Buckhorn High School football coach Keith Henderson said. Buckhorn High School, along with many of their competitors around Huntsville and Madison County, have about two weeks of practice before their first games. Henderson says they follow Alabama High School […]

  • Officials search for Florence man following boating incident on Wilson Lake

    LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Ala. – The search for a missing Shoals man continues on the waters of Wilson Lake. According to Alabama Marine Police, 28-year old Dallion Long fell into the Tennessee River Sunday evening and never resurfaced. Friends have been anxiously awaiting news of the search just a short distance away. Shock and overwhelming emotion filled the air Monday afternoon; their buddy is gone. “I’ve been out here ever since man; trying to do something. I just can’t sit around […]

  • East Limestone Band donates backpacks to students in need

    ATHENS, Ala. – School is back in session at East Limestone High School and that means the marching band is practicing their halftime show. Along with setting drills, the band paid it forward to their community. Recently, the band collected and donated 95 backpacks for students in need. The backpacks will be shared with Limestone County Churches Involved, Piney Chapel Elementary School, Creekside Elementary and Primary schools and East Limestone High. East Limestone Band Boosters President Tracy Smith says East […]

  • Eva woman dies in single-vehicle wreck Saturday night

    MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. – Alabama State Troopers are investigating a fatal single-vehicle wreck in Morgan County. Christal Sharee Miller, 28 from Eva, died when the vehicle she was driving left Union Hill Church Road and struck a tree. Troopers said Miller was not wearing a seatbelt. Officials pronounced Miller dead at the scene. Authorities continue to investigate the wreck.

  • Madison County Jail inmate escapes, recaptured within minutes

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – The Madison County Sheriff’s Office says an inmate is back behind bars after escaping last night. Deputies say it happened at 8:30 p.m. and officers were able to capture him in minutes, just 200 yards away from the jail. Authorities say Onteria Beasley was being held on drug possession charges through the Huntsville Police Department. Lt. Donny Shaw says he escaped when he was in the process of being moved from one area of the jail […]

  • Officials search for suspects following shooting on Beard Street in Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Authorities are investigating a shooting on Beard Street in Huntsville. Police say they were called to a shooting on Beard Street around 10:30 p.m. Monday. According to Lt. Michael Johnson, there were two victims. Officials say they are looking for possible suspects in the area. Johnson says the victims’ injuries are non-life threatening and they are not cooperating with investigators about what happened. Be sure to bookmark this story for the latest updates as we get them. 

  • Madison County Sheriff’s Office K9 ‘Happy’ to receive body armor donation

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – A local K9 is receiving donated body armor valued near $1,000 from a national non-profit organization. Trouw Nutrition USA sponsored Madison County Sheriff’s Office K9 Happy’s vest. The vest will display the sentiment “honoring those who served and sacrificed.” Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a non-profit charity in East Taunton, Massachusetts, whose mission is to offer bullet and stab protective vests and other help to dogs of law enforcement throughout the United States. For more […]

  • DeKalb County graduate named Microsoft PowerPoint World Champion

    DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. – A recent graduate of Geraldine High School wins a Microsoft International Championship. Certiport Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship announced Seth Maddox the 2019 Microsoft Office Specialist World-International Champion in Microsoft PowerPoint 2016. Maddox traveled to New York last week and competed against top finalists from across the globe. He won the overall top international award in the Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 competition. Maddox plans to study Computer Engineering at Auburn University in the Fall, and he plans to […]

  • Jackson County escapee back in custody

    JACKSON COUNTY, Ala. — Hollywood Police confirm a man they say walked away from the hospital after being arrested is back in custody. Authorities say they found Cody McAllister at his home. Additional charges are expected for multiple theft-related offenses. Previously reported JACKSON COUNTY, Ala. – Police are searching for a Flat Rock man after he walked away from the hospital after being arrested this weekend. On August 3, police arrested Cody McAllister on a traffic stop for possession of […]

  • Alabama lawmakers respond to the Dayton and El Paso shootings

    Hearts are heavy here in Alabama as the nation continues to grieve the horrific shootings. WHNT News 19 is following Alabama lawmakers and the reaction from those who live here Tennessee Valley. Sunday afternoon, Governor Kay Ivey directed all flags to be flown at half-staff to honor the victims of the El Paso and Dayton shootings. She also tweeted, “I offer my deepest sympathies to the people of Texas and Ohio today. Alabamians are praying for the victims and their families […]

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