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A Limestone County native, Blake loves his hometown. 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 Journalism and Public Relations.

Blake is currently a guest author and you can find him on Instagram @bwilliams_photo and on Facebook and Twitter at @blwilliamsmedia

Recent Articles
  • Athens man arrested, accused of trying to pull a gun at local church

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. —  Authorities arrested an Athens man after police say he attempted to pull a gun from its holster during a church service Sunday. Deputies said it happened while Thomas Zebulun Lewter, 34, was speaking at the pulpit during a service at O’Neal Church of Christ. He is charged with making a terrorist threat. The church nestled in a quiet Limestone County community, the only real noise being made Monday afternoon? The hum of a lawnmower. nats “It’s […]

  • Friday after Five heats up in August in downtown Athens

    ATHENS, Ala. – Music, Shopping, Dining, Kids Activities come to downtown Athens for an evening of fun for the entire family. Fridays After Five is the third Friday of each month in June-September, continuing this Friday, August 17 from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. in downtown Athens, Alabama.

  • Review Board approves new $150 million Huntsville Hospital bed tower

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The Alabama Certificate of Need Review Board approved Huntsville Hospital’s plan for a new multi-story bed tower to meet the growing patient demand. According to the news release, the $150 million West Bed Tower project should begin rising along Gallatin Street in early 2019. Crews expect construction on this project to take about two years. The new tower will have 72 private patient rooms and 24 operating rooms, plus shelled-in space for future needs. It will sit directly across from […]

  • Police search for Camaro stolen from Decatur dealership

    DECATUR, Ala. – Champion Dodge of Decatur reported a burglary to Morgan County 911 Wednesday morning. During the initial investigation, police determined that someone stole a 2017 black Chevrolet Camaro from the dealership. Police believe that the person stole the car between Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. Wednesday morning. Anyone with information related to the case can contact Detective Chance Sparks at (256) 341-4637 or cbsparks@decatur-al.gov.

  • Gov. Kay Ivey awards grants to improve highway safety in North Alabama

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded grants totaling $791,838 to increase patrols and other highway safety measures in north Alabama during Labor Day weekend and other major traveling holidays during the next year. According to the news release, law enforcement agencies will use the funds in 17 counties that serve in the state’s North Alabama Highway Safety Office district. The allocation will cover overtime and other special expenses incurred during major highway campaigns and safety promotions including “Click It […]

  • Henagar woman now faces charges in Alabama after multi-state car chase

    FORT PAYNE, Ala. – A Henagar woman is facing more charges in DeKalb County. This is the case that involved a car chase that ended in Trenton, Georgia with a law enforcement officer getting his leg cut off. Investigators say Lora Leeanne Wooten, 35, stole an air compressor on August 7 in Fort Payne. They say she then led law enforcement on a chase. Major Tommy Bradford suffered critical injuries as a result of this chase. Ft. Payne Police have […]

  • Governor Ivey announces Kelly Butler as Acting Director of Finance

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Governor Kay Ivey on Tuesday named Kelly Butler as Acting Director of the Alabama Department of Finance. As Assistant Finance Director, Butler oversees the State Comptroller’s Office, the State Purchasing Division, the State Debt Management Division, and the State Business Systems Division. “Kelly Butler has more than two decades of experience working with the state’s budgets and more than three decades experience as a fiscal analyst. I know he will do an excellent job leading the Alabama […]

  • Athens High School students will begin school year in former middle school building due to construction delays

    ATHENS, Ala.- Athens City Schools announces the opening of the new Athens High School is delayed until November 19. Students in grades 9-12 will begin the school year August 30th, at the former Athens Middle School campus on Clinton Street. School officials say changes were made to the building to create adequate classroom space, allowing the school to run a full schedule. “Put in walls, made sure that we had electrical outlets wiring that’s in there, some type of projector, […]

  • ALDOT: Alabama 227 resurfacing project to begin August 13

    The Alabama Department of Transportation advises motorists Reed Contracting will begin widening and resurfacing work on Alabama 227 between Alabama 62 and Signal Point Road (Marshall County 455) in Guntersville on Monday, Aug. 13, if weather permits. Crews will work on the road from about 6:30 a.m. to about 6:00 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, with completion anticipated in mid-fall. The $3.3 million project will include 2-foot safety widening between Alabama 62 and Short Creek in addition to resurfacing of the 10.3-mile project area. […]

  • Rogersville restaurant surrenders alcohol license during sex crime investigation

    ROGERSVILLE, Ala – Police Chief Terry Holden says the owner of 72 Roadhouse voluntarily surrendered his alcohol license Friday afternoon. Police padlocked the front doors since the start of their investigation into a female employee being sexually assaulted. Chief Holden says his department is still waiting on forensic evidence on the alleged assault. Authorities charged restaurant manager David Calvert with attempted rape and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Investigators believe Calvert drugged the female employee who was found unresponsive inside 72 Roadhouse […]

  • Rogersville restaurant shut down amid sex crime investigation

    ROGERSVILLE, Ala. – Rogersville Police arrested three people following a medical assistance call Monday night. The restaurant, 72 Roadhouse, has since been shut down. Rogersville Police Chief Terry Holden said someone called 911 after a female employee was found unconscious.  Investigators say she may have been assaulted. She was taken to ECM Hospital in Florence for treatment and a rape test. Rogersville police believe the restaurant manager David Calvert gave the underage female alcohol. They have charged him with contributing […]

  • Muscle Shoals Police Department needs your help to identify burglary suspect

    MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. – The Muscle Shoals Police Department is asking for the public’s help to identify a burglary suspect in a surveillance video. Police say this burglary happened on Sunday, August 5 around 7:30 p.m. at a home in the 800 block of Buena Vista Avenue. If you have any information on this case, please contact Sgt. Vess at (256) 383-6746