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
LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. – An annual competitive cooking competition to raise money for Hospice of Limestone County is back for its 31st year. 20 local competitors will battle for your votes at the Hospice of Limestone County Chili Challenge on Saturday, March 23, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Limestone County Event Center. Attendees can also bid on silent auction items and check out items in the new “Browse & Buy” section. You can buy your $10 […]
LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. – The Tennessee Valley Authority will team up with Keep Athens-Limestone Beautiful (KALB) this year to host a litter cleanup in Limestone County. This year, the annual Elk River Cleanup will also include a county-wide attack on trash. On Saturday, March 9, KALB and TVA hope to have a record number of volunteers out cleaning up roadsides, neighborhoods, waterways and public lands throughout Limestone County. Volunteers will meet at 8:00 a.m. at one of the following starting […]
LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. – Organizers of the Athens-Limestone County Empty Bowls luncheon are seeking the community’s support for their annual event. Organizers use the event to emphasize hunger issues in the community and uses the profits to support the agencies whose missions is to fight hunger. Ticket holders will receive a simple meal of soup donated by a local restaurant and a handmade pottery bowl to remind them that someone’s bowl is empty. The annual luncheon is Friday, February 8 from […]
LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. – After fleeing and fighting with investigators, an Elkmont man is charged with four counts of theft and four counts of criminal mischief. Authorities arrested Cleabron King on Thursday with Assault on a Police Officer, Possession of a Controlled Substance (meth), Attempting to Elude, Resisting Arrest and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. King also had a previous arrest warrant for Failure to Register a Vehicle. Investigators identified King as a suspect in the theft of around $19,000 worth of […]
LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. – Owens, Piney Chapel, Elkmont Volunteer Fire Departments, along with Athens Fire Department, are fighting a fire off Elkton Road. The fire is at 20575 Elkton Road, just south of Piney Chapel Road. Details are very limited at this time and WHNT News 19 is on the scene gathering more information.
GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. – Guntersville Lake HydroFest organizers announce a new partnership with Powerboat Nationals which will bring two more boat classes to the 2019 race weekend. Powerboat Nationals will race both the ProTunnel1 (PT1) and ProTunnel2 (PT2) series, formerly known as Formula 2 and Formula 4. H1 Unlimited will return this year with their series of hydros along with the Grand Prix World – both proved competitive and ran at speeds over 150 mph. during last summer’s event. “The additional boat classes […]
WATERLOO, Ala. – The only gas station in Waterloo town limits caught fire early Thursday morning. Waterloo Fire and Central Volunteer Fire Department responded to the fire around 10:30 a.m. The Waterloo Fire Chief tells WHNT News 19 the blaze started as a grease fire and that the fire was contained to the kitchen area. Crews on the scene said there was a good bit of smoke and water damage to the inside and store owners are unsure when they can re-open.
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Five Huntsville Fire and Rescue units battled a fire on the 7600 block of Chadwell Road. According to units on the scene, the flames were visible upon arrival and the house was empty. Huntsville Fire and Rescue tell us one man lives there and occasionally has other people live with him. Crews contained the damage around the fireplace on the roof and in the attic. The cause of this fire is still under investigation.
DECATUR, Ala. – Crews from the Decatur Utilities (DU) Natural Gas Department will be utilizing new technology in 2019 to detect possible natural gas leaks in hard-to-reach areas. The Gas Trac LZ-30 is a handheld methane-specific leak detector that provides fast, accurate readings at up to 100 feet using TDLAS (tunable diode laser absorption spectroscopy) technology to detect methane gas, a primary part of natural gas. Crews can use the detector in buildings through glass windows and in potentially hazardous situations. “This is […]
JACKSON COUNTY, Ala. – An Ider man is facing new charges after deputies say they found drugs and guns while serving him with an arrest warrant for failure to appear in court. Deputies say when they found Danny Lee Sharp, 62, at a property in Flat Rock, they also found a small amount of Methamphetamine. That led to a greater search where deputies say they found about 10 grams of meth along with marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and guns. Deputies charged […]
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The Huntsville Police Department charged 33-year-old Samuel Demario Williams in connection to a shooting at Club 3208. Police say Williams was in a shooting on December 31, 2018 just after midnight at ‘Club 3208’ on Long Ave. Williams was later shot by an armed security guard working at the event. Citizens, who were with him at the time of the shooting, took him to the hospital. HPD arrested Williams after being released from the hospital. Lt. Michael Johnson with […]