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  • Walmart greeter told to stop telling customers to “have a blessed day”

    BLUE RIDGE, Ga. — A Greeter at a Georgia Walmart got a big surprise when his manager at his store told him to stop telling customers to “Have a blessed day”. The greeter, James Phillips, said he is grateful for his job at Walmart, but was concerned by the request from his management. WAGA-TV in Atlanta says Phillips told them, “Many people come to this store and tell me how glad they are that I say that. So many people enjoy Phillips’ greeting, in […]

  • Study: Childhood ADHD diagnosis may coincide with mobile device use

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says over six million children in the United States, aged 4 to 17, have been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Before 1990, less than 5 percent of school-age kids were thought to have the condition, but data from the CDC revealed that, in the two decades since, those numbers more than doubled to 11 percent, making it the most common childhood behavioral disorder. A study by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that on average children spend nearly […]

  • Bill Belichick ‘Shocked’ by Deflate-Gate

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – New England Patriots’ coach Bill Belichick says he is  “shocked” to hear that 11 of 12 footballs New England used in its AFC Championship victory against Indianapolis did not meet NFL standards for air pressure. The NFL is investigating if the Patriots provided under-inflated footballs in their 45-7 win against the Colts Sunday night. Under-inflated footballs can possibly give a team an advantage, because they are considered easier to throw and catch. NFL rules state that game balls be inflated to […]

  • Alabama Barbecue Bracket 2014

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The 2014 Alabama Barbecue Bracket sponsored by the state tourism department is down to the Final Four. So far, the Barbecue Bracket has been a fierce battle among the states best cooks. “Smokin’ on the Boulevard” in Florence has reached the final four and is vying for the top spot. Jeff Carter started the business as a road-side stand two years ago and quickly gained favor among Shoals residents and now the word is spreading. “Smokin’ […]

  • 2014 Hero Dog Awards

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A local search and rescue dog needs your help to win the Hero Dog Awards. Maxwell is 7 year old Australian Shepherd from Attalla. He is a NASAR Nationally Certified K-9 SARTECH III, Area Live Air Scent SAR Dog. He has trained and matured to be a SAR dog since he was six months old. Now Maxwell needs your help. You can click HERE and vote for him.  If Maxwell wins the award his charity partner, National Search […]

  • Traffic Slow-Moving on I-65 in Cullman County

    CULLMAN, Ala. (WHNT) – Tuesday brought frustrations for drivers on Interstate 65 in Cullman County. Early on, due to the ice, drivers had a tough time making it up the mountain in Lacon due to ice and snow on the road. Later, traffic was at a standstill near the Highway 278 exit, Exit 308.  State Troopers say there wasn’t a wreck, traffic was just very slow for a while. At one point, graders tried to keep the interstate clear, but […]

  • Alabama A&M Names Next Head Football Coach

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Director of Athletics Bryan Hicks has named James Michael Spady as the next Head Football Coach at Alabama A&M University. Spady is in his fourth year as the Tight Ends and Co-Offensive Line coach at the University of Nevada. Spady was the Offensive Coordinator at Grambling from 2007-2009.  He also had coaching stops at North Carolina Central and South Carolina State.  He began his coaching career in 1995 at his alma mater (UTEP) where he started at center […]

  • Kids to Love: Jack’s Helps Kick-off Christmas for the Kids Drive

    Our friends from Jack’s helped us kick off our Kids to Love: Christmas for the Kids Drive.  They brought Power Wheels and larger than life stuffed animals. We have several children asking for power wheels! You can help us make wishes come true for local foster children this holiday season by clicking here.  

  • U.S. Space & Rocket Center To Host Job Fair

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The U.S. Space & Rocket Center is planning to host a job fair Tuesday, November 26. Rocket Center officials are looking for people to serve as space camp counselors.  The would-be counselors will begin training in January 2014. The job fair is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Educators Training Facility. Candidates need to have completed a minimum of 30 college credit hours in any major and must be able to work day, […]

  • 14 Panda Cubs Are Now 100 Days Old

    (CNN) – Once again, it’s Panda-Monium Over the weekend 14 giant panda cubs celebrated their 100th day on earth at the panda research center in Chengdu, China. In Chinese tradition, babies and their families celebrate 100 days after birth to wish the baby a long and happy life. Pandas grow a lot faster than people and some of these cubs are now more than 20 times their birth weight! Many of the world’s pandas that are in zoos come from […]

  • Madison County Historic Log Cabin Moved

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A nearly 200-year-old fixture in the Madison County community was on the move Thursday. It’s one of the earliest remaining log cabins in the county’s history. A man by the name of Cruson Snyder built this cabin in 1833. Snyder used cedar logs and mud. There were not a lot of hi-tech tools back then, but there are now. Workers with Don Kennedy & Sons took to move the cabin from Mountain Fork Road to Sharon Johnston […]

  • Compressed Natural Gas Station Opens in Athens

    ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) – A money saving fueling station opened in Athens Wednesday. If you run on compressed natural gas, there’s a new place to fill up. The city of Athens has transitioned their fleet vehicles to run on compressed natural gas. But the opening of the public CNG station right off I65 puts Athens in the right lane of future fuels. The fuel cost only $1.65 a gallon. Athens currently has 11 CNG vehicles on the fleet, including 3 […]