Several Tennessee Valley schools cancel after school activities Monday due to weather concerns

Jeremy Jackson first joined the WHNT News 19 team as a multimedia production assistant in September 2014 and was promoted to videojournalist soon after. Beginning in June 2018 he worked as a photographer/editor for WGNO News, WHNT News 19’s sister station in New Orleans. There, he covered several severe weather events including Tropical Storm Gordon and Hurricanes Michael and Barry. He returned to WHNT News 19 in July 2019 where he worked as the senior videojournalist before being promoted to be the Shoals Bureau Reporter in October.

Jeremy is a graduate of the University of North Alabama where he earned a bachelor’s degree in film and digital media production.

Jeremy also has a passion for photography and in his spare time, can be found hiking or exploring different parts of the Tennessee Valley. He also loves weightlifting, rugby, kickball, and beach volleyball.

If you have any news tips, feel free to email him at and follow him on Twitter and Instagram @JeremyJacksonAL.

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    FLORENCE, ALA. – It’s been a busy year for the city of Florence, in the once stagnant Sweetwater District specifically. The intersection of Royal Avenue and Huntsville Road was once considered treacherous by many not familiar with the area. In the Spring of 2018, after years of discussion, the city and state began construction on a roundabout. However, due to construction, several businesses were virtually cut off because of detours. The roundabout opened during the summer and Mayor Steve Holt […]

  • Coroner confirms 1 dead following Shoals house fire

    FLORENCE, Ala. – Multiple agencies responded to a house fire in Florence on Monday morning. The Lauderdale County Coroner confirmed that one person died in the house fire on Florence Blvd.  Crews responded to the house around 8:40 a.m. There were no other injuries reported and no one else was inside the home. There have been no reports on the cause of the fire. #BREAKING: The Lauderdale County Coroner confirms one fatality in this fire. #Shoals #Florence #LauderdaleCounty @whnt […]

  • Florence Recycle Center upgrading equipment with grant from ADEM

    FLORENCE, Ala. – Employees at the Florence Recycle Center are hard at work, separating and sorting thousands of materials for future use. Efficiency is key, and recycling manager David Koonce said that thanks to a new ADEM grant, that’s only going to get better. “We apply for grants every March based on needs that we have here,” said Koonce. “They review grants from all over the state. They approved part of ours for $118,000 to buy a new baler, a […]

  • UPDATE: Florence Police still looking for suspect who broke into vehicles in Planet Fitness parking lot

    FLORENCE, Ala. – The answer to who broke into vehicles in the Planet Fitness parking lot in Florence remains a mystery. Florence Police initially believed Kristina Marie Myrick was the suspect and there was a warrant out for her arrest. Those charges have since been dropped after new evidence proved she was not there. The suspect pictured below is still at large. Click here for the original story.   Florence Police are also on the lookout for stolen vehicles. The […]

  • Shoals singer-songwriter writes new song inspired by veterans and faith

    MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. – At the historic Wishbone Studios in Muscle Shoals, singer-songwriter, Michelle Glass is fueled by inspiration, by both music and patriotism. She’s performing a new song, “Let Freedom Ring,” inspired by her faith and our nation’s servicemen and women. Glass says she was headed to the Florence Veterans Day Ceremony at Veterans Park in November when she was struck with inspiration. “It just started coming to me there and I actually chorded it in the car but […]

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    FLORENCE, Ala. – The City of Florence is receiving statewide recognition for its environmental efforts. Every year in March, volunteers come together for a City-Wide Clean-Up Day. They join forces to clean up the streets, parks, creeks, and even their own neighborhoods. Governor Kay Ivey noticed their hard work and she, along with People Against a Littered State (PALS) named Florence the winner of the Governor’s Award City Category. “This belongs to all of us that participated, it’s not just […]

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    FLORENCE, Ala. – It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas inside one home on County Road 46 in Florence. Homeowner Joey Krieger has not one, not two, not even three, but thirty-four Christmas trees set up all over his house. For his family, it’s all about tradition. “Well, this started with my father years and years ago and then when he passed away in 2000, I kind of took over and inherited a lot of the things that he […]

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  • Sheffield City Schools seeking to employ full-time social worker

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