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

Madison Neal joined the WHNT News 19 news team in November 2018 as a multimedia journalist/reporter. Madison is from Blount County, Alabama and is thrilled to make Huntsville her new home.

Madison is a graduate of Troy University where she earned a degree in Broadcast Journalism. While at Troy University, Madison was an anchor, reporter, and producer for TROY TrojanVision News.

In her free time, Madison enjoys staying active outdoors and volunteering within her community.

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Recent Articles
  • Millions of dollars in defense funding coming to North Alabama

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – This past week Congress passed the National Defense Authorization Act, a spending plan that includes millions for the state of Alabama. Senator Doug Jones says there are several things included in the final defense bill that will not only benefit all of Alabama but also Madison County and the city of Huntsville. The National Defense Authorization Act is securing 2 million dollars for cybersecurity, over 100 million dollars for hypersonic research and testing, the authorization of a […]

  • Volunteers decorate Moulton square with trail of 100 trees

    LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ala. – The Moulton square is lit with Christmas cheer this year thanks to the efforts of local volunteers with a vision. When Lakin Williamson noticed that the city of Moulton didn’t decorate downtown, she felt like the community was missing out. “You know, you watch Hallmark movies and all the downtown areas always have the tree lighting,” said Williamson. A small group put up some decorations last December. It was simple but a start. “We didn’t have […]

  • Snow brings people out to play in Big Spring Park

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Tuesday’s weather had a “wow would you look at that factor.” The first snow of the season brought people out to play in downtown Huntsville. Jordan Overton moved to Alabama a few months ago and was shocked to see snow here. “We get snow pretty often there in Oklahoma and you know for here its super rare. You know it looked like we were going to see a little bit of snow today but this is pretty […]

  • Parkway Place Mall hosts sensory friendly Santa experience

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Santa was at the Parkway Place Mall in Huntsville on Sunday and his village was a little calmer than usual. For the third year, the mall partnered with Autism Speaks, and The Riley Center, a nonprofit organization that provides services for children on the autism spectrum for “Santa Cares.” Santa Cares is a sensory-friendly event for children and family members with all spectrums of special needs to enjoy the time-honored tradition of the Santa Photo Experience in […]

  • Couple that lost thousands warns others of Check Washing scam that is making a comeback

    MADISON, Ala. – With debit cards and online banking, writing a check to pay a bill isn’t all that common anymore. Recently, a Madison couple was scammed out of nearly $5,000 and they want others to be aware of an old scam that seems to be making a comeback. It’s a method called check washing and its been around for decades. The couple hit by it had never even heard of it and now they want others to be aware. […]

  • Huntsville Mayor proclaims December 1 as “Project Share Sunday”

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala.- In recognition of the assistance provided to 24,596 families since December of 1988, Mayor Tommy Battle has proclaimed December 1 as Project Share Sunday in Huntsville. Project Share is designed to help customers 62 years of age or older—as well as those who are certified as disabled—pay their utility bills during the winter months. Participants must be on a low or fixed income as specified by the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs and/or the Alabama Department […]

  • Congregation blesses 15 families with groceries at Kroger in north Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – It’s the day before Thanksgiving and several people are out doing some last-minute grocery shopping for holiday meals. On Wednesday, a few people in north Huntsville have a little something extra to be thankful for. It’s the season to be thankful for life’s blessings and it’s also the season of giving. At the Kroger on Oakwood Ave, those two met in the middle as some unexpecting shoppers got their groceries for free. The congregation of All Nations […]

  • Family creates Tinsel Trail tree every year in 3-year-old’s memory

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. –  Huntsville continued tradition of bringing holiday cheer to Big Spring Park kicks off this week. The Tinsel Trail is a free annual event featuring trees sponsored and decorated by people in our community. It doesn’t officially open to the public until Friday, but people have been out there decorating their trees. The installation is all about joy, and each tree has a story. There are already so many different creative ideas from businesses and organizations. Then there are […]

  • R.A. Hubbard athletics: another reason community says school is not failing

    LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ala. – R.A. Hubbard in Lawrence County found itself on the state’s list of failing schools based on standardized test scores and is now fighting for its survival.  The school could lose students to other county schools through transfer, but community members urge parents to keep their children at the school because they don’t consider it failing. Other than providing quality educations, Lawrence County’s District 1 has a long-standing reputation for producing exceptional athletes. All other schools in […]

  • Parents and educators argue that R.A. Hubbard High School’s “Failing” label is undeserved

    LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ala. –  High School is on the failing schools list in Alabama. Community advocates, educators, and parents are arguing that the school is not a failing school and the “failing” label is unfair and undeserved. They aren’t the only people against labeling a school as failing. Last week in a state school board work session, Governor Kay Ivey asked the Deputy State Superintendent, Dr. Daniel Boyd, if the “failing” label could be changed. R.A. Hubbard High School found […]

  • Lawrence County NAACP secures legal defense team for R.A. Hubbard, hopeful school could stay open

    LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ala. – The Lawrence County NAACP has secured a legal defense team to help them going forward in the fight to keep R.A. Hubbard High School open. Tuesday evening there was yet another community meeting regarding the failing school. Lawrence County’s District 1 is familiar to having schools shut down. In fact, R.A. Hubbard is the only school left standing in the district. “If this happens at R.A. Hubbard, happens once again to this community, to District One, […]

  • Harvest Elementary student is reading her way to the Iron Bowl through state contest

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – A student at Harvest Elementary was suprised on Tuesday with tickets to Alabama’s biggest football rivalry, the Iron Bowl. She was the lucky winner of the Alabama Education Association’s Be a Champion and Read contest. Over 60,000 students across the state of Alabama participated in the contest. “We just want them to be encouraged and to be motivated and want to read,” said Harvest Elementary Library Media Specialist Charlotte Owen. Entering the competition is simple, students […]

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