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Maxie grew up in a military family. She lived in Georgia, two different towns in Germany and a suburb of St. Louis before her family moved to Madison as part of BRAC in 1998.

As a graduate of Auburn University, Maxie started at WHNT News 19 as a part-time production assistant. She worked her way up to being a supervising director before making a change to the content side of news. Several years of producing newscasts helped Maxie find her passion for the interactive side of things.

Now, Maxie is the Digital Executive Producer. She helps to manage WHNT.com in addition to the station’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and Pinterest accounts.

If you have a news tip or a suggestion for the digital side of WHNT, feel free to email Maxie at maxie.gardner@whnt.com.


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  • Deputies in Lawrence County, Tennessee investigate murder-suicide

    LAWRENCE COUNTY, Tenn. – Deputies in Lawrence County, Tennessee say they are investigating a murder-suicide involving a man, his step-father and his mother. Investigators say they responded to a home on Rebecca Road in Loretto. They arrived to find two men dead and a woman wounded from a gunshot wound. A post by the Sheriff’s Office says further investigation determined James Netherton, 32, shot and killed his step-father, Albert Dotson, 66. They say he then turned the gun on his […]

  • ‘Capital Murder While Under a Life Sentence:’ Man charged in Guntersville triple murder faces 3 new counts

    GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. – A grand jury indicted Jimmy O’Neal Spencer on seven counts of of Capital Murder, adding three to the original four counts officials arrested Spencer on several weeks ago. Spencer is accused of killing three people in Guntersville. Investigators say Spencer killed Marie Martin, her seven-year-old great-grandson Colton Lee, and her neighbor Martha Reliford. He was originally arrested Spencer on four charges of Capital Murder. Those charges included two counts of Capital Murder During a Robbery, and one count […]

  • Swim for Melissa offers fun for children, raises money for babies in need

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – For 13 years, children across Huntsville have jumped in the pool to raise money for babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Huntsville Hospital for Women and Children. This year was no different! Most of the children have been raising money all summer for the Swim for Melissa event. “The best part of all is they know why they’re here,” says Amy George. “Their parents have talked to them about it, they show up and they […]

  • Authorities identify man shot, killed in Madison County driveway, police search for person of interest

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – The Madison County Sheriff’s Office has released the identity of a man killed in a shooting as Cedrick Lipscomb, 36. Authorities responded to a shooting call on Turtlehill Drive in northwest Madison County around 9:30 Thursday morning. Emergency crews arrived to find Lipscomb dead in the driveway. Authorities identify a person of interest as Jumar Sims, 34, in this case. Sims is described as being 5’10” tall, weighing 220 lbs. and driving a 2013 grey Nissan […]

  • Decatur Police ask for help identifying thieves seen breaking into vehicles

    DECATUR, Ala. – Decatur Police hope you can help identify the people seen in these surveillance pictures and videos. They say these individuals have broken into multiple vehicles and have stolen items from each. Police say all these break-ins happened in southwest Decatur throughout the month of July. Anyone with information should contact Det. Sean Mukaddam at (256) 341-4617 or smukaddam@decatur-al.gov. If calling after-hours, please leave a message. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can always call the Decatur Tip […]

  • LIVE BLOG: Day 1 of SEC Media Days as Texas A&M, LSU, and Kentucky take the stage

    ATLANTA Ga. – It’s day one of SEC Media Days from the Omni Hotel and Resort in Atlanta, Georgia. Today we will hear from Texas A&M, LSU, Kentucky and SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey. WHNT News 19 is on site and will bring you exclusive coverage on air, online, and on our mobile app throughout the week. A hot topic today is former Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher who is speaking at his first SEC Media Days on behalf of […]

  • See the sample ballots for Tuesday’s 2018 Primary Runoff Election

    Residents in the state of Alabama return to the polls in July to finalize the ballot for the General Election in November. The voter registration deadline has already passed for the Primary Runoff, but voters have until July 12 to apply for an absentee ballot if necessary. Here are the sample ballots: Colbert County Republican Ballot DeKalb County Republican Ballot Franklin County Republican Ballot Jackson County Republican Ballot Lauderdale County Republican Ballot Lawrence County Republican Ballot Limestone County Republican Ballot […]

  • SEC Media Days Monday Recap: Fisher talks pressures for upcoming season; Orgeron talks QB

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Day one of SEC Media Days at the College Football Hall Of Fame in Atlanta is in the books and one of the biggest stories today is Texas A&M head coach Jimbo Fisher, Coach Fisher has a bunch of pressure on him heading into the season especially after he signed the highest contract in college football history, but Fisher is not comparing himself to the rest of the pack. “When you get good in your program, you […]

  • Rescue efforts underway for deaf puppy trapped in hole in south Huntsville

      UPDATE:  The puppy has been rescued as of early Saturday morning.  Please click for latest story. HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — There’s a rescue effort underway in south Huntsville for a deaf 7-week-old puppy named Toffee on Lenlock Drive. Crews have been working to rescue Toffee since 5 o’clock Thursday evening when she fell down a hole estimated to be about 50 feet deep. Toffee’s story captured the attention of hundreds after her foster family posted a call for help on […]

  • Manhunt in Chilton County causes lane closures on I-65

    CHILTON COUNTY, Ala. – The Chilton County Sheriff’s Office says they are on a manhunt right now, and it may impact traffic on Interstate 65. The station’s Facebook page has a post that says they are near the Shelby County Line with a dog team looking for someone. Deputies expect to stop traffic when the dog team has to cross the interstate. They ask motorists to please be patient. At least one person commented that traffic was at a stand-still […]

  • Limestone County School Board names new principal for Tanner High School

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. – The Limestone County Board of Education has announced Deborah Kenyon as the new principal of Tanner High School. Kenyon has a personal mantra of “All Means All.” She believes it takes everyone working as a team to make sure all student needs and strengths are met. (See bottom of article for Kenyon’s biography) Congratulations @DebbieDkenyon on being named Tanner High School Principal! @TannerHighAL pic.twitter.com/PAF4GCeJ00 — LCS for Kids! (@LCSforKids) June 27, 2018 Kenyon replaces Louis Gordon. […]