Scottsboro powers up with new EV charging station
SCOTTSBORO – As automakers retool their factories to build electric vehicles, tens of thousands of EVs will be on the roads in the next decade. Scottsboro Electric Power Board is helping to make sure Alabama is ready to meet the demand with charging infrastructure. The board has installed two...
2023 Holiday Festivities in Marshall County
It's the most wonderful time of the year! Our area is bustling with fun holiday events, Santa sightings, parades, and activities!. We are gathering them all in one place - so keep checking back throughout the holiday season as we will be updating and adding to the fun!. Know of...
Fyffe’s Logan Anderson Scores 8 TDs One Year after 2022 Season-ending Injury
MONTGOMERY – Fyffe High School junior running back Logan Anderson set a school record and fell just one shy of the AHSAA state record for touchdowns in a game to lead the defending Class 2A state champion Red Devils (12-1) to a 63-33 over previously unbeaten Locust Fork (12-1) last Friday to grab the AHSAA Football Playoff Spotlight for round three of the 2023 playoffs.
Spectracare working to raise awareness ahead of National Meth Awareness Day
DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - National Meth Awareness Day is coming up on November 30th but area resources like Spectracare, work year-round to spread awareness. In this year’s Drug Threat Assessment for the state of Alabama, meth is nearly tied with fentanyl and other opioids for the drugs that pose the greatest threat, according to law enforcement respondents.
Exploring the Trails and Thrills of Hollytree Off-Road Park
Nestled in the picturesque landscape of Alabama, Hollytree Off-Road Park is an 800-acre playground for off-road enthusiasts. With miles of marked, one-way trails designed for all skill levels, it provides a perfect mix of challenge and excitement against a backdrop of natural beauty. The park features everything from gentle paths for beginners to extreme rock crawling for the daring, offering a true off-road adventure every day of the year.
Christmas Lights: Stonycrossing Road in Madison County
Every year, we feature Christmas light displays on News 19! There are many people who go all out to decorate their homes, and we want you to tell us where you’ve seen the best lights.
Uncover Fort Payne's Cafe Culture: 3 Exceptional Coffee Havens to Try
In this article, we'll be exploring three delightful cafes located in Fort Payne. Have you had the chance to visit any of these yet? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts and experiences. Please feel free to share your comments below!
Arab Housing Crisis: Solutions Needed
~ This article was written in part with the help of AI ~. Arab, Alabama, a small town nestled in Marshall County, faces a growing housing crisis that threatens the stability and prosperity of its residents. The town's population has steadily increased in recent years, fueled by its proximity to larger cities like Huntsville and Birmingham. However, this growth has not been accompanied by a corresponding increase in the availability of affordable housing.
Madison County School System rolls out portable weapon detection system
WAAY 31 News got a first-hand look at a new security system that aims to protect students and keep weapons out of Madison County Schools. Around $800,000 is going into installing new portable OpenGate weapon detection systems at all 30 Madison County schools this week. All students will need to...
Book Review: Between the Mountains
A heartwarming tale that underscores the important bond between animals and humans while exploring themes of friendship, forgiveness, and community. Between the Mountains by Jeremy Campbell is a tale that revolves around a community’s newfound strength, thanks to a dog and his person. The story begins on an unsettling note, with an old stray black lab being harassed by a stranger. Arley Flores, returning home to Jackson County, Alabama after a year at college, witnesses this disturbing incident. Her homecoming at the airport is less than ideal, as her parents have forgotten her existence. Instead of succumbing to disappointment, Arley decides to follow Roscoe to the North Star Community Center, where she used to work.
DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office Provides Demonstration of Aviation Unit Helicopter to School Students
Recently (On Friday November 17th) – the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office Investigations Unit was pleased to be able to provide a demonstration of the Aviation Unit’s Helicopter to all members of the kindergarten class at Geraldine Elementary School and the Geraldine High School Varsity Football Team. Investigators...
Dawson, Alabama: A Tapestry of Timeless Heritage
In the heart of Alabama, the town of Dawson stands as a testament to a storied past that extends well beyond its incorporation in 1965. This relatively young town is built upon a historical foundation laid by Native American tribes and European pioneer homesteads. The Gum Swamp Site near Georgia, with its Paleoindian artifacts dating back over 10,000 years, offers a glimpse into the lives of the ancient inhabitants whose resourcefulness paved the way for future generations.
Chilly Weather and Wind Chills in Marshall County, Warming Up with Rain Chances by Week's End
Catch Carson's Monday afternoon forecast for 11/27. Expect a chilly day with wind gusts up to 20 MPH, making it feel colder. The week starts with the coldest day, but a warm-up and higher rain chances are expected by the weekend.
Madison Co. mental health leaders discuss suicide rates in Alabama as they reach record highs nationwide
MADISON CO., Ala. (WAFF) - Alarming mental health statistics, taken from the CDC, shows more people died from suicide in the U.S. last year than any other year on record. As for the new national numbers from the CDC, nearly 50,000 lives were lost to suicide in 2022. Men were about four times more likely than women to die by suicide but rates among children and teens went down.
Her mom inspired her to attend the same local college—check out this Owens Cross Roads native’s story now
Like mother like daughter—Ellie is happily following in her mother’s footsteps by attending the same local college. Read on to learn why she decided to study Architectural Design at the University of North Alabama and get a sneak peek into her unique college experience. The Hawkins are a...
Have Lost Luggage? This Store Is Probably Selling It & Has Been For 53yrs!
Over 2 million suitcases are lost by airlines each year - and most of them end up at this store in Alabama. Unclaimed Baggage in Scottsboro, AL sells clothing, jewelry, electronics, and other items that were recovered from lost luggage. Airlines typically spend 3 months trying to reunite lost bags...
Estillfork: A Tapestry of American History in Alabama's Rugged Terrain
Nestled in the rugged terrain of Jackson County, Alabama, the small unincorporated community of Estillfork stands as a living tapestry of American history. Here, the legacies of early settlers intertwine with those of native tribes, crafting a story of resilience and cultural richness. With landmarks dating back to the early 1940s, like Prince's General Merchandise, and the deep-seated roots of families like the Sims, Estillfork is a beacon for history buffs and genealogists alike who are drawn to the echoes of the past that resonate throughout the Paint Rock Valley.
Local farmers grateful for record harvest just in time for the holiday season
MARSHALL CO., Ala. (WAFF) - Have you ever wondered where the food you eat every day comes from?. Farmers in North Alabama don’t have to think about it, they already know. After countless hours of hard work and dedication, area farmers say this year’s harvest is one for the books.
Asbury sweeps Collinsville in Tuesday basketball action
ALBERTVILLE – The Asbury Rams swept a pair of basketball games from visiting Collinsville on Tuesday evening. Asbury’s boys claimed a 49-42 victory, while the Lady Rams sank 10 3-pointers to earn a 53-18 win. In the boys game, Jake Middlebrooks scored a game-high 17 points for Collinsville....
Mazda Toyota Manufacturing celebrates fifth anniversary with community donation
MADISON, AL – Mazda Toyota Manufacturing (MTM) continued their legacy of community development yesterday with the celebration of five years in Madison County, as well as more than $100,000 in donations to community organizations. MTM announced grants totaling $110,000 to 20 local nonprofits through their MTM Grant Fund. This...