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Jackson County man receives high school diploma at age 92
SCOTTSBORO, AL (WAFF) - A Jackson County man graduated from high school on Monday at the ripe old age of 92. A ceremony was held for this special graduate at Scottsboro high school.
Brent Miller named Jackson County Sentinel publisher
Lifelong Scottsboro resident and former city councilman Brent Miller was named publisher for The Jackson County Sentinel today. “We’re delighted Brent is rejoining our company,” Dolph Tillotson, president of Southern Newspapers, Inc. said. “His experience in the newspaper industry and his commitment
Alabama couple thankful for ‘Christmas angels’ who came to their aid after accident
A Madison County, Ala., couple thanks the Lord for two Lincoln County ladies they refer to as their “Christmas Angels” who came to their aid following a serious car accident on Dec. 8.
Woman found shot in north Alabama; taken to Huntsville Hospital
A woman was hospitalized after she was found shot in Limestone County Monday afternoon, according to the Limestone County Sheriff’s Office. Officials say the woman was found shot at a home in the 20000 block of Highway 127. She was taken to Huntsville Hospital by ambulance, according to the sheriff’
Pam Berry Wins Valley's Top Teacher
GURLEY, Ala. - Pam Berry at Madison County Elementary School in Gurley has a passion for her kids, her community, and reading. "When you read a story to a child it has to be animated, you have to act out the parts, change those voices up," says Pam Berry, the Valley's Top Teacher.
Jackson County man ruled incompetent to stand trial in sexual abuse of a minor
JACKSON COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - Timothy Hess Hollis was ruled incompetent to stand trial for allegedly molesting two young girls back in 2017. The judge issued the ruling Thursday.
Dog found starving at Jackson County home looks completely different now
JACKSON COUNTY, Ala., – It’s been a month and a half since two starving dogs were found at a home in Bryant, and the difference is amazing. Jenny, the doberman rescued from the home in late October, visited the Jackson County Sheriff’s office Thursday morning.
Alabama sheriff agrees to plead guilty to federal tax charge
Morgan County Sheriff Ana Franklin today agreed to plead guilty to a federal misdemeanor tax charge. Franklin was charged with willful failure to file a tax return in federal court for the Northern District of Alabama, court records show. The sheriff failed to file a 2015 tax return with the Interna
Publicist: ‘Laverne & Shirley’ star Penny Marshall has died
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Penny Marshall, who starred in “Laverne & Shirley” before becoming one of the top-grossing female directors in Hollywood, has died. She was 75. Marshall’s publicist, Michelle Bega, said Marshall passed away in her Hollywood Hills, Calif., home on Monday due to complications from d
Nonprofit donates armor packages to each Hollywood police officer because of viral lip sync video
HOLLYWOOD, Ala. — A nonprofit organization donated an armor package for each officer at the Hollywood Police Department. Over the summer, law enforcement agencies across the nation made lip sync videos to battle it out for the win.
Dreaming of a White Christmas? How likely is it that we will see one?
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -We’ve all heard the song “I’m dreaming of a White Christmas,” and here in the Tennessee Valley that is pretty much all we can do, is just dream. The definition of a “White Christmas” according to the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) is a having “a snow depth of at least 1
South Jackson to host movie night and annual gala
Get in the spirit of Christmas with South Jackson Civic Center with a family movie night. Cuddling up on the couch is nice, but it sometimes gets crowded. Head out to South Jackson for a comfy seat of your own, and don’t forget the popcorn.
Rome Man Charged with Calhoun Murder
A Rome man is awaiting extradition for the murder of a Calhoun man over the weekend. Justin Blake Maritinat, 29, was sought for the shooting of a man at a home on Sylvania Circle on Saturday.
Mississippi cop leaves retired K-9 at animal shelter, is demoted to patrol duty
The Police Department in Jackson, Miss., says its K-9 dogs are like “family”—so it was less than thrilled to discover that a retired police dog had been left at an animal shelter by his handler, who was meant to be looking after it.
What Makes a Good Movie Women Do, According to New Study
What does it take for a movie to be successful at the box office? Most people would probably say that successful movies require a good trailer and impressive reviews. Others would claim that big name actors and actresses are the key to drawing fans to the theater. Still others would claim that movie
Twin Peaks coming to Huntsville in January, 125 jobs open
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A new sports bar is coming to Huntsville, and Twin Peaks is looking to fill 125 positions. The Huntsville location is opening in late January in front of the MidCity Huntsville development on University Drive. There are job openings for 85 Twin Peaks Girls, cooks that can make foo
Del Marsh on 2020 U.S. Senate run: ‘I’m probably as qualified as anybody to consider it’
On Friday’s broadcast of Alabama Public Television’s “Capitol Journal,” State Senate Pro Tem Del Marsh (R-Anniston) acknowledged his interest in a run for the U.S. Senate in 2020.
2 women arrested on drug charges at Alabama prisons over the weekend
Two women were arrested over the weekend at separate Alabama prisons in an ongoing effort to stop contraband for entering the state lockups. Alabama Department of Corrections officials announced the arrests of Jamilia Kiarra Ware, 21, of Docena, and Latonya Renee Presley, 40, who lives in Georgia bu
Hemp farming coming to Alabama but still months away
Alabamians should be able to grow and process hemp as an agricultural commodity because of the farm bill approved by Congress last week, but there are still governmental hurdles ahead before they can get started.
Man wanted in North Georgia deadly shooting apprehended in Alabama
A man wanted in connection with a deadly weekend shooting in North Georgia was taken into custody in Alabama. About 8 hours elapsed from the time Gordon County sheriff’s deputies found a man’s body at a home near Calhoun and Justin Blake Martinat, 29, was apprehended, authorities said. A manhunt beg