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Sen. Jones tours new Thomasville hospital, holds public meeting

Alabama’s first Democratic U.S. senator in two decades visited Thomasville at his own invitation Saturday and spent the better part of the day there, touring the new hospital under construction, the existing library and hearing about plans for a new library and then holding a marathon town hall-styl


Sunday Morning Quick Update on the Alabama Weather Situation

Lots to talk about in the video this morning, so expect it around 7:45 a.m. But a quick update as of 7 a.m. to start your day:. A few light showers are falling across North Alabama this morning. Temperatures up north are near 50Fs. Across the I-20 Corridor, they are in the 50s, having risen during t


Pritchett earns Doctor of Medicine degree from University of Alabama

Marshall C. Pritchett III, left, has earned the degree of Doctor of Medicine on Dec. 15, 2018 from the University of Alabama. He received a B.S. in Biology from Alabama A & M University and his Master’s from the University of Alabama. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Marshall C. Pritchett Jr. of Thomas


A Look At The Flooding Potential Ahead For Alabama

An extended period of unsettled weather is ahead for Alabama, with potential for flash flooding and longer term river flooding in the days ahead. The combination of high precipitable water values (very moist air), a deep upper trough to the west, and a surface front oscillating through the region wi


Alabama’s Eight Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday Begins Friday

Alabama’s eighth severe weather preparedness sales tax holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, and ends at midnight, Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, allowing Alabama shoppers to stock up tax free on common supplies costing less than $60 that every home and business needs to prepare for a natural


Times have changed, but not as much as Barbie

I grew up in Sandflat, just south of Thomasville off of Highway 43, during the 70’s and 80’s when most all of my neighbors had houses similar to ours. It was five rooms. Two bedrooms and a bath. Another bedroom was later added. I don’t remember the four of us having any space issues. The typical hou


This Week Is Severe Weather Awareness Week In Alabama

This week officially kicks off Alabama Severe Weather Awareness Week as declared by Alabama Governor, Kay Ivey. The Cherokee County Emergency Management Agency and other supporting organizations want to make sure you are prepared for severe weather. Advance planning and increased awareness will help


Lady Aggies battle to beat Thomasville

The Jackson High School Lady Aggies played and defeated the Thomasville High School Lady Tigers 42-35 Friday, Feb. 1 in Jackson. The Lady Aggies improved to 23- 4 on the season and are 4-0 in area play. The Lady Aggies struggled in the first quarter as they trailed the Lady Tigers 10-8 starting the


Several local law enforcement agencies warn against wanted Alabama suspect believed to be armed and dangerous

SAMSON, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Law enforcement agencies in our area are sharing photos of a wanted suspect out of Alabama who is believed to be armed and dangerous. The Alabama State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) sent out a release Saturday after a woman died from what is believed to be a gunshot wound.


Alabama Supreme Court Grants Attorney General Steve Marshall's Request to Stay

Montgomery, AL - Attorney General Steve Marshall announced Friday that the Alabama Supreme Court has granted the State of Alabama’s motion to stay a recent Jefferson County Circuit Court judgment that declared the Alabama Memorial Preservation Act of 2017 to be unconstitutional.


The Weather Authority | Heavy Rain, Flooding, and Storms For Alabama This Week

It was mainly quiet across Alabama this morning. Temperatures have warmed overnight and are in the 50s area-wide now. a few light showers are showing up on radar across the northern third of the area. Those showers will continue to increase and become widespread as we go through the day for areas al

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Megginson named ‘Employee of the Week’

The Work-Based Learning Program at Thomasville High School announces that Callee Megginson has been selected as the "Employee of the Week". Megginson is employed by Big Mike’s of Thomasville. Michael Martin, manager of Big Mike’s, says she is doing a great job. Thomasville City Schools would like to


Alabama woman who fatally stabbed boyfriend denied case review

Vegas Contorno, of Autauga, who was convicted of manslaughter in 2017 for fatally stabbing her boyfriend, was denied by the Alabama Supreme Court to review her conviction. Contorno’s attorneys have been fighting through appeals court since 2017.


Alabama man among five killed during Illinois warehouse shooting

An Alabama man was one of five people killed by a recently fired co-worker in an Aurora, Ill. warehouse shooting Friday. Aurora police say Gary Martin, 45, killed five Henry Pratt Company employees with a handgun and then shot five police officers as they swarmed the building. The shooting ended aft


‘They’ve been terrorizing the community; twin Selma brothers in jail - again

Twin Selma brothers with extensive criminal histories are behind bars in Dallas County, a familiar story that dates to their teens. Their names are Tyrron and Jarron Stallworth. Tyrron has also spelled his name Tyrone and Tyron, but he is better known by his nickname “Buck.” His brother Jarron goes


Up to 8 inches of rain possible in parts of Alabama next week

The forecast hasn't changed much: Parts of Alabama are in line to get a lot of rain. Possibly as much as 8 inches in spots through next week. The National Weather Service on Saturday continued to highlight the potential for flooding by next week -- both in urban areas and near rivers.


William Shatner, Alabama's Jeff Cook perform at Opry

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- William Shatner made his debut performance at the Grand Ole Opry alongside Jeff Cook of Alabama. Shatner and Cook performed the title track from their country album "Why Not Me"on Friday night.


A multitude of factors blamed for Fulton floods

An engineering study of Fulton’s flooding woes produced no one thing that caused the flooding — no “smoking gun”— but rather a multitude of contributing factors. The results of the study were revealed at a public meeting held in the fellowship hall of the First Baptist Church of Fulton Monday evenin


County Road 11: Jefferson Country Store

MARENGO COUNTY, Ala. (WTOK) -- Old time general stores are hard to find these days, but there's one in Marengo County that's been serving the community there for over 60 years. Jefferson Country Store is featured on County Road 11.


National Signing Day: Marengo County student athletes sign scholarships; Player of Year named [PHOTO GALLERY] [UPDATED]

Marengo County student athletes celebrated National Signing Day on Feb. 6 as they signed their letters of intent for as the first step in their college athlete careers. Three Demopolis High School football players committed to colleges at 9:30 that morning surrounded by support from family, friends