I decided I wanted to be a journalist when I was about 10 years old. I grew up in Trinity, Alabama right down the road from the Shoals. I watched the news growing up and became fascinated with people’s stories.
I attended the University of North Alabama and interned with WAAY 31 from 2011-2012. After I graduated college WAAY 31 offered me a job as a weekend reporter. I worked in Huntsville for about a year before becoming the Shoals Bureau reporter. The move was easy. I love Huntsville but my heart is in the Shoals. I am so proud to serve the people in the Shoals.
I believe God called me into this business. I've always had a gift for making friends and I carry that over into my work. I know I can make a difference and I strive to do that every day. For me working at WAAY 31 isn't about being on TV, it's about connecting with people, sharing their stories, and being a part of this great community. I am a hometown girl, living my dream of helping people right where I grew up. I also love my amazing WAAY 31 family!
Both Democrat and Republican lawmakers agree Alabama's prisons are in bad shape.
It's up to the Senate to put the parole bill on the calendar and take it to a vote.
In total the city is spending $1.4 million to equip firefighters with the new trucks.
The tourism industry attracted more than 27.7 million visitors, which paid $954 million in state and local taxes, saving the average Alabama family $507 from additional taxes to maintain current service levels.
The main building is fine, and the restaurant should be open Saturday.
The parole bill would hold the board more accountable.
Industry professionals fear the backlash could get worse.
Lyn Head said the board's biggest flaw is communicating with the public about all the good improvements they are making.
The parole bill would essentially hold the parole board more accountable.
Alabama lawmakers passed House Bill 380 on Thursday by a vote of 73 to 27.