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!
Police were able to calm the child down and resolve the situation without any arrests.
The festival celebrates the Florence native, W.C. Handy.
The repairs were finished in record time, according to the road engineer.
It's unclear how much money it will cost to repair all the damaged vehicles.
The crash killed a mother and her child and injured two others.
Greenhill Volunteer Fire Department saved the child with the help of the Killen Volunteer Fire Department.
The Lauderdale County Emergency Management Agency told WAAY 31 people need to be cautious if they plan on getting in the creek.
The upgrades to the stadium to stop flooding cost about $1.7 million.
The ships docked Tuesday afternoon in the Shoals.
The man is a combat veteran who served in Afghanistan.