‘I Vote Madison’ working with city leaders, community members

A new group in the City of Madison is looking to open the line of communication between the community and the city.

Sheffield budget includes 4 percent pay raise for city workers

  Concealed carry permits up over 70% in Morgan County

  Sanitation and Sewage will soon rise in Fort Payne

  Decatur City Council approves increased utility bills

Cullman Co. deputy returns to work, welcomed back by dad

American Red Cross virtual recruitment open house

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  Huntsville Hospital Foundation will host Party in the Park fundraiser to benefit Madison Hospital

  Morgan County Health Department administers vaccines to people ages 75+

Bessemer woman celebrates 105th birthday

Back To The Future

Bama Zack Memorial Scholarship in need of donations

  41 Alabama ABC stores to temporarily close Saturday

  Spanish and Antique House closed for a year due to ongoing renovations, pandemic; seeking donations

The Spanish House and Antique Shop has been closed for over a year and was built in 1929.

  Mountain Lakes Chamber of Commerce working to make improvements to park burned in fire

Camping, kayaking and fishing are all popular activities at Jackson County Park.

  Florence City Schools combating student hunger with new food truck

Officials with Florence City Schools are literally hitting the road to help feed students this year.

  Decatur Police Department honors heroic officers

These officers are recognized for being heroes on, and off duty. WAFF got the chance to hear their stories.

America’s Thrift Stores hiring event in Huntsville

  Hartselle receives state funding for road improvements

  Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama continues its Be Healthy School Grant Program

  Morgan County Sheriff’s Office investigator hurt by bull returns to work

Plans for a new skatepark coming to Huntsville

U.S. Space & Rocket Center offers discounted admission to essential workers

  Boaz Police increase security by issuing “good morning cards” to local businesses

The notes are called “Good Morning Cards”, which lets business owners know that police stopped by during their patrol.

  Kevin Kusta sworn in as new Morgan County District Judge

Kevin Kusta replacing Charles Langham as Morgan County District Judge.

COVID-19 energy assistance available for first-time recipients

The Community Action Partnership of North Alabama announce families in Cullman, Lawrence and Morgan County may qualify for a one-time $1,000 payment to their utility providers.

A Huntsville family celebrated the birthday of an 85-year-old woman

A Huntsville family celebrate the birthday of 85-year-old woman

  Huntsville International Airport nominated for USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice travel award

The airport was selected as the #1 Small Airport in the United States in January of 2020 and has a chance at winning again!

  Head out to “Operation Christmas Clean Up” in Huntsville today

Residents can recycle their live Christmas trees, flattened and broken-down cardboard boxes, batteries, and old electronics.

  Farmers to Families Food Box Program continues, fifth round of purchases coming soon

USDA has distributed more than 132 million food boxes since the program kicked off in May.

  Decatur Mayor Tab Bowling COVID-19 diagnosis update

Decatur Mayor Tab Bowling gives WAFF an update after testing positive for COVID-19 and receiving the monoclonal antibody treatment.

Cullman County Deputy’s K9, Figo, passed away

The Cullman County Sheriff’s Office sadly reported the the death of one of its four-legged Deputies today.

  Limestone County loses an icon; Remembering Bama Zack

Local legend Bama Zack dies after battling COVID-19, but leaves a legacy on Limestone County that will last forever.

  Decatur City Schools plan to return in-person Jan. 13

Decatur City Schools plan to return to in-person classes around the time healthcare professionals expect a surge in case numbers.

  Decatur Morgan Hospital’s COVID-19 death rate continues to rise

Decatur Morgan Hospital President Kelli Powers says the decrease in numbers is not because there are patients being released, but due to many deaths.

  Rocket City locals share resolutions and hopes for 2021

48's Madison Scarpino went downtown and asked locals what their hopes are for 2021 in honor of New Years.

  UNA fraternity holding clothing drive for South Alabama family who lost everything in Christmas Eve fire

UNA fraternity holding clothe drive for South Alabama family who lost everything in Christmas Eve fire

  Tennessee Valley New Year’s Eve events

Here are some local places with socially distanced New Years Eve events.

  Local Veterans home receiving Pfizer vaccines

Residents and staff will have two upcoming opportunities to receive both doses of the Pfizer vaccine.

Local childhood cancer foundation donates $18,500 to Children’s of Alabama

Eli’s Block Party Childhood Cancer Foundation is a non-profit organization that raises money and awareness for childhood brain cancer.

Congratulations to Nolan & Regan Crane on Justin’s birth!

The entire WAFF 48 Team wants to send a big congratulations to our own Nolan Crane and his wife Regan on the birth of their son Justin.

  Local recycling centers post-Christmas overflow

The Times Daily reports of a huge overflow of Christmas boxes and unrecyclable materials at Florence recycle centers.

  Local Pastor speaks on suspending in-person services

Local Pastor talks about anxiety and grief he has seen in the congregation through the pandemic.

  Madison city leaders working to help rescue dogs and cats

Leaders in Madison are making sure rescue animals end up in safe and loving homes by passing an ordinance to protect not only the animals themselves, but also future animal owners.

  Broadband connectivity program for students in need extended

Gov. Ivey has extended the ABC for Students program through the spring semester of 2021.

Can-a-thon 2020: 47,000 meals donated to Food Bank of North Alabama

We just CAN't thank you enough!

  One Place, Safeplace receive less funding from grants

One Place, Safeplace receive less funding from grants

  Concerns with new COVID-19 strain

New COVID-19 strain poses threat of faster spreading, but not likely a more severe disease.

  Nonprofit pays off mortgage of Officer Billy Clardy III’s home

It’s been one year since Huntsville STAC Agent Billy Clardy III the third was shot and killed in the line of duty. This month, a nonprofit organization based in New York is offering some financial relief for Clardy’s family.

  Restaurants open this Christmas Day

Restaurants open in the area this Christmas day.

  Food Bank of North Alabama works to make sure nobody goes hungry this holiday season

Food Bank of North Alabama is on a mission to make sure no one in need goes hungry.

  Travel safety during the pandemic, holidays

New technology at Huntsville International Airport might help things go a little bit smoother during holiday traveling. However, health officials still want to warn people about traveling during the pandemic.

  Shoals Red Kettle campaign surpass goal

The Salvation Army’s red kettle donations are down across the nation, but that wasn’t the case in the Shoals!

  Area Day centers serving meals to homeless, those in need on Christmas

Christmas will be cold this year, and volunteers in Florence will be working Friday to serve hot meals to those in need.

Emergency warming center open in Huntsville

While many are quick to get their hats, scarves and heaters out, that’s unfortunately not the case for everyone. Many of our neighbors might be looking for a place to stay warm this season. That's why an Emergency Warming Center is opening in Huntsville on December 1!

  Local Infectious Disease Specialist has hope for future

Amidst winter holidays, it is more crucial than ever to continue following CDC guidelines to stop COVID-19 pandemic.

  How to stay safe this Christmas

It is recommended to stay home, avoid unnecessary travel, and stay in small groups social distanced if you are going to gather with other people.

  Leaders with Downtown Rescue Mission prepare to feed the homeless over the holiday

Leaders with the Downtown Rescue Mission are turning to the community to make sure no one goes hungry this Christmas.

  Statue of former slave who founded Alabama A&M now stands in downtown Huntsville

William Hooper Councill was a former slave who later founded Alabama A&M University. Back then, it was known as William Hooper Council High School, the first public school for African Americans in Huntsville.

  Remembering Yaritza Ramos

Through the pain and grief, the community united to raise more than $10,000 within seven hours through a GoFundMe campaign.

Russellville Police officers pull several motiotirsts over for Christmas surprise

We all know Santa Claus is led by Rudolph's red nose, but these blue flashing lights are also delivering some Christmas gifts this year.

  After six weeks, more than 30 days on ventilator with COVID-19, Shoals man released from hospital

It was the applause heard around town when Michael Greenhill left Helen Keller Hospital after spending six weeks there battling COVID-19.

  Using winter break as a mental reset

Students, parents, and school staff should use this winter break as a chance to give their brain a break and reset for the new year.

Fighting Hunger with Blessing Bags in Marshall County

Hunger impacts everyone, even more so this year. Help students in Marshall County fight hunger by donating to the Blessing Bags campaign

  Christmas Charities Year Round helping hundreds of children

Because of the pandemic, Christmas Charities Year Round, needs more help than ever before.

  Salvation Army toy distribution, low red kettle turnout

While monetary donations are down, 98% of all of the Angel Trees have been adopted.

A Huntsville church hosts a food box giveaway

The Daughter of Zion Ministries along with Union Chapel members will hold a free food box giveaway starting at 8 a.m. Saturday.

  Von Braun Center books 500 people conference

With a vaccine now in sight, the Von Braun Center in Huntsville just booked its first big conference of 2021.

  St. Florian community remembers Sgt. Walter Johnson

The St. Florian community is remembering a special community member this week.

Food box giveaway in Huntsville

Free boxes of food are being passed out in Huntsville this weekend!

New FlashFiber Internet coming to Morgan, Lawrence counties

Faster internet is headed to Morgan and Lawrence Counties!

  Broadway Theatre League keeps the arts alive, gears up for 2021 performances

Executive Director Andrew Willmon said coming up with creative fundraising efforts was vital after national touring broadway shows were put on hold.

  Alabama Farm Credit donates life-saving rescue equipment to local fire department

Thanks to the Alabama Farm Credit, new life-saving equipment that will help farmers is headed to DeKalb County!

  Local donor gives more than $7,000 in gifts to students

You don't want to miss this sweet video.

  Madison Police Chief talks about his time on the force before retiring

When asked what Chief Jernigan’s favorite part about working for the city was, he said it’s the fact that he gets to protect the city where he not only works, but lives. It’s the city his children grew up.

“An angel among us” DeKalb County man restores bikes for children this Christmas

Some folks are saying there’s an angel among the community in DeKalb County. They’re talking about Mr. Leon McCLung, the bicycle man.

Singer-songwriters to play benefit show for United Way of Athens-Limestone County

Three singer-songwriters known for writing hits for artists such as Eric Church and Alan Jackson are playing a show to benefit a group pretty close to home.

  Mountain Lakes Chamber of Commerce seeking donations for local restaurants, children’s food program

The Mountain Lakes Chamber of Commerce is working to feed hungry kids with a new program driven by community donations.

Annual Huntsville City Classic basketball tournament canceled

The annual 2020 Huntsville City Classic has been canceled.

  Food Bank of North Alabama hosts drive-through mobile pantry on Wednesday

Usually, about 200 to 300 people show up to the Food Bank’s mobile pantries, but today volunteers are expecting about 800 families.

  NAMI hosts virtual concert to raise awareness for mental illnesses

NAMI hosting variety show to raise awareness to the work they do to help mental illnesses.