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Government Oversight: Era of change coming to Dothan, Houston County
Though we are well past the election cycles for Houston County and Dothan, some subtle yet impactful changes will soon be made in our local governing bodies. This week the Houston County Commission appointed Peter Covert to serve as the county’s chief administrator beginning Dec. 26. The move comes
Superintendent: Dothan City School system needs $15 million for school repairs, upgrades
While four of Dothan’s schools will be closing before classes begin next year, a long list of repairs has been identified for those that will remain open, and officials say there is no money to pay for them.
Dothan police flock to East Main Street following shooting
A shooting happened around 5:00 this evening at the Walker's Deluxe Motel on East Main Street. Police and emergency personnel responded to the call, surrounding the same. Reports have come in saying one person was fatally shot in the chest, but the release of the victim's name will be done after the
Enter Wiregrass Talent Quest Jr. by Jan. 7
Applications to enter the Cultural Arts Center’s Wiregrass Talent Quest Jr. are due by Jan. 7 with auditions scheduled for Jan. 12. Finals will be held Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. The contest is for ages 5 to 18 and cash prizes will be awarded to winners in four categories: dancing, singing, instrumental perfo
Jury trial rescheduled for Dothan man facing capital murder charges
A Houston County man’s capital murder case has been rescheduled for Feb. 4. Judge Larry Anderson was scheduled to hear the trial of Jose Luis Rosales, Sr. in September. Rosales was arrested in August 2014 following the death of his son, Jose Rosales Jr.
There are still so many cats in need of homes
There are always dogs and cats in need of good homes at the Dothan Animal Shelter. To find out more about these or other animals, call the shelter at 334-615-4620. Ask about sponsorships, volunteer opportunities and the shelter’s ongoing wish list.
Consolidation of Dothan schools' JROTC programs expected
The upcoming consolidation of the city’s two high schools will likely lead to a consolidation of the city’s JROTC programs. The Dothan City Board of Education is expected to approve a recommendation by the Superintendent to operate a single Army JROTC program beginning with the 2019-20 school year.
Four restaurants remain in quest of Bama’s Best Breakfast title
FLORENCE — Now that the flour dust has settled following the first round of competition, four breakfast joints remain in the quest to earn the title of Bama’s Best Breakfast.
Dothan area arts and entertainment
The Wiregrass Museum of Art will host its Screen on the Green event on Dec. 20 with a showing of “A Muppet Christmas Carol” starting at 7:30 p.m. Blankets and chairs are recommended. Moviegoers can purchase food from local food trucks or enjoy free popcorn provided by the museum. The museum is locat
Suspect from 3rd Avenue shooting has criminal past
DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) - The persons involved in the shooting that happened on Wednesday Dec. 5 on the 300 Block of 3rd Avenue are connected to a homicide in Atlanta, Georgia. "Continuing the investigation we come to find that the friend shot the victim while they were at the house," Dothan Police inve
Appeal filed in officer-involved fatal shooting
HEAD: Appeal filed in officer-involved fatal shooting. The representative of a man fatally shot by a City of Dothan Animal Services officer in 2014 has appealed the recent decision of a judge who ruled the incident did not violate the man’s constitutional rights.
Center Stage Rock and Roll Christmas light show
DOTHAN, Ala - Center Stage is proud to bring back their Christmas light show for another season. Rock & Roll Christmas Nights are back for the second year. This year's show is bigger and brighter.
Dothan-area homes sell faster in November than a year ago
Sales: According to the Southeast Alabama Multiple Listing Service Inc., Dothan-area residential sales totaled 102 units during November, down 9.7 percent from 113 sales in the same month a year earlier. November sales were also down 22.7 percent compared to 132 sales in October. Results were 32.6 p
DCS Superintendent speaks on recommendations for school principals
DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Dothan School Superintendent Dr. Phyllis Edwards has made her recommendations for principals for each school in the system. Principals at Selma Street Elementary School, Highlands Elementary School, Kelly Springs Elementary School, Hidden Lake Elementary, Beverlye Magnet School
Dothan Salvation Army has immediate need for canned goods
DOTHAN, AL (WSFA) - In the warehouse on the National Peanut Festival fairgrounds - brown boxes with the Salvation Army’s logo are stacked high. “We’re giving about 860 food boxes to seniors and to all the families who signed up for the Christmas program,” said Lt. Tessa Sturdivant with the Salvation
Proposed principals listed for restructured Dothan City Schools
Dothan City Schools Superintendent Dr. Phyllis Edwards appears ready to name the leaders for each school in the pending restructuring of the school system. The Dothan City Board of Education is set to meet Monday at 5:30 p.m. at the Beverlye school campus. A copy of the agenda includes the proposed
Third Avenue shooting suspect, victim involved in separate homicide
DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — According to Dothan police, both the suspect and the victim in the shooting on Third Avenue more than a week ago are wanted in Atlanta for a homicide that they are both connected to.
Trial scheduled for woman charged in infant’s death, defense attorney withdraws
A women set for trial on murder charges next month now has no attorney. Defense attorney Cada Carter filed a motion to withdraw from the case of Ericka Lee Dabney, 26, of Citadel Avenue, who is charged with murder in connection to the August death of her four-month-old infant. Dabney’s trial is set
WDHN employee makes the term 'dumpster fire' a reality
DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — When you work in TV news, you're guaranteed to get some attention when you make big mistakes. Our very own Dustin Gilley gave us something to report about when Thursday he started a blazing dumpster fire next to our building after dumping the coals he used to cook us lunch. Unf
Magic 93.1 collects bikes for Wiregrass children during holiday season
DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — One area radio station sets shop for two days each year in December to collect bikes from Walmart and deliver them to children in need for the holidays.