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NHS Principal Wants To Stay With DCS

Dr. Charles Corbitt, Jr. submitted his resignation letter to Dothan City Schools on March 13th, but only to resign as the principal of Northview High School. Corbitt expressed interest to be considered for career advancement within the system in his letter. WDHN News requested the resignation letter

DOTHANFIRST.COM - 2018-03-22 21:16:23

Many Job Openings in Dothan

From restaurants to retail if your looking for a job Dothan may have you covered. "Right now there are about thirteen hundred jobs available right here in a 25 mile radius of Dothan," said Dothan Mayor Mark Saliba. Along with the thirteen hundred jobs available, their are still more business either

DOTHANFIRST.COM - 2018-03-21 23:28:29

Fallen soldier lives on through Dothan businessman's brand

DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - You'll never see DeWayne McAllister working out at Dothan Athletic Club without reppin' the initials "W-G." "That was his saying, "Weight Gang," all the time," said McAllister. The term comes from his friend Angel Lopez, who loved to say "Weight Gang" all the time. McAlliste

WTVY.COM - 2018-03-21 22:04:00

Ozark woman claims $5.3 million from Florida Lotto

OZARK, Ala. (WTVY) - People buy lottery tickets from Fortune Liquors in Campbellton every day with hopes of striking it rich. Though chances may be slim... for a Wiregrass woman it was her lucky day. 57-year-old Cassandra Holmes of Ozark won $8 million in last week's drawing of the Florida Lotto.

WTVY.COM - 2018-03-23 06:44:00

Truck rolls over legs of woman who fell from the vehicle

This is for Apple and Google only as they have to review the paywall for app submissions A Noma woman was seriously injured in a Wednesday evening vehicle incident in Holmes County. The Florida Highway Patrol reports that Katheen Mills, 77, fell out of a 1996 GMC pickup truck she had parked in the d

DOTHAN EAGLE - 2018-03-22 23:26:00

Shooting threat deemed not credible at Cottonwood High, parents feel left in the dark

COTTONWOOD, Ala. (WTVY) -- Parents are upset after the report of a shooting threat against Cottonwood High School. It all happened Tuesday night and many parents believe they were kept in the dark. Administrators say they may have handled the situation wrong. Superintendent David Sewell says, "We

WTVY.COM - 2018-03-21 22:07:00

Students learn about engineering process during STEM FEST

Eli Rich, second grader, attempts launching marshmallows into dedicated aide Melissa Baguley's mouth after completing his catapult during STEM FEST at the Fort Rucker Primary School Tuesday. Eli Rich, second grader, attempts launching marshmallows into dedicated aide Melissa Baguley's mouth after co

DOTHAN EAGLE - 2018-03-22 16:45:00

Police: Homeless man killed elderly Dothan woman who hired him

Dothan police say a homeless man killed the elderly woman who had recently given him a job. Joe Nathan Duncan, 58, is charged with capital murder in the death of Mabel Fowler, 91. Fowler's body was found at her home Saturday, located off Hodgesville Road. Police say they believe she was killed that


Two juveniles arrested for internet scams that led to armed robbery

Two Dothan juveniles were arrested and charged with first-degree robbery Monday afternoon after police responded to a call in the 1300 block of Alexander Drive Monday. According the Dothan Police Department, the victim was responding to an internet sales advertisement. When the victim arrived at an


Prank Calls Putting Law Enforcement and Homeowners in Dangerous Situations

DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - Fake 911 calls are being placed in Dothan, putting law enforcement and homeowners in dangerous situations. It's known as swatting. Individuals place prank calls to emergency services in order to send a large number of armed police officers to a particular address. An incident


New details on 91-year-old's murder

Dothan police spent hours Saturday night investigating the death of 91-year-old Mabel Fowler, and in a press conference Monday morning, Chief Steve Parrish said it was a tough case for all involved. "It's one that resonates within our community and reminds us how violent people can be," said Parrish


Dothan police arrest 1 in 'heinous murder' of 91-year-old woman

The Dothan Police Department has arrested a man and charged him with capital murder after a weekend homicide involving an elderly woman. Police responded to a call of a possible death at a house on Hodgesville Road around 8 p.m. Saturday. When they arrived, police found 91-year-old Mable Fowler's bo


Murder raises home safety questions

On March 17, 91-year-old Mabel Fowler was found dead in her home after 58-year-old Joe Nathan Duncan, a homeless man she had hired to do yard work, strangled her. Duncan had previous arrests for drug charges and first-degree burglary, but Dothan Police Chief Steve Parrish said Miss. Fowler "was murd


Three Vehicle Crash Claims the Life of One

Today, following a three vehicle accident that occurred on Thursday, March 15, a Florida woman has passed away due to injuries she sustained as a result of the crash. The accident took place on Pennsylvania Avenue in Marianna. The deceased has been identified by authorities as 25 year old Rachel W


New and improved maps for the city of Dothan

DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - City officials say Dothan is growing. Because of that, it's time to update the city's maps. Tuesday the Dothan city commission approved roughly $55,000 to attain the latest, most accurate aerial photography and software for new maps of the city. They update the map every 5-6


A 91-year-old woman hired a homeless man to do yard work, and he beat her to death.

A homeless man faces capital murder charges in the brutal murder of a Dothan woman Saturday night. Joe Nathan Duncan, 58, of Dothan, is charged for the murder of 91-year-old Mabel Fowler of 611 Hodgesville Road. "Around 8 p.m. Saturday we received a call from the caregiver of Mabel Fowler," Dothan P


Dothan school leaders, police have first meeting on school safety plan

Plans are in motion to perform a system-wide threat assessment for Dothan City Schools. During Tuesday's "Principals and Staff Meeting," Dothan City Schools' Superintendent Dr. Phyllis Edwards, principals from the system's 18 schools, and Dothan Police met for the first time to discuss what they bel


A jarring crime and quick arrest

The murder of an elderly Dothan woman on Saturday came as jarring news, and as details emerged, the more harrowing the crime became. On Monday, Dothan Police Chief Steve Parrish provided an overview of the murder of Mable Fowler. Her killer beat her violently and used an edged weapon. An autopsy wil


Dothan Man Arrested for Capital Murder

Shortly after 8 PM on Saturday, March 17th Dothan Police received a call of a possible death at the residence located at 611 Hodgesville Road, Dothan. Once officers arrived, it was apparent that this was a crime scene. 91 year old Mabel Fowler was determined to be the victim of a homicide. Investiga


Man Faces Capital Murder Charges In Death Of Elderly Woman

DOTHAN, AL - A homeless man hired by a 91-year-old woman to do yard work is being charged with capital murder for allegedly beating the woman to death Saturday. Joe Nathan Duncan, 58, could face the death penalty if found guilty of the death of Mabel Fowler. A report by the Dothan Eagle says the inc