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Street paving begins in Eufaula

Paul Lee Parkway will be paved simultaneously, starting no later than Tuesday morning. Milling will begin on South Randolph Avenue Tuesday, with plans to begin paving on Tuesday evening and finishing Wednesday.

DOTHAN EAGLE - 2018-08-14 14:50:00

Afraid of snakes? Here's some ways to keep them out of your home

DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) - Most people hear the sound of a rattlesnake's tail, and they're ready to run the other way.

DOTHANFIRST.COM - 2018-08-15 00:19:46

Parent accused of fighting two students at Arnold Middle School on 3rd day of school

The mother of the two students reportedly attacked says it was something so simple that led, to the all out brawl, on the third day of school.

WRBL.COM - 2018-08-14 22:28:33

Dothan man racks up second trafficking arrest in weeks

On Monday, investigators conducted the traffic stop following a two-month investigation into drug activity occurring in the Ford Country neighborhood, according to Dothan police. During the stop, investigators seized synthetic marijuana.

DOTHAN EAGLE - 2018-08-14 15:48:00

Bluff Park Apartments in Eufaula holds back to school event

“I would like to thank everyone for their gracious acts of service, donations and encouragement,” commented Tamika L. Swain, Community Manager for the Bluff Park Apartments. “With your help, we were able to donate backpacks, school supplies and personal hygiene items to every school aged kid at Blu


Invasive plant species clogs up Lake Eufaula

LAKE EUFAULA, Ala. (WDHN) - If you have been to Lake Eufaula recently, then you may have noticed this stuff all around the docks and designated swimming areas.


Police reports from Aug. 15

Opelika Police Department>First-degree theft of property occurred Tuesday at Golden Cherry Motel, located at 1010 Second Avenue.Lee County Sheriff’s Office>First-degree theft of property was reported Tuesday in the 100 block of Lee Road 346 in Salem.>Two counts of possession of a controlled substanc

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - 2018-08-15 13:19:00

Mark Jones closes one Columbus restaurant as he continues recovery from spinal cord injury

As he works daily in an Atlanta rehab center to recover from a serious spinal cord injury,Columbus restauranteur Mark Jonesis continuing to make business decisions back home.Last month, Jones closed one of his five downtown restaurants,The Poultry Company. Jones opened The Poultry Company, which fea

LEDGER-ENQUIRER - 2018-08-14 10:41:00

Ozark Kidnapping Suspect Apprehended in Atlanta

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DOTHANFIRST.COM - 2018-08-14 16:21:52

Dothan High student arrested after being found with loaded gun on campus

According to a release from the Dothan Police Department, the officer was notified that a student may be in possession of a gun on campus. The student was removed from class and the SRO conducted an investigation that revealed the loaded handgun. According to police, further investigation revealed t

DOTHAN EAGLE - 2018-08-13 22:15:00

Eufaula schools chosen for Bicentennial award

The designations bring a $2,000 grant for each school to support implementation of their proposed projects during the 2018-2019 school year. By implementing projects, Alabama Bicentennial Schools become eligible for recognition as Alabama Bicentennial Schools of Excellence in fall 2019. Only 21 sc


‘I don’t ever want to see a child on the floor of a bus again,’ mother tells MCSD board

The mother delivered her remarks to theMuscogeeCounty School Boardin a respectful tone and acknowledged “there is no perfect first day of school,” but she insisted what happened on her child’s bus ride home was “inexcusable.”That bus fromAaron Cohn Middle Schoolwas so overcrowded on Aug. 8, “childre

LEDGER-ENQUIRER - 2018-08-14 18:01:00

Eufaula's fire rating best it has ever been

Every four or five years, the Insurance Service Office inspects the Eufaula Fire Department (like most other departments) to determine the effectiveness of fire services in the city. Their score is used by many insurance carriers to determine rates. This year, for the first time in EFD history, Eufa


DHS student charged with break-ins after police find stolen gun on campus

Dothan (WTVY)--A Dothan High School student faces charges after he was found on campus with a stolen and loaded gun. Police tell us that weapon links him to a rash of recent car break-ins.“The principal received information about the 17-year old student having a gun and our school resource officers


Eufaula City Schools welcomes new teachers

As part of the orientation session, the new teachers were given a tour by bus (a school bus) of the town, learning the location of places such as the post office, hospital and other business they might frequent.


Alabama Alligator Season opens this week

Chris Nix, Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries’ Alligator Program Coordinator, said the 2018 alligator season parameters are the same as last year with 260 total tags statewide – 150 in the Southwest Zone, 50 in the West Central Zone, 40 in the Southeast Zone and 20 in the Lake Eufaula Zone. H


Capital murder trial delayed in Henry County

Wingard, 23, of North Bell Street in Dothan, is charged with capital murder for the 2014 killing of 24-year-old Jarvis Daffin. Wingard was a 16-year-old student at Northview High School at the time of the shooting.


Trial starts for 3 accused of taking woman from ‘rap party’ to rape, shoot and burn her

A Columbus crime so horrific it made headlines overseas is going to trial this week.Three defendants are accused of kidnapping a 36-year-old woman at gunpoint from a “rap contest” at a Garden Drive “party house” on New Year’s Day 2014 and taking her in her car to a vacant lot at 988 Farr Road, where


Fight at popular downtown Columbus attraction for kids results in arrest

An arrest has resulted from a two-month-old case involving a fight at a popular downtown Columbus attraction for children.Eric Scott Bail, 22, was arrested Friday on charges of battery with physical harm, recklessly causing harm, endangering safety and disorderly conduct, according to a Columbus Pol


Answer Man: Why are there so many railroad cars below the Reeves Street bridge?

Railroad cars beneath the Reeves Street bridge.JAY HARE / DOTHAN EAGLEQ: Why do I see so many railroad cars below the Reeves Street bridge near downtown Dothan?A: The railroad cars are in a rail yard that’s part of a railroad line called the Dothan Subdivision owned and operated by CSX Transportatio