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Georgia mom's death at house party ruled accidental

FORSYTH CO., Ga. (WSB) - Georgia authorities say the death of a woman at a house party was accidental, but friends and family say they have concerns about the ruling. After Tamla Horsford attended an “adult birthday slumber party” at a Forsyth County home in November, she was found unresponsive in t


Affordable health screenings coming to Blakely

Residents living in and around Blakely can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening. Flat Creek Baptist Church will host this community event on March 13. The site is located at 1


Blackface photos found in Georgia Southern yearbooks

STATESBORO, Ga. (WSAV) - Racist images are being uncovered in dozens of decades-old yearbooks, including one local university's. It’s likely the recent blackface scandal involving Gov. Ralph Northam prompted others to dig into school archives.


VERIFY: Georgia's laws for removing elected officials from office

MACON, Ga. — Over the past few years, Central Georgia has seen several local elected officials end up on the wrong side of the law. In early 2018, Macon County Sheriff Charles Cannon Junior was suspended after he was indicted for grabbing a woman inappropriately.


Ashford man charged with stealing employer’s deposits

An Ashford man was arrested Thursday, Feb. 22, after police say he failed to make his employer’s deposits last fall and the funds could not be located. James Edwards Deese, 40, of Ashford, is charged with first-degree theft of property.


Community Choir open to all youth

Early County’s Community Choir is open to ALL of our community’s youth. The choir promotes unity, fellowship, praise, and an understanding of love for Christ. The choir will practice Monday, Feb. 25 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church at 1416 N. Church St. Blakely.


'Turn around, don't drown!' Flooding washes out roads in north Georgia

NORTH GEORGIA - Flooding across north Georgia shut down dozens of roads Friday as more rain moved through and rivers and streams overflowed. Severe Weather Team 2 Meteorologist Katie Walls was in Douglas County, where Mount Vernon Road shut down after 2 to 3 feet of water flowed over the roadway.


Ashford standoff ends with man in custody and no injuries

ASHFORD, Ala (WTVY) - A man is in custody after a Friday night standoff with police in Ashford. Houston County Sheriff Donald Valenza says they’ve arrested Christopher George Knight, 21, of Ashford.


Houston County Sheriff's deputy: If you think your kids aren’t vaping, think again.

“This is a horrible epidemic and if you don’t think your kids are doing it, you’re wrong,” Houston County Sheriff’s Deputy Chris Summerlin said. “They’re all doing it.”


This is the Dothan school system's time to move forward

This week, I was able to look back at education in the Wiregrass. D.A. Smith’s induction ceremony was a wonderful look into a past fondly remembered by those in attendance. It was a reminder that total integration in public schools took place only 50 years ago. And while it’s important to move forwa


Georgia May Jagger’s Best Ever Concert? Her Dad’s, Of Course

MILAN — Sitting front row at the Emporio Armani show on Thursday, Georgia May Jagger reminisced about her favorite music-related memories as the child of one of the world’s biggest rock stars.


BREAKING NEWS: Standoff in Ashford

ASHFORD, Ala. (WDHN) — Friday evening around 6:00 p.m. Houston County Deputies, ALEA and Ashford Police responded to a call near Old 84 and Bluff Spring Road about shots fired.


Dothan will hold a big street party for Kelsey Barnard Clark

DOTHAN, Al. It's going to be one of the biggest street parties in the Wiregrass. The city is going all out on March 14th. It's all for KBC restaurant owner and Top Chef finalist, Kelsey Barnard Clark.


What's Good in the Neighborhood: Man bridges past, present and future residents

DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Most people try to spend as little time in cemeteries as possible, but one Dothan man has dedicated years to local cemeteries. Allan Kramer, a former city of Dothan employee, is spending his retirement roaming around Dothan's two cemeteries.


Baseball roundup: Northview falls to Robertsdale

Robertsdale 4, Northview 2: Robertsdale rallied with one run in the fifth and three more in the sixth to earn the victory. Northview’s Gage Lee went 3-for-4. Gage Reeves’ double in the top of the fourth drove in the game’s first two runs.


Resolution calls for Georgia Speaker of the House David Ralston to step down

A state representative from Buford is calling for Georgia Speaker of the House David Ralston to resign from his leadership position after an investigation by two Atlanta news organizations reported that he used his legislative position to delay court proceedings for criminal defendants he represents


Here's What A Cool Million Buys In Georgia This Week

GEORGIA — Burrr. The chill of winter is in the air, even for Atlanta. But fret not, Patch has compiled a list of cozy Georgia homes on the market where you can cuddle by the fireplace.


WDHN Storm Team: Scattered showers and warmer temps

DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) - Grab the rain gear! Scattered showers will continue throughout the day with temps in the upper 70s. Expect lows tonight around 63 degrees with fog developing once more in the overnight hours. Severe weather is not a big issue in our area but other parts of the state could see s


Oyster shucking 101 at Hunt's Restaurant

DOTHAN, Ala. - In this installment of "A Day in the Life of", News 18's Mandy McQueen and Tonya Pruitt, went to Hunt's Restaurant to find out how they fared as oyster shuckers.


Anti-bullying bill helps Georgia students switch to private school

GEORGIA - Georgia lawmakers are considering a bill that would set aside money to help some students make the move from public to private school. It's designed to help students who are low-income, special needs, or whose families are active military.