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Police: Florida man tries to exchange marijuana for food at McDonald's
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (WTXL) - A Florida man has been arrested after he tried to exchange marijuana for food at a McDonald's drive-thru. Anthony Gallagher, 23, was arrested by the Port St. Luice Police Department on Sunday.
Governor-Elect Brian Kemp surveys damage left behind by Michael
BLAKELY, Ga.-- Governor-Elect Brian Kemp visited Southwest Georgia today surveying the damage left behind after Michael. "I was here early right after the storm with the local election's officials and see some of the damage and see how much progress has been made," Governor-Elect Kemp said.
Juveniles could face charges in weekend vandalism in Columbia
Three juveniles could face charges due to their alleged roles in a weekend vandalism spree that damaged multiple businesses and the city courtyard. According to Houston County Sheriff’s Investigator Ricky Herring, three juveniles were released into their parents’ custody after speaking to law enforc
Dothan man returns from hunting trip, finds house ransacked by burglar
DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — A Dothan man is seeking the public's help in finding the person who plundered his home while he was away on a hunting trip. Douglas Dunlap returned to his home Sunday after being gone from his home on Tacoma Street since Thursday. At first, nothing really seemed out of the ordi
Attorney appointed for man charged in Dothan motel murder
A Eufaula man charged in a weekend murder had his first appearance Monday morning in front of Houston County Judge Benjamin Lewis. Ronald Eugene Ducker, 56, is charged in the shooting death of Damian Hall, 28, at Walker’s Deluxe Motel Friday.
Former Summerford employee ordered to serve sentence through community corrections
An Ashford woman who pleaded guilty to four counts of theft of property is denied probation and ordered to serve her sentence through Houston County Community Corrections. Starla Ruth Wiggins Ingram was arrested November 2017 and charged with four counts of first-degree theft of property in connecti
East Main street shooting stemmed from argument, police say
DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — One too many drinks left Damion Hall dead and Ronald Ducker of Eufaula behind bars. Authorities said, "Ducker pulled out a handgun and shot Hall twice in the chest."
Second Harvest hosts holiday food giveaway
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) – Early Saturday morning the Second Harvest of the Big Bend hosted one of its biggest food giveaways of the year. "It's just a blessing to have food given to you when you can't afford to go to the grocery store," said Carrie Carr.
Kids In Georgia Want This Toy For Christmas
ATLANTA, GA — Just how does Santa know exactly which toys kids in Georgia want to find under the Christmas tree? Perhaps he powers up the computer at the North Pole and consults Google. That could explain how he knows American kids are just wild about Power Wheels, the riding toy from Fisher-Price t
Georgia teacher admits stealing 9-year-old student's violin to pay ticket, police say
DECATUR, Ga. – A Georgia teacher told police he stole a 9-year-old student's violin because he needed money to pay for a $700 ticket. Citing an incident report, news outlets report that video showed 21-year-old Kalif Jones of Stone Mountain stealing the instrument from the cafeteria. It also showed
Georgia woman trying to find owner of U.S. Army ring found at Dairy Queen
One Georgia woman found an U.S. Army ring at a Georgia Diary Queen and now she’s trying to return the ring to the owner. The ring was found at the Dairy Queen on Bullsboro Road in Newnan.
Dothan man charged with making threats with a firearm
A Dothan man is arrested after police say he made threats of causing bodily harm Friday evening in the 400 block of East Newton Street. Kenneth Earl Freeman, 62, of Dothan is charged with aggravated assault with a weapon and public intoxication, both misdemeanors.
Georgia teacher allegedly steals $750 violin from student to pay fine
A Georgia elementary school teacher was arrested for allegedly stealing a violin from one of his students. Kalif Jones, 21, an instructor at Brockett Elementary School, in Tucker, Georgia, was apprehended after he was seen in surveillance footage taking a 9-year-old's instrument, court records show.
Why Georgia football has to beat Alabama on the recruiting front this week
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Georgia Store Owner, Ten Customers Plead Guilty to Food Stamp Fraud
A Georgia store owner and ten of his customers pleaded guilty on Tuesday to food stamp fraud charges for their involvement in a scheme whereby customers traded food stamp benefits for cash.
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
Here's the 'Good News' that happened in Central Georgia: Dec. 9-15
Principal Carmalita Dillard says the excitement that the kids showed warmed her heart. 2. Dublin students pen rap songs to learn different styles of writing. Teacher Heather Sumner says the rap helps students better grasp the information.
Georgia OL remains "100 percent committed" to Louisville
Carrollton, Ga., offensive lineman Ty Murray has been committed to the University of Louisville since October. Murray is just one of three commitments left from before the coaching change at Louisville and after his official visit this weekend to check out there Cardinals’ he remains a Louisville co
Love letter written by veteran in 1954 discovered in Georgia Walmart, reunited with family
Call it a miracle on aisle 7. A veteran's love letter, written in 1954 and discovered inside a Walmart in Georgia, was reunited with his family on Friday, thanks to the persistence of store employees.
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.