UPDATE: Wildfire that forced evacuations in Jackson County contained
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - A wildfire in Jackson County near Interstate 10 blasted smoke and debris into the air Monday afternoon, prompting local authorities to ask residents to evacuate. The 80-acre fire on Ocheesee Landing Road blazed for about an hour, according to the Florida Forest Service Wildfire Map and...
SUSCC College Bowl Team is National Runner Up
ROSEMONT, ILLINOIS – The college bowl team from Southern Union State Community College finished second in the nation this past weekend at the NAQT Community College Quiz Bowl Championship. Chipola A of Marianna, Florida, took first place defeating SUSCC in an advantaged final. Southern Union delivered Chipola their only loss of the tournament in the […] The post SUSCC College Bowl Team is National Runner Up appeared first on Valley Times-News.
🚨 Traffic Alert: Lane Blockage on East Main Street, Dothan, AL
The time displayed is local to the original 511 traffic site in Alabama. Local transportation authorities have reported a crash that has resulted in lane blockage on East Main Street in Dothan, AL. Commuters are advised to exercise caution while traveling through this area. There is currently no information on the time the crash occurred or the estimated duration of the lane blockage. Motorists should consider alternative routes to avoid delays and ensure the safety of emergency responders working in the area. Stay tuned for further updates on this incident.
TRAFFIC ALERT: Road paving to begin in Dothan
DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — On Thursday, February 29, a subcontractor for Dothan Utilities will pave and perform asphalt leveling to Chinook and North Herring Street. The work will take place between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. and will resume on Friday, March 1 during the following hours. Everyone is...
Houston County Feb 26 Weekly Crime Report: 49 Incidents and 9 Crime Stories
Houston County Feb 26 Weekly Crime Report: 49 Incidents and 9 Crime Stories. During the last week, a total of 49 crime cases were reported in Houston County. A significant portion of these cases, 26 to be exact, were arrests, making it the most common type of crime for the week. This was followed by 7 cases categorized as 'Other', which included a range of incidents such as disorderly conduct, animal complaints, civil complaints, and a missing person report. Theft came in third with 5 reported cases. There were also 4 instances of assault and an equal number of suspicious situations reported. The data shows less severe crimes such as burglary and vandalism at the lower end of the scale with 2 and 1 cases respectively. This data provides a snapshot of the crime situation in the place, highlighting the prevalence of arrests and the relatively lower occurrence of more severe crimes like burglary and vandalism.
Lake Seminole Team Series Saturday, March 2, 2024
Athens, AL, February 27, 2024 – The American Bass Anglers (ABA) gears up for the second event of the South Alabama/Georgia Team Series on the famed Lake Seminole. The event will launch out of Big Jim’s Marina on Saturday, March 2, 2024. Alabama/Georgia South will concentrate their events...
Ormond Beach resident is Little Miss North Florida 2024
An Ormond Beach girl won the Little Miss North Florida title at the Feb. 17 pageant in Marianna. Gianna Capri, 10, was representing Volusia County in the pageant as Little Miss Volusia County, according to a press release. Gianna plans on using this year to continue helping those who live with in her community while honoring her.
Butler Taylor County overwhelms Donalsonville Seminole County
Butler Taylor County rolled past Donalsonville Seminole County for a comfortable 64-38 victory for a Georgia girls basketball victory on Feb. 27.
Man receives 20 years for mistaken identity shooting
DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - A Houston County judge sentenced Kaddarius Salter to 20 years for the fatal shooting of a Dothan man, whom police believe Salter mistook for someone else. Salter was among two charged with murder related to Willis Rambo’s 2021 death along Morris Street in Dothan. Police believe...
Jackson County Board to Hold Special Meeting on TDC Strategic Plan: Local Residents Invited
The Jackson County Board of County Commissioners will hold a Special Meeting on Monday, March 4, 2024, at 2:00 PM CST. The location is the board chambers at 2864 Madison Street, Marianna, FL. The main topic is the Potential TDC Strategic Plan Consultant Presentation. Other topics may also be discussed.
12 roads still closed due to flooding damage; Houston Co. Commission looks for solution
HOUSTON COUNTY, Ala. (WDHN) — 12 roads throughout Houston County remain closed after flash floods hammered the area two weeks ago, leaving millions of dollars worth of damage in its warpath. Damages included: Flooded roadways and 16 broken cross drains. “We had 33 scheduled replacement of cross drains this...
Florida senators back compensating Dozier School for Boys victims
Decades later, survivors known as “The White House Boys” still struggle when recalling the mental, physical, and sexual abuse they endured while in the state’s care at the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys in Marianna. The men and their allies have trekked to Tallahassee for 16...
Thank you, Nick: News4 sports reporter says goodbye for now
DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - One of News4′s most known and beloved talents, sports anchor Nick Brooks is taking a new step in life while also saying goodbye for now to us here at WTVY. Nick, originally from California before he and his family moved to Daleville where he attended...
Alabama man arrested decades after reporting wife missing
More than twenty years after an Alabama woman was found dead, her husband has been arrested for murder, the Dothan Police Department said in a statement on Monday. Sharon Mills was 49 when she was reported missing by her husband, Dwight Mills, on Dec. 30, 2001. Her body was recovered a month later, just over the Florida state line in Holmes County, the Dothan Police Department said. The investigation stalled after police said they exhausted all their leads."This is a day we've been praying for for 22 years," the victim's daughter, Angel Faulk, said at a news conference after the arrest. In 2023, Faulk said...
The gas price fluctuate between $3.09 and $3.19 in Cottondale as of 2024-02-28. Find the cheapest station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Wednesday is $3.294, a week ago the price is $3.274 , according to AAA.
A new cold front sweeping across the nation
DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Tonight will be very warm compared to our average late February night. Lows only drop to the middle and upper 50s under mainly clear skies. Tuesday warms up quickly with highs in the upper 70s and clouds increasing in the afternoon and evening. Wednesday starts...
Dothan Police Department Establishes Safe Zone for Internet Purchase Exchanges for Local Residents
The Dothan Police Department has set up a safe area for internet purchase exchanges. This initiative aims to provide a secure place for buyers and sellers to meet, instead of meeting at a random location chosen by a stranger. The area is always under video surveillance for extra security.
Temperatures on the rise, but a change is coming soon
DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN)– We are seeing temperatures well above average once again today across the Wiregrass today as temperatures are going to be in the upper 70s. This is going to continue today and tomorrow as temperatures are expected to peak in the low 80s on Wednesday. A huge change is coming Wednesday night though, as a cold front is forecasted to sweep through the area and bring those high temperatures down as much as 15 degrees from the previous day.
Charged, indicted or convicted. What’s the difference?
DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - This week, Houston County grand jurors indicted six murder suspects in unrelated cases. When authorities charge a suspect, they have been accused and arrested for a crime. After charges come indictments, which are formal accusations, not convictions. Grand jurors who hear evidence presented by prosecutors decide...
Five indicted in Dothan murder cases
HOUSTON COUNTY, Ala (WDHN) — Five suspects, all charged in separate murders across Houston County, were indicted by a grand jury this week. Chase Lee Easton is one of three charged in the October 2023 murder of 20-year-old Jaquez Octavious Hill. He was indicted on one count of murder.