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Man flees to hotel rooftop in The Villages after allegedly pointing gun at woman

A man fled through a window to the rooftop of a hotel in The Villages after allegedly pointing a gun at a woman. Law enforcement responded at about 5 p.m. Monday to the Comfort Inn & Suites on Avenida Central where 23-year-old Jimero Lee Von Jackson of Ozark, Ala. pointed a Taurus G2C 9mm semi-automatic handgun at a woman in a guest room, according to an arrest report from the Lady Lake Police Department. Jackson had struck the woman several times and choked her. The altercation was witnessed by an out-of-state party over a video call, the report said.
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UPDATE: Suspect identified and arrested after a county-wide manhunt

HENRY COUNTY, Ala. (WDHN)— A suspect has been identified and arrested after county-wide manhunt in Henry County. Jonathan Grubbs has been charged with possession of a forged instrument. Grubbs is in Henry County Jail and has a bond set at $15,000. Stay with WDHN news for updates. HENRY COUNTY,...

Luke Bryan’s Fourth Of July As A Kid Depended On How ‘Poor We Were’

Luke Bryan is looking towards this long Fourth of July weekend while looking back at the past and what he and his family did while growing up in Georgia. Luke told us, “A typical Fourth of July, we would float a watermelon in the pool. Fourth Of July was always based on how poor we were. If it was a good year, we’d go over to Fort Gaines and cook hamburgers at the community park and grill there, and we’d go waterskiing.”

Boys and Girls Club recognizes youth, staff of the month

OZARK, Ala. (WDHN) — From now on, the Boys and Girls Club will honor a youth member who has portrayed a positive attitude, good sportsmanship, respect, and other good principles that the organization teaches. For the month of may, staff selected Tajlyn Reaves, and for this month Stephen Colvin.

Ozark Police search for stolen church bus

OZARK, Ala. (WDHN) — Tuesday morning, Pastor Bobby Peters arrived at church and noticed their church bus was missing from the parking lot — believing someone stole it. “I don’t know why they wanna pick on our bus, it’s not new by a long shot,” Pastor Peters said. It’s kind of aggravating that people don’t have any respect for godly things.”

Deaconess Mollie Jackson Hawkins

Deaconess Mollie Jackson Hawkins transitioned from this life to her eternal heavenly home to be with her Lord on June 17, 2022 at the age of 93. Mollie Hawkins was born on March 18, 1929 in Clayton, Alabama to Ed Jackson and Eula Cole Jackson. At an early age, she accepted Christ as her Savior at Springhill Baptist Church and began a lifetime of Christian service. She received her early education and training at the Barbour County Training School where she was a good student and excelled on the girls basketball team. After graduation, she attended Tuskegee University where she majored in Nursing. Later she entered into Holy Matrimony with the dashing young airmen, Ulysses C. Hawkins. As a military spouse for over 20 years, they were stationed in all parts of the US. Whether in Alaska or Arizona; Maine or Florida she made each duty station a special home for her family. Together, Ulysses and Mollie raised five children, Ulyses, Linda, Lonnie, Christopher, and Debbie. Upon Sgt Hawkins’ retirement from service, the family settled in Lynn Haven, Florida and quickly became apart of the community. Mollie Hawkins joined Allen Chapel AME Church where she was an active and faithful member.

Dothan man wrecks into Abbeville home following high-speed chase

ABBEVILLE, Ala. (WTVY) - A high speed chase early Monday morning in Abbeville resulted in a crash into a home. Abbeville Police noted a suspicious vehicle at Girard Park, across from Abbeville Elementary School, at around 1:15 a.m. on June 27. As officers attempted to confront the person, the driver of the suspect automobile fled the scene while crashing into one of the patrol cars.

Dothan man charged after crashing into an Abbeville home

ABBEVILLE, Ala. (WDHN) — Abbeville Police have arrested a Dothan man after they say he crashed into a home. On Monday around 1:15 a.m., police were called out to investigate a suspicious vehicle at Girard Park. When officers made contact with the vehicle, the suspect fled the scene striking...

Dale Co. students take advantage of workforce opportunities

DALE COUNTY, Ala. (WTVY) - Dale County School’s “work-based learning program” allows students to get real world work experience during the school day. Over 100 students took advantage of the opportunity to make money and gain experience during the last school year. For some it doesn’t end...

Lawsuit expected in Dale County EMS feud

OZARK, Ala. (WTVY) -An anticipated lawsuit would seek to stop Dale County Commissioners from awarding the bulk of Emergency Medical Services funding to rural providers. Municipalities, including Ozark, are irate they were snubbed by the county that divvied up $1.6 million in American Rescue Plan Act money it earmarked for EMS.


59, died June 17. Final rites Thursday in Eufaula, AL.

Stillman alum returns to lead ‘Blue Pride’ Marching Band

Long before Robert Baxter III became band director at Stillman College, he grew up in a small town about 20 minutes northwest of Dothan called Ozark. Baxter picked up music early, beginning piano lessons at 6 years old, then violin at 8. He played for about four years until his family moved from Daleville to Ozark.