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Man facing violent Dothan charges accused in beach riot

PANAMA CITY, FL. (WTVY) -A 21-year-old Dothan man with a history of violent crime charges is among new suspects identified in a ridiculously wild and bizarre Panama City Beach riot. Tydarrius Dashun Franklin is accused of stealing from Walmart during a March 26 orchestrated commotion that startled customers and forced...
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JAIL Report for May 25, 2022

Justin Butler, 21, Alford, Florida: Two counts of exposure of sexual organs: Jackson County Sheriff’s Office. Thomas Bell, 19, Marianna, Florida: Violation of state probation: Jackson County Sheriff’s Office. Albert Brincefield, 41, Tallahassee, Florida: Breach of peace: Marianna Police Department,. Lamar Washington, 52, Marianna, Florida: Retail theft, resisting...
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Dothan man arrested after allegedly robbing victim at gunpoint

DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — On Friday, Dothan Police responded to a call of an armed robbery in the 300 block of W. Burdeshaw St. On scene, officers were able to talk to the victim, who said a man presented a firearm and demanded the victim’s money. Attempts were...

History made in Houston County primary

DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - Pat Jones is the only incumbent Houston County District Attorney to ever lose, but that is not the sole historical takeaway from Tuesday’s primary. Jones’s stellar character never came into question, and neither did his unwavering Christian conservative philosophy or love of Dothan. Despite...

Dothan Man Charged With Robbery

On May 20, 2022, Dothan Police Officers and Investigators responded to a robbery of a person call that occurred in the 300 block of W. Burdeshaw Street. The suspect presented a handgun and demanded money from the victim. With information provided by the victim and witnesses, attempts were made to locate the suspect in the nearby area, but those attempts were unsuccessful.

Coach Carla E. Williams

Coach Carla E. Williams, age 48, of Pensacola, Florida formerly of Campbellton, Florida, went home to be with the Lord on May 24, 2022. Coach Williams was an academic and athletic standout, an honor student who led her team at Graceville High School to a state championship in 1992. After graduation, she played two years at Pensacola State College — where she was selected to the All-Conference and All-Region teams both years — before going to her “dream school” of Florida State University. Coach Williams was an Math Professor and former basketball star at Pensacola State College.

Auburn University School of Fisheries grad student dead after electrocution

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. (WRBL) – An Auburn University graduate student died tragically this week after being electrocuted on a private fisheries farm off-campus in what appears to be a momentary lapse of safety protocols per a departmental email. “The Auburn Family is greatly saddened by this student’s tragic, accidental...

UAB Dentistry School coming to Dothan

DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Big news has been announced for the city of Dothan. At the Houston County Republican Women’s meeting Thursday, Senator Donnie Chesteen said there is a ”strong chance’ the University of Alabama Birmingham will have a dentistry school located right here in the Circle City.

Blue Springs Park restricting unaccompanied minors

MARIANNA, Fla. (WMBB) — Jackson County commissioners said Blue Springs Park has become a ‘daycare center’ and that’s why unaccompanied minors are no longer allowed. Commission Chairman Jim Peacock said people drop their kids off and leave. The new ordinance says anyone 15 or younger cannot go to the park without a legal adult. Peacock […]

Dothan man among 15 charged in Florida spring break crimes

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Ala. (WDHN) — The Panama City Beach Police Department has charged more than a dozen suspects who they say were involved in the riot at Walmart during spring break. All suspects are from Alabama and range in age from 17 to 37. The suspects are charged...

Memorial Day tribute begins at 10 a.m. Monday, May 30 at the Courthouse

Cancelled for the past two years because of the COVID-19 Pandemic, The Seminole County Memorial Day ceremony, hosted by the American Legion Post 157, returns this Monday and will be held on the front lawn of the Seminole County Courthouse located on Knox Avenue in downtown Donalsonville. Memorial Day weekend...

JAIL Report for May 24, 2022

Rodell Pete Jr., 33, Marianna, Florida: Trespass property other than structure or conveyance, resisting officer without violence: Marianna Police Department. Tauris Hill, 45, Chattahoochee, Florida: Hold for St. Lucie County: Jackson County Sheriff’s Office. Kristopher Sadler, 37, Sneads, Florida: Violation of conditional release: Jackson County Sheriff’s Office. Jeremy...

Hibachi Joe’s Joe Cook wins Silent Heroes award

DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - The hiss of rice and teriyaki chicken on the grill is synonymous with a Dothan staple tucked away on the north side of town. Hibachi Joe’s is not your average restaurant, because Joe is no average man. He’s someone the community associates not only with good food but with good deeds.

Enterprise and Geneva High delay graduation due to weather

WIREGRASS, Ala. (WDHN) — Both Enterprise High School and Geneva High School have delayed their graduations till Friday due to weather. The Enterprise High School graduation ceremony will be held on Friday, May 27, at 9 a.m. in Wildcat Stadium. Graduates will need to meet in the EHS competition gym no later than 7:30 a.m. as discussed at graduation practice.

One more day of rain and storms before sunshine returns

DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Another round of widespread showers and storms can be expected today, especially from the mid-morning hours into the afternoon. Some storms could again be on the strong to severe side, with damaging winds, large hail, heavy rain, and even a brief tornado or two all possible. Our area is now in a Slight (level 2/5) risk for severe weather as of the latest Day 1 outlook issued by the SPC. Even though this severe potential is on the lower end of things, make sure to have a way to receive warnings and know what to do or where to go should a warning be issued for your area! We’ll only top out near 80 degrees for highs thanks to the fact that we’ll have overcast skies and rain around for much of the day.

SCMHS graduation set for Friday, May 27th

The Seminole County Middle/High School Class of 2022 Graduation and Commencement Program will be held at the Jesse McLeod Gymnasium beginning at 7:30 p.m. this Friday, May 27. Baccalaureate for the Class of 2022 was held Wednesday evening, May 25, at the Donalsonville Church of God. Each graduating Senior has...

Georgia Forestry Commission supports local fire departments

Seminole County Volunteer Fire Rescue, Iron City Fire Rescue, and Spring Creek Fire Department recently received assistance from the Georgia Forestry Commission to help combat wildfire risks associated with 2018’s Hurricane Michael. A great number of vegetative debris resulting from the storm remains on the ground, causing concern for fire suppression personnel and the equipment needed to combat wildfire.

Longtime Houston Academy basketball coach returning to the program

DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) -- A familiar face is back with the Houston Academy boys’ basketball program. The former Raider player and coach Ron Watson has returned to lead the team. Watson was a six-sport athlete in his time as a student at Houston Academy in the early 80s, but...

Wiregrass All-Star Team set to face Australian National Softball Team

DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - The Australian National Softball Team is making its way to the circle city this summer, which means they will need an opponent. So, a Wiregrass All-Star Team has been put together with a roster is full of local college softball players. The team will be led...