Henry County, AL

Dothan, ALDothan Eagle

Private practice lawyer announces candidacy for circuit judge seat

A Dothan lawyer is hoping to take her expertise to the circuit court as judge representing Houston and Henry counties. Holly L. Sawyer recently announced her run to replace retiring Place 4 Judge Larry Anderson. She is a graduate of Arkansas Tech University and Troy University, and a 2005 graduate...
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Headland, ALDothan Eagle

Headland Main Street recognized as 2021 Main Street America affiliate

HEADLAND – The Main Street program in this Henry County community has been designated as a 2021 affiliate of Main Street America and its partners. Each year, Main Street America announces a list of nationally affiliated programs in recognition of their commitment to creating meaningful improvements in their downtowns and commercial districts using the Main Street Approach, a framework for preservation-based economic development and community revitalization.
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Houston County, ALDothan Eagle

Assistant DA Brooks running for Place 4 circuit judge

An assistant district attorney for Houston and Henry counties is running for circuit judge. Seth Brooks said he believes his experience in the courtroom has prepared for him for judgeship. In his six-and-a-half years as a prosecutor, Brooks said he has tried over 60 jury trials, prepared more than 4,500...
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COVID cases force Alabama schools online as overall numbers dwindle

Though COVID cases are down statewide, a few hotspots remain -- and caused schools in Henry County to jump back to virtual learning and reschedule a high school graduation. Henry County is one of only a few counties with a “very high risk” designation on the state’s latest risk dashboard. Abbeville High School’s graduation was rescheduled and students there were virtual all week due to the coronavirus.
Henry County, ALDothan Eagle

Wiregrass Museum of Art receives $25K grant from Henry Luce Foundation

The Wiregrass Museum of Art (WMA) announced it has received a $25,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation to support three collections-based exhibitions in 2021. A leader in art funding since 1982, the Luce Foundation’s American Art Program supports innovative museum projects nationwide that advance the role of visual arts of the United States in an open and equitable society, and the potential of museums to serve as forums for art-centered conversations that celebrate creativity, explore difference, and seek common ground. The Foundation aims to empower museums and arts organizations to reconsider accepted histories, foreground the voices and experiences of underrepresented artists and cultures, and welcome diverse collaborators and communities into dialogue.
Abbeville, ALDothan Eagle

Barry Moore visits Abbeville for town hall meeting

ABBEVILLE — U.S Rep. Barry Moore joined elected officials and community members at the Henry County Courthouse Friday for a town hall meeting to discuss current issues on his Washington agenda. The highlights of Moore’s speech included his work on the Veterans Affairs committee, his upcoming visits to the U.S.-Mexico...
Henry County, ALDothan Eagle

Zion bass team finishes 1st at Lake Martin tourney, fourth in Team of the Year competition

Anglers with the Zion Chapel Bass Team came in first in this season’s last tournament of the East Alabama High School Trail on Lake Martin on May 8 against 46 other boats. ZCBT’s team of Kaleb DeVos/Kevin Dowdy finished in first place with a limit of five fish weighing in at 11.18 pounds. Kevin finished the tournament alone for the day as his partner, a senior, had his prom on the calendar for that night.
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Henry County veterinarians offering rabies clinic this weekend

ABBEVILLE, Ala. (WTVY) - Alabama state law requires owners of dogs and cats to get their animals vaccinated against the rabies disease with an approved vaccine. You have the opportunity to do that this weekend in Henry County. On Saturday, May 8th, from 8 a.m. to noon, you can take...
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Four tornadoes confirmed during Saturday severe weather event

DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - The National Weather Service in Tallahassee has confirmed three tornadoes in Saturday’s severe weather event. A storm survey team investigated two damage paths in Early County, Georgia and found one track consistent with EF-1 damage and the other consistent with EF-0 damage. This team also investigated damage in Henry County, Alabama and found a damage path consistent with EF-1 damage.
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Longtime Henry County Circuit Clerk retires

HENRY COUNTY, Ala. (WTVY) -- After more than two decades serving as a court specialist in Henry County, Veronica Grimsley is retiring. Grimsley served 25 years in her role at the Henry County courthouse. Friday, friends and family were at the courthouse to celebrate her years of service. She spent...
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Motorcycle charity run benefits Wiregrass Angel House

DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - A group of bikers thundered along the roadways Saturday morning to raise money for a good cause. The inaugural Wiregrass Angel House Charity Run was sponsored by the Wiregrass Punishers and the Heart of Dixie Chapter of the Gunfighters, LLC, both which are both law enforcement motorcycle clubs.
Headland, ALDothan Eagle

Rodney Dollar named Headland football coach, athletics director

Eight years after having a stroke while coaching a game at Carbon Hill High School, Rodney Dollar is back as a head coach – and back at Headland. Dollar, a veteran head coach of 24 seasons with eight programs, including a successful eight-year stint at Houston Academy, was announced as Headland’s head football coach Friday morning. It will be his second tenure with the Rams as he previously guided the program from 1990-92, going 8-22.
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Abbeville bust nets variety of drugs

ABBEVILLE, Ala. (WTVY) - A seizure in Abbeville resulted in a wide variety of drugs being taken off the street. On Wednesday the ALEA SBI Region B Alabama Drug Enforcement Task Force (ADETF), Abbeville Police Department and Henry County Sheriff’s Office conducted a drug bust in Abbeville. Approximately 702 grams...