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Houston County approves marketing contract to aid employee recruitment

Houston County Commissioners approved an annual marketing contract Monday to help with county employee recruitment.

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Shooting during Dothan National Peanut Festival parade leaves one dead, two injured; Police looking for suspects

A shooting immediately following a parade for the National Peanut Festival in Dothan has left one dead and two injured.

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Dothan head football coach suspended after shoving assistant during game

Dothan City Schools officials suspended Wolves head football coach Jed Kennedy on Monday for one week after he shoved a volunteer assistant coach to the ground during a game Friday against Opelika. 

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Dothan approves short-term rental regulations

Dothan City Commissioners unanimously approved a trio of ordinances on Tuesday regulating short-term rental properties commonly listed on sites like Airbnb.

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Opelika author's debut novel features Alabama charm and Southern style

Opelika native, former real estate agent and Dothan elementary Spanish teacher Anessa Sewell Kent is about to release her debut novel, “The Bitter and the Sweet,” a Character-driven historical fiction drama set in 20th-century Alabama.

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Dothan becomes 10th Alabama city to approve medical cannabis dispensaries

Dothan became the tenth city in Alabama to pass an ordinance Tuesday morning allowing for the operation of medical cannabis dispensaries within its borders.

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$92 million investments to create jobs in the Wiregrass

One of the largest industrial investments in the history of the southeast Alabama region is taking place in Houston County.

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Houston County to consider allowing medical cannabis dispensaries

The Houston County Commission will consider at their meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 12 whether to allow medical cannabis dispensaries to operate in the county.

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Dothan delays short-term rental regulations on 'overreach' concerns

The Dothan City Commission delayed passing regulations on short-term rental properties Tuesday morning after a local mission house owner expressed concerns about governmental overreach.

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Visit Dothan CEO to be sentenced in November for fraud in former role

The Visit Dothan President & CEO Aaron McCreight has a November sentencing date in federal court in Iowa after pleading guilty to one count of bank fraud in January.

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Dothan extends $9,000-a-month D.C. lobbying contract

City commissioners in Dothan approved a two-year continuation of a contract with a lobbying firm at their most recent meeting on Aug. 15.

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Dothan upholds employee’s termination in food program scandal

Members of the Dothan Personnel Board upheld the recent termination of a former city of Dothan employee who oversaw an after school food program now allegedly under FBI investigation. 

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FBI now investigating Dothan child feeding program scandal

The FBI is joining the investigation of a multi-million dollar scandal in Dothan after a child feeding program comes under the microscope.

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Ag. Commissioner Pate working to solve potential milk shortage ahead of Dothan dairy closure

The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries responded to the upcoming closure of Borden Dairy production in Dothan and suggested Alabama schools could potentially be turning to milk that doesn't require refrigeration. 

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Dothan man charged with leaving two small children home alone with narcotics

A Dothan man was charged Tuesday with leaving two young children home alone with narcotics in their reach.

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New FedEx facility to create 200 jobs in south Alabama

By Erica Thomas, Managing Editor Around 200 jobs are coming to south Alabama thanks to a new FedEx logistic facility coming to Dothan....