Dothan

Mayors of Alabama’s largest cities gathering in Montgomery

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The mayors of Alabama’s 10 largest cities are holding two days of meetings in the capital to discuss legislative priorities and other issues. A statement from the city of Montgomery says Mayor Steven Reed will play host for the gathering, which began Sunday and continues Monday. The mayors of Birmingham, Huntsville, Mobile, Tuscaloosa, Hoover, Auburn, Dothan,…

Alabama Man Sentenced on Federal Drug Trafficking Charges

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – An Alabama man has been sentenced to federal prison for his role in a drug trafficking case in which 25 kilograms of cocaine were allegedly brought into the state in a tractor-trailer. Acting U.S. Attorney Sandra J. Stewart says 36-year-old Dothan man Muta Bolden has been ordered to serve nearly 11 years in prison on the…

Dothan Pharmacist Sentenced to Over 7 Years for Illegal Drug Distribution

On April 27, Richard Allen Strickland, 55, of Hartford, was sentenced to 87 months (7 years 4 months) in prison for illegal drug distribution, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Sandra J. Stewart. In addition to his prison sentence, Strickland was ordered to serve three years of supervised release. There is no parole in the federal system. According to court records, Strickland,…

Police Investigate Dothan’s First Slaying of 2021

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) – Police in Dothan are investigating the Alabama city’s first homicide of 2021. Police were dispatched Sunday afternoon on a shooting call. Dothan Police Lt. Scott Owens said officers found a man with multiple gunshot wounds. Police identified the victim as 20-year-old Willis Rambo Jr. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigators were still gathering information…

Dothan Seeks Tourism Bump with Sporting Events

Dothan is wanting to increase tourism with sporting events. Officials with Visit Dothan says visitors lured to the city by events like softball and baseball tournaments already spend millions annually. They’re cautiously optimistic that 2021 will be better than 2020, when the pandemic drastically affected the economy and curtailed travel. Officials say hotels in Dothan booked more than 31,000 rooms…

LACEUP Highlights – Week Eight

CLASS 7A Bob Jones 35, Albertville 14 Central-Phenix City 33, Prattville 14 Daphne 50, Mary Montgomery 14 Davidson 28, Foley 13 Dothan 39, Jeff Davis 18 Enterprise 35, Smiths Station 13 Florence 20, Sparkman 13 Grissom 35, James Clemens 14 Hewitt-Trussville 42, Vestavia Hills 35 Hoover 47, Spain Park 34 James Clemens 35, Grissom 14, corrected score reported in reverse Murphy…

LACEUP Highlights – Week Five

AHSAA FOOTBALL SCOREBOARD FRIDAY’S RESULTS (Includes Thursday results) CLASS 7A Auburn 47, Jeff Davis 0 James Clemens 35, Huntsville 14 Florence 1, Bob Jones 0, forfeit Sparkman 21, Austin 14 Vestavia Hills 17, Tuscaloosa County 10 CLASS 6A Briarwood Christian 28, Huffman 16 Buckhorn 13, Decatur 7 Cullman 48, Hazel Green 6 Gardendale 42, Jasper 0 Hartselle 56, Columbia 0 Lee-Montgomery…

Trojan Mascot, T-Roy, set to make visits throughout Troy and Dothan

TROY, Ala. – T-Roy will be on the move this weekend as he hits the streets of Dothan and Troy to visit Trojan Nation while maintaining social distancing. Troy’s beloved mascot will be in the back of a Jeep provided by Premier Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Troy and making rounds through neighborhoods and to some businesses Saturday and Sunday….

UPDATE: Missing Prattville Elderly Couple Located Safe

*UPDATE* The Jemisons have been located, and are safe. They were located a Selma Hospital. They are back with family members.   *PREVIOUS STORY* Prattville police are looking for an elderly couple who have gone missing. Authorities say that 78-year-old Annie Mae Jemison and 80-year-old Walter Jemison were last seen Tuesday morning around 9 a.m. They believe the Jemisons are…

National Peanut Festival Opens in Southeast Alabama

(Source: National Peanut Festival)DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) – An event that bills itself as the world’s largest celebration of the peanut is under way in Alabama. The National Peanut Festival opened Friday in Dothan and continues through next Saturday with rides, exhibits, music and agricultural competitions. Now in its 76th year, the festival began in 1938 as a three-day event with…