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News outlets report 28-year-old William Wesley Williamson was arrested Thursday and charged with three counts of sex abuse of a child younger than 12 years old. Records say he was released from jail in Houston County after posting bonds totaling $90,000. Williamson served as a pastor to children at ...
DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — A former Alabama minister is accused of sexually abusing children. News outlets report 28-year-old William Wesley Williamson was arrested Thursday and charged with three counts of ... Records say he was released from jail in Houston County after posting bonds totaling $90,000.

HOUSTON COUNTY, Ala. (WTVY) — A pastor of a Houston County church is arrested for sex crimes. William Wesley Williamson faces three charges of sex ... Williamson posted bond at the Houston County Jail following his arrest and was released. Mount Gilead Senior Pastor Bradley Rusing issued this ...
HOUSTON CO., AL (WSFA) -. A 34-year-old woman is facing charges following a fire in Houston County. According to Houston County officials, Miranda Lee Gaskin Griswold of Dothan has been charged with arson second degree. The charges are related to an incident that happened on March 23 in ...
According to Houston County, Alabama jail records, both Glasgow and Townes are both being held with no bond. Glasgow could potentially be released on bond if the charges against him are reduced, the Eagle reported. We were unable to reach Dothan police for further details despite multiple phone ...
In addition, the Alabama Department of Commerce, Alabama Industrial Development Training, and Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs have been invaluable assets. Key regional partners have included: City of Headland, City of Dothan, Houston County, Dothan Area Chamber of ...

The Dothan pastor, who has spent time in jail in the past, is facing the charges in connection with the killing of a woman in Houston County Sunday. ... Alabama Law states that a crime committed with the use of a deadly weapon from a vehicle is a capital crime, which carries with it a sentence of life in prison ...
HOUSTON COUNTY, Ala. (WTVY) — Fire destroyed a Houston County home Tuesday but those inside got out without injury. “Thank God everybody made it out,” said Marcus Carroll who lives in the house with his mother. His young niece, on spring break from school, also escaped. Marcus' mom smelled ...
Johnson is being held at the Houston County Jail on $1.5 million bond for each count. Bond is set at $60,000 on each charge for McGhee. According to Houston County Sheriff Donald Valenza, the arrests occurred after deputies and members of the Alabama Drug Enforcement Task Force served multiple ...
Dothan-Houston County EMA director Chris Judah said the grant came after conducting a review of available computer equipment with the Alabama Department of Public Health. Officials discovered a “void” in equipment needed for immediate emergency response, especially because of outdated ...
MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. - Three women and one man were taken into custody early Tuesday evening at a motel in Guntersville in connection with a stolen car chase earlier that morning. Two other men were arrested after leading police on a chase that started in Guntersville. The chase ended on Main ...
The Houston County Commission on Monday affirmed its support for the use of electronic poll books, which have been used at a few sites as part of a small pilot program in the past, Davenport said. The pilot program cost the county nothing, but Davenport estimated it would take approximately $70,000 to ...
HOUSTON COUNTY, Ala. - An idea to staff county schools with armed guards has been proposed to the Houston County School Board. Superintendent David Sewell said he has spoken to the security firm DSI about providing the extra security and they said it would cost around $35,000 a month to do so if ...
Joe Alfredo Contreras of Wicksburg was arrested on Tuesday. He is charged with three counts of first degree sexual abuse and one count of first degree sodomy. The sheriff's office responded to a report of a sexual assault in the 300 block of Laura Lane in Wicksburg on Feb. 28. An investigation ensued ...
The Houston County Commission is making preparations for a $14 million project to build a refrigerated warehouse, according to the Dothan Eagle. The project could create more than 50 jobs when fully operational, the paper reported. The warehouse, which will be built near the intersection of Westgate ...
A Houston County jury found a Cottonwood man guilty Thursday of multiple counts of dog cruelty, stemming from a seizure of around 65 dogs from his ... suit later in 2015, but District Judge Lori Ingram ruled Hughes could not adequately provide for the dogs and awarded custody to the State of Alabama.
Houston County Schools looking to beef up security. By Dillon Huffman |. Posted: Thu 7:22 PM, Mar 08, 2018 |. Updated: Thu 7:58 PM, Mar 08, 2018. HOUSTON COUNTY, Ala. (WTVY) — Since the school shooting ... So Houston County Schools Superintendent David Sewell wants to make changes. The county only has two ...

That includes the Houston County Career Academy, alternative school, and central office. But providing eleven guards would not come cheap, estimates state about $35,000 a month. "I would much rather the state step in and a law enforcement officer on each campus." Said the Superintendent.
DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) — Houston County Gives Day has been set for Friday, April 20 from 4 – 6:00 p.m. at Eagle Eye Outfitters. The event serves as the kick off for the Spirit of Service Day to be held on April ... It's really amazing,” said David Duke, Executive Director of Wiregrass 2-1-1, Southeast Alabama.
DOTHAN, Al. (WTVY) Houston County commissioner Brandon Shoupe conducted a community survey and the results are in. Shoupe says, “First, thank you to everyone who completed my community survey. The results have been interesting. They validated some past decisions while providing insight into ...
Christopher Lee Arnold, 25, was killed when the 2007 GMC truck he was driving left the roadway, struck a utility pole and overturned. Arnold was not using a seat belt and was ejected and pronounced dead at the scene on Alabama Highway 605 approximately 12 miles south of Dothan in Houston County.
Houston County's Emergency Management Agency and County Commissioners are pushing to bring together department heads to discuss the county's response to emergencies. Thursday, department heads met at the Houston County Emergency Management Office for the first of a series of meetings.
“I'm grateful to assist in this small way,” said Pat Jones, Houston County District Attorney. Houston County Sheriff Donald Valenza said the K-9s are a vital asset to the department. The sheriff's office has six dogs, but they are getting ready to retire one dog. Valenza says in addition to the dog purchased with ...
A two-vehicle crash just north of Pleasant Grove Road Tuesday morning claimed the life of a Florida man and injured another woman, according to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency. Corey Nathan Smith, 42, was taken to Southeast Alabama Medical Center after the 1996 GMC Sonoma he was driving ...
Kay Ivey, the Alabama Department of Commerce, Alabama Industrial Development Training and Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs have been invaluable assets. Key regional partners have included: City of Headland, City of Dothan, Houston County, Dothan Area Chamber of ...
According to the Census data, 1,092 more people located in Houston County from April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2017 than moved away from the county during the same time period. Baldwin County had the highest net migration by a wide margin. Numbers indicate a positive net migration of 28,263. Other top ...
The youth council of the Dothan-Houston County Substance Abuse Partnership will take part in the national Kick Butts Day initiative with an event to chalk the entrance to the Partnership's office and host an informational table to inform the public about the dangers of tobacco. The event will take place at 4 ...
The Houston County town of Columbia sits on a waterway large enough that Alan Jackson became a millionaire singing about it. In fact, it technically has a port – one of three inland ports the State of Alabama officially operates along the Chattahoochee River, a river that empties into the Apalachicola on the ...
DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - Lots of rain this morning and showers moved through the Wiregrass Sunday. Nothing severe - but for one woman in Houston county, a burst of strong wind knocked down a tree and power lines. Carleen Cousins, Dothan resident says: “The tree was all across the road and it went all ...
The Houston County Road and Bridge Department will soon have eight new Kenworth dump trucks and six new motor graders after the county commission approved the lease-purchase agreements Monday. ... Endorsed the annual Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board license fees for the county.
The Houston County Health Department is set to begin testing for tuberculosis on Tuesday as a response to its detection of multiple cases of the disease over the ... Tuberculosis cases have been detected in the area as far back as August of 2016, when the Alabama Department of Public Health released a ...
Judah pitched the idea to the Houston County Commission Thursday and was asked a variety of logistical questions. Judah was asked how the grant matches would be handled, and he said either the county's firefighter association or the individual departments receiving grants would provide those.
The State of Alabama's case against Center Stage in Houston County continues to progress its way through the court process with a local judge currently ... The Houston Economic Development Association (HEDA) is the nonprofit entity created to operate bingo at Center Stage and the Houston County ...
The U.S. Department of Justice has uncovered an alleged squash scam in south Alabama that has resulted in an indictment against a U.S. government employee. Anna Marie Knowles, 36, of Headland, has been arrested and charged with multiple federal crimes, according to U.S. Attorney Louis Franklin, ...
Houston County Commissioner Brandon Shoupe withdraws request to ban Bobby Bright from Republican ballot. Jeremy Wise jwise@dothaneagle.com ... 13, Shoupe posted a letter on Twitter that was addressed to Alabama Republican Party executive director Harold Sachs. The letter questioned Bright's ...
Houston County's Emergency Management Agency and County Commissioners are pushing to bring together department heads to discuss the county's response to emergencies. Thursday, department heads met at the Houston County Emergency Management Office for the first of a series of meetings.
One by one, Houston County Career Academy students separated the parts of a Cessna 150 Tuesday in an effort to identify them and figure out their ... The Alabama Aviation College of Ozark loaned the Cessna to HCCA so that aviation mechanics pupils can gain hands-on experience in the future.
Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Houston County now has several new Babyleo beds, according to the Dothan Eagle. The beds, which are the latest in incubator technology nationwide, ensure that the baby's body temperature is kept at an optimal level. The beds also provide space for medical ...
And preparing students to fill the workforce is one of the main reasons Principal Glenn Maloy pushed for Houston County Career Academy to get the plane. “Being the first dual enrollment program in the state to have an aircraft is important to us," Maloy said, "but it's more important to our students to get ...
A Houston County High School student who school officials say had a gun in his vehicle on Feb. 7 has been expelled from the ... Houston County Schools Superintendent David Sewell said that he doesn't know what the students intentions were in bringing the weapon to school. “It's hard to speak to that,” ...
“I'm grateful to assist in this small way,” said Pat Jones, Houston County District Attorney. Houston County Sheriff Donald Valenza said the K-9s are a vital asset to the department. The sheriff's office has six dogs, but they are getting ready to retire one dog. Valenza says in addition to the dog purchased with ...
In a letter addressed to Alabama Republican Party executive director Harold Sachs and sent to the Eagle Wednesday, Houston County Commission Chairman Mark Culver requested that the party deny District 4 Commissioner Brandon Shoupe's call to block Bright's inclusion on the ballot. Shoupe tweeted ...
The Dothan/Houston County EMA's Alabama Regional Incident Support Unit plays a large part in the Proactive Safety Plan for Columbia. The unit has the capability of monitoring water conditions providing live feedback to a remote location, which allows emergency responders the opportunity to have time ...
A two-vehicle crash just north of Pleasant Grove Road Tuesday morning claimed the life of a Florida man and injured another woman, according to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency. Corey Nathan Smith, 42, was taken to Southeast Alabama Medical Center after the 1996 GMC Sonoma he was driving ...
Initial reports were 2 tornadoes that touched down in Holmes and Houston county. (Source: Holmes ... Before sunrise, we had multiple tornado-warned storms impact the Wiregrass region in southeast Alabama. ... Well it means the cold front will likely push a backdoor cold front east to west across Alabama.
The National Weather Service in Mobile confirmed on Sunday that a tornado touched down over the weekend in southwest Alabama. ... in Tallahassee, Fla., said on Sunday it will send a survey team to look at a storm that prompted a tornado warning in southeast Alabama's Houston County on Sunday.
There are indications a tornado touched down in southern Houston County early Sunday morning, according to the weather service. No damage reports have come in to the weather service from that storm so far. But it appears as if the worst of the weather is over for Alabama as of Sunday morning. NOAA's ...
She is past chairman of Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce, Dothan By Design, a member of the Houston County Personnel Board, Southeast Alabama Regional & Planning Development Commission Revolving Lean Administration Board, Houston County Industrial Development Authority, and Dothan ...
Like many school superintendents in Alabama, Sewell had some criticism for the state report card, arguing that it is unfair to base so much of a school or school system's performance on a single test – the ACT Aspire. Sewell also pointed out that the evaluation parameters and process from the state had ...
61-year-old Kirt Brown is charged with 165 counts of possession of child pornography. Houston County Sheriff Donald Valenza says he doesn't know where the potential victims are from, but says they are between one and five years old. Valenza says Brown's arrest is the culmination of a three month ...


 

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