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Senator Marsh accused of unauthorized exercise of authority
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 07:29:06 -0700

Twelfth District Senator Del Marsh, who serves Calhoun and St. Clair, recently had twelve Alabamians file information against him due to Marsh’s alleged efforts to revise the Alabama Constitution through Legislative efforts.

Activists Visit Dothan to Spread Inmate Voting Rights Awareness
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 16:40:05 -0700

Under Alabama law, inmates charged with misdemeanors have the right to vote. The only felons who do not have that right are those who have committed violent crimes or crimes of moral turpitude.

Houston County sheriff to step down for state post
Wed, 16 Jul 2014 14:55:49 -0700

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) - Houston County Sheriff Andy Hughes is stepping down from his position to work as assistant homeland security director with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency. Hughes tells the Dothan Eagle (http://bit.ly/1l4KtqH ) his last day as sheriff will be Aug. 17 and he'll assume his ...

Houston Co. Sheriff Andy Hughes Discusses His Resignation
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 08:09:35 -0700

Houston Co. Sheriff Andy Hughes sat down with Devon Sellers and Paul Stockman to discuss his resignation and time in Houston County.

Houston County sheriff taking Montgomery job
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 06:51:59 -0700

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — Houston County Sheriff Andy Hughes is resigning his office to become the state's assistant director of homeland security. Hughes says his last day as sheriff in Dothan will be Aug. 17, and he will start his new job in Montgomery on Aug. 18. He will work alongside Spencer Collier, the secretary of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency. Hughes was elected sheriff in 2006 and re ...

Andy Hughes Joining AL Homeland Security
Wed, 16 Jul 2014 13:09:33 -0700

Hughes Resigns as Houston County Sheriff to become Assistant Director of Homeland Security.

Houston Co. Sheriff resigning to take state job
Wed, 16 Jul 2014 13:47:38 -0700

Houston County Sheriff Andy Hughes announced Wednesday afternoon that his is resigning his position with the department in advance of a new job with the state.

AL man sentenced to life in prison for drug trafficking
Fri, 11 Jul 2014 16:29:09 -0700

Lowndes County District Judge Adrian Johnson sentenced 42-year-old Jeremy Lee Gardner to life in prison on Monday.

Fatal crash in Houston County
Wed, 16 Jul 2014 12:08:05 -0700

Officials in Houston County are confirming the identity of the victim struck and killed by a vehicle Tuesday.

Ni hao, y'all: U.S. hinterlands woo Chinese firms
Wed, 25 Jun 2014 09:06:57 -0700

In this May 28 photo Gov. Robert Bentley, flanked by Quingmin Li, Consul General China, Houston office, left, and Golden Dragon Copper USA Chairman Changjie Li, pose for photos with company, state and local officials at a ribbon cutting ceremony during the grand opening of the company’s copper tubing plant in Pine Hill, Ala. Golden Dragon, the first company Bentley recruited to Alabama after ...