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Governor appoints Valenza Houston Co. Sheriff
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:04:30 GMT

Alabama Governor Robert Bentley has appointed Mr. Donald Valenza as Sheriff of Houston County, effective August 18. He will fill the vacancy of former Sheriff Andy Hughes.

Committee selects new Houston Co. Sheriff candidate
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 04:04:28 GMT

The Houston County Republican Executive Committee agreed on a replacement for outgoing Sheriff Andy Hughes on Monday.

Activists Visit Dothan to Spread Inmate Voting Rights Awareness
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 23:40:05 GMT

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.

Senator Marsh accused of unauthorized exercise of authority
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 14:29:06 GMT

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.

Gov. Bentley picks replacement Houston Co. sheriff
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:23:05 GMT

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — Houston County Chief Deputy Sheriff Donald Valenza has been chosen to replace the outgoing Sheriff Andy Hughes. Valenza, who was appointed to the post by Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley, is expected to begin his term Aug. 18.

Houston County sheriff to step down for state post
Wed, 16 Jul 2014 21:55:49 GMT

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 15:09:35 GMT

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

Reach Out and Read program spreads the joy of reading to young patients
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22:58:07 GMT

It was a way to share the joy of reading to children while they waited to visit with their doctors.Children, parents, staff and volunteers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Pediatric Primary Care Clinic at Children’s of Alabama distributed books to little ones Tuesday, according to a news release.It was part of the Reach Out and Read program.During the day, staff members were reading ...

PHOTOS: Helena High School band warms up for its inaugural year
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:13:13 GMT

The sounds of a new school year are in the air in Shelby County and many places in Alabama.The brand-new Helena High School is holding its Band Camp.The camp started July 28, 2014, and runs August 1, 2014.Final steps are being taken to welcome students for the first time at the new school this August 7, 2014.The school is located on Hillsboro Parkway, and is 225,000 square feet, with a gymnasium ...

Man arrested after breaking into home with children present
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:57:57 GMT

A Birmingham man is facing charges after allegedly burglarizing a Pinson home with children present.