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Thursday 02/04/2016
Dothan District 6 residents sharing concerns with candidates in Tuesday election

It took a little time away from home before Dothan District 6 Commission candidates David Crutchfield and Gary Roney, Dothan natives, could truly appreciate the circle city.

Wednesday 02/03/2016
Ben Baker seeks Dale County Superintendent of Schools

Name: Ben Baker

Thursday 01/07/2016
District 6 candidates take different approach to funding campaigns

The candidates for the Dothan City Commission District 6 special election say their campaigns are going well despite the hard work involved, but the two seem to be taking different financial paths.

Tuesday 01/05/2016
Dennis Coe running for Dale County Schools Superintendent

Name: Dennis Coe

Friday 12/04/2015
Local attorney Patrick Amason seeks Houston County district judge seat

Name : Patrick Amason

Tuesday 12/01/2015
At least two intend to run for Dothan District 6 commission seat

The field to succeed outgoing Dothan District 6 Commissioner Hamp Baxley could be crowded.

Monday 11/23/2015
Attorney Will Matthews withdraws from DA's race

One of the four people who recently qualified for the office of district attorney for Houston and Henry counties has withdrawn himself from candidacy for the position.

Thursday 11/19/2015
Gary Maxwell announces candidacy for District Attorney

Name: Gary Ray Maxwell

Wednesday 11/18/2015
Medley running for Houston County district attorney

Name: Arthur Medley

Tuesday 11/17/2015
Mayor Schmitz: District 6 special election date to be set later

Dothan District 6 Commissioner Hamp Baxley, who confirmed Friday that he plans to resign, is expected to make a formal announcement later in the week.

Friday 11/13/2015
Dothan Dist. 6 Commissioner Hamp Baxley announces plans to to resign

Citing a move to a new home outside of his district, Dothan District 6 Commissioner Hamp Baxley intends to resign.

Wednesday 11/11/2015
Emanuel Davis announces for Henry County School Board, District 5

Name: Emanuel Davis

Friday 11/06/2015
DA Doug Valeska opts not to qualify for sixth term of office

The longtime district attorney serving both Houston and Henry counties appears to have opted not to run for a sixth term of office as the district attorney for the 20th Judicial Circuit.

Republicans make up majority of Wiregrass primary qualifiers

Friday was the last day for candidates running in the March 1, 2016 primary election in Alabama to qualify to appear on the Republican or Democratic ballot.

Friday 10/02/2015
Becky Gerritson to oppose Martha Roby for 2nd Congressional District seat

The co-founder of the Wetumpka Tea Party has announced she is running against Martha Roby to represent Alabama’s 2nd Congressional district.

Thursday 10/01/2015
Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is glad he isn't the GOP frontrunner

Eight years ago, Republican poll numbers had Rudy Giuliani, Fred Thompson and Mitt Romney in the top three spots with John McCain a distant fourth. “I was way back further than that,” he said.

Saturday 09/26/2015
Countryman launches gubernatorial bid

Chris Countryman got an early bird start to the 2018 Alabama governor’s race, announcing his bid for the Democratic nomination Saturday in Dothan.

Friday 09/25/2015
Details announced about Mike Huckabee's Oct. 1 Dothan visit

Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee will appear from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Wiregrass Rehabilitation Center in Dothan on Thursday, Oct. 1.

Monday 09/21/2015
Dothan man in spotlight during same sex marriage debate wants to be governor

Chris Countryman, who repeatedly sought a marriage license in Houston County earlier this year along with his same-sex partner, has announced plans to seek the Democratic nomination for governor of Alabama in 2018.

Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee appearing in Dothan Thursday

Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee will make a public appearance in Dothan on Thursday, Oct. 1, according to a release from Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill.



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