It was a close race, but Kinsey resident Curtis Harvey should face Republican Bobby Clemmons for the vacant District 1 Houston County Commission seat. Harvey defeated fellow Democrat Ed Vaughn with 51.3 percent of the total votes cast. There were 1, 343 votes cast in the district runoff. Harvey polled 689 to Vaughn`s 654. The District 1 special general election is set for Janury 11, 2005. The Houston County District One seat was held for nearly 18 years by Wylie Yelverton, who retired last August. There was two years left on his term. Harvey is a Credit Manager for Wells Fargo Financial. He was raised in Dothan and previously sought the Houston County Commission District 1 seat. He is also an Associate Pastor at Greater Buelah Baptist Church, and served in the U. S. Army from 1988 to 1992. Vaughn who is 70 years old, retired from the Michigan State Legislature and served as the assistant to the mayor of Detroit for ten years. Clemmons has served on the Houston County Board of Education for 12 years, and is no stranger to local politics. He currently works as a farm suprvisor for Lesaffre Yeast Corp. in Headland, but spent 10 years as director of the Houston County Emergency Management Agency and 20 years as operations support manager of Hayes International Corp., now known as Pemco. Clemmons who is 61, won the Nov. 2 Republican special primary election with nearly 80 percent of the total votes cast.
Dothan Makes Effort to Spruce Up Downtown
Dothan is making an effort to spruce up downtown. The city plans to apply for a grant from the Transportation Alternative Program to make sidewalk improvements.
Northview High School Teacher Wins State Award
Congratulations are in order; a Northview High School employee now holds one of the state's highest honors for distance learning programs.
Man Who Fled Officer Before Firing Shots Nabbed
Dogs help track man to mobile home where he had broken into.
Summer Bridge Program Prepares Kids for Year Ahead
School's out for the summer, but that isn't stopping some students from preparing for next year.
Additional Charges Expected Against Accused Serial Robbers
Three states involved in criminal probe.
Baseball Player Safety at Risk
After a Tampa Bay Rays baseball pitcher was struck in the head by a ball, there's been talk of whether major league baseball should require pitchers to...
Providence Christian Hires New Baseball Coach
Providence Christian School is excited to announce Casey Smith as our new Varsity Baseball Coach.
Road Work Ahead For Busy Roadway
The Alabama Department of Transportation says they will begin roadwork on Alabama 123 from theHartford city limits through Wicksburg to US 84.
Animal Tracks for 6-17-2013
This weeks Animal Tracks features some very lovable animals who are in need of good homes.
Video - Health Minute: Migrane Awareness
June is National Migraine Awareness Month and health experts warn, many people may be suffering from these debilitating conditions and not know they have them.
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