Legislation pertaining to gun owners has moved through the Senate. The bill would allow you to carry and transport a loaded handgun in your car without a concealed carry permit. The bill's sponsor Sen. Gerald Allen has said this is to strengthen the Second Amendment rights of Alabamians. But not everyone agrees with this. Chief Deputy Jeff Carlisle, of the
A Cottonwood woman was transported to a Dothan hospital this morning with life-threatening injuries after a tw0-car crash. It happened on Houston County 33 near Gin Road according to Alabama State Trooper Kevin Cook. It remains under investigation by Alabama State Troopers. Shea Bess, 31, of Slocomb was driving a 2005 Ford that collided with a 1997 Honda driven by
The Houston County Sheriff’s Office contacted the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and agencies along the I-10 corridor towards Pensacola last night in reference to an armed domestic assault that had occurred near Cottonwood Alabama in the early morning hours. Houston County relayed information indicating that the suspect, William Brian James, traveled to Mississippi after the domestic incident had been reported
A piece of legislation that would take Alabama probate offices out of marriage license business has passed the Senate. The bill's sponsor Sen. Greg Albritton has said the purpose of this is to "bring order out of chaos". That chaos goes back to the short time the state legalized same-sex marriages, and probate offices weren't sure what they could or
The leading economic news magazine in the Southeast has tapped Enterprise among its “Bests in Alabama” of 2015. In a recent issue, Southern Business and Development magazine recognized the high-quality workforce in the area by naming Enterprise among the top three cities in the category “Alabama’s Best Manufacturing Workforce” in Small Markets. The other two cities named in that category
U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-AL) today announced her 2015 military academy appointments. As a Member of Congress, Rep. Roby may nominate eligible students for consideration for appointment to the prestigious United States Air Force, Naval, Military and Merchant Marine Academies. “It is an honor and a privilege to be able to nominate young men and women for an appointment to
Efforts to expand the state-funded, high-quality and voluntary First Class Pre-K program cleared another legislative hurdle today with the House passage of the Fiscal Year 2016 Education Trust Fund Budget. Members of the Alabama House of Representatives voted unanimously to appropriate $48.5 million for the First Class Pre-K program. This total includes a $10 million increase over last year’s amount.
Alabama is the seventh state to enact the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact, opening doors for more physicians to practice across state lines. “As a physician, I know the importance of patients having accessibility to a physician especially in rural areas of the state,” Gov. Robert Bentley said. “I am proud to know Alabama is the first state in the southeast
Wallace Community College – Dothan recently conferred credentials upon spring 2015 graduates of the associate degree and practical nursing programs at the Dothan Civic Center. The graduates, who represent students from the Sparks Campus in Eufaula and the Wallace Campus in Dothan, will help fill employment gaps in the local health-care workforce. Since the first graduating class in 1953, the
Attorney General Luther Strange and 30 other state Attorneys General today announced a major settlement with the three national credit reporting agencies — Equifax Information Services LLC, Experian Information Solutions Inc. and TransUnion LLC. Under the settlement, the credit reporting agencies have agreed to make a number of changes to their business practices to benefit consumers, as well as to
GAITHERSBURG, MD (May 19, 2015) – A new study by the award-winning travel app GasBuddy found that 73% of people will be traveling this summer between Memorial Day and Labor Day, with a majority (83%) planning to take at least two trips. Eighty-six percent of those traveling will be doing so by packing up the car and hitting the road.
The City of Enterprise will host the annual “Farmers Market Kick-Off” on Saturday, June 6, at 8 a.m., in the new open-air facility at 525 N. Main Street (Corner of N. Main Street and Highway 134 West). “We are so excited to host this event at our new location for the first time and I am sure that our farmers and our community
One person is dead after a fatal accident tonight in Geneva County. It happened on Goat Hill Road, several miles south of State Highway 52. Only one vehicle was involved in the crash. It appears the driver ran off the road and struck a tree. When he did, the vehicle burst into flames. There were storms in the area at
A College Station woman was surprised to find a 12 foot long python in her bathroom. Police say the woman called 911 after discovering the reptile nine days ago. According to the Bryan-College Station "Eagle" newspaper, Veronica Rodriguez found the snake inside her bathtub. She told the newspaper it likely slithered in the open back door recently. Police responded, as
teacher arrested following allegations that he allowed his students to have sex in a classroom closet could face more charges. Quentin Wright was arrested Tuesday and charged with four misdemeanor counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Wright was booked and later released on $16,000 bond. Earlier Tuesday, Wright, 25, resigned from his math and science teaching position
As you turn on the shower or faucet, you may not think about where the water comes from or how it's treated. The Enterprise Water Department said its quality water is made possible through ongoing maintenance. "We started some 15 years ago, converting our wells, this gives us a better quality water, and this particular well will be last of
Walton County Sheriff’s Office would like to warn the public about an ongoing fraud investigation in the county. Two reports have been filed on the 4th and 18th of this month by victims in the Defuniak Springs area regarding a male caller identifying himself as a Walton County employee. The caller has personal information pertaining to the victims such as
The U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) today launched its 2015 "Click it or Ticket" campaign to encourage the use of life-saving seat belts. According to NHTSA's data, in 2013, seat belts saved an estimated12,584 lives among passenger vehicle occupants 5 and older. Historically, seat belts saved nearly 62,468 lives from 2009 to 2013. "It's simple:
Law enforcement in Bay County, Florida have arrested an Alabama work-release inmate who escaped from the job site Monday. John Edward Sharpe, 46, was arrested by the Bay County Sheriff's Office. An escape notice was issued on Monday afternoon. Sharpe is in jail on a 20-year sentence for a 2009 robbery conviction in Shelby County. He likely traveled through the
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida released its 2014 Annual Crime in Florida report today. The report shows Florida’s crime rate dropped 4.9 percent compared to 2013. The total number of crimes fell 3.6 percent from last year which translates into 25,476 fewer crimes than in 2013. Overall the number of violent crimes dropped 0.7 percent while nonviolent crime fell 4.1 percent.