Dothan Alabama http://apr.org en New Rules on Digital Billboards Debated in Dothan http://apr.org/post/new-rules-digital-billboards-debated-dothan <p>Dothan officials will soon vote on new rules regulating digital billboards and portable signs.</p><div><p>The Dothan Eagle (<a href="http://bit.ly/149aJNS">http://bit.ly/149aJNS</a> ) reports the city commission will vote on the proposed ordinance Tuesday.</p><p>Planning Director Todd McDonald said the rules are meant to update old regulations and provide the city with an improved look.</p> Sun, 01 Sep 2013 14:14:52 +0000 The Associated Press 37084 at http://apr.org New Rules on Digital Billboards Debated in Dothan College Expected to Make Positive Impact in Dothan http://apr.org/post/college-expected-make-positive-impact-dothan <p>An economic impact study by the Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce estimates the Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine will generate $34.5 million for the area this year.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; The study estimates the college's impact will be $169.3 million by 2020, and $295.7 million by 2030. The college is set to open in August with a class of 150 students.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; Some tell the Dothan Eagle (http://bit.ly/1aJyueD ) those estimates will likely be surpassed with restaurants, health care facilities, banks and hotels being developed nearby.<br> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 12:26:30 +0000 The Associated Press 34792 at http://apr.org College Expected to Make Positive Impact in Dothan