Dale County

Dale County, Alabama

202 Hwy 123 S Suite C
Ozark, AL 36360
Phone: (334) 774-6025
Fax: (334) 774-1841

In southeastern AL, northwest of Dothan; organized Dec 22, 1824 from Covington and Henry counties. Name Origin: For Samuel Dale (1772-1841), officer and scout in the Indian wars, and legislator in AL and MS

Area (sq mi):: 562.67 (land 561.07; water 1.60) Population per square mile: 86.90
Population 2005: 48,748 State rank: 26 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.80%; 1990-2000 -1.00% Population 2000: 49,129 (White 72.80%; Black or African American 20.40%; Hispanic or Latino 3.30%; Asian 1.10%; Other 4.10%). Foreign born: 3.10%. Median age: 34.30
Income 2000: per capita $16,010; median household $31,998; Population below poverty level: 15.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,266-$22,124
Unemployment (2004): 5.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.10% Median travel time to work: 20.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 35.60%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Ozark County seat (14,953)

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    Stevens grew up on an Alabama poultry farm in Dale County, so his decision to major in poultry production was instilled from his family background.
    A proposed drilling site in Dale County would test the feasibility of storing nuclear waste in geologically similar areas, but no nuclear waste would be stored or used in tests on the site, according to a representative of Battelle, a private non-profit science and technology company.
    After months of failed attempts to use surplus solid waste money for road repairs and maintenance, Dale County commissioners believe they have found a means to use the funds for a program that could benefit both the county and some area workers with disabilities.
    Sean Miller of Troy AL was in his first year as band director at Dale County High School and was making a difference in his students' lives when he was killed in an automobile accident, his small car colliding with a dump truck.
    Commercial Jet has announced it will open a 400,000-square-foot facility at Dothan Regional Airport in Dale County, Ala.
    Earlier in the day, Dale County Sheriff Wally Olson said: "We're doing everything possible to bring this child home."
    "I want to thank him for taking care of our child, that is very important," Dale County Sheriff Wally Olson told a press conference.
    The Dale County Sheriff's Department said the child was not believed to have been harmed.
    (6) A police investigator on the scene inquired with the Coffee County warrant clerk as to whether Herring had any outstanding arrest warrants in Coffee County or in neighboring Dale County. (7) The search revealed no active warrants in Coffee County, but the Dale County warrant clerk discovered an active warrant in her database.
    The same parent supercell thunderstorm spawned an EF-1 tornado southwest of Echo, Alabama in Dale County at 1948 UTC (1:48 PM CST) and traveled 38 miles to the northeast across Henry County, Alabama, and Clay and Quitman counties in southwest Georgia before it lifted at 2038 UTC (3:38 PM EST).
    So members of the Dale County Education Support Professionals Organization (DCESPO) coordinated their own training.