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Photo of the Day: September 19, 2014

A.L. Johnson head coach Johnny Ford, center, watches his team during a recent contest. The sixth-ranked Eagles return to action tonight, hosting Sunshine. In other games involving area teams, Demopolis High travels to Helena, Linden High goes to Maplesville for a key Class 1A, Region 4 battle, Marengo Academy travels to South Choctaw, and Marengo […]

Clearing the way for the running back, #35 Weldon Aydelott, are #3 Cason Cook, #25 Myles Pritchett and #51 Thomas Etheridge.

‘Horns unleash first quarter fury, coast to 48-13 win

TOXEY – A tremendous first-quarter scoring fury allowed Marengo Academy to coast to a 48-13 victory over South Choctaw Friday night. Hayden Huckabee’s arm and legs contributed to the first four Lonhorn scores – all in the opening stanza. On the first play of the game, Huckabee tossed a 66-yard touchdown pass to Shade Pritchett, […]

Marengo High suffers 34-24 loss at hands of Millry

DIXONS MILLS – Falling behind 28-0 in the first half, Marengo High School clawed its way back into the game before ultimately falling to Millry 34-24 Friday night. “We ran the ball very well once we figured out what they were doing,” said Marengo head coach Eberne Myrthil. “They capitalized on the mistakes we made. […]

A.L. Johnson overcomes sluggish start to top Sunshine

THOMASTON – Seldom has a football team been so happy when trailing as A.L. Johnson was at halftime Friday night. The Eagles survived an extremely sluggish first half performance against Sunshine High School, only to cut a 16-6 deficit to 16-14 on the final two plays before the break. The momentum shift propelled the sixth-ranked […]

Jamarcus Ezell fires a pass beyond the outstretched hands of a Helena defender.

Demopolis scores 48 straight to drop Helena

HELENA — Demopolis (3-1, 3-0) weathered the early emotional storm Friday night, overcoming a 17-0 deficit to hand Helena a 48-31 defeat for its first loss in school history. “We expected it to be a lot of emotions the first game in school history here,” Demopolis coach Tom Causey said, noting the expectations he had […]

Washington County blanks Sweet Water

SWEET WATER — Washington County (4-0, 3-0) controlled used a stifling defense and the electric running ability of DeAnthony Holcombe to key a 39-0 win over Sweet Water (2-2, 2-1) Thursday night. The Class 2A, Region 1 victory was all but settled by half as WCHS led 32-0. “We were not very good tonight,” Sweet […]

Demopolis High announces exam exemptions

Demopolis High School has announced its exam exemption policy for the current school year. Students can exempt their first and second semester exams using their grades and attendance. Mandatory exams are given in AP courses and End of Course Assessments. Students will not be able to exempt these exams. Each semester credit will stand on […]

Four Marengo County teams in ASWA poll

By Paul Beaudry For the ASWA In 2012, Ramsay’s football team managed to do something it hadn’t done since 1976 – win a football game. Of course, that was the last year the Rams played a game, dropping the program after that season. In its second season since restoring varsity football, the Rams managed to […]

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Canebrake Players, historical society to present Murder Ahoy

Don’t forget to buy your ticket ASAP! They are going fast and you don’t want to miss this fabulous event. We sold out and had to turn people away last year so don’t let that be YOU this year. Buy early!! Contact one of us in The Canebrake Players or anyone in the Marengo County […]

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Cook earns ESPN 104.9 Player of the Week

Demopolis junior defensive end Rahmeel Cook practically lived in the Jemison backfield last Friday night. Play after play Cook found himself around the football and the Jemison offense found him to have bad intentions. By night’s end, Cook had tallied 13 tackles and two sacks, leading a trio of Demopolis defensive lineman who boasted double-digit […]

Ivery Moore goes up for a kill against Wilcox County High School.

Demopolis volleyball beats Wilcox, Greensboro

Demopolis High (8-3, 2-0) landed two key wins Tuesday night as the Lady Tiger volleyball squad downed area foe Wilcox-Central and rival Greensboro. The Lady Tigers opened the afternoon with a 3-0 win against Wilcox. Demopolis took game one 25-9 before trouncing Wilcox 25-2 in the second game, a contest that saw freshman Napoleon Roberson […]

UWA cracks D2Football.com poll at No. 19

LIVINGSTON — After starting the season 2-0, the West Alabama football team broke into the D2Football.com Top 25 poll at No. 19 this week. The Tigers are one of four Gulf South Conference teams ranked by the online publication that bills itself at “The Center of the D2 World.” North Alabama (1-0) is ranked sixth, […]

ASWA names Players of the Week

From the ASWA Baker running back Tre McMillian isn’t the biggest player on the field, but he had the state’s biggest performance last week. McMillian, a 5-foot-6, 167-pound sophomore, rolled up 313 yards on 14 carries, scoring on runs of 79, 36, 78 and 55 yards and a caught 38-yard screen pass for a fifth […]

Demopolis Arrest Reports: Sept. 16, 2014

Sept. 13 – Rodolfo Zapata, 27, for Cocaine-Possession – Elk Foodmart Sept. 13 – Markus Furrow, 42, for Theft of Property III – Vowell’s Sept. 14 – Yakeyla D. Rogers, 22, for Theft of Property III – Walmart Sept. 14 – Kandice T. Blakney, 32, for Theft of Property III – Walmart Sept. 15 – […]

Unbeaten upstart Helena offers great challenge for Demopolis

Just three games into their inaugural season and the Helena Huskies have turned plenty of heads statewide. Watt Parker’s crew is off to a 3-0 start and is tied for the top spot in Class 5A, Region 4. The Huskies have given up no points since an Aug. 29 tilt with Shelby County that saw […]

Jefferson Volunteer Firefighters Dave Compton (left) and Bobby Lynch (right) participated in AME Zion Church's Youth Day earlier this summer to discuss fire safety and prevention.

Jefferson VFD annoounces annual barbecue

The Jefferson Volunteer Fire Department will host its annual barbecue on Saturday Oct. 4. For the first time this year, the event will also offer take-out plates or the option to dine in at the Jefferson Community Club. Pit-cooked barbecue by the pound will be available beginning at 9 a.m. Then at 10:30 a.m., guests […]

DPD receives drug drop-box

The Demopolis Police Department has received a permanent drug drop box that will be housed in the lobby of Police Department to provide a safe method of disposing of unused prescription drugs. The drug drop-box can be used from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday through Friday except on holidays. “The drop-box was awarded through […]

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BWWMH Auxiliary fall events begin Thursday

AUXILIARY FALL EVENTS For more information, contact Johnnie Knott 289-2495 Fall brings the busiest time of the year for the active members of the Bryan W. Whitfield Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. Events kick off this week with Britches and Bows Thursday and Friday (Sept. 18-19) in the hospital classroom. Sale times are 7 a.m. to 4 […]

Demopolis BOE debates auditor selection

Finances took center stage at the Demopolis City Schools Board of Education meeting Monday, with members passing both the budget for the school system and the Capital Plan for fiscal year 2015. The board passed both items unanimously. The budget estimates revenue of $18.5 million and expenses of $20.4 million added to the beginning balance […]

Demopolis residents may face garbage fee hike, reduced pickup

Advance Disposal is seeking to increase garbage rates and/or reduce pickup to one day per week as part of its proposed contract with the City of Demopolis. The current contract expires Dec. 31. The city council tabled any action on the proposed contract at its Monday meeting, in part to clarify various legal points. During […]

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Sumter struggles with Sparta

Sparta Academy used their potent rushing attack to upend the visiting Sumter Academy Eagles 59 – 14 in AISA football action Friday night, September 12. Sparta led 13 – 0 at the end of the first quarter on 1-yard and 15-yard touchdown runs by Sparta’s Ethan Roberts and Tyler Hanks. Roberts and Hanks would soon […]

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Jim Sanderson has retired. That sentence may not mean much to our readership out here in west Alabama, but it means a lot to me. Most in our area who are familiar with Sanderson know him as the son of former University of Alabama men’s basketball coach Wimp Sanderson. But to those who know Faulkner […]

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