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Sweet Water wide receiver Will Huckabee with a first quarter catch against the Tigers.  

Sweet Water falls to Thomasville (photos)

Sweet Water lost 42-25 at Thomasville Friday in the 73rd all-time meeting between the two programs. (Photos by Johnny Autery)  

Longhorns use 394-yard ground game to make easy work of Senators

The Longhorn senior class has its eyes set on another trip to Troy—they’ve been every year of their high school career thus far—and if Friday’s 42-6 victory is any indication, they’ll be back this year looking to seal the deal on a state championship. The ‘Horns hosted Morgan Academy Friday and made quick and easy […]

Linden notches road win over 3A Hillcrest-Evergreen

Linden opened its season in resounding fashion Friday night, hitting the road to down a 2015 Class 3A semifinalist. The Patriots fell behind early and proceeded to shut out Hillcrest-Evergreen the rest of the way en route to a 32-7 win. Less than 90 seconds into the game, Brian Nettles went over the top to […]

Demopolis runs away from Greensboro late

Demopolis (1-1) picked up its first win of the season Friday night, downing Greensboro 42-14 in the Tigers’ home opener. The Tigers rushed to a 21-0 lead in the second quarter on 6-yard A.J. Jackson scoring run and a pair of short Logan McVay touchdown sprints. Greensboro went 83 yards on 10 plays in the […]

Municipal elections from around the county

Incumbent Charles Moore faces a runoff election for the mayor of Linden with challenger Kenneth Barrineau. Moore had a total of 299 votes to Barrineau’s 328 in municipal elections Tuesday. The third candidate, Frank Lankster, received 54 votes. In the Linden District 1 city council race, Jan Cannon won with 80 votes to Denny Baynham’s […]

Thomaston municipal election results

Mayor Jeff Laduron (I)(unopposed) District 1 Peggy Pritchett (I) – 40 Heath McClure – 6 District 2 Jason Stokes (I)(unopposed) District 3 W.L. Drake (I)(unopposed) District 4 Bernard Cade (I)(unopposed) District 5 Eddie Jones (I)(unopposed)

City of Linden municipal election results

Mayor Frank Lankster – 54 Charles Moore (I) – 299 Kenneth Barrineau – 328 (Run-off) District 1 Denny Baynham – 42 Jan Cannon – 80 District 2 Jonathan Owens – 40 Mike Smith – 82 District 3 William Bryant (I)(unopposed) District 4 Neal Jackson (I)(unopposed) District 5 Milton Vick – 54 Robbie Smith – 45 James […]

City of York municipal election results

Mayor Gena Doggett Robbins (I)(unopposed) District 1 Berlinda Hood (I) – 38 Jean Jones – 45 District 2 Jimmy Robinson (I)(unopposed) District 3 Ricky Walker (I)(unopposed) District 4 (tie) Joe Nathan Brown (I) – 56 Jeanette Brassfield Payne – 56 Provisional ballots will be counted by Board of Registrars District 5 Dianne Green (I)(unopposed)

Opinion: Ogden thanks workers; congratulates Laney

Thanks to all of my campaign workers for their dedication and hard work in our recent mayoral campaign. I am proud of the way you worked. And thanks to the citizens who voted for me. I want to wish Mayor-elect John Laney congratulations for a well-run campaign. It was a pleasure being your opponent. Let […]

Laney wins Demopolis mayor; Nelson keeps District 3

John Laney has won the Demopolis mayoral race, claiming 1112 of 1776 total ballots cast and ousting two-term mayor and incumbent Mike Grayson. Laney is a former plant manager at CEMEX, former chairman of the Demopolis Industrial Development Board, and currently serves as president of the Marengo County Historical Society. “I believe that for us […]

Polls open till 7 p.m. today

Demopolis residents will head to the polls today to cast their vote for mayor, and District 3 will also vote for its city councilman. In the mayoral race, incumbent Mike Grayson is being challenged by John Laney, Arthur Ogden, Thedford A. Rowser, and Don Singleton. District 3 incumbent City Councilman Harris Nelson is being challenged […]

Roland Cooper, a Wilcox County economic asset, set to reopen

The folks who love the outdoors in the middle of the Alabama Black Belt have experienced a wide range of emotions in the past year concerning one of the area’s iconic destinations. Those emotions have gone from disappointment and frustration to hope and, now, celebration. Roland Cooper State Park near Camden was a casualty of […]

York man dies in single-vehicle accident

A single-vehicle crash at 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, claimed the life of a York man. Xavier Antonio Rice, 27, was killed when the 2005 Ford Mustang he was driving left the roadway and struck several trees. Rice, who was not using a seatbelt, was pronounced dead at the scene. The preliminary investigation indicates that […]

UWA launches new design for collegiate license plate

LIVINGSTON, Ala.—The University of West Alabama has launched a new design for its collegiate license plate. The design features the University’s new branding, including a sleek and fierce red and white tiger profile. Proceeds from sales of the plate benefit a scholarship program at UWA. The cost of the collegiate plate is an additional $50, […]

Liz Huntley to speak at UWA’s “Making It Matter” forum

LIVINGSTON, Ala.—A new teaching forum series at the University of West Alabama will kick off Thursday, Aug. 25, with speaker Liz Huntley. “Making It Matter” will be held at Bell Conference Center on campus at 6 p.m. The event is open to the public, particularly area educators. Dr. Debbie Hildreth, assistant professor of instructional leadership […]

Comfort Care raffling Yeti Hopper to benefit Relay for Life

Comfort Care Hospice of Demopolis is currently selling raffle tickets for a Yeti Hopper, donated by Marengo Propane in Linden. Tickets are $5 each or $20 for 5 and can be purchased at Comfort Care Hospice, located at 548 U.S. Hwy 80, Ste. 2 in Demopolis. All proceeds will be donated to Relay for Life. […]

Louisiana Flood Victim Donation Drive By Sweet Water State Bank

Demopolis sputters in season opener

MONTGOMERY — Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa took advantage of numerous Demopolis mistakes in the opening half Thursday night to cruise to a 42-7 win in the opening game of the AHSAA Champions Challenge. The Patriots opened the scoring two minutes into the game when Torin Mayhew hauled in a Cole Frederick for a 41-yard touchdown. At the 7:41 […]

AWF holds Governor’s Conservation Achievement Awards banquet

While reviewing the Alabama Wildlife Federation (AWF) annual Governor’s Conservation Achievement Awards late last year, the AWF Board and Tim Gothard, AWF’s Executive Director, realized there was a gap in the awards coverage. Despite having a dozen awards, from Conservationist of the Year to Air Conservationist, not one of those awards was specific to an […]

UWA to host area students for “Kitchen Chemistry” on Aug. 27

LIVINGSTON, Ala.— The University of West Alabama’s College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics invites elementary and high school students in and around Sumter County to Science Saturdays on Aug. 27 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Bibb Graves Hall Room 102 on the UWA campus. UWA Professor Dr. Mustafa Morsy will present a workshop titled […]

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