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Photo of the Day

Samantha Becker, originally from Demopolis, submitted this photo taken earlier this week near her home in Tampa, Florida. Turkey hunters will note that these are Osceola turkeys, not the Eastern Wild Turkey found throughout Alabama.

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Plans finalized for ‘Stand in the Gap’ Men’s Rally

Plans have been finalized for the May 2 “Stand in the Gap” Men’s Rally in Demopolis. The event will begin at 5 p.m. at First Baptist Church, and will include testimonies from Demopolis High School head football coach Stacy Luker and a special guest. After a meal, the evening’s events will conclude with a message […]

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Demopolis hangs 11 goals on Faith in playoff win

Demopolis (12-3) got a total of seven goals from Austin Brooks and Adam Brooker en route to an 11-6 win over Faith Academy in the first round of the AHSAA soccer playoffs Saturday. Faith Academy pulled the game to a 4-4 tie with 38:49 to play when Collin Armstrong banged in an unassisted effort. Demopolis […]

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Artists to reflect on influence from home as part of Smithsonian Exhibition

As an event for the Smithsonian Exhibition, The Way We Worked, during its Spring 2015 stop at the Marengo County History and Archives Museum in Demopolis, acclaimed artists in writing, painting and design with attachments to Demopolis will talk about the influences of home on their work on Friday, May 1 at 6 p.m. at […]

UWA named StormReady University by National Weather Service

The University of West Alabama has just been named by the National Weather Service a StormReady® University. The recognition comes as a result of the University’s efforts in emergency preparedness, making UWA only the seventh college in Alabama to bear the classification. According to University President Ken Tucker, the designation reflects the UWA unwavering commitment […]

Demopolis City Schools 2015-2016 calendar

SCHOOL CALENDAR 2015-2016 Institute/In-service/Teacher Professional Development . . . . . . . . . . . .August 10-12, 2015 First day for students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . […]

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Mosley reflects on snake bite incident during Wilcox hunting trip

By DAVID RAINER Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Hank Mosley is convinced divine intervention is the only reason he survived a turkey hunting trip recently in Wilcox County. The 27-year-old, known as Big Hank, said he normally has a hunting partner, most often his brother, Sam. But this day Sam had to go […]

Members of the Canal Heights church of Christ along with members of the Demopolis Police Department and their families.

Canal Heights church of Christ holds dinners to honor first responders

The Canal Heights church of Christ is in the process of showing its appreciation for local first responders. The congregation, located on Walnut Avenue across from McDonald’s, hosted the Demopolis Police Department and its families last Saturday evening for a barbecue dinner. ““In the meeting that we had at the first of the year, Haywood […]

Demopolis Rotary Club golf tourney set for May 2

The Demopolis Rotary Club will host its 42nd annual golf tournament Friday, May 1 at 9 a.m. with a shotgun start at the Demopolis Country Club. The event will also feature a Thursday night social with a steak dinner and a putting contest on April 30 at 6:30 p.m. The event will be 18 holes […]

Demopolis season ends in playoff loss to Marbury

MARBURY — Demopolis (13-15) saw its season come to an end Friday when it dropped both ends of a second round playoff doubleheader to Marbury. “What’s important in life, most of you get,” Demopolis coach James Moody told his team following the game two loss. “It’s a game and it hurts. There’s nothing about it […]


State Farm Supports Schools Foundation with $1,000 Membership

April 12-18 is National Volunteer Week and Kris Mullins’ volunteer work paid off for the Demopolis City School Foundation. Because of his volunteer service on the Board of Directors for the Foundation and his work in the schools, State Farm made a $500 gift to the 2015 Membership Campaign. Kris matched this with a personal […]

Watchman names basketball coaches, players of the year

The West Alabama Watchman announced its postseason basketball awards Friday, acknowledging the 10 male and 10 female athletes from throughout the county as well as two local coaches. Coach of the Year honors for the boys went to first-year A.L. Johnson head coach Johnney Ford, who guided his team to a 14-5 record and its […]

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Northport’s Quigley named Miss Paragon at UWA

Anna Marie Quigley of Northport was crowned Miss Paragon at the University of West Alabama on April 14. The freshman psychology major is the daughter of Aimee and Donnie Guin. The pageant is sponsored by the Blue Key Honor Society at UWA. Quigley, who was crowned by Miss Paragon 2014 Ciara McIntyre, said this is […]

Kerby wants DCS to find niche, ‘leapfrog’ other systems

Olen Kerby, Senior Executive Vice President of Sweet Water State Bank and Director and Manager of the bank’s Demopolis office, was added to a long list of nominees for the Demopolis Board of Education at the city council’s last meeting. Kerby said his goal as a BOE member would be to help the system to find […]

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David Dunn rips a basehit.

Longhorns sweep Northside in quarterfinals

LINDEN — Marengo Academy (24-4-1) dispatched of Northside Methodist in the quarterfinal round of the AISA baseball playoffs Thursday. Kyle Friday (7-0) tossed a two-hit, complete game shutout in the first half of the double-header, leading his team to a 7-0 win. “He just came out like he always does, totally focused,” Marengo Academy coach […]


DHS cheerleaders attend stunt camp

The Demopolis High School Cheerleaders attended a UCA Stunt Camp at Hillcrest High School in Tuscaloosa on Saturday, April 18. Front row: Kate Floyd, Sally Mackey, Ashley Carter, UCA Instructor Mary Howerton, Savannah Horshok, Caroline Poole, Jamirea Gaitor, Sarah Duncan Culpepper, Hannah Webb, Maggie Bradley Back row: Ashley Moore, Anna Caroline Logan, Caroline Overmyer, UCA […]

R.J. Cox eyes the plate against Alabama Christian.

Demopolis moves to second round with 5-3 win over ACA

Demopolis (13-13) will move to the second round of the state playoffs for only the second time since 2008 after beating Alabama Christian Academy 5-3 in a series-deciding game Monday. “It’s huge for them. I think it’s huge for our coaches, our school and our community and parents,” Demopolis coach James Moody said of the […]

Mary McClain-Colgrove, a Demopolis High School freshman, received a resolution in her honor for serving as president of the state Junior Beta Club.

Demopolis BOE preparing for superintendent search

After taking part in a two-hour training session to instruct them on the legalities in choosing a new superintendent, the Demopolis City School Board set a called meeting for 8:15 a.m. April 29, to determine how to proceed. “This is not a process that’s going to happen quick,” said board chairman Jim Stanford. He estimated […]


Demopolis First United Methodist to celebrate 175 years

Demopolis First United Methodist Church will celebrate its 175th Anniversary/Homecoming April 26th at 10 a.m. (one service only). Featured speaker for the event will be Walter Albritton, who was Minister at FUMC Demopolis from 1975-1980. Other events of the day will include: History of the church Recognition of visitors including former church members and pastors Opening […]

Demopolis Arrest Reports: April 16, 2015

April 10 – Roxanne L. Smith, 36, for two counts Alias Writ of Arrest – CVS Parking Lot April 11 – Matthew R. Ramsey, 32, for DUI – Regions Highway 80 East April 11 – Tina M. Harris, 26, for Disorderly Conduct/Disturbing the Peace – Rainbow Circle April 11 – Lonnie T. Rhaney, 35, for […]

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Demopolis splits playoff double-header with Alabama Christian

Demopolis snapped a seven-game losing streak just in time Saturday afternoon, downing Alabama Christian Academy 10-5 in game two of a first-round Class 5A playoff series. The win, which knotted the series at a game apiece and forced a rubber game set for Monday at 4 pm., saw Tripp Perry work the full seven innings […]

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