Brown receives Walmart Community Grant

The Demopolis Middle School band room will see improvements after it received a $2500 grant from the Walmart Community Grant program. Grants from the program are between $250 and $2500 and given to companies and programs that benefit the community in which they serve. DMS Band Director Adam Brown applied for the grant because of […]

Commission takes first step to approve new voter registration system

Marengo County commissioners Tuesday took the first step to approve a new system of voter registration services. Bob Dooley with Keet Consulting Services in Pelham explained how KCS would gather all of the Marengo County data on voters and information on the precincts for house, senate, commission, council and city precincts. Such information on their […]

Tears and Laughter: What makes a good day good? 

We tell people all of the time to “have a good day.” I tend say have an “easy” day. Some people carry it so far as to say “have a great day,” but…I guess that is where I draw the line.   It is a positive practice to be grateful for all days. Relish every hour […]

DECA drive contributes 300 coats

Demopolis High School DECA launched their “DECA is Driven” Coat Drive Campaign during the month of November to help make this Christmas season warmer for children and families in Marengo County. Coats and monetary donations were collected from classes at Demopolis High School and U.S. Jones Elementary. The classes held a friendly competition to see who could win a wing party catered by Batter […]

Linden girls, Demopolis boys win Saturday

Demopolis and Linden split the varsity portions of their basketball rendezvous Saturday night. The Lady Patriots did most of their damage in the first half and held on for a 45-43 win over Demopolis. Linden outscored Demopolis 14-10 in the first quarter and 15-12 in the second to hold a 29-22 hafltime lead. The Demopolis […]

Marengo varsity teams sweep Thomasville

Marengo High opened its basketball season Thursday night with a pair of varsity wins over Thomasville. The Lady Panthers downed their Tiger counterparts 42-39 behind a trio of double-doubles. J’Mya Hall finished with 12 points and 13 rebounds. Scottianna Harris had 12 points and 12 rebounds. Angela Bouler notched 10 points and 11 rebounds. Tiyanna […]

Sweet As Ever: Bulldogs grab first state title since 2010

TUSCALOOSA – Sweet Water reclaimed its once-familiar place atop Class 1A Thursday night with a 20-6 state championship game win over Pickens County. The Bulldogs utilized their trademark bludgeoning ground game and ball-hawking defense to walk away with the 10th state championship in school history. “It’s just a super effort on our guys’ part. I […]

DHS DECA leads entrepreneurship program for DMS students

For the second year in a row, Demopolis High School DECA conducted a course on entrepreneurship for the students who participate in the Demopolis Middle School After School Program. This year, DHS DECA named the program, “Who’s the Boss?”. “Who’s the Boss?” was a seven week program that taught sixth, seventh, and eighth graders the […]

Tears and Laughter: There is something about a small town Christmas parade 

The Thomasville Christmas parade was this week. We went. We almost always do. It’s tradition. We will go and stand in the middle of a closed-off Wilson Avenue with people we will recognize and know but haven’t seen in years.   Together we will wait for the heavily adorned floats and firetrucks. Trinkets and beads and candy will rain down […]

UWA to recognize nearly 700 graduates on Dec. 9

LIVINGSTON, Ala.—The University of West Alabama will honor nearly 700 graduates during fall commencement exercises Saturday, Dec. 9. The undergraduate ceremony begins at 10 a.m. in Pruitt Gymnasium on the UWA campus. The graduate ceremony will begin at 1:30 p.m., also at Pruitt Gymnasium. Presidential Receptions will be held prior to each ceremony and are open to all graduates […]

Demopolis Singers Present “Christmas In our Home Town”

The Demopolis Singers will present the “Christmas in our Home Town” on Thursday, Dec. 7 at First Baptist Church of Demopolis. The community is invited to attend.

Sweet Water scores in closing minutes to move to state title game

Sweet Water is headed back to the Class 1A state championship for the first time since 2010 after beating Wadley 27-21 in a wild one Friday night. The teams combined for 21 points in the fourth quarter that saw three lead changes. Sweet Water trailed 14-13 to open the frame with Wadley threatening again. With […]

Demopolis comeback attempt falls just short in semis

Demopolis finished three yards shy of a trip to the Class 5A state championship game Friday night. The Tigers lost a thriller to St. Paul’s 20-19 as their two-point conversion pass fell incomplete with 43.9 seconds remaining in the game. “It was my call and I just didn’t want to put it on the freshman […]

Betsy Stephens named St. Nicholas for COTR 2017

When event organizer Jennifer Swims announced the name of St. Nicholas for Christmas on the River 2017 Thursday night, Betsy Stephens may well have been the only person in attendance that was surprised by the revelation. Just after the annual lighting of Public Square, Stephens stood on stage as one of the 10 nominees for […]

Mackey continues family COTR legacy

This year’s Miss Christmas on the River, Sally Mackey, has a voice and is delighted to share with everyone the excitement of Christmas on the River. She has been featured on various news stations to promote Christmas on the River 2017 and recently shared with the public her royal lineage. Sally’s aunt, Lynda Stapp, was […]

AHSAA 1A re-classification shifts Marengo County teams

The latest round of AHSAA re-classification will draw a line clear across Marengo County for the next two years. The state’s governing body for high school athletics released its new groupings Thursday morning, a plan that divides the four Class 1A member schools located in Marengo County. Sweet Water and Marengo High will remain in […]

AHSAA re-classification pits Demopolis against new set of foes

The Alabama High School Athletic Association released its latest round of re-classifications Thursday morning, setting the stage for its 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 competition years. Among numerous other changes, the re-classification means a much different look for Demopolis’s region and area foes between August 2018 and May 2020. The new look Class 5A, Region 3 football […]

Demopolis boys basketball ranked for first time in 20 years

The initial Alabama Sports Writers Association basketball rankings of the 2017-2018 season are out and a pair of Marengo County teams are getting some early shine. Demopolis’s boys team is ranked for the first time since 1997 after it went 2-0 in the Hamptonality Bracket of the Holiday Inn Thanksgiving Bash at Wallace State Community […]

Compton, Ratliff receive Demopolis Rotary honors

Wednesday the Demopolis Rotary Club recognized two native sons by honoring them as Paul Harris Fellows, possibly the tallest recipients in the history of the club. Hunter Compton is a local attorney, volunteer and event organizer. Theo Ratliff is a Demopolis High School, University of Wyoming and Detroit Piston basketball all-star who established the Theo […]

Clarke named 2017 COTR Special Child

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