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And . . . they’re off . . . to the next stage in life. Congratulations to the DHS Senior Class of 2016!

River City Performers Car Wash

The River City Performers will have a car wash on Saturday, May 28, 2016 at Parr’s Corner Store in Linden, AL. Bring your favorite vehicle(s) between 9AM and 12PM to get that showroom shine restored. All proceeds will go toward fees for the Troy Auxiliary Camp which will be held at the end of June.

West Alabama Charity Clays benefits Demopolis Fire and Police Departments

West Alabama Charity Clays held a skeet shoot on Thursday, May 19th, 2016 at Soggy Bottom Lodge. The organization was started to help local charities. With the help of participants and sponsors, a check in the amount of $5,300.00 was donated to the Demopolis Police and Fire Departments’ Childrens Christmas Fund. The monies will be used to buy gifts […]

DPD to hold CPA graduation June 5

The Demopolis Police Department announces the graduation exercise of the Citizens Police Academy Class 2016-1. The graduation will be held on June 5 at 3 p.m. at the Demopolis Police & Municipal Complex located at 301 East Washington Street in Demopolis. This will be the 12th class of citizens who have completed the 9-week program […]

Meet and greet scheduled for new Westside Elementary principal

DEMOPOLIS—The Demopolis City School System and Demopolis Parent Teacher Association will host a meet and greet reception for parents and community members to meet Mrs. Roshanda Jackson, the new Westside Elementary School principal. This event will take place on Wednesday, June 1 st from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the board room located at 609 south Cedar Street […]

UWA Board of Trustees to meet June 6

LIVINGSTON—The University of West Alabama Board of Trustees will hold its quarterly meeting Monday, June 6, at 1 p.m. in the Bell Conference Center on the Livingston campus. In addition, five committees will meet Monday, June 6, prior to the board meeting: Nominating Committee 8:00 a.m. Athletic Committee Bell Conference Room 9:00 a.m. Institutional Advancement […]

Three Demopolis Rotarians gain Paul Harris distinction

The Demopolis Rotary Club is pleased to welcome the following individuals into the Paul Harris Fellowship. Paula Parr, Jason Windham, and Susanna Naisbett

UWA to commemorate 100th anniversary of Julia Strudwick Tutwiler’s death

LIVINGSTON—The University of West Alabama will host a special event honoring the 100th anniversary of the death of the University’s library’s namesake, Julia Strudwick Tutwiler, on Sunday, June 12, at 2 p.m. Ellise Mayor from Birmingham, Ala., will present a portrayal of Tutwiler entitled “My Name is Juila.” A reception will follow Mayor’s presentation.  The one-woman […]

McIntyre-Jones to wed

Mr. and Mrs. Timothy G. McIntyre of Dixons Mills announce the engagement of their daughter, Ciara Dawn McIntyre, to Hunter Wade Jones, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jeffery Allen Etheredge of Magnolia and Mr. and Mrs. George Norman Jones, Sr. of Linden. Ciara is the granddaughter of Harold and Doris Agee of Thomasville and Faye […]

Demopolis BOE hires new Westside Elementary School principal

Roshanda Jackson was named principal of Westside Elementary School at the Demopolis City Schools Board of Education meeting Monday. Jackson, now principal at J.E. Hobbs Elementary in Camden, will begin her duties July 1. She is a native of Clarke County and lives in Linden. She succeeds Tony Pittman who has moved to Demopolis High […]

Tombigbee Healthcare Authority announces dates for Health Care on Wheels

Studies have shown that when people have access to health care within their reach, they are more apt to use it. The Tombigbee Healthcare Authority (THA) hopes to bring health care to those in need this summer by means of its Health Care on Wheels mobile health clinic. While there have been several programs and […]

UWA announces spring graduates

LIVINGSTON, Ala.—The University of West Alabama held spring commencement exercises on Saturday, May 7, with President Ken Tucker and Provost Tim Edwards conferring undergraduate, master, and education specialist degrees students of the colleges of business, education, liberal arts, and natural sciences and mathematics, the Ira. D. Pruitt Division of Nursing, and to the School of […]

Demopolis City School System to offer free summer meals

The Demopolis City School System’s Child Nutrition Program will provide summer meals at no cost to children 18 years of age and younger in several locations during June and July. Dates and locations of these free meals are below: June 6 – July 29, 11 a.m. till 1 p.m., U.S Jones Elementary June 6 – […]

UWA to host summer leadership camp

High school seniors invited for skills training event  LIVINGSTON, Ala.—The University of West Alabama’s Center for Achievement, Retention, and Enrichment Services (UWA CARES) will host two 2016 Summer Leadership Camps for rising senior high school students July 18-22 and July 25-29. Students selected to participate in these residential camps must meet the following criteria: be African American […]

Gray wins MMA Match by Unanimous Decision

Local mixed martial arts fighter Robbie Gray improved his record to 1-1 Saturday, May 14 as he defeated Travis Dean Hill at Strikehard 42 in Tuscaloosa. “Robbie put on an excellent performance in this fight,” said Jay Russell, co-owner of Ross Martial Arts & Fitness Academy and Gray’s MMA coach. “We had a solid strategy […]

Martin, Black win inaugural Student-Athlete of the Year awards

The Marengo County Parks and Recreation Board in partnership with The West Alabama Watchman announced the inaugural recipients of the male and female Student-Athlete of the Year awards Tuesday night at the Demopolis Civic Center. Marengo Academy senior Andrew Martin won the Male Student-Athlete of the Year Award while Sweet Water High senior Emily Black […]

Marengo Academy Lady Longhorns Receive Awards

Several members of the Marengo Academy Lady Longhorns softball team received honors and awards during the Marengo Academy Spring Sports Banquet. Brittan Davis, Macey Petrey, Ryan Hale, Hannah Freeman, Payton Stokes and Mary Grace Sheffield received All-District honors. Brittan Davis, sophomore, was named defensive MVP of the year. Mary Grace Sheffield, 8th grader, was named offensive MVP […]

Latham earns Player of the Year honors; Dunson takes Coach award

In a season that saw her team come within one win of making the state tournament, Abbey Latham was the major offensive force the Demopolis Tigers. The junior backstop hit .571 with 12 homers, 20 doubles, three triples, 20 walks, 57 RBIs and a perfect 18 of 18 on stolen base attempts. A North-South All-Star […]

Yelverton earns WAW Player of the Year, Gluschick wins Coach of the Year

In a season full of stellar individual and team performances, The West Alabama Watchman 2016 Player of the Year Award came down to intangibles. In the case of Luke Yelverton, those intangibles helped propel the Tigers to the third round of the state playoffs for the first time in 11 years. Known more for his […]

Linden Lumber closes hardwood flooring division

Linden Lumber, LLC is closing its hardwood flooring division effective today, May 17. As a result, its work force will be reduced by 37 employees. “This has been an incredibly difficult decision to make, but we believe it is the right decision given the ongoing depressed state of the solid flooring industry. Any time business […]

USAA CEO Parker speaks at Marion Military Institute

MARION, Ala.—On Saturday, May 7, USAA CEO Stuart Parker delivered the Commencement Address for the Marion Military Institute (MMI) class of 2016. The junior college was honored to host the leader of a Fortune 150 company, one recruited from its alumni ranks. Stepping back onto campus for the first time in more than 30 years, […]

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