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Photos of the Day: March 1, 2015

Demopolis High School Healthcare Studies students learned about vital signs from Bryan Whitfield Memorial Hospital Nurse Managers Reba Samuel and Beth Cargile last week.

Demopolis baseball blasts Clarke County

GROVE HILL — Demopolis wasted little time getting the bats going Saturday, downing Clarke County 13-1. The Tigers (2-2) scored a run in the first inning, two in the third, one in the fourth, three in the fifth and six in the sixth while allowing a single first inning run to Clarke. Luke Yelverton (2-0) […]

Demopolis soccer downs UMS

The Demopolis High School soccer team hit the road Friday night to pick up a 3-1 win over UMS-Wright. Austin Brooks scored the first goal of the night off an assist from Tony Velez. Adam Brooker connected on the second goal with another helper from Velez. The final goal of the evening came off the […]

Demopolis Arrest Reports: Feb. 27, 2015

Feb. 22 – Kenneth N. Harris, 42, for Criminal Trespass III and Possession of Dangerous Drugs – A. Street Feb. 22 – Charlie Chaney, 29, for Enters/Remains In/On Premises – Rainbow Circle Feb. 22 – Jaketha L. Gilbert, 30, for DUI – Cedar Avenue Feb. 27 – Katie B. Clinton, 29, for Possession of a […]

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Fairhaven Wild Game Supper and Expo set for March 7

Fairhaven Baptist Church in Demopolis will host its Wild Game Supper and Expo March 7.

UWA trustees to meet Monday

LIVINGSTON — The University of West Alabama Board of Trustees will hold its quarterly meeting Monday, March 2 at 1 p.m. in the Bell Conference Center on the Livingston campus. In addition, five committees will meet Monday, March 2, prior to the board meeting: Student Affairs Committee Bell Conference Room 8:00 a.m. Academic Affairs Committee […]

Two Rivers Arts Council to host Don Irwin concert

The Two Rivers Arts Council will present pianist Don Irwin in concert on Sunday, March 1 at 2 p.m. at the Demopolis High School Auditorium. Don Irwin continues to thrill music connoisseurs across the United States with his unique and innovative one man show. Irwin’s passionate show stopping musical prowess creates an atmosphere that is […]

UWA to participate in Read Across America

LIVINGSTON — The University of West Alabama will participate in the annual nationwide literacy initiative, “Read Across America,” on Monday, March 3, at Livingston Elementary School and the UWA Campus School. The initiative is sponsored by faculty in the Julia S. Tutwiler College of Education. All members of the UWA community are invited to volunteer […]

Col. Thomas Boggs Jr. stands next to photos of the three men for whom the center is named.

Marengo EDA unveils Business Development Center

SSgt. Reginald Cook didn’t recognize the place. Cook was among some 100 people to attend the Grand Opening and Open House of the Marengo County Business Development Center in Linden on Friday. He had last been in the building in 2012 when the 440th Theater Opening Element of the National Guard shut down operations and […]

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Tennessee Williams tribute set for Monday

Demopolis fans of Tennessee Williams have a unique opportunity March 2 to enjoy readings of his works and a little extra. The 6 p.m. event, free and open to the public, is part of the 2015 Southern Literary Trail. Six University of Alabama actors, under the direction of Allison Hetzel, have prepared scenes from “The […]

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Sweet Water sophomore wins trip to D.C.

Sweet Water High School sophomore Joel Averitt, the son of John and Joy Averitt of Vineland, was recently selected as the VFW Department of Alabama, Voice of Democracy audio-essay winner from Alabama. His speech on the 2014-15 theme, “Why Veterans are Important to our Nation’s History,” won him $1,000 and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, […]

Demopolis schools closing at 11 a.m. due to stomach virus outbreak

Demopolis City Schools will dismiss at 11 a.m. Friday due to a substantial stomach virus outbreak. “We have an outbreak of a stomach virus to the point that we have multiple teachers and students absent and we have multiples who need to leave as a result of this,” Demopolis City Schools Superintendent Dr. Al Griffin […]

Demopolis superintendent monitoring winter weather

As of 7:22 p.m. Tuesday night, Demopolis City Schools are still set to meet at the regularly scheduled time Wednesday. “All the national weather service models have us under the wintry mix line. We are not under a winter weather advisory,” Demopolis City Schools Superintendent Dr. Al Griffin said. “As of right now, I’m going […]

Shooting woes plague ALJ in 34-point semifinal loss

BIRMINGHAM — A.L. Johnson’s storybook run came to an abrupt end Monday in the Class 1A state semifinals with a 74-40 loss to Sacred Heart. “I would just like to thank God for this opportunity to coach a great group of young guys. They came a long way,” ALJ coach Johnney Ford said. “These seniors […]

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John Davis to present Blind Tom at DHS

John Davis remembers exactly when his interest in African-American music began. As a 10-year-old budding pianist, he shared a love of music with his older brother. The two often would listen to music of all kinds. One day they came across a record by Sonny Boy Williamson. “Both of us were completely knocked out by […]

Lady Tigers drop pair to Northridge in tourney play

The Demopolis Lady Tigers dropped a pair of games to Northridge High in the Northside Tournament Saturday, capping their weekend at 1-3 to open the 2015 campaign. The Lady Tigers opened the day with a 6-5 loss to Northridge to wrap up pool play. The teams battled to a 5-5 tie through the first two […]

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Senator to visit Linden next Saturday

The Marengo County Economic Development Authority will host a reception for Senator Richard Shelby at the Marengo County Business Development Center, 2400 East Coats Ave. in Linden, next Saturday, Feb. 28th. The event will be held from 4:00-4:30 p.m. For those planning to attend, please RSVP to joanna@marengoeda.com

Career Tech programs shaping student futures

“We’re challenged with preparing students for careers that haven’t been invented,” said Dr. Al Griffin, superintendent of Demopolis City Schools. To help them get ready for those careers, students at Demopolis High School now have six Career Tech curricula to choose from, courses that not only are relevant but provide employable opportunities in the west […]

Cadet 1Lt. A.J. Nixon, a sophomore, and Cadet Cpt. Brittany Mosley, senior, leading PT.

JROTC program goes beyond military aspirations

Teaching JROTC involves more than the history and organization of the military. It covers more than physical training and marching. At least it does to the two instructors at Demopolis High School. Maj. Don Drummond and 1SG Rhuel Pringle are mentors and counselors in addition to being teachers to the some 115 students in their […]

Mishaps plague Demopolis in 13-10 loss to Sipsey

An evening riddled with mistakes led to the second loss of the season for Demopolis (1-2) as the Tigers fell to Sipsey Valley 13-10 Saturday night. The Tigers committed 10 errors, leading to five unearned runs while DHS pitchers issued 10 walks in the contest. “The first two games, we hadn’t had a lot of […]

Yelverton, Craig combine in 2-0 Demopolis shutout of Leroy

Demopolis (1-1) got a combine seven shutout innings from Luke Yelverton and Jay Craig Saturday morning for its first win of 2015 in a 2-0 victory over Leroy. Yelverton (1-0) struck out four batters over four innings of work while scattering a pair of infield singles and issuing no walks. Craig (1) followed for the […]

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