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Photo of the Day: October 25, 2014

Over the last two week students at West Alabama Christian School collected canned and dried goods to donate to the local food pantry. The students collected nearly 250 items to help families in need. Pictured are members of West Alabama Christian’s SGA: Allison Campbell, Matthew Foxhall, Robreauna Fluker, Asia Smith, Emily Foxhall, Elijah Khalil Harris, […]

A.L. Johnson suffers 40-26 setback against Ellwood Christian

THOMASTON – A.L. Johnson’s Eagles let a 26-12 lead slip away Friday night before falling to Ellwood Christian 40-26. The Eagles close out the season this Friday night, hosting Greene County, before going on the road to face Fruitdale in the first round of the Class 1A playoffs. “We gave another one away,” said ALJ […]

Marengo Panthers reel off fourth straight victory, 53-0

DIXONS MILLS – Marengo High School rolled to a fourth straight victory Friday night, defeating J.F. Shields 53-0. “It was Homecoming and Senior Night, and our kids were motivated,” said Marengo head coach Eberne Myrthil. “We played our style of football. We were able to run the ball really well. They were young up front […]

Longhorns score 5 touchdowns in first quarter to trample Abbeville

ABBEVILLE — Marengo Academy (7-1) had little trouble dispatching of Abbeville Christian (6-4) Friday night, scoring five first-quarter touchdowns en route to a 59-12 road win. Hayden Huckabee opened the scoring with 10:22 left in the first quarter when he found the end zone at the end of a 44-yard run. Less than two minutes […]

Sweet Water clinches first-round home game with win over Flomaton

SWEET WATER – Flomaton High School scored the game’s first six points and last six points, but Sweet Water High reeled off 38 unanswered in between, as the Bulldogs clinched a first-round playoff home game with a 38-12 win Friday night. “It’s huge, getting to play at home in the first round,” said Sweet Water […]

Drew Jones runs for  some tough yardage against Dallas County. (Photo courtesy of Kim Hansard)

Demopolis throttles Dallas County

SELMA — Demopolis (8-1, 7-0) hung 24 points in the first quarter and downed Dallas County (2-7, 2-5) 41-18 in the final region game of the season Friday. “We played flat. Our intensity level has got to go up regardless,” Demopolis coach Tom Causey said. The Tigers kept Dallas County hemmed deep in its own […]

Tate Sparkman with Elizabeth Smith

Amid community support, DMS robotics continuing to grow

Robotics at Demopolis Middle School has uniquely captured the imagination and interest of the city since it started last fall. “I’m excited to see the community investing in their young people to where it can actually make a difference in their lives,” said Ashley Brock, the DMS science teacher and robotics team sponsor. DMS principal […]

Linden lambasts Sunshine in Region 4 finale

NEWBERN — Linden (5-3, 5-1) had little trouble shutting down Sunshine (2-5) Thursday night in what is expected to be the final home football game for the SHS program. “We’re still learning how to be even keel throughout the course of the game,” Linden coach Andro Williams said of his team. “We can’t control a […]

Demopolis looking for improvement against Dallas County

Demopolis (7-1) hasn’t played Dallas County (2-6) since 2007 and has never lost to the Hornets in 16 meetings. That said, Demopolis coach Tom Causey is anything but comfortable as he readies to take his current team into competition against the program where he started his head coaching career. “They’ve gotten so much better each […]

A look at how Marengo County football alums performed last week

Steven Foster, South Alabama – Demopolis alum did not start but played guard for South Alabama in 30-27 win over Georgia State last Saturday. Taylor Polk, Troy – Demopolis alum started at long snapper for Troy in 53-14 loss to Appalachian State last Saturday. Larry Cobb, Tuskegee – Demopolis alum had one catch for 15 […]


Braden Spiller wins NCCAA Men’s Golfer of the Week

CLINTON, Miss. — Mississippi College freshman Braden Spiller has been named the National Christian College Athletic Association Men’s Golfer of Week for his efforts at last week’s Louisiana College Invitational. The Demopolis, Ala. native shot a 150 (+6) over two round to tie for third at the tournament in Alexandria, La. He shot 75 in […]

Marengo County 4-H program gets new look

Alabama 4-H has recently been energized by new ideas coming from our state office. In Marengo County we have a new 4-H Regional Agent, Beth Yates, and our Marengo County 4-H Agent Assistant Lucinda Mason leading the way to a new and better 4-H.  4-H is for youth 9-19. First, every fifth and sixth grade […]


Witherspoon honored for service

Joanne Witherspoon was presented a certificate of service and pin in recognition of 15 years service with the Marengo County Juvenile Probation Office. Witherspoon provides a valuable service to the children and families of Marengo County, and her willingness to serve is greatly appreciated. Pictured are left to right: Wade Drinkard, District and Juvenile Court […]


Jones-Fitts speaks during UWA workshop

The Black Belt Archives and The Marengo County History and Archives Museum (MCHAM) sponsored a workshop on Oct. 2-3 on the campus of the University of West Alabama, Livingston. One of the major presenters and planners was Mary Jones-Fitts. She is a professional genealogical researcher, instructor, and lecturer with 30-plus years of experience specializing in […]

U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin to speak at UWA Oct. 28

LIVINGSTON — The University of West Alabama will host 18th U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin, MD, MBA, on October 28 as part of its Project Engage STEM program. Benjamin will deliver two addresses on campus during her visit. Benjamin will deliver a keynote address to the general public in Lyon Hall Auditorium at 3 p.m. […]

Marengo’s Bouler ties record set by Demopolis alum Tommy Wilson

By Alan Mitchell For Marengo High School senior linebacker Dajaquon Bouler found himself out of position on a key fourth-quarter defensive stand last week versus J.U. Blacksher. Bouler, however, found a way to make the most of the situation, said his head coach Eberne Myrthil. The 6-foot-3, 190-pound senior playing his first season on […]

Hayden Hall receives a commemorative Player of the Week T-shirt from ESPN 104.9 Coaches Show host Rob Pearson Tuesday at Batter Up Sports Grill in Demopolis.

Marengo Academy’s Hall receives Player of the Week from ESPN 104.9

Hayden Hall spent Tuesday night at Batter Up Sports Grill in Demopolis with the crew of the ESPN 104.9 Coaches Show. The crew honored the Marengo Academy senior linebacker and offensive lineman received Player of the Week honors for his performance against Wilcox Academy. In that game, Hall recovered a fumble on offense and made […]

Demopolis climbs into Top 5 of ASWA poll

BIRMINGHAM, – Spanish Fort’s 7-0 loss to Daphne on Friday night spelled the end to the Toros’ reign atop the Alabama Sports Writers Association high school football poll, as Clay-Chalkville became No. 1 for the first time since 2011. It also ended the Toros’ 15-poll streak on top of their class – 5A in 2013 […]

Demopolis BOE reviews ACT Aspire data

Proudly sharing the results of the High-Stakes Assessment for the ACT Aspire done in the spring, Demopolis City Schools superintendent Dr. Al Griffin said the system now has data on which to build. “From a first performance, it’s a good start,” Griffin said at the school board meeting Monday night. The assessments not only gave […]

Demopolis BOE to hire Public Examiners for audit

By a unanimous vote the Demopolis Board of Education decided to request the Alabama Department of Public Examiners perform the school system’s audit for fiscal year 2014. The item had been tabled from the September meeting to see if local accounting firm Mason and Gardner, LLC, could adjust the cost of the audit the firm […]

TRAC hosting ASFA concert Nov. 6

Join the Two Rivers Arts Council on Thursday, Nov. 6 as they present a concert by the Alabama School of Fine Arts at 6:30 p.m. at the Demopolis High School Auditorium. Students from the Alabama School of Fine Arts are musically shaking things up with a pops concert which will feature music by The Beatles, […]

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