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Photo of the Day: March 31, 2015

Ryan Schroeder rips one opposite field during recent DHS Tiger baseball action.

VFW Post 5377 to hold April meeting at BWWMH

VFW Post 5377 will hold its April meeting on April 14 at 6 p.m. in the Conference Room of Bryan Whitfield Memorial Hospital, Post Surgeon Phillip Spence has announced. “Greetings to all VFW members and those who are eligible for membership in one of this nation’s oldest veterans organizations,” Spence said. “We are sincerely looking forward […]

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Extension Lunch and Learn to focus on Cyber Security

Marengo Academy announces 2015-2016 registration

Marengo Academy will begin registration for the 2015-2016 school year Wednesday. Students entering the first through 12th grades can begin registering at the Linden-based private school Wednesday with a fee of $150 per family due at the time of registration. The registration period closes Wednesday, April 15, at which time the fee will increase to […]

Longhorns riding hot streak

Marengo Academy (15-4-1) is on a hot streak that has seen it brutalize most of its recent competition. The Longhorns took two games over the weekend by a total run differential of 26. Marengo beat South Choctaw 13-2 Saturday behind the strength of a Daniel Pritchett gem. Pritchett (3-0) struck out nine batters over and […]


‘The Way We Worked’ exhibit, Pilgrimage highlight April events

“The Way We Worked” a Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition, will highlight a month of activities sponsored by the Marengo County History and Archives Museum and the Marengo County Historical Society. The Museum and Historical Society, in cooperation with the Alabama Humanities Foundation, will explore the professions and the people that sustain American society through the […]

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UPDATED: Demopolis superintendent to retire June 30

Demopolis City Schools Superintendent Dr. Al Griffin will retire effective June 30, one year prior to the conclusion of his current contract. “The board and I have reached a mutual agreement to terminate the contract a year early,” Griffin said Monday afternoon. Griffin, 45, will retire from public education and move into the next phase […]

DMS Junior Beta Club has strong state showing

Junior Beta Club members at Demopolis Middle School brought home honors from the state convention in Birmingham, including two first-place awards. With 83 members attending, the DMS club competed against 7th and 8th grade Beta Club members from around the state at the convention March 18-20. Local members also earned third place honors, and all […]

Demopolis drops Thomasville for season sweep

Demopolis (11-5) swept its season series against Thomasville with a 7-3 road win Friday night. After starter Tripp Perry bowed out following one inning of work, Luke Yelverton brought Demopolis back with five strikeouts, one walk, two hits and one unearned run over six innings of work. Demopolis trailed 2-0 after one inning of play […]


Demopolis CNA classes wrap up

Demopolis High School Certified Nursing Assistant Students in training at Bryan Whitfield Memorial Hospital. Top row starting on the left side: Alyssa Nickens, Signey Taylor, Stevonnia Byrant, and Zavonie Aldridge. Bottom row starting on the left: Annie Taylor, Keyanna Chaney, and Megan Hill. Demopolis High Adult Certified Nursing Assistants completed training on March 24, 2015. […]

Peer Leaders talking with advisor Bill Barley and Children's Policy Council coordinator Connie Brown

Student peer leader assembly urges student safety

Mixing humor into a serious message, Demopolis High School Peer Leaders conducted an assembly for juniors and seniors Wednesday to encourage responsible behavior during spring break and prom. “Those are the two times,” said the group’s advisor Bill Barley, “that teenagers might be tempted.” Funded through the Marengo County Children’s Policy Council (CPC), the group […]

Lady Tigers dispatch Wilcox

Demopolis (11-12-1, 3-0) had little trouble with Wilcox Central Wednesday, notching another Class 5A, Area 6 win in an 11-0 rout. The Lady Tigers got a grand slam from Cameron Thomason to help fuel the offensive outburst. “At the beginning of her career, we had her in center field. Last year in March, we transitioned […]

Morrison no-no, Yelverton slam help Demopolis sweep Wilcox

Demopolis (10-5, 4-0) clinched the Class 5A, Area 6 championship and the right to host a first round playoff series when it swept a double-header from Wilcox Central Wednesday. The Tigers took the first game of the series 10-0 in five innings as Jacob Rodrigues struck out 10 batters and walked two in a complete […]

Demopolis soccer routs Hillcrest

The Demopolis High varsity soccer team hit the road Tuesday and picked up an impressive 8-1 win over Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa. The Tigers got four goals off the foot of Adam Brooker and three from Austin Brooks en route to the win. Cristian Velez added one goal while James Woods recorded seven saves in the contest. The […]


Shelton, state officials discuss small business, workforce development

Small business and workforce development took center stage at March’s Demopolis Area Business Council meeting Tuesday at Batter Up. The message from both speakers was loud and clear: Small business has a voice in Montgomery and at area institutions of higher learning. Rosemary Elebash, State Director of the National Federation of Independent Business/Alabama, told the […]

Cox baffles Bulldogs in Demopolis win

R.J. Cox put together a complete game gem Tuesday, propelling Demopolis (8-5) to an 8-0 win over intra-county rival Sweet Water. Pitching away from the friendly confines of his home field, Cox scattered three hits over seven innings of shutout work while striking out six batters and issuing no walks. The Tigers scored four runs […]

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Art Exhibit to feature Madelyn Couch

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Hamm, Luker to speak at Men’s Rally May 2

Men from across West Alabama will have a unique opportunity to hear dynamic speakers and enjoy a free meal at a “Stand in the Gap Men’s Rally” in Demopolis on Saturday, May 2. The event is sponsored by the Thursday Morning Men’s Prayer Group, which meets weekly at Bryan Whitfield Memorial Hospital, and will be […]

Demopolis Arrest Reports: March 23, 2015

March 19 – Letitia R. Brown, 22, for Theft of Property III – Walmart March 19 – Brian D. Sams, 33, for Harassing Communications – Stewart Arms Apartments March 20 – Willie J. Reese Jr., 50, for Contempt of Court – Highway 80 East March 21 – Willie Collins, 20, for Assault II – Patterson […]

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Everyone knows The Gold Mine is the place to go in Demopolis for quality jewelry at reasonable prices. But owner Kim McNeill says that’s only half the story. “We want people to know we do jewelry repair, watch repair and we have batteries for almost any watch,” he said. “We’re trained to perform expert repairs […]

Tigers trounce Dallas County in Saturday double-header

Demopolis (7-5, 2-0) finished a season sweep of Dallas County Saturday, moving to 2-0 in area play with an 11-2 win before notching an 8-1 victory in the bonus game. The wins came less than 24 hours after Demopolis downed Dallas County 10-1 in the area opener. The first half of Saturday’s twinbill saw the […]

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