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Coleman Fuqua fires a pitch to the plate during the Demopolis 10U All-stars game against Covington County on Sunday morning. Demopolis won both their games Sunday and will play again Monday at 1PM and 7PM.

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Demopolis 10U Baseball (gallery)

Linden Youth Council to sponsor Color Run 5K July 11

The Linden Youth Council would like to invite the community to The Color Run 5K and Summer Splash on Saturday, July 11, 2015. Summer Splash is free and we welcome everyone in the community to join us for the festivities. If you would like to run in the Color Run, you can register by calling […]

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Photos from United Way Day of Action June 19

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Demopolis 7U All-Stars head to Monrovia for state tourney

  Demopolis’ 2015 7U All-Star team left today for Monrovia and state tournament play. Shown above before leaving town are All-Star Wade Gandy, with parents Trey and Kelly and sister, Kendall. Other team members are Kaleb Branch, Jake Bumgarner, Colton Colgrove, Josiah Colgrove, Bryant Deas, Garret Hilchey, J.W. McAlpine, Lane Nall, Lennon Phillips, Jack Pritchett […]

ALEA joins national partners in Operation Dry Water

MONTGOMERY — Far too often, boating fun takes a fatal turn when alcohol is involved. Alcohol is, in fact, responsible for 21 percent of boating fatalities, making it the leading contributing factor in recreational boater deaths. To combat this problem, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) is teaming up with its national partners to fight […]

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Troop 41 with strong showing at summer camp

Boy Scout Troop 41 from Demopolis, has just returned from summer camp.  While at camp the troop, led by Sr. Patrol Leader Matt Dollar, earned the Honor Troop Award and beat out 7 other troops to win the Camp Horne Cup.  They also earned two Honor Patrol awards.  Also attending camp from Troop 41 were […]

Brock selected for exclusive teaching fellowship

The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation is pleased to announce that Gallion native Jessica Brock is among the first 36 Woodrow Wilson Georgia Teaching Fellows, announced today by Governor Nathan Deal at the Georgia State House in Atlanta. The highly competitive program recruits both recent graduates and career changers with strong backgrounds in science, technology, […]

Hospital Board vows to work with city, stand by Act guidelines

The Tombigbee Healthcare Authority Board of Directors is reaching out to the Demopolis City Council, seeking to ensure a smooth process for the selection of hospital board members that also adheres to guidelines set forth by the Healthcare Authorities Act. The Healthcare Authorities Act requires that the Hospital Board choose four of its nine members, […]

FOTR’s Best Backyard BBQ

Freedom on the River’s Best Backyard BBQ The Best Backyard BBQ will be Saturday, July 4, 2015 at George Franks Field. Limited spots available. Anyone can participate in this Backyard BBQ. No entry fee! Teams will receive a 30’x30’ space with water and electricity. Teams must give out at least 15 lbs of meat for […]


Demopolis Dixie Youth 10U raising funds for state tourney trip

After finishing as district runner-up over the weekend, the Demopolis Dixie 10U All-Star Team is preparing for its trip to the state tournament. While the team continues its on-field preparations, it has also begun the arduous task of raising funds for the trip to Enterprise. The team has launched a GoFundMe page with a $1,000 […]

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Historian to discuss steamship sinking at Demopolis library

DHS open house for dual enrollment July 7

Demopolis High School will have an open house Tuesday, July 7 from 11:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.  This will be a time for any student that is interested in career tech dual enrollment classes for the upcoming year. DHS will be offering dual enrollment through Shelton State.  If a student is interested in taking any of the […]

Youth Leadership Academy graduation set for Friday

The Demopolis Police Department will host the graduation for its first Demopolis Youth Leadership Academy Friday, June 19 at 6 p.m. at Rooster Hall in Demopolis. The graduation will be followed by a reception for DPYLA students, family and guests. The event is open to the public.

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Thomasville holds first Market Day

By Carolyn Drinkard The Thomasville Chamber of Commerce held its first ever Farmers’ Market on Saturday, June 13, in Clay Park, adjacent to the City’s Community Garden. Both local and area farmers and vendors brought their crops to Clay Park. “We had a great turnout,” said Amy Prescott, Director of the Chamber. “We plan to continue […]

UWA implements more effective emergency notification system

First chartered in 1835, the University of West Alabama (UWA) has long held an unwavering commitment to protecting its students, faculty and staff, as well as guests who visit the campus. In April of this year, UWA was named a “StormReady University” by the National Weather Service in recognition of their efforts in emergency preparedness. […]


DPD arrests one for Family Dollar burglary

The Demopolis Police Department arrested 18-year-old Demetrius Ruffin for third degree burglary. A routine patrol by the DPD June 14 discovered a window broken out of the Family Dollar Store. Officers discovered that the building, located in the Demopolis Shopping Plaza, had been broken into after a subject threw a brick through the window. The […]

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DPD arrests Mississippi couple in counterfeit case

The Demopolis Police Department Criminal Investigations Division has completed an investigation of two (2) incidents of Counterfeit Twenty $20 dollar bills being presented at a local business. This investigation has led to the arrest of a married couple from Enterprise, Miss.  Both suspects will be charged with (2) counts of Possession of Forged Instrument 1st […]

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School superintendent selection timeline revealed

Demopolis council taps Riley Wells for hospital board seat

Demopolis’ City Council appointed Riley Wells to the hospital board Tuesday evening, opting not to select from a slate of names submitted previously by the hospital board. Mayor Mike Grayson told the council that he met earlier in the day with hospital CEO/Administrator Art Evans, and assured him that the council “is not trying to […]

Sumter crash kills unidentified driver

A single-vehicle crash Saturday, June 13, claimed one life. The unidentified driver was killed when the vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree before catching fire. Identification of the driver is pending confirmation from the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences due to the fire. The crash occurred at 12:40 a.m. on Alabama 28 at […]

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