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Photo of the Day: Dec. 17, 2014

The fireworks finale at Saturday’s ChiLLy Fest celebration in Linden.

Marengo Academy teams, Sumter boys in ASWA polls

BOYS CLASS 7A 1. Mountain Brook (11-1) 2. McGill-Toolen (13-1) 3. Theodore (10-1) 4. Murphy (9-1) 5. Spain Park (11-1) 6. Grissom (9-4) 7. Lee-Montgomery (11-2) 8. Tuscaloosa County (10-3) 9. Bob Jones (7-5) 10. Hoover (6-4) Others nominated: Baker (9-5), Central-Phenix City (10-1), Fairhope (12-3), James Clemens (9-4). CLASS 6A 1. Lee-Huntsville (9-2) 2. […]

Demopolis sophomore verbally commits to Ole Miss

Demopolis High sophomore catcher Abbey Latham has started planning for her future after verbally committing Monday to sign with Ole Miss. “The recruiting process, they start very early. It’s a lot different than every other sport,” Latham said. “It’s a relief. I know where I’m going. I can develop my relationship with the coaches and […]

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Causey leaving Demopolis High for Pelham

Demopolis football coach and athletic director Tom Causey has accepted the head football coaching position at Class 6A Pelham High School. The move leaves Demopolis in search of a head coach for the first time since 2007. “I think it is an opportunity,” Causey said of the decision to move to Pelham. “There is an […]


ALJ upperclassmen participate in career preparedness interviews

Juniors and seniors enrolled in Vicki Barnes’ Career Preparedness class at Amelia L. Johnson High School participated in Mock Interviews on Friday, Dec. 12. These students have been studying the employment process for several weeks. Latoya Collier, career coach, also helped prepare the students for the interviews. Guest interviewers were Larry Jowers, site manager of […]

Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run

MARENGO COUNTY — A pedestrian was killed Tuesday morning after being struck by an unknown vehicle on U.S. 43 in Marengo County. The driver of the vehicle left the scene of the crash, which occurred at approximately 12:05 a.m. near mile marker 104, two miles north of Dixon’s Mills. Pedestrian Dwight Stevenson Harris, 43, of […]

Marengo High squads lose close games at Southern Choctaw

DIXON’S MILL — The Marengo High School basketball teams dropped a trio of games at Southern Choctaw Tuesday night. The junior varsity Panthers opened the evening with a 58-47 loss to SCHS. Quindarius Ausbon led the way for MHS with 16 points, three rebounds and a block. Christion Wright added 12 points, 15 rebounds and […]

Tigers outlast Aliceville for road win

ALICEVILLE — Demopolis High School hit the road Monday for a 64-59 win over Aliceville in varsity basketball action. Rodney Jackson’s Tigers trailed 22-20 after one quarter but took a 35-34 lead to the locker room at half. The teams played to a deadlocked third quarter before Demopolis went on a 14-10 run to close […]

Demoplis schools to add second school resource officer

Demopolis City Schools will soon have a second school resource officer. The DCS Board of Education voted Monday evening to approve a proposal from Demopolis Police Department Chief Tommie Reese that will install a second SRO on DCS campuses. “I talked to you a while back that we had 73 incidents around the nation,” Reese […]

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Linden hosts 2014 version of ChiLLy Fest

Clear skies and mild temperatures graced this year’s ChiLLy Fest celebration in Linden. Among the weekend’s activities, which culminated with tonight’s Christmas Parade, was an antique car show.

DMS robotics team improves finish in second competition year

“I’m so proud of this. I’m so excited.” Ashley Brock couldn’t stop repeated how happy she was – and how surprised — with the results of the BEST regional robotics competition last weekend at Auburn University. The robot that the Demopolis City Schools team had worked on for 10 weeks suffered an electrical short that […]

Marengo varsity squads lose to Choctaw County

BUTLER — The Marengo High varsity basketball team ran into a strong Choctaw County squad Friday night, falling 60-28. Michael Kennedy had seven points, five rebounds and one steal to lead the Panthers (1-4). Choctaw County saw Cashawn Chaney drop in 17 points to lead the Tigers. The Marengo Lady Panthers fared little better, falling […]

Ivery Moore goes up for a shot against Linden.

Lady Tigers use defense to separate from Linden early

LINDEN — Demopolis took control from the outset and scarcely let up en route to a 61-17 win over the Linden Lady Patriots Friday night. Tony Pittman’s Lady Tigers used tight defense early to build a 21-8 lead after one quarter of play and then relied on the same formula to work its way to […]

Demopolis' Charles Tripp blocks a shot attempt by Linden's Tahj Johnson.

Demopolis overcomes early deficit to down Linden

LINDEN — Demopolis overcame an early offensive spurt from Linden to work its way to a 59-51 Friday night. The Patriots opened the game with an offensive burst, carrying a 21-15 lead into the second quarter. From there, the Pats would go cold from the floor as the Tiger defense clamped down and severely limited […]

Demopolis Arrest Reports: Dec. 11, 2014

Dec. 5 – Victoria R. Russell, 23, for Theft of Property III – Walmart Dec. 5 – Ronesha P. Childres, 18, for Theft of Property III – Walmart Dec. 5 – Brittany E. Sorrells, 25, for DUI, Drug Paraphernalia-First Offense, Marijuana-Possession I – Advance Auto Parking Lot Dec. 6 – David D. Wilson, 28, for […]

Marengo Panthers drop trio of games to Dallas County

DIXON’S MILLS — The Marengo High basketball teams dropped a trio of games to Class 5A Dallas County Thursday night. The junior varsity team opened the night with a 49-30 loss to the DCHS JV squad. Keshawn Fountain led Marengo with 11 points and two steals. Quindarius Ausbon had 10 points, five rebounds, two assists […]

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Marengo County Sports Hall of Fame announces 2015 class

By Tom Boggs Marengo County Sports Hall of Fame It is time once again to announce names eagerly awaited by the public as the Marengo County Sports Hall of Fame reveals the five individual selected for the seventh annual hall of fame induction ceremony. The ceremony will be the second Monday evening in Feb. 2015 […]

Mackenzie Banks and D’Miya Hawkins were the first library patrons to use the new iPads.

Demopoils library receives grant for iPads.

The Demopolis Public Library received a LSTA grant for library technology and automation. The $7,500 grant has enabled the library to purchase and  install 10 iPads for children, teens and adults. The iPad Air 2’s were installed December 4 and are available for the public to use inside the library. Each iPad is preloaded with […]

Alabama sees second largest reduction of pseudoephedrine sales as meth labs decline

Data from the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI) shows in 2014 Alabama has seen the second highest reduction of sales of pseudoephedrine (PSE) in the country. The NPLEx system helped block hundreds of grams of PSE sales in Marengo and Sumter Counties. This comes as the number of Alabama’s meth labs continue to […]

ChiLLy Fest 2014 schedule of events

ChiLLy Fest 2014 Schedule of Events Dec. 12 Christmas Carnival -All Evening Chili Cookers Party! -8pm – 11pm Free Concert!!! Dec. 13 Local Food Vendors/Arts & Crafts -8am – 2pm Food Vendors -4pm Gazebo (Optional) ChiLLy Chili Run (Run, Walk, & Fun Run) -9am Christmas Music -10am -2pm Christmas Carnival -All Day! ChiLLy Fest Cruise […]

DECA DAYZE 2014 tour of homes

DECA to host Christmas Tour of Homes Sunday

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