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Demopolis High alums Taylor Polk and Allen Tucker share a moment on the field in famed “Death Valley” Saturday as Troy narrowly lost to No. 2 ranked Clemson. Polk is the long snapper for the Trojans.

DPD hosting National Night Out Sept. 29

Marengo High falls to 3A power Mobile Christian

With an eye squarely set upon lining up across from a challenging opponent, Marengo made its way south Friday to face Class 3A No. 6 ranked Mobile Christian. At 3-1 entering the contest, the Leopards’ lone loss came as a forfeiture against Florida-based Lighthouse Christian, a game MCS actually won on the field 49-6. Mobile […]

Ground game vaults Linden past Washington County

Andro Williams hoped going into the game that his team would be able to limit a Washington County offense that was averaged 42 points per game through its first four contests. His defense answered emphatically Friday night as Linden defeated Class 2A No. 7 Washington County 62-14. “I knew we had to play great defense, […]

Sumter County becomes first in Alabama to earn ACT Work Ready Community designation

LIVINGSTON, Ala.—Sumter County has just become the first county in Alabama to be certified an ACT Work Ready Community through the efforts of a task force led by the University of West Alabama’s Division of Economic Development and Outreach. Sumter County is one of 10 participating counties in Alabama and currently the only one to […]

GUEST OPINION: More than a score

In the 2012 regular legislative session, the Alabama legislature passed Act No. 2012-402, also known as the A-F school report card.  After years of hard work from a group of leading educators in Alabama a formula was presented, reluctantly, on how the state legislature would grade each Alabama school.  Unfortunately, but not surprisingly, the leading law […]

Alabama hunting season face changes for 2016

The Alabama hunting seasons for 2016-2017 are significantly different from the past, with changes in the season dates for several popular species and the adoption of the mandatory reporting of deer and turkey harvests through the Game Check system. Some Alabama small-game hunters are already taking advantage of the changes. The seasons for squirrels and […]

Four scores and 200 yards: Aydelott propels ‘Horns past Patrician

LINDEN — It was a contest marked by missed opportunities on one side and an extraordinary individual effort on the other as Marengo Academy (5-1, 3-0) downed region rival Patrician 35-7 Thursday night. The Saints were unable to capitalize upon their only three trips into the Marengo red zone while Longhorn senior Weldon Aydelott ran […]

Notice of Public Hearing: Demopolis Planning Commission

Notice is hereby given to the interested public that the City of Demopolis Planning Commission will have a special called public hearing at Rooster Hall on Sept. 26, 2016 at 5:15 p.m. The applicant, Michael Marshall, is appealing to the City of Demopolis Planning Commission to rezone the property at 2933 Highway 80 East (2 […]

Three arrested following gunfight

On Sept. 21, the Demopolis Police Department arrested Patrick Antonio Griffin, B/M, age 27, and Jeremy Dion Griffin, B/M, age 24, both of Demopolis, Ala. Both were charged with Discharging a Firearm into an Unoccupied Dwelling and Discharging a Firearm into Unoccupied Vehicle. Demopolis Police Chief Tommie Reese said the mother of the two brought them to the police department. […]

DCS Board approves alternative school program

Impact 180, an alternative school program, received approval from the Demopolis City Schools Board of Education Monday, if state funding comes through. The program would serve students in grades 6-12 who have been suspended for at least 20 days or face their sixth suspension. The alternative school is a computer-based curriculum that would be held […]

9-16-16 DHS vs Calera (gallery)

Jefferson VFD to host BBQ fundraiser Oct. 1

Jefferson Volunteer Fire Department will host its annual barbecue on Saturday, Oct. 1, at Jefferson Community Club. Barbecue by the pound will be available beginning at 9 a.m. Visitors can get to-go plates or dine in from 10:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. The cost is $8 per pound or per plate, which includes barbecue, homemade potato […]

First Baptist of Demopolis to host conference Sept. 25-28

First Baptist Church of Demopolis will be hosting the “Spiritual Awakening Conference” beginning Sunday, Sept. 25 and running through Wednesday, Sept. 28. This is a free conference and the entire community is invited. Rev. Don Graham, an evangelist from Clanton, Ala., will be preaching in the Sunday morning service. Rev. Graham has been preaching around Alabama […]

Linden vs. Millry (gallery)

Marengo Academy Volleyball vs Pickens Academy (9-15-2016 – gallery)

BWWMH Healthcare on Wheels 9/19-23/2016

Pritchett throws Panthers past ALJ

Marengo (3-1, 3-0) rebounded assertively from its first loss of the season by running through intra-county rival A.L. Johnson 34-0 Friday night. Cordarius Pritchett opened the scoring by hitting Curtis Autery for a 25-yard touchdown pass. Pritchett then found Quinarius Ausbon for a 30-yard strike to leave the Panthers with a 12-0 halftime lead. Prtichett […]

Marengo Academy dismantles North River

Marengo Academy (3-1, 2-0) wasted little time introducing itself to North River Christian in the first ever meeting between the two programs Friday night. The Longhorns made their formal introduction when Landon Houlditch hauled in a 41-yard touchdown pass from Jacob Beck to incite the 51-0 rout that would make for an abbreviated evening. Houlditch […]

Linden blanks Millry for third straight shutout

It was business as usual for Linden Friday night as the Patriots used their own unique brand of physicality to bully Millry on both sides of the ball en route to a 54-0 victory. “We try to sell being physical and playing fast and playing physical. That’s who we are,” Linden coach Andro Williams said. […]

Sweet Water hangs 62 on Shields in first half

It was all Sweet Water from the opening kick to the final whistle Friday night as the Bulldogs trounced J.F. Shields 69-0. Damion Young returned the opening kickoff 84 yards for a touchdown to set the Bulldogs up 7-0. R.J. Rodgers scored on a 36-yard run before Shamar Lewis ran it in from the 6. […]

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Tears and Laughter: Don’t be clowning in Wilcox County

I first started hating clowns in the summer of 1982. It was the same year “E.T.” became such a huge hit. I didn’t know exactly what an extra-terrestrial was at the time, but I went anyway and enjoyed the movie. I didn’t know what a poltergeist was either, but after watching the original “Poltergeist,” I […]

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