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The Demopolis Police Department started being Santa early by giving 29 shirts and 26 pairs of tennis shoes to Project Merry Christmas.  These items will be given to needy children by the Marengo County Department of Human Resources during the Christmas season. “This is one of our department’s ways of giving back to the community,” said […]

Demopolis BOE members recognized in meeting; community meeting set to discuss USJ future use

Instead of the monthly appreciation of outstanding teachers and students from Demopolis schools, Supt. Kyle Kallhoff recognized board members at the January meeting as part of School Board Appreciation Month. Kallhoff thanked the board members on behalf of the 2,300 students and 230 employees in the system. Each of the four schools honored a board […]

Lady Tigers cruise past Sumter

Demopolis had little in the way of mercy Friday night as they decisively handled Sumter-Central en route to a 57-24 victory. The Lady Tigers led 9-2 after the first quarter of play and stretched that lead to 33-11 by half. “I was very proud of the way that we committed to defense, set the tone […]

Demopolis unable to overcome early struggles in loss to Sumter

Sumter Central wasted no time taking control of the contest Friday night as the No. 3 team in Class 5A rolled to a 52-35 road win over Demopolis. The Tigers had no answer for the Jaguars’ defensive set in the game’s first eight minutes as they limped to a 14-1 deficit through the one quarter […]

Demopolis City Council addresses damaged monument

The Demopolis City Council used the majority of its meeting Thursday to discuss the future of the Confederate Monument that was damaged when an on-duty police officer struck the monument in the early morning hours of July 16, 2016. With over 40 in attendance, Mayor John Laney opened the meeting by explaining that the meeting […]

Lady Tigers stifle Choctaw County

Demopolis bounced back with authority from its most lackluster performance of the year  Thursday, shelling Choctaw County 55-20 in a suffocating defensive effort. Demopolis held CCHS to single digit points in ever quarter, holding a 30-13 lead at half before continuing to pile on over the game’s last two quarters. “We started out very aggressive […]

Demopolis gets all-around effort in dunking of Choctaw

Demopolis wasted little time seizing control Thursday night in a 66-32 win over Choctaw County. Demopolis saw 13 players log minutes with 12 of them scoring in a fast-paced contest that featured high energy on and off the court. “That’s exactly what I wanted to address when I first got here,” Demopolis coach Ashley Allen […]

Former UWA coach Hall takes Division I OC gig

Former University of West Alabama head coach Will Hall is joining the Division I ranks as an assistant. Hall, who went 25-11 in three seasons with UWA from 2011-13, accepted the offensive coordinator job with Louisiana-Lafayette of the Sun Belt Conference. In heading for La-Lafayette, Hall leaves another Gulf South Conference school in West Georgia […]

ASWA names Linden’s Bates 1A Lineman of the Year

Linden senior Brandon Bates collected some impressive hardware Wednesday when he was named the Class 1A Lineman of the Year by the Alabama Sports Writers Association. “It meant a lot to me. All the hard work has shown, all the days of sweating and not wanting to go to practice,” Bates said. “It’s just an […]

UWA releases 2017 football schedule

Seven games to be played in the state of Alabama highlight the 2017 University of West Alabama football schedule, released today by Director of Athletics Stan Williamson and Head Coach Brett Gilliland. For the second time in as many years, the Tigers open the season by playing three of the first four games on the […]

Turnovers plague Lady Tigers in area loss

A tightly-contested, slow-paced game turned ugly for Demopolis in the second half Tuesday as Central-Tuscaloosa hung 34 points in the game’s final two quarters en route to a 47-22 victory. The Lady Tigers held an 8-5 lead after the first quarter and trailed only 13-12 at halftime. The second half saw the Lady Falcons make […]

Tigers stumble in fourth, fall to Central-Tuscaloosa

Demopolis (5-8, 0-2) was on the verge of a signature win Tuesday night after leading Central-Tuscaloosa for three quarters of play. That all changed in the fourth quarter as the Falcon depth showed itself and the Tigers wilted en route to a 51-44 loss. “We just lost our composure. I told them we’ve got to […]

Tutt representing Marengo County as Distinguished Young Woman 2017

Camilla Tutt, Marengo County’s Distinguished Young Woman of 2017, is representing Marengo County at the state level Jan. 20-21 in Montgomery. Tutt was named Marengo County DYW on Sept. 24. In that event, she received a $700 Overall Winner Scholarship, $100 Talent Winner Scholarship, and a $100 Self-Expression Award Scholarship for her on-stage question response. […]

Couple hauls in state-record buffalo fish while bowfishing

When Adam Bearden and Nicki Greene are planning a date, there’s never any of the usual, “Well, what do you want to do?” “I don’t know. What do you want to do?” Picking the date activity is easy for this couple. They hop in the boat and go bowfishing for buffalo fish, members of the […]

Demopolis BOE to meet Tuesday

The Demopolis City Schools Board of Education will meet Tuesday, Jan. 17, at 8:30 a.m. at the Central Office for personnel considerations.

County Commission will serve as pass-through for library grant; discusses coroner vacancy

Marengo County Commissioners Tuesday agreed to serve as a pass-through agency for Joyce Morgan and the Marengo County Library in order to speed up the purchase of new computers and kiosks. Under the agreement, the library receives a $16,407 Library Technology and Automation Grant and will contribute the $4,102 in matching funds. Morgan asked the […]

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Linden varsity squads sweep A.L. Johnson

Linden’s varsity squads showed little mercy to are rival A.L. Johnson Tuesday night, dispatching of the top ALJ squads in short order. The Linden varsity boys capped the night with an 87-55 skunking of the Eagles that saw a running clock for the entirety of the fourth quarter. The Pats led 27-10 after one quarter […]

Board makes personnel changes in Monday meeting

Personnel matters took up most of the time of a called meeting of the Demopolis City Board of Education Monday, including adjusting the salaries of those who have taken over interim positions at Demopolis High and Demopolis Middle schools. In addition Supt. Kyle Kallhoff asked board members to meet on Feb. 2 to consider his […]

A winter weather message from the Demopolis Police Department

The Demopolis Police Department wants to encourage all drivers on our roadways and streets to use all available information when making winter travel plans; even the latest, most accurate information is not a substitute for good judgment. If weather conditions appear to be too severe to travel, they most likely are. If you don’t have […]

ALEA urges motorists to use extreme caution during wintry weather; offers driving tips

As the state of Alabama prepares for Friday and Saturday’s forecasted mix of wintry precipitation, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) encourages motorists who must drive to use extreme caution and to expect roadways to be icy. ALEA offers the following traffic safety tips for those who must travel under such hazardous conditions: Monitor local […]

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