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Photo of the Day: July 24, 2014

The young adult group from the Canal Heights church of Christ enjoyed a time of fellowship and devotion last week at the home of Mike and Jennifer Swims. (Photo by Jennifer Swims)

Former DPD assistant chief Meigs passes away

Former Demopolis Police Department assistant chief Robert “Bobby” Meigs of the Demopolis Police Department passed Thursday from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Meigs started with DPD in March 1975 and worked for the department for 25 years, retiring in March 2000. Demopolis Police Chief Tommie Reese said that Meigs was instrumental in his career […]

Workshop Flyer Marengo Co EDA July 2014

Stillman to host Disadvantaged Business workshop in Linden

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Something special brewing in Jefferson

Dear Editor, This is a special month for the community of Jefferson. It’s one that marks significant progress and promise​.​ Our post office hasn’t been open for business since the end of April 2013, so we’ve been a little more than a year without convenient postal services beyond the rural delivery from the carrier who […]

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UWA golf to hold Junior Golf Clinic at Demopolis Country Club

LIVINGSTON – The West Alabama men’s and women’s golf teams will hold a Junior Golf Clinic on Aug. 6th and 7th at the Demopolis Country Club. The clinic will be available to males and females ages 6-17. Each day will begin at 9 a.m. and last until 1 p.m. Instruction will be provided by the […]

Marengo Academy alum Ciara McIntyre is joining the UWA Cross Country team this season.

MA alum McIntyre added to UWA cross country team

LIVINGSTON – Decorated Florida high school distance runner Karissa Solorzano has signed a National Letter of Intent to compete in cross country at the University of West Alabama beginning with the 2014 season. From St. Cloud (Fla.) High School, Solorzano was named the Osceola County runner of the year, as well as the Bright House […]

Demopolis BOE makes hires, readies for school year to begin

Much of the business conducted by the Demopolis City Schools board of education Tuesday involved preparations for the beginning of the school year and the acceptance of bids for the geothermal loop-field at Demopolis High School. The board awarded four bids for the field, totaling almost $1.66 million. Supt. Al Griffin said change orders may […]

The Team Members are: John Parker Brock, Braiden Broussard, Jerrod Dailey, Reed Joiner, Tate Jordan, Garrett Lewis, Stratton Lewis, Xavier Lucy, Dylan Mendenhall, Landon Pritchett, and Jadyn Smith.  Manager is Chad Broussard with Assistant Coaches Ford Lewis and Joe Joiner.

Sweet Water 12U team takes Southeast Regional, heads for World Series

By Joe Joiner The Alabama State Champion Sweet Water 12U All-Stars traveled to Staunton, Va. last week and returned home as the South Regional Champions and will now represent the Southeastern Region in the Cal Ripken 12/60 World Series held in Alachua, Fla. beginning Aug. 5. Sweet Water opened its tournament run with a 13-3 […]

DaMarcus James carries the ball against Southwest Missouri.

James, Landrum highlight Preseason All-OVC team

Demopolis High alum DaMarcus James and Sweet Water High alum Chris Landrum have each garnered Preseason All-OVC honors for Jacksonville State University. James headlines the list of eight JSU honorees as the league’s Preseason Offensive Player of the Year and is one of many reasons the Gamecocks were picked to win the OVC in 2014 […]

Marengo County Health Code Scores: June 2014

Marengo County Weekly Food/Lodging Establishment Ratings Date Range: 06/01/14 through 06/30/14      – sorted by score – Low to High Name of Establishment    Street Address of Establishment    Insp. Date    Score    Type Establishment Hardees #1370    125 Hwy 80 E    Demopolis    6/19/2014    87    Food Service Establishment Elk’s Food Mart    605 North walnut Ave    Demopolis    6/12/2014    88    Food […]

The monstrous size of the largemouth bass caught by 15-year-old Branson Linder of Jackson, Ala., this year is evident when compared to the 10-pounder he caught several years ago. Although Linder held the big bass by one hand on the shore, it took two hands to pull the giant into the boat.

Clarke Prep student hauls in monstrous bass

This is a story about a big fish. But this one didn’t get away. It’s a woulda, coulda, shoulda tale of a largemouth bass, one of those that people deem a whopper, a jaw-dropper when they see the mount. Since 1987, Thomas Burgin’s 16-pound, 8-ounce bass that was caught at Mountain View Lake in Shelby […]

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Diligence, persistence needed to deal with nuisance wildlife

By Steve Bryant, Wildlife Biologist, Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Telephone calls to Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries district offices concerning nuisance wildlife are routine. Two reasons primarily contribute to calls for assistance. First, more people reside in semi-rural surroundings where wildlife lives. Second is the lack of understanding about wildlife. The average person […]

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Lake Lurleen to host wakeboard tournaments in August

Lake Lurleen State Park will host two Alabama International Novice Tour (INT) Wakeboard Tournaments on August 2-3, 2014. Both tournaments will begin at 9 a.m. Practice rounds for the tournaments will take place on Friday, August 1, between 1-5 p.m. Lake Lurleen State Park is located at 13226 Lake Lurleen Rd., Coker, AL, 35452. Wakeboard, […]

Marengo County Children’s Policy Council to participate in National Substance Abuse Prevention Conference

Health advocates from the Marengo County Children’s Policy Council will join more than 1,700 substance abuse prevention specialists from across the country at Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America’s (CADCA) 2014 Mid-Year Training Institute in Orlando, Fla. July 20-24. The week-long training will take place at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek Hotel. CADCA’s Mid-Year Training Institute […]

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DaMarcus James picked as OVC Preseason Player of the Year

Jacksonville State senior running back and Demopolis alum DaMarcus James is the Preseason Offensive Player of the Year in the Ohio Valley Conference according to a media vote. James, who is a preseason All-American by several news organizations and publications and is also on the Walter Payton Award Preseason Watch List, had a record-breaking junior […]

VFW Post 5377 announces August meeting

VFW Post 5377 Surgeon Phillip Spence sends greetings to all VFW members and those who are eligible for membership in one of this nation’s oldest veterans organizations, and a reminder that the next scheduled meeting will be on August 12th at 6 p.m. at post headquarters located on Hwy. 43 between Demopolis and Linden. “We sincerely […]

Mabowitz to serve as interim Sweet Water principal

Phyllis Mabowitz is the new interim principal of Sweet Water High School following a Thursday meeting of the Marengo County Board of Education. “She is a very, very strong instructional leader and she has had some administrative experience in the past,” Marengo County Schools Superintendent Luke Hallmark said. “She understands the school and how the […]

Demopolis Arrest Reports: July 17, 2014

July 9 – Phillip T. Cole, 22, for Synthetic Narcotic-Possession and Possession of a Concealed Weapon without a Permit – Chevron/Highway 80 East July 9 – Jeremy D. Wallace, 23, for Disorderly Conduct/Disturbing the Peace – DPD July 9 – William Lewis Jr., 21, for Disorderly Conduct/Disturbing the Peace – DPD July 9 – Dantrayle […]

City to repay $71,517 from ADECA grant proceeds

Demopolis will repay $71,517 of $421,517 in grant funds the city received from the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs for rail spur improvements at the Demopolis Airport Industrial Park. The repayment became necessary when the city was not able to meet its commitment of providing 100 new jobs in exchange for the grant […]

Demopolis City Council Agenda: July 17, 2014

Demopolis City Council Agenda July 17, 2014      Call to Order Invocation-Pastor Richard Scott Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call Approve of Agenda Approval of Minutes-July 2, 2014 Announcements Reports from Departments Police-submitted Court-submitted Fire-submitted Public Works Park & Recreation Horticulture Building Official-submitted Library-submitted City Hall Projects Dilapidated Housing Unfinished Business New Business Request to appear before […]

Demopolis High-Demopolis Academy reunion committee to meet

A reunion is being planned for all graduates of Demopolis High School and Demopolis Academy, Classes of 1970-1980. “We are in the process of planning the reunion to take place on Oct. 31 and Nov. 01, 2014,” said planning committee member Phillip Spence. “We are having our fourth and possibly most important reunion meeting on […]

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Something special brewing in Jefferson

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The healthcare and harassment 2-for-1 special at Mercy Hospital

I have this vague memory of sitting down and watching a Zig Ziglar motivational tape once and all I could think about was how it had to be one of the corniest things I’d ever seen. But I still have to admit that Zig Ziglar gave birth to a whole new way of motivating people […]

The Left’s Hobby Lobby hobby horse

Political guru and self-described “media hack” Greg Gutfeld said it best when he said, “In the absence of grip, rage becomes the recipe.” And in the fallout caused by the historic ruling that was the Hobby Lobby decision before the Supreme Court, this certainly fits the bill. Perhaps no other story in recent history has […]

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