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Collins Communications continues its support of Rooster Day by providing the sound system for the Rooster Auction April 8. Shown with Brewster the Rooster are, from left, John Scales, Arlene Crawford, Brittney Baker and Woody Collins. (WAW | Contributed)

Modern trapping more about predator control than furs

At one time trapping was almost as common in the Alabama outdoors as hunting deer, turkeys and quail. Through the years, as fur prices declined and the animal rights movement grew, trapping became stigmatized. The result was the number of trappers dwindled to almost nothing. Lately, there has been an uptick in trapping participation but […]

DPD accepting Citizens’ Police Academy applications

The Demopolis Police Department (DPD) is currently accepting applications for Class 2017-1 of the Citizens’ Police Academy.  The program provides citizens with an understanding of what it takes to effectively run a police force. For more information and to apply, click here. The deadline for application is Mar. 16, with classes beginning Tuesday, Mar. 28 […]

First Presbyterian hosting missions conference beginning Friday

The First Presbyterian Church of Demopolis is hosting its annual missions conference beginning Friday, Feb. 24 and running through Sunday, Feb. 26. The keynote speaker for the event will be Rev. Matthew Carr. The conference opens at 6 p.m. Friday with fellowship, followed by worship with Jimmy and Nadia Dukes. For a complete schedule, click […]

Linden Arrest Reports: Feb. 22, 2017

Jan. 31 – Dearius Rogers, Possession of Marijuana II Jan. 31 – Walter Williams, Criminal Mischief III Feb. 5 – Michael Lucy, Menacing and Harassment Feb. 7 – Charnitta Burden, Assault III Feb. 7 – Leonard Witherspoon, Harassing Communication Feb. 11 – Curtis Hudson, Diorderly Conduct Feb. 11 – Vincent McIntosh, Possession of Marijuana I […]

Bulldogs down Thomasville in opener

Sweet Water worked around a handful of hiccups Monday to beat Thomasville 5-3 in its season opener. The Bulldogs used a two-run fifth inning to put Jonah Smith in line for the win. Sasha Smith singled through the six hole to score Luke Davis and tie the game 3-3 with two away in the frame. […]

Patriots bow out in South Regional final

DOTHAN – Linden scuffled from the free throw line and started its comeback effort a little too late in a 57-48 loss to J.F. Shields in the Class 1A Girls South Regional Tuesday. “Resilient. Hard working. Dedicated. Willing to fight to the end. Even at the end, we were still trying to score there,” Linden […]

Demopolis BOE appointing committee to investigate tuition for non-residents

The option of charging tuition for students living outside the Demopolis City Schools territory will be investigated by a committee being formed by Supt. Kyle Kallhoff. The superintendent announced his decision at the Board of Education meeting Monday. “I would like to begin exploring the possibility of charging a reasonable tuition for non-resident students,” he […]

Demopolis sets meet and greet with new football coach

Lady Longhorns split Saturday nail biters in Grove Hill

Marengo Academy (2-2) split a Saturday tilt with Wilcox and Southern Choctaw at the Gator Classic in Grove Hill. The Longhorns fell 10-9 to Wilcox to open the day, marking the second one-run loss of the tournament for the Marengo ladies. The contest lasted only three innings due to meeting the time limit. Marengo hung […]

Longhorns at 4-0 after weekend in Grove Hill

Marengo Academy (4-0) finished unscathed at the Gator Classic tournament at Clarke Prep over the weekend. The Longhorns opened the day with a 4-0 victory over Southern that saw David Dunn notch the win. Davis Petrey walked to lead off the game and came around to score on a Weldon Aydelott RBI single. Brad Collins […]

Colyar throws “no-no” in Tiger rout

Demopolis opened its season sharply Monday night as Hunter Colyar pitched a five-inning no-hitter in an 11-0 victory at Clarke County. Colyar struck out seven batters over five while walking one on just 50 pitches. The only other baserunner for Clarke County reached on an error. The Tigers scored three runs in the first on […]

Demopolis unable to find form in Regional loss to Sylacauga

MONTGOMERY – Demopolis struggled to get anything going offensively Monday morning as Sylacauga ran to a 63-27 victory in the opening round of the Class 5A girls Central Regional. “We got down. We were shooting the ball and nothing was falling in the first half. And they did a great job of attacking us. Their […]

International tiebreaker hands Marengo first loss

It came down to the international tiebreaker in the bottom of the fifth Thursday, but Marengo Academy took a 6-5 loss to Patrician in its first game of the Gator Classic at Clarke Prep. The Longhorns took an early 2-1 lead in the first inning aided by hits from the senior tandem of Hannah Freeman […]

Late Linden run falls short in season-ending loss to Pleasant Home

DOTHAN – Linden struggled to contain standout junior Robert Scott Friday as its season came to a screeching halt in a 59-49 loss to Pleasant Home in the first round of the Class 1A Boys South Regional. The Patriots appeared destined to suffer a blowout loss with 5:20 to play and the Eagles leading 49-35. […]

Linden scores 20 in fourth for comeback win in South Regional

DOTHAN — Linden’s hopes of returning to the state championship game appeared doomed before Amber Richardson emerged from the locker room with 2:48 to play in the third quarter Friday. The Patriots trailed by as many as 12 in the game and 11 in the fourth quarter before mounting a 20-5 run over the game’s […]

Demopolis Arrest Reports: Feb. 17, 2017

Feb. 11 – Shannon O. McHenry, 38, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Hwy 80 East Feb. 13 – Colby D. Lewis, 19, Harassment, DPD Feb. 16 – Andrew C. Mercer, 24, Contempt of Court, Colonal Circle

Longhorns score 17 in three innings for win over Wilcox

Marengo Academy (3-0) rolled through Wilcox Academy 17-0 Thursday in its second game of the Clarke Prep tournament. In a game that only lasted three innings, the Longhorns jumped all over Wilcox in the second for 12 runs before adding five more in the third. Davis Petrey was 2 for 3 with a walk and […]

Tutt going out on top, steps down as Marengo Academy coach

The head Longhorn is calling it a career. Marengo Academy head football coach Webb Tutt formally announced Thursday that he is stepping down from the post he has held for the last 22 contests. “It kind of just solidified my career. I came here and I didn’t really know the expectations. I remember asking (former […]

MA standout Houlditch signs with Mississippi College

LINDEN — Marengo Academy standout Landon Houlditch will be taking to the field on Saturdays in the Fall after signing a football scholarship with Mississippi College Thursday. “We sent them an email with my highlight film and (Mississippi College assistant coach Ricky) Herzog messaged back and said that he liked it,” Houlditch said of the […]

Marengo County Commission approves $350k grant proposal

Thirty families along County Road 53 between Linden and Thomaston soon will have safe drinking water, thanks to action by the Marengo County Commission Tuesday. Stacy McKean of Grant Management said the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) project would connect the water lines over a 1,000-foot stretch between the two communities. Resident along the line […]

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