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If you missed opening night, you still have three chances to see The Canebrake Players performance of “Smoke on the Mountain” at the Canebrake Theatre in Demopolis. Saturday, July 29th at 7:00pm Sunday, July 30th at 2:00pm Monday, July 31st at 7:00pm

Jackson Street to be closed Wednesday afternoon

The Demopolis Police Department is advising a road closure set for Wednesday, Aug. 23. The DPD indicated Jackson Street will be closed from Maria Avenue to Griffin Street due to bridge inspections from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. and no thru traffic will be permitted during the time.

Demopolis BOE holds first meeting of new academic year

Praising Demopolis City Schools for an “extremely smooth start,” School Supt. Kyle Kallhoff said it was the best he has experienced in his 20 years in education. At the Board of Education meeting Monday, Kallhoff said the work on the buildings and the efforts by the teachers and administrators were reflected in the ease back […]

Valiant truck driver receives medal, key to city

The Wagstaff family will forever remember Aug. 1, 2017. That was the day they nearly lost Octavia Wagstaff. While driving on U.S. Highway 80 near French Creek at 1:48 p.m., her vehicle left roadway, missed the guard rail, and quickly began submerging in water. “As I was driving down the highway, I’m in the right […]

Demopolis High volleyball schedule

Demopolis High School Volleyball Schedule Sept. 2 – Sweet Water Tournament – TBA Sept. 5 – vs. Jackson – 4:30 p.m. Sept. 7 – @ Clarke County Tri-Match – 4:30 – p.m. Sept. 11 – @ Greensboro Tri-Match – 4:30 p.m. Sept. 12 – @ Sumter Central – 4:30 p.m. Sept. 13 – vs. Greensboro […]

Robertson Bank gives surprise gift to four DCS employees

Robertson Banking Company’s Katie Windham and Allen Bishop were on hand at Demopolis City Schools’ Institute Friday to present a $100 to a staff member of each of the four DCS campuses.

Business Spotlight: Shirts and More

  Mike Evans and his team at Shirts and More are committed to fast and accurate customer service, no matter the volume. “We ask for two weeks, but 99.9 percent of the time, we turn it around a lot quicker than that. A lot quicker,” Evans, owner of Shirts and More, said of how fast […]

New Sumter County Health Services Directory published 

A new Sumter County Health Services Directory has just been published under the direction of Dr. R.T. Floyd, a Livingston resident and longtime provider of athletic training services in the Black Belt region for more than 30 years. The publication includes a comprehensive listing of contact information and resources for a wide array of health […]

First week of 2017 gator hunt in the books

Unofficial 2017 West Central Alabama River Alligator Hunt Results – Week 1   Night 1 – 08/10/17: 01 – Janet Holt (Tallassee) – 7’ 9”, 109 lbs., M 02 – Wilford Holt (Tallassee) – 9’ 2”, 216 lbs., M 03 – Sam Scott (Monroeville) – 8’ 1”, 122 lbs., M 04 – Patrick Stabler (Frisco […]

Tears and Laughter: School is starting, time to think and be kind 

She says she likes where I live because it’s green and country and different. She says she thinks she wants to live in Florida one day when she is older. She likes palm trees and sunsets and she thinks she remembers being happy there once when she was younger. It was the last time she […]

Pride, Headley earn preseason All-Conference team bids

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – TeMia Pride and Aleah Headley have been named to the 2017 Gulf South Conference Women’s Soccer Preseason All-GSC Team in an announcement on Thursday. West Alabama is ranked fifth in the preseason coaches’ poll. Pride, a forward from Huntsville, Alabama, returns to the Tiger attack after a standout freshman campaign in 2016. […]

Sweet Water baseball holds ring ceremony

Demopolis High football parking to benefit other sports

Demopolis High School has found a way to supplement its non-revenue sports through the football program. The institution will charge $5 per car for parking this season with those funds being utilized to assist smaller athletics programs. “We didn’t want people to show up at the game and then be shocked and surprised that we’re […]

Band Boosters, QB Club hosting Cow Patty Bingo fundraiser

The Demopolis Quarterback Club and the Demopolis Band Boosters are pairing for a first-time event designed as both a fundraiser and a community meet-and-greet. Meet the Tigers Night is set for Friday, Aug. 18 beginning at 5 p.m. on the side lawn of Demopolis High School. Billed as “fun for the whole family”, the event […]

River City Blue preview Thursday

The 2018 edition of the River City Blue, Demopolis High School’s marching band, will host a Preview Night on Thursday, Aug. 10 at 6 p.m. at the band practice field in the parking lot next to the stadium. The band has prepared a Motown themed show for the 2017 season. 

Demopolis Elite, UWA teams holding Soccer Fest Sunday

The University of West Alabama men’s and women’s soccer programs are teaming with Demopolis Elite for a special event. The entities will pair for Soccer Fest and a training session Sunday from 3-5 p.m. at the Demopolis Sports-Plex. The event is open to children ages five and up and is free of charge.

UWA football six days into camp with no surprises

LIVINGSTON, Ala. – West Alabama head football coach Brett Gilliland has seen his team through six practices since preseason camp began – two in helmets, two in shells and two in full gear – and he hasn’t changed his mind. With 28 seniors and 19 returning starters on offense (9), defense (7) and special teams […]

Demopolis test scores trend positive though ACT Aspire results questioned by state

Test scores taken last spring in Demopolis City Schools show terrific gains in some areas and challenges in others. Results of the ACT Aspire, ACT and AP course tests were to be shared at the Teacher Institute Friday prior to the start of the new school year. “There hasn’t been a lot of bragging in […]

Four Tigers names preseason All-GSC, UWA is league favorite

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Four West Alabama student-athletes were selected to the 2017 Gulf South Conference Men’s Soccer Preseason All-GSC Team as Jack Shiels, Jamie Cox, Harrison Roberts and Liam Ireland each received the honor on Wednesday. The Tigers were voted preseason favorites by league coaches. Shiels, hailing from Manchester, England, and Cox, a native of […]

Sweet Water standout Smith to sign with UAB

SWEET WATER – The Bulldog ace has picked a new home. Sweet Water High School senior Jonah Smith has parlayed his dominant junior campaign into a Division I scholarship after committing to sign with the University of Alabama-Birmingham. “It’s just a great academic school and I really like their head coach, Coach (Brian) Shoop. He’s […]

Sweet Water at No. 2 to open ASWA preseason football poll

Changes abound as Marengo County high schools ready for the 2017 football season. A year marked by turnover at the top, four of the six high school football teams in the county have welcomed new head coaches. In Class 5A, Brian Seymore is in from Class 7A Mary Montgomery and his Tigers debut in the […]

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