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Lane and Lori Eaves’ pup seems to have done a very good job decorating for the holiday season.

UPDATED: Overnight hit-and-run leaves one dead

Demopolis Chief of Police Tommie Reese confirmed Sunday afternoon that the victim of Sunday morning’s hit-and-run accident was William Christopher Reid, 24, of Demopolis. Reese said that the the DPD is still seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the person/vehicle responsible for the hit-and-run. ORIGINAL STORY: On Sunday morning Nov. 29, between 12:30 a.m. and […]

Morning wreck injures one

On November 28th around 8:30 Demopolis Officers arrived on a traffic accident that had occurred around 8:25am. Two vehicles were involved with one injury to occur from the accident. Both Amstar ambulance service and Demopolis Fire and Rescue responded to the scene. One person was transported to the hospital for his injuries that were not […]

Linden falls in semifinals at Maplesville

MAPLESVILLE — Linden kept it manageable through three quarters Friday night before Maplesville’s overpowering offensive and defensive lines made the difference in the fourth quarter. The Red Devils hung 27 points on the board in the game’s final period for a 50-19 win in the Class 1A semifinal round. “They beat us on the line […]


Salvation Army volunteer explains why he rings each year

By Carolyn Drinkard Special to The Watchman It was late Jan. 1945, in Belgium. Most people thought World War II was winding down, when suddenly, the German army tried to cut through the Allied forces in a manner that would turn the tide of the war in Hitler’s favor. The Allies prevailed in a fierce […]

DCSF launches unique holiday card campaign

Have a person on your Christmas list that is hard to shop for? The Demopolis City Schools Foundation may have a perfect solution. Make a donation to the Foundation in honor of a friend or loved one and that person will get a special Christmas card designed by Demopolis Middle School Art students letting them […]

Trustmark opens Angel Tree initiative

Trustmark Bank in Demopolis is adopting out angels for the 2015 edition of the Salvation Army Angel Tree program. Participating individuals will be able to Christmas shop for a needy child in Marengo County. Angels can be found at the main branch of Trustmark Bank in downtown Demopolis. All items must be returned by Dec. […]

DPD warns residents of phone scam

The Demopolis Police Department is warning residents of a recent computer scam that will allow a scammer to access people’s computers. DPD Chief Tommie Reese said individuals are receiving calls from people posing as Microsoft or different computer companies who will tell them their computer has a virus. He added that if victims stay on […]

Thomasville Elementary student wins trip to Disney

By Carolyn Drinkard Special to The Watchman Nellie Carroll received the surprise of her life when her mother answered a phone call from Kidd’s Kids. Nellie was told that she and her family had received an all-expenses-paid trip to Disney World in Orlando. Nellie is a second-grade student at Thomasville Elementary School. She was nominated […]

Marengo Maverick snags win in final fall outing

The Marengo Maverick, a 12 and under travel softball team based in Demopolis, closed its fall season with a fifth place finish in the Red Storm/Cleats Christmas fundraiser tournament in Trussville Saturday. Depsite losing its two pool play games, the Maverick opened elimination play seeded eighth of nine teams. Marengo battled from behind twice in […]

Demopolis falls to Neshoba in season opener

Demopolis kept pace with the top ranked team in Mississippi’s Class 5A for much of two quarters Monday before watching Neshoba Central run away with a 70-45 win. “We started out really good. The intensity was up. The numbers hurt us. We couldn’t go that deep because the numbers hurt us,” Demopolis coach Ashley Allen […]

Lady Tigers open season with win over Neshoba

The Demopolis Lady Tiger basketball team never trailed Monday night while using a balanced offensive attack to grab a 68-57 victory in its season opener against Neshoba Central (Miss.). “Our game is to be up tempo. We want to play fast. We want to move the ball, move the ball, and get the defense into […]

Task force recovers stolen guns

On Monday, November 16, the 17th Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force recovered five suspected stolen guns from an abandoned vehicle in Boligee. Two of the guns have been confirmed stolen from the Moundville area. Agents are currently looking for a suspect in this case. Agents were assisted by Greene County Sheriff’s Office and Eutaw Police […]

UWA to host Visions of the Black Belt authors Burnes, McDonald

LIVINGSTON, Ala.—The University of West Alabama’s Julia Tutwiler Library will host the authors of  a new book that has shone a spotlight on west Alabama on Tuesday, Dec. 1, at 2 p.m. at the library on campus. UWA’s own Valerie Burnes and co-author Robin McDonald will share excerpts from and glimpses into the making of […]

Linden thumps Brantley in quarterfinal round

BRANTLEY — Linden (10-2) punched its ticket to the Class 1A semifinals Friday night with a dominating 41-0 win over Brantley. The Patriots got three Dequan Charleston touchdowns in the first half to help anchor the effort, jumping out to a 28-0 lead by halftime. Charleston intercepted a pass and returned it 75 yards for […]

Demopolis ground game sputters in quarterfinal loss to St. Paul’s

Demopolis proved unable to penetrate the St. Paul’s run defense Friday night, amassing only 113 rushing yards en route to a 35-13 loss in the Class 5A quarterfinals. “They beat us at our game. They controlled the line of scrimmage and pretty much shut us off,” Demopolis coach Stacy Luker said. “We never could find […]

Longhorns battle hard, fall short

TROY — The Marengo Academy Longhorns left it all on the field Friday afternoon as they came up six points short of Edgewood Academy in the AISA Class AA State Championship. “I can’t put into words how proud I am of these kids, man,” said MA head coach Webb Tutt. “Edgewood is a good team, […]

Charges mount in hit-and-run case

The Demopolis Police Department announced Thursday that charges against Nicholas Etheredge have been upgraded in relation to a hit-and-run incident earlier this week. Etheredge, who is alleged to have hit a pair of pedestrians with his vehicle and fled the scene, now faces two counts of Assault First Degree to go along with the original […]

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Thursday marks National Rural Health Day

Thursday, hospitals and others across the country will celebrate National Rural Health Day. It’s a great time to reflect on how lucky we are to have 50 rural hospitals in Alabama serving the needs of our local communities. If we were to offer a collective annual report, it would look something like this. Last year, […]

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Our view: Longhorns prove long on heart

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Letter to the Editor: Support local nonprofits in season of giving

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