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Area youth play Pokemon GO, the latest craze in mobile phone gaming, in downtown Demopolis on Tuesday. (Photo by Diane Brooker)

Healthcare on Wheels – July 25-29, 2016

Letter to the Editor: On virtual schools

We are in exciting times in the field of education. The continual introduction of new technology has paved the way for student learning to be flexible, individually paced, and real-time. Keeping up with the changes in technology is automatic for the students we serve, but sometimes challenging for school systems with limited resources; especially those […]

Chris Stapleton, Anderson East tickets on sale today

  Chris Stapleton is coming to the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater on Oct. 13 with special guest and Alabama native Anderson East. Tickets go on sale today at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster or the Amphitheater Box Office. General admission (pit) tickets are $50, and reserved seats are $50 and $43, plus fees and service charges. Visit […]

$20 T.G.I.Fridays at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater

The Tuscaloosa Amphitheater is offering $20 tickets today as part of its T.G.I.Fridays at the Amp. $20 tickets are available for the following acts: Train with Andy Grammer, Aug. 14 The Australian Pink Floyd Show, Best of the Best Tour, Aug. 27 NEEDTOBREATHE with Matt Kearney, John Mark McMillan and Welshly Arms, Tour de Compadres, Sept. 22 […]

Velez to walk on with UWA soccer

Nearly three years ago, Cristian Velez was attempting to learn English and transition to life in rural west Alabama after moving from Mexico City, Mexico. “It was hard. I didn’t speak any English. It was hard,” Velez said Thursday as he sat just a few feet from a small crowd of friends, family and supporters […]

DCS Board discusses 3 mill property tax renewal; makes personnel changes

Demopolis City Board of Education members tabled the issue of salary adjustments for teachers’ aides at the meeting Monday. Supt. Kyle Kallhoff presented the proposal which would eliminate the current three-tiered schedule and combine it into one. Since all the designated aides do essentially the same job, he recommended adjusting the two lower levels to […]

Maddox and team begin wood duck banding program

For most waterfowlers, these dog days of summer dripping with humidity are for daydreaming about the season to come. That doesn’t apply to Seth Maddox, however. Maddox, the Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) Division’s Waterfowl Coordinator, is gleefully slogging through a profusion of sweat to achieve an important task for many waterfowl hunters in […]

Sleep to blame in officer-involved collision

The West Alabama Watchman has learned that a Demopolis police officer fell asleep while on patrol early Saturday morning, resulting in a collision with the Confederate Monument in downtown Demopolis, this according to Chief Tommie Reese. The officer, who has yet to be named, was driving north on Main Street when the cruiser he was […]

TRAC presents ‘Lady Sings the Blues’

The Two Rivers Arts Council (TRAC) will present Lady Sings the Blues featuring B.J. Reed on Saturday, July 23 at 7 p.m. at the Demopolis Civic Center. World-class gospel, jazz and contemporary vocalist, Brenda “B.J.” Reed, is acclaimed by her fans, audiences, and critics alike for her dynamic and captivating vocal performances. For years she has […]

Mayor postpones community gathering in wake of statue fallout

Demopolis Mayor Mike Grayson has postponed a community gathering that was initially set for 5:30 p.m. Monday. The gathering came as a reaction to weekend events that saw a Demopolis Police Department patrol car collide with the Confederate Monument in downtown Demopolis. “Please note the gathering I had asked for on Monday at 5:30 is […]

Demopolis man killed in Sumter crash

A single-vehicle crash at 12:15 a.m. Saturday, July 16, claimed the life of a Demopolis man. Elijah Nathan Davis, 28, was killed when the 2006 Ford F150 he was driving left the roadway and struck a tree. Davis, who was not using a seat belt, was ejected and pronounced dead at the scene. The crash […]

UPDATED: DPD officer strikes downtown monument in early morning accident

Update: Sunday, July 17, 8:30AM This is a follow-up to the accident that occurred in the downtown area of Demopolis, Al., on Saturday July 16, 2016 around 3:30 am. Demopolis Police Chief Tommie Reese stated that the department has completed its findings of the Internal Investigation involving a Demopolis Police Officer damaging city property. Chief […]

Demopolis Arrest Reports: July 15, 2016

July 10 – Belinda A. Richardson, 23, Disorderly Conduct, East Monroe Street July 10 – Jessica Lomax, 28, Disorderly Conduct/Disturbing Peace, Bryan Whitfield Hospital July 11 – Melanie K. McCrory, 22, Harassment Communications, DPD July 12 – Antonio P. Johnson, 39, Cocaine – Sell/Distribute (5 counts, Barbiturate – Possession, East Washington Street July 13 – […]

Tigers host Clarke, Bibb, Sweet Water for scrimmage (GALLERY)

AISA announces 2016 football schedule

MONTGOMERY — Alabama Independent School Association teams will make history on the gridiron this fall by including home school teams on their schedules. Baseball teams were the first to include the members of the Alabama Christian Sports Conference in their scheduling when the rule was passed last winter by the AISA athletic committee. ACSC teams […]

Marengo receives 4-H CYI designation at commission meeting

A large contingent of 4-H supporters attended the Marengo County Commission meeting Tuesday to celebrate the county receiving the 4-H Centennial Youth Initiative designation. Paul Brown, the Alabama Director of 4-H, presented the commissioners with the Crystal Clover to commemorate the event. Brown said that when the U.S. Agricultural Extension Office celebrated its 100th year in […]

UWA opens nominations for alumni and service awards

LIVINGSTON, Ala.— The University of West Alabama’s National Alumni Association has opened nominations for its prestigious alumni achievement and service awards. The awards recognize achievement in several categories and for each of the University’s colleges and divisions. Alumni Relations Director Danielle Buckalew said that the annual awards were established to shine a spotlight on the […]

2016 Marengo Academy football schedule announced

  Marengo Academy’s 2016 football schedule has been announced, with 4 homes games and 5 away. This season, only one home game will be played on Thursday as MA shares the Linden City Athletic Field with Linden High School. The Longhorns’ last week remains open. All games kickoff at 7 p.m.   Aug. 26 – […]

Prayer vigil honoring police officers set for Wednesday

There will be a prayer vigil Wednesday at 6 p.m. at St. Paul Baptist Church on Old Springhill Road in Demopolis. The vigil is set to honor local police officers as well as the shooting victims and the families affected by last week’s acts of violence that made national headlines. Local ministers and churches have […]

DHS Youth Football Camp Set For July 28

Registration will be held at 5:00PM at DHS on the day of camp.

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Tears and Laughter: The chicken situation in Wilcox County

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