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Photo of the Day: Nov. 20, 2014

Demopolis Middle School inducted students into the National Beta Club Tuesday night with a ceremony held at Demopolis High School. (Photo by Glenda Bradley)

Early morning earthquake rattles Greene County

Various news outlets are reporting a 3.8 magnitude earthquake rocked northwest Greene County Thursday morning. The quake occurred just before 4:30 a.m. Thursday and was originally estimated to be a 4.3 magnitude before that measurement was adjusted to 3.8. The center of the quake was approximately 11 miles northwest of Eutaw and 31 miles southwest […]

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Enter YOUR boat for COTR 2014

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New faces fill Demopolis Tiger roster

The Demopolis High varsity basketball team opens its season Thursday night when it hosts rival Selma, who jumps to Class 6A this season. The meeting with Selma is the first of a long stretch of non-region contests against formidable foes. Included among that list are contests against Choctaw County, Greene County, Linden, Aliceville, Thomasville and […]

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Sumter Academy boys open season with 49-35 win

By Angel Jowers Special to The Watchman YORK — The Sumter Academy varsity boys basketball team opened the season with a 49-35 win over the Russell Christian Academy Warriors on Tuesday, Nov. 18. Both teams got off to a slow start, but Zach Maness’ five first quarter points gave Sumter a slim 8-6 advantage after […]

Junior wing Ivery Moore is part of a core group of returning players that will be expected to take a step forward for the 2014-2015 season.

Lady Tigers bring experienced roster into 2014-2015 season

The Demopolis Lady Tiger basketball team is set to begin its season in earnest Thursday night when it hosts an old rival in Class 6A Selma. The Lady Tigers opened their season nearly two weeks ago when they lost 51-39 to Class 7A Tuscaloosa County. Demopolis bounced back Saturday, Nov. 8 with a 56-29 win […]

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COTR selects sixth grade elves

Since its inception 43 years ago, the Elf has been the symbol of Christmas on the River. Each year a group of students is selected to represent Christmas on the River as Elves. This year, we are excited to present to you our five COTR Elves. They are sixth grade students at Demopolis Middle School […]

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Marengo Academy’s Edmonds signs with UWA

LINDEN — Marengo Academy senior pitcher Andrea Edmonds will continue her softball career with the University of West Alabama after signing with the NCAA Division II program Tuesday. “I’m excited,” Edmonds said. “It’s a weird feeling today, but I’m really excited to start over there and be a Tiger. I’m always going to be a […]

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Caldwell wins GSC Offensive Player of the Year

LIVINGSTON — West Alabama quarterback Kyle Caldwell has been named the Gulf South Conference Co-Offensive Player of the Year by the league’s coaches, making him the first back-to-back offensive player of the year since 2006. After winning the award outright in 2013, Caldwell, a senior from Dadeville, Ala., shared the 2014 honor with Florida Tech […]

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ESPN 104.9 Coaches Show naming award in honor of Anthony Robinson

The ESPN 104.9 Coaches Show is changing the name of its Player of the Year award to honor the late Anthony Robinson Jr. A Linden High School standout in football and basketball and a defensive back signee with the University of West Alabama, Robinson was a multi-time Player of the Week award winner and the […]

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Cook earns ESPN 104.9 Player of the Week award

The ESPN 104.9 Coaches Show named its final Player of the Week of the 2014 season Tuesday night when it honored Marengo Academy junior Cason Cook at Batter Up Sports Grill during its weekly broadcast. The junior defensive end recorded seven tackles including two for loss Friday night in a 42-8 shellacking of Clarke Prep […]

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Reuben’s Bell to headline Christmas on the River gala

 The Demopolis Chamber of Commerce invites attendees to join  the ultimate finale of the 43rd Christmas on the River on Saturday night, Dec. 6 from 5:30 p.m. to midnight. Watch the Nautical Parade and rock n’roll the Demopolis Civic Center into the Christmas season with friends and Reuben’s Bell. Reuben’s Bell is a southern rock […]

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BOE celebrates broadcasting and robotics, tables Clark contract talk

Beginning with a demonstration by the Demopolis School Robotics Team, the Demopolis City Schools Board of Education meeting Monday focused the spotlight on many of the programs and courses of study going on at its four campuses. The Robotics Team, which took second place in area competition earlier this month, travels to Auburn on Dec. […]

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Secretary of State–elect, John Merrill doing what he has always wanted to do

By Amanda Walker Special to The Watchman “I remember being five-years-old, running around playing at the courthouse. My dad was the Cleburne County Circuit Clerk and later a Probate Judge. I was just there to be with him, but it put me on course. I never considered anything other than a life dedicated to public […]

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Demopolis Elite player helps Birmingham team win division

Demopolis High student and Demopolis Elite member Zachary Chu has been competing as part of the Birmingham United 2000 travel team. Chu and BU squad won the Division I state title over the weekend, braving extremely cold conditions to beat Mobile, Huntsville and Vestavia. Chu will now move on to participate in the Olympic Development […]

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Demopolis senior earns Camp ASCCA Camper of the Year award

With a look of puzzlement and then one of disbelief, Nigel Davis received the Camper of the Year Award Friday night from Camp ASCCA at a dinner in his honor at the Tally Ho Restaurant in Selma. The Demopolis High School senior attended the Alabama Special Camp for Children and Adults this summer for the […]

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UWA Christmas Concert set for Dec. 5

LIVINGSTON — The University of West Alabama and the Sumter County Fine Arts Council present the UWA Fine Arts: Christmas Concert on Friday, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m. in Bibb Graves Auditorium. The UWA Choir will perform traditional holiday favorites and international Christmas tributes. The band is under the direction of Adam Anderson, and the […]

CNA students finish training

Certified Nursing Assistant night students completed their training on Thursday Nov. 6, 2014 at Demopolis High School.

Demopolis Arrest Reports: Nov. 13, 2014

Nov. 10 – Willie W. Davis, 59, for Alias Warrant – DPD Nov. 11 – Darrell R. Dawson Jr., 28, for Contempt of Court – Jackson and Walnut Nov. 12 – Markus Furrow, 42, for Theft of Property III – Fred’s Nov. 13 – Ieshia R. Sanders, 23, for Alias Warrant – DPD

County Commission holds brief meeting

Starting with the swearing in of its three reelected members, the Marengo County Commission meeting Wednesday lasted just over 10 minutes. Probate Judge Laurie Hall administered the oath of office individually to commission chairman Michael Thompson and to Freddie Armstead and John Crawford Jr. Members passed a policy on public notice regarding conditions of county […]

Dr. Ken Tucker, left, has been elected by the University of West Alabama Board of Trustees to serve as president of the 179-year-old institution, effective January 1, 2015. Pictured with Tucker is Board of Trustees President Terry Bunn.

UWA tabs Dr. Ken Tucker as president

LIVINGSTON — The University of West Alabama Board of Trustees has elected the school’s College of Business Dean Dr. Ken Tucker to serve as the school’s 12th president, effective January 1, 2015. Tucker, a Demopolis resident, replaces John G. Blackwell, who was named special administrator in March of this year, then named president in May […]

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