Demopolis, Sweet Water, Marengo in latest ASWA poll

ALABAMA SPORTS WRITERS ASSOCIATION HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL POLL Week 8 – Oct. 18, 2017 (First-place votes and current record in parentheses)  Class 7A 1. Central-Phenix City (24) (7-0) 340 2. Hoover (4) (6-1) 276 3. Thompson (1) (7-0) 246 4. Hewitt-Trussville (1) (7-0) 210 5. McGill-Toolen (7-0) 186 6. Auburn (6-1) 149 7. Fairhope (6-1) 122 […]

UMC Demopolis to hold open house Thursday

Demopolis schools to invest in new ID system

By the first of the new year all four Demopolis City schools will have a new identification system in place to better monitor visitors and volunteers. The Board of Education approved the system Monday at its meeting held in the Demopolis High School library. The initial cost of the scanning system from Alabama Card Systems, […]

Demopolis cross country team holding 1-mile run for K-6

The Demopolis High School cross country team is hosting a 1-mile run Oct. 21 at the SportPlex for grades Kindergarten through sixth grade. Registration for the events begins at 7:15 a.m. at the SportsPlex and the cost is $5 per runner. The race begins at 7:30 a.m. and precedes the DHS cross country meet that […]

Linden Arrest Reports: Oct. 16, 2017

Oct. 3 – Tiffany Moseley, 38, Contempt of Court Oct. 3 – Kynard Craig, 22, Distribution of a Controlled Substance, Discharge a Firearm into an Occupied Dwelling Oct. 3 – Roy Simmons, 71, Public Intoxication Oct. 3 – Andrew Cannon, 38, Domestic Violence Oct. 5 – Carl Odom, 59, DUI

Demopolis Arrest Reports: Oct. 13, 2017

Oct. 6 – Craig F. Taylor, 51, Possession of a Concealed Weapon w/o Permit, Hwy 80 East Oct. 6 – Derek C. Thompson, 44, Failure to Obey a Police Officer, Rosedale Dr. Oct. 8 – Darius J. Powell, 26, Domestic Violence II – Harassing Communications (two counts), West Jackson Oct. 11 – Charley Brombeger, 42, […]

LHS celebrates homecoming (gallery)

UWA overcomes deficit for win over nationally-ranked West Georgia

LIVINGSTON, Ala. – Harry Satterwhite and Tra Fletcherconnected on a 34-yard pass and run with 3:22 left to play, completing a 34-31 come-from-behind West Alabama victory over West Georgia in a battle of two nationally-ranked teams Saturday at Tiger Stadium. Ranked 15th in the D2Football poll and 23rd in the AFCA poll, West Alabama extended […]

Marengo blasts through Shields

Marengo High dispatched of Region 1 foe J.F. Shields rather easily Friday night with a 63-6 victory. Alphonzo Lewis ran the ball five times for 123 yards and three touchdowns. Deldrick Bouler had four carries for 61 yards. Phelix Hosea finished with four carries for 70 yards. Curtis Autery caught two passes for 35 yards […]

Sweet Water throttles McIntosh for Region 1 win

Sweet Water handled its business early Friday night, putting McIntosh squarely in the rearview mirror by halftime en route to a 48-0 Class 1A, Region 1 win. Jacory Brown scored on a 6-yard run in the first quarter before Jaylon Williamson punched it in from a yard out on the final play of the frame […]

Demopolis clinches Region 3 crown with win over Sumter

LIVINGSTON – The playoff picture is starting to take shape in Class 5A and Demopolis will be a No. 1 seed. The Tigers guaranteed themselves as much Friday night with a 58-8 road victory over Region 3 foe Sumter Central. “I felt like our guys kept their head the first half, did what we were […]

Turnovers costly in Longhorn loss to Lightning

Linden — Turnovers are never a good thing. A turnover inside your opponent’s 5-yard line can be a game changer. And two lost fumbles inside your opponent’s 5-yard line can be disastrous. Unfortunately, that was the case for the Marengo Academy Longhorns as they hosted the Evangel Christian School Lightning on Thursday night in Linden. […]

Hasty crowned Little Miss COTR 2017 (with gallery)

In the largest Christmas on the River Pageant, Little Miss COTR had 46 little angels competing for the title. They walked, skipped and even bounced their way into the judges hearts to stand out among so many contestants. The judges divide the number of girls to 26 in order to select a top 11. Those […]

Stokes crowned 2017 Young Miss COTR (with gallery)

Young Miss Christmas on the River 2017 saw 33 contestants compete for the title at the Demopolis Civic Center. They paraded in true pageantry form to show their best style, poise and beauty as the judges chose a top 15. These young ladies presented their best and included Millie Hill, Emery Wideman, Susanna Bell, Elliegh Reid […]

County Commission holds short meeting Tuesday

In what had to be one of the shortest meetings on record, the Marengo County Commission Tuesday still took care of several items of business. Commissioners amended the cancellation policy at Chickasaw Park requiring those who cancel reservations to pay a $10 fee. The fee will cover the cost of the lodging tax that the […]

A phone scam gone wrong

Scam artists targeting Marengo County didn’t do their homework, and Sheriff Richard Bates enjoyed it greatly. Laura Bates, the sheriff’s daughter, had just gotten off the phone at her dad’s house and asked him, “Daddy have ya’ll got a warrant on me?” It seems the phone call was from the “Marengo County Warrant Division,” and […]

Gray crowned 2017 Miss Junior COTR (with gallery)

Monday night saw 16 beautiful young ladies compete in the Miss Junior Christmas on the River at the Demopolis Civic Center. They all presented their beauty, poise and confidence in hopes of being named this year’s winner. The top 11 chosen were Caylee Madison Jones, Anna Katherine Sellers, Madelyn Baty Singleton, Meredith Gray Patrenos, Taylor […]

Mackey crowned 2017 Miss COTR (with gallery)

Miss Christmas on the River has been a time honored tradition for 46 years. Freshman through Senior class young ladies from Demopolis and the surrounding areas compete in hopes of representing Christmas on the River during all of the wonderful holiday festivities that year. Twelve young ladies competed for the title of Miss Christmas on […]

UWA outlasts No. 9 Delta State for GSC win

CLEVELAND, Miss. – In a top 25 match-up that featured the top two offenses in the Gulf South Conference, it was the defenses and special teams that were the difference in a 29-26 West Alabama victory over Delta State Saturday at McCool Stadium. The victory leaves West Alabama 5-1 overall and the only undefeated team in […]

Sweet Water ground game pounds Linden

Sweet Water relied almost exclusively on its traditionally powerful ground attack to wrest away a key Region 1 win over Linden Friday night. The Bulldogs scored 21 consecutive points over a stretch of 19:05 of game time to anchor a 42-20 victory. With the game knotted at 14 late in the second quarter, Jonah Smith […]

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Tears and Laughter: Bunches of banana spiders hanging out in Alabama this year

Just to be clear, I am writing about the banana spiders found in the southeastern region of the United States. They live as far north as North Carolina and as far west as Texas.   I am not referring to the banana spider of Central and South America that is venomous and will chase people.  There are those who […]

PSA: Marengo E-911 urges residents to clearly post addresses

Marengo County E-911 would like to remind the citizens of Marengo County the importance of having your address not only posted but also posted properly. Locating you quickly in your time of emergency without delay is our goal. When a Marengo County E-911 Telecommunicator dispatches any emergency service unit whether it is Fire, Ambulance, Law Enforcement or […]

Letter to the Editor: Marengo Shrine grateful for Langley donation

On Saturday August 12, 2017 the Marengo County Shrine Association had the pleasure of presenting Mr. Rod Langley, of Langley’s Shell, with a plaque expressing our gratitude for his generous donation to the Abba Shrine Transportation Fund in Mobile. This fund provides transportation for Shrine kids and their families to their medical appointments at the […]

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