Linden teams advance to South Regional finals

Linden 65, J.F. Shields 57 (girls) Linden is back in the finals of the South Regional in Dothan for the third consecutive season following 65-57 victory over J.F. Shields Friday. The Patriots led for virtually the entirety of the contest against the team that bounced them from bracket a year ago. Linden rushed out to […]

DCSF doles out $31,000 in grants

Another $31,000 in grants were announced Monday at the annual Donor Appreciation Celebration by the Demopolis City Schools Foundation. The spring round of grants brings to a total for the 2017-2018 term to $69,000, said executive director Amanda Barnes. The event, held in the Coplin Building, also recognized major donors with plaques and certificates and […]

Polling map, road re-striping highlight Marengo commission meeting

Marengo County never has had a printed map showing its polling places. That has changed, thanks to the work of Board of Registrars member Barry Hunt. The Alabama Secretary of State mandated that each county have such a map, and Hunt presented his work to the county commission Tuesday for approval before submitting it to […]

Linden holds off Brantley comeback bid to move to South Regional

LINDEN – Basketball is a game of runs, a fact that has never been more evident than it was Tuesday night as Linden downed Brantley 62-52 in Class 1A South sub-regional action. The Patriots pressed Brantley to the brink of collapse Tuesday night, holding the Bulldogs to just four field goals in the first half […]

Two Demopolis seniors sign to play collegiate soccer

A pair of Demopolis High School seniors are on their way to collegiate soccer careers after signing letters of intent last week. Julia Singleton inked her NLI from Judson College last Tuesday, becoming the first DHS female player to sign since Rachel Walker did it in April 2010. Walker, who was the goalie of the […]

Canebrake Players to present Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Jr.

Canebrake Players to present Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Jr.

Marengo girls upend Brantley to move to South Regional

Marengo High’s Lady Panthers are headed to the South Regional in Dothan after hitting the road to topple Brantley 66-62 Monday night. The Bulldogs entered the game at 21-5 and appeared poised for 10th consecutive win and a South Regional semifinal date with Pleasant Home. Marengo met the challenge by putting four scorers in double […]

Demopolis students commemorate FBLA week

Demopolis High School FBLA members along with thousands of FBLA-PBL members across the nation participated in the FBLA-PBL week activities. The idea of FBLA can be traced back to 1937 when Hamden L. Forkner proposed to business teachers across the country that a national organization was needed for high school and collegiate business students across the nation. […]

Linden girls roll past Georgiana for sub-regional win

LINDEN – The Lady Patriots are headed back to the Class 1A South Regional in Dothan following Monday’s 53-35 victory over Georgiana. The sub-regional round opened with a series of missed layups and jumpers from Linden, but the Patriots settled in midway through the first quarter. “Going back to defense. Defense is bringing the offense. […]

Linden varsity squads top Marengo to host sub-regionals

Linden will host a pair of sub-regional games next week after its varsity squads swept Marengo Friday in the finals of the Class 1A, Area 4 tournaments. The Linden girls opened the night with a 57-35 victory. Amber Richardson scored 31 points to lead the Lady Patriots while Tyroneisha Charleston led 11. Scotiana Harris finished […]

UWA football signs 25 for National Signing Day

Coming off a Gulf South Conference championship in 2017 and a trip to the NCAA Division II Football Playoffs, Coach Brett Gilliland and his staff received signatures from 25 football players Wednesday. Fourteen offensive players were added to the fold, along with nine defenders, a kicker/punter and an athlete. The Tigers signed six wide receivers, […]

Three men qualify for Marengo County sheriff’s race

As qualifying for primary season closed Friday it became apparent that Marengo County would have a handful of local races culminating in June. The June ballot will be highlighted by a three-man race for Marengo County sheriff. Incumbent Richard “Ben” Bates of Linden qualified to run again. He will be opposed by James Rick Jones […]

Demopolis Arrest Reports: Feb. 10, 2018

Jan. 25 – Dorian A. Murphy, 32, for Domestic Violence Criminal Mischief – Arcola Road Jan. 28 – Leslie A Valenciaga, 42, for Theft of Property Fourth – Walmart Jan. 29 – Javiya McGrew, 20, for Attempting to Elude a Police Officer – Quail Meadows Jan. 29 – Tacorey Jefferson, 26, for Disorderly Conduct/Disturbing the […]

Demopolis PD arrests woman in Walmart theft case

On Jan. 30, the Demopolis Police Department arrested Telisa Sheqeater Coleman, age 25, for one (1) count of Theft of Property in the Fourth Degree and one (1) count of Giving False Indentification to a Law Enforcement Officer. Her arrest came after officers responded to a shoplifting call at Walmart about a female stealing several […]

Demopolis teen arrested for rape, burglary

On Jan. 30, the Demopolis Police Department arrested Colby De’Wayne Daniels Lewis, age 19 of Demopolis, on warrants from the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office. He was arrested on the following charges: One (1) Count of Rape One (1) Count of Sodomy 1st One (1) Count of Burglary He was transported to the Marengo County Detention […]

Gallion woman killed in Friday crash

A single-vehicle crash at 9:35 a.m. today, Feb. 9, claimed the life of a Gallion woman. Dawn Roberta Cressler Gates, 33, was killed when the 2001 Dodge Durango she was driving left the roadway and overturned. Gates, who was not using a seat belt, was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash occurred on Hale […]

University Charter School welcomes John W. Cameron as founding principal

LIVINGSTON, Ala.—The Board of Directors for Sumter County’s new University Charter School has announced the hiring of its founding principal, John W. Cameron, Jr. His career in education has included all levels of public education from pre-k through 12th grade. Before being named principal at University Charter School, Cameron has served the past three years […]

Demopolis stumbles in final quarter of Area 7 final

TUSCALOOSA – For the third time this season, Demopolis found itself trading buckets with Central-Tuscaloosa only to watch its hopes dissipate in the game’s final quarter. Thursday night’s Class 5A, Area 7 championship game featured three quarters filled with lead changes and shot-for-shot action as Central pulled away late for a 62-52 victory. Demopolis controlled […]

Marengo varsity squads move to Area 4 finals

Marengo High’s varsity basketball teams are each in the Class 1A, Area 4 championship games as well as the AHSAA sub-regional round by virtue of tournament wins over A.L. Johnson. The Marengo High girls knocked off ALJ 61-37 in the first round of the Area 4 tournament Monday night. Iesha Bouler paced Marengo with 24 […]

Batter Up to host ninth ESPN1049/WAW Signing Day Special Wednesday

While the national sports spotlight will shine upon soon-to-be college football players Wednesday, the focus in Marengo County will be a little less narrow. For the ninth consecutive year, Batter Up Sports Grill in Demopolis will open at lunch on National Signing Day for the express purpose of playing host to the ESPN1049 Signing Day […]

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Tears and Laughter: The warmth of the Caribbean in the heart of Frisco City 

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Tears and Laughter: Eloping—A new trend or an old classic

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Letter to the Editor: DCS superintendent thanks community

It is challenging to describe the amount of support the citizens of Demopolis have for their public school system. If it is a Friday night football game or Tuesday morning Christmas program, you will have parents and grandparents show up in bulk to support the students of the Demopolis City School System. This overwhelming support […]

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