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Photo of the Day: August 30, 2014

Mayor Mike Grayson shared his vision for the future at the Demopolis Area Business Council’s monthly meeting at Batter Up earlier this week.

Photo submitted by Deborah Boykin

DHS cross country team competes in first-ever meet

Demopolis High School’s cross country team competed in its first-ever meet in Florence Saturday. Placing for DHS were Gracie Boykin, fourth place; Sylvia Clayton, sixth; Baja Fultz, ninth and Darnesha Harris, 15th. “It was a great day,” said coach Deborah Boykin. “We had no idea what to expect since it was our first cross country, […]

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Buckalew named director of Alumni Relations at UWA

LIVINGSTON, Ala. – The University of West Alabama’s Office of Institutional Advancement has announced that UWA alumnae Danielle Buckalew will serve as director of the school’s Alumni Relations staff. Buckalew previously served as director of undergraduate recruiting. “We’re excited to have Danielle, a lifetime member of the UWA community, on board as director of the […]

UWA Board of Trustees to meet Sept. 8

LIVINGSTON, Ala.-The University of West Alabama Board of Trustees will hold its quarterly meeting Monday, Sept. 8, at 1 p.m. in the conference room at Lyon Hall on the Livingston campus. In addition, five committees will meet Monday, Sept. 8, prior to the board meeting: Academic Affairs Committee Lyon Hall Conference Room, Lyon Hall 9:00 […]

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Bice focuses on Plan 2020 during Demopolis stop

“You’ve got to be disruptive to make things happen,” Dr. Tommy Bice, state Superintendent of Education, told the audience at Demopolis High School Thursday night. “There’s not a one way” to do things, and under Plan 2020 each school system has the flexibility to set up innovative ways to reach and teach students. Bice is […]

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A.L. Johnson head coach Johnny Ford rallies his defense during a timeout.

A.L. Johnson takes 4A West Blocton ‘to the limit’

THOMASTON – Far from satisfied with a loss, A.L. Johnson High School head coach Johnny Ford was nonetheless pleased with the effort his Eagles showed in Friday night’s 31-22 loss to West Blocton High – a school three classifications above ALJ. “We took a 4A team to the limit,” said Ford. “This let us know […]

Erin White (72, bottom), Drew Jones (34), Matt Dauphin (35) and Rahmeel Cook (top) take down a Thomasville runner.

Demopolis falls to Thomasville in opener

Miscues plagued Demopolis throughout the night Friday as it fell 18-14  in its season opener to Thomasville. “It was a tough, hard-fought ball game where we missed a couple of the opportunities we should have had,” Demopolis coach Tom Causey said. “Thomasville made the most of a couple of opportunities and that was the different […]

Turnovers plague Longhorns in loss to Bessemer

BESSEMER — Marengo Academy was missing something Thursday night and it showed early on as the Longhorns limped to a 30-13 loss to Class AAA power Bessemer Academy. “We’re not real healthy,” Marengo coach Robby James said. “We came out with several guys out and more got hurt tonight.” Marengo entered without junior standout Hayden […]

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Camp ASCCA ‘spectacular’ experience for two DHS seniors

Lots of kids go to summer camp. They enjoy the water sports, horseback riding and arts and crafts, depending on what the camp offers. But for one group of students, summer camps usually are only a dream. Their disabilities prevent them from being able to take part in those activities. Unless they go to Camp […]

U.S. Jones invites grandparents to breakfast with students

U.S. Jones Elementary is celebrating Grandparents Week September 3rd-5th. Grandparents are invited to come eat BREAKFAST with your student on their designated Grandparents Day! Visitor breakfast price is $1.50. Students are $1.00. 3rd grade- Wednesday, September 3rd 4th grade- Thursday, September 4th 5th grade- Friday, September 5th BREAKFAST is served from 7:20a.m.-8:00a.m. U.S. Jones will […]

Pete the Cat to promote Library Card Sign-up Month

Every parent wants their child to succeed, and one of the simplest ways you can ensure your child’s academic success is by making a quick trip to the library. September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the Demopolis Public Library joins with the American Library Association and public libraries nationwide to make sure […]

State releases Red Snapper Reporting Program results

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Marine Resources Division (AMRD) today announced preliminary results of the Alabama Red Snapper Reporting Program. The program was implemented in May 2014 to better ascertain the number of recreationally caught red snapper landed in Alabama. Findings were presented to the Gulf of Mexico Fisheries Management Council earlier […]

The Demopolis City Schools Foundation held its annual Appreciation Celebration Tuesday evening at the Coplin Building. Honored for contributions at the Executive level were Foster Farms, Rock Tenn and Georgia-Pacific. DCSF Membership Chairman Kim Townsend announced that more than $69,000 had been contributed to the Foundation in the past year.

School Foundation honors contributors during celebration

Alabamians encouraged to make safety a priority during holiday

During the holiday period, which begins at 12:01 a.m. Friday, Aug. 29, and ends at midnight Monday, Sept. 1, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) encourages everyone to take special care while celebrating at home, traveling the state’s roadways or enjoying time on the water. ALEA officers across the state will work together to create […]

UWA student representatives gathered at the Alabama State Capitol last week with Gov. Robert Bentley and college mascots from across the state to promote College Colors Day. Pictured left to right on the front row are SGA Vice President Jerria Prince, Gov. Bentley, STARS Coordinator Paige Ip; second row, SGA Business Manager Hannah McDaniel, SGA Attorney General Naine Lopez, LUie the Tiger, SGA President D'Anthony Jackson, and SGA Secretary Jasmine Knox.

Governor, LUie promote College Colors Day

LIVINGSTON – The University of West Alabama will join in the national celebration of College Colors Day on Friday, August 29. The annual celebration commemorates the beginning of college football season. UWA’s “LUie” joined Gov. Robert Bentley and mascots and representatives from Alabama’s 13 other public universities and colleges at the State Capitol last week […]

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VFW Post 5377 to host golf tournament Sept. 27

VFW Post 5377 will sponsor its annual golf tournament September 27 at the Ravine Golf Course, located at the Demopolis Sportsplex. The tournament is a two-man scramble and the cost of participating is $60 per person, which includes the cost of golf cart and refreshments. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. and tee time will be […]

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Coaches’ biggest fans also their MVPs

High school football kicks off this week for most teams in Marengo County. All eyes will focus on the field and on the coaches pacing the sidelines, calling plays, giving instruction. To be successful, however, head coaches must have support at home. Three spouses of successful coaches in Marengo County shared what it’s like to […]

Bigbee Humane Society Thrift Shop volunteers Kathy Wilson (left) and Virginia Overstreet (right) accept a donation for the Bigbee Humane Society from Sally Mackey (center).

Youth donates birthday proceeds to Humane Society

Sally Mackey’s love for animals goes all the way back to age 3, when she started riding horses, according to her mother. “She loves horses and we also have three dogs,” said Lori Mackey. “She’s just an animal person.” But Sally is not content just to enjoy the company of her pets. She wants to […]

Demopolis Arrest Reports: August 22, 2014

Aug. 21 – Quanneesha K. Evans, 23,  Theft of Property III, Walmart Aug. 21 – Amber R. Walker, 24, Failure to Obey a Police Officer, East Pettus St. Aug. 21 – Teresa D. Miller, 38, Insufficient Funds Check, DPD Aug. 21 – Dewayne K. Zanders, 26, Marijuana-Possess, Third Ave. Aug. 21 – Lascorey Allison, 20, […]

Saturday car wash to benefit DHS cross country team

A car wash will be held Saturday, Aug. 23 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. to benefit the Demopolis High School cross country team. The car wash will be held at Malone’s Texaco on U.S. 80 West in Demopolis. The cost is $10 per vehicle.

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