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Photo of the Day: Jan. 29, 2015

Students from West Alabama Christian School in Demopolis participated in the School Choice rally in Montgomery Wednesday, marching with more than 2,000 other students. Marchers went from the Double Tree Hotel down Dexter Avenue to the State Capitol. Lawmakers such as Mike Hubbard spoke during the rally, which was designed to get state legislators to […]

MA boys climb to No. 4 in ASWA poll

BOYS CLASS 7A 1. Lee-Montgomery (24-2) 2. Spain Park (23-4) 3. Mountain Brook (21-6) 4. Theodore (23-4) 5. Hoover (21-6) 6. McGill-Toolen (23-4) 7. Murphy (21-5) 8. James Clemens (21-7) 9. Gadsden City (21-5) 10. Grissom (21-8) Others nominated: Central-Phenix City (18-3), Enterprise (20-7), Sparkman (17-11). CLASS 6A 1. Lee-Huntsville (21-6) 2. Bessemer City (23-5) […]

Panther teams fall to A.L. Johnson

DIXON’S MILLS — The Marengo High basketball teams wrapped area play Tuesday with a pair of varsity losses to A.L. Johnson High School. The junior varsity Panthers opened the night with a 54-38 win that saw Christion Wright score 17 points, grab 15 rebounds, dish out two assists and block three shots. Roosevelt Thompson added […]

Demopolis girls set to host Class 5A, Area 6 tournament

For the first time in more than five years, the Demopolis High School Lady Tigers will be the No. 1 seed entering area tournament play. The Lady Tigers clinched the top seed and the right to host the Class 5A, Area 6 draw by finishing the regular season area slate with a 5-1 mark. “It’s […]

Demopolis Arrest Reports: Jan. 26, 2015

Jan. 23 – Tina D. McNealey, 32, for Failure to Obey a Police Officer – DPD Jan. 24 – Ebony Carter, 29, for Failure to Obey a Police Officer – Parr’s Jan. 26 – Elizabeth N. Smith, 19, for Aggravated Assault-Menacing-Other Weapon – DPD

DPD detains two minors in pellet gun incident

The Demopolis Police Department detained a pair of minors who were playing with pellet guns in a public place Tuesday afternoon. The incident occurred in the Dollar General parking lot. Demopolis Police Department Chief Tommie Reese said that no one was harmed during the incident and both youths were released to their respective parents after […]

RockTenn announces merger with Virginia-based MeadWestvaco

RICHMOND, Va. and NORCROSS, Ga. – Rock-Tenn Company and MeadWestvaco Corporation today announced that they have entered into a definitive combination agreement to create a leading global provider of consumer and corrugated packaging in a transaction with a combined equity value of $16 billion. The combined company, to be named prior to closing, will have […]

GP Mill Manager Ronnie Hall, left, discusses GP Bucket Brigade opportunities with Chief George Norris and members of Jefferson VFD.

Jefferson VFD receives $5K GP Bucket Brigade grant from Naheola

JEFFERSON — Jefferson Volunteer Fire Department has received a $5,000 grant from the Georgia-Pacific Bucket Brigade for the purchase of new personal protective equipment. Jefferson is one of only seven departments in Alabama and only 50 across the United States to receive the award for the 2014 grant year. The grant award was presented by […]

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Marengo Historical Society hosting Mardi Gras masquerade

Law enforcement agencies statewide to participate in mass casualty exercise

ANNISTON — More than 100 Alabama emergency responders from 37 towns and cities across the state will attend resident training at the Center for Domestic Preparedness in Anniston, Feb. 8-13. the exercise, the students will respond to a mass casualty event in which “injured” role players and human patient simulators are the survivors the students […]

UWA plans prescribed fire for Prairie Restoration Area

LIVINGSTON — On Jan. 29 and 30, portions of the UWA Prairie Restoration area near the Lake LU Nature Trails will be burned as part of an ongoing management strategy. Campus visitors should expect to see plumes of smoke both Thursday and Friday between noon and 5 p.m. If you should see smoke, please be […]

Extension office offering Master Gardener Program

What is the Master Gardener Program? The Alabama Master Gardener Volunteer Program is an educational program offered through county offices of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System. Through this program, individuals are trained and certified in horticulture and related areas. These individuals, in turn, volunteer their expertise and services to help others through horticultural projects that […]

Demopolis library announces Addie Pray Day

The Demopolis Public Library is excited to announce a community read featuring the novel Addie Pray. The goal of the community read is to spark community dialog through a shared reading experience. Joe David Brown’s 1971 novel “Addie Pray” begins: They say my mama, Miss Essie Mae Loggins, was the wildest girl in Marengo County, […]

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BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: The Mustard Seed

The Mustard Seed in downtown Demopolis is ready for Valentine’s Day! “We have gone to market and we are back and are so excited every day when we see the UPS and FedEx trucks,” said Laurie Young of The Mustard Seed. “We hope you will come in and check out our new arrivals. Valentine’s Day […]

UWA football finalizes 2015 schedule

LIVINGSTON – Seven games played in the state of Alabama and 10 games against NCAA Division II opponents highlight the 2015 University of West Alabama football schedule. “We are pleased to announce the 2015 football schedule, which includes games against Stillman and Miles, as well as the always strong Gulf South Conference teams,” UWA Director […]

DHS softball camp postponed until Feb. 7

The Demopolis High School softball camp that was scheduled for Saturday has been postponed until Feb. 7 due to field conditions.

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Silcox bags big buck

Demopolis Middle School football and baseball coach Jeremy Silcox spent part of his day off in the woods Monday, hauling in this 10-point buck between Linden and Dixon’s Mills.

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Demopolis High taking sealed bids until Jan. 26

Demopolis High School will be taking sealed bids on the following items.  

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UWA president speaks to Demopolis Rotary Club Wednesday

“The University of West Alabama is your university. This is our area. This is our market. We want to serve students. We want to serve business and industry. We want to serve you.” Dr. Ken Tucker, just three weeks into his job as the 12th president of UWA, returned home to the Demopolis Rotary Club […]

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UWA to host Black Belt Hall of Fame induction of Fitts, Huffman, Thurn

LIVINGSTON — The induction ceremony and luncheon honoring three prominent figures in the region’s history will be held on Friday, Jan. 30, from noon-2 p.m. at the University of West Alabama’s Bell Conference Center. Dr. Alston Fitts, III, the late Judge Rufus C. Huffman, Sr. and the late Richard L. Thurn will be honored at […]

Demopolis Arrest Reports: Jan. 18, 2015

Jan. 17 – Shaddie Y.S. Hammad, 28, for Domestic Violence II-Assault – N. Walnut Jan. 17 – Tawana M. Parr, 41, for Drug Paraphernalia-First Offense and Loitering – Walmart Jan. 17 – David L. woods, 35, for Loitering – Walmart Jan. 17 – Daisy R. Gilbert, 55, for Theft of Property III – Walmart Jan. […]

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DPD congratulated on apprehension

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According to Me: Character, pride are real art of Ross Martial Arts

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