2015 DHS Homecoming Pep Rally (gallery)

DPD arrests former hospital technician for alleged sexual crimes against patients

On Thursday, Oct. 7, the Demopolis Police Department arrested Leland Bert Taylor, Jr., 51, from Deatsville for Sodomy in the First Degree and Sexual Abuse in the First Degree. Demopolis Chief of Police Tommie Reese said Taylor worked at Bryan Whitfield Memorial Hospital as a Radiology Technician for over three years. Reese said on at […]

BWWMH to celebrate Wellness Center’s 30th anniversary

Little Miss Christmas on the River 2015 (gallery)

Hill crowned Little Miss COTR

Tonight concluded the Christmas on the River pageants with the crowning of the Little Miss Christmas on the River at the Demopolis Civic Center. The Mistress of Ceremonies, Debbie Butler, announced 39 of the sweetest and cutest contestants of all the pageants. After the parade of contestants, they announced the top 15 as follows: Kni’ […]

Sweet Water HS celebrates Homecoming (gallery)

Marengo Academy climbs in ASWA poll

ALABAMA SPORTS WRITERS ASSOCIATION HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL POLL WEEK 7 – OCT. 7, 2015 Class 7A 1. Bob Jones (23) (6-0) 312 2. Spain Park (4) (5-1) 224 3. James Clemens (5-1) 216 4. Prattville (5-1) 185 5. Hoover (5-1) 177 6. Central-Phenix City (5-2) 137 7. Theodore (6-1) 102 8. Murphy (4-2) 61 9. […]

Sellers crowned Young Miss Christmas on the River 2015

Another night of beautiful dresses, stunning girls and a little excitement goes down in the books as Young Miss Christmas on the River 2015 was crowned at the Demopolis Civic Center. Allen Bishop, the Master of Ceremonies, announced all 26 contestants. They all showed off their poise, beauty, and personality for a spot in the […]

Young Miss Christmas on the River 2015 (gallery)

Shelton State to host WOW Thursday

Demopolis High to celebrate Advanced Placement success Thursday

DEMOPOLIS – Demopolis High School recently announced its 2014-15 Advanced Placement (AP) results, indicating a 30-percent increase in the number of qualifying scores achieved by students in AP math, science and English tests over two years. In 2014-2015, there were 213 more student enrollments in rigorous AP classes than when Demopolis High School first joined […]

DHS students launch fundraiser

Students in the Academy of Finance and Insurance at Demopolis High School just kicked off their first fundraiser. Students are selling Southern Heritage meats and desserts. Items include the ever so popular gourmet smoked cajun turkey, spiral sliced honey glazed ham and shrimp & rice stuffed chicken. In the past, this event was a hit and […]

Miss Junior Christmas on the River 2015 gallery (top 12)

Nettles crowned Miss Junior Christmas On the River 2015

Night two of the annual Christmas on the River pageants commenced with the crowning of the Miss Junior Christmas on the River at the Demopolis Civic Center Tuesday night. It was another night of beauty and poise as the Master of Ceremonies, Dr. Ken Tucker, announced all 26 excited young ladies. After the parade of […]

Marengo Maverick softball showing improvement

The Marengo Maverick, a 12-and-under youth softball team based in Demopolis, continued its fall season play this past Saturday in a four-team friendly at the Hillcrest Softball Complex. The Maverick were bumped from the tournament in the first round of elimination play by eventual champions, the Tuscaloosa-based Titans. “Defensively, I felt like we came to […]

DMS football blanks Thomasville

The Demopolis Middle School football team impressed its coach Monday night when it dispatched Thomasville 36-0. “This was a team win tonight,” DMS coach Jeremy Silcox said. “It seemed like we turned a corner, realizing that every guy was playing for the other. Tonight was the most unselfish these guys have played all year. They […]

Walker joins Robertson Banking Company Board of Directors

Joe Bradley, Chairman of the Board of Robertson Banking Company is pleased to announce the addition of Jason Walker to its Board of Directors. Walker will join the Board effective Oct. 15, 2015. “We are pleased to have Jason join our Board of Directors and look forward to the experience and knowledge he brings to […]

COTR seeking nominations for St. Nicholas

He could be your next-door neighbor or your baseball coach. She could be your Sunday School teacher or your Girl Scout leader. Who are we talking about? The 2015 St. Nicholas is a Demopolis resident who best portrays the spirit of Christmas all year long by being involved in the development of the lives of […]

Miss Christmas on the River 2015 (gallery)

Logan crowned 2015 Miss COTR

Tonight kicked off the Christmas season for Demopolis, with the first of four Christmas on the River Pageants being held at the Demopolis Civic Center. 19 lovely ladies competed for the prestigious title of Miss Christmas on the River 2015. As James Spann, the Master of Ceremonies, announced every young lady they glided across the […]

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Tears and Laughter: Wilcox loses again, and again, and again

“Nobody worth a damn could ever come from such a place. It was nothing.” If you didn’t know better, you could think novelist James Dickey was writing about Wilcox County. That is how it sometimes seems we are perceived, like we are nothing. Last week, it got even worse. With the stroke of his pen, Governor […]

Supplemental feeding regulations apply as deer season approaches

Two years ago, the Alabama Conservation Advisory Board approved a change in the definition of “area” where it is legal to hunt deer and feral hogs when supplemental feed is on the property. The regulation states: “As it applies to the hunting of deer and feral swine, there shall be a rebuttable presumption that any […]

CAAMP observing seasonal migration of inshore fish species

Mobile Bay and the Mississippi Sound are bugged, but the listening devices aren’t snooping to hear the inshore anglers’ big-fish tales or locate their favorite fishing holes. The microphones, known as hydrophones, are strategically positioned around the Bay and Sound to listen for the fish themselves – a select group of fish. In a study […]

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