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Light repairs at Demopolis High School.

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Trustmark sponsors USJ trip

Mr. Leon Clark, principal of U S Jones Elementary School, accepts a check from Valley Harrison with Trustmark National Bank for the All A Trip for 3rd, 4th, and 5th Graders. There were 137 students treated to a trip to Bama Bowl in Tuscaloosa.

Extension offers workshop on trees, trucks and powerlines

On June 18 from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m., the Alabama Cooperative Extension System will offer a workshop on Trees, Trucks, and Powerlines: A Guide to Safe Tree Care Above and on the Street at the Thomasville Civic Center, 559 West Front Street North, Thomasville. The class will be taught by Jack Rowe of the […]

Smith sworn in, recognized at inaugural ACCS Board meeting

Wednesday, May 27, was a historic day for workforce development in Alabama, as it marked the inaugural meeting of the Alabama Community College System (ACCS) Board of Trustees. Governor Bentley presided over the meeting as president, and, as his first order of business swore in the recently Senate-confirmed board members, including Demopolis’ Chuck Smith. Al […]

UWA Board of Trustees meeting agenda

BOARD OF TRUSTEES The University of West Alabama Regular Quarterly Meeting Bell Conference Center June 1, 2015, 1:00 p.m. A G E N D A Call to Order                                     (Mr. Terry Bunn) Roll Call III.       Approval of Agenda                                                                          (Action Item) Approval of Minutes from March 2, 2015 (Action Item) Report from the Athletic […]

Registration for 2015 alligator hunts opens June 2

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) will open registration for the state’s 10th annual regulated alligator hunts June 2 at 8 a.m. The total number of Alligator Possession Tags will increase this year from 240 to 260. Also new for the 2015 alligator season is a separate hunting zone for Lake Eufaula […]

UWA’s bby Publications to host Math Jubilee June 17

LIVINGSTON — The University of West Alabama’s bby Publications will host the second annual Math Jubilee June 17 for math educators. The schedule features a full day of sessions focused on using visual models to make math a fun and interactive experience for students and educators alike. Professional development credit is available for educators who […]

MMI wins three Coach of the Year awards

The Marion Military Institute (MMI) Athletics Department is pleased to announce that three of its six programs have earned a “Coach of the Year” distinction. Earning a spot in the Alabama Community College Conference (ACCC) Baseball Tournament, Head Baseball Coach Matt Downs, a former MLB & University of Alabama player,  earned “Coach of the Year” […]

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Marques to rep DHS at Girls State

Kiwanis Club member Kris Mullins presents a check to Demopolis High School junior Katie Marques who was selected to attend Girls State.​

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DPD seeking two suspects from Walmart theft

The Demopolis Police Department is seeking information to lead to the identification and apprehension of two suspects who left Demopolis Walmart with high-valued retail items for which they did not pay. According to the DPD, the suspects drove what appeared to be a Chevrolet Tahoe or Suburban. Those who can provide information to help identify […]

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Fund established at Trustmark Bank to aid Tommie Vice

A fund has been established at Trustmark Bank to assist Demopolis’ Tommie Vice. “One of our town’s biggest assets, Tommie Vice, needs our prayers and support,” friend John Scales posted on his Facebook page. Vice is battling cancer, and will be returning to the doctor soon to evaluate his next phase. In the meantime, the fund has […]

Council rezones old Sonic property, names Walker to Parks and Rec Board

In a meeting filled with routine business, the Demopolis City Council Tuesday approved rezoning, named board members, voted for resolutions and heard updates on ongoing maintenance issues. Cobey Rowley’s request to rezone the old Sonic property from B3 to BLI received a unanimous vote. Rowley plans to open a hardware and building material supply store […]

Demopolis BOE sets qualifications for superintendent

The Demopolis City Schools Board of Education met Tuesday morning to specifically define the qualifications for its superintendent vacancy. The board spent the bulk of the meeting discussing aspects of its vision for the school system and how to properly integrate it into the job posting. The BOE will cast a reasonably wide net in […]

Bible School to be held June 8-12 at First Presbyterian

First Presbyterian Church, Demopolis, 300 N. Strawberry St., will hold its annual Vacation Bible School Monday, June 8 through Friday, June 12 from 9:00 am until noon each day. All children ages 4 years through 6th grade are welcome to attend.  Students, serving as detectives, will be challenged to solve the “The Case of the […]

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Marengo Relay for Life scheduled for Friday night

Marengo County’s Relay for Life event this year is Friday evening, May 29th, starting at 6 p.m. at George “Pop” Franks Field near the Demopolis City Landing. The public is invited to attend and support this great cause. The theme this year is “RELAYING THROUGH THE DECADES.”

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Theo continues to be ‘hero’ to Dempolis youngsters

Westside Elementary second graders received a gift of literacy and a boost of motivation from Theo Ratliff, Demopolis native and former NBA star this week. Ratliff is the subject of the new children’s book, “Theo the Hero​”, in which he relates how he overcame the uncertainty of transitioning to a new school campus and the […]

Latham, Edmonds split Player of the Year; Echols named top coach

No player had a better season than Demopolis catcher Abbey Latham. And nobody is more indispensable than Marengo Academy pitcher Andrea Edmonds. As such, The West Alabama Watchman has Co-Players of the Year for the first time. Latham stroked a robust .564 this season with 10 homers, 38 RBIs, 30 runs scored and a perfect […]

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McIntyre graduates from Alabama

Dustin Gray McIntyre graduated cum laude from The University of Alabama on May 2, 2015 at Coleman Coliseum with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Minor in Mathematics. Dustin started his degree at the University of West Alabama in the Pre-Engineering program and later transferred to The University of Alabama. Dustin is […]

Dunn wins Player of the Year, leads All-County baseball team

To oust the incumbent Player of the Year when he is on your own team and, by all accounts, having a better season than his award-winning campaign, is quite a feat. That’s exactly what Marengo Academy sophomore David Dunn did in 2015. The Longhorns leaned heavily on Wallace State signee Kyle Friday and the senior […]

DHS guard Ivery Moore to play in North-South game

All-star squads for the 2015 North-South boys’ and girls’ basketball games have been selected. Sixty outstanding junior basketball players, 15 on each team, were chosen from nominations submitted by high school coaches from across the state to participate at the 19th annual AHSAA Summer Conference and AHSADCA All-Star Games competition in Montgomery July 20-25, according […]

DMS broadcasting program takes second in statewide contest

Barely a year since its inception, the Demopolis Middle School broadcasting program has taken a major step forward as signified by its latest accolade. The DMS program took second in the Alabama Association of School Boards Video Contest, an honor that will see it receive $1,000 in addition to awards to be presented in Montgomery […]

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Letter: Public Works vital to community’s success, quality of life

To the Editor, There would be no community without the quality of life Public Works provides. There would be no community for police and firemen to protect, no public to lead or represent. Public Works allows the world as we know it to be. This year’s theme “Community Begins Here” speaks to the essential nature […]

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