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Charles Casper gets the hero’s ride from R.J. Cox after Hunter Colyar slid into home on Casper’s hit to win game three of the Tigers’ first round playoff series with Brewbaker Tech.

Luker, Irvin anchor Sweet Water shutout of Southern Choctaw

With the regular season winding down, Sweet Water got a strong performance from Thea Luker Monday in a 6-0 shutout of Southern Choctaw. Luker held the SCHS batters at bay for seven innings, striking out nine while scattering five hits and issuing one walk. Luker allowed more than one base runner in an inning only […]

Genesis Rehab, UWA partnership greatly benefits Demopolis athletes

Demopolis High School athletes and their visiting opponents are now being taken care of better than ever thanks to a new partnership that has altered the landscape of available training services. “When I got here in January, we really had a need for something that has concerned me since I’ve been here. We have a […]

Demopolis girls tennis headed for state

  The Demopolis High Schools girls tennis team is headed to the state tournament at the Mobile Tennis Center Monday after having finished second in the Section 4 draw at Briarwood Christian School last week. Despite the team’s oldest player being a freshman, the Tigers took runner-up status amid a field that included Briarwood, Central-Tuscaloosa, […]

Demopolis softball takes two in Hueytown tourney

Demopolis completed a strong weekend in Hueytown Saturday evening with wins over Oak Grove and Tuscaloosa County. Demopolis 5, Tuscaloosa County 2 Demopolis opened its afternoon with a 5-2 win over Class 7A Tuscaloosa County. The Tigers took a 1-0 lead in the first when Abbey Latham reached on a fielder’s choice and later scored […]

Tigers extend season in extras

“He threw strikes. He made them put the ball in play. Chandler has thrown pens all year. He has done all our pitching drills all year. He threw a pen last week. We just hadn’t had the opportunity to get him in. It just worked out in the biggest two innings of the year that […]

Sweet Water breezes through first round

Sweet Water had little trouble dispatching of Winterboro in the first round of the Class 1A state baseball playoffs Friday. The Bulldogs took game one 23-0 before trouncing Winterboro 22-6 in game two. Sweet Water 23, Winterboro 0 Sweet Water did all of its game one damage in the second and fourth innings. Hunter Mendenhall […]

Demopolis rallies to force game three against Brewbaker Tech

Demopolis rallied from behind for a 5-2 game two victory over Brewbaker Tech to extend its season at least one more day. Demopolis overcame a 2-1 deficit with a two-out rally in the top of the fifth of the second game of its Class 5A first round playoff series. R.J. Cox stroked a triple that […]

Demopolis softball rallies to beat Robertsdale

Demopolis put together a gutsy late-inning performance Friday to beat Robertsdale in its first tournament game in Hueytown. Robertsdale took a 3-0 lead in the first inning and kept it until top of the sixth the Tigers rallied. Abbey Latham singled before Natalie Tatum reached on an error. Kendall Hannah followed with a double to […]

Hathcock drops interim tag, takes over Demopolis High School

Demopolis High School has a new principal following Friday’s called meeting of the Demopolis City Schools Board of Education. The board voted to remove the interim tag from Blaine Hathcock, promoting him to the DHS principal job after nearly five months filling in the role. “There has been structure at the high school. It has […]

Sweet Water wins marathon affair with Washington County

Sweet Water softball won a wild one Tuesday when it downed Washington County 14-12 despite four costly errors and nine unearned runs. The Bulldogs trailed 8-2 heading into the bottom of the fifth when Lara Little was hit by a pitch to ignit a seven-run rally. Elaina Mitchell and Kora Myers each followed with singles […]

Demopolis dispatches Central to wrap Area 7 play

Demopolis wrapped up Class 5A, Area 7 play with an unbeaten record Thursday as it demolished Central-Tuscaloosa 24-0. The Tigers saw their first two batters of the game fly out before embarking on a 17-run rally. The Tigers sent 20 batters to the plate, notched eight hits and scored 17 runs in the inning before […]

Demopolis Council: Confederate soldier will not return to monument

The Confederate soldier that once topped a monument in downtown Demopolis will not be returned to its former pedestal following a decision made in Thursday’s city council meeting. The council voted 3-2 to replace the soldier with a 7-foot tall obelisk and expand the monument to honor fallen soldiers from all wars, rather than only the Civil War […]

Cox to play baseball with MUW

Demopolis High School catcher R.J. Cox will continue his baseball career in Columbus, Miss. next season after committing to Mississippi University for Women. MUW is in the unique position of launching its athletic programs in 2017 as an exploratory member of NCAA Division III. “That’s really exciting because I get to make my own path. […]

BWWMH, UAB exploring potential collaboration

The University of Alabama at Birmingham Health System and the Tombigbee Healthcare Authority, operator of Bryan W. Whitfield Memorial Hospital in Demopolis, Ala., have entered into a nonbinding memorandum of understanding to explore a possible relationship between the organizations. The action follows legislation passed in 2016 by the Alabama Legislature creating University Health Authorities to […]

Luker nearly untouchable in Sweet Water win

Thea Luker delivered one of the most dominant performances of her storied career Friday when she struck out 10 batters and allowed only one hit in a 10-0 rout of Southern Choctaw. Luker struck out the first four batters she faced and carried a perfect game into the bottom of the fifth where a Lakeisha […]

Sweet Water holds off Excel for 22nd win

Sweet Water punctuated its regular season schedule Monday night by holding on for a 7-5 win over Excel. Will Huckabee held the excel bats at bay for two innings, striking out four and allowing one hit before giving way to the Bulldog bullpen. Excel hung a four-spot on the board in the third inning to […]

Demopolis’ Smith reappointed to the ACCS board of trustees

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Chuck Smith has been reappointed to the Alabama Community College System board of trustees. The Alabama Senate confirmed Smith with a 31-0 vote for a second term ending in 2021. Smith, who represents District 7, is the former Human Resources Executive at RockTenn Corporation. Smith is an experienced executive in the pulp […]

UWA’s Science Saturday to feature reptiles, amphibians April 22

The University of West Alabama’s College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics invites area students to the next in its series of Science Saturdays on April 22 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Bibb Graves Hall on the UWA campus. Dr. John McCall, dean of UWA’s College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, will present “Herps! Amphibians and Reptiles of […]

Demopolis Singers present The White Bluffs Pageant

Tears and Laughter: Why Governor Ivey still calls Camden home

Within minutes of Kay Ivey’s being sworn-in as Governor last week, there were requests for comments out of Wilcox County. Ivey was raised in Camden. She graduated from Camden High School before attending Auburn and launching herself into a life that has included many successes. She was a high school teacher, bank officer, and state […]

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Tears and Laughter: Why Governor Ivey still calls Camden home

Within minutes of Kay Ivey’s being sworn-in as Governor last week, there were requests for comments out of Wilcox County. Ivey was raised in Camden. She graduated from Camden High School before attending Auburn and launching herself into a life that has included many successes. She was a high school teacher, bank officer, and state […]

Tears and Laughter: Other reasons Alabama may be the most stressed state in the nation

The personal finance site, Wallethub, has found Alabama to be the most stressed-out state in the nation. Being defensive about Alabama the way I am my first impulse was to try and disagree with the study’s findings. They claim Alabamians are stressed because we don’t have easy access to mental health care, have – on […]

Tears and Laughter: The freedom and economics of American stay-at-home moms

An Australian columnist, Sarrah Le Marquand, penned an article last week that has caused a worldwide discussion about stay-at-home mothers. In the United States we tend to respect and value all mothers whether they work full-time, part-time, or not at all. Not so much so in Australia apparently. At least not according to Ms. Marquand […]

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