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DPD searching for Robertson Bank robbery suspect

Demopolis Police Department officers are currently canvassing the downtown area in search of a robbery [more]

UWA cancels Tuesday softball with Miles

UWA cancels Tuesday softball with MilesTuesday's West Alabama softball doubleheader against Miles College has been canceled due to scheduling conflicts [more]

UWA women's basketball signs McCullum

UWA women's basketball signs McCullumLIVINGSTON — LaTisha McCullum, a 5-8 guard from Jones County Junior College, has signed a [more]

U.S. Jones find education through service in unique project

U.S. Jones find education through service in unique project The fifth grade enrichment students at U.S. Jones Elementary School are in the midst of [more]

Lady Tigers score five in eighth to beat Sweet Water

SWEET WATER — Demopolis (8-23) hung five runs in the eighth inning to overcome county [more]

DCS approves site evalutation for Special Education Cost Center

In anticipation of setting up a Special Education Cost Center for special needs students, the [more]

UWA accepting Teacher Connect applications from Demopolis teachers through May 5

UWA accepting Teacher Connect applications from Demopolis teachers through May 5 LIVINGSTON — The University of West Alabama offers a unique opportunity for teachers in the [more]

DHS/DA reunion planning committee sets next meeting

The planning committee for this fall's Demopolis High School/Demopolis Academy Classes of 1970-1980 reunion will [more]

VFW Post to hold May meeting

VFW Post Surgeon Phillip Spence sends greetings to all VFW members and those who are [more]

Lady Longhorns trounce Knights

Lady Longhorns trounce Knights LINDEN — Marengo Academy (17-5) capped off its regular season Monday with a 10-0 win [more]

State temporarily shutting down driver license system at end of April

In an effort to comply with federal regulations, the Alabama Department of Public Safety’s Driver [more]

Holgate earns GSC Player of the Week

Holgate earns GSC Player of the WeekLIVINGSTON — West Alabama designated hitter Mitch Holgate was named the Gulf South Conference Baseball [more]

England wins state, regional engineering awards

England wins state, regional engineering awardsRachel Michelle England, a senior at Demopolis High School, competed in the West Alabama Regional [more]

Demopolis High recognizes 198 for academic honors

Demopolis High School honored 198 students Thursday for All A or A-B grades during the [more]

Demopolis HOSA students visit University of South Alabama

Demopolis HOSA students visit University of South Alabama Anjanetta Davis, an instructor for the Human Simulation Program and Adult Health Nursing, is shown [more]

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Photo of the Day: April 22, 2014

These two young ladies enjoyed playing with “Parker” between games of Saturday’s playoff double-header in Sweet Water.

DPD searching for Robertson Bank robbery suspect

Demopolis Police Department officers are currently canvassing the downtown area in search of a robbery suspect. The suspect attempted to rob the downtown branch of Robertson Banking Company. According to Demopolis Police Chief Tommie Reese, the suspect is unarmed. Reese could provide no further detail as the investigation is ongoing. It is unknown what, if […]

U.S. Jones enrichment students wrap and store cookie dough.

U.S. Jones find education through service in unique project

The fifth grade enrichment students at U.S. Jones Elementary School are in the midst of a project that will benefit Kairos International Prison Ministry and, subsequently, inmates at the William E. Donaldson Correctional Facility in Bessemer. As a group of local Kairos workers ready to address the inmates later this week, each speaker is required […]

DCS approves site evalutation for Special Education Cost Center

In anticipation of setting up a Special Education Cost Center for special needs students, the Demopolis City Schools Board of Education Monday approved initial payment for a site evaluation. Kim Logan, special needs coordinator, said the proposed center would be a “school within a school.” It would have its own principal, counselor and teacher to […]

Dr. Al Griffin, Demopolis City Schools superintendent, and Dr. Kathy Chandler, dean of UWA's Julia S. Tutwiler College of Education, sign the UWA Teacher Connect agreement for Demopolis City Schools. Also pictured are Lisa Compton, online recruiting director, and Byron Thetford, online admissions counselor at UWA.

UWA accepting Teacher Connect applications from Demopolis teachers through May 5

LIVINGSTON — The University of West Alabama offers a unique opportunity for teachers in the Demopolis City Schools system who would like to further their education by pursuing a master’s or education specialist degree. Through the UWA Teacher Connect program designed for Demopolis, teachers can receive financial assistance for online studies. Demopolis City School teachers […]

State temporarily shutting down driver license system at end of April

In an effort to comply with federal regulations, the Alabama Department of Public Safety’s Driver License Division has scheduled a database conversion the last weekend of April, which will result in all systems – including online services – being shut down from 5 p.m. Friday, April 25, to 8 a.m. Wednesday, April 30. During that […]

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UWA cancels Tuesday softball with Miles

Tuesday’s West Alabama softball doubleheader against Miles College has been canceled due to scheduling conflicts for the Golden Bears. The games, that were set to be the season home finale for the Tigers, will not be rescheduled. UWA will close its regular season at Alabama-Huntsville in a three game Gulf South Conference series, beginning with […]

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UWA women’s basketball signs McCullum

LIVINGSTON — LaTisha McCullum, a 5-8 guard from Jones County Junior College, has signed a National Letter of Intent to play women’s basketball at the University of West Alabama, Tiger head coach Craig Roden announced today. “We are excited to have LaTisha on board as a Tiger,” UWA head coach Craig Roden said. “She is […]

Lady Tigers score five in eighth to beat Sweet Water

SWEET WATER — Demopolis (8-23) hung five runs in the eighth inning to overcome county rival Sweet Water Monday with a 10-5 victory. Sweet Water posted three runs in the second to take an early lead before Demopolis scored on in each of the fourth and fifth innings and then hung a two-spot in the […]

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Marengo Academy honored seniors Caitlin Andrews, Chandler Stenz, Brooke Smyly and Conner Etheridge prior to Monday's win over Tuscaloosa Academy. They are pictured here with MA coach Danny Stenz.

Lady Longhorns trounce Knights

LINDEN — Marengo Academy (17-5) capped off its regular season Monday with a 10-0 win over Tuscaloosa Academy. Andrea Edmonds worked all six innings in the complete game effort, striking out eight batters and surrendering only two hits. “Andrea was really on. The thing about Andrea is, the hotter the weather, the better she likes […]

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Holgate earns GSC Player of the Week

LIVINGSTON — West Alabama designated hitter Mitch Holgate was named the Gulf South Conference Baseball Player of the Week on Tuesday. Holgate was a monster at the plate for UWA last week, batting .438 (7-for-16) in four games, hitting two home runs, two triples, a double and driving in five runs. The sophomore from Windsor, […]

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UWA Choir to perform at Demopolis High auditorium

Thoroughly Modern Millie opens at DHS Thursday

Demopolis High School’s spring production takes to the stage Thursday night as the Tiger Arts Guild presents Thoroughly Modern Millie. DHS drama teacher Jody Tartt noted the production is largely a change of pace for the group as it features unique technical challenges in addition to offering a different feel. “I guess with this one, […]

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FBC Choir to present “His Life for Mine” Easter Sunday

Jimmy Uso, who played football at the University of West Alabama under his real name Jonathan Fatu, is one half of the current WWE Tag Team Champions and married WWE Diva Naomi (Trinity McCray) earlier this year.

Former UWA linebackers ascend to WWE Tag Team Champions

Wrestlemania XXX, the largest single event in the history of WWE, is less than a week away and the New Orleans-based spectacle will feature a pair of former University of West Alabama linebackers. Jonathan and Joshua Fatu, better known by their ring names Jimmy and Jey Uso, will perform on the Sunday’s Super Dome card […]

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Tears and Laughter: Time does indeed keep on ticking…into the future

Four days after I turn 42, McKenzie will turn 10. “Double-digits,” she likes to say. She has switched at this point from counting down the weeks to counting down the days…and to be fair, let’s just say she is much more excited about turning 10 than I am about turning 42. She has made a […]

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DHS/DA reunion planning committee sets next meeting

The planning committee for this fall’s Demopolis High School/Demopolis Academy Classes of 1970-1980 reunion will hold its next meeting May 4 at 2 p.m. at Rooster Hall. The reunion will take place Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, 2014. “Our decoration committee chairperson Jan Baty has asked all decoration committee members and anyone who is interested […]

VFW Post to hold May meeting

VFW Post Surgeon Phillip Spence sends greetings to all VFW members and those who are eligible for membership in one of the nation’s oldest veterans organizations. Spence reminds all interested parties that the next scheduled meeting will be held May 14th at 6 p.m. at the post headquarters located on Hwy. 43 between Demopolis and […]

Demopolis High recognizes 198 for academic honors

Demopolis High School honored 198 students Thursday for All A or A-B grades during the first semester. Among them were those who earned the Diamond Award for DECA. Vice president of the Student Council Riley King presided, and Bailey Grace, secretary, assisted in recognizing each student. Recognized for all A’s were: Freshmen: Roderick Anderson, Mary […]

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Demopolis HOSA students visit University of South Alabama

Anjanetta Davis, an instructor for the Human Simulation Program and Adult Health Nursing, is shown demonstrating what goes on in the simulation lab with the HOSA students of Demopolis High School at a recent visit to the University of South Alabama.

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Letter: Addressing underage drinking requires team effort

Dear Editor: April is the 28th Annual NCADD Alcohol Awareness Month. Founded and sponsored by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD) for 28 years, the theme this year is: “Help for Today, Hope for Tomorrow.” No other substance is more widely used and abused by America’s youth than alcohol, making alcoholism […]

Lawsuit filed against Wilcox County Commission…again

Last Thursday, all residents of Wilcox County along with members of the media were invited to gather at the courthouse square for a rally publicly detailing the evidence of alleged corruption against the Wilcox County Commission. A lawsuit has been filed against the commission by attorney, Edward F. Tracy, with Southern Legal Group, P.C. on […]

Amanda Walker

Tears and Laughter: Time does indeed keep on ticking…into the future

Four days after I turn 42, McKenzie will turn 10. “Double-digits,” she likes to say. She has switched at this point from counting down the weeks to counting down the days…and to be fair, let’s just say she is much more excited about turning 10 than I am about turning 42. She has made a […]

LETTER: Patient compliments Bryan Whitfield Hospital ER

To: Facility Administrator RE: Emergency Room Service My name is Rickey Terry. On February 22, 2014 I was brought to your facility for a laceration to my forehead that happened during a hunt in Livingston AL. I just wanted someone to know that from the time I met the intake personnel until I left, I […]

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