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Sydney Hill and Kate Boland recently spent a month in Africa on a missions trip. This photo was taken by Hill as the sun set in Zambia. For more from their journey, see today’s story here. (Photo by Sydney Hill)

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Demopolis duo spends month in Africa

Kate Boland and Sydney Hill knew they were in for more than they initially bargained for as they boarded a plane in Atlanta. “It started my sophomore year of college at Alabama, when I decided I didn’t want to be a civil engineer anymore,” said Boland, speaking about the initial desire to get into the […]

DTDs look to community for help with service project

The DTD club, a community service club of high school girls, is looking to the local community for help with their current community service project. The Teacher’s Pet Project aims to collect supplies needed for elementary school teachers to help ensure that their school year gets off to a great start. To donate supplies, the club […]

The CMP Talladega Marksmanship Park, located just south of Talladega Superspeedway, offers visitors a clubhouse with meeting rooms and pro shop. The 600-yard rifle range allows the Talladega facility to host a wide range of competition rifle matches, while the 100-yard range is the perfect place to sight in your hunting rifle. (Photo by David Rainer)

Talladega range offers place for marksmen

Tucked inconspicuously among the rolling hills and back roads of rural Talladega County sits a modern marvel. No, I’m not talking about the legendary Talladega Superspeedway, which dominates the conversation when the county name is mentioned. I’m talking about a new facility just south of the Superspeedway that will leave any visitor stunned by its […]

Dolly Parton Imagination Library to be available in Marengo County

Registration is now available in Marengo County for children interested in the Dolly Parton Imagination Library. A kickoff event for the initiative will take place Thursday, Aug. 6 from 10:30 a.m until noon at the Marengo County Library. Representatives from the initiative will also be reading a book to the reading groups in attendance. Following […]

Hospital CEO Art Evans, former board chair Annye Braxton, former board member Tom Perry, and current board chair Jay Shows.

BWWMH, CVS reach pact on 340-B program

CVS has signed a contract with Bryan W. Whitfield Memorial Hospital to take part in a 340-B program which is expected to greatly benefit both the pharmacy and the hospital. BWWMH already has a contract with Walmart and is in talks with both Boone Pharmacy and F&F Drugs. CEO Art Evans said 340-B is a […]

Demopolis Arrest Reports: July 28, 2015

July 25 – Anna M. Foy, 23, for Contributing to the Delinquency, dependency, or need of supervision of children – Highway 80 East July 25 – Jessie Collins, 60, for Drug Paraphernalia-First Offense – Webb Circle July 25 – Jonathan W. Ford, 33, for Alias Warrant – Elks Food Mart July 25 – Britney Lewis, […]

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DHS Cross Country holding car, dog wash

The Demopolis Cross Country Team will hold a carwash and dog wash Satuday, Aug. 1 at Malone’s Texaco from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The cost is $10. This is the second year for the Demopolis High School Cross Country squad. Last year, eight students made it to state from the squad. Please stop by on Saturday with your car, your […]

Library brings art to local young people

The Demopolis Public Library hosted four art classes in July for 64 children and teens. Local artists Kirk Brooker and Sierra Goldman taught the classes. The classes were sponsored by grants through the Black Belt Community Foundation, the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation, and the Friends of the Demopolis Public Library for a project called “Read, […]

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Kathryn Friday retiring from Extension office

Kathryn Friday retires this week, but no one who knows her believes she will remain quietly at home for long. It’s Friday who taught at Marengo Academy for 28 years, five of them as headmaster, and four of those as mayor of Linden at the same time, two very high stress jobs. Friday took two […]

Kallhoff ready to help Demopolis schools “bring it all together”

Kyle Kallhoff knows the task that lies immediately ahead of him. The husband and father of four must help his family become acclimated to a new community and a new school system as he readies for the challenge of overseeing that system. “The timing is difficult right now with school being so quick to starting. […]

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ADCNR clarifies selection process for Alabama’s alligator season

To quote the warden in “Cool Hand Luke,” the classic Paul Newman movie, “What we have here is failure to commun’cate.” Despite the best efforts of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and its Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division (WFF) to explain the changes for the selection process for the 2015 alligator season, […]

First Presbyterian to hold consignment sale

First Presbyterian Church of Demopolis will host its annual Puddle Jumpers Children’s Consignment Sale Sept. 3-5. The proceeds from this sale go to the children’s ministry fund at First Presbyterian Church. Deadline for consignors to register is Aug. 25 (or the first 50 applicants). The sale will take place at the church at 300 N. Strawberry […]

Demopolis BOE selects Kallhoff as new superintendent

  To the applause of those in the room, the Demopolis City School Board selected Kyle Kallhoff as the next superintendent of schools. Reading from a prepared statement, board chairman Conrad Murdock said board members gave their top two choices in a sealed envelopes to board attorney Alex Braswell who tabulated the votes. The two […]

Updated: Body of boater recovered Sunday afternoon

Update: 9 p.m. According to Senior Trooper Reginald King with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA), the body of Virginia Wright Williamson, 36, of Meridian, Miss., was recovered from the Black Warrior River Sunday around 1:37 p.m. On Saturday, around 8 p.m., Williamson entered the water from a pontoon boat. Witnesses say Williamson showed signs […]

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Morning fire claims house on Russell Drive

A morning fire claimed a house on Russell Drive. Three trucks from the Demopolis Fire Department responded. There were no occupants at the time of the fire.

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STW presents The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Dr. Elisabeth Davis addresses the DCS Board of Education and community members in attendance at Friday's interview at Rooster Hall. (Photo by Jan McDonald)

Dr. Elisabeth Davis DCS Superintendent Interview – 7/24/2015

Dr. Elisabeth Davis, director of curriculum and instruction with Pelham City Schools, interviewed for the Demopolis City Schools superintendent post Friday, July 24. The following is an overview of the interview that took place before the DCS Board of Education and a near capacity audience at Rooster Hall. Please give us a snapshot of your […]

Dr. Donald R. McPherson talks with community members following a public interview at Rooster Hall on Thursday, July 23. (Photo by Jan McDonald)

Dr. Donald R. McPherson DCS Superintendent Interview – 7/23/2015

Dr. Donald R. McPherson, superintendent of Coffee County Schools, interviewed for the Demopolis City Schools superintendent post Thursday, July 23. The following is an overview of the interview that took place before the DCS board of education and a near capacity audience at Rooster Hall. Please give us a snapshot of your professional experiences and […]

Caldwell resigns from Marengo Academy, Tutt in as head football coach

Less than a month until kickoff, Marengo Academy is undergoing its second coaching change of the offseason. The Linden private school parted ways with Gary Caldwell, who tendered his resignation Thursday just five months after accepting the head football coach and headmaster positions. The board asked Caldwell to step away as football coach and focus […]

Williams poses with Alabama Writers Hall of Fame inductees: (from left) Cathy Randall (for Harper Lee); Keller Johnson Thompson (for Helen Keller); Bert Hitchcock (for Johnson Jones Hooper); Sonia Sanchez; Andrew Glaze; Rick Bragg; John Jeter (for Sena Jeter Naslund); Valerie Boyd (for Zora Neale Hurston); Paul Devlin (for Albert Murray); Kathleen Thompson (for Helen Norris Bell); Edward Russell March III (for William March); Mary Lou Meaher (for Augusta Jane Evans Wilson). (Contributed Photo)

UWA’s Willie Williams featured at Alabama Writers Hall of Fame event

LIVINGSTON, Ala.- University of West Alabama Director of Choral Activities and Assistant Professor of Speech and Theatre Willie Williams participated in the Alabama Writers Hall of Fame Inaugural Induction Dinner held at Bryant Conference Center in Tuscaloosa in June. “This experience was absolutely amazing to say the least,” Williams said. “We had the opportunity to […]

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The CMP Talladega Marksmanship Park, located just south of Talladega Superspeedway, offers visitors a clubhouse with meeting rooms and pro shop. The 600-yard rifle range allows the Talladega facility to host a wide range of competition rifle matches, while the 100-yard range is the perfect place to sight in your hunting rifle. (Photo by David Rainer)

Talladega range offers place for marksmen

Tucked inconspicuously among the rolling hills and back roads of rural Talladega County sits a modern marvel. No, I’m not talking about the legendary Talladega Superspeedway, which dominates the conversation when the county name is mentioned. I’m talking about a new facility just south of the Superspeedway that will leave any visitor stunned by its […]

Tears and Laughter: In defense of Wilcox County Rednecks…

Several of my friends are disappointed not a single place in Wilcox County made Roadsnack’s website’s “Top 10 Redneck Cities in Alabama.” Al.com posted the list last week. I am not prepared to argue that Dothan, coming in at number one, doesn’t have their fair share of rednecks. And I graduated from Chilton County High […]

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ADCNR clarifies selection process for Alabama’s alligator season

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