Photos courtesy of Bryan Whitfield Memorial Hospital

Photos of the Day: November 23, 2014

Students from Marengo High School who are interested in healthcare careers visited Bryan Whitfield Memorial Hospital last week, above, as did students from A.L. Johnson High School, who are shown below with the hospital’s Director of Management Information Systems, Buddy Hilderbrand.

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Santa to visit Demopolis Public Library Dec. 1

Demopolis basketball scores 49 in second half for first win

BIRMINGHAM — Demopolis basketball (1-1) picked up its first win of the season Monday night, downing Talladega County Central 78-60 in the Cornerstone Thanksgiving Classic. The Tigers carried a 15-13 lead into the second quarter and led by only one at half before exploding for 24 points in the third quarter to take control of […]

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Two-vehicle accident near Rock Tenn Friday

A two-vehicle accident occurred at the intersection of U.S. 80 and Highway 28 near the entrance of Rock Tenn late Friday afternoon. Demopolis Police Chief Tommie Reese said an 18-wheeler and a passenger car collided as both were traveling eastbound on U.S. 80. The driver of the passenger car was transported to Bryan Whitfield Memorial […]

Big plays spell doom for Marengo in AISA title game

TROY — Marengo Academy became the 58th consecutive victim of Edgewood Friday, falling 55-25 in the AISA, Class AA state championship game. “Right now, I’m kind of speechless bout it,” Edgewood coach Bobby Carr said about his team winning its fifth consecutive state championship. Marengo appeared to have a puncher’s chance early as the Longhorns […]

VFW Post 5377 plans Christmas party Dec. 9

VFW Post 5377 Surgeon Phillip Spence sends greetings to all VFW members and those who are eligible for membership in one of this nation’s oldest veterans organizations. Spence has announced that the post’s next scheduled meeting will be its Christmas party on Dec. 9, starting  at 6 p.m. “We will be meeting at the Red […]

Ivery Moore drives to the basket against Selma.

Turnovers mar home opener for Lady Tigers

Demopolis struggled from the free throw line and proved reckless with the ball in its home opener Thursday, losing to Selma 50-43. “We had 19 turnovers that contributed a lot to what Selma was able to do,” Ronnie Abrams said. “We had a lead of four in the third and right after that, we turned […]

Datrion Fultz looks to the basket on a drive against Selma. Fultz had 12 points, eight rebounds and five steals Thursday.

Shooting woes befall Demopolis in season-opening loss

Poor shooting plagued Demopolis as it opened its season with a 68-43 loss to Selma Thursday night. “I think that just goes back to being four first game and I believe this is Selma’s first game,” Demopolis coach Rodney Jackson said after the game. The Tigers also struggled mightily in terms of free throw disparity […]

Demopolis council abruptly adjourns after five-minute meeting

Demopolis’ City Council conducted what may have been a record brief meeting Thursday evening, approving two special events and changing its Dec. 4 meeting date before abruptly adjourning after roughly five minutes. The council dispensed with what appeared to be a lengthy agenda, leaving the crowd of approximately 30 citizens and city employees with puzzled […]

AISA title game pits Longhorns against 57-game Edgewood win streak

It was Friday, Oct. 22, 2010 when Glenwood Academy beat Edgewood 13-12. At the time, it was just one loss in a non-region game on a random Friday night in October that left Elmore-based Wildcats standing at 8-2 on the season. The significance of that loss is still being defined some four years later as […]

Early morning earthquake rattles Greene County

Various news outlets are reporting a 3.8 magnitude earthquake rocked northwest Greene County Thursday morning. The quake occurred just before 4:30 a.m. Thursday and was originally estimated to be a 4.3 magnitude before that measurement was adjusted to 3.8. The center of the quake was approximately 11 miles northwest of Eutaw and 31 miles southwest […]

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Charles Tripp goes to the basket in traffic.

New faces fill Demopolis Tiger roster

The Demopolis High varsity basketball team opens its season Thursday night when it hosts rival Selma, who jumps to Class 6A this season. The meeting with Selma is the first of a long stretch of non-region contests against formidable foes. Included among that list are contests against Choctaw County, Greene County, Linden, Aliceville, Thomasville and […]

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Sumter Academy boys open season with 49-35 win

By Angel Jowers Special to The Watchman YORK — The Sumter Academy varsity boys basketball team opened the season with a 49-35 win over the Russell Christian Academy Warriors on Tuesday, Nov. 18. Both teams got off to a slow start, but Zach Maness’ five first quarter points gave Sumter a slim 8-6 advantage after […]

Junior wing Ivery Moore is part of a core group of returning players that will be expected to take a step forward for the 2014-2015 season.

Lady Tigers bring experienced roster into 2014-2015 season

The Demopolis Lady Tiger basketball team is set to begin its season in earnest Thursday night when it hosts an old rival in Class 6A Selma. The Lady Tigers opened their season nearly two weeks ago when they lost 51-39 to Class 7A Tuscaloosa County. Demopolis bounced back Saturday, Nov. 8 with a 56-29 win […]


COTR selects sixth grade elves

Since its inception 43 years ago, the Elf has been the symbol of Christmas on the River. Each year a group of students is selected to represent Christmas on the River as Elves. This year, we are excited to present to you our five COTR Elves. They are sixth grade students at Demopolis Middle School […]

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Marengo Academy’s Edmonds signs with UWA

LINDEN — Marengo Academy senior pitcher Andrea Edmonds will continue her softball career with the University of West Alabama after signing with the NCAA Division II program Tuesday. “I’m excited,” Edmonds said. “It’s a weird feeling today, but I’m really excited to start over there and be a Tiger. I’m always going to be a […]


Caldwell wins GSC Offensive Player of the Year

LIVINGSTON — West Alabama quarterback Kyle Caldwell has been named the Gulf South Conference Co-Offensive Player of the Year by the league’s coaches, making him the first back-to-back offensive player of the year since 2006. After winning the award outright in 2013, Caldwell, a senior from Dadeville, Ala., shared the 2014 honor with Florida Tech […]

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ESPN 104.9 Coaches Show naming award in honor of Anthony Robinson

The ESPN 104.9 Coaches Show is changing the name of its Player of the Year award to honor the late Anthony Robinson Jr. A Linden High School standout in football and basketball and a defensive back signee with the University of West Alabama, Robinson was a multi-time Player of the Week award winner and the […]


Cook earns ESPN 104.9 Player of the Week award

The ESPN 104.9 Coaches Show named its final Player of the Week of the 2014 season Tuesday night when it honored Marengo Academy junior Cason Cook at Batter Up Sports Grill during its weekly broadcast. The junior defensive end recorded seven tackles including two for loss Friday night in a 42-8 shellacking of Clarke Prep […]

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Reuben’s Bell to headline Christmas on the River gala

 The Demopolis Chamber of Commerce invites attendees to join  the ultimate finale of the 43rd Christmas on the River on Saturday night, Dec. 6 from 5:30 p.m. to midnight. Watch the Nautical Parade and rock n’roll the Demopolis Civic Center into the Christmas season with friends and Reuben’s Bell. Reuben’s Bell is a southern rock […]

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