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2017 Marengo Academy Homecoming Court

Sweet Water woodsheds Shields for Region 1 win

Sweet Water made quick work of Class 1A, Region 1 foe J.F. Shields Friday night, coasting to a 61-8 road victory. The Bulldogs scored 40 points in the first quarter to take a commanding lead. Jonah Smith hit Shamar Lewis for a 49-yard touchdown pass. Jaylon Williamson added the conversion run to make it 8-0. […]

Last-second INT seals Demopolis win over Calera

Sophomore corner C.J. Williams watched the ball bounce around in his hands momentarily before clamping down on it as he fell to the ground in the end zone. The catch was the biggest of his young career and represented the interception that effectively handed Demopolis a 21-17 win over Calera with 1.4 seconds left on […]

2017 DHS Homecoming Pep Rally (gallery)

Patrician airshow grounds Longhorns

Marengo Academy was unable to climb out of an early hole Thursday night, finding itself down 35-0 at halftime before succumbing to a 42-14 defeat at Class A, Region 2 rival Patrician. The Saints got the passing game going early as Anderson Newman went over the top to Blake Reid for a 35-yard touchdown pass. […]

Black Warrior among 19 Alabama electric co-ops working in wake of Irma

Black Warrior Electric Membership Corporation is among 19 Alabama rural electric cooperatives that sent crews to Florida last week to help fellow electric cooperatives in that state restore power in the wake of Hurricane Irma. In all, a total of 210 linemen from Alabama cooperatives were dispatched to assist in Florida, where the hurricane left […]

Mobile District campsites host thousands displaced by Hurricane Irma

MOBILE, Ala. – Tina White’s family was relieved to call Carters Lake campground home over the weekend while she and her family rode out Hurricane Irma after being forced out of their southern Georgia homes. White’s Carters Lake campsite was one of 535 sites at 10 project areas that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, […]

Marengo County Sports Hall of Fame turns 10 years old

In the summer of 2007 Tom Boggs, Tony Speegle and Johnny Brooker met to discuss how to recognize and publicize the tremendous sports history of Marengo County with emphasis on recognizing individuals, teams, and how to exhibit memorabilia concerning events, teams and individuals. The Marengo County Sports Hall of Fame was born from those first […]

UWA’s freshman class grows by 22 percent for fall 2017

LIVINGSTON, Ala.—The University of West Alabama has announced its fall 2017 enrollment, including triple-digit growth percentages in freshman interest and an increase in overall on-campus enrollment for the third consecutive year. UWA’s freshman enrollment is up 22 percent from last year, from 370 to 453. This is UWA’s highest freshman enrollment since 1995, the year […]

University Charter School Board names Wedgworth Head of School

LIVINGSTON, Ala.—The Board of Directors for Sumter County’s new University Charter School has just completed an interest inventory in an effort to prepare for the school’s August 2018 opening. The survey has been conducted by the newly-named head of school, Dr. J.J. Wedgworth. The interest inventory, conducted through a survey collected online and via hard […]

Homestead exemption for property owners at hand

Property owners over age 65 may qualify for an extra ad valorem tax discount on their homesteads, but they must register for it per Alabama law. To make it easier for residents to understand their required actions for claiming this exemption, Revenue Commissioner Sharon Barkley will be going to the Demopolis and Linden Senior Centers […]

Sweet Water rises in poll after Marengo win

ALABAMA SPORTS WRITERS ASSOCIATION HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL POLL Week 4 – Sept. 20, 2017 (First-place votes and current record in parentheses)  Class 7A 1. Central-Phenix City (22) (3-0) 334 2. Hoover (6) (3-1) 284 3. Thompson (1) (3-0) 243 4. Hewitt-Trussville (1) (3-0) 216 5. McGill-Toolen (3-0) 176 6. Spain Park (3-1) 129 7. Auburn (3-1) […]

Ali Ayers owns barrel competition at Pearl River Rodeo

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – West Alabama barrel racer Ali Ayers finished first in the first round, the short round and in the average at the season-opening Ozark Region rodeo hosted by Pearl River Community College at the James Lynn Cartlidge Multi-Purpose Building in Hattiesburg. The West Alabama women posted a sixth/seventh team finish and the men […]

Demopolis cross country competes at Clarkdale Invitational

The Demopolis High School cross country team traveled to the Clarkdale High School Invitational in Meridian, Miss. Saturday. Top finishers for the event were Gracie Boykin (7th overall) and Jensen Hammons (12th overall). All Demopolis High runners completed the race and many of them had personal records. The next meet is set for Saturday, Sept. […]

Freeman, Hall visit DHS for Technology Tuesday

Technology Tuesday brought two guest speakers from the Marengo County Courthouse to DHS Sept. 12.  Probate Judge, Laurie Hall & Circuit Clerk, Kenny Freeman took time to talk with Mrs. Gandy’s Career Prep class about digital rights and responsibilities.

First Baptist Church of Demopolis offering unique parenting class

First Baptist Church will be offering a six-week parenting study titled “Christ-Centered Parenting” beginning Sunday, Oct. 1st at 5 p.m. Parents will hear teaching on topics such as human dignity, identity, sexuality, relationships, and technology. The goal of this study is to help parents form a biblical, Christ-centered strategy in talking to their children about […]

LHS 2017-2018 Student Council officers and representatives elected

On Sept. 13, the Linden High School student body voted to elect the students who will represent them as officers and class representatives on the 2017-2018 LHS Student Council. LHS Principal Mr. Roderick O. Hamilton is pleased to announce that the newly elected LHS Student Council roster includes President Jordan Thomas, Vice President Dajia Miller, Secretary Briana […]

Linden High cheerleaders hold nursing home pep rally

A serious case of “football fever” is going around at the Marengo Nursing Home, and the residents and staff have been breaking out in cheers! It seems that no one is immune. One likely cause of this infectious seasonal outbreak of team spirit is that the Linden High School cheerleaders have visited twice since football […]

Thomaston holding town-wide yard sale

WES ceremony dedicates planter boxes, cuts ribbon for new Pre-K unit

“This is exactly what education is supposed to be.” Jeana Ross, secretary of the state’s Department of Early Childhood Education spoke enthusiastically about Westside Elementary School and its Pre-K program Friday. WES hosted a ribbon-cutting for its second Pre-K classroom made possible through funding by the Office of School Readiness. The event was held in […]

Heart of Marengo welcomes Los Reyes Mexican Grill

Heart of Marengo Chamber of Commerce celebrates grand opening of Los Reyes Mexican Grill in Linden.

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Letter to the Editor: Marengo Shrine grateful for Langley donation

On Saturday August 12, 2017 the Marengo County Shrine Association had the pleasure of presenting Mr. Rod Langley, of Langley’s Shell, with a plaque expressing our gratitude for his generous donation to the Abba Shrine Transportation Fund in Mobile. This fund provides transportation for Shrine kids and their families to their medical appointments at the […]

Tears and Laughter: Irma evacuees welcomed with Alabama heart and hospitality 

If you woke up in Alabama this morning and have a Florida or Georgia tag on your car, God bless you.   I will venture to guess we’ve probably spent a little more time vacationing in your states than y’all have in ours. And, I’m sure you’ve all heard how we are all rednecks and aren’t good at […]

Tears and Laughter: School is starting, time to think and be kind 

She says she likes where I live because it’s green and country and different. She says she thinks she wants to live in Florida one day when she is older. She likes palm trees and sunsets and she thinks she remembers being happy there once when she was younger. It was the last time she […]

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