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Jennifer Belcher, left, and Carolyn Cowling were welcomed as new members of the Demopolis Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.  On May 18, members of the DAR met at Trustmark National Bank for their annual Pie Party. After the rituals, Pledge of Allegiance, and Star-Spangled Banner, the chaplain, Lynn Brasfield, gave the new […]

Task Force makes largest marijuana product seizure to date

  The 17th Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force made four arrests and seized 187 pounds of marijuana product Sunday morning. The seizure took place near Knoxville in Greene County at approximately 3 a.m. during a traffic stop. “It’s the biggest marijuana product seizure we’ve made so far,” Clint Sumlin, who has been Commander of the 17th […]

Butler woman killed in Marengo County crash

A two-vehicle crash at 9:55 a.m. today, June 27, claimed the life of a Butler woman and injured two others. Elaine Chapman, 66, was killed when the 2014 Chevrolet Malibu she was driving collided with a 2005 International driven by Eric Leonard Hayes, 44, of Magnolia. Chapman was pronounced dead at the scene. Hayes and […]

Demopolis BOE calls special meeting

The Demopolis Board of Education will hold a called board meeting on Thursday, June 30 at 4 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Central Office, located at 609 South Cedar Ave. in Demopolis.

Demopolis’ Deas appointed District Court judge

When Vince Deas got the call from Gov. Robert Bentley’s office that he had been appointed District Court judge for Marengo County, he didn’t have much time to prepare. Deas was sitting at Field 16 of the Sportsplex watching his sons play ball when the call came through on Wednesday, June 8. He cleared his […]

Comfort Care Hospice seeking volunteers

ALEA offers safety tips for Fourth of July celebrations

MONTGOMERY – Across Alabama, families and friends will gather to celebrate Independence Day with parades, parties and fireworks. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) reminds Alabamians safety is important when traveling Alabama roadways or waterways, and when celebrations involve fireworks. “Safety is always a priority, particularly as Independence Day weekend festivities may involve alcohol and […]

Summer Mating Season Has Black Bear on the Move

  School is out, the temperature is rising and the beaches are calling – a typical summer in Alabama. Add to that summertime list an increase in black bear sightings outside the animal’s primary ranges in the state. Most recently, numerous sightings of a black bear were reported in both Oxford, Ala., and Tallapoosa County, […]

HealthCare on Wheels June 27-July 1, 2016

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Dixons Mills pastor indicted on sexual abuse, rape charges

A Marengo County grand jury has indicted Gregory Lucy, 59, on five counts of first degree sexual abuse and attempted rape. Lucy was arrested following the indictment. Lucy is the pastor of the El Shaddai AOH Church of God in Dixons Mills, Ala. According to authorities, the charges in the case involve underage church members. […]

BOE makes personnel changes in June meeting

Resignations from three school system employees, including the robotics team founder and sponsor Ashley Brock, were accepted by the Demopolis City Board of Education at its meeting June 13. Brock, science teacher at Demopolis Middle School, and Jeremy Silcox, DMS history teacher, resigned effective May 27. The last day for Christopher Glover, the technology coordinator, […]

UWA Board of Trustees elects new officers, evaluates President

LIVINGSTON, Ala.—The University of West Alabama Board of Trustees in its regular quarterly meeting on June 6 elected a new slate of officers to serve the next three-year term. The board has also reported on the recent evaluation of University President Ken Tucker. Jerry F. Smith of Auburn will serve as president pro tempore for […]

HealthCare on Wheels June 20-June 24

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DPD identifies First Christian Church minister as murder victim

UPDATE, 5:03 p.m. The Demopolis Police Department responded to a reported shooting at a residence on Herbert Street in Demopolis around 12:32 a.m. on June 17. Upon arrival, officers found Joseph Shane Goodwin, 40, suffering from a gunshot wound. Goodwin was pronounced dead at the scene. A juvenile was later taken into custody in Lauderdale […]

Ogden Announces Candidacy for Demopolis Mayor

Dr. Arthur G. Ogden today announced his candidacy to run for Mayor of Demopolis. “The rich heritage and diversity that Demopolis has as part of its very make up confirms the obvious fact that it is ‘The City of the People’,” said Ogden. “As such it is vital that its Mayor embrace and advance that […]

Demopolis catcher Latham earns ASWA Super All-State honors

Demopolis catcher Abbey Latham collected another accolade Sunday after being named to the Alabama Sports Writers Association Super All-State Team. An Ole Miss commit, Latham hit a robust .571 during a junior season in a campaign that included 12 home runs and 57 RBIs in only 39 games. She notched 20 doubles and three triples […]

HealthCare on Wheels – June 13-17, 2016

Five Marengo County players earn all-state baseball honors

Five players from around Marengo County received recognition as part of the Alabama Sports Writers Association All-State Baseball teams Sunday. After leading his team to its first quarterfinal playoff berth in 11 years, Demopolis High senior Luke Yelverton earned Second Team distinction at third base in Class 5A. Yelverton hit .364 on the season with […]

Latham wins Class 5A Hitter of Year; 8 county players make all-state

Demopolis catcher Abbey Latham earned Class 5A Hitter of the Year as well as First Team All-State honors following a junior campaign that saw her hit .571 with 12 homers and 57 RBIs while scoring 50 runs in only 39 games. Latham also tallied 20 doubles, three triples and 20 walks while amassing a .638 on-base […]

Girls Fastpitch USSSA Tournament Starts June 16th

Demopolis, We are getting excited about our upcoming girls fastpitch USSSA softball tournament Thursday June 16 through Saturday June 18. We will have teams from Vance to Jackson and all towns in between coming to play in a three day tournament at our Demopolis SportsPlex. We will have over 30 teams playing in the tournament […]

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RAINER: Black bears on the move

Don’t be surprised if a sighting that occurred recently in Oxford, Ala., becomes more commonplace. A young, male black bear strolled through several neighborhoods in the Oxford area and created somewhat of a stir. Thomas Harms, the Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) Division’s Large Carnivore Coordinator, said the state’s black bear population is expanding […]

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