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Photo of the Day: Oct. 1, 2014

Sweet Water High School held its Homecoming festivities last Friday night. The SWHS Homecoming court consisted of Lydia Lewis, Caroline Leigh-ann Gibbs, Grace Lewis, Raveen Gamble, Logan Dunn (Queen), Keelee Cobb, Jasmine Rodgers, Taylor Huggins and Miketta Lewis.

Shelton State accepting applications for Truck Driver Training in Demopolis

Shelton State Community College is accepting applications now for its first Truck Driver Training Program. The eight-week course begins Oct. 15 and meets Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Fridays from 7 a.m. to noon at the former New Era building on Walnut Avenue. The course prepares students for entry-level positions […]

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Demopolis High rewards AP students

Students who passed Advanced Placement Exams in math, science and English last spring received $100 gift cards in a presentation Friday morning at Demopolis High School. The rewards are part of the A+ College Ready grant program encouraging more students to enroll in AP classes to better prepare them for college and career. Not only […]

Extension office holding leadership development workshops

The Auburn University Economic and Community Development Institute (AUECDI) in partnership with Tuskegee University and the Marengo County Extension Office will be offering a Lunch and Learn workshop on Leadership Development and Team Building on Oct. 15 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Marengo County Extension Office (2400 E. Coats Ave. Linden, AL […]

Westside Elementary announces Grandparents Week activities

In conjunction with Grandparents Week, Westside Elementary School is inviting grandparents of Westside students to have breakfast and shop in the Book Fair. Kindergarten grandparents are invited to come Tuesday, first grade on Wednesday and second grade on Thursday. The Book Fair will be in the library and will be open for shopping after 7:30 […]

DPD warning of phone “Microsoft” scam

The Demopolis Police Department is warning citizens about a scam that has found success across the country. According to DPD Chief Tommie Reese, the scam involves individuals making phone calls and claiming to be from Microsoft. “They will tell you that your computer is sending information to a Microsoft server indicating that something is wrong […]

Demopolis debuts in ASWA poll

Demopolis makes its debut in the 2014 ASWA polls this week following a 28-21 win over last week’s Class 5A, No. 3 Jackson. The Tigers sit at 4-1 on the season as they enter thfe weekly Alabama Sports Writers Association rankings at No. 10, one spot behind the same Jackson squad they beat a week […]

Demopolis looking to improve against Sumter

Tom Causey’s Tigers have all the momentum they could ever want as they return to Class 5A, Region 4 action against Sumter Central this Friday night. Demopolis has won four straight after an inexplicably flat season-opening performance against rival Thomasville. The latest victory for the Demopolis came last week when the Tigers downed Jackson 28-21 […]

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Ezell earns ESPN 104.9 Player of the Week honors

In his first start at quarterback for Demopolis High School, Jamarcus Ezell ran through, around and over the Jackson Aggies to lead his team to a 28-21 road victory last week. Ezell finished the night with 23 carries for 217 yards and two touchdowns. For his efforts, Ezell received ESPN 104.9 Player of the Week […]

Demopolis Area Business Council makes impact in first year

Since its first meeting in July, 2013, the Demopolis Area Business Council’s presence has been felt throughout Demopolis and West Alabama. What began as a simple idea has already grown into force for progress in the Demopolis area. The key factor has been the overwhelming response of business owners and leaders who shared a common […]

Lady Tigers go unbeaten in Selma tournament win

The Demopolis High School volleyball team swept its way to the championship of the Selma High School Invitational Tournament Saturday. DHS (14-4) opened the day with a 2-0 win over Class 6A Stanhope Elmore that saw the Lady Tigers take the first game 25-14 and the second game 25-22. “We didn’t rise and fall,” Demopolis […]

VFW Post 5377 to hold October meeting

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. “This announcement is to notify you of the next scheduled meeting, on Oct. 14th at 6 p.m. in the Conference Room at Bryan Whitfield Memorial Hospital,” said Spence. […]

West Alabama Cruises to 60-7 win over Concordia

LIVINGSTON — West Alabama scored eight rushing touchdowns, getting points on each of its first seven possessions, on the way to a 60-7 college football victory over Concordia College Saturday at Tiger Stadium. The Tigers improved to 3-1 heading into Gulf South Conference play next week at West Georgia (4-0). The Hornets are 1-3 and […]

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DHS cross country places third in Montgomery meet

Demopolis High School’s cross country team, in its first year of competition, placed third overall at the Montgomery Academy meet Saturday. DHS coach Deborah Boykin called it an “awesome” day for the team. Among those who placed for DHS were Gracie Boykin, 4th, Audrey Boykin, 9th, and Jacob Boland, 13th in the JV race. The […]

Thompson says improvement needed despite SWHS win

SWEET WATER – Although Sweet Water High School treated fans to a 49-24 Homecoming victory over the R.C. Hatch Bobcats Friday night, head coach Pat Thompson says there’s plenty of room for improvement as the Bulldogs enter the second half of the season. “This win was ugly,” Thompson said. “We weren’t real focused. I think […]

Charles Blackmon, Jr. breaks through a hole in the St. Paul's defense.

St. Paul’s throttles Linden in 32-0 win

LINDEN — Linden (1-3) started drives but could not finish them Friday night as it fell 32-0 to St. Paul’s, the No. 1 team in Class 5A. “We didn’t perform like we needed to perform tonight to get the win. We just weren’t consistent,” Linden coach Andro Williams said. “We’ve got to try to stay […]

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DCSF elects new president

After 20 years of serving on the Board of Directors, seven of those as Board President, John Northcutt opened his final board meeting Tuesday to oversee the election of a new Foundation Board President.  Sarah Chandler Hallmark was elected as only the third President of the Foundation in 22 years. Hallmark remarked as she took […]

Demopolis Arrest Reports: Sept. 26, 2014

Sept. 22 – Justin M. Edgin, 19, for Disorderly Conduct/Disturbing the Peace – Lane’s Tire Sept. 22 – Robert M. Murdock, 43, for DUI and Burglary III – Botanical Garden Sept. 23 – Chad M. Smith, 18, for Theft of Property III – Walmart Sept. 23 – Dakota Mouser, 20, for Theft of Property III […]

Jamarcus Ezell crosses the goal line against the Jackson Aggies.

Demopolis upends Jackson on road

JACKSON — Logan McVay made the hit, Devontae May knocked the ball free, Marcus Wright recovered the fumble and Demopolis held on for a 28-21 victory over Jackson Thursday night. “I ran to the ball. Russ Logan made the stop and (Jackson quarterback Demarcus Williams) tried to dive,” May said of the game’s pivotal play, […]

UPDATED: A.L. Johnson overcomes early deficit to top Marengo 38-22

DIXONS MILLS – Marengo High School jumped out to an early 8-0 lead before A.L. Johnson’s sixth-ranked Eagles stormed back with 32 unanswered points in an intra-county battle Friday night that saw ALJ eventually claim a 38-22 win. “I thought we played well,” said A.L. Johnson head coach Johnny Ford. “This was a big win. […]

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Marengo Academy steamrolls Patrician, 41-13

LINDEN – Marengo Academy’s pattern of success – oft-repeated over the past two seasons – worked again Thursday night as the Longhorns took care of business early and breezed to a 41-13 win over Patrician Academy’s Saints. “I thought we played pretty well in the first half, although I thought we were a little sluggish,” […]

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