Archives for May 2016

Demopolis Arrest Reports: May 31, 2016

May 20 – Vicki A. Horne, 40, Theft of Property III, Family Dollar

May 20 – Roman J. Buroker, 24, Possession of Marijuana, Penn’s

May 20 – Sean E. Scott, 44, DUI, Jefferson Rd

May 21 – Jamie L. Easley, 34, Public Intoxication, Failure to Obey a Police Officer, Greenwood Inn

May 21 – Walton E. Prescott, 31, Methamphetamine – Possession, Marengo Dr

May 21 – Markus Furrow, 44, Drug Paraphernalia – 2nd Offense, Criminal Trespass III, Possession of a Controlled Substance, E Pettus

May 21 – Van Brown, 59, Failure to Obey a Police Officer, Buddy Griffith Drive Apt 205

May 21 – John W. Nixon, 53, Disorderly Conduct/Disturbing Peace, Buddy Griffith Drive Apt 205

May 22 – Caliethia M. Phillips, 24, Failure to Appear, Hwy 80 East

May 23 – Patrick D. Armstead, 26, Contempt of Court, Third and Jackson

May 24 – Travis S. Long, 36, Criminal Trespass III, N Strawberry

May 24 – Frankie B. Mackins, 44, Domestic Violence III/Assault III, Blacks Drive

May 24 – Trimesha Hudson, 20, Disorderly Conduct/Disturbing Peace, Resisting Arrest, Riverside Apt

May 24 – Willie J. Glover, 21, Domestic Violence III, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, ABC Package Store

May 25 – Catrina L. Perkins, 37, Burglary – Non-residence – Force, DPD

May 25 – Monnikesha Edwards, 25, Disorderly Conduct, Hilltop Circle

May 26 – Shasman Wallace, 21, Theft of Property III, Domestic Violence III, DPD

May 26 – Christina M. Spring, 43, Negotiating Worthless Instrument, DPD

May 26 – Gregory C. Harbin, 28, Failure to Appear, First Ave

May 27 – Timothy L. McCarson, 30, Contempt of Court, Hwy 43 South

May 27 – Anthony D. James, 24, Using False Identity to Avoid Arrest/Hinder Prosecution, East Prout St

May 28 – Decarlos M. McGrew, 28, Failure to Appear/Bail Jumping Misdemeanor, Highway 43 North

May 28 – Terrance J. Beasley, 22, Public Intoxication, Hwy 80 East

May 28 – Rodolfo Zapata, 29, Public Intoxication, West Jackson St

May 28 – Kervin L. Bryant, 41, Contempt of Court, Arcola Road

May 29 – Chylonn P. Spencer, 30, DUI, Parr’s

May 29 – Candace R. Criswell, 43, DUI (Controlled Substance), Main Street

May 29 – Gus Crispin, 49, Probation Violation, Roman Alley

May 31 – Larry S. Perkins, 35, Harassment, DPD

Photo of the Day


Locals took advantage of the Memorial Day weekend to spend some time on the water. This photo was taken over the French Creek area of the Black Warrior River. (Photo by Andrew Gwin)

River City Performers Car Wash

DHS Auxiliary Car Wash

The River City Performers will have a car wash on Saturday, May 28, 2016 at Parr’s Corner Store in Linden, AL. Bring your favorite vehicle(s) between 9AM and 12PM to get that showroom shine restored. All proceeds will go toward fees for the Troy Auxiliary Camp which will be held at the end of June.

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And . . . they’re off . . . to the next stage in life.

Congratulations to the DHS Senior Class of 2016!

West Alabama Charity Clays benefits Demopolis Fire and Police Departments

5-26-2016 - Demopolis, Ala. - West Alabama Charity Clays presented the Demopolis Police and Fire Departments with a check for Demopolis Police and Fire Departments' Childrens Christmas Fund. Pictured are (kneeling) Ronnie Willingham of Willingham's Sports and (standing) Demopolis Police Chief Tommie Reese, John Scales of Collins Communications, DPD Lieutenant Tim Sornonen, DFD Batallion Chief Michael Pope and Demopolis Fire Chief Vernon Waters.

5-26-2016 – Demopolis, Ala. – West Alabama Charity Clays presented the Demopolis Police and Fire Departments with a check for Demopolis Police and Fire Departments’ Childrens Christmas Fund. Pictured are (kneeling) Ronnie Willingham of Willingham’s Sports and (standing) Demopolis Police Chief Tommie Reese, John Scales of Collins Communications, DPD Lieutenant Tim Sornonen, DFD Batallion Chief Michael Pope and Demopolis Fire Chief Vernon Waters.

West Alabama Charity Clays held a skeet shoot on Thursday, May 19th, 2016 at Soggy Bottom Lodge. The organization was started to help local charities.

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Ronnie Willingham goes over the rules and safety guidelines before the shoot.

With the help of participants and sponsors, a check in the amount of $5,300.00 was donated to the Demopolis Police and Fire Departments’ Childrens Christmas Fund. The monies will be used to buy gifts this coming Christmas for children in our area who may not receive anything, if not for the gifts that both the Demopolis Police Department and Demopolis Fire Department will be distributing.

The shoot was the second year in a row that West Alabama Charity Clays has hosted an event that would benefit local causes only. Last year’s recipient was The Friends of Tommy Vice.

2016 Sponsors List 1The field of shooters was limited to the first 30 who paid their entry fee. Each shooter shot 25 rounds, five clays from five stations, in the first round. The second round of competition was shot after sunset, when the lights were turned on. After the second round of 25 targets, coming from different stations than the first round, the results were in.

Taking first place in the Individual category was Randy Freeman and second place went to Soggy Bottom’s own Jake Freeman.

Taking first place in the team competition were Skip Fields and Jamie Guy. Second place went to John Scales and Mike Baker.

Taking top honors in the women’s division was Sidney Collins of Soggy Bottom Lodge.

With the help of Chief Tommie Reese of DPD and Chief Vernon Waters of DFD, representatives Tim Soronen and Michael Pope hit the streets and the community responded.

2016 Sponsors list 2Sponsors for the event either donated monetarily or gave in-kind services. A fried chicken buffet line was provided with all the trimmings and Ronnie Willingham of Willingham’s Sports didn’t disappoint with exotic elk and antelope skewers off the grill complimented by good ole Conecuh Sausage. Tina Pope donated a nice Welcome Banner for the event.

West Alabama Charity Clays would like to thank all participants and volunteers who make this type of event possible. Special thanks go out to Mr. J.R. Rivas and all of his staff at Soggy Bottom Lodge and Personal Touch for the use of the facilities.

John Scales
West Alabama Charity Clays

Photo of the Day

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Dan Wilson and the staff at Colony Office Products have set up a Missing Man Table in honor of the upcoming Memorial Day holiday. “We are truly grateful for the sacrifices of the men and women of our military and their families to protect the freedoms of our great country,” said Wilson. (Contributed Photo)

DPD to hold CPA graduation June 5

The Demopolis Police Department announces the graduation exercise of the Citizens Police Academy Class 2016-1. The graduation will be held on June 5 at 3 p.m. at the Demopolis Police & Municipal Complex located at 301 East Washington Street in Demopolis.

This will be the 12th class of citizens who have completed the 9-week program since its beginning in 2010. The Citizens Police Academy Program is geared towards making citizens more aware of what goes on behind the badge.

The graduation is open to the public.

Meet and greet scheduled for new Westside Elementary principal

DEMOPOLIS—The Demopolis City School System and Demopolis Parent Teacher Association will host a meet and greet reception for parents and community members to meet Mrs. Roshanda Jackson, the new Westside Elementary School principal.

This event will take place on Wednesday, June 1 st from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the board room located at 609 south Cedar Street in Demopolis. All Westside Elementary parents and families are encouraged to stop by and meet Jackson.

UWA Board of Trustees to meet June 6

LIVINGSTON—The University of West Alabama Board of Trustees will hold its quarterly meeting Monday, June 6, at 1 p.m. in the Bell Conference Center on the Livingston campus.

In addition, five committees will meet Monday, June 6, prior to the board meeting:

Nominating Committee
8:00 a.m.

Athletic Committee
Bell Conference Room
9:00 a.m.

Institutional Advancement Committee
Bell Conference Room
9:45 a.m.

University Facilities Committee
Bell Conference Room
10:30 a.m.

Finance Committee
Bell Conference Room
11:15 a.m.

Three Demopolis Rotarians gain Paul Harris distinction


The Demopolis Rotary Club is pleased to welcome the following individuals into the Paul Harris Fellowship. Paula Parr, Jason Windham, and Susanna Naisbett