Demopolis to vote on three-mill property tax Dec. 12

When the polls open Dec. 12 for the special election to fill the vacant U.S. Senate seat, voters in Demopolis will have another issue on the ballot to vote on. A three-mill property tax is up for renewal this year to benefit Demopolis schools. The last time the tax came up for renewal in the […]

Tigers open Womack era with win over Randolph School

The Demopolis varsity basketball team started off the new season with a win Tuesday evening. In the first game under coach Norvie Womack, the Tigers downed The Randolph School 58-37. Demopolis led throughout Tuesday, allowing the Raiders only single digit point outputs in each of the game’s first two quarters. The Tigers opened up a […]

Marengo upends Georgiana, sets third round rendezvous with Wadley

For the second time in as many weeks, Marengo shut down a powerful Class 1A offense and advanced in the state playoffs. Eight days after shutting out Highland Home, Marengo hit the road to beat Georgiana 18-0. Georgiana entered the game with 517 points on the season and a perfect 11-0 record. All of that […]

Sweet Water rolls over Brantley

Sweet Water had little trouble dispatching of Brantley Friday night on the way to a 41-13 victory in the second round of the AHSAA, Class 1A playoffs. Shamar Lewis wasted no time announcing the Bulldogs’ intentions as he returned the opening kickoff 89 yards for a touchdown. Jaylon Williamson scored the game’s first offensive touchdown […]

Demopolis drops Central-Clay to move to quarterfinals

Demopolis relied on its defense at virtually every turn Friday night to frustrate Central-Clay County and punch its ticket to the Class 5A quarterfinals. Demopolis downed the Volunteers 17-6 to set up a third round date with Vigor High next week. The Tigers found themselves with their backs proverbially against the wall early as the […]

DCS holds stakeholder luncheon

Demopolis City Schools honored its supporters Thursday at the second annual Stakeholder Luncheon held in the Demopolis High School library. The event, explained Supt. Kyle Kallhoff, is a way of thanking all the people who support the school system and bring them up to date on its progress. Each of the four Demopolis principals gave […]

Arlington woman killed in car accident

A three-vehicle crash today, Nov. 16, claimed the life of an Arlington woman. Sonya Bradford Huckabee, 52, was killed when the 2012 Honda CRV she was driving was struck by a 2000 Ford F-350 driven by Russell Wayne McCray, 28, of Millbrook. Huckabee, who was not using a seatbelt, was pronounced dead at the scene. […]

DCS Board looks to expand ‘Leader in Me’ to second campus

Pleased with the “Leader in Me” process now being implemented at Westside Elementary School, the Demopolis City Board of Education Monday approved funding to expand into U.S. Jones Elementary School beginning next fall. The BOE meeting was held a week early because of the Thanksgiving holidays. A part of the Franklin Covey series of “7 […]

Tears and Laughter: What Wilcox County can learn from the allegations against Roy Moore 

Well, I for one completely underestimated Roy Moore. I mean, I figured once he was elected Senator that he would keep Alabama in the headlines and popular with the late-night comedy circuit, but I never imagined it would begin so soon.  I’m still not sure what to make of Brother Roy with his cowboy hat […]

King crowned Miss UWA for 2018

LIVINGSTON, Ala.—Khadijah King of Westbury, New York, is the new Miss University of West Alabama and will represent the University in the 2018 Miss Alabama Pageant, a Miss America preliminary held in Birmingham in June. Miss UWA 2017 Summer Abston crowned King, joined by special guests University President Ken Tucker and SGA President Jonathan Knox. […]

Sweet Water handles Notasulga for first round win

It may be playoff time but it was certainly business as usual for Sweet Water Friday night as they ran over Notasulga 54-0 to advance to the AHSAA Class 1A second round. The Bulldogs rushed to a 34-0 lead by halftime and shifted into cruise control down the stretch to ice the win in the […]

Impenetrable Panthers ground Flying Squadron for playoff win

Marengo High School entered its first round Class 1A playoff matchup looking to do more than just win the game. The Panthers made an emphatic statement with a 50-0 shutout of Highland Home while completely dismantling a Flying Squadron offense that had accounted for 433 points through 10 games. Marengo piled up 412 yards while […]

Demopolis sacks Williamson to move to Class 5A second round

In a showcase of standout defenses, Demopolis made the necessary offensive adjustments to pull out a 21-0 playoff win over Williamson Thursday. The teams battled to a 0-0 stalemate by halftime that saw 59 total yards for Demopolis against 58 for Williamson. The Tigers turned the tables during their first drive of the second half […]

VFW flag ceremony at BWWMH Friday morning

UWA men’s soccer No. 2 seed in South Regional

INDIANAPOLIS – After winning the Gulf South Conference regular season and tournament championships, the West Alabama Tigers are not done hunting for accolades after being selected as the No. 2 seed in NCAA South Regional. UWA (15-2-1) will travel to face the No. 3 seeded Tampa Spartans in Tampa, Fla. on Sunday, Nov. 12 starting […]

UWA holds at No. 2 in Super Region Two

With one week to play in the regular season, the 2017 Gulf South Conference champion West Alabama football team remains at No. 2 in the NCAA Super Region Two rankings. The Tigers are 8-2 overall, 8-1 against Division II opponents and 8-1 against regional foes. Wingate (N.C.) remained in the top spot at 9-0 against […]

UWA’s Tutwiler Scholars Program now accepting applications for 2018

LIVINGSTON, Ala.—The University of West Alabama’s Tutwiler Scholars Program has opened its application process for the 2018 academic year. Applications for the program will be accepted now through February 1 from incoming freshmen entering the fall class of 2018. From the field of applicants five scholars will be chosen. Established in 2015, the Tutwiler Scholars […]

Rotarians hosting food drive, collecting at DHS playoff game

Not everyone in Demopolis is assured of a bountiful Thanksgiving. Stepping in to fill the food shortage gap for those in need is the Demopolis Rotary Club. Again this year the club is sponsoring a food drive to benefit the Demopolis Food Bank. First begun in 2013, Rotarians and their partners have raised at least […]

Partnership with BWWMH first of its kind for UAB

For more than a year the Tombigbee Healthcare Authority board worked long hours to form a partnership with the University of Alabama at Birmingham Health System. The hard work became official Oct. 1 when the two entities signed a Management and Affiliation Agreement. At the Wednesday meeting of the Demopolis Rotary Club, Bryan W. Whitfield […]

UWA soccer wins GSC title on penalty kicks

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – For the fourth year in a row, the West Alabama Tigers have captured the Gulf South Conference Men’s Soccer Championship crown. This time the win comes over the University of Alabama -Huntsville 1-1 (5-4) in penalty kicks on Sunday at the Emory Folmar YMCA Soccer Complex. UWA’s record moves to 15-2-1 overall […]

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