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Demopolis Middle Hoops 4 Heart raises $7,000 for AHA

Demopolis Middle School basketball coach and physical education teacher Jesse Bell readies to start a 5-on-5 game during Friday's Hoops 4 Heart event to benefit the American Heart Association. The school has raised more than $51,000 in the last six years for the AHA.

Demopolis Middle School basketball coach and physical education teacher Jesse Bell readies to start a 5-on-5 game during Friday’s Hoops 4 Heart event to benefit the American Heart Association. The school has raised more than $51,000 in the last six years for the AHA.

Demopolis Middle School turned in another strong performance in its annual Hoops 4 Heart fundraiser Friday, garnering $7,628 for the American Heart Association. That number comes in spite of the fact that the school had 113 students participating in the Junior Beta competition in Birmingham and, thus, unable to attend the event.

“I’m thrilled. I really am. The kids always do a fantastic job of getting out and doing something great for the community and for the American Heart Association. You had some kids out on the Beta trip. I think they did a great job,” Demopolis Middle School coach and physical education teacher Jesse Bell, who organizes the event, said. “All the people in this community support our kids and what this event is all about.”

The event, which saw more than 200 students participate this year, has taken place since 1996 and allows students to gather donations for the American Heart Association. Participating students are able to spend the final school day before Spring Break in the gymnasium participating in a variety of basketball events including 5-on-5, 3-on-3 and 3-point shootout tournaments.

In the last six years of the event, Demopolis Middle School students have collected $52,610.79 for the American Heart Association.

“It means so much to me,” Bell said of the event that has become a spring-time staple for Demopolis Middle School. “High blood pressure and heart disease it hereditary. It runs in my family. I love doing this.”

Bigbee Humane to sell lunch during COTR Saturday

Brunswick stew, chili and barbeque are on the menu Saturday during Christmas on the River, thanks to the Bigbee Humane Society.
The meals, including drinks and chips or crackers, are $5 each and will be sold from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 104 N. Walnut St., the former location of the Bigbee Thrift Store.
Woody Collins, David Freeman and John Russell are preparing the Brunswick stew again this year.  All proceeds go toward the upkeep of the humane society’s shelter.

Demopolis QB Club Color Me Blue 5K run (gallery)

Student Council 5K raises $2,500 for Log A Load

5K2014The Demopolis High School Student Council raised approximately $2,500 for Log A Load for Kids with its annual 5K run Saturday.

The event was sponsored by Boone’s Pharmacy, Drs. Greene and Whittaker Family Dentistry, Genesis Rehabilitation Inc., Jennings Service Co. Inc., Gaddy Electric & Plumbing LLC, West Alabama Watchman, Demopolis Lodge #49, Stonebridge Appraisal Co. LLC, NES Rentals, Lower Dixie Timber Co. Inc., Blue Ox Forestry Inc., Southern Timber Products, Farley’s Forest Products, Inc., Mid Star Timber Harvesting, Inc., Malone Wood Products, Inc., Sumter Timber Co. LLC and Georgia Pacific.

The Student Council is still selling T-shirts from the 5K for $10 each with all proceeds going to Log A Load for Kids.

The results of the 5K race are as follows:

Under 15

1st place male – Banks Compton


3rd place – Allison Polk

2nd place – Audrey Boykin

1st place – Gracie Boykin



3rd place – Jacob Kerby

2nd place – Logan Fendley

1st place – Wesley Holemon


2nd place – Hunter Hewitt

1st place – Mary Michael Bradley



2nd place – Jeremy Smith

1st place – Clarke Kerby


2nd place – Dawn Hewitt

1st place – Courtney Taylor



2nd place – Phillip Meyers

1st place – Russell Pipkins



3rd place – Stephanie Polk

2nd place – Dee Roark

1st place – Lisa Compton



1st place – Debbie Butler

Masters 1st:

Female – Lisa Compton



3rd place – Logan Fendley

2nd place – Wesley Holemon

1st place – Banks Compton


3rd place – Audrey Boykin

2nd place – Lisa Compton

1st place – Gracie Boykin

Hospital auxiliary holding $5 jewelry sale

$5 jewelry sale

Demopolis QB holding Color Me Blue 5K Run

The Demopolis High School Quarterback Club is trying its hand at a unique fundraiser this spring. The QB club will host a Color Me Blue 5K Run May 17 at the Demopolis Sports-Plex.

“Our quarterback club came up with this idea. Some of our parents have run in one in Tuscaloosa,” Demopolis football coach and athletic director Tom Causey said of the event. “We call it the Color Me Blue 5K. You go through each station and the shirt that you have on, they put a powdered dye on there at each station and it ends up being a tie-dyed shirt at the end of the race.”

Race registration is already open. Those who register by April 21 will receive a Color Me Blue 5K T-shirt.

“We do encourage people to register ahead of time so we’ll have an accurate count of T-shirts and they’ll have their Color Me Blue 5K shirt for the event itself,” Causey said.

Registration fee is $25 per person for those who register by April 21. Children seven and under are free if participating with a registered adult. Registration after April 21 increases to $35 per person. Registration forms are available at Demopolis High School, Demopolis Middle School and the Robertson Bank Westside Branch.

“It’s all about having fun, going out and competing and just doing something a little bit healthy and being able to help out the quarterback club as we do it,” Causey said. “April and May is a good time of year to go do it, a beautiful time of the year. It is something new and something different. I think it is going to be a big success and hope everybody will jump in on it.”

Britches and Bows sale

Britches and Bows

DHS FFA holding fruit, meat sale

The Demopolis High School chapter of Future Farmers of America is currently holding a meat and fruit sale to help raise funds for future trips and conventions.

The fruits are being handled by the Florida Farm Bureau in Gainesville, Fla. While the meats are from Southern Heritage in Madison, Miss.

The sales opened Monday. The meat sale is set to end Oct. 25 while the fruit ends Nov. 1.

“You can see any FFA member or come by the Ag department or contact any Ag student and be able to order,” Demopolis High FFA sponsor and Agriscience teacher Trent Wells said. “We’re trying to get money where we can go on other trips and things like that.”

The fruit from the sale is set to be delivered during the first week of December while the meat is scheduled to arrive the week before Thanksgiving.

Those wishing to order directly from Wells are encouraged to contact him via email at or phone at 205-471-1303 or by calling the front office.

Bigbee Humane holding Spaghetti Supper

Tickets for the Bigbee Humane Society Spaghetti Supper are still available. The supper will be held Monday, Oct. 7 from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Plates can be picked up at First Baptist Church. Tickets are $8 and plates include a salad, spaghetti, a roll and a brownie.

Those seeking more information are encouraged to call 334-216-1029 or contact Virginia at Colony Office Products in order to purchase tickets.