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Cleveland Eugene Jowers

Graveside services for Cleveland Eugene Jowers of Dekalb, MS, will be Thursday, March 4, 2021, at 1:00 at Memorial Garden Cemetery in Demopolis, AL. Visitation ... Read more

15 hours ago by Staff Reports.

Marengo County Covid-19 cases sitting at 2,364

Marengo County’s positive cases of COVID-19 currently sit at 2,364, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health. There have been 107 new cases over ... Read more

16 hours ago by Andrea Burroughs.

Former Marengo County educator indicted in federal charges concerning enrollment practices

Former Marengo County educator David Webb Tutt was among six educators indicted on charges related to fraudulent enrollment. On Tuesday, February 23, 2021, six individuals ... Read more

16 hours ago by Staff Reports.

Demopolis Area Chamber of Commerce holding contest for cover of new Visitor Guide

The Demopolis Area Chamber of Commerce is producing a new Visitor Guide for the community. The Chamber is holding a contest for elementary through high ... Read more

17 hours ago by Andrea Burroughs.

Demopolis band students make All-State, District Honor Band

Four Demopolis High School band students and one Demopolis Middle School student have qualified for the 2021 Alabama All-State Band and District Honor Band. Those ... Read more

17 hours ago by Andrea Burroughs.

Former Marengo County educator indicted in federal charges concerning enrollment practices

Former Marengo County educator David Webb Tutt was among six educators indicted on charges related to fraudulent enrollment. On Tuesday, February 23, 2021, six individuals ... Read more

17 hours ago by Staff Reports.

Bigbee Humane Society launches “The Tolson Project”

Bigbee Humane Society is pleased to announce the launching of “The Tolson Project”. Despite being found an emaciated, heart worm positive, partially blind stray Tolson ... Read more

7 days ago by Staff Reports.

Demopolis Board of Education honors Butch Russell, discusses upcoming school renovation projects

The most recent Demopolis Board of Education meeting opened with the board passing a resolution to memorialize H.D. “Butch” Russell, who died on February 12. ... Read more

7 days ago by Andrea Burroughs.

William Henry Duke, Jr

William Henry Duke, Jr. age 78 of Demopolis, AL died February 16, 2021 at his home. He was born November 18, 1942 in Selma, AL ... Read more

7 days ago by Staff Reports.

Demopolis community fondly remembers former high school principal

The Demopolis community is remembering long-time educator H.D. Butch Russell who is remembered as a kind, compassionate, and gifted man who loved children and always ... Read more

7 days ago by Andrea Burroughs.

Demopolis Lady Tigers softball team gets wins over T.R. Miller and Excel

DHS 3, TRM 2 Demopolis High School’s softball team took the lead late and defeated T.R. Miller 3-2 on Friday. The game was tied at ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

Each month USJ honors their Leaders of the Month, students chosen from each classroom. These students exemplify leadership qualities both inside and outside the classroom.           ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

Marengo County woman reaches 102 years old

Long-time Gallion resident Bertha Barley turned 102 years old on Thursday, February 18. Known affectionately as “Mutdear,” Barley was born on February 18, 1919, in ... Read more

1 week ago by Andrea Burroughs.

Demopolis City Council approves rezoning of historic homes

The most recent Demopolis City Council meeting on February 18 focused on public hearings regarding rezoning property located at 400 and 407 East Washington Street. ... Read more

1 week ago by Andrea Burroughs.

Marengo County Sports Hall of Fame inducts four new members as the Class of 2021

(Note: The 2003 DHS championship softball team was mistakenly left out of the article on the 2021 Marengo County Sports Hall of Fame banquet. We ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Andrea Burroughs.

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