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Demopolis recognized as ‘Tree City’

For the 34th year, the City of Demopolis has been recognized as a “Tree City” by the Alabama Forestry Commission and the Arbor Day Foundation. ... Read more

6 hours ago by Robert Blankenship.

Demopolis council asked to remove Confederate monuments, flags

A Demopolis resident and a field director for the New Order National Human Rights Organization is asking the city council to work toward removing all ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Robert Blankenship.

Guidelines presented for reopening schools

The Alabama Department of Education has announced statewide guidelines for the reopening of schools for the 2020-21 academic year. The ALDOE’s plan allows for local ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Robert Blankenship.

DHS Class of 2020 Completes Historic Year

After having not been together as a group since mid-March, the Demopolis High School Class of 2020 gathered one last time Friday, June 26, for ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Robert Blankenship.

LIFTING SPIRITS: SALT holds parade for senior citizens

Volunteers of SALT (Senior Adults Living Triumphantly) and community members had a surprise drive-by parade for participants of the program on Thursday, June 18. SALT ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Andrea Burroughs.

Students organize BLM protest, march

A student-led group named “Protest is Progress” organized a march Friday in Demopolis as part of the Black Lives Matter movement. Zoie Sewell, a graduate ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Robert Blankenship.

Demopolis applies for grant to fund paving projects

The Demopolis City Council will apply for a Community Development Block Grant with the goal of adding additional funding for street paving. The council has ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Robert Blankenship.

BBB Scam Alert: COVID contact work inspires copycat scams

Public health officials are rolling out COVID-19 contact tracing programs to help slow the spread of the disease by informing people who have had contact ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Marengo County: Two more deaths attributed to COVID-19

Marengo County’s confirmed cases of COVID-19 have increased to 243 and two people have died of the virus over the past week, bringing the total ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Robert Blankenship.

Building owner looks to reopen Marengo Academy

The new owner of the former Marengo Academy building in Linden spoke to the city council last week about potentially re-opening the school. Fred Hutchinson ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Andrea Burroughs.

Tax abatement approved for solar farm

A new solar farm project is in the works for Marengo County with plans to begin construction in 2021. On Tuesday, June 9 the Marengo ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Andrea Burroughs.

Rumble on the River deemed a success

The City of Demopolis recently hosted the Rumble on the River event on Saturday, June 13, and Sunday, June 14. The second annual Rumble on ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Andrea Burroughs.

Demopolis eyes additional paving through CDBG grant

The Demopolis City Council will apply for a Community Development Block Grant with the goal of adding additional funding for street paving. The council has ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Robert Blankenship.

MCAAPA Column: What is Juneteenth?

What is Juneteenth—and what does it celebrate? A day remembering the end of slavery in Texas has spread across the whole U.S., with a larger ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Pandemic Public Nights allows for digital stargazing on four continents

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – After more than 30 years of sponsoring public telescoping, The University of Alabama Observatory closed to the public because of the coronavirus. ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

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