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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, ... Read more | Add your comment

Marengo County participating in Severe Weather Sales Tax Holiday this weekend

MONTGOMERY – From Friday, Feb. 26, to Sunday, Feb. 28, Alabama will observe the state’s 10th annual Severe ... Read more | Add your comment

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. ... Read more | Add your comment

H.D. “Butch” Russell

On Friday February 12, 2021, H.D. “Butch” Russell, loving husband, father and grandfather passed away at the age ... Read more | Add your comment

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HONORING CHAMPIONS

2003 DHS softball team honored at HOF banquet   The 2003 Demopolis High School girls’ softball team was honored last week for the legacy it ... Read more | Add your comment

by Kendra Majors.

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DPD investigating theft of six vehicles from local car dealership

Demopolis Police are investigating an incident where six vehicles were stolen from a local car dealership – Windham Motor Co., recently. The DPD said in ... Read more | Add your comment

by Kendra Majors.

Blackbelt Gazette

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

by Staff Reports, Thursday, February 25, 2021 2:23 pm

Blackbelt Gazette

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

by Andrea Burroughs, Thursday, February 25, 2021 2:15 pm

Blackbelt Gazette

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

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 1:23 pm

Blackbelt Gazette

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

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 1:07 pm

Birthdays

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

by Andrea Burroughs, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 12:49 pm

Blackbelt Gazette

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

by Andrea Burroughs, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 12:41 pm

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Demopolis Chamber of Commerce welcomes student art for Visitor Guide

The Demopolis Area Chamber of Commerce is producing a new Visitor Guide for the Community. We would like to hold a contest for elementary through ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, February 22, 2021 1:55 pm

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Demopolis Chamber of Commerce welcomes student art for Visitor Guide

The Demopolis Area Chamber of Commerce is producing a new Visitor Guide for the Community. We would like to hold a contest for elementary through ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, February 22, 2021 1:47 pm

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Marengo County Kindergarten and First Grade Pre-Registration Clinic set for March 5

The Marengo County School System will conduct the Kindergarten and First Grade Pre Registration Clinic on Friday, March 5, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. until 11:30 ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, February 22, 2021 1:38 pm

Sports

DHS falls to W.S. Neal in low scoring game

Both teams were strong in the circle on Friday, but W.S. Neal was just a little bit stronger at the plate in a victory over ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, February 19, 2021 6:01 pm

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Job fair rescheduled for Feb. 25

After the original event was postponed due to inclement weather, Pinnacle Renewable Energy in partnership with the West Alabama Works will now host their Drive Thru Job Fair on ... Read more

by Kendra Majors, Thursday, February 18, 2021 4:46 pm

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UWA remaining closed for winter weather Feb. 16 

Due to the forecast threat of winter weather conditions, the University of West Alabama will be closed on Tuesday, Feb. 16. All offices will be ... Read more

by Kendra Majors, Monday, February 15, 2021 11:53 am

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Marengo County EMA encouraging residents to stay off roads

Marengo County EMA is encouraging residents to stay off the local roadways unless absolutely necessary. Marengo County is classified as an elevated impact area through ... Read more

by Kendra Majors, Monday, February 15, 2021 9:50 am

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ALEA urges motorists to drive with extreme caution amid winter weather

Weather forecasts are calling for a mix of wintry precipitation during the next 24 hours, with a mix of ice and snow across the state ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Sunday, February 14, 2021 6:22 pm

BREAKING NEWS

Governor issues state of emergency ahead of winter weather

Gov. Kay Ivey has declared a state of emergency ahead of winter weather expected to hit Marengo County starting tonight and into tomorrow.  Marengo County ... Read more

by Kendra Majors, Sunday, February 14, 2021 6:18 pm

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SHELTON STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE TO CLOSE ON MONDAY

Due to the threat of winter weather expected for the West Alabama area, Shelton State Community College will be closed on Monday, February 15, 2021.  ... Read more

by Kendra Majors, Sunday, February 14, 2021 5:53 pm

Blackbelt Gazette

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

by Andrea Burroughs, Wednesday, February 10, 2021 3:15 pm

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USJ 5th graders win 4H Birdhouse contest

                                                  ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, February 5, 2021 3:44 pm

Galleries

USJ celebrates Blue Day, Red Day, 100 days of school

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by Staff Reports, Friday, February 5, 2021 3:27 pm

Blackbelt Gazette

New Family Dollar Store set to open in Linden

CHESAPEAKE, Va. – January 27, 2021 – Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTR) today announced that its new Family Dollar store in Linden, Alabama is scheduled ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, February 3, 2021 4:10 pm

Blackbelt Gazette

Demopolis Middle School releases 2nd Nine Weeks Honor Roll

A Honor Roll                                              ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, February 3, 2021 3:49 pm

Business

Clements Creative Images named as the February Business of the Month

Clements Creative Images has been named the February Business of the Month by the Demopolis Area Chamber of Commerce. It is located at 102 E. ... Read more

by Andrea Burroughs, Wednesday, February 3, 2021 1:29 pm

Blackbelt Gazette

Marengo County author set to release a new fantasy book in upcoming series

Marengo County author Mikel Wilson is set to release a new fantasy book on March 22 as part of a new series titled Rise of ... Read more

by Andrea Burroughs, Wednesday, February 3, 2021 1:21 pm

Blackbelt Gazette

Demopolis Fire and Rescue becomes first sponsor for Registered Apprenticeship Programs in Alabama

                                      Demopolis Fire and Rescue is the ... Read more

by Andrea Burroughs, Wednesday, February 3, 2021 10:29 am

Blackbelt Gazette

Marengo County Sports Hall of Fame banquet set for Feb. 8

The 12th annual Marengo County Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony and awards banquet will be held at the Demopolis Civic Center on Monday, February ... Read more

by Andrea Burroughs, Wednesday, February 3, 2021 9:46 am