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Chris Tangle

There are people who tiptoe through life, barely making ripples. Then, there are those who stomp so deeply ... Read more | Add your comment

Demopolis Kiwanis Club needs votes to win $25K

Kiwanis International is sponsoring a program to award $25,000 to an individual Kiwanis club for playground equipment. Demopolis ... Read more | Add your comment

DCSS Modifies Rule for Virtual Students to Transition to On- Campus Learning

September 22, 2020– The Demopolis City School Board and School System Administrators are modifying the timeframe for virtual ... Read more | Add your comment

Demopolis Tigers defeat Shelby County 48-20

The Demopolis Tigers won their third straight region game with a big victory over the visiting Shelby County ... Read more | Add your comment

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News

All Demopolis City Schools closed September 16th

Due to the potential threat of flooding and high winds from Hurricane Sally, all Demopolis City Schools will be closed on Wednesday, September 16th. This ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 2:28 pm

News

USJ names September Students of the Month

Each month USJ will be honoring a Student of the Month (or two) chosen from each classroom. These students exemplify leadership qualities both inside and outside the classroom.  Bryce Meadows, Davis Allgood, Aidan Burns, Martin Mata, ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 11:11 am

Demopolis High School

Demopolis Tigers stomp Sipsey Valley Bears, 41-8

The Demopolis Tigers had no trouble defeating the visiting Sipsey Valley Bears. They scored the majority of their points in the first half of the ... Read more

by Andrea Burroughs, Saturday, September 12, 2020 12:38 am

Community

New program coming for children to cope with depression, stress

  A former Demopolis native is bringing a new chapter of her organization, A Friend of Mind, to the Black Belt area with their first ... Read more

by Andrea Burroughs, Wednesday, September 9, 2020 1:28 pm

Marengo High School

Sweet Water rolls over Marengo

The Sweet Water Bulldogs had no problems against the Marengo Panthers Friday night, winning 35-8. The Bulldogs scored first when Jaland Lewis Horton ran the ... Read more

by Andrea Burroughs, Saturday, September 5, 2020 12:43 am

Demopolis High School

Fourth quarter rally lifts Tigers over Falcons

After a long, hard-fought battle against the Central-Tuscaloosa Falcons, the Demopolis Tigers came out on top with a 40-24 win. Neither team scored until the ... Read more

by Andrea Burroughs, Saturday, September 5, 2020 12:37 am

Demopolis High School

Demopolis Tigers improve to 2-0

The Demopolis Tigers improved to 2-0 on the season with a 34-14 win over the McAdory Yellowjackets. After a scoreless first quarter, Demopolis struck first ... Read more

by Andrea Burroughs, Friday, August 28, 2020 11:52 pm

News

Demopolis in run-off, Linden elects new mayor

Demopolis voters will return to the polls for run-off municipal elections between Aliquippa Allen and Woody Collins for mayor on October 6. A run-off election ... Read more

by Andrea Burroughs, Tuesday, August 25, 2020 9:22 pm

Blackbelt Gazette

Tigers come back to claim season-opening win, 14-12

It took over three quarters, but the Demopolis Tigers found their footing just in time to come from behind and claim a season opening victory ... Read more

by Robert Blankenship, Friday, August 21, 2020 10:31 pm

News

DCSS purchases property near DHS

Property was previously being considered for apartment complex The Demopolis City School Board has recently purchased 6.92 acres of land near Demopolis High School. The ... Read more

by Andrea Burroughs, Wednesday, August 19, 2020 10:20 am

Blackbelt Gazette

Linden’s Mary Green celebrates 100 years

Linden resident Mary Green turned 100 years old on Thursday, August 6, and celebrated the day with her family and the staff at Marengo Nursing ... Read more

by Andrea Burroughs, Tuesday, August 18, 2020 10:18 am

Blackbelt Gazette

Mayoral candidates address voters at DACC forum

The candidates for mayor and city council in the City of Demopolis stated their positions to voters Tuesday night during the Demopolis Area Chamber of ... Read more

by Robert Blankenship, Friday, August 14, 2020 1:11 pm

Blackbelt Gazette

SAFETY FIRST: WestRock takes safety standards to new heights

A group of employees at WestRock plant in Demopolis has been recognized for their efforts in creating a safer work environment. The Pulp and Paper ... Read more

by Robert Blankenship, Thursday, August 13, 2020 9:54 am

Blackbelt Gazette

Paving projects to begin in Demopolis

The Demopolis City Council approved a bid that will allow for repaving projects across the city. During a call-in meeting Thursday, the council approved a ... Read more

by Robert Blankenship, Wednesday, August 12, 2020 4:14 pm

Blackbelt Gazette

Linden prepares for city election, August 25

Residents of Linden will go to the polls to vote on city leadership positions August 25. Incumbent mayor Charles Moore will face a challenge from ... Read more

by Robert Blankenship, Tuesday, August 11, 2020 3:21 pm

Blackbelt Gazette

Demopolis Building Department improves ISO rating

The Demopolis Building Department has made a big improvement in its Building Code Effectiveness Grading Classification (BCEGC). According to Julius Rembert, Building Official, the City ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, August 10, 2020 11:22 am

Blackbelt Gazette

Registration for fall classes underway at WSCC-Demopolis campus

Registration for fall classes at Wallace State Community College-Demopolis is underway. Classes at the campus, located at the Demopolis Higher Education Center inside the Dempolis ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, August 7, 2020 3:02 pm

Blackbelt Gazette

Whitfield Regional Hospital modernizing with investments in latest equipment

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and the changes that have come with it, Whitfield Regional Hospital continues to move forward with important upgrades ... Read more

by Robert Blankenship, Friday, August 7, 2020 8:29 am

Blackbelt Gazette

LHS Patriot commits to Army for 2021 football season

Linden High School rising senior Timothy Thurman Jr. has decided to attend West Point and play football for Army after graduating next spring. Thurman has ... Read more

by Robert Blankenship, Wednesday, August 5, 2020 11:54 am

Blackbelt Gazette

Marengo County School System moves forward with tech resources

Technology and Testing Coordinator Kate Huggins and Instructional Leader Cathy Seale provided updates on equipment orders and school resources for the fall school year at ... Read more

by Andrea Burroughs, Wednesday, August 5, 2020 11:51 am

Blackbelt Gazette

DCSS BOE updated on school opening progress

Demopolis Superintendent Kyle Kallhoff updated members of the Board of Education on plans for the reopening of schools on August 20. From improving sanitization within ... Read more

by Robert Blankenship, Tuesday, August 4, 2020 2:23 pm

Blackbelt Gazette

Gaineswood receives grant through Humanities Foundation

Gaineswood National Historic Landmark was recently awarded a $5,000 grant from the Alabama Humanities Foundation (AHF). The AHF awarded 79 CARES Act Relief Grants to ... Read more

by Robert Blankenship, Friday, July 31, 2020 10:12 am

Blackbelt Gazette

DACC hosting Mayoral Forum on August 11

The Demopolis Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a Mayoral Forum on Tuesday, August 11, 7 p.m., at the Demopolis Civic Center. The forum ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, July 30, 2020 3:14 pm

Blackbelt Gazette

Linden schools will implement virtual learning to open year

During the most recent Linden Board of Education meeting on July 27, Superintendent Dr. Timothy Thurman discussed plans for revising the fall school reopening plan ... Read more

by Andrea Burroughs, Thursday, July 30, 2020 12:32 pm

Blackbelt Gazette

Races set for Demopolis mayor, council seats

Demopolis Area Chamber of Commerce plans Mayoral Forum on August 11 With the end of qualifying for the local election, four candidates will be campaigning ... Read more

by Robert Blankenship, Wednesday, July 29, 2020 8:32 am