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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 ... Read more | Add your comment

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 ... Read more | Add your comment

Students organize BLM protest, march

A student-led group named “Protest is Progress” organized a march Friday in Demopolis as part of the Black ... Read more | Add your comment

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 ... Read more | Add your comment

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Whitfield Regional Hospital implements PET-CT scan services

Whitefield Regional Hospital recently began offering PET-CT scans to patients through its mobile unit.  Patients with an oncologist’s order take a 45-minute scan that is ... Read more

by Andrea Burroughs, Thursday, July 2, 2020 4:21 pm

News

Linden schools prepare for upcoming school year

During a Linden Board of Education meeting on Thursday, June 25, Superintendent Dr. Timothy Thurman discussed preparations for the fall school year. The school system ... Read more

by Andrea Burroughs, Thursday, July 2, 2020 3:56 pm

Blackbelt Gazette

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

by Robert Blankenship, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 10:49 am

Columns

COLUMN: Class of 2020 should be proud of ‘Finishing Strong’

Senior quotes and skip days, I heard about them both as I stepped into my final year at Demopolis High School. My mom cheered as ... Read more

by Samuel Blankenship, Friday, June 26, 2020 11:52 am

Blackbelt Gazette

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

by Robert Blankenship, Wednesday, June 24, 2020 4:45 pm

Blackbelt Gazette

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

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, June 24, 2020 9:34 am

Blackbelt Gazette

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

by Andrea Burroughs, Tuesday, June 23, 2020 3:54 pm

Blackbelt Gazette

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

by Andrea Burroughs, Monday, June 22, 2020 10:36 am

Blackbelt Gazette

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

by Andrea Burroughs, Friday, June 19, 2020 3:40 pm

Blackbelt Gazette

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

by Robert Blankenship, Friday, June 19, 2020 2:56 pm

Blackbelt Gazette

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

by Staff Reports, Friday, June 19, 2020 8:55 am

Blackbelt Gazette

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

by Staff Reports, Thursday, June 18, 2020 9:07 am

Blackbelt Gazette

Linden City Council seeks grant for road work

The Linden City Council voted to pursue a $250,000 grant for road work projects during the most recent meeting. Marengo Academy High School building was ... Read more

by Andrea Burroughs, Thursday, June 18, 2020 8:52 am

Blackbelt Gazette

GP Austin Middle holds drive-through graduation

George P. Austin Junior High School in Linden held a drive-through commencement ceremony for its eighth graders on Thursday, June 4. Due to the pandemic, ... Read more

by Andrea Burroughs, Wednesday, June 17, 2020 1:26 pm

Blackbelt Gazette

Marengo County sees jump in COVID-19 cases

Marengo County has seen one its highest increases of confirmed COVID-19 cases over the past week. According to the Alabama Department of Public Health, the ... Read more

by Robert Blankenship, Tuesday, June 16, 2020 4:58 pm

Blackbelt Gazette

Gantt named new DHS principal

Terina Gantt has been named the new principal for Demopolis High School. Gantt is a 24-year educator who has served in capacities ranging from a ... Read more

by Robert Blankenship, Monday, June 15, 2020 6:43 pm

Blackbelt Gazette

WRH Auxiliary names annual scholarship recipients

The Auxiliary of Whitfield Regional Hospital has announced the Class of 2020 recipients of their annual scholarship awards. Each year, the Auxiliary makes presents scholarships ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, June 15, 2020 12:31 pm

News

Demopolis council to bid paving projects; approves Rumble on the River

The Demopolis City Council has voted to move forward with bidding out a paving project that would cover multiple streets. Demopolis Projects Manager Mike Baker ... Read more

by Robert Blankenship, Thursday, June 11, 2020 11:34 am

News

UWA to freeze tuition for fall semester

Tucker says University will not increase tuition as a result of COVID-19 challenges LIVINGSTON, Alabama—The University of West Alabama’s proposal to freeze tuition for the ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, June 11, 2020 8:16 am

News

Governor Ivey Awards Grants to Assist Community Agencies in COVID-19 Recovery

Marengo County is one of seven counties served by the Community Action Agency of South Alabama MONTGOMERY – On Friday, June 5, Gov. Kay Ivey awarded ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, June 10, 2020 2:13 pm

News

COVID-19 Cases increase to 187

Marengo County’s sees no increase in deaths for two weeks Marengo County’s confirmed cases of COVID-19 increased over the past week, but the increase was ... Read more

by Robert Blankenship, Wednesday, June 10, 2020 9:49 am

News

Demopolis High School teacher, coach passes away

Longtime Demopolis educator and coach Joseph Browder passed away Thursday, June 4. Browder has been a part of Demopolis schools for 20 years, joining the ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, June 5, 2020 1:22 pm

Blackbelt Gazette

Marengo County, state unemployment rates soar due to COVID-19

The unemployment rate in Marengo County, and across the state, has seen a sharp increase due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the Alabama Department ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, June 4, 2020 9:01 am

Blackbelt Gazette

Demopolis native, business owners donate masks to local nursing homes

Woodhaven Manor and Marengo Nursing Home recently received a large donation of masks for their staff. Brian Ward, a Demopolis native, and his wife Jennifer ... Read more

by Andrea Burroughs, Thursday, June 4, 2020 8:55 am

News

Foster Farms donates more than 35,000 servings of chicken to Selma Area Food Bank

Company’s COVID-19 Hunger Relief Efforts is providing 2.4 million servings of poultry to families in need DEMOPOLIS, Alabama – On Tuesday, June 2, Foster Farms delivered a ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, June 3, 2020 8:42 am