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Robert Blankenship, Author at The Demopolis Times

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

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

Blackbelt Gazette

Marengo County COVID-19 cases up to 484

Marengo County’s positive cases of COVID-19 continues to increase and now stands at 484, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health. The total represents ... Read more

by Robert Blankenship, Tuesday, July 28, 2020 4:26 pm

Blackbelt Gazette

Demopolis council approves mask ordinance

The Demopolis City Council has passed a mask ordinance requiring people to wear a mask or covering while in public places. Failure to comply with ... Read more

by Robert Blankenship, Monday, July 27, 2020 11:02 am

Blackbelt Gazette

Change in DSCF leadership announced

The Demopolis City Schools Foundation has announced a change in its leadership. The current DCSF Executive Director, Amanda Barnes, has announced her resignation from the ... Read more

by Robert Blankenship, Thursday, July 23, 2020 10:25 am

Blackbelt Gazette

Demopolis schools announce reopening plan

Local school systems are continuing to work on plans for re-opening to students for the 2020-21 school year with COVID-19 safety measures being top of ... Read more

by Robert Blankenship, Tuesday, July 21, 2020 2:53 pm

Blackbelt Gazette

Laney will seek second term as Demopolis mayor

John Laney officially announced his candidacy for a second term as the mayor of Demopolis. Laney was elected to the office of mayor in 2016 ... Read more

by Robert Blankenship, Monday, July 20, 2020 4:37 pm

Blackbelt Gazette

Questions arise on monument repairs

A Demopolis resident returned to the Demopolis City Council to ask if there are any plans to remove a monument from downtown, which led a ... Read more

by Robert Blankenship, Friday, July 17, 2020 4:18 pm

Blackbelt Gazette

Marengo County COVID-19 cases at 364

Marengo County’s positive cases of COVID-19 has continued to climb and now stands at 364, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health. The number ... Read more

by Robert Blankenship, Wednesday, July 15, 2020 8:52 am

Blackbelt Gazette

DCSS survey seeks input for virtual, on-campus learning

The Demopolis City School System is reaching out to parents of students to learn more about how families intend to approach the coming school year ... Read more

by Robert Blankenship, Tuesday, July 14, 2020 3:39 pm

Blackbelt Gazette

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

by Robert Blankenship, Tuesday, July 14, 2020 8:46 am

Blackbelt Gazette

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

by Robert Blankenship, Friday, July 3, 2020 5:16 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

Blackbelt Gazette

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

by Robert Blankenship, Tuesday, June 30, 2020 2:19 pm

Blackbelt Gazette

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

by Robert Blankenship, Thursday, June 25, 2020 1:36 pm

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