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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

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

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

by Robert Blankenship, Tuesday, June 23, 2020 4:07 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

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

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

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

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