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Linden City Council considers new street lighting for residents on Cahaba Road

At the April 6 Linden City Council meeting, the council took a resident request for additional lighting on ... Read more | Add your comment

Gov. Ivey awards over $22 million to help those left homeless due to COVID-19

MONTGOMERY– Marengo County is included among the counties set to receive assistance from Gov. Ivey’s Office. Gov. Kay ... Read more | Add your comment

Demopolis Chamber of Commerce chooses Lane’s Tire Pro as Business of the Month

Lane’s Tire Pros is a family-owned business that has served the Marengo County area for 30 years. Its ... Read more | Add your comment

Jefferson’s springtime barbecue returns Saturday, April 17

Jefferson Community Club and Jefferson Volunteer Fire Department will host the annual springtime Jefferson Barbecue on Saturday, April 17, at Jefferson Community ... 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.

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Lane’s Tire Pros named April Business of the Month

Lane’s Tire Pros has been named the April Business of the Month by the Demopolis Area Chamber of Commerce. Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, April 5, 2021 11:01 am

Blackbelt Gazette

State approves new projects for George P. Austin Middle School

At the recent Linden Board of Education meeting on March 22, 2021, Superintendent Dr. Timothy Thurman announced that the state department has approved renovation projects ... Read more

by Andrea Burroughs, Wednesday, March 31, 2021 2:15 pm

Blackbelt Gazette

Demopolis City Schools Foundation to host first virtual event with DHS students

The Demopolis City Schools Foundation is excited to announce its collaboration with DHS Tiger Studios, Tiger Arts Guild, and DHS marketing students-A Night of Lights. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, March 31, 2021 2:13 pm

Blackbelt Gazette

Letters of failing grades sent home to parents

Over two-hundred letters were sent home with the report cards to alert parents of student failings. Marengo County Schools Instructional Leader Cathy Seale sent out ... Read more

by Andrea Burroughs, Wednesday, March 31, 2021 1:34 pm

Blackbelt Gazette

Marengo County 2021 property tax to be held online

The 2021 Marengo County Tax Sale will be held online this year. Registration will begin on April 7th, 2021. Currently there are 218 parcels left ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, March 31, 2021 1:27 pm

Blackbelt Gazette

Demopolis City Council aims to preserve century old jail cell

At the March 18 Demopolis City Council meeting, the council voted to ask for alternate bids on demolishing the old police station after a large ... Read more

by Andrea Burroughs, Wednesday, March 24, 2021 2:07 pm

Blackbelt Gazette

Severe weather drops tornadoes across Marengo County

Marengo County saw severe weather last Wednesday, March 17, including EF-1 and EF-2 tornadoes. Alabama was under a state of emergency last Tuesday and late ... Read more

by Andrea Burroughs, Wednesday, March 24, 2021 1:33 pm

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Congresswoman Terri Sewell Statement on 2022 U.S. Senate Race

Birmingham, Alabama – Today, Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (AL-07) released the following statement regarding her decision not to run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Senator Richard Shelby in 2022: “I am humbled by the overwhelming requests I have received to run for Senator Shelby’s seat in 2022.      After careful consideration and consultation with my family and closest advisors, ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, March 24, 2021 1:19 pm

Blackbelt Gazette

Demopolis Lady Tigers softball has victories over Thomasville and Excel

The Demopolis Lady Tigers softball team has won three in a row with victories over the Thomasville Tigers and the Excel Panthers During the Leroy ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, March 18, 2021 3:45 pm

Blackbelt Gazette

Windham Motors car theft investigation still ongoing

Demopolis Police Chief Rex Flowers said this week three of the six vehicles stolen from Windham Motors last month have been recovered. On February 6, ... Read more

by Andrea Burroughs, Thursday, March 18, 2021 2:13 pm

Blackbelt Gazette

Local businesses weigh mask requirements

Businesses across the state are discussing how to move forward once the mandate ends and what their requirements will be for customers. Some businesses in ... Read more

by Andrea Burroughs, Thursday, March 18, 2021 2:04 pm

Blackbelt Gazette

Marengo County Commission approves application for $300,000 CDBG grant

At the March 9 Marengo County Commission meeting, Frank Dobson of the Alabama Tombigbee Regional Commission (ATRC) reported that Marengo County is eligible for $300,000 ... Read more

by Andrea Burroughs, Thursday, March 18, 2021 1:53 pm

Blackbelt Gazette

Linden City Council discusses the old Fun Factory property during a closed session

The Jan. 5 council vote to allow the Linden City School system to purchase the Fun Factory property was opened again at the March 9 ... Read more

by Andrea Burroughs, Thursday, March 18, 2021 12:05 pm

Blackbelt Gazette

Demopolis welcomes canoe paddler traveling from Oregon to New York

A unique traveler recently visited Demopolis on Friday, March 12. Neal Moore arrived at the boat landing after traveling more than 4,000 miles from Oregon ... Read more

by Andrea Burroughs, Thursday, March 18, 2021 12:00 pm

Blackbelt Gazette

Gov. Ivey set to expand COVID-19 vaccination eligibility to Phase 2 groups throughout the state

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey and the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) announced Friday, March 12 that starting March 22, ADPH will extend eligibility ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, March 18, 2021 11:46 am

Sports

Sweet Water varsity boys drop two on Saturday

Saturday on the diamond was a tough one for the Sweet Water Bulldog baseball team, dropping a pair of games to Jackson and Mobile Christian. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, March 13, 2021 9:52 pm

Sports

Sweet Water girls defeat Demopolis 9-1 on the diamond

The Demopolis Tigers varsity girls softball team stayed in it until the end, but Sweet Water’s Lady Bulldogs pulled away late in a 9-1 victory ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, March 13, 2021 9:46 pm

Blackbelt Gazette

Henry Clellan Weaver, Jr.

Henry Clellan Weaver, Jr. (Sonny) passed away at his home on Tuesday, March 2, 2021. He was born February 19, 1961 in Marion, AL to ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, March 12, 2021 9:48 am

Blackbelt Gazette

Kathy Ballard Moore

Kathy Ballard Moore, age 60 of Pennington, AL died March 2, 2021 at her home. She was born October 30, 1960 in Demopolis, AL to ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, March 12, 2021 9:40 am

Blackbelt Gazette

Compare financial aid award letters to find the best college deal

Many Alabama students headed for college soon will be receiving financial aid award letters. High school students and parents, or adult students, should read those ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, March 12, 2021 9:36 am

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COVID-19 vaccination eligibility expanded in Alabama

COVID-19 Vaccination Eligibility to be Expanded in Alabama to Include People Age 55 and Older, People with High-Risk Medical Conditions, Additional Critical Workers and People ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, March 12, 2021 9:28 am

Demopolis High School

Lady Tigers defeat Sweetwater

The Demopolis High School Lady Tigers softball team took an 8-2 victory over the Sweetwater Bulldogs on Tuesday, March 9. Freshman pitcher Ashton Moore had ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, March 11, 2021 4:40 pm

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USJ announces March Leaders of the month

Each month USJ will be honoring our Leaders of the Month, chosen from each classroom. These students exemplify leadership qualities both inside and outside the classroom.                       ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, March 11, 2021 4:37 pm

Blackbelt Gazette

DHS tennis teams make a clean sweep in double meet

                                  The Demopolis High School Varsity Women’s and Men’s ... Read more

by Andrea Burroughs, Wednesday, March 10, 2021 3:59 pm

Blackbelt Gazette

Marengo County Board of Education discusses Summer Learning Program, assessment reviews

During the most recent Marengo County Board of Education meeting on Feb.  24, 2021, the board discussed plans for summer school for failing students. Instructional ... Read more

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