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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 ... Read more | Add your comment

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 ... Read more | Add your comment

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 ... Read more | Add your comment

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 ... Read more | Add your comment

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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

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

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

AHSAA approves plan for fall sports

The Alabama High School Athletic Association Central Board of Control approved the AHSAA’s Return to Play ‘Best Practices’ recommended guidelines Wednesday and reaffirmed plans to ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, July 23, 2020 8:24 am

Blackbelt Gazette

Marengo County BOE prepares for school year

Instructional Leader Cathy Seale and Technology and Testing Coordinator Kate Huggins provided information on COVID-19 resources at the Marengo County Board of Education meeting on ... Read more

by Andrea Burroughs, Wednesday, July 22, 2020 11:36 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

Demopolis Library offers boxes of books

The Demopolis Public Library is selling boxes of books for $10 as they clear out some of their older collections. The books being sold have ... Read more

by Andrea Burroughs, Thursday, July 16, 2020 3:45 pm

Blackbelt Gazette

Linden schools will divide students for fall

During a Linden Board of Education meeting on July 13, Superintendent Dr. Timothy Thurman discussed how students will be divided for the fall school year ... Read more

by Andrea Burroughs, Thursday, July 16, 2020 11:37 am

Blackbelt Gazette

Burroughs joins Times as staff writer

The Demopolis Times announces that Andrea Burroughs has joined the local newspaper as a staff writer Burroughs is a native of Thomasville and in December ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, July 15, 2020 2:30 pm

Blackbelt Gazette

BBCF establishes scholarship in honor of Linden native, Rev. William Curry

The plight of dwindling communities and youth who seek their future elsewhere instead of strengthening the ranks of hometown leaders and game changers is one ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, July 15, 2020 2:20 pm

Blackbelt Gazette

Reward increased in 2017 murder investigation

The Demopolis Police Department and the 17th Circuit District Attorney’s Office have increased the reward for information leading to the arrest of the person or ... Read more

by Andrea Burroughs, Wednesday, July 15, 2020 2:01 pm

Columns

Singleton: ‘Leadership is being constant to something greater than yourself’

I left Montgomery on Thursday evening fuming. In four weeks, more than 700,000 K-12 students, teachers, nurses and administrators across 138 school districts will venture ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, July 15, 2020 9:00 am

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

News

County Commission approves hazard pay for Marengo County employees

The Marengo County Commission approved money from the CARES Act to be used as hazard pay for employees in Marengo County. CARES Act funding will ... Read more

by Andrea Burroughs, Tuesday, July 14, 2020 4:46 pm

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

News

Federal government Covid-19 relief funds available to Blackbelt area

FARMERS IN MARENGO AND GREENE COUNTIES! ANY FARMERS IN THE BLACKBELT AREA THAT HAVE BEEN ADVERSLY AFFECTED AT HOME OR AT THE MARKET BY THE ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, July 10, 2020 12:39 pm

News

Hwy. 80 Songwriter’s Festival set for July 11

The date for the Seventh Annual Hwy. 80 Songwriter’s Festival has been set for Saturday, July 11, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Demopolis ... Read more

by Andrea Burroughs, Wednesday, July 8, 2020 1:14 pm

News

Drug-Free Kite-Flying Event Planned for July, 11

The Marengo County Community in Action is sponsoring a Drug-Free Kite-Flying Event on Saturday, July, 11 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the City ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, July 6, 2020 3:45 pm

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

News

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