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Covid cases decline: Whitfield Regional only has four positives

Whitfield Regional Hospital has seen a drop in COVID-19 cases, and as of Monday, October 11, CEO Doug ... Read more | Add your comment

Zoning issues discussed, Demopolis City Council also recognizes Pilot Club

The Demopolis City Council began its first October meeting by signing a proclamation for Pilot International Founders Week. ... Read more | Add your comment

Demopolis council looks at speeding on Walnut Avenue

The Demopolis City Council had somewhat heated discussion on the issue of speeding and trucks on Walnut Ave. ... Read more | Add your comment

Nancy and Co. Fine Jewelers named October Business of the Month

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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.

Blackbelt Gazette

September Yard of the Month

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by Staff Reports, Friday, October 8, 2021 3:00 pm

Blackbelt Gazette

Demopolis Middle School Football Booster Club set to hold Rifle Raffle 2021

The 2021 Demopolis Middle School Football Booster Club would like to give away a Weatherby Vanguard 6.5 Creedmoor rifle. The Booster Club would ask for an ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, October 8, 2021 2:52 pm

Blackbelt Gazette

Demopolis Middle School Football Booster Club to hold fundraiser for Soggy Bottom Lodge Hunting Experience

The Demopolis Middle School Football Booster Club will be starting their Soggy Bottom Lodge Fundraiser shortly. The Demopolis Middle School Booster Club Fundraiser will be ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, October 8, 2021 2:49 pm

Blackbelt Gazette

Sweetwater Bulldogs get big Homecoming win over Southern Choctaw

The Sweet Water Bulldogs got a big Homecoming win over the visiting Southern Choctaw Indians. The Bulldogs scored the majority of the points in the ... Read more

by Andrea Burroughs, Thursday, October 7, 2021 12:18 pm

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Demopolis Police Arrests/Incidents reports for September 1-25

Arrests Sept. 11: James T. Branch, 31, domestic violence III, attempted to elude a police officer, possession of methamphetamine, contempt of court. Sept. 12: Patrick ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, October 7, 2021 12:10 pm

Faith and Family

Mt. Moriah Fellowship Baptist Church celebrates its 193rd year

Mt. Moriah Fellowship Baptist Church, 193 years since its 1828 founding, invites you to join us on Sunday, October 10 with its second “Adjusting to ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, October 7, 2021 11:59 am

Blackbelt Gazette

Marengo County Covid-19 cases currently sit at 3,292

Marengo County’s positive cases of COVID-19 currently sit at 3,292, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health. There have been 17 new cases over ... Read more

by Andrea Burroughs, Thursday, October 7, 2021 11:46 am

Blackbelt Gazette

Nancy & Co. Fine Jewelers named October Business of the Month

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by Staff Reports, Thursday, October 7, 2021 11:39 am

Blackbelt Gazette

October is Fire Prevention Month

October 3-9 is Fire Prevention Week, and the month as a whole is Fire Prevention Month. The week is used to educate people about fire ... Read more

by Andrea Burroughs, Thursday, October 7, 2021 11:30 am

Blackbelt Gazette

Friends of Gaineswood hosting an afternoon of classical guitar music on October 10

Friends of Gaineswood will be hosting its own afternoon of music at 2:30 p.m. on Oct. 10 when they welcome Giovanni De Chiaro, an American ... Read more

by Andrea Burroughs, Thursday, October 7, 2021 11:26 am

Blackbelt Gazette

Two Rivers Arts Council set to host “Bonnie and Friends” cello quartet on October 10

The Two Rivers Arts Council will be presenting “Bonnie and Friends” at the Marengo County Museum History and Archives Museum at the Rosenbush building, 101 ... Read more

by Andrea Burroughs, Thursday, October 7, 2021 11:19 am

Blackbelt Gazette

Attendance Matters workshop available for parents of students who miss days of school

During the Marengo County Board of Education meeting on Thursday, August 26, Instructional Leader Cathy Seale announced that a new workshop for parents of students ... Read more

by Andrea Burroughs, Friday, September 3, 2021 3:11 pm

Blackbelt Gazette

Martha Ann Hill

Martha Ann Hill age 57 of Demopolis, AL died August 23, 2021 at Whitfield Regional Hospital. She was born March 15, 1964 in Grove Hill, ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, September 3, 2021 3:06 pm

Blackbelt Gazette

Owings speaks on how library continued to serve during pandemic

Demopolis Public Library director, Kathy Owings, was the speaker for the August 25 Rotary Club meeting. Owings spoke on how the library fared through the ... Read more

by Andrea Burroughs, Friday, September 3, 2021 3:03 pm

Blackbelt Gazette

Marengo County Commissioner elected to statewide association legislative committee

Montgomery— Marengo County Commissioner Calvin Martin has been elected to serve as a member of the 2021-2022 Legislative Committee of the Association of County Commissions ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, September 3, 2021 2:57 pm

Blackbelt Gazette

COVID-19 numbers in Marengo County, surrounding area

Marengo County’s positive cases of COVID-19 currently sit at 2,973, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health. There have been 11 new cases over ... Read more

by Andrea Burroughs, Friday, September 3, 2021 2:54 pm

Blackbelt Gazette

Marengo County Board of Education hears updates on COVID-19 cases at Sweetwater, Marengo, AL Johnson

The recent Marengo County Board of Education meeting on Thursday, August 26 discussed COVID-19 updates from Sweetwater, Marengo, and A.L. Johnson high schools. County Lead ... Read more

by Andrea Burroughs, Friday, September 3, 2021 2:50 pm

Business of the Month

Canecutters Smokehouse & Grill named September Business of the Month

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by Staff Reports, Friday, September 3, 2021 2:44 pm

Blackbelt Gazette

Black Belt Interstate project added to Bipartisan Infrastructure Package

On Tuesday August 3, the U.S. Senate unanimously approved an amendment adding congressional authorization of the full Interstate-14 five-state corridor expansion to the pending Bipartisan ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, August 13, 2021 3:33 pm

Blackbelt Gazette

Marengo County Commission hears updates on roadway project, broadband funding

The Marengo County Commission heard several public comments from residents at the August 10 meeting including Craig Sanford with the CDBG Roadway Project and Diane ... Read more

by Andrea Burroughs, Friday, August 13, 2021 3:20 pm

Blackbelt Gazette

DHS coach talks 2021 football at Rotary Club

Demopolis High School football coach Brian Seymore was the speaker for the August 4 Rotary Club meeting. Seymore expects the 2021 season to be a ... Read more

by Andrea Burroughs, Friday, August 13, 2021 3:14 pm

Blackbelt Gazette

Demopolis City Council approves temporary truck route, discusses intersection closures

Demopolis residents can expect disruptions in traffic for two or three weeks as road repaving takes place on McNamara Road from Pettus Street to Arcola ... Read more

by Andrea Burroughs, Friday, August 13, 2021 2:46 pm

Blackbelt Gazette

Demopolis Board of Education mandates masks for all schools until September 30

The Demopolis Board of Education voted to mandate masks for the beginning of the school year amid spikes in the Delta variant of COVID-19. The ... Read more

by Andrea Burroughs, Friday, August 13, 2021 2:27 pm

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DHS classes return to normal after bomb threat

Demopolis High School students and faculty returned to classes on Friday after the school received a bomb threat on Thursday, August 12. School administrators became ... Read more

by Andrea Burroughs, Friday, August 13, 2021 2:13 pm

Blackbelt Gazette

Dr. Lyle Wayde Cole

Dr. Lyle Wayde Cole, 63, of Demopolis, AL, passed away on July 20, 2021. Lyle was born on April 28, 1958, to Paul and Joan ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, July 29, 2021 12:04 pm