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Marengo County High School to host a Back to School Kickoff

Marengo County High School will be hosting a back to school kickoff on Saturday, July, 31 from 10 ... Read more | Add your comment

Consumers to Take Advantage of July 16-18 Tax Holiday

Marengo County will participate in the 2021 back to school tax holiday. Alabama’s 16th annual sales tax holiday ... Read more | Add your comment

Billy George Tucker “Gramps” – “Daddy”

Billy George Tucker “Gramps”, “Daddy” age 91 of Sweet Water, AL died July 2, 2021 at his home. ... Read more | Add your comment

Marengo County Commission honors long-time employee, votes to revoke liquor, lounge licenses

                  The July Marengo County Commission meeting was another short ... 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.

Blackbelt Gazette

Back Water Boat Rentals hold ribbon cutting ceremony

Back Water Boat Rentals held a ribbon-cutting ceremony last Thursday, July 8 at the Kingfisher Bay Marina. Owner Clint Sumlin has wanted to open a ... Read more

by Andrea Burroughs, Thursday, July 15, 2021 10:20 am

Blackbelt Gazette

Reptiles make appearance for the Demopolis Public Library Summer Reading Program

Summer activities continued at the Demopolis Public Library on Friday, July 9 with the library’s annual Reptile Show hosted by Yarbrough’s Educational Reptiles. The Reptile ... Read more

by Andrea Burroughs, Thursday, July 15, 2021 10:10 am

Blackbelt Gazette

Mother, son publish book on hope, determination, inspiration

Marengo County natives Susan Browder and her son Jacob Browder are set to release their first book titled The Bull Didn’t Win. The book releases ... Read more

by Andrea Burroughs, Thursday, July 15, 2021 9:55 am

Blackbelt Gazette

Smokin Jack’s named June Business of the Month

Smokin Jack’s BBQ has been named the June Business of the Month by the Demopolis Area Chamber of Commerce. It is located at 1023 US-Hwy. ... Read more

by Andrea Burroughs, Monday, June 14, 2021 1:14 pm

Blackbelt Gazette

Rebecca Crawford Marlowe

Rebecca Crawford Marlowe, 69, of Demopolis, Alabama went to her eternal home on Friday, May 28, 2021.  She was born on April 9, 1952, in ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, June 4, 2021 3:31 pm

Blackbelt Gazette

Linden BOE members increase monthly pay by $100, discuss renovation projects

At the recent Linden Board of Education meeting on May 24, the board voted to increase members’ salaries by $100. The increase was approved unanimously, ... Read more

by Andrea Burroughs, Friday, June 4, 2021 3:27 pm

Blackbelt Gazette

Marengo County BOE discusses ESSER Funds for school district

During the most recent Marengo County Board of Education meeting on May 25, 2021, the Instructional Leader Cathy Seale provided the board with updates from ... Read more

by Andrea Burroughs, Friday, June 4, 2021 3:19 pm

Blackbelt Gazette

Demopolis resident grateful for Whitfield’s local medical facilities

Demopolis resident Jo Fitz-Gerald was the first patient for Whitfield Regional Hospital’s new breast cancer clinic. Fitz-Gerald underwent a mastectomy on Tuesday, June 1, and ... Read more

by Andrea Burroughs, Friday, June 4, 2021 3:14 pm

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Anthony Willis named superintendent of Demopolis City Schools

Anthony “Tony” Willis was named the new Superintendent of Demopolis City Schools at a called Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, May 19. Willis will ... Read more

by Andrea Burroughs, Wednesday, May 19, 2021 12:42 pm

Blackbelt Gazette

Demopolis and Linden fire departments receive donations from WoodmenLife

Demopolis, AL (April 28, 2021) WoodmenLife chapters across the country are participating in the Equipping Our Hometown Heroes campaign and giving back to First Responder ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, May 6, 2021 2:25 pm

Blackbelt Gazette

DACC announces 2020 Community Award winners

The Demopolis Area Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to announce the 2020 Community Award winners to be officially recognized during the Chamber’s 105th Annual Celebration ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, May 6, 2021 2:22 pm

Blackbelt Gazette

The Mustard Seed named May Business of the Month

The Mustard Seed has been named the May Business of the Month by the Demopolis Area Chamber of Commerce. It is located at 101 W. ... Read more

by Andrea Burroughs, Thursday, May 6, 2021 2:18 pm

Blackbelt Gazette

Man who robbed Demopolis gun store in 2019 sentenced to five years in prison

A Greensboro man has been sentenced to five years in prison for robbing a gun store in Demopolis in 2019. United States Attorney Sean P. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, May 6, 2021 2:11 pm

Blackbelt Gazette

Demopolis Lady Tigers Softball wins one, drops one

DHS 12, JHS 1 The Demopolis Lady Tigers softball team used six runs in the fifth inning to defeat the visiting Jackson Lady Aggies. The ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, April 29, 2021 3:54 pm

Blackbelt Gazette

Marengo High Lady Tracksters claim 1-A Section 2 Track Championship

Marengo High Lady Tracksters claimed the 1-A Section 2 Track Championship that was held on April 23, 2021 and April 24, 2021 at Northridge High ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, April 29, 2021 3:51 pm

Blackbelt Gazette

Former West Alabama athlete shares journey to entertainment business

Stelio Savante is a producer of the upcoming football film Under the Stadium Lights starring Laurence Fishburne and Milo Gibson (Mel Gibson’s son) and distributed ... Read more

by Andrea Burroughs, Thursday, April 29, 2021 2:55 pm

Blackbelt Gazette

Linden Board of Education discusses George P. Austin renovations, graduation

At the recent Linden Board of Education meeting on April 26, 2021, Superintendent Dr. Timothy Thurman announced that all paperwork for construction at George P. ... Read more

by Andrea Burroughs, Thursday, April 29, 2021 2:44 pm

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Linden City Council hears concerns from local delegates

Several delegates approached the Linden City Council at the last meeting on April 20 with concerns about property, maintenance, and recycling. The first delegate to ... Read more

by Andrea Burroughs, Thursday, April 29, 2021 2:42 pm

Blackbelt Gazette

Marengo County Board of Education receives updates on school district

During the most recent Marengo County Board of Education meeting on April 22, 2021, the Instructional Leader Cathy Seale provided the board with updates from ... Read more

by Andrea Burroughs, Thursday, April 29, 2021 2:33 pm

Blackbelt Gazette

Demopolis Girl Scouts troop chooses first responders as their 2021 Hometown Heroes

A local Girl Scout troop recently delivered Hometown Heroes (HTH) packages to the Demopolis Police and Fire Departments, Black Warrior Electric, and Alabama Power lineman. ... Read more

by Andrea Burroughs, Thursday, April 29, 2021 2:29 pm

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USJ names April Leaders of the Month

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

by Staff Reports, Friday, April 23, 2021 3:36 pm

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Virtual Worlds of Work Platform Scheduled to Launch Week of April 26th-30th

TUSCALOOSA, AL | West AlabamaWorks is pleased to announce the launch of a virtual Worlds of Work platform that will provide much needed career exploration ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, April 23, 2021 3:22 pm

Blackbelt Gazette

Dr. James Stallworth Pack

Dr. James Stallworth Pack, age 63, of Marietta, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, April 7, 2021. James was born October 12, 1957 in Alabama to ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, April 23, 2021 3:19 pm

Blackbelt Gazette

Charles Steele Partridge III

July 5, 1952 – April 18, 2021 Charlie was born in Demopolis and lived in Marengo county throughout his life. He attended the University of ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, April 23, 2021 3:14 pm

Blackbelt Gazette

Charles Dwight Parker

Charles Dwight Parker, age 86 of Thomaston, AL died April 10, 2021 at Whitfield Regional Hospital. He was born March 17, 1935 in Lake Altoona, ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, April 23, 2021 3:11 pm