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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 ... Read more | Add your comment

Martha Ann Hill

Martha Ann Hill age 57 of Demopolis, AL died August 23, 2021 at Whitfield Regional Hospital. She was ... Read more | Add your comment

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 ... Read more | Add your comment

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 ... 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.

News

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

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

News

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

Blackbelt Gazette

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 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, July 15, 2021 11:09 am

Blackbelt Gazette

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 for school-related items is July 16-18. This ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, July 15, 2021 11:04 am

Blackbelt Gazette

Billy George Tucker “Gramps” – “Daddy”

Billy George Tucker “Gramps”, “Daddy” age 91 of Sweet Water, AL died July 2, 2021 at his home. He was born February 22, 1930 in ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, July 15, 2021 10:40 am

Blackbelt Gazette

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

                  The July Marengo County Commission meeting was another short one as the Commission moved through the ... Read more

by Andrea Burroughs, Thursday, July 15, 2021 10:37 am

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

News

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