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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

17 hours ago by Robert Blankenship.

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

17 hours ago by Andrea Burroughs.

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 on August 20. From improving sanitization within ... Read more

2 days ago by Robert Blankenship.

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 awarded 79 CARES Act Relief Grants to ... Read more

6 days ago by Robert Blankenship.

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

7 days ago by Staff Reports.

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

7 days ago by Andrea Burroughs.

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 local election, four candidates will be campaigning ... Read more

1 week ago by Robert Blankenship.

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 Department of Public Health. The total represents ... Read more

1 week ago by Robert Blankenship.

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

1 week ago by Robert Blankenship.

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

2 weeks ago by Robert Blankenship.

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

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

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

2 weeks ago by Andrea Burroughs.

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

2 weeks ago by Robert Blankenship.

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

2 weeks ago by Robert Blankenship.

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

3 weeks ago by Robert Blankenship.

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