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WSCC names Hathcock director of Demopolis campus

Plans announced to create ‘full-service’ community college for Demopolis area During a press conference Tuesday, officials with Wallace State Community College announced parts of its ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Robert Blankenship.

Hathcock resigns as DHS principal

The Demopolis Board of Education approved Monday the resignation of Demopolis High School Principal Blaine Hathcock. Hathcock has served as the DHS principal for four ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Robert Blankenship.

Cahaba Medical holding free COVID-19 testing

Cahaba Medical will be conducting COVID-19 testing at two locations in Marengo County. The first will be Thursday, May 28, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Early online presence prepared WCCS for COVID-19 crisis

In 2002, while most community colleges’ primary focus was adding new technical and traditional programs, Wallace Community College Selma began shifting its focus to adding ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Women of Faith holds food distribution with DPD, DFR assistance

The Women of Faith hosted a mobile food distribution on Thursday, April 30, with the help of the Demopolis Police and Fire Department. They were ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Andrea Burroughs.

DCSS sets tentative graduation date of June 26

The Demopolis City School System has announced that it will hold a Class of 2020 graduation ceremony on Friday, June 26, if local and state ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

DPD Chief: Shooting incidents will not be tolerated

Demopolis Police Chief Rex Flowers has released the following statement regarding a string of firearm crimes within the city. “Since April 17, the Demopolis Police ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

First COVID-19 in-patient released from Whitfield Regional

A Marengo County woman has fully recovered from COVID-19 and was discharged from Whitfield Regional Hospital on Saturday, April 25. Mary Brothers is the first ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Andrea Burroughs.

Woman shot and abandoned; Suspect facing attempted murder charge

A Demopolis man was arrested and charged with attempted murder after police received a call from a victim who had been shot multiple times and ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Robert Blankenship.

DCSS accepting enrollment applications for 20-21 school year

Those who live in Demopolis and are registering for school for the first time in the Demopolis City School System will need to complete the ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

Demopolis celebrates opening of Jackson Street bridge

Officials with the City of Demopolis joined for a ribbon cutting celebrating the opening of a new bridge on Jackson Street. The project closed for ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

Marengo County sheriff charged with domestic violence

Marengo County Sheriff Richard Bates has been arrested on charges of domestic violence. The Alabama Attorney General’s Office served a warrant for Bates on Friday, ... Read more

1 month ago by Robert Blankenship.

Demopolis Boy Scout aims to ‘Unpack Hunger’ with Eagle Scout project

Caring for others is one of the core values of the Boy Scouts of America, and one Boy Scout took that value to heart and ... Read more

1 month ago by Andrea Burroughs.

Demopolis council approves incentive for possible industry

The Demopolis City Council approved an incentive for a possible new industry during an abbreviated meeting on Thursday, March 19. The council agreed to strike ... Read more

2 months ago by Robert Blankenship.

Coronavirus forces business owners to make difficult decisions

As the COVID-19 coronavirus continues to change the everyday lives of people everywhere, local business owners are faced with difficult decisions as they work to ... Read more

2 months ago by Robert Blankenship.

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