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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 a new workshop for parents of students ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Andrea Burroughs.

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

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

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

3 weeks ago by Andrea Burroughs.

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

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

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

3 weeks ago by Andrea Burroughs.

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

3 weeks ago by Andrea Burroughs.

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

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

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

1 month ago by Andrea Burroughs.

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

1 month ago by Andrea Burroughs.

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

1 month ago by Andrea Burroughs.

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

1 month ago by Andrea Burroughs.

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

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

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

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

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

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

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

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

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