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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

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months ago by Robert Blankenship.

Demopolis Library offers boxes of books

The Demopolis Public Library is selling boxes of books for $10 as they clear out some of their older collections. The books being sold have ... Read more

3 months ago by Andrea Burroughs.

Linden schools will divide students for fall

During a Linden Board of Education meeting on July 13, Superintendent Dr. Timothy Thurman discussed how students will be divided for the fall school year ... Read more

3 months ago by Andrea Burroughs.

Burroughs joins Times as staff writer

The Demopolis Times announces that Andrea Burroughs has joined the local newspaper as a staff writer Burroughs is a native of Thomasville and in December ... Read more

3 months ago by Staff Reports.

BBCF establishes scholarship in honor of Linden native, Rev. William Curry

The plight of dwindling communities and youth who seek their future elsewhere instead of strengthening the ranks of hometown leaders and game changers is one ... Read more

3 months ago by Staff Reports.

Reward increased in 2017 murder investigation

The Demopolis Police Department and the 17th Circuit District Attorney’s Office have increased the reward for information leading to the arrest of the person or ... Read more

3 months ago by Andrea Burroughs.

Marengo County COVID-19 cases at 364

Marengo County’s positive cases of COVID-19 has continued to climb and now stands at 364, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health. The number ... Read more

3 months ago by Robert Blankenship.

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