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Child struck by possible drunk driver

A vehicle struck a child on a bicycle at approximately 3:20 p.m. Wednesday afternoon at the intersection of Arcola Road and First Avenue. The child was transported to Bryan W. Whitfield Memorial Hospital in Demopolis for initial treatment before being flown to Birmingham by the Air Evac Lifeteam at approximately 5:40 p.m. The driver of […]

Thomaston PD utilizing Nixle service

While the Demopolis Police Department announced its new communications services partnership with Nixle earlier this week, the Thomaston Police Department’s relationship with Nixle recently turned a month old. “We were looking for a service to quickly notify our community about any crime alerts, road closures, utility work, inclement weather (hurricane, tornado, flood, etc.), missing persons […]

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104.9 Player of the Week - Cedric Cooks

ESPN 104.9 recognizes Cedric Cooks

With only 13 players on the John Essex roster, every Hornet gets a chance to contribute in a big way this season. Friday night in a key region game against county foe Marengo High, Cedric Cooks took advantage of his opportunity. Cooks, the John Essex quarterback, rushed for two touchdowns in the contest. But, perhaps […]

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UWA soccer honors Rivas, Chu

Local businessmen and ardent soccer enthusiasts J.R. Rivas and Dr. Ronnie Chu have already made an impact on the fledgling programs at the University of West Alabama. Sunday, UWA men’s soccer coach Matthew Thorne and UWA women’s soccer coach Graeme Orr took time out to honor Rivas and Chu for their support. “The decision to […]


9/15/2012 UWA vs Mississippi College Gallery

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Turtle Back Pecan Sandies

Living in Demopolis now for about 9 years, I have found one of the most famous treats was the Trager’s Turtle Back Cookie. I never had the pleasure of one so I don’t really know what it taste like other than the versions of others. So many people have told me that is was a spicy kind […]

Greek Chicken Kabobs and Pine Nut-Orzo Salad

Labor Day weekend is upon us and it’s time for us to all become Grill Masters! Instead of putting on the usual ribs or steaks try these grilled chicken kabobs with orzo salad for a little change. Have a great weekend, relax and grill! Ingredients Salt 1/2 pound orzo 4 cloves garlic, grated or minced […]

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DHS teams with BWWMH for healthcare studies

Demopolis High School students participating in the Healthcare Studies Class at Bryan W. Whitfield Memorial Hospital are busy this semester learning firsthand about various healthcare careers. Students taking the class include: from left, Halley Bowen, Kimberly Campbell, Curshawn White, La’Timberly Washington, Allison Boxmeyer, Kate Hightower, Tori Reese, Jaz Charleston (partially obscured), Regianna Wiggins, Anna Lambert, […]

UWA expecting record crowds this weekend

LIVINGSTON, Ala.—The University of West Alabama will see a wide range of guests this weekend at a number of activities planned on campus. Saturday is UWA’s annual Family Day celebration. Students will welcome their families at residence halls from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Visitors will have the opportunity to tour residences and several other […]

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Cut the cord and save money

By Bruce Ward If you’re  like most, you have internet, cell phones, maybe a home phone and cable or satellite TV all on top of everything else. Right? Do you need help with the cost? If so, think about cutting the cord! What is cutting the cord? Well cutting the cord is turning your cable […]

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