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Thompson takes gavel as MCC chair

In the first Marengo County Commission meeting of the year on Jan. 8, Commissioner Calvin Martin passed the gavel to Commissioner Michael Thompson, who will serve as Commission Chairman for the remainder of the year.


Four will be inducted as the 2019 class of the Marengo County Sports Hall of Fame

The Marengo County Sports Hall of Fame is now headed into the second decade of its existence in honoring men and women who have left indelible footprints for others to emulate and for those footprints to be honored. From the first class of five inductees in 2009 through the last class in February of


James Spann: Strong storms for Alabama Saturday

PLEASANT AFTERNOON: Temperatures are in the 57- to 60-degree range over much of north and central Alabama this afternoon, and we note a few thin spots in the overcast. To the south, Montgomery and Demopolis report a pleasant 65 degrees at mid-afternoon. There’s nothing on radar, and we will be dry t


ALEA issues new hardship driver's license law

MONTGOMERY, Ala (WIAT)-- A new law by the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency could reinstate the driver's licenses for nearly 20,000 Alabamians, whose licenses were suspended, for an inability to pay traffic tickets.


Screening of Uniontown documentary coming to York Jan. 18

Join filmmaker Fraser Jones and members of the Black Belt Citizens Fighting for Health and Justice for a screening of Uniontown, a documentary film, on Jan. 18, at 7 p.m. at Pop Start located on 211B Broad Street in York.


Demopolis teams score region wins over Bibb County

The Demopolis boys’ and girls’ varsity teams each won region games against Bibb County on Friday to bring the boys their second area win and their thirteenth overall win while the girls gain their first area win and fifth overall win.


Law enforcement reports: Jan. 16-17

The Meridian Police Department reported the following arrests between 6 a.m. Wednesday and 6 a.m. Thursday:. • Simple assault-threat - Rashaundra Boler, born in 1998, 2313 23rd Ave. Apt. A Meridian.


Lawyers seek court order to help prevent Alabama prison suicides

Lawyers representing Alabama state prisoners asked a federal judge today to block the placement of mentally ill inmates in segregation because of an increase in suicides. Two Alabama inmates have taken their own lives already this year, following nine suicides in Alabama prisons last year.


Brock leads Longhorns in win over Rebels

The Marengo Academy’s John Parker Brock matched the offensive output of the visiting South Choctaw Rebels Tuesday night in Linden, hitting for 26 points as the Longhorns defeated the Rebels 51-26.


DEMOPOLIS CITY COUNCIL: Officials encouraging residents to move garbage cans

The City of Demopolis is encouraging residents and businesses to help make streets more presentable by moving their garbage cans after pick-up. District 4 Councilman Bill Meador presented a letter during a city council meeting on Thursday, Jan. 3, that will be mailed as a way of reminding citizens t


Man drowns in rural Alabama pond while fleeing police

TROY, Ala. (AP) — Authorities in Alabama say a man has died while attempting to flee police by swimming through a rural pond. State Bureau of Investigation Lt. Heath Carpenter says the man fled on foot from a traffic stop Wednesday morning and then attempted to swim across the pond to evade Troy pol


School Report Card: School systems see some improvement

The Alabama Department of Education released the annual state report cards in late December, assigning grades on a 100-point scale to individual school systems and schools based on performance.


Lady Longhorns fall to Lady Rebels

The Marengo Academy Lady Longhorns fell to the South Choctaw Academy Lady Rebels 74-44 in Linden on Tuesday night. Mary Grace Sheffield led the Lady Longhorns with 22 points. The Lady Longhorns held the game close in the first quarter, which ended with the Lady Rebels holding a 17-15 lead. However,


Suspect arrested for pursuit that led to officer injuries [UPDATED]

A Myrtlewood resident was arrested by the Linden Police Department for his involvement in a car chase on Dec. 14. Oliver Anthony Jr., 36, was charged on Jan. 4 with attempting to elude for his involvement in the incident, which led to a LPD officer sustaining minor injuries and a police car being to


Recently widowed woman dies trying to save pets from fire

MONTICELLO, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi woman has died after going back into her burning home to try to save her pets, just days after her husband's funeral. The Daily Leader reports that firefighters Wednesday recovered the body of 72-year-old Mary Ann McMahon from her home in Lawrence County. Her d


Minister (Mrs.) Willie V. Shelton Dubose

Minister (Mrs.) Willie V. Shelton Dubose, 69, Lisman, Alabama (formerly of Alexander City) transitioned on Monday, January 7, 2019 at Meridian, MS. Final arrangements are through Hayden and Butler Funeral Home, 10031 Crowell Dr., Lisman, AL 36912. https://haydenandbutler.com.


Sumter County Sheriff Brian Harris sworn in

SUMTER COUNTY, Miss. (WTOK) - Sumter County Sheriff Brian Harris was officially sworn in for a full-term as sheriff on Monday. The Sheriff was sworn in by the Honorable Probate Judge Willie Pearl Rice. Sheriff Harris shared his gratitude to the citizens of Sumter County on Facebook.


Alabama man accused of putting toddler in dryer and turning it on multiple times

ALABASTER, Ala. (WEAR) — An Alabama man is facing aggravated child abuse charges after he allegedly put a toddler in a dryer and turned it on multiple times. According to Alabaster Police, 25-year-old Steven Todhunter started abusing the child on May 1, 2017.


Lady Gators beat Patrician 42-39

The Clarke Prep School Lady Gators beat the Lady Saints of Patrician 42-39 last Friday night in Butler. It was CPS’ first win over the Lady Saints in more than 15 years. Grace Davis led the team with 11 points, six rebounds and four steals. Cassidy Van Winkle had 10 points and 11 rebounds. Grace Com


Juvenile sex offenders in your county: What must Alabama schools do?

Right now, in Alabama, there are 1,300 juvenile sex offenders registered with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, or ALEA, according to numbers released to AL.com this week by the agency. That number includes juveniles of all risk levels---low, moderate, high and unknown or as yet unassessed.