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Family says bullying led 9-year-old Ala. girl to take her own life
A family in Linden, Ala., is mourning the loss of a 9-year-old girl who took her own life last week. McKenzie Adams’ family members said the fourth-grader had been bullied by a group of classmates since the beginning of the school year. Her grandmother found her in their home Dec. 3. She had hanged
West Alabama mother blames bullying in her daughters suicide
DEMOPOLIS, Ala. (WIAT) -- A West Alabama family is grieving the death of their daughter who took her life. The mother of 9-year-old McKenzie Adams says bullying led her daughter to kill herself.
West Alabama police chief resigns
DEMOPOLIS, AL (WSFA) - Demopolis police chief Tommie Reese is resigning. Reese has taken a new job with the Alabama attorney general’s office. In his new position, Reese will develop training programs for law enforcement agencies and notify law enforcement of any changes in criminal law.
Demopolis City Leaders in Search of New Police Chief
From the West Alabama Newsroom– — The city of Demopolis is looking for a new top cop after Public Safety Director Tommie Reese is appointed to a statewide position with the Attorney General’s Office.
Guilty plea entered in 2012 murder case
A capital murder case that has dragged on for six years came to an end last week when the defendant entered a “best interest” guilty plea to murder and received a 15- year sentence.
Canebrake Players to present “A Christmas Story”
Demopolis’ Canebrake Players will present “A Christmas Story” beginning Dec. 7 at the Canebrake Theatre in Demopolis. The 2018 Christmas production is directed by Kelley Mullins.
How One Alabama Sherriff Worked Openly to Oppress People of Color
In Wilcox County, Alabama, in one of the country’s poorest counties, a supposedly unarmed sheriff dispensed justice for thirty years using his psychological skills and magnetic personality. His complimentary biography was composed by his granddaughter, from white sources. Wilcox County is, and was,
NCU class focuses on maintaining holiday budget
With Christmas shopping underway for many people, Ashley Coplin, marketing specialist at Naheola Credit Union, presented a holiday budgeting class on Nov. 15 in Pennington to give shoppers the tools to not overspend this holiday season.
Christmas Lights, Peace on Earth
It seems fitting to begin our journey into the past via the pages of The Thomasville Times with a note about Christmas that is relevant to this date. On December 3, 1947, The Times had a small item that said, “If nothing happens, Pete Brantley will have the Christmas lighting project finished by Sat
PHOTO GALLERY: Celebrating Christmas on the River 2018 [UPDATED]
Demopolis celebrated its 47th Annual Christmas on the River with events beginning on Wednesday, Nov. 28, and continuing into the late hours of Saturday, Dec. 1. Wednesday featured the Lighting of the Love Light Tree at Bryan W. Whitfield Memorial Hospital, which included the naming of this year’s Sp
The Two Faces of Lummie Jenkins
Talk to anyone over the age of 60 in Camden, Alabama, and they can tell you a story about Lummie Jenkins, the sheriff of Wilcox County from 1939 to 1971. According to newspapers across the Deep South, Percy Columbus Jenkins—also known as Sheriff Lummie, Mr. Lummie, or most often as Lummie—was “a sup
Three charged in health care scam
A Tuscaloosa sales representative is among three defendants accused of committing a $10.5 million health care fraud scam. Brett Taft, 45, along with a Birmingham doctor and a Demopolis pharmacist, are accused of fraudulently billing for compounded drugs and defrauding third-party administrators of h
Lady Gators win back to back games
The Clarke Prep School Lady Gators won back to back games last week as they had a full week on the hardwoods. CPS beat Wilcox 21-19 Saturday with Grace Compton leading the way with 11 points and nine rebounds.
THS Robotics Team earns high ranking at South’s BEST
The Thomasville High School Robotics Team participated Dec. 1 and 2 at the South’s BEST competition at Beard-Eaves Memorial Stadium at Auburn University. The THS had a preliminary finish of sixth out of 60 teams. Final results will be posted in a few days. PHOTOS BY BARRY H. HENDRIX.
Flying Bricks and Dickens Carolers to perform Christmas concert
The Arts Council of Thomasville will present its 2018 Christmas concert “Christmas Traditions” on Saturday, Dec. 15, 7 p.m., in the Bedsole Theatre at the Thomasville Civic Center. The concert will feature the Flying Bricks Community Band and Dickens Carolers. The program will feature many long-time
Lady Aggies blow past Leroy
The Jackson Lady Aggies plowed through the Lady Bears of Leroy 71-20 Monday night in Leroy. Rosie Richardson led the team with 21 points. Nykeria Boykin added 13 points. Courtney Lyons had 7.
Company to build lumber mill in Thomasville that's expected to employ 125
THOMASVILLE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama-based company has announced that it will build a new lumber mill that's expected to employ 125.
Student art featured on DCSF Christmas cards [UPDATED]
Have a person on your Christmas list that is hard to shop for? The Demopolis City Schools Foundation may have a perfect solution. Make a donation to the Foundation in honor of a friend or loved one and that person will get a special Christmas card designed by Demopolis High School and Middle School
Defense leads Patriots to title game
LINDEN — Graderius Brown connected with Joshua Williams and Kevin Green for touchdown passes and the Linden defense played championship caliber football to punch the Patriots’ ticket to the AHSAA Class 1A state title game. With the exception of one special teams miscue, the Patriot defense played sh
Suspect arrested in Demopolis double homicide
DEMOPOLIS, AL (WSFA) - A suspect in a Demopolis double homicide has been arrested. Demopolis police say they've arrested 21-year-old Anthony Bernard Collier in connection to the Sunday morning shooting, in which two people died. Two others were injured but are expected to recover. Police say Collier