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DA candidates speak to Demopolis Rotarians

One thing both candidates for the 17th Judicial Circuit District Attorney post agree on is that they are ready for the campaign to be over. Barrown Lankster and Greg Griggers spoke briefly Wednesday before the Demopolis Rotary Club. Each man had five minutes to talk on his qualifications and plans for the office should he be elected.
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York police looking for missing woman

YORK, Ala. (WTOK) - The York Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating Janis Elizabeth Jackson. Jackson, 65, may have a condition that impairs her judgment. She was last seen May 16, 2022, at about 7 a.m., wearing a white tank top, blue jeans and tennis shoes in the area of Longshore Drive in York.
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Missing and Endangered alert issued for 65-year-old York woman

The York Police Department is asking for help finding 65-year-old Janis Elizabeth Jackson. A missing and endangered person alert has been issued for her. Jackson is 5' 7" tall and weighs 130 pounds. She has brown eyes and blonde or strawberry colored hair. She may have a condition that could impair her judgment. She was last seen on May 16, 2022 wearing a white tank top, blue jeans, and tennis shoes in York, Alabama.
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Bryant shines in Stanhope Elmore spring football game

Spring football has come and gone for the Stanhope Elmore football team, and head coach Brian Bradford likes what he saw from his Mustangs this spring. Stanhope Elmore wrapped up its spring season by defeating Demopolis, 27-21, in their spring game on Friday night. The Mustangs’ starters racked up over...

Sumter County School System hosts “Resilience Workshop”

YORK, Al. (WTOK) - Parents and students gathered at Sumter Central High School as part of a parental involvement program for the Sumter County School System. It was a time for parents to hear from their child’s school administrators. International speaker and mental health coach Mia Pile also spoke. The school system hopes to get more parents involved in what their child is doing in school instead of taking a passive approach.
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‘Decades’ display brings ‘wows’ and memories to visitors

Some of the displays drew questions of “What is that?” Others generated grins and comments of “I remember those.” Still others led to forgotten memories and the sharing of what life was like back in the day. Tables spread through the gymnasium at Christian Chapel Baptist...

Tuscaloosa woman dies in early Saturday wreck

A woman from Tuscaloosa has died in the wake of a wreck early Saturday morning in Sumter County. The wreck happened just before 1 a.m. May 15, on Alabama Highway 116 near Spring Valley Church Road, about 4 miles west of Gainesville. Pearlie M. Ivy, 57, of Tuscaloosa was fatally...
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The Whit Wound Clinic recognized for excellence

When Whitfield Regional Hospital opened its wound care clinic in August 2019, the goal was to have 25 patients within the first few months. It only took a few weeks. So successful has the unit become that it is recognized as being in the top 10 percent of eligible Healogics Wound Care Centers, considered the nation’s wound healing expert. Healogics heads a network of more than 600 such centers.
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DHS Class of 1959 celebrates 63rd reunion

The Demopolis High School Class of 1959 celebrated their 63rd year reunion April 29 and 30, with a fun weekend of visiting and renewing old friendships. They began with a very nice welcome party Friday night at the impressive Marengo County History & Archive Museum which is located in the old Merchants Grocery/Rosenbush Building. Rusty Goldsmith, who is presently serving as Interim Rector of Trinity Episcopal Church, was a special guest for the Friday night event. Saturday activities included a casual, all-day get together at the Spillway Falls Park Pavilion then dinner at the Red Barn. They had a great turnout with 16 classmates attending. Pictured are, from left (front row) Dorothy Green Williams, Betty Joyce Williams Tatum, Geraldine Smith House, Becky Grable Acton, Helen Watts Arnold; (back row) Glenn Giddins, Charles Abrams, Tom Raybon, Bill Spence, Bert Hitchcock, John Gross, Jim Patterson, Bill Glover, Bob Drury, Joe Turner, and Donnie George Ford. Good food and good memories were shared by all.
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Donors called for LifeSouth blood drive May 27

LifeSouth will be accepting donations of blood in Demopolis on Friday, May 27, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Demopolis Civic Center. Donors must be at least 16 years of age and weigh no less than 110 pounds. Anyone who is 16 must have a parental okay to give blood.

Shooting in West Alabama Town Prompts Shelter-in-Place

Some Marengo County residents are being asked to shelter-in-place until further notice following a shooting in the area. According to a Facebook post shared shortly after 8 p.m. by the 17th Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force, the multi-county unit is assisting the Demopolis Police Department after a shooting that took place earlier Thursday evening.
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DPD releases arrest, incident reports from April 10-May 13

Demopolis Police have released the arrest report from April 20-May 13 and the incident report from April 10-13. April 20: Keshondra R. Robinson, 37, failure to obey a police officer. April 20: Jarrell D.P. Smith, 37, possession of marijuana. April 21: Deandrea S. Jones, 31, domestic violence III. April 23:...