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Looking to the Future: ALProHealth Funds Revitalization Project in Linden

LINDEN, Ala. — A vacant lot in downtown Linden is on deck for some major development thanks to the High Obesity Program Cooperative Agreement (HOP 1809). The current space shows crumbling walls and overgrown grass. However, through funding provided by HOP 1809, a community coalition hopes to inject life into the once vibrant centerpiece of the city, transforming it into something the whole county can enjoy.
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The West Alabama Watchman

Gaddy named Business of the Month for July

Gaddy Electric Plumbing Heating & Cooling is the July Business of the Month for the Demopolis Area Chamber of Commerce. The woman-owned business, which opened in 1958, is located at 145 Industrial Park North. Pictured are Lillian Rice, left, and Gaddy Rice, children of Elizabeth Gaddy-Rice, managing partner and third...
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Southimage Productions opens up new studio

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) -For over 20 years pastor Chris Holcombe has been working with artists young and old to give them a chance to record their own music. Today in the city of Lisman, Alabama Southimage Productions opened a new recording studio as pastor Chris looks forward to giving young kids an opportunity to get off the streets and into the studio. Pastor Chris wants to put Lisman on the map as he wants people to be proud to say they are from Lisman.

Greene County authorities investigating deaths of two women in Eutaw

EUTAW, Ala. — An investigation is underway in Greene County after two women were found dead in Eutaw Wednesday night. City of Eutaw Spokesman Corey Martin said Eutaw police and the Greene County Sheriff's Office are investigating the apparent murders of two women after both were found dead in separate locations Wednesday night. Limited details are available at this time, but their deaths occurred between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.

West AlabamaWorks! hiring fair coming to Sumter County

LIVINGSTON, Ala. (WTOK) - West AlabamaWorks! has partnered with the City of Livingston and the Sumter County Chamber of Commerce to host a hiring event Thursday, July 14, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Livingston Civic Center, 101 Country Club Road. “If you need a job or if...

20th annual Marcus Campbell Future Stars Camp

SUMTER COUNTY, Ala. (WTOK) - For 20 years Marcus Campbell has put on a free basketball camp to connect with the youth. This year at Sumter Central High School the former local basketball star was joined by guest speakers and coached to not only polish the basketball skills of the kids but also help them become better-rounded human beings.
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Suspect in custody after two shot, killed in shooting in Eutaw

Chief Tommy Johnson with Eutaw Police Department said two people were killed in a shooting Wednesday evening. The suspect is in custody. The shooting happened on County Road 53. The victims were transported to the hospital where they died. This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

Two killed in double shooting in Eutaw

EUTAW, Ala. (WBRC) - Authorities in Eutaw are investigating after two people were killed in a double shooting on June 29. Greene County Coroner Ron Smith said this happened around 5:30 p.m. on County Road 53. The victims died at Greene County Hospital. Authorities say a suspect is in custody.

Eutaw honors law enforcement with second annual First Responders Parade

The city of Eutaw showcased how much area law enforcement means with the second annual First Responders Parade Thursday afternoon. Eutaw Police Chief Tommy Johnson is the one who came up with the idea. His goal is bringing residents and first responders closer together. “We’re just trying to give back...

Eutaw holds First Responders parade

EUTAW, Ala. (WBRC) - The town of Eutaw held its second annual First Responders parade on June 30, and it could not have come a better time considering the tragedies members of local law enforcement have gone through in recent weeks. The town of Eutaw all but shut down for...

Butler completes new storm shelter

BUTLER, Ala. (WTOK) - Citizens in the town of Butler will now have a safe location to go when bad weather strikes. “There is a need. There is definitely a need,” Butler Mayor Mike Williams said. A state-of-the-art storm shelter is now open in Butler. “This is the last...
Demopolis Times

Allstate cuts ribbon for new office

The Demopolis Allstate Insurance Office held its ribbon-cutting and after hours visit at its new building last Tuesday, June 21. The business has been in Demopolis for three years, and the new office is located at 502 N Walnut Ave. Allstate offers a variety of insurance plans like car, home,...

Man shoots, kills wife, daughter in Eutaw

Two women are dead in Eutaw and a man is in custody after a shooting Wednesday. According to Eutaw city officials, the man shot his wife and daughter several times, killing them both. The daughter, 19, is the mother of a 2-year-old child. Identities of those involved have not yet...

United Way hosts Neshoba Co. Stuff the Bus

PHILADELPHIA, Miss. (WTOK) - The United Way of East Mississippi is currently collecting donations for its ‘Stuff the Bus’ campaign, where they are collecting school supplies to have ready for students when school starts in August. United Way is taking donations for Lauderdale, Clarke, Kemper and Neshoba counties....
The West Alabama Watchman

Black Belt hiring event continues in Sumter County

LIVINGSTON –The Regional Black Belt Hiring Tour continues, this time in Sumter County. The event, jointly sponsored by West AlabamaWorks!, the City of Livingston and the Sumter County Chamber of Commerce, will be held Thursday, July 14, in the Livingston Civic Center from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. “We...
The West Alabama Watchman

Main Street kicks off; now the real work begins

All the long hours and hard work fulfilled their purpose Tuesday when Main Street Demopolis officially kicked off its long-range program to revitalize the historic downtown area of the city. The large crowd gathered in the Marengo County History and Archives Museum to hear the broad outline of what being...