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Mega Chevron gas station opens in Tuscaloosa

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT) — The largest mega Chevron gas station in West Alabama is now open in the Alberta community. It is the only gas station in Tuscaloosa that features charging stations for electric cars. Tuscaloosa City Council President Kip Tyner says the Extra Mile market and gas station...
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Flora “Agnes” Stilwell Taylor

Flora “Agnes” Stilwell Taylor passed away at her home in Demopolis, Alabama in the early morning of 13 June 2022, at the age of 93, surrounded by her family and loved ones. Agnes was born in Walker County, Alabama on 17 June 1928. She graduated from Walker County...
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The Doctor is in: Anderson Family Care holds ribbon-cutting

Anderson Family Care had its ribbon-cutting ceremony last Friday, June 17. The new doctor’s office is located 119 W Washington St in the downtown area. Dr. Brittney Anderson will officially begin seeing patients in July. Mayor Woody Collins gave Anderson a warm welcome and touched on how important doctors...
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Donuts in Demopolis bakery holds ribbon-cutting

Kim Chansan and her husband Otdom Chansan, owners of Donuts in Demopolis, along with the Demopolis Area Chamber of Commerce, recently held a ribbon-cutting on June 7. The shop is located at 908 U.S. Hwy. 80 East. Donuts in Demopolis opened on March 21, 2022, and has a variety of...

Woodstock, Linden get Rebuild Alabama grants

Tuscaloosa County’s Woodstock and Marengo County’s Linden are among the recipients of the latest Rebuild Alabama grants. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey announced the awards Thursday, saying more than $2 million in state funding is being doled out for this most recent round of road and bridge projects. The...
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Demopolis City Council names Fire Chief, VFW presents annual awards

During the June 16 Demopolis City Council meeting Mayor Woody Collins recommended Cpt. Jeb Bailey as the permanent Chief for the Demopolis Fire Department. Members of the VFW Post 5377 also presented their annual awards for Policeman of the Year and Firefighter of the Year. Bailey has been a firefighter...
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Watermelon Festival Saturday, June 25 in Thomaston

The annual Watermelon Festival will be in Thomaston this Saturday, June 25 at the Old Marengo County High School. Stop by the Community Healthcare Workers booth to complete a survey to possibly win a free dinner for 2 at David’s Catfish in Thomasville.
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G.P. Austin renovations nearing end, Linden board welcomes new member

The Linden Board of Education met for a brief meeting last Wednesday, June 15 where they discussed the ongoing renovation project at G.P. Austin Middle School. Under old business, Superintendent Dr. Timothy Thurman said that everything is moving smoothly with the G.P. Austin project and he expects to transition back to the school building during the first week of July. Classes had been held in the trade center building for the majority of the spring semester.

OBITUARY: Tyree “TJ” Lewis

Tyree “TJ” Lewis, of Orrville, passed away June 10. Graveside services were held on June 18, at 11 a.m. at John the Baptist Memorial Gardens.

Shadrach McNeal Sanders

Shadrach McNeal Sanders left us, to join his heavenly Father and family in heaven on June 13, 2022 in Mansfield, Texas. Shadrach was born July 23, 1956 in Catherine, Alabama. Shadrach is the son of the late Walter R. Sanders, Sr. and Gracie Mae Sanders. Shadrach graduated from Camden Academy, a scholar of numerous degrees and worked as an Accountant/Auditor for the Department of Defense for many years.

Marion Rodeo draws crowd to Perry County, photo gallery

The 27th Annual Marion Rodeo was held June 17 and 18, and the promoters are pleased with how many people turned out to watch the cowboys and cowgirls. The rodeo opened with the always-popular mutton busting. These kids are training for bigger things in their rodeo future, but for now they entertained the crowd by riding sheep. Another really popular event was the little wranglers event, a Mardi Gras-style parade where kids threw beads to the crowd from the back of a pickup truck.
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Powell resigns as USJ principal, board approves contract with Brandi Smith

During a short meeting last Thursday, June 16, the Demopolis Board of Education approved the resignation of USJ principal Bridget Powell and the contract with Brandi Smith as the DMS principal. Powell’s resignation received a 4-1 vote from the board, and Smith had her contract officially approved by the board....

Incarcerated man dies at Donaldson Correctional Facility

A spokesperson for the Alabama Department of Corrections said Friday that a man incarcerated at Donaldson Correctional Facility was killed Wednesday after an altercation with another incarcerated individual. Mitchell Cosby, 41, was serving a life sentence at Donaldson Correctional Facility for a murder committed in Jefferson, according to ADOC. On...