Demopolis, AL

The West Alabama Watchman

Physician shares reasons to choose Demopolis for new clinic

Dr. Brittney Anderson introduced herself to the Demopolis Rotary Club Wednesday by first telling stories on herself as the middle girl of three growing up on an 80-acre family farm in Autauga County. Her favorite pastime was reading to her pet goat – named Billy, of course. “I love...
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The West Alabama Watchman

More businesses, activities line up for Main Street kickoff Tuesday

Kickoff for Demopolis being named a Main Street Alabama Designated Community is adding a growing list of businesses signing up to take part in the event from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, June 28. Everyone in the city is invited to join in the fun. In addition to businesses facing Public Square...
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Demopolis Times

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...

‘Never give up and strive for your goals’: Elijah Guyton recaps his Aggie years

FAIRIVEW, Ala. — In this interview, I talked to Fairview kicker Elijah Guyton, who will continue his academic and athletic career at the University of West Alabama. Elijah put in a lot of hard work over his years at Fairview and made a lot of great memories on and off the field. “Some of my greatest sports memories were in the summer during summer workouts. It was always a blast building strong relationships with your friends and your coaches, while also building up strength and just getting better as an athlete and as a person,” Guyton said. “After school practices was another...

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...
Demopolis Times

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...
Demopolis Times

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...
Demopolis Times

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...
Demopolis Times

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.
Demopolis Times

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.
Demopolis Times

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...
Jackson Free Press

Highway 80 Fest Stops In Jackson

Richelle Putnam works to promote the power of words in her home state, whether it's as the founder of the Mississippi Writers Guild or as the arts project director for The Montgomery Institute, a Meridian-based nonprofit that works to enhance education and development from western Alabama to eastern Mississippi. The latter position gave her the opportunity to create Highway 80 Songwriters Festival in order to educate and increase appreciation for the craft of songwriting.