Demopolis

City of Demopolis Implements Mobile Home Restrictions

From the West Alabama Newsroom– An ordinance in Demopolis restricting mobile homes in the city limits — is creating a lot of chatter among residents — on social media. Mobile homes will no longer be allowed to brought into the R-3 residential district of Demopolis. “They never were permitted in R-1 districts and R-2. “But there still provisions in a…

Rooster Bridge a Unique Part of Demopolis History

From the West Alabama Newsroom– The Rooster Bridge near Demopolis was originally built 102 years ago. It’s construction closed the only gap in a highway that stretched from coast to coast. Hundreds of people use the bridge every day now — without much of a thought. But the Rooster Bridge has an interesting history. “It’s just such a neat story,”…

WATCH: Possible Tornado Caught on Camera in Demopolis

Alabama News Network was on the air live when we caught what appeared to be a tornado forming near downtown Demopolis on our Alfa Insurance Camera Network in Demopolis. Marengo County was under a tornado warning at the time and we were tracking the storm on radar shortly after 2 p.m. Chief Meteorologist Shane Butler and Meteorologist Ryan Stinnett tracked…

Pinnacle Renewable Energy Holds Drive-Thru Job Fair in Demopolis

From the West Alabama Newsroom– A new multi-million dollar wood pellet plant under construction in Demopolis — holds a drive-thru job fair Thursday at the Demopolis Civic Center. Job seekers were able to apply — and interview for positions — right from their vehicles. Hunter Winborne is the company’s Human Resource Manager. “Whenever we came up with this idea, we…

Body of Missing Marengo County Man Found

From the West Alabama Newsroom– The body found in a pond on Highway 80 earlier this week — is confirmed to be that of a missing Marengo County man. Thirty-six year old Willie Bell Allen, Jr was reported missing March 23rd. He was last seen at Southeastern Cheese plant in Uniontown. Willie Allen, Jr./Source: Uniontown Police Police found Allen’s abandoned…

Missing Marengo County Man Last Seen in Uniontown

A Marengo County man has been reported missing. 36-year-old, Willie Bell Allen Jr., was last seen in Uniontown at South Eastern Cheese Plant.  According to co-worker testimony, Allen said he was being chased by someone and that they tried to kill him. His white Ford Crown Victoria was found westbound between Uniontown and Demopolis, keys still in the ignition and…

Update: Weather Officials Confirm Tornado Hit Marengo County

Destruction from EF-1 tornado that hit Marengo County — Photo from Alabama News Network The National Weather Service has inspected the area in Marengo County where a storm hit early yesterday morning. A team has determined it was a tornado that touched down. They say the tornado was an EF-1, with winds around 105-110 mph. The path was 1.29 miles…