Demopolis

Nearly $100M Wood Pellet Factory Planned in West Alabama

DEMOPOLIS, Ala. (AP) – A nearly $100 million factory to produce wood pellets is planned for the west Alabama city of Demopolis. The Tuscaloosa-based Westervelt is partnering with Canadian Pinnacle Renewable Energy to build a facility in Marengo County. The plant is set to start production in the first half of 2021. The plant will be located on the Tombigbee…

Mother of Missing Florida Girl Charged with Giving False Information and Child Neglect

UPDATE: The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office has charged Brianna Williams, 27, with giving false information to police and child neglect. Williams is the mother of missing 5-year-old Taylor Rose Williams from Jacksonville, Florida . Williams was hospitalized earlier this afternoon after an apparent overdose and is in serious condition. The child’s remains have not yet been officially identified. Taylor Williams has…

Human Remains Found During Search for Missing Florida 5-Year-Old in Wooded Area Between Linden and Demopolis

The multi-agency investigative team involved in the search for the missing 5-year-old girl from Jacksonville, Florida confirmed Tuesday morning that human remains were recovered in a wooded area in West Alabama. Authorities say the remains were found somewhere between the cities of Linden and Demopolis. Victim identification is pending. Taylor Rose Williams was reported missing from her Jacksonville, Florida home…

Search for Missing 5-Year-Old from Florida Expands to Demopolis

Authorities in Florida say they’re expanding the search of a missing 5-year-old girl to Alabama, and the girl’s mother is no longer cooperating with their investigation. Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams said during a press conference Monday that officers have been deployed to Demopolis. Williams says Taylor Williams, who is not related to the sheriff, was reported missing from her Jacksonville…

Missing Person Search Underway in Demopolis

The Demopolis Police Department is currently assisting the FBI and out of state agencies in the search of a missing person around the Demopolis area. The DPD posted to Facebook asking citizens to try and avoid the areas with a high police presence as much as possible. Demopolis Police Chief has confirmed to Alabama News Network that this is not…

Update: Demopolis High School Drowning Victims Identified

Authorities say two Demopolis High School students who drowned in the Tombigbee River have now been identified. Investigators say Rayshawn Benison and Natasia Daniels died Friday after they fell into the water and drowned. They were 15 years old. Demopolis Police Chief Rex Flowers says a third classmate also fell into the water but was pulled to shore safely with…

Dive Team Searching for Two Missing Students in Demopolis

From the West Alabama Newsroom – A search is underway for two missing high school students in Demopolis. In a tweet from Tuscaloosa Fire and Rescue, authorities say a dive team is assisting the Demopolis Fire Department in that search at Bluffs City Landing. Demopolis High School has postponed tonight’s football game until tomorrow at 11 a.m. Stay with Alabama…

Demopolis Fire Department to Add Ambulance Service

From the West Alabama Newsroom– The city of Demopolis is adding an ambulance service to the fire department in an effort to improve emergency service in the city. Mayor John Laney says the city plans on buying the ambulance by the end of the week. He says the ambulance will complement the existing county-wide ambulance service. He says it means…

Man’s Body Found in Demopolis

Demopolis police say a man’s body has been discovered. Police Chief Tommie Reese tells Alabama News Network that the body of 36-year-old Joseph Knowles, Jr, was found in a wooded part of a yard on Wild Honey Court Monday afternoon. The body was sent to the State Department of Forensics for an autopsy. Officials say a forensics report shows that…

Child Informs Demopolis Police of Mother’s Killing

Demopolis Police are investigating a homicide after they say a small child claimed someone killed his mother. Demopolis Public Chief Tommie Reese said that a police officer was attempting to serve papers to someone at 1514 Queensbury Lane, when a small child in the residence stated that someone killed his mother. The officer found 29-year-old Shannon Sharell Steele in a…