• Newspaper
  • Community
  • History

    Founded in 1887 by C.A. Berbeck, The Demopolis Times has been owned by reputable newspeople for more than a century. Owners include Edward S. Cornish, Ben and Libba George, Hollis Curl and Jim McKay. In 1979, Boone Newspapers Inc. purchased the newspaper and still owns it today.


    To treat our readers as they would wish to be treated; to provide a fair and open dialogue for opinion in the community; to bring issues to light that both challenge and improve the area we serve; and to provide advertisers with a professional avenue in which to market their products.


    Published Wednesday and Saturday

    Approximately 1,800 weekly


    Quark XPress-based news and advertising production system, running on Macintosh platform.

    Internet presence


    Community involvement

    The Demopolis Times and its staff are involved in numerous civic projects and have taken on a leadership role with the arts and appearance of the community.


    The Demopolis Times is a consistent winner in the Alabama Press Association Better Newspaper Contest.

  • Market

    Demopolis is situated in the heart of Alabama’s Black Belt Region and is centrally located between Tuscaloosa, Ala. and Meridian, Miss. The city is affixed on the banks of both the Tombigbee and Warrior rivers and is renowned as a sportsman¹s paradise in the Southeast.

    Geographic location

    Historic Demopolis is located at the confluence of the Tombigbee-Black Warrior Rivers. The construction of the Demopolis Lock and Dam created a 10,000 acre lake which is enjoyed by many for boating, fishing and recreational opportunities. The city is located 55 miles south of Tuscaloosa – home of the University of Alabama – and 45 miles East of Meridian, Miss.


    Total immediate market: 70,000 within a 30-mile radius

    Marengo County: 23,000

    Demopolis: 8,000


    Known for its mild winters and splendid springs and falls, the average annual temperature is 75.3 degrees (F).

    Major employers

    WestRock, a national leader in wood products, has a large plant in Demopolis. Other key businesses include manufacturing, healthcare, forestry, agricultural, tourism and educational lines of work, along with many others.


    Demopolis enjoys one of the best public school systems in this region of Alabama. The schools receive enormous support from members of the community and have thrived during a time with other systems in the state cannot say the same.


    Boating, fishing, hunting, golf, arts and crafts.

    Interesting tidbit

    The City of Demopolis was incorporated in 1818 before Alabama became a state in 1819. European royalty founded the city.

    Area information

    Demopolis Chamber of Commerce
    102 East Washington Street
    P.O. Box 667
    Demopolis, AL 36732

    Tel: (334) 289-0270
    Fax: (334) 289-1382