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January 29, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

City backs golf course loan

The Thomasville Water Board voted to join several Thomasville homeowners in a lawsuit against Stone Electric Monday night. The lawsuit stems from a sewer problem experienced when the contractor was installing street lights on Hwy. 43. More...

CGEDA pushing energy efficiency

Although the turnout was light for Coastal Gateway’s energy summit in Thomasville Tuesday, Coastal Gateway Economic Development Authority Director Dr. John A. More...

Gas prices still dropping

Average retail gasoline prices in Alabama have fallen 2.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $1.90/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 3,348 gas outlets in Alabama. More...

Special Sections

Editorials

Finding Roy Rogers show stirs nostalgia

I was flipping around the channels on my television the other day and I found an episode of the Roy Rogers Show to watch. Talk about nostalgia! I was transported back to my childhood in just one flip of the channel. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Tackling Alabama’s budget woes

The most pressing problem facing the governor and legislature as they enter this new quadrennium is the financial shortfall in the General Fund Budget. More...

School

TCS Thespians have outstanding showing at state meeting

Thomasville High School Thespian Troupe 5073 members and Thomasville Middle School students participated in workshops and in the individual event competition at the Alabama Thespian Festival, an Alabama Educational Theatre Association event. More...

Rhodes selected for Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges

Alex Rhodes was selected for Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges for 2015. She is a senior English Language Arts secondary education major at Troy University. More...

Stallworth named Employee of the Week

The Cooperative Education Program is pleased to announce that Jamerial Stallworth, left, has been selected as the "Employee of the Week". More...

Sports

Bulldogs lose to Southern Choctaw

The Sweet Water High School Bulldogs varsity boys basketball team lost 56-37 Jan. 22 to the Southern Choctaw High Indians in the Bulldog gym. Jemar Monroe had 14 points. More...

THS to host area tourney

The Thomasville High School Tigers varsity boys basketball team will host the Class 4A, Area 3 tournament on Feb. 5 and 6. More...

Panthers lose to Linden

The Marengo High School Panthers varsity boys basketball team lost 64-57 Jan. 23 to area opponent, the Linden High Patriots, in Dixons Mills. Michael Kennedy had 12 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists and 3 steals for Marengo. More...

EnergeX Tube to lay off more than 200

EnergeX Tube gave notice to the City of Thomasville Friday that it plans to idle both of its heat-treating and end finishing plants and lay off the employees in Thomasville on or after March 24. More...

T'ville 10th graders test lower than state

Thomasville’s 10th grade students are behind the rest of the state in math and science, according to test scores released by the state this week. More...

Scarbrough left mark on Thomasville

Thomasville lost a member of its community who worked diligently behind the scenes to improve life here. More...

Counterclaim was filed in hospice dispute

A partner in a Jackson hospice company who has recently been indicted on criminal charges for theft regarding company funds was first sued in a civil complaint. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Join Arbor Day Foundation to receive free trees Residents of Alabama can receive 10 free flowering trees by joining the Arbor Day Foundation any time during January 2015. More...

People

Opine-Tallahatta Springs VFD conducts Fire Fighter Appreciation dinner

The Opine-Tallahatta Springs Volunteer Fire Department conducted its annual Fire Fighter Appreciation dinner Saturday, Jan. 17. More...

Rosalyn Sales, with Pilots For Christ, speaks to SWAMC Auxiliary

The SWAMC Auxiliary conducted its January meeting at The Hill House. Peggy Patrick, Vera Harris and Betty Carter provided refreshments. More...

Students paint at Studio 122

Studio 122 recently hosted a “Different Strokes” class. Seventeen students from Clarke County and surrounding counties visited the studio for this class. More...

Religion

‘Divine Directive’ postmarked from Heaven

I want to share something that happened last week. I call it a “Divine Directive.” It came while I was preparing a sermon from Acts 18. In that text Paul was in Corinth on his second missionary journey with Silas and Timothy. More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Arlington Presbyterian to host appreciation honoring Ernestine Mason Arlington Presbyterian Church will host an appreciation honoring Ernestine Mason of The E&M Gospel Singers Saturday, Jan. 31 at 6 p.m. More...

Mental Conditioning

A champion is never going to stand up in front waving a towel; he's down at the end alone, focused and unemotional. More...

For The Record

Marriage license applications

William Patrick Paul and Rachael Dawn Moseley. Terry Mann and Sammie Jean Kennedy. Marriage license applications are just that—applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. More...

Property deeds listed

Jan. 15-21 First United Security Bank to First US Bank. Mike Williamson to Cynthia W. Brasher. Paul R. Jones to Darrell Linder. Ashlee Wayne Harrell to Michael A. Toliver. Darrell Linder to Properties LLC. WellsFargoBankNAto Wells Fargo Bank N A. More...

Thomasville Police report

The Thomasville Police Department filed the following charges during the week ending Jan. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Parker

Bettye Pearl Parker, 76, a homemaker of Camden, died Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015 at J. Paul Jones Hospital. She was born Aug. 15, 1938 in Pine Hill. More...

White

Mary Etta Dollie Smith White passed away at her home on Jan. 4, 2015 in North Port, Fla. She was born May 15, 1943. More...

DEATH NOTICE

Norwood Janet Denise Norwood, 44, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015 at her home. She was born Aug. 8, 1970. She is survived by her parents, Tony and Maggie Norwood; two devoted sisters and three devoted brothers. Funeral services were Jan. 24 at St. More...