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October 11, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Day, Norris praise quick action on latest LT walkoff

Thomasville Mayor Sheldon Day praised the improved communication between Life Tech officials and with local law enforcement at Monday’s City Council meeting.  A LifeTech parolee walked off the facility last Friday but was caught within 22 More...

Cops and Coffee at TPL

The Thomasville Public Library hosted a Cops and Coffee event Wednesday morning at the library. More...

County approves garbage contract

It was a short and routine Clarke County Commission meeting Tuesday.  Commissioners approved a contract with Republic Services for solid waste collection. It goes into effect Nov. 1 for a three-year period.  More...

Special Sections

Editorials

Brees is my favorite quarterback

I was a fan of Drew Brees way before what happened Monday night. Any who can take my woe-be-gotten Saints to the promised land of a Super Bowl title, would always rank near the top for me. And that was nine years ago. More...

Democrats have three viable candidates

In politics, perception is reality.  It is perceived and therefore factual that a Democrat cannot win a statewide race in Alabama.  The proof is in the pudding. We have 29 elected statewide officeholders in the Heart of Dixie. More...

Music and streetcars of New Orleans

Last week we talked about New Orleans food. This week we’ll talk about my other two favorite things in NOLA – the music and the street car. More...

Religion

CHURCH CALENDAR

First Assembly of God will host Heaven is Real sermon series until the end of October.  The themes will be “What Heaven is Like”, “What Happens When You Die” and “What We’ll Be Like When We Get There”&n More...

Build your life on the rock of God’s word

Peggy and I live on the Coosa River just north of where it becomes Lake Jordan which was formed by the Jordan dam in 1928.  One of the things that make the Coosa a pleasurable place to live is the fact that the water level varies very little ove More...

Sports

Arnold slides past barriers to hall of Fame

Playing sports can be a way of breaking down barriers. A game like baseball brings together people of different cultural and ethnic backgrounds. More...

Tigers blank Jackson

he Thomasville High School Tigers football team shutout the Jackson high School Aggies 22-0 Oct. 5 at D.F. Anderson Field. It is the second year-in-a row that THS has beat its county rival. More...

THS splits matches

The Thomasville High School Lady Tigers varsity volleyball team lost Oct. 4 to region opponent Excel High in a hard fought contest in the THS gym: 25-19, 22-25, 16-25, 25-23 and 18- 20. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Etheridge

Alfred Brooks Etheridge, 77, of Putnam died Oct. 3, 2018 at Specialty Hospital of Meridian. He was born July 17, 1941 in Putnam to Roulhac A. and Amy Lois Etheridge. Brooks retired from Georgia Pacific Corp. after working 40 plus years. More...

Roberts

Janie Amander Goodman Roberts, 85, a homemaker of Chilton, died Oct. 7, 2018 at Marengo Nursing Home. She was born Aug. 29, 1933 in Chilton, to Tom and Hessie Brunson. More...

Michael threatens Florida panhandle

Hurricane Michael made landfall Wednesday afternoon near Panama City.  The Category 4 hurricane, with winds reaching 140 miles per hour, had little affect on Clarke County but it was still a concern for Clarke County Emergency Management Directo More...

Validation hearing set for Friday

City of Thomasville officials are confident Friday’s bond validation hearing will go as planned and not be derailed by a litany of questions.  The validation hearing case before Circuit Court Judge Gaines McCorquodale called the City of Th More...

SO arrests five in Lower Peach Tree drug raid

The Clarke County Sheriff’s Department executed a search warrant at a mobile home on County Route 1, just a short distance away from the Wilcox County line and nearby Lower Peach Tree Friday afternoon, Oct. 5. More...

Dozier Hardware Celebrates 115 years

Dozier Hardware Company celebrated its 115th year in operation with a customer appreciation day at the store on Friday. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Registration for the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree has begun.  This year, registration will be handled differently than in past years.  The program will run from 9:30-11:30 a.m. and from 12-4 p.m. More...

People

Things that go bump in the night!

I always thought that I would like to travel to Australia. But after reading about the snakes falling through the ceiling of a house, I’m not so sure. More...

Creighton receives new headstone

The headstone for John W. Creighton (July 17, 1832 – July 1874) had fallen off of the original base and was damaged. More...

Smith speaks at auxiliary meeting

The Southwest Medical Center Auxiliary met Oct. 2 at the Hill House and the guest speaker was April Smith. She shared information on essential nutrients. More...

School

Hosea’s experience prepared her for TES

“Education is the most powerful weapon, which you can use to change the world.” - Nelson Mandela Traci Franklin Hosea, the new assistant principal at Thomasville Elementary School, believes she has taken a leadership role at the school a More...

City reaffirms commitment to local schools

The City of Thomasville reaffirmed its commitment Sept. 26 to the Thomasville City Schools District. Thomasville Mayor Sheldon Day delivered funding checks to school superintendent Garth Moss at the system Central Office.  More...

Character counts at THS

Thomas McKinley, a seventh grader at Thomasville High School, found a $20 bill dropped near the main campus building Oct. 5 and turned it in to coach Cody Drinkard. More...

For The Record

Property deeds

Sept. 27 - Oct. 3   Adams & Whittington LLC, to RSYA LLC.  J. C. & S. LLC, to George E. W. Jones.  Robert Vernon Thompson, to Johnnie Lee Cox Jr.  Victoria R. Walton, to Gwyn Walton Shovelski.  Albert J. More...

Sheriff’s Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail the week of Oct. More...