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July 30, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Grove Hill hospital talks ER renovation

Officials with the Grove Hill Memorial Hospital formally requested funding Monday from the Clarke County Commission. The hospital is planning a $4.2 million renovation to its emergency room. More...

Short council session for Thomasville

With Mayor Sheldon Day out of town for a second meeting in a row, the Thomasville City Council held a brief meeting under the direction of council member Alberta Dixon. More...

Special Sections

Editorials

Playing the game of ancestry roulette

My sister and I had quite a laugh last night. We were playing on Ancestry.com. She is a Mormon and has to do it for her life’s homework. I am just amused by the process. More...

Bentley irrelevant in special session

During the press conference three weeks ago announcing the historic BP settlement and windfall for the state, Gov. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

School

Alford’s goal is to move THS from good to great

TCS principals have big plans for the new year Thomasville City Schools open Aug. 10 and students will find that each of the three principals have been working all summer to make 2016 a great year. More...

Part of our Family

Tammy Jackson Bedsole (right) has taught 25 years at TES and TMS. Her mother, Janice Jackson, (left) also taught at TES. Her father, Howard Jackson, (center) retired from TES after 40 years. More...

TCS dates to remember

Aug. 5:Institute/ Professional Development DayAug. 6:Professional Development Day for TeachersAug. 7:Professional Development Day for TeachersAug. 10:Students Report to School More...

Sports

World Series winners

The Tombigbee All-Stars won the USSSA 18U World Series in Gulf Shores last week. Front row kneeling (L-R): Kelsey Lewis, Shakira Doss, Madison Newton and Emily Black. More...

Stokes Gator to be on display in Pine Hill

The world record Stokes Gator will be at Pine Hill City Hall Aug. 3-7 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. No admission will be charged. City Hall opens at 8 a.m. and closes at 4 p.m. each day. More...

Thompson: Bulldogs can be a good team

The Sweet Water High School Bulldogs football team hosted the Demopolis High Tigers in an 11-on-11 practice Monday morning. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Dungan

Patricia Atkins Dungan, 64, a homemaker of Thomasville died July 21, 2015 at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital. She was born Oct. 15, 1950 in Jonesboro, La. She was a member of Pineview Baptist Church. More...

Pender

Mary Louise Pender, 81, a homemaker of Sweet Water died July 22, 2015 at her home. She was born Feb. 8, 1934 in Sweet Water. She was a member of Sweet Water United Methodist Church. More...

Hospital financing hits snag

China’s recent stock market troubles could be impacting Thomasville’s hospital project. In recent weeks, China’s stock market lost $3 trillion. More...

Metals USA to pay back incentives

The Clarke County Commission voted Tuesday for a settlement with Metals USA/Reliance Steel over funding from the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA). The settlement frees up the county to once again apply for ADECA grants. More...

Local VFDs take home top honors again

The Thomasville and Fulton Volunteer Fire Departments took the top two places at the Alabama Association of Volunteer Fire Departments annual competition. More...

Prayer walk at T’ville schools Sunday

There will be a prayer walk Sunday, Aug. 2, at 5 p.m. in the gym at Thomasville Middle School. At 5:30 p.m., the walk will move to Thomasville High School and then to Thomasville Elementary School at 6 p.m. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Back to school bash hosted by Dravitan Club The Dravitan Civic Club is sponsoring a back to school bash youth seminar on July 31, 9 a.m. – 12 noon at the Thomasville Civic Center. The theme this year will be “Kids in Jeans.” More...

People

Cozy Quilters present a quilt of valor

The Cozy Quilters of Thomasville presented a quilt of valor to Ann and Reggie Rivers. This quilt was made by the Cozy Quilters to honor Jay Rivers, who served in the United States Navy. More...

If you haven’t read it, it is worth the price of the book

Spoiler Alert: If you haven’t yet read Harper Lee’s latest release, I warn you now that this article will likely be one you want to skip for now. More...

Stephens - Prescott to marry Aug. 15

Dale and Gail Stephens of Thomasville announce the engagement of their daughter, Kimberly Ann Stephens, to Jonas Karl Prescott, son of Doctor James and Hertha Prescott of Thomasville. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Religion

Pay attention to the signs and act accordingly

Boy it is sure hot outside. “How hot is it?” Last night at Deatsville Baptist Church, we noticed that it was hot inside. More...

Mental Conditioning

A champion can't even define success because they keep raising the bar on what that means. Records were meant to be broken. What at one time was supposed to be success is now not even average. More...

Thomasville Baptist to host Marvelous Mondays

Thomasville Baptist will host Marvelous Mondays throughout August. Aug. 3 the speaker will be Dr. Sammy Gilbreath and music will be provided by Aaron Carpenter Aug. 10 the Rev. Scott Dawson will speak and music will be by Chris Kynard Aug. More...

For The Record

RECORDS

Property deeds listed Dated July 17-22 Jimmy B. Atchison, to Debbie Lankford. Motes Holdings LLC, to State of Alabama. Ada Roe, to Charles Roe. Van Phillips, to Vance Phillips Jr. Gena M. Overstreet, to Terry Owens. More...

Clarke County Sheriff’s report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of July 21-28 include: Troy James Pugh, 44, domestic violence (strangulation or smothercation), burglary second degree, $40,000 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Thomasville Police Department report

The Thomasville Police Department filed the following charges during the week ending July 26: Ray Cecil Hall – adult sex offender in prohibited residence location; juvenile– theft of lost property second degree; Sampson Pledger – th More...