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June 23, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Strange announces E-book decision

MONTGOMERY— Attorney General Luther Strange announced that consumers in Alabama and nationwide should begin receiving account credits tomorrow as compensation from Apple Inc. More...

Special Sections

Editorials

Christianity saved at Tours

I left last week’s column on a date in history, Oct. 10, 732. On this day was the Battle of Tours, or as it is often called Poitiers, in central France near the city of Tours. More...

Memories

One of my most cherished lifetime memories is the almost two decades I served in the Alabama House of Representatives. It was because of the lifetime friends made during that era. More...

Make plans for a family reunion

June 23, 1983. Today, June 21st, is the first day of summer and also the longest of the year. So far it is a dreary, rainy day. Let me hasten to say I love a rainy day! But today is not typical of June and summer. More...

School

THS 2016 Scholarships and Awards

The Thomasville High School Class of 2016 students were awarded the following scholarships and awards: Quatez Austin: Alabama Southern Community College - Ambassador Scholarship and The Simpson Foundation - 2 year college $900. More...

Additional Awards:

Shelby Boddie: Highest Award in Language Arts- Sponsored by The Thomasville Times Aubrey Brewer: Highest Award in Math, Science and Foreign Language - Sponsored by Family Medicine Pharmacy More...

Sports

Thomasville 8s advance to district championship

The Thomasville 8-and-under All-Stars won the Dixie Youth Coach Pitch Sub-District Tournament and Monday advanced to the finals of the District Tournament at Gates Drive Park. More...

JA’s Phillips named AISA Coach of the Year

When the Alabama Sports Writers Association’s All-State baseball and softball selections were released recently, Jackson and Washington County were well-represented. More...

Softball 12s reach state

The Thomasville 12-and under girls softball All-Stars qualified for the state tournament in Alabaster by finishing fifth in last week’s area tournament. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Walker

E. P. Walker, 91, of Valley Grande died June 18, 2016 at his daughter’s home. He was born Nov. 28, 1924 in Grove Hill. He was a former lumber grader with Scotch Lumber Company and a member of Bassett Creek Baptist Church. More...

Bates

Grady Horace Bates, 95, of Sweet Water died June 13, 2016 at his home. He was born July 8, 1920 in Marengo County. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, a mason and a shriner. He was preceded in death by his wife Mary Freeman Bates. More...

Strong storms knock out power to city

A massive line of thunderstorms late Friday afternoon wreaked havoc in Thomasville and the rest of Clarke County causing numerous power outages and tree damage, city and county officials said. More...

Boating accident kills Thomasville, Jackson men

A Thomasville man and a Jackson man were killed Saturday night when their boating vessel crashed into a pier entering Oyster Bay along the Intracoastal Waterway in Baldwin County. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Clarke County Historical Society to meet June 26 The Clarke County Historical Society will hear a program about neighboring Wilcox County at its meeting Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at Grove Hill Town Hall. More...

People

Fourth of July barbeque back on the menu

A Fourth of July tradition since the 1940s, the American Legion’s barbecue cookout was looking at a cancellation for this year’s celebration, but Thomasville American Legion Commander Holt Garrett said some new cooks have been found. More...

Thomasville Art Room

Art room opens at civic center

A ribbon cutting ceremony was conducted on July 14 to announce the opening of the new Thomasville Art Room. The ribbon was cut by Karen Dean, and Mayor Sheldon Day addressed local artists thanking them for their participation. More...

Former principal a superintendent candidate

The Democratic nominee for Clarke County superintendent of education has resigned as principal in a neighboring county. Dr. More...

Religion

New Hope No. 1 Baptist Church conducts VBS

New Hope No. 1 Baptist Church recently conducted Vacation Bible School. More...

Opine-Tallahatta Springs VFD teaches Elam Baptist VBS kids about fire safety

The firefighters from Opine-Tallahatta Springs Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. hosted a Fire Safety Program on June 14 for the Vacation Bible School children at Elam Baptist Church. More...

He will not let go of you

I have been considering putting Spiritually Speaking to rest. More...

For The Record

Thomasville crime report

The Thomasville Police Department filed the following charges during the week ending June 19: • Exzavier Pritchett – Shooting Into Dwelling House (Warrant) for George County Justice Court, Mississippi • Michael Deyon Simon – Dri More...

Property deeds

June 9-15 New Hope No. 1 Missionary Baptist Church Inc., to Alabama Power Company. Roy Miller, to Craig Milstead. Christopher M. Norris, to Alabama Power Company. Jean Price, to Alabama Power Company. Thomas D. Blaylock, to Alabama Power Company. More...

Sheriff’s Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of June 14-21 include: • Barry Dewayne Williams, 50, school employee deviant sexual contact with student, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...