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February 16, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Wallace finds home aiding senior residents

Retirement to some people means slowing down, but not to Shirley Wallace!  After 25 years of teaching special needs students, Wallace retired from Thomasville City Schools in 2011. More...

Energy sector employs many Alabamians

A study by a new business nonprofit in our state – the Energy Institute of Alabama – found that 124,000 people work in our energy sector in the state. More...

Skull found in Pine Hill likely belongs to man missing for 6 1/2 years

A skull of an elderly man who had been missing for nearly seven years apparently was found Saturday in Pine Hill.  More...

Special Sections

Editorials

Downtown optimism grows

The news for downtown Thomasville continues to get better. Since the new year, Southern Grounds Coffee Shoppe completed a relocation from Highway 43 to the Champion House. More...

Budget, prisons, school systems and now elections, what’s next?

This third year of the quadrennium Regular Session of the legislature has recently gotten a lot more complex. These next four months will be trying times for the Alabama legislature.  More...

Cheaper by the dozen at the Delmar

February 16, 1984 In the early weeks of 1969 The Times ran a series of articles by Mr. Robert T. Short, City School Superintendent, entitled, “Know Your City School”. More...

School

Students can earn college credit through dual enrollment

Thomasville High School and Coastal Alabama Community College (formerly Alabama Southern) offers dual enrollment classes for students in 10th through 12th grades.  THS students receive high school as well as college credit for the courses. More...

Knight named the ‘Intern of the Week’

The Work-Based Learning Program at Thomasville High School announces that Sawyer Knight, right, has been selected as the "Intern of the Week". With Knight is Kim Overstreet, Owner of Kim’s Place. More...

THS students treated to free popcorn

Students at Thomasville High School were given a special treat. Free popcorn was available at morning break in the Library Media Center. More...

For The Record

Thomasville crime report

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

Property deeds

Feb. 3 - Feb. 8   Terrylance Jones, to Xavier Alexander Beck.  The Westervelt Company Inc., to Craig L. Scruggs.  The Westervelt Company Inc., to Craig L. More...

Sheriff’s Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Feb. 6-13 include:  More...

Camellia Hospice adds to downtown growth

Downtown Thomasville will get another shot in the arm with the arrival on March 1 of Camellia Hospice.  Thomasville Mayor Sheldon Day said Monday night at the Thomasville City Council Meeting that Camellia Hospice out of Hattiesburg, Miss., has More...

Council tables consolidation debt proposal

The Thomasville City Council voted to table a consolidation proposal that would combine several short-term city debt obligations into a single debt obligation in order to save on interest and other charges. More...

Courthouse gets new x-ray screen

A new $24,779 x-ray security screening system for the front entrance of the Clarke County Courthouse will cost the county only $2,779, thanks to a $22,000 grant from Homeland Security. More...

TVFD busy with four fires

Firefighters with the Thomasville Volunteer Fire Department worked a blaze near Double Gate Road on Monday afternoon.  The grass fire destroyed a shed but the firefighters were able to get the blaze under go. More...

Bentley tabs Marshall as new state AG

MONTGOMERY - Governor Robert Bentley appointed Marshall County District Attorney, Steve Marshall, to serve as the 48th Attorney General of Alabama. More...

Business optimism grows

MONTGOMERY–Small business optimism rose again in January to its highest level since December 2004, suggesting that the post-election surge has staying power, according to the monthly National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Index of S More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Free income tax preparation available now   Free income tax preparation became available Jan. 24. Volunteers have been trained and certified by the IRS to prepare income tax returns. More...

People

Historical Society to meet in Thomasville

In recognition of February being Black History Month, the Clarke County Historical Society will meet at the A. L. Martin Historical Museum in Thomasville Sunday, Feb. 26.  More...

IP donates to Pine Hill Public Library

International Paper of Pine Hill donated $2,500 to the Pine Hill Public Library board to assist with the purchase of new computers and books. More...

Auxiliary met Feb. 7

The Southwest Alabama Medical Center Health Care and Rehabilitation Center Auxiliary met Tuesday, Feb. 7 at the Hill House. Seventeen members were present. More...

Religion

CHURCH CALENDAR

Beast Feast to be conducted at Thomasville Baptist Church   Thomasville Baptist Church will conduct its annual Beast Feast Saturday, Feb. 18 at 5 p.m. Admission is free.  The guest speaker will be Jeff Danker, Outdoor TV personality.  More...

It is comforting to know God is in control

A long-time political figure was asked, “How much power does it take to satisfy politicians?”  After thinking about the question for a moment, he responded with a twinkle in his eye: “Just a little more!” And then added, More...

Sports

THS baseball opens Monday at Sweet Water

The Thomasville High School Tigers varsity and junior varsity baseball teams will begin the 2017 season Monday with a trip to Sweet Water.  The first home date will be against Jackson on Feb. More...

Lady Tigers see season end

Lady Tigers claim Area 1-4A Girls Title

The Thomasville High School Lady Tigers basketball team lost 43-39 Monday night to the Monroe County High Lady Tigers in the sub-regional playoff game in the THS gym.  Tiyanna Blanks had 12 points, and Mariangela Morris had 11 points   More...

Special year for Tiger teams a credit to AD

This has been a very good school year for sports teams at Thomasville High School. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Dean

Frank Bienville Dean, the youngest child of the late Allar Jones Dean and the late Rudolph Dean Sr., was born Feb.13, 1934 in the Vernal Chapel Community of Jackson. He departed this life Feb. More...

Dunn

Willodean Burleson Dunn, 73, of Pine Hill died Feb. 8, 2017 at her home. She was born April 10, 1943 in Jamestown to Garles W. and Bonnie Lee Burleson. More...

Sheffield

Shirley Ann Sheffield, 69, a homemaker of Selma, went to be with the Lord on Feb. 9, 2017 at Shelby Baptist Medical Center. She was born Feb. 18, 1947 in Union, Miss. More...