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October 23, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Photo ID will be required to vote

The Nov. 4 General Election will be the first General Election where Alabama’s new photo ID law will be in effect. The requirement has already been used for the primary and primary runoff elections earlier this year. More...

Bonner speaks at CCCF meeting

Jo Bonner, former U.S. Representative for District 1, was the guest speaker Oct. 16 at the annual meeting of the Clarke County Community Foundation in the Pearce Community House in Jackson. More...

Special Sections

Editorials

Why I want to be a Southern Belle

I want to be a Southern Belle. Not because of those ridiculous hoopskirted things that young girls wear at local pilgrimages. I saw a whole bevy of them at a pilgrimage standing out on the street waving at everybody who went by. More...

AEA’s Dr. Paul Hubbert succumbs

Paul Hubbert spent his career trying to improve education in Alabama and has often been called in political circles the “real governor of Alabama,” but one of the two times he ran for that office he was defeated by someone who didn’ More...

Political Cartoon

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School

Come out and support our Tigers Friday night!

Hello, my name is Briana Jackson, and I am a senior at Thomasville High School. I am involved in softball and many clubs at school. I am going to be the new student writer for the newspaper for this year. More...

Former TCS student speaks to Career Tech classes

Marlee Moore, a 2012 graduate of Thomasville High School, and an Ag Ambassador for Auburn University, visited Kay Larrimore’s career tech class Friday, Oct. 17. More...

SWHS math students accept interesting class challenge

Mrs. Phala Mims' math classes had an interesting class with spaghetti and marshmallows. More...

For The Record

Marriage license applications

Randy Allen and Myrtle Roberts McMillian. Marriage license applications are just that—applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. More...

Property deeds listed

Oct. 8-14 Jason Carlton Lee to Stephen J. Baker. Carl E. Johnson to Wells Fargo Bank. Irene Johns to Mattie Howze. First United Bank to Jimmie E. Clarke. First United Bank to Wayne Slayton. More...

TPD report

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

Obituaries - Free Access

Campbell

Terry Edward Campbell, 52, was born Feb. 8, 1962. He passed away Oct. 4, 2014, at his home in Anniston. He was a lifelong mechanic and was well loved by his family and friends. More...

McManus

Virginia Helen Ruark McManus, 85, a homemaker of Arlington died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 at Camden Nursing Facility. She was born Sept. 20, 1929 in Portsmouth, Ohio and was a member of the County Line Baptist Church. More...

Freeman

Boyce Keller Freeman, 87, passed away Monday, Oct. 13, 2014 at Providence Hospital. He was born Aug. 23, 1927 in Brooksville, Fla. to Fred Maxwell Freeman, Sr. and Dovie Freeman Carver of Lamison. More...

Pioneer Day in Grove Hill Saturday

The annual Pioneer Days festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 25 on the grounds of the Clarke County Museum in Grove Hill. The event is sponsored by the Clarke County Historical Society. Admission is free. More...

Scaring up a good story

Above: Deborah Rankins Tunstal portrays Thurza, from Kathryn Tucker Windham's book, A Serigamy of Stories, at the Ala-Tom Resource Conservation office, formerly the Bank of Thomasville. More...

D.F. Anderson made a lasting impact

Ask the men who played football at Thomasville High School during the 1930’s, 40’s, 50’s, and into the first season of the 60’s about their experiences, and they will tell you about the man they call “Coach”. More...

Ghost Walk 2014 in Thomasville

From left: Allan O'Bryant and Cason O'Bryant in third place, Mary Layton and Ryan Drinkard in second place and Makenna Counselman in first place for 0-5 age group in the costume contest. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

City soccer registration until Oct. 16-28 This year soccer registration began Oct. 16 and will continue until Oct. 28 at city hall for ages three through 14. More...

People

Black Belt Treasures to present Dr. Wayne Flynt and Kate Campbell in People and Place in History and Song

Since its establishment in 2005, Black Belt Treasures Cultural Arts Center (BBTCAC) has remained dedicated to preserving and promoting the culture and arts of the economically challenged Black Belt region. More...

Alabama Cottage Food Law now allows food business from home

The Clarke County Extension Office will host a Cottage Food Law class Oct. 28, 6 - 8 p.m. at the Senior Center in Grove Hill. More...

Get help with Medicare, prescription and legal issues

People who are eligible for Medicare can receive free help in choosing among Medicare medical and prescription drug plans for 2015 at enrollment events on Wednesday, Nov. 5, in Pine Hill and Grove Hill, and on Thursday, Nov. 6, in Thomasville. More...

Religion

Help is just a prayer away

“Some assembly required,” because of numerous experiences over the years, those words can strike fear in my heart. Those three words are often misleading. More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Chilton Baptist to host fall festival Chilton Baptist Church will host a fall festival Saturday, Oct. 25 at 6 p.m. There will be activities and games for the young and old. Bro. William Gibbons is pastor and everyone is invited to attend. More...

Glory Road Quartet to perform at Aimwell

The Glory Road Quartet will perform a southern gospel concert at Aimwell Baptist Church Saturday, Nov. 1 at 6 p.m. More...

Sports

Thomasville loses to Jackson 24-7

The Jackson High School Aggies football team defeated the Thomasville High Tigers 24- 7 Oct. 17 at D.F. Anderson Field. It was a hard fought county rivalry game. There were numerous penalties on both sides. More...

Sweet Water blanks Choctaw 41-0

Sweet Water High School took care of business in a 41-0 shutout of Choctaw County. The region victory keeps Sweet Water’s hopes alive in securing a second place finish in the region. More...

Marengo topples Blacksher 52-36

Marengo High School is still in the playoff hunt and looks to have finally put all the pieces together with a 52-36 victory over J.U. Blacksher. More...