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June 22, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

City to form parking task force panel

The Thomasville City Council will look to establish a task force to study the parking problems in downtown Thomasville.  With more people now living downtown, combined with the opening of three downtown businesses including Los Compadres Tex-Mex More...

Gulf storm brings plenty of area rain

Tropical Storm Cindy was expected to drop between 3 to 7 inches of rain on Clarke County and the Thomasville area by the time the system departs Alabama later this afternoon.  Rain bands from Cindy began hitting the Alabama, Florida and Mississi More...

Stopped in its tracks

Motorists had to find a way around downtown Thomasville’s four railway crossings Monday evening after a Norfolk Southern freight train was stopped for nearly 20 minutes. More...

Agency serving Clarke gains grant funds from Gov. Ivey

MONTGOMERY— Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded grants totaling $950,000 to assist low-income and elderly Alabama residents who need help reducing their home’s utility bills. More...

Special Sections

Editorials

It’s hurricane season again Jeff Byrd

The arrival of Tropical Storm Cindy this week, with its bands of rain, means its hurricane season again for Southwest Alabama.  Being a native of Gulfport, I know all about hurricanes.  The running joke from us Gulf Coast rats is if there i More...

Expect a long ballot in 2018

The much anticipated 2018 election contests have been pushed back by about three months due to the unanticipated race for Jeff Sessions’ senate seat. This ongoing contest will occupy the news through late September. More...

USPS interfering with social events

The Post Office Department (United States) is trying to ruin our town good and proper. There’s a move on foot to cut us down to just two mails a day – one from the north in the morning and one from the south in the afternoon. More...

School

Coastal Alabama Community College hosts graduation

The Coastal Alabama Community College (formerly Alabama Southern Community College) hosted graduation May 11 at the campus in Monroeville. More...

THS announces honor roll

The Thomasville High School honor roll for the 2017 spring semester is as follows:  Ninth grade   All A’s: Parker Adkison, Haven Collins, Payton McLean, Arayonnah Portis and Macie West  More...

TMS cheerleaders recognized

The 2017-2018 Thomasville Middle School cheerleaders were recognized May 23 during TMS Awards Day. More...

For The Record

Thomasville crime report

The Thomasville Police Department filed the following charges during the week ending June 18:  • Courtney Deandre Jackson – Giving False Information to Law Enforcement Officer  • Kelly M Fowler – Two Counts of Bail Jum More...

Property deeds

June 8-June 15   Marvin Richardson, to Brandon Reed.  Marvin Richardson, to Billy Rone.  Brantley Woodard, to Raymond Criswell.  Dennis R. Gray, to Ispice LLC.  William C. More...

Sheriff’s Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of June 13-19 include:  • Joshua Deshun Stabler, 29, terrorist threat, unlawful possession of marijuana first degree, criminal mischief first degree, arrested by Clarke County Sh More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Nichols

William Marion “Nick” Nichols, Jr., 60, of Thomasville passed away June 14, 2017 at his residence.  Nichols was born Dec. 20, 1956 in Selma, to William “Billy” Marion Nichols, Sr. More...

Scarbrough

James Clifford Scarbrough, Sr, 85, died peacefully on June 9, 2017 at Regal Heights in Hockessin, Del.  More...

County work numbers see improvement

Unemployment numbers for Clarke County have made a noticeable improvement compared to a year ago.  The Alabama Department of Labor released numbers for May 2017 and it pegged the unemployment rate for Clarke County at 8 percent. More...

Hello Friend

A baby wallaby is held by Daniel Hall of Tickle Pink Petting Zoo of Wedowee. More...

Flying Bricks concert set for TCC July 2

The Arts Council of Thomasville will present its eighth annual Independence Day Concert, “The British Are Coming,” performed by the Flying Bricks Community Band on Sunday, July 2 at 3 p.m. More...

Snack Time

Goats, sheeps and an alpaca are fed a snack during last Tuesday’s petting zoo event at the old Thomasville High School football field. More...

State seventh in lightning damage

BIRMINGHAM – The state of Alabama remains a top state for devastating lightning strikes.  State Farm has released its 2016 claim numbers showing the state ranked seventh in the nation in 2016 with 4,294 paid lightning claims across the sta More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

THS soccer tournament will be June 24 The Thomasville High School Soccer Program is sponsoring an "Eye of the Tiger" soccer tournament June 24 at 9 a. m. at D. F. Anderson Field. Teams of three to six players will be formed. More...

People

Myles and Coston to wed June 24

Kissie Myles of Lower Peach Tree and Kendrick “Boo Boo” Coston of Thomasville announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.  The prospective bride is the daughter of Teresea Campbell and the late James Kidd and the late John Lee C More...

June is Elder Abuse Awareness month

June is Elder Abuse Awareness month.  On June 15, the Alabama Tombigbee Regional Commission and the Area Agency on Aging commemorated  More...

McManus and Criswell to exchange vows June 24

Tanya Cox of Thomasville and Todd McManus of Meridian, Miss. More...

Religion

Thomasville Baptist visits Greece at VBS

Thomasville Baptist Church recently conducted Vacation Bible School and above are the workers from the Grecian Market Place. More...

The presence of the Lord can be anywhere a believer is

It was Sunday morning and James said to his mother, “I don’t feel good.” Worried she asked, “Where don’t you feel good?” Quickly he replied, “When I’m in church.” More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Church of God in Christ to host Health Fair and Blood Drive   More...

Sports

Thomasville 10U’s Girls win area title

The Thomasville 10U All-Stars softball team beat East Tuscaloosa 12-1 June 17 to claim the area championship in Demopolis. The team will next play at the state tournament today in Trussville. More...

Thomasville 12U Girls place second

The Thomasville 12U All-Stars softball team placed second in the area tournament June 17 in Demopolis. They will travel today to the State 12U Tournament in Trussville. More...

Thomasville 10U’s in baseball action

Anthony Dotson pitches for the Thomasville 10U All-Stars baseball team on June 17 against the Monroe All-Stars at Gates Drive Park. Monroe won 11-8. Thomasville defeated Grove Hill Monday night. More...