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July 23, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Clarke’s unemployment rate second highest in the state

Despite intensive recruitment efforts that led to headline-grabbing wins, unemployment in Clarke County ranks as the second highest in the state, just behind Wilcox County. More...

Gas prices continue to fall

Average retail gasoline prices in Alabama have fallen 5.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.41/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 3,348 gas outlets in Alabama. More...

Special Sections

Editorials

A lot of fireworks in recent weeks

The week leading up to the Fourth of July had a lot of fireworks. In fact, my guess is that when we look back at the year 2015, we will look to that week as the most momentous of the year. It was like bang, bang, bang. More...

Political Cartoon

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Making butter beans go farther

My favorite part of summer is when the fresh vegetables come in. Last night I ate some butter beans for supper that a friend had brought me. More...

School

Part of our Family

The City of Thomasville prides itself on the fact that visitors feel like they are "Part of our Family" when they come to Thomasville. The same is true in Thomasville's City Schools. More...

Baker awarded doctorate degree

Charmyn Harris Baker, a former 1988 graduate of Thomasville High School, was awarded a Doctorate Degree in Education from the University of Phoenix Arizona on May 30. The graduation ceremony took place at the University of Phoenix in St. Louis, Mo. More...

THS Reading List

Ninth Grade English English 9 “A Separate Peace” (Knowles) due second full week of the semester Advanced English “A Separate Peace” (Knowles) due second full week of the semester More...

For The Record

RECORDS

Property deeds listed Dated July 9-16 Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, to Kaja Holdings 2 LLC. Regions Bank-As Trustee, to Tamada LLC. Emma Raine, to Harold F. Raine Jr. Bessie Christine Blair, to Russell Scott Harvell. More...

Clarke County Sheriff’s report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of July 14-21 include: Anthony Jamane Marshall, 27, public intoxication, $500 bond, arrested by Thomasville Police Dept. More...

TPD report

The Thomasville Police Department filed the following charges during the week ending July 19: Anthony Jamane Marshall – public intoxication; Johnny Carlton – domestic violence third degree; Wayne Derrell Davis – domestic violence th More...

“Sound of Music” hits stage this week

Austin Gates and Mallory Broadus play Rolf and Leisl, the teenaged couple in the Arts Council of Thomasville’s production of “The Sound of Music.” The musical runs Friday, Saturday and Monday night at 7 p.m. More...

Pine Hill Police Chief resigns

Pine Hill Police Chief John N. Brown resigned last week after nearly 18 years on the job. Nikisha Gailes is the acting chief. Brown served more than 15 years as chief and served two years with the department prior to becoming the chief. More...

Day asks Governor to lower flags

Thomasville Mayor Sheldon Day asked Gov. Robert Bentley this week to order flags statewide to be lowered to half-mast in honor of the five U.S. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Salvation Army host back to school give-a-way The Salvation Army is hosting back to school give-a-way of school supplies and uniforms on the following dates at the Thomasville Store Tuesdays and Thursdays of July 21, 23, 28 and 30. More...

People

Denton joins West Alabama Ins.

After a long time away from Thomasville, Charles A. “Andy” Denton has found the road back home. Denton, a 1983 graduate of Thomasville High School, has lived in Calhoun, Ga. for the past 30 years. More...

March for Justice starts Aug. 1

America’s Journey for Justice will commence on August 1st at the foot of the Edmund Pettus Bridge to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act. More...

Salvation Army announces back to school give-a-way

The Salvation Army is hosting a back to school give-a-way of school supplies and uniforms on the following dates at the Thomasville store, located at 122 Wilson Avenue: Tuesday: July 21 Thursday: July 23 Tuesday: July 28 Thursday: July 30 Clients in More...

Religion

Thomasville City Schools to host prayer walk Aug. 2

On Sunday, Aug. 2, everyone is invited to attend a prayer walk in all three of the Thomasville schools. The walk will begin at 5 p.m. in the gym at Thomasville Middle School. More...

Encourage one another in love and good deeds

When I “notice” something, it is God getting my attention. So, while I am aware of many things around me, there is only one thing that God has me notice right now. God knows I can only notice one thing at a time. More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Broken Vessels to perform at Lighthouse Fellowship July 26 Broken Vessels will perform at Lighthouse Fellowship Church Sunday, July 26 at 6 p.m. The church is located on Hwy. 43 North of Grove Hill. Pastor, Rev. More...

Sports

Tigers sweating out summer workouts

The Thomasville High School Tigers football team continues to work hard in summer sessions to improve for the upcoming season. The team participated July 16 in an 11-on-11 exhibition at Linden High School and a 7-on-7 event at T.R. More...

Bulldogs visit DHS

The Sweet Water Bulldogs and Demopolis Tigers held an 11-on-11 exhibition in Demopolis July 16. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Bell

Dewayne Desmond Bell, 21, was called to his heavenly home July 16, 2015 at USA Medical Center, Mobile. Bell was born Jan. 25, 1994 in Grove Hill to Jennifer Hawkins and Gary Bell. More...

Dodds

Joseph William Dodds, Jr., 94, died July 11, 2015 at Thomasville Health Care and Rehabilitation Center. He was born July 7, 1921 in New Orleans, La. and resided in the Opine community for the past 41 years. More...

Godbold

Kristina “Tina” Andrews Godbold, 37, died July 17, 2015, after a long illness, at her home in Calera. She was born Nov. 19, 1977 in Tuscaloosa. She was a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend. More...