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April 16, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Community clean up day and garden opening Saturday

The public is invited to a ribbon cutting ceremony and the kick off of community clean up days Saturday morning near Clay Park. Clay Park is the parking lot area behind Lewis Pest Control and the old theater. More...

Driver tries to beat the train and loses but survives wreck

A Pine Hill man was injured when his car was struck by a train at a crossing in Pine Hill Friday, April 10. More...

Mayors ask for full-time economic developer

Sheldon Day, mayor of Thomasville, and Richard Long, mayor of Jackson asked the Clarke County Commission Monday to hire a full-time economic developer for the county. More...

Spring Fling Dance is Friday night

You may have seen the little announcements running in the calendar or other parts of the newspaper about dancing lessons that were being offered over the course of the past few months. More...

Other items of note from commission meeting

The Clarke County Commission voted Tuesday to add an additional nurse to serve inmates at the county jail. More...

Special Sections

Editorials

Fighting same-sex marriage in vain

As the world turns in Alabama politics, a lot has happened in the first three months of 2015. More...

I don’t feel old

I am beginning to understand why some women don’t tell their ages. Young people look at you like you are a dinosaur when they find out how old you are. I don’t feel old. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Religion

Don’t go looking for life’s troubles

A tomcat has taken up residence on the hill where we live. He just appeared on his own and made himself at home. More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

First Baptist Church to host women’s conference in April Rooted, the Women’s Ministry of First Baptist Church of Jackson, announces their upcoming “Beautifully Rooted Women’s Conference” Saturday, April 18, from 8 a.m. More...

Mental Conditioning

Love the struggle because it makes you appreciate your accomplishments. I have never known a champion that has not been through some tough times. We all face struggles in our life, but only those that are unstoppable make it through. More...

For The Record

Property deeds listed

April 2-April 8 Alice Virginia Wheat Reeves-Other to Alice Virginia Wheat Reeves. Frank Motes to Clarke- Washington Electric Membership Corporation. George R. Gates to Clarke-Washington Electric Membership Corporation. More...

TPD report

The Thomasville Police Department filed the following charges during the week ending April 12. More...

Light meeting for council

The Thomasville City Council approved a contract with Local Government Services to review its franchise agreement with Mediacom. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Adkins

Agnes Carolyn Coate Adkins, 95, of St. Augustine, Fla., died April 9, 2015 at the Samantha Wilson Care Center at Bayview in St. Augustine. She was born Nov. 28, 1919 to Livingston and Sallie Coate in Opine. More...

Fendley

Thomas David Fendley, 82, of Butler died April 10, 2015 in Birmingham. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert James Fendley and Della Gray Bradford Fendley and his wife of 62 years, Joyce D. Fendley. More...

Jackson

Bonnie Pope Jackson, 90, died April 10, 2015 at her home in Thomasville. She was born Oct. 30, 1924 in Marengo County. She was the owner of Morgan’s Grocery Store and a member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church. More...

Three T’ville cases on Circuit Court docket

Attempted murder charges and the abuse of a newborn corpse are among the cases slated for the criminal jury term of Clarke County Circuit Court beginning Monday, April 20. More...

Slade’s a cancer survivor

Thomasville’s Relay for Life celebrates 20 years of fundraising for cancer treatment Friday night at Gates Drive Park. More...

Youth baseball season begins

Wheeler “Spooky” Johnson receives a plaque as Youth Day Grand Marshal at the opening ceremonies of the youth baseball and softball seasons. More...

THS principal let go

The Thomasville City Board of Education voted March 24 to not renew the contract for Thomasville High School Principal Keith Jackson. The personnel actions list was not released to the media until March 26. More...

Commissioners clash over appointment

Disagreement and bad blood came to the surface among Clarke County Commissioners at Tuesday’s meeting. It was the first meeting under the new chairmanship of Tyrone Moye, who will serve in that capacity for nine months. More...

April Auxiliary meeting

SWAMC Auxiliary conducted its April 7 meeting at The Hill House. Janet Anderson, Rachael Ingram, Libbi Miles and Laurelle Stoudenmire provided refreshments. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Health Care Center to honor sponsors April 19 The Thomasville Health Care and Rehabilitation Center will host a Sponsor Appreciation Reception in the large dining room at the facility April 19 at 3 p.m. Refreshments will be served. More...

People

What others think of us does matter

I realized after my last column ran a couple of weeks ago, that the content was very “preachy.” I had thought that I might do better with this one, but then I remembered a conversation I had with a friend some time ago. More...

Brown to retire from Navy

Petty Officer Tacia Brown of Camden will be retiring from the U.S. Navy after 20 years of service when she completes her current tour of duty on June 30. More...

Community coloring contest winners

Above: The first place winners in the Alabama Title Loans, Inc. Easter coloring contest were Kristen Howard (left) and Caden Lewis in the five-six year old division. More...

School

Math Skills important at Thomasville Elementary

The Thomasville Elementary School iMath Club has been busy building enthusiasm for mathematics and becoming a community of mathematical problem solvers! More...

Jordan named Employee of the Week

The Work-Based Learning Program at Thomasville High School has announced that Kayla Jordan, left, has been selected as the "Employee of Week". More...

TES to register kindergarten May 8

Thomasville Elementary School’s kindergarten registration for the 2015-2016 school year will be Friday, May 8 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. More...

Sports

THS wins area championship

The Thomasville High School Tigers varsity baseball team won the Class 4A, Area 3 championship April 9 with two victories over the Clarke County High School Bulldogs. CCHS won the first game 7-5 April 8 in Grove Hill. More...

SWHS is Class 2A runner-up

The Sweet Water High School Bulldogs baseball team will travel Friday, April 17 to face the Mobile Christian Leopards. The games will be played at 4 and 6:30 p.m. with a third game, if needed, at 1 p.m. on April 18. More...

THS defeats Sipsy

The Thomasville High School Tigers soccer team won 3-1 April 7 at Sipsey Valley High, located in the Buhl community of Tuscaloosa County. Darrion Nevils had 1 goal and 1 assist, and Quin Clark had 1 assist. More...