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January 13, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Unemployment increases slightly

The State’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate, at 9.0 percent in November, inched up from October’s rate of 8.9 percent but was below the year-ago rate of 10.9 percent and the national rate of 9.8 percent. More...

Norris sworn in as Sheriff

Clarke County Probate Judge Valerie Davis congratulates Ray Norris after administering the oath of office of sheriff to him Sunday afternoon. More...

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53 years in the making

From the Editor’s Desk

I ’m not going to repeat what I wrote a little while ago about my dad and Auburn football, but you can be sure the whole family was thinking about him as we all stayed up late Monday night to watch our team capture its first national title in 5 More...

Trumping Mark Twain

I ’m betting the folks at NewSouth Books in Montgomery are doing high-fives up and down Dexter Avenue over the national controversy erupting over their latest cover; Mark Twain’s Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn: The NewSouth More...

Religion

Focus on what is important and go on with life

Spiritual Reflections

Saturday morning, January 08, 2011 a deeply disturbed young man, whose heart was full of hate and mistrust, was arrested after he went to a public event and brutally shot 19 people, killing 6 of them including a nine year old girl. More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Performance Gospel singer Kenny Evans of Nashville, Tenn. will perform at County Line Baptist Church in Arlington Saturday, January 15th at 6:00 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend. Refreshments will be served after performance. MLK celebration More...

For The Record

Clarke County Sheriff’s report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Jan. 4-11 include: James Stacy Daniels, 39, resisting arrest, $1,000 bond, arrested by Coffeeville Police Dept. More...

TPD report

The Thomasville Police Department filed the following charges during the two-week period ending January 9: Scotty Randall Alford-receiving stolen property, Krista Nicole Harvell-receiving stolen property, Margie Ann Woods-criminal mischief and public More...

MLK Day events on tap

The Dravitan Civic Club will present Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration at 10:30 a.m. Monday, January 17th at New Greater First Baptist Church in Thomasville featuring the youth of Thomasville and honoring the THS Football Team Champions. More...

County to borrow money for road work

When a countywide resurfacing project was first proposed, Clarke County commissioners indicated that there was enough money in tax funds for the project. More...

Toomer’s Corner west?

Auburn fans around Thomasville celebrated the team’s first national championship in 53 years by rolling the trees in their yards, mimicking the celebration held at Toomer’s Corner in Aubu More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Meeting The Southwest Alabama Improvement Association monthly meeting will be at 7:00 p.m. January 18th at the Jackson Steakhouse in Jackson. The guest speaker will be Mrs. More...

People

Pine Hill retirements

James Dunn and Robert Slaughter were recognized for their years of service to the Town of Pine Hill recently. The two men are retiring and were presented with plaques of appreciation. More...

Sanctus Real coming Jan. 22

Pineview Baptist Church is sponsoring a concert by the Grammy-nominated and Dove award winning band, Sanctus Real at the Thomasville Civic Center Saturday, Jan. 22 at 7 p.m. More...

New Clarke County FSA board members elected

Results of this year’s election for 2 vacant seats on the Clarke/Washington County Farm Service Agency Committee were announced today by Wyatt Hendry, Jr., County Executive Director of the Clarke/Washington County FSA. More...

Sports

Tigers lose a close one to Jackson Friday

The Thomasville High School Varsity Boys basketball team got started in area play this past week taking on the Hillcrest High School Jaguars on the road in Evergreen on Tuesday, January 4, followed by a battle with the Jackson Aggies at home in Thoma More...

Softball instruction added to winter clinic

With the date for the 2011 Thomasville Winter Baseball Clinic coming up this weekend, organizers of the annual event announced a new dimension that is expected to be added to the instruction available this year. More...

Girls lose to Jackson

Mahalia Crawford puts up a shot as the Thomasville girls basketball team played the Jackson Aggies Friday night at THS. The girls lost by a score of 27-33. Next, they take on Linden High School. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Cook

Daniel Clark Cook, 71, a native of Sunny South died Saturday, December 25, 2010 at his home in Ringgold, Ga. More...

Crosser

William Earl Crosser, 67, of Dickinson died Sunday, January 2, 2011 at his home. He was born August 5, 1943 in Ozark. Mr. Crosser was a retired construction worker and a member of the Salem Baptist Church. More...

Garrick

Gary Dean Garrick, 48, of Dickinson died Monday, January 3, 2011 at USA Medical Center in Mobile. He was born February 15, 1962 in Fulton. He was the owner of Garrick’s Grocery Store in Scyrene and a member of Salem Baptist Church. More...