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April 7, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Alcohol tax mixup hits school funds

Thomasville’s school system, already working with a cash-strapped budget, faced another hurdle when Gov. Robert Bentley ordered an additional 3-percent proration for schools in the state. More...

Man charged with area copper thefts

One man has been arrested for stealing copper from electric substations and cellular telephone towers and a second suspect is being sought. Arrested last Friday and charged with theft of property, first degree, was Ronald J. More...

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Legislative pay and longevity

We pay our state legislators $52,596 annually. All but the $10 per legislative day salary set out in the State Constitution is categorized as an expense allowance. More...

Cultural differences

From the Editor’s Desk

We live in pretty exciting times around these here parts. Last week I wrote a little bit about the need to understand the cultural differences between us and our new Chinese business partners. More...

School

SWHS students participate in Sudoku tournament

The fourth grade students at Sweet Water High School had a Sudoku Tournament Friday, April 1. More...

THS announces honor roll

The Thomasville High School announces the honor roll for the third nine weeks as follows: Ninth grade All A’s: Claire Boone, Jacobs Brewer, Myeisha Byrd, Ginger Gartman, Ada Lewis, Michael Pitts, Thomas Smyly, Hannah Sparks and Andrew Stephens More...

Marengo County School System’s pre-registration clinic set for May 6

The Marengo County School System will conduct their kindergarten and first grade Pre-registration Clinic on Friday, May 6 from 9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. and from 12 noon until 2:30 p.m. More...

Sports

THS Tigers fall to 2-2 in area competition

This past week the Thomasville Tiger Varsity Baseball team saw their Area record even out at 2 and 2 when they lost their first two games in a three game series with the W. S. Neal Blue Eagles. More...

White finds his way back to the gridiron

A few weeks back when the University of North Alabama Lion football team took the field to begin spring practice, there were several new faces in the group of young men using this time on the practice field to catch the eye of Coach Terry Bowden and More...

JV shuts out W.S. Neal, falls to Clarke County

The Thomasville High School junior varsity baseball team got a complete game shut out from pitcher Tye Williamson this past Thursday, March 31, as they downed the visiting W. S. Neal Blue Eagle junior varsity squad 6 – 0. More...

Area’s rural supplier conference gets reborn

Six years ago, Thomasville tried something different with the first rural national supplier conference. More...

Thomasville man gets 20 years in meth lab case

A Clarke County man was sentenced to 20 years for manufacturing crystal methamphetamine in his mobile home residence in Thomasville. Robert Rollins was arrested in a May 2010 raid of the Thomasville mobile home park where he ived. More...

Clarke County gearing up against litter

The Clarke County Citizens Against Litter committee is gearing up for this years annual Spring Cleanup, which is planned for the week of April 16-23. Towns and communities throughout the county are coordinating clean-up days for their areas. More...

Sweet Water State Bank earns a five-star rating

Sweet Water State Bank has been recognized as a 5-Star Superior Bank by Bauer Financial Inc., the nation’s bank rating firm. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Kindergarten pre-registration Thomasville Elementary School’s Kindergarten Preregistration for the 2011- 2012 school year will be held Friday, April 22 from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. More...

People

Chamber dinner tonight

The Southwest Alabama Chamber of Commerce in Thomasville along with the Board of Directors will be hosting the Annual Chamber Banquet tonight in the banquet hall at Thomasville Baptist Church. The banquet will begin at 6:30 p.m. More...

Blackbelt Treasures schedules flower arranging classes

With spring flowers bursting forth everywhere, this is the perfect time to sharpen your flower arranging skills. And what better way to do so, than to join floral designer Kaye Franks Evans at Black Belt Treasures on Monday, April 18, from 1:00 p.m. More...

Hermit seeks recipes

Swapping Recipes & Sharing Memories

I am a hermit. Give me access to several good books, and I’ll leave you in peace until I need some more. More...

Religion

Children’s Praise Choir presented “The Amazing Grace Race: In His Steps...in my shoes”

Thomasville Baptist Church Children’s Praise Choir presented The Amazing Grace Race: In His Steps...in my shoes created by Celeste Clydesdale and arranged by David T. More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Musical appreciation Walnut Grove Missionary Baptist Church will have a musical appreciation day for their church musicians Saturday, April 16 at 6:30 p.m. The guest speaker will be Rev. Calvin Finch, pastor of New Mt. More...

Live right and bear good fruit

Spiritual Reflections

Everybody has been watching the poisoned Oak trees at Toomer’s Corner to see if they will die as the result of the poison applied to them last winter. More...

For The Record

Marriage license applications

George Navin Hall and Jennifer Moss Cannon. Marriage license applications are just that—applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. More...

Property deeds listed

Dated March 16-31 Steven Wayne Lolley, to Roger Dale Tyler. Richard L. Drinkard, to Twilla S. Blackburn. C & C Rushing Properties, LLP, to Gatewood, LLC. C & C Rushing Properties, LLP, to Diversified Operations Company, Inc. More...

Clarke County Sheriff’s report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of March 29-April 5 include: Anthony Tyrone McFadden, 28, harassment, $500 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

McNider

John Bruce McNider, Sr., 64, of Morvin died Friday, April 1, 2011 at his home. He was born June 16, 1946 in Selma. He was a cattleman and member of Forest Springs Baptist Church. Funeral services were 1 p.m. More...

Norris

W. J. Norris, Jr., 83, of Sweet Water died Friday, April 1, 2011 at his home. He was born October 26, 1927 in Sweet Water. He was a retired paper mill scaleman and member of the Union Grove Baptist Church. More...

Tarleton

Thomas J. Tarleton, 82, of Tuscaloosa died Friday, April 1, 2011 at LaRocca Nursing Home in Northport. He was born September 21, 1928. More...


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