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April 21, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Tornadoes hit region

The band of strong storms that swept across the south last week damaged or destroyed several homes in southern Clarke County and claimed the life of one man in Marengo County. More...

Correction

In a story published in last week’s newspaper, it was reported that land purchased by Harry Brooks from the county was part of a condemnation lawsuit brought by ALDOT. More...

Special Sections

Editorials

The state that keeps on giving

Why should Alabamians be surprised at the following headlines of the past few days? More...

Alabama’s now urban

The 2010 census data paints an interesting landscape of Alabama’s demographics. There are dramatic shifts but the results are not surprising. We have been told and have seen these obvious trends develop over the past decade. More...

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School

Pitts nominated Alabama Teacher of the Year

THS School News

A nother week has passed and not many more to come for students at Thomasville City Schools. The weeks are winding down as seniors prepare to graduate and everyone else is simply ready for summer to begin. More...

F. S. Ervin Elementary School retires flag

A Flag Retirement Ceremony for the old and weathered U.S. flag was held at F. S. Ervin Elementary School in Pine Hill. More...

Fun Day is April 22

SWHS School News

Mr. Gamble dressed in civil war attire and explained civil war reenactments to the 5th graders Wednesday, April 13. He explained when the civil war began as well as what reenactments take place in our area. More...

For The Record

Marriage license applications

Joshua Keith Knight and Jennifer Nicole Gartman; Darron Levon Gates and Carrie Denise Portis. Marriage license applications are just that—applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. More...

Property deeds listed

Dated April 8-14 Carmen P. Davis, to Charles R. Rorer. Peggy Joyce Pugh, to Ricky Gray Pugh. David Darral Harvey, to Patricia A. Harvey. Kenneth H. Stewart, to Arthur Wayne Overstreet. Arthur Wayne Overstreet, to Charlie D. Wynn. More...

Clarke County Sheriff’s report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of April 12- 19 include: Christopher Mauriel Clarke, 21, failure to appear, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Lakeside expansion announced

Although weather conditions in Pine Hill kept the governor’s plane from landing and thus keeping the governor from attending, Lakeside Steel announced Monday that it would locate its second manufacturing operation in Thomasville, Alabama. More...

Thieves steal copper from Pine Hill motel

The Pine Hill Police Department is investigating a series of break-ins at the Pine Hill Motor Lodge motel on Hwy. 5. More...

Thomasville man charged with sodomy

Thomasville native Roger Dale Anderson was arrested in Quitman, Miss. Wednesday and charged with one count of second degree sodomy and three counts of enticing a child for lascivious intent. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Meeting VFW Post 5106 and its Ladies Auxiliary will have their regular monthly meeting Monday, April 25. The ladies’ meeting will begin at 1:30 p.m. and the men’s meeting at 7 p.m. All members are urged to attend these meetings. More...

People

Thank You

Your prayers during our loved ones illness are greatly appreciated. Your food, cards, flowers, calls, visits and expressions of sympathy will always be remembered. Please continue to keep us in your prayers. The family of BruceMcNider, Sr. More...

Thank You

Your thoughtful expressions of sympathy are greatly appreciated. Your cards, prayers, food, calls, visits and memorial gifts will always be remembered. Thank you for sharing so generously with us. More...

Thank You

The family of W. J. “Dub” Norris would like to express our sincere appreciation for all the acts of kindness bestowed upon us during the loss of our husband, father and grandfather. More...

Religion

In Jesus, there is everlasting life

Spiritual Reflections

“T erra Firma” means “strong earth,” but the rash of recent earthquakes brings into question just how firm and strong the earth is. It seems now that earthquakes are occurring almost daily all around the world. More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Youth Easter program Spencer Chapel A.M.E. Church in Fulton will have their youth Easter program and activities Sunday, April 24 at 11 a.m. and at 2 p.m. the women will host their annual Women’s Day service. The guest speaker will be Rev. Dr. More...

Sports

TMS softball finishes perfect season

The Thomasville Middle School Lady Tiger softball team ended their inaugural 2011 campaign on Friday, April 8, with a doubleheader sweep of the Lady Tigers from Demopolis Middle School. More...

Braves forever

Because I have often wondered about the Atlanta Braves claim of being the oldest continuously playing team in American Professional Sports, I decided to do a little research last week to see if I could get confirmation that the claim was accurate or More...

THS softball team splits in tourney

The Thomasville High School Lady Tiger varsity softball team wound up with a split in their THS Round Robin Tournament this past Saturday, April 16. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Ballard

William Alexander “Bill” Ballard, 88, of Thomasville died Thursday, April 14, 2011 at Southwest Alabama Medical Center. He was born February 19, 1923 in Sweet Water. More...

Chappelle

Jacob Emanuel Chappelle, 4, of West Plains, Mo. died Sunday, April 10, 2011 at his home. He was born February 27, 2007 in West Plains, Mo. Funeral services were 11 a.m. Monday, April 18, 2011 at Witch Creek Baptist Church in Campbell with Rev. E. C. More...

Flowers

Horace Ray “Buddy” Flowers, Sr., 69, of Greenville died on Friday, April 8, 2011. Funeral services were 2 p.m. Sunday, April 10, 2011 at Dunklin & Daniels Funeral Home with Rev. Herbert Brown officiating. More...


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