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October 20, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Redistricting area a concern

The sentiment of most of those who spoke at a legislative reapportionment hearing in Thomasville last week was that they would like to see Choctaw, Clarke and Washington counties retained as a unit in any redrawing of state House and Senate districts More...

Davis to run for re-election

Clarke County Probate Judge Valerie Bradford Davis announced this week that she will be a candidate for the office in March 2012. She has held the office since being appointed probate judge by Gov. More...

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People

Pioneer Day is Oct. 29

The Clarke County Historical Museum in Grove Hill will host its twelfth annual Pioneer Day Saturday, October 29, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The free living history event features costumed re-enactors demonstrating early life in Clarke County. More...

It’s a witchy season

Normally I’m not a big fan of Halloween. Thanksgiving and Christmas are my favorite holidays. Probably because they involve more time spent with family. More...

Calhouns to celebrate 55 years of marriage

The children of Robert “Shack” and Marie Denson Calhoun of Dickinson would like to invite you to a reception honoring their parents’ 55th wedding anniversary. On October 25, 1956 Shack and Marie Calhoun were married in Gosport. More...

School

THS celebrated Homecoming with lots of spirit

First off, a huge “Congratulations!” is in order to the Homecoming Queen and King of 2011, Juqwesha Evans and Matt Harvell. The student body also deserves a round of applause for their massive amount of spirit last week. More...

First graders go to pumpkin patch

Congratulations to our football team for defeating the Fruitdale Pirates Friday. We had a great Homecoming Friday, thanks to all that participated in Homecoming week and for decorating for the Homecoming dance. More...

Adkison named finalists for Superintendent of the Year

The School Superintendents of Alabama (SSA) and Classworks, an SSA Premium Business Sponsor, are proud to announce the school superintendents who are finalists for the Alabama/Classworks 2012 Superintendent of the Year. More...

For The Record

Marriage license applications

Adam Steele Hepstall and Elizabeth April Scruggs. Marriage license applications are just that—applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. More...

Property deeds listed

Oct. 4-12 Jackie Ray Rush, to Ronald David Roberts. Auburn Martin, to Janice M. Dunigan. Milton Edward Sheffield, to Steven M. Fast. Regions Bank, as Trustee, to Alice H. Legette. John Edward Bradford Jr., to John K. Neal Sr. More...

Clarke County Sheriff’s report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Oct. 11-18 include: Ronald Earl Green, 51, burglary third degree, destruction of burial, motion to revoke bond, $16,000 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Evans is 2011 Homecoming Queen

THS senior Juqwesha Evans was named 2011 Homecoming Queen Friday night. More...

Pedestrian struck and killed on 43

A man was struck and killed while crossing Highway 43 in Thomasville last Thursday night, Oct. 13 around 7:30 p.m. More...

Lakeside gets $22 million loan deal

Lakeside Steel Inc. announced this week that it has established a five-year term loan of up to $22,000,000 with LSA Thomasville, LP, a Delaware limited partnership. The Company expects to draw funds under the facility within the next five months. More...

Editorials

The buying of college sports

“W e want to put our materials on the bodies of your athletes, and the best way to do that is to buy your school... More...

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Conservative social mission

The prodigious 2011 Regular Legislative Session not only saw sweeping conservative fiscal changes to state government, the new Republican led legislative bodies also set out on an unmistakably conservative social mission. More...

Religion

Jesus is the way, the truth and the life

Falling leaves mean more than just football. Under those fallen leaves there are deer tracks. More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Special service The Episcopal Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast will host a celebration of the Holy Eucharist at 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13 at St. Joseph’s Church, located on West Front Street in Thomasville. More...

Sports

Tigers ground Blue Eagles 42-8

The Thomasville High School Tigers celebrated homecoming in a big way this past Friday, October 14, when they downed the W. S. Neal Blue Eagles 42 – 8 before an enthusiastic crowd at D. F. Anderson Field. More...

Reliving some priceless memories

A s some of you may know, this past weekend there were several former senior classes of Thomasville High School holding class reunions here in our fair city. In that number was my senior class, the Class of 1966 celebrating our 45th reunion. More...

Tiger Volleyball wins finale

The Thomasville High School Lady Tiger Varsity Volleyball Team ended their regular season play on a positive note, October 6, when they came from behind to defeat the Choctaw County Lady Tigers 3 games to 2 in the best three out of five match. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Cain

Nell Bernice Sellers Cain of Enterprise, formerly of Thomasville, died Friday, Oct. 14, 2011. Funeral services were Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011 at Searcy Funeral Home in Enterprise. Interment was in the New Home Cemetery in the Basin Community. More...

Dixon

James Roy Dixon, 82, of Dixons Mills died Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011 at his home. He was born September 27, 1929 in Dixons Mills. He was a farm equipment mechanic and a retired maintenance supervisor from MacMillan Bloedel, Inc. More...

Kotrola

Mary S. Kotrola, 72, a native of Takoma Park, Md. and a resident of Thomasville for over 30 years, died Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011 at a Mobile hospital. She was born April 28, 1939. She was a member of St. More...