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January 5, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Sheffield to run for probate judge

Milton Estes Sheffield announced this week that he is running for Clarke County probate judge on the Republican ticket. More...

Wilcox groups sign agreement

The Wilcox County Commission and the Town of Pine Hill have also signed on to the cooperative agreement with the City of Thomasville and Thomasville Industrial Board to aquire and develop property for Golden Dragon Copper Tube Group’s proposed More...

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FVFD conducts Christmas supper Dec. 10

Fulton Volunteer Fire Department met Dec. 10 at Gaston's Grill for their Christmas supper. More...

Cookie sales critical to troop’s success

“Cookie time!” is familiar chant around Thomasville just after the ringing in of a new year. Indeed this year’s Girl Scout cookie sale began on New Year’s Day! More...

Ammons, Pearson to wed May 19

Stan and Joy Ammons of Northport announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Leigh Ann, to Bryan Pearson, son of Bryant and Faye Pearson of Camden. The bride elect is the granddaughter of Patricia Ammons and the late Mr. More...

School

Cadette Girl Scouts earn DEA award

Members of Girl Scout Cadette Troop 8557 were recently recognized for their support and participation in the Thomasville City Schools observance of Red Ribbon Week. More...

CA class reunion scheduled for June 2

Attention all former Catherine Academy graduates, students, faculty, staff, parents and friends: There will be a reunion of everyone on June 2 at the Thomasville Civic Center from 4-11:30 p.m. More...

THS School News

Here we go again

Here we are. One semester down with one left for the Class of 2012! More...

For The Record

Marriage license applications

Ronald Kevin Alford and Jami Paul Courington; Jeffrey Wilson Jordan and Rachel Garrett McDaniel. Marriage license applications are just that—applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. More...

Property deeds listed

Dec. 21-28Lincoln Leong, to WellsFargo Bank.Dorothy Bell Bumpers,to JPMorgan Chase Bank.Norris Powell, to MillerJ. Powell Jr.John Barry Fowler, toRaymond Criswell Jr.Scarlett Bledsoe, toScarlett Bledsoe.Kenneth Mott, to SheltonK. More...

Clarke County Sheriff’s report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Dec. 27- Jan. 3 include: Cartyrcus Kelso Franklin, 33, parole violation, arrested by Life Tech. More...

T’ville Police Chief Dyess resigns

After a little less than two years on the job, Thomasville’s Police Chief, Maurice Dyess, has resigned. More...

Water project begins

Work should begin this week on Thomasville’s municipal water project. The project will be to build a water intake facility that can treat 2 million gallons of water per day from the Alabama River in Wilcox County. More...

Longleaf pine restoration grants are available

The Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division (WFF) of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) is currently accepting applications through its Landowner Incentive Program (LIP) to continue longleaf pine restoration effor More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Dr. Martin L. King prayer breakfast Jan. 14 More...

Editorials

Political Cartoon

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A credible first year for Bentley

I t was 1950 and I was an eight year old kid in Gaylesville, Alabama. The state election was in full swing with 11 candidates running for governor in the Democratic Primary, the only game in town back then. More...

From the Editor’s Desk

Christmas gifts

This was the second Christmas where the adult McLean children decided not to give each other gifts. Well, that’s not entirely true. There were a few little things, but major gift-giving has been out. More...

Religion

CHURCH CALENDAR

Gospel explosion Jan. 7 at 6 p.m. New Mt. Moriah Baptist Church of Lower Peachtree will host a Gospel Explosion Saturday, Jan. 7 at 6 p.m. All groups, choirs, soloists and musicians are invited. Door prizes will be given out during the program. More...

Spiritually Speaking

Make time for God

Peggy and I had literally, a house full of family through much of the Christmas holidays. This morning we said farewell to the last of them. Now we are enjoying something that has been absent for a week. More...

Sports

Taking Names and Keeping Score

All-stars or primadonnas?

Over the past several years there have been a number of national post-season high school all-star football games to come into existence. More...

THS defeats Marengo 51-33

Before taking a short Christmas break the Thomasville High School Varsity basketball team defeated the Marengo High School Panthers 51 – 33 in their game played on Thursday, Dec. 22, in Thomasville. More...

Softball instruction will again be available at Winter Clinic

As was the case this past year, the annual Thomasville Winter Baseball Clinic has plans to incorporate fast pitch softball training into the program once again this year. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Anderson

Earnest Clinton Anderson, 82, of Thomasville died Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, at Mobile Infirmary. He was born Feb. 3, 1929 in Myrtlewood. He was a former heavy equipment operator for Marengo County and a member of the Sweet Water Baptist Church. More...

Pugh

Jim “Buster” Pugh, 79, died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012, in Birmingham. He was born January 18, 1932. He graduated from Clarke County High School in Grove Hill and from Auburn University in 1955. He was a U. S. More...

Plummer

Robert Albert Plummer, 80, of Valdosta, Ga. died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011 at his home. He was born in Grove Hill Dec. 26, 1931 to the late Ralph H. and Carrie Riggan Plummer and had lived in Valdosta for the past ten years. More...


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