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January 19, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Hayes named 4A lineman of the year

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Mardi Gras parade to roll through T’ville

Thomasville will see it’s second annual Mardi Gras parade roll through downtown on Saturday, Feb. 11. Many hailed the first Mardi Gras parade last year as a success and were impressed with the quality and number of entrants in the parade. More...

ADC prayer breakfast

Johnny Flowers served 18 years as a Perry County commissioner and as a teenager witnessed the beating of black citizens trying to cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma to march to Montgomery for their civil rights. More...

Special Sections

People

Boys and Girls Club Board

The Board of the Boys and Girls Club of Southwest Alabama added some new members and gathered for a photo last week. More...

Club to recycle fishing line

The Alabigbee Bassmasters conducted their first meeting of the new year Tuesday, Jan. 17. On the agenda for discussion was their fishing line recycling bin program. More...

Distinguished Young Women arrive for state finals

Distinguished Young Women, formerly Junior Miss, contestants arrived on January 13 to begin practicing, volunteering in the community and spending time together at special events. More...

School

Second graders at SWHS making a difference

The Sweet Water High School second grade classes in collaboration with the library found a way to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. More...

THS School News

A great week to be a Tiger

This week and last week have been huge in achievements by THS students. First off, senior Samantha Binkerd left last Friday for Montgomery to represent Clarke County in the Distinguished Young Women of Alabama program. More...

TES students collect canned goods for the Salavation Army Food Pantries

The Thomasville Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) recently collaborated with Thomasville Elementary School, Thomasville and Jackson Nutrition Centers, Clarke County ARC in Jackson, New Hope More...

For The Record

RECORDS

Marriage license applications Travis Eugene Overstreet and Alanna Brooke Jackson; Cordelro Rashod Dotson and Shiletha Dawn Anderson. Marriage license applications are just that—applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. More...

Clarke County Sheriff’s report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Jan. 10-17 include: Daryl Lee Ransom, 28, drug court, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Pugh

Leona Pugh, 75, a homemaker of Jackson, died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, at her home. She was born Sept. 9, 1936 in Knox City, Texas. Graveside funeral services were Tuesday, Jan. 10 at Bashan Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Scott McCullar and Dr. More...

Smith

Jeanette Knight Smith, 81, a former seamstress of Grove Hill, died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, at her home. She was born Aug. 1, 1930 in Grove Hill. Funeral services were Tuesday, Jan. 10, at O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. More...

White wins congressional award

At a special ceremony last week, THS senior Sally White was presented with the Congressional Gold Medal by Congresswoman Terri Sewell. White is only the 15th Alabamian to receive this award since the inception of the program. More...

T’ville man killed in auto accident

A young Thomasville man was killed and others were seriously injured in an auto accident in Wilcox County Saturday. James Howie, 22, a 2008 graduate of Thomasville High School was killed Saturday morning in the accident that took place on Hwy. More...

Morgan to run for district judge

Clarke County District Judge James H. “J. R.” Morgan Jr. has qualified for a full term. Morgan was appointed to the bench by Gov. Robert Bentley on March 1, 2011. He filled a vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Bill Kimbrough. More...

Candidate round-up

Here’s the lineup of Democratic and Republican candidates for Clarke County offices in the March 13 primaries. Qualifying for the two political parties ended Friday. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Community band to begin rehearsing Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. More...

Editorials

Political Cartoon

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A $400 million black hole

I t appears the state will face this coming October with a $400 million hole and the possibility of level-funded general fund and education budgets…unless a miracle shows up and that isn’t likely. More...

Are they still serious?

A lmost one year ago, hundreds of people gathered at the Thomasville Civic Center as Gov. More...

Religion

Carbo to speak at TBC

Bernie Carbo, founder of the Diamond Club Ministry, will speak Sunday, Jan. 22 at Thomasville Baptist Church at 9:45 a.m. to the Fishers of Men Sunday School class in room 207 and at the regular 6 p.m. service in the main sanctuary. More...

Spiritually Speaking

Life is full of storms

A s winter peaks I am reminded that spring cannot be far behind and that is a blessing and a curse. It’s a blessing because it promises an end to cold weather. It is a curse because it brings a higher risk of violent storms. More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Choir day Jan. 22 New Hope No. 1 Baptist Church in Thomasville will celebrate their annual Choir Day Sunday, Jan. 22 at 11 a.m. Dr. Lee Nelson, pastor of New Hope No. 1 Baptist Church, will bring the message. Everyone is invited to attend. More...

Sports

Instructor list for Winter Clinic grows

This year’s Thomasville Winter Baseball and Softball Clinic, as usual, is expected to be staffed by a good cross section of instructors from both the college and professional ranks. More...

THS plays in county tourney and picks up area wins

Playing in the opening round of the Clarke County Tournament which was being held at Clarke County High School in Grove Hill, the Thomasville Tiger Varsity Basketball team defeated the Jackson Aggies 68 – 43 on Thursday, January 12. More...

Taking Names and Keeping Score

Famous home run opens doors for the Gospel

A s you will notice in another article included in this week’s paper, one of the men coming to Thomasville this week to serve as an instructor for this Saturday’s annual Winter Baseball and Softball Clinic is former Major Leaguer Bernie C More...


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