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May 3, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Unemployment is dropping statewide

Unemployment in Alabama was down for the eighth straight month, but unemployment rates in several southwest Alabama counties still hovered in the double digit range. More...

Important legal notices

The City of Thomasville is publishing legal notices in this week's paper regarding redistricting and the FAA is publishing a legal notice about a public hearing on the proposed airport. To learn all the details, look inside this week's paper. More...

Special Sections

Editorials

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Coming to “strange” conclusions

The Internal Revenue Service says Class III gaming “consists of card games played against the house, slot machines, dog and horse racing, jai alai, and all other types of casino gaming.” More...

State’s great retirement

A labama may be on the lower end of the financial spectrum when it comes to the per capita income of our population. However, our public employees have one of the most sound retirement programs in the nation. More...

Religion

CHURCH CALENDAR

Love Day Celebration set for May 6 Thomasville Church of God in Christ will conduct its 22nd Love Day Celebration Sunday, May 6, at 3 p.m. honoring Superintendent Jimmy L. Allen and Mrs. Frankie H. Allen. The guest speaker will be Bishop John D. More...

Dixon's Mills Baptist Church celebrates 100th year anniversary

Above, June Cassity, Dixon's Mills Baptist Church's clerk, was presented a plaque in recognition of the church's 100th anniversary by Bobby Hopper, director of Missions Bethel Association. More...

Spiritually Speaking

With all my sin He loved me and gave Himself for me!

Rich man, poor man, beggar man, thief, doctor, lawyer, Indian chief. Friday night Peggy and I joined about 90 people for the Fiftieth Reunion of the Class of 1962 from Robert E. Lee High School. More...

Sports

Lady Tigers wrap up regular season, head to sectional tourney

The Thomasville High School Lady Tiger varsity softball team saw their regular season mark improve to 24 – 9 this past week when they picked up wins over Clarke County and Fruitdale. More...

JV Softball wins final game 18-1

The Thomasville High School Lady Tiger junior varsity softball team saw their season end on a positive note this past Tuesday, April 24, when they went on the road to Fruitdale and defeated the Lady Pirate junior varsity 18 – 1. More...

Sweet Water slides out of playoffs

Taylor Wilson scores a run for Sweet Water against Brantley during the second round of the playoffs. Brantley knocked Sweet Water out of the playoffs. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Ballinger

Robert Anthony Ballinger Jr., 26, of Mount Vernon died Friday, April 27, 2012 at Springhill Memorial Hospital in Mobile. He was born November 11, 1985 in Thomasville. He was a veteran of the Iraq War. More...

Dixon

Freddie Gene Dixon, 75, of Hartselle died Wednesday, Apr. 25, 2012 at Baptist Medical Center- Princeton in Birmingham. He was born May 28, 1936 in Chilton. He was a retired Baptist minister and was a member of the First Baptist Church Fulton. More...

Ross

Bobbie Edwina Ross, 91, of Thomasville died Sunday, Apr. 29, 2012 at Woodhaven Manor Nursing Home in Demopolis. She was born Aug. 7, 1920 in Climax. She was a member of the Thomasville Baptist Church and a member of the Clarke County RSVP. More...

Shorter school year likely in 2013

Thomasville City Schools superintendent Vic Adkison said the state education budget for the 2013 fiscal year in now the board’s primary concern. More...

Relay for Life lights up T’ville

Thomasville's Relay for Life raised $36,000 as of the final event Friday night in downtown Thomasville. Pineview Baptist won the grilling competition and the Society of Southern Sass won the cake competition. More...

Where the wind comes sweeping

From left, Samantha Binkerd, Collin Clardy, Austin Gates and Marlee Moore are all smiles as they prepare to join the rest of the cast in the Thomasville High School production of “Oklahoma!&rdq More...

Update

Charges against Kenneth Rutledge were upgraded to attempted murder in the shooting of Samuel King on Linwood Drive. City officials said the stabbing last week actually took place in the parking lot, not behind a dugout. More...

Calendar

Fundraiser May 5 to benefit Surginer VFD

Surginer Volunteer Fire Department, located off Highway 10 in Marengo County, will have a singing Saturday, May 5, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. More...

Renew with the Sunny South flag project

Its renewal time with the Sunny South flag project. Upon renewing the lease, the participant will be eligible for the flag to be displayed on seven patriotic holidays per year. More...

Summer Art Camp in Studio 122

The Grove Hill Cultural Arts Center will host two weeks of Summer Art Camp. Students grades 4-6 can come and enjoy the fun in the world of oil painting July 23-27 from 9-11:30 a.m. with featured artists, Johnna Bush and Toni Ice. More...

People

Parten, Clark exchanged vows

Lynette Agee Parten and Kevin Kenneth Clark were married on April 21, 2012 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Darryl Brunson officiating. More...

Museum to host Revolutionary War Symposium and Elijah Pugh Descendents Reunion

Partial registration is still open for the Clarke County Museum’s American Revolution Symposium set for May 4-6 in Grove Hill. More...

Research Club conducts April meeting

The Research Club conducted its April 19 meeting at People's Corner. Tim Hicks co-owner of Antiques Downtown was the guest speaker. More...

School

Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell announces winners of 2012 Congressional Art Competition

Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell hosted the annual Congressional Art Competition for the 7th district at the Alabama School of Fine Arts in Birmingham. More...

TES students plant trees for Earth Day

First Grade students of Thomasville Elementary School were very attentive and helpful when Wal-Mart Store Manager, Cynthia Gardner, came to help celebrate Earth Day by planting 2 trees in front of th More...

THS students visit Foosackly's

Thomasville High School business students recently visited Foosackly's restaurant in Mobile. Foosackly's was started in Mobile by the Fusaiotti family in 2000. More...

For The Record

Marriage license applications

Brandon Cockerham and Vickie Fisher; Alvin T. Cook II and Sondra T. Betts: Jonathan Elloitt Parker and Jodi Elizabeth Baugh; Christopher Scott Dillon and Virginia Rosanne Garrett. More...

Property deeds listed

April 20-25 Adam Louis Barks to William C. McConnell Jr. Unified Credit Trust to Claude Morris Warren III. Joseph H. Rodriguez to Bobby R. Gwin Sr. Betty Lambert to Black Sheep Woodlands LLC. Coffeeville Timber LLC to Black Sheep Woodlands LLC. More...

Clarke County Sheriff’s report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of April 24-May 1 include: Mark Noland Weaver, 51, probation violation, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff's Dept. More...


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