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May 24, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Redistricting cuts Clarke County three ways

State Sen. Marc Keahey threw a monkey wrench into what the Republican legislative leadership had planned to be an easy and routine adoption of its redistricting plan in a special session this week. More...

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Political Cartoon

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A lack of sanity in the capitol

I may be the only citizen of Alabama left standing who believes our state legislators should receive adequate compensation. More...

Bribery or politics?

The two prominent political trials in Alabama in the past few years have boiled down to one paramount issue, “Is it bribery or is it politics?” In the most recent bingo gambling trial the pivotal issue revolved around whether a campaign c More...

Religion

CHURCH CALENDAR

Homecoming May 27 at Witch Creek Baptist Witch Creek Baptist Church will celebrate Homecoming and Decoration Day Sunday, May 27 at 11 a.m. Following the service, lunch will be served under the pavilion. Rev. More...

Spiritually Speaking

Make God your first priority

May brings graduation exercises to high schools, and institutions of higher education all across our country. Graduation is more than the end of something. It is a beginning. More...

Sports

Daphne dominates in spring game

The Daphne Trojans traveled to Thomasville this past Friday, May 18, and dominated the young Thomasville Tigers in every aspect of the spring game played between the two schools at D. F. Anderson Field. More...

SWHS looks good in jamboree

The Sweet Water Bulldogs travelled to Scooba, Miss. last week and played in the annual East Mississippi Community College Spring Football Jamboree. More...

Crocker to play at Mississippi Delta

On Tuesday, Thomasville High School senior Cole Crocker signed a letter of intent to continue his education and play football at Mississippi Delta Community College located in Morehead, Mississippi. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Soukup

Sandie Stacey Soukup, 48, of Ft. Walton Beach, Fla. died Friday, April 13, 2012 after a lengthy illness. Soukup was a native of Marengo County and a former resident of Monroe County. More...

Brown

Nathaniel Jones Brown, 53, of Thomasville died Friday, May 11, 2012. He was born Nov. 12, 1955. Funeral services were Saturday, May 19 at Reese Funeral Home. Interment followed at New Greater First Baptist Church Cemetery. More...

THS graduation Friday night

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Public urged to comment on airport

Though little public mention has been made recently, progress is still being made towards the creation of a regional airport in Clarke County. The next step in the process is a public hearing June 12, at 4 p.m. in Grove Hill at Grove Hill City Hall. More...

Hospital sells off Dozier office

Clarke County Healthcare, Anne Thompson’s company that owns the bankrupt hospital in Thomasville has received initial approval to sell the Family Medical building on Moseley Drive. Family Medical has been home to Dr. Frank and Dr. More...

Tractor Supply coming

A contractor placed this sign for Tractor Supply Company's new store Wednesday morning. The store will be located in Thomasville along Hwy. 43 between Taco Bell and New China Buffet. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

VFW to conduct a memorial service VFW Post 5106 and its ladies Auxiliary will conduct a memorial service at Thomasville City Hall Monday, May 28 at 10 a.m. Everyone is invited to attend. More...

People

Blankenship, Furrow to exchange vows

Mr. Allen Blankenship of Grove Hill and Ms. Rita Blankenship of Thomasville announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Alison Leigh Blankenship, to Clayton Grant Furrow, son of Kevin and Gail Furrow of Thomasville. More...

Danielle Bedwell advances to modeling Expo

Danielle Bedwell of Fulton, daughter of Sandy and Danny Bedwell, recently auditioned with the Model and Talent Expo in Daphne. She was chosen to advance to the Expo in Dallas, Texas. More...

Research Club donates painting to Civic Center

Mary Jean Lolley, Research Club President, presented a painting by local artist, Sharon Dozier, to mayor Sheldon Day. More...

School

4-H TGIF implements programs in Marengo County

4-H TGIF (Teens Getting Involved for the Future) is an abstinence education program brought to the Marengo County public schools through the Alabama Cooperative Extension System. More...

ASCC offers kids college this Summer

Alabama Southern Community College announced that it will offer Kids College this summer, giving children a variety of learning and play experiences on a college campus. More...

Scholarship gala is Saturday

Walk the Red Carpet at the Lula Mae Williams Scholarship Gala on May 26, at 6 p.m. at the Thomasville Civic Center. More...

For The Record

Marriage license applications

Jason Clark Hawk, and Joanne Dailey; Vincent Wright, and Bearil S. King; Quention McCampbell, and Ashley Milton; Jimmy Chancey, and Sandra M. Hicks; Billy Franklin Pierce, and Janet Leigh Smith; Brady Kipp Hoven, and Meagan O’Melia Skipper. More...

Property deeds listed

May 10-16 Fannie Mae, to Jack Mucha. Weyerhaeuser Company, to Dan R. Barlow. Georgia Mae Nash, to Bertha Morrissette. Karen P. Clanton, to Federal National Mortgage Association. John W. Estis, to James Harding Morgan Jr. More...

Clarke County Sheriff’s Office report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of May 15-22 include: John O. Westbrook, 44, two counts non child support, court cost, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...