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October 18, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Christmas parade plans shaping up

Once Ghost Walk wraps up this weekend, attentions will turn to Thomasville’s Christmas parade. The parade will roll through downtown Thomasville Dec. 1, 3:30 p.m. More...

Special Sections

Editorials

Alabama’s well-paid public workers

Not many Alabamians would be surprised to learn that Nick Saban takes home $5 million-plus each year and Gene Chizik, a meager $3.5 million. But what about the compensation paid to other state and local public officials and employees? More...

Political Cartoon

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History repeats itself

Two years ago, the Thomasville council approved a half-cent sales tax increase on all goods and an additional one-cent tax on alcohol under the guise of helping our schools. More...

Religion

CHURCH CALENDAR

Grace Chapel Church hosts singing Oct. 20 Grace Chapel Church of Coffeeville will host a congregational type singing Saturday, Oct. 20 at 6:30 p.m. led by Donald Jackson. Everyone is invited to come and join. Rev. Sonny Hoven is the pastor. More...

Christian Fellowship Club visits museum

The Thomasville Baptist Church Christian Fellowship Club visited the Creation Museum Oct. 9 in Petersburg, Ky. More...

Spiritually Speaking

Renewed sense of purpose in my life

I am so excited. There is a renewed sense of purpose in my life this week. I will be preaching Sunday morning and evening at First Baptist Church, Ashland, AL. More...

Sports

Registration for soccer is Oct. 20

The Thomasville Recreation Department will conduct registration for the 2012 soccer season Oct. 20. This is for co-ed participants from three years of age through 14 years of age. Age eligibility for soccer is 3 yrs. - 14 yrs. More...

THS wins big for homecoming

The Hillcrest-Evergreen High Jaguars didn’t know what hit them. A spirited Thomasville High Tigers celebrated Homecoming Oct. 12 with a decisive 48-14 region win on Anderson Field. More...

SWHS downs Wash. Co.

Sometimes the best offense is a good defense, but for the Sweet Water Bulldogs, a good offense was good enough to keep the Washington County offense off the field as they won the Class 2A, Region 1 battle 20-6 last Friday night at Atkins Stadium-Vict More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Coate

John Early Coate, 95, of Thomasville, died Monday, Oct. 15, 2012 at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital. He was born Sept. 2, 1917 in Opine and was a former millwright with Weyerhaeuser. More...

Counselman

Wilma Irene Counselman, 95, of Thomasville, died Friday, Oct. 12, 2012 at her home. She was born Jan. 1, 1917 in Campbell and was a retired grocery store clerk. She was a member of Bashan Baptist Church. More...

Dobbins

Judy Kate Buckalew Dobbins, 75, of Thomasville, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012 at her home. She was born June 30, 1937 in Clarke County and was a retired seamstress from Simplex Industries. More...

Ghost Walk is this Saturday

The annual Kathryn Tucker Windham Ghost walk is upon us, with activities starting at 5 p.m. downtown Saturday. This year’s activities mark a return to a more arts focused event. More...

Dual enrollment expansion

Citizens from around Clarke County came together Monday night at Thomasville’s Civic Center to determine what assets the county had that would be expanded to make an immediate, positive impact on the county. More...

Corps reconsiders locking out recreational river traffic

After a significant public outcry, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Mobile District has agreed to take a second look at a controversial lock policy that would preclude recreational boaters on rivers like the Alabama. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Haunted House set for downtown The Thomasville Lion's Club and Thomasville City Schools Tiger Theater invite you into the Viper Pit Haunted House, Saturday, Oct. 20 and 27, beginning at dusk in downtown Thomasville. More...

People

Special Olympics ride

Cullman County Sheriff’s Deputy Rex Sorrow and his good friend Bruce Bynum pedalled their way into Thomasville Monday. More...

Worthwhile Club donates to city

The Worthwhile Club presented a check to Mayor Sheldon day for the purchase of a service cart for the civic center. From left are Miriam Harrison, Mayor Sheldon Day and Laurelle Stoudenmire. More...

National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) Sanction Turkey Calling Contest - 2012 winners

The Grove Hill Cultural Arts Center recently hosted their “Heart of Clarke” Fall Festival with the main event the 2012 National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) Sanctioned Turkey Calling Contest. More...

School

THS Band receives more awards

PHOTOS BY RENEE CAMPBELL

The Thomasville High School Mighty Tiger Marching Band participated in the Dixieland Band Festival this past weekend in Brewton. More...

SWHS School News

Homecoming Week is finally here for the Dawgs

Homecoming week is finally here and you can feel the excitement in the air. Support our school and show your school spirit and participate in all of our homecoming days. We had country western day on Monday, Oct. 15 and students got out at 1 p.m. More...

UWA students get clinical experience at Bryan W. Whitfield Memorial Hospital

One more group of student nurses from the University of West Alabama in Livingston has hit the halls at Bryan W. Whitfield Memorial Hospital this week as part of their studies. More...

For The Record

Marriage license applications

Andy Ray Sturdivant and Pamela Leigh Sturdivant; James Christopher Stewart and Misty Rene Thrash; Craig Renard Duff and Kimberly Patrice Pritchett. More...

Property deeds listed

Oct. 5-10 George W. Bradford to Daryl Horn. Travis R. James to Wallace E. Jones. SEP, LLC to First United Security Bank. Max Judson Bumpers to Bennie Waldon Bumpers. Margie N. Reid to Carla A. Baxley. PBD Properties LTD to Black Stone Minerals, LP. More...

Clarke County Sheriff’s report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Oct. 10-16 include: Jamarcus Dwayne Carter, 22, of Thomasville, possession of marijuana second degree, $1,000 bond. More...


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