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February 7, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Nice day for a swim

This pair of white pelicans was part of a large group ( 50 - 75 ) that was feeding below the Miller's Ferry lock and dam last week. More...

Special Sections

Editorials

A poster boy for background checks

Jimmy Lee Dykes, a deranged 65-yearold from Midland City, Ala. has made himself into a national poster boy for congressional action to require background checks for those who purchase handguns. More...

Front Porch Philosopher

Singing the praises of “Downton Abbey”

I don’t know who Dennis and Darlene Shively are, but I, along with multitudes of other Downton Abbey fans owe them a debt of gratitude. More...

Political Cartoon

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Religion

Spiritually Speaking

Let God set your priorities

Every morning before we eat breakfast, Peggy and I check to see if there is food in the bird feeders that hang from shepherds hooks outside our dinning room. Then we watch the birds eat while we enjoy our morning meal. More...

Pineview to host Sanctus Real Feb. 14

Pineview Baptist Church will host Sanctus Real and J. J. Heller in concert Thursday, Feb. 14 at 7 p.m. Tickets for general admission are $15 and reserved seats are $35 each. More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Aimwell Baptist to host Valentine’s concert Feb. 9 Aimwell Baptist Church will host a Valentine’s concert on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 5 p.m. featuring recording artist and southern gospel singer, Shannon Knight from Guin. More...

Sports

JHS downs THS 65-54

The Thomasville High School Tigers basketball team lost 65-54 Feb. 1 in the final game of the regular season at Jackson High School. Ryan Calhoun led the Tigers with 12 points. Anthony Pugh added 11 points. More...

Choctaw County native named new ADCNR freshwater fisheries director

Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Chuck Sykes celebrated his 42nd birthday in a most unusual way: The Choctaw County native spent the day plunging into his new role as the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ (ADCNR) Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Direct More...

Lady Tigers fall short 50-40

The Jackson High School Lady Aggies basketball team beat the Thomasville High School Lady Tigers 50-40 Feb. 1 in Jackson. Junior guard Deiondra Williams had 15 points. Senior forward Bria Robinson had 13 points. More...

Meth lab busted in Pine Hill

Pine Hill Police busted a methamphetamine lab this week. More...

ATRIP to fund road projects in Clarke County

Gov. Robert Bentley announced Monday the approval of 302 additional road and bridge projects, the largest number of projects announced to date under the Alabama Transportation Rehabilitation and Improvement Program (ATRIP). More...

Martin Museum to host collection

The A. L. Martin Museum will present a display of dolls, quilts and ethnic notions depicting the past from Africa until today. The event will be Feb. 9, 3 – 6 p.m. at the A. L. More...

Two dead in Coy shooting

Two men are dead and another is in the hospital after a shooting in the Coy Community of Wilcox County. On Friday, Feb. 1, at approximately 5:34 p.m. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

SWAIA to meet in Grove Hill Feb. 7 The Southwest Alabama Improvement Association will meet Thursday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. at Maria’s Cafe and Mexican Grille, located at 131 Jackson Street in Grove Hill. More...

People

Town of Coffeeville to purchase school

The Coffeeville Town Council is awaiting official confirmation that the Clarke County Park and Recreation Board will provide a grant to pay half the $45,000 to purchase the old Coffeeville High School property. More...

Changing faces of state legislature

The 2013 regular legislative session begins this week. There are a myriad of issues that must be dealt with during the four month journey. The most pressing will be resolving the current funding crisis in the state’s general fund budget. More...

Making Memories

When life gives you lemons…

Well this week has been stressful, to say the least. After a week of the children being sick, doctors visits, me being sick, three ER trips and lots of other things to add to that, I need a vacation. More...

School

Sweet Water School News

Progress reports go out today

We want to welcome everyone back to a great new week! We are very proud of our junior-varsity boys and varsity girls for their big win against Excel on Thursday, Jan. 31. What a great way to start off a new week! More...

F. S. Ervin celebrates 100th day of school

F.S. Ervin Elementary School celebrated the 100th day of school on Thursday, Jan. 24. This is a day of celebration in elementary schools throughout the country as students have reached the 100th day of the calendar year. More...

Book-Lovers' Book Fair

The Thomasville Middle School Library will host its book fair February 11-15. On Wednesday, Feb. 13, the book fair will be open after school until 5:30. Cocoa and cookies will be served. Tuesday, Feb. More...

For The Record

Marriage license applications

Shawn Reed Minter and Anna Michelle Phillips. Keith Robert Hood and Ashleigh Dennis Williams. Gaines Richard Dew and Stacey Marie Daugherty. More...

Property deeds listed

Jan. 24-30 Donald R. Smith to Donald R. Smith Revocable Trust of 2013. Geraldine S. Smith to Donald R. Smith Revocable Trust of 2013. Donald R. Smith to Donald R. Smith Revocable Trust of 2013. Catherine H. Varble to Thomas Bryan Varble. More...

Clarke County Sheriff’s report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Jan. 30-Feb. 5 include: Tyechia Watkins, 38, domestic violence third degree (harassment), $500 bond, arrested by Thomasville Police Dept. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Boutwell

Dorothy Bell Boutwell, 87, a homemaker of Thomasville died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013. She was born May 12, 1925 in Forrestdale and she attended the Round Hill Baptist Church. More...

Jowers

James Woodrow Jowers, 75, of Thomasville died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013 at his home. He was born Feb. 22, 1937 in Nanafalia and was an equipment operator with the State of Alabama Highway Department. More...

McCrary

Cathy Victoria McCrary, 68, a secretary of Cropwell died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013 in Cropwell. She was born Sept. 12, 1944 in Mobile. More...