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February 28, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Water intake site work almost complete

Despite numerous days of rain, work is still progressing on Thomasville’s water treatment system. Public Works superintendent Kevin Heartsill reported that the final inspection of the caisson at the water intake site was completed. More...

Residents tired of booming

Residents near the EnergeX Tube finishing works north of Thomasville have been expressing their frustration about loud booms coming from the plant. More...

Special Sections

Editorials

Is Strange afraid to go after sports betting?

The state attorney general’s office, using state troopers, seized about 1,000 electronic gambling machines and an undisclosed amount of cash from VictoryLand last week after the Alabama Supreme Court ordered Circuit Judge Tom Young to issue a s More...

Front Porch Philosopher

Folklife exhibit at ASCC not to be missed

There is more to do in Thomasville right now than you probably thought there was. I told you last week about the A. L. Martin special exhibit. More...

Looking Back

There are two sides to every coin

Feb. 28, 1980 More...

School

Sweet Water School News

Spring break is just around the corner

I t’s cookie time here at SWHS! On Monday, Feb. 25, we had a cookie dough sales assembly at 1 p.m. for K-6 and at 2 p.m. for 7-12. There are some amazing prizes this year. We are selling Otis Spunkmeyer cookie dough. More...

Young artists encouraged to enter state’s fish art contest

Each year the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) partners with Wildlife Forever to conduct the State Fish Art Contest in which students depict a state fish and write a one-page essay to compete for scholarships and other More...

Sports

From the Editor’s Desk

NFL combine is far from the last word

The NFL combine just wrapped up this week. Three hundred college players who declared for the NFL draft were invited to show off their speed, strength and other skills for the professional football teams who may draft them. More...

Lady Tigers perform well at Jan Overstreet Classic

As the rain fell Friday night, fans worried that the Jan Overstreet Lady Tiger Classic might not be played. Those close to the team knew what this tournament meant to the older players on the team, especially to those who had played for “Mrs. More...

Tigers defeat Excel 21-11

The Thomasville Lady Tigers defeated the Excel Panthers 21-11 last Thursday in a game lasting more than three hours. Getting the win was starting pitcher Allie Pope. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Brasell

Louise G. Brasell, 86, of Thomasville died Wednesday, Feb. 20 at Thomasville Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. She was born May 15, 1926 in Birmingham and was the owner and operator of Louise's Flower Shop, which she opened in the early 1960's. More...

Caplinger

Brantley Caplinger, 86, of Nanafalia died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 at his residence in Nanafalia. He was the retired owner of West Alabama Paving Company. More...

Clemmons

Joe Dale Clemmons, 78, of Thomasville died Monday, Feb. 11, 2013 at DCH Northport Medical Center in Tuscaloosa. He was born Nov. 20, 1934 in Millport. He was a former assistant traffic manager and a member of the Thomasville Baptist Church. More...

Memorial to be unveiled Friday

A memorial to Coast Guard Petty Officer Drew Knight and his crewmates who were killed in a helicopter training accident last year will be unveiled at the Coast Guard base in Mobile Friday morning. More...

Festival for a Cure is Saturday at Armory

The third annual Festival for a Cure will be this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the National Guard Armory in Thomasville. More...

Bedsole to leave TES for Clarke County

Michael Bedsole, who has served as principal of Thomasville Elementary School since 2009, resigned from the position this week to take a position with the Clarke County School system. More...

A beast of a feast

Men at Thomasville Baptist Church fry up 120 lbs. of catfish as part of the annual Beast Feast supper held Saturday night. Church organizers estimate more than 400 turned out for the wild game supper. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Fun day/concert to benefit Maggie Carlisle March 2 A family fun day and concert benefit for Maggie Carlisle is scheduled for Saturday, March 2 at 10 a.m. at the Jackson Fairgrounds. More...

People

Man wanted by U.S. Marshal’ s Service found in Pine Hill

On Tuesday, February 19, at approximately 7:44 p.m., 911 contacted officers that someone was shooting at the house beside F.S. Ervin Elementary School and possibly someone was shot. More...

Memories of Old St. Stephens program Saturday

“Memories of Old St. Stephens” will be presented by 4th and 5th grade gifted students from Washington County at St. Stephens Park on Saturday, March 2, beginning at 10 a.m. More...

Commission honors Mathews 100th

The Clarke County Commission Tuesday approved a resolution honoring the 100th birthday of Mrs. Willie Gladys Ryser Mathews. She is a life-long resident of Clarke County. She was born Feb. 24, 1913, in Jackson. More...

Religion

CHURCH CALENDAR

Miles Chapel to host youth day program March 3 Miles Chapel C. M. E. Church in Thomasville will host a youth day program Sunday, March 3 at 2 p.m. Guest speaker will be Rev. John T. Watkins and Rev. Bonnie Bryant Pastor. More...

Spiritually Speaking

Take inventory of what you could share with others

A ccording to The Believer’s Bible Commentary, God’s denunciation of the rich is so strong in James 5:1-6 that these verses are seldom ever preached. More...

Hunt to speak at Pineview

Rosalie Hall Hunt, author of Bless God and Take Courage: The Judson History and Legacy, will be the guest speaker at Pineview Baptish Church during the WMU Missions Celebration of 125 years. More...

For The Record

Marriage license applications

Edd Rodgers and Joylyn Gamble. Marriage license applications are just that—applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. More...

Property deeds listed

Feb. 14-19 Lum P. Overton to Majestic Timber LLC. Joseph Charles McCorquodale to Casey Crow McCorquodale. Estate of Elbert Morris to W. Frank Rodgers. Estate of Elbert Morris to Wendell Rodgers. Estate of Elbert Morris to Cherie A. Richey. More...

Marriage license applications

Intended for last week

Vincent Lamar Boman and Keatrice Elaine King. Matthew Dillon Knight and Rena Ailene Goodman. Hagen Anderson Steadham and Dianna Elizabeth Baker. Eddie Roy Pugh III and Johnnie Lynn Threlkeld. Rickey Partin and Valerie Gayle Mobley. More...


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