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March 7, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

L-P rings bell, set to reopen OSB mill

Louisiana-Pacific Corporation Chief Executive Officer Curt Stevens rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange on Monday, March 4, celebrating the company’s 40th anniversary and what looks like the beginning of the housing recovery. More...

Brooks injured in car accident

Thomasville’s Harry Brooks was injured in a car accident last week. Brooks had been on a roll with being named Citizen of the Year and work moving forward on major expansion of his car dealership. More...

Special Sections

Editorials

House bill would shorten time for voter registration

A bill introduced by Rep. Wes Long of Guntersville that would shorten the time all Alabamians could register to vote was passed out of a House Committee last week and sent to the floor for consideration by the entire House of Representatives. More...

Front Porch Philosopher

Am I a preservationist?

When I saw last week’s Clarke County Democrat with the front page picture of one of Grove Hill’s few historic homes being demolished, it broke my heart. More...

Political Cartoon

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Religion

Spiritually Speaking

Am I my brother’s keeper?

One of the devil’s favorite lies is that I can sin and not hurt others. John Dunne, an English poet, wrote the poem “No man is an Island,” in 1624. More...

Shannon Knight to preach, sing at Aimwell Baptist

Aimwell Baptist Church will conduct a one-night revival on Sunday, March 10, 5 p.m. Featured speaker will be Shannon Knight, southern gospel singer and recording artist from Guin. More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Spencer Chapel to conduct ‘Celebration of Colors’ program Spencer Chapel A. M. E. Church will conduct a “Celebration of Colors” program Sunday, March 10 at 2 p.m. The guest speaker will be the Rev. More...

For The Record

Marriage license applications

Jonathan Carmichael Skipper and Tabitha Sha’re Andrews. Brent Grey Newton Jr. and Ashley Paige Leonard. Jeffrey Tyrone Dickinson and Tita Nalani Ross. Thomas Dewayne Squires and Carla Amanda Marshall. More...

Property deeds listed

Feb. 20-27 Dwayne Schultz to Tim Schultz. Deutsche Bank National Trust to Kevin Smoker. Berrys Chapel Church to Clarke-Washington Electric Membership Corporation. Henry Johnson to Clarke- Washington Electric Membership Corporation. William C. More...

TPD report

The Thomasville Police Department filed the following charges during the week ending March 3: Jacques Fanstahia Roberts – possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, first degree, possession of drug paraphernalia; Jeremy Jerm More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Martin

Mattie Jean Martin, 86, died March 1, 2013 at the Thomasville Nursing Home. Born Sept. 30, 1926 in Aimwell, she was the daughter of the late Eugene and Martha Squires Mayton. More...

Spring Forward!

Coast Guard unveils memorial to Knight and fellow crew

Don't forget to set your clocks forward one hour Saturday night. Daylight Saving Time begins March 10. More...

Memorial to the fallen

A bagpiper plays as a formation of Coast Guard helicopters flies above the monument to the crew of CG-6535. More...

Airport authority to start buying land

The Clarke County Airport Authority voted last Monday to begin acquisition of property for the proposed $24 million Southwest Alabama Regional Airport. The special called authority meeting was held in Grove Hill Town Hall. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Clarke Prep to host Spring Fling and supper Clarke Prep will host a Spring Fling, spaghetti supper and four-wheeler giveaway Thursday, March 7 at 5:30 p.m. There will be games, attractions and prizes for all ages. More...

People

First United Security Bank posts three profitable quarters

United Security Bancshares, Inc. (USBI) is coming back from its long down period. The financial institution made a net income of $2.2 million for the year ended Dec. 31 as compared to a net loss of $9.1 million in 2011. More...

Thomasville chamber banquet

Outgoing Thomasville Chamber of Commerce chairman Scott Lewis is recognized for his service by current chairman Danny D'Andrea at the Chamber banquet at Thomasville Baptist Church Thursday night. More...

Miss Steadham, Mr. Hare set April 6 wedding date

Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Steadham of Thomasville announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Amanda Jo to Bradford “Brad” Sealy Hare, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chris Hare of Thomasville. More...

School

TMS announces honor roll for second nine weeks

Thomasville Middle School announced the honor roll for the second nine weeks of the semester. Fifth grade More...

THS School News

Beauty Review at Thomasville Civic Center this weekend

I t’s been a chilly winter, and we’re still swimming around until Spring comes. But, hey, look on the bright side, we will have plenty of flowers! And the kids at Thomasville High School are looking forward to a bit of sunshine. More...

Dravitan Civic Club scholarship available to THS seniors

The Dravitan Civic Club scholarship is now available to interested Thomasville High School seniors. All requirements must be completed and returned to the counselor by April 1. For more information, contact Vera Harris at 334-636- 5382. More...

Sports

From the Editor’s Desk

It could only be Bo

Earlier this week, Bo Jackson was named the Greatest Athlete of All Time by ESPN’s Sport Science. And really, this had to happen. In fact it seems to me that everything about Bo Jackson had to happen. This is just more to add to the legend. More...

THS wins three of four in Tombigbee tournament

The Thomasville High School Tigers varsity baseball team won three out of four games last week as part of the Tombigbee Tournament. The week began with a 6-3 road loss Feb. 26 at Leroy High. Games scheduled Feb. More...

Lady Tigers struggle in Gulf Shores

The Thomasville Lady Tigers took to the field in the Dolphin Classic and faced 6A Robertsdale in round one of pool play Friday night in Gulf Shores. The Tigers could not generate a hit and lost 12-0. More...


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