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May 30, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Honoring the fallen

VFW post commander Luther Parden (left) offer a solute and Ladies Auxiliary chair Mae Parden places her hand on her heart during a portion of Monday's Memorial Day observance at the former National G More...

Scammer posing as Alabama Power Company employees

Alabama Power released a statment this week that there have been several recent incidents where its customers have been approached by people pretending to be from Alabama Power. More...

Free phone app connects to state severe weather notifications

Smartphone users can now download a free app to receive severe weather notifications from the popular Alabama SAF-T-Net program. More...

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Changes needed in legislature

I ’ve written about or lobbied the Alabama Legislature for almost 50 years and witnessed the good and the bad over that period of time. More...

Gardening in T’ville - call it a yard or garden

I decided to do a column for the next few weeks on local gardeners and their creations. I decided to start first with my own. More...

Religion

Do not let your heart be troubled

Spiritually Speaking

I t is early Memorial Day morning. It is unseasonably cool, but the weather man says it will warm up to above 90 degrees by the end of the day. More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Wayman Chapel to host men’s ministry June 1 Wayman Chapel AME Church of Suggsville, “Sons of Allen” Men’s Ministry will host its first annual men’s conference “MAN UP” (Overcoming Life’s Obstacles) Sat More...

Sports

Thomasville Braves take first place

The Thomasville 7-8 year-old Braves won first place in Thomasville's youth baseball program. Front row: (LR) Ashton Williams, Charlie Johnson, Eli Price, Gavin Nichols and Jamari Coleman. More...

JV spring game

Before the varsity teams took the field during the spring jamboree game May 16, the Thomasville and Wayne County JV faced off against each other. The teams played 24 offensive snaps each. More...

Aligator hunt registration coming

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources will open registration for Alabama’s eighth regulated alligator hunting season on June 4. The hunts will be held on Aug. 15-18, and Aug. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Autrey

Herbert E. Autrey, Jr., 88, of Spring, Texas died Saturday, May 18, 2013. He was born Oct. 27, 1924 in Pine Hill. He was a veteran of World War II, sailed with the Merchant Marines and was a M.E.B.A officer. More...

Burge

Levester Lowell Burge, 79, of Putnam died Thursday, May 23, 2013 at his home. He was born April 20, 1934 in Putnam and was a retired journeyman electrician. More...

Chavers

Annie Maurice Flowers Chavers, 89, of Linden died Saturday, May 25, 2013 at Marengo Nursing Home. She was born Nov. 3, 1923 in Lamison and was a retired seamstress and a member of the Lamison Baptist Church. More...

Public meetings on grad regulations coming

Dr. Vic Adkison, superintendent of the Thomasville City School system said this week that he wanted public input into the proposed graduation requirements and policies. More...

DOT holds up design for retail development

Thomasville Mayor Sheldon Day told the council Thursday night that he had a meeting with Alabama Department of Transportation officials earlier in the week regarding the redesign of the intersection of Hwy. 43 and Hwy. 5 in Thomasville. More...

Gillis named new TES principal

Dawn Gillis could barely contain her excitement as she was introduced as Thomasville Elementary School’s new principal at a reception for retiring teachers last week. More...

Celebrate Kathryn Tucker Windham's birthday

Come and light 95 candles in honor of the June 2nd, 95th birthday of Alabama’s Storyteller, Kathryn Tucker Windham at The Kathryn Tucker Windham Museum on the Alabama Southern Community College Thomasville Campus. More...

Calendar

Clarke County FFWLC to host annual contests

The Clarke County Farmers Federation Women’s Leadership Committee will conduct its annual contests. To be eligible to participate in the program, an individual must be an ALFA member. More...

Summer Art Camp scheduled for June 24-28

The Grove Hill Cultural Arts Center will host another Summer Art Camp June 24 – 28 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. for first grade through eighth grade students. Students can come and enjoy the world of art. More...

Library to kick off summer events

The Thomasville Public Library will sponsor four free community events in June for the 2013 summer library program “Dig into Reading”. More...

People

Hometown celebration scheduled

The Hometown Celebration is a community gathering in downtown Thomasville to celebrate our country’s Day of Independence. More...

Worthwhile Club conducts May meeting

The Worthwhile Club conducted their monthly meeting May 8 in the clubroom. Hostesses for the meeting were Nancy Burge and Jane Loper. The president called the meeting to order. Emily Smith led the Pledge of Allegiance to the American Flag. More...

Tanner James Hope

Nathan and Renee Hope of Calera would like to announce the birth of their son, Tanner James Hope. He was born Feb. 18, 2013 at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Birmingham. He weighed 8 lbs. 13 oz. and was 22 1/2 inches long. More...

School

High school seniors receive scholarships from ASCC

Dr. Reginald Sykes, president of Alabama Southern Community College, recently announced the recipients of scholarships for 2013. More...

SWHS announces valedictorian and salutatorian

Brett Davis is the valedictorian at Sweet Water High School. He is the son of Mark and Sherri Davis and is from Sweet Water. He attends Sweet Water Baptist Church. Brett will be attending Auburn University and majoring in Engineering. More...

SWAMC Auxiliary Scholarship deadline set for July 1

The SWAMC Auxiliary have scholarships up to $2,000 each available for students who have been accepted in a healthcare field at an approved educational facility. More...

For The Record

Marriage license applications

Ronald Lee Redmond and Brenda Elaine Smith. Michael Wayne Dozier and Hannah Elizabeth Parden. Kevin Edward Ray and Jessica Rone Rester. Tamaris Ladell Davis and Sharranda Latrice Coleman. Dannie G. Leonard and Mary E. Kelly. More...

Property deeds listed

May 16-20 Yolande F. Heison to Danny N. Mitchem. Wedell Woodson to Ayres Forestry Inc. Robert Clyde Robinson to Ayres Forestry Inc. Summer Scruggs, Circuit Clerk to Maybon Daughtrey. Summer Scruggs, Circuit Clerk to Maybon Daughtrey. More...

Clarke County Sheriff’s report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of May 21-28 include: Dennis Elmo Haskew, 32, driving under the influence, $1,000 bond, arrested by Thomasville Police Dept. More...