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June 13, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Brooks hits 10 years

Harry Brooks had always dreamed of having his own car dealership. He’s been living that dream for 10 years now, having purchased the Thomasville Chevrolet dealership in June 2003. More...

Group says airport will aid industrial development

The proposed $24 million Southwest Alabama Regional Airport would help bring economic development to the county, said Gil Gilmore, chairman of the Clarke County Airport Authority. More...

Corrections, clarifications

In an article last week on Thomasville’s progress, a sentence should have read “just with the Louisiana Pacific mill ramping back up its operations, at full capacity, the mill will use over 100,000-gallons-a day.” More...

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Bronner war with Mabry intensifies

This past January 8, David Bronner, CEO of The Retirement Systems of Alabama (RSA) charged that the Alabama Education Association’s new boss, Henry Mabry, had designs in place to take over the TRS board that runs the Teacher’s pension pla More...

How the Republicans handled state issues

The 2013 Legislative Session is now history. The super Republican majority has continued their conservative march to the sea leaving dissident Democrats in carnage the way Sherman left Atlanta. More...

Religion

Shake the boredom blues

Spiritually Speaking

School has been out for several weeks now, and the number one complaint from the younger set is that they are bored already. Funny, I can’t remember being bored when I was a child, although I have struggled with it at times as an adult. More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Chilton Baptist to host ladies’ Bible study Chilton Baptist Church will host a ladies Bible Study Friday, June 14 at 6 p.m. The pastor is Williams Gibbons and everyone is invited to attend. Grace Chapel to host singing More...

Sports

Locals earn all-state honors

A number of area players were named in the all-state lists as voted on by members of the Alabama Sports Writers Association. Thomasville High’s Tevin Watters was named first team utility in Class 4A. More...

Tournaments starting up in Thomasville

Thomasville will be hosting a pair of youth ball tournaments in the coming days. On Friday, the Dixie 7-8 year old boys sub-regional tournament will begin play at Gates Drive Park. More...

This is why baseball is the best sport

Sports Scene

I sometimes have commitment issues. There I said it and I think the first step is acknowledging that you have a problem. I am not really sure where it stems from. I think when you see something every day, it can lose its luster...its shine. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

McGilberry

Robert Daniel "Robbie" McGilberry, 60, of Arlington died Monday, June 3, 2013 at his son's home. He was born Aug. 23, 1952 in Lamison and was a member of the County Line Baptist Church. More...

T’ville native Wiggins to head rural crime task force

Thomasville native Gene Wiggins is expected to be moving on from his days patrolling the sidelines at Auburn games. More...

Picturing the hands of time

It started with an idea to take pictures of John Jackson’s hands. “I knew he wasn’t going to be with us much longer,” said Bob Megginson. More...

Hometown Celebration is June 29

Thomasville’s Hometown Celebration will be June 29 in downtown Thomasville. Activities will start at 5:30 p.m. with a kids parade sponsored by Family Security Credit Union. More...

Commission approves garbage rate increase

The Clarke County Commission approved Tuesday a 3.2 percent CPI (Consumer Price Index) increase in the rate for Allied Waste Services. The company has the solid waste contract for the county, and the price increase is effective July 1. More...

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR

VFW Post 5106 to conduct flag retirement ceremony June 14 The VFW Post 5106 and its ladies auxiliary will conduct a flag retirement ceremony at the post Friday, June 14 at 10 a.m. The post is located at 555 Old Hwy. More...

People

Whitfield-Champion united in marriage

Nicole Whitfield and Willie Champion were united in holy matrimony on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at the Christian Chapel Baptist Church, Demopolis surrounded by friends and family. The bride is originally from Linden and the groom from Thomasville. Rev. More...

Howard-Luker to wed June 22

Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Howard of Tibbie are pleased to announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jessica Lyn Howard, to Randall Gage Luker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Randy Luker of Fulton. More...

Cozy Quilters present Quilt of Valor

The Cozy Quilters’ sewing group recently conducted “Bring a Friend” night. Quilters brought special projects to share for show and tell and invited guests to come with them. More...

School

An expensive tradeoff for non-graduates

With the increased concern regarding the new guidelines for high school graduation, I think it would be a good time to add another dimension to the debate. More...

New leaders selected for THS band

The Thomasville High School Mighty Tigers' Marching Band conducted it awards banquet Friday, May 10. More...

Sessions receives scholarships from UWA

Tyler Sessions, a 2013 Thomasville High School graduate, received two scholarships from The University of West Alabama in Livingston. More...

For The Record

Marriage license applications

James Elliott Akins and Amanda Lynn Gunn. Darrell Dewayne Beasley and Julie Renee Overton. Earnest James Watkins Jr. and Taffey Alicia Cade. More...

Property deeds listed

May 28-June 4 Edwenia H. Faust to James R. Faust. William C. Batley Jr. to Dale S. Thomas. Gary M. Mayton to Alabama Power Company. Paul Caldwell to Alabama Power Company. Willima J. O’Brien Jr. Marital Trust to William J. O’Brien III. More...

Grove Hill man hurt in boating accident

Despite suffering severe injuries a Grove Hill man is fortunate to have not been hurt worse during a boating accident Saturday on the Tombigbee River near Coffeeville. More...