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July 4, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Man attacks boss with ax

A Walker Springs man has been arrested and charged with assaulting his employer with an ax in a dispute over pay. Mario Bryant was charged with attempted murder in the assault of Reuben Taylor and booked in the Clarke County Jail. More...

Wreck knocks out power in Thomasville

A wreck just after midnight Monday morning knocked out power to a large portion of the southern part of Thomasville. A truck driven by Lucas Jones hit a power pole on Hwy. More...

Man threatens residents with gun

County law enforcement searched for an hour Tuesday morning for a Grove Hill man who had threatened residents with a gun in the Lim Rock Road area in the southern part of Clarke County. More...

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Experiencing an amazing transformation

Being a parent certainly changes your perceptions about things. Everyone thinks their child is special and amazing, and I get it. You see this little human being start out in this life totally unable to do anything for himself. More...

Cracking down on abuse at RSA

State Retirement System officials report they have a serious problem with some retirees they suspect are abusing the system. More...

Religion

Thomasville Baptist conducts VBS

Thomasville Baptist Church conducted Vacation Bible School June 10-14. More...

Spiritually Speaking

Thank God for the U.S.A.

The fourth of July is a special day to many people, as well it should be. This Thursday, our country will celebrate 237 years since it declared itself an independent nation on July 4, 1776. More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Jones Chapel to conduct homecoming and revival services Jones Chapel CME Church in Dixons Mills will conduct its homecoming Sunday, July 14 at 2:30 p.m. The guest speaker will be Rev. More...

Sports

T’ville 9-10 year olds win district, headed to state tournament

The Thomasville 9-10 year old boys all-star baseball team won in the district tournament and will be heading to the state tournament in Oxford. More...

T'ville 9-10 year old softball team finishes second in district tournament

The Thomasville 9-10 year old softball all-star team claimed the runner-up spot in the Dixie Youth district tournament in Thomasville last week. More...

Thomasville 9-10 year olds win subdistrict and district tournaments

The Thomasville 9-10 year old boys all-star team won the subdistrict tournament played in Thomasville and went on to win Dixie Youth district tournament played last week in Selma. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Chaney

Mary Scott Chaney, 52, of Thomasville died Thursday, June 27 at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital. She was born in York to the late William Steve and Ora Dee Chaney. More...

Gates

William Floyd "Mitt" Gates, 91, of Thomasville died Thursday, June 27, 2013 at his home. He was born May 13, 1922 in Dickinson. He was a retired logger, farmer and a member of Liberty Baptist Church. More...

Knight

Wilda Gena Knight, 76, of Grove Hill, died Sunday, June 23, 2013 at her home. She was born May 6, 1937 in Peacock. She was a retired seamstress and a member of the Goodhope Baptist Church. More...

Library boards moving forward to future

No longer just a dusty repository of dog-eared books, the modern library has evolved into a multifaceted gateway to information and opportunity. More...

Pine Hill truck stop robbed

On June 28, at approximately 8:20 p.m., two masked, armed, males robbed the Old School Truck Stop on Hwy. 10 in Pine Hill. At the time of the robbery the store had three employees and two customers in the store. More...

Legion barbecue is Thursday

The Thomasville chapter of the American Legion will hold its annual Fourth of July Barbecue lunch Thursday starting at 11 a.m. The Legion hall is located on Kimbrell Street behind the Walgreens. More...

There’s note place like home

School piano returns to its original home at civic center

Saturday night’s Flying Bricks concert was a homecoming of sorts. When Jonathan Williams sat down to play the keys on the 1959 Mason & Hamlin baby grand piano its notes rang through the building for the first time in decades. More...

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American Legion to host barbecue

The annual American Legion will host its annual barbecue Thursday, July 4, beginning at 11 a.m. at the Thomasville American Legion Hall, located off Kimbrell Street. The price is $7 for all you can eat. More...

Demopolis to host Freedom on the River 2013

Demopolis will host its annual Freedom on the River celebration Thursday, July 4. There will be several events throughout the day. A local barbecue cook-off will be an all-day event at the city landing. More...

Coffeeville to host Music Festival Scholarship fundraiser

The sixth Coffeeville Music Festival Scholarship fundraiser will be Saturday, July 6 at Coffeeville Elementary School, located at 1740 Hwy. 84 West. More...

People

Coffeeville events on tap

The new Skyy South boxing gym will have its open house at 1 p.m. on July 6 at the old Coffeeville High School. World heavyweight boxing contender Deontay Wilder “The Bronze Bomber” will be on hand to do a workout. More...

Grove Hill teen in Dirt Cheap jingle scholarship contest

Autumn Williams is one of 18 contestants in the Dirt Cheap Jingle Scholarship Jingle contest. The Grove Hill teen is seeking votes and support as she vies for the $2,500 scholarship to assist her in attending the University of Alabama this fall. More...

Front Porch Philosopher

Bill and Susan Davis; gardening downtown

Susan and Bill Davis live on West Front Street one block from the civic center. They garden together, but with different focuses. Susan is an artist who loves colors, painting and flowers. Her house is filled with her colorful paintings. More...

School

Thomasville Middle School conducts Award’s Day

The award for Top Ten Seventh Grade Students were presented to the following students, in no particular order: Katherine Lee Bishop, Bekah Carroll, Carmen Pedroza, Brooke Hendley, Jayde Clayton, Mark More...

Alabama Southern announces spring semester Honors List

A number of students have been named to honors lists for spring semester at Alabama Southern Community College. A student must take at least 12 semester credit hours to be eligible. More...

Rhodes named to Chancellor’s List at Troy

Alex Rhodes made the Chancellor's List at Troy University for the Spring Semester 2013. She is a 2011 graduate of Niceville High School and has finished her sophomore year at Troy with a 4.0 GPA. More...

For The Record

Property deeds listed

June 19-24 Marshall Richardson to John Hunt. Chester Allen Roberts to John L. Perkins. Phillips Limited Partnership to John David Phillips III. Sharon Norris to Ed Norman. Gloria L. Casteel to Clarence Harvell. Gerald Gregory to Dennis S. Drinkard. More...

TPD report

For the week of June 24 – June 30, the Thomasville Police Department reported the following arrests: Bobby Ray Bell – sex offender living in prohibited location (Warrant) for Clarke County; Bobby Ray Bell – failure of adult sex offe More...

Clarke County Sheriff’s report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of June 25- July 2 include: Jermaine Smith, 21, attempting to elude, $500 bond, arrested by Thomasville Police Dept. More...


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