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August 1, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Sales tax holiday is this weekend

Alabama’s back to school sales-tax holiday will be held from 12:01 a.m. Aug. 2 to midnight Aug. 4. Locally, Clarke County, Grove Hill, Jackson and Thomasville are waiving their sales taxes for the event. More...

Sign of the future

Members and supporters of the Clarke County Animal Services (CCAS) Task Force gathered July 25 at the new sign placed in front of the future county animal shelter on Highway 84 in Grove Hill. More...

Concert Aug. 3 in Grove Hill

The First Annual Concert in the Country featuring Brent Harrison with special guest, Melodye H. Drinkard, will be Saturday, Aug. 3 from 5 until 7 p.m. at the home of Leon and Marie Harrison in Chilton located at 12640 Highway 154, Grove Hill. More...

Clarke gets road and bridge money

Clarke County has received approximately $7,033,393.00 in funding from the third phase of funding in the Alabama Transportation Rehabilitation and Improvement Program (ATRIP) program. More...

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The royal baby and an unusual conclusion

I was out on vacation last week, and because of the wonders of modern technology, this column didn’t run, so some of it seems a bit late to the party now, although I’m sure we’re still getting royal baby coverage. More...

Missing the days of porch sitting

Aug. 3, 1960

From time to time you read where writers and speakers bemoan the passing of such things as the horse, the smokehouse, town meetings, candypullings, pound suppers and religious camp meetings. More...

School

THS orientation dates

Aug. 1, Thomasville High School senior and junior orientation will be at 5 and 6 p.m. Aug. 8, Thomasville High School sophomore and freshman orientation will be at 5 and 6 p.m. More...

Sweet graduates Valedictorian

Micah C. Sweet, son of Larry and Cara Sweet of Louisville, Ky. and the grandson of Larry and Peggy Sweet of Thomasville, graduated Valedictorian of Fern Creek High School June 6. More...

Library hosted reception for summer reading program

The library hosted a reception for the participants of the Summer Library Program, “Dig Into Reading”. The pr ogram was Thursday, July 25 at the Thomasville Public Library. More...

Sports

T’ville majors win four in state tourney

Thomasville’s all-star team fought past an opening round loss to Munford in the Dixie Major state championship tournament in rain-soaked Headland last week, but was eliminated by eventual champ Headland. More...

T’ville martial arts students place in competition

On July 20, a team of six martial artists from Southern Karate Academy traveled to Pascagoula, Miss. to compete in the Gulf Coast Karate Classic. The gym was full of martial artists all looking for the same thing, to bring home a trophy. More...

T’ville AAA team out of action

The Thomasville AAA Dixie Youth all-star team was eliminated from competition in the state tournament in Oxford last week. More...

County commission budget hearings

The funding of the proposed animal shelter and the clearing of bushes from right-of-ways were issues discussed Monday and Tuesday by the Clarke County Commission in the first hearings on the fiscal year 2014 budget. More...

Norstrom to head career tech

Originally from Jackson, Norstrom has 14 years of experience as an educator. Most recently she served for eight years as assistant principal at Leroy High School. More...

New school bus law in effect

Unlawfully entering or interfering with a school bus in the state of Alabama can now land you in jail under a new law Gov. Robert Bentley recently signed. More...

Boys, Girls Club dinner

State Rep. Thomas Jackson will be the featured speaker at the annual Boys and Girls Club dinner next week. The dinner is an annual fundraiser for the club that will take place at Alabama Southern Community College on Tuesday, Aug. 6, at 6:30 p.m. More...

TES late registration is today, Aug. 1

Thomasville Elementary School will have late registration Thursday, Aug. 1 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. More...

Qualifying for Cong. Jo Bonner’s vacated seat ends this week

Candidates for the soonto be vacated First Congressional District seat will have just three days to qualify for the office , Aug. 3-5, Gov. Robert Bentley announced last week. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

TES conducts late registration today Thomasville Elementary School will have late registration Thursday, Aug. 1 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. More...

People

Tyson to be featured on CD

Toxey resident Sarah Tyson spent last Friday at a Birmingham event celebrating the upcoming release of a CD that could be the beginning of a lucrative career in Christian contemporary music. More...

Phillips receives 2012 Etter Award from Navy

Thomasville native Dr. Jeffrey Phillips, of the Naval Medical Research Unit in Dayton, Ohio recently received the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development and Acquisition) Dr. Delores M. More...

Carlisles to celebrate 50th anniversary

All friends and family are invited to join Mr. and Mrs. Byron Carlisle, Jr. in a 50th anniversary celebration Friday, Aug. 2 at 6 p.m. at the Springfield Methodist Protestant Church in Thomasville. More...

Religion

Friendship Baptist conducts VBS

Friendship Baptist Church conducted Vacation Bible School “SonWest Roundup” July 8 - 12. Total enrollment was 76 with two salvations. More...

Approach God with an open heart

Spiritually Speaking

Judith and her two girls are visiting with us. They arrived Saturday from their home in Beaumont, Texas. It was great having them worship with us yesterday. More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

T’ville Church of God conducting yard sale Aug. 2-3 The Thomasville Church of God, located at 108 Brown Street will conduct a yard sale Aug. 2 and 3 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Living Church of God hosting yard sale Aug. 3 More...

For The Record

Marriage license applications

Michael Anthony Dawson and Ashley Latrice Richardson. Cary Letorie Wright and Tanya Antoinette Wager. Herman Ray Jordan, Jr. and Angela Markolovic. Otto Rowden, III and Blair Marie Waters. William Rudolph Crawford and Chelsey Anne Davis. More...

Property deeds listed

July 15-23 John C. Gordon to Clarke Washington Electric Membership Corporation. James Nobles to Clarke Washington Electric Membership Corporation. John C. Powell to Clarke Washington Electric Membership Corporation. Robert C. More...

Clarke County Sheriff’s report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of July 23-30 include: Celestine Nicole Shambley, 24, theft of property third degree, $500 bond, arrested by Grove Hill Police Dept. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Chapman

Leon Chapman, 48, died Wednesday, July 17, 2013 in Chance. He is survived by five brothers and four sisters. Funeral services were Saturday, July 20 at Mt. Sinai AME Church. Interment followed in the church cemetery. More...