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September 12, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

MLK Street project faces more delays, new requirements

Just when Thomasville officials thought they had everything needed to move forward with a project to add sidewalks and lighting and improve drainage on a portion of Martin Luther King Street, the Alabama Department of Transportation lets them know th More...

Vietnam Memorial Wall coming to Jackson

The Vietnam War Memorial is an impressive but sobering wall of black gabbro, stretching nearly 247 feet in a V shape near the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. More...

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ASU merits saving

A labama State University has a long history of offering those of African- American descent an institution of higher learning that provided, if not an excellent learning environment, at least one that was good enough to attract a somewhat diverse stu More...

Kathryn and her guardian angel, Charlie

I f Thomasville had a patron saint, it would be Kathryn Tucker Windham. The reason would be that she loved our little town as much as all of us who live here do. More...

Religion

CHURCH CALENDAR

Creels Chapel Methodist to host 2nd Mile in concert Sept. 14 Creels Chapel Methodist Church will host 2nd Mile in concert Saturday, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. Rev. Brenda Stutz is pastor and invites everyone to attend. Aimwell Baptist to conduct revival More...

The Glory Road Quartet to perform at Aimwell

Aimwell Baptist Church will host The Glory Road Quartet Saturday, Sept. 21 at 6 p.m. A special offering will be taken for the group and refreshments will be served in the fellowship hall. More...

Our help is in the name of the Lord

Spiritually Speaking

Peggy wrote in her journal about an experience she had this morning. I couldn’t improve on what she wrote so here it is in pretty much her own words. “This morning I had an awesome experience. More...

Sports

THS dominates Wilcox Central 63-6

The Thomasville High School Tigers football team simply took care of business Sept. 6 with a commanding 63-6 win over the Wilcox Central High School Jaguars. The win helped move Thomasville into the ASWA 4A poll this week at number nine. More...

THS downs Southern Choctaw in three straight matches

The Thomasville High School Lady Tigers volleyball team won all three games Sept. 3 at Southern Choctaw High School in Gilbertown. The scores were 25-12, 25-12 and 25-10. Destiny Dunning had eight serve aces and six kills. More...

TMS defeated by Demopolis

Eighth-grader Jalon Atkins carries the ball for Thomasville Middle School in its game against Demopolis this week. The Tigers of Thomasville lost 26-0. More...

Burglars hit two T'ville businesses

Thomasville Police are investigating two break-ins at Thomasville businesses last week. Around the hour of 2 a.m. Friday morning, the window at Kim’s Nails nail salon on Hwy. More...

Salvation Army facing financial struggles

The Salvation Army in Clarke County is facing a funding shortfall for the fiscal year that ends the end of this month. More...

$14.8 million school budget approved

The Thomasville City School Board approved a $14.8 million budget for the 2013-2014 fiscal year Tuesday night. More...

Calendar

Depot Day in Pine Hill set for Sept. 21

Everyone is invited to attend Depot Day Saturday, Sept. 21 at the Pine Hill Municipal Complex from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. More...

Transitional planning for students with disabilities

The Jackson Parent Advisory Committee of Children’s Rehabilitation Service and The ARC of Clarke County will sponsor Transitional Planning for Students with Disabilities. The program will be Tuesday, Sept. 24 from 10 a.m. More...

Support Ronald McDonald House Oct. 15 in Jackson

Come meet Ronald, enjoy a great meal and support Ronald McDonald House at the same time. For only $30 you will get a delicious and bountiful steak and shrimp dinner including a baked potato, salad, toast and dessert. More...

People

Hilyer-Spinks to marry Sept. 28

Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Lane Hilyer announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Molly Kathryn, to James Lawrence Spinks. Mr. Spinks is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Ray Spinks, Jr. of Thomasville. More...

Wedding plans announced for Cheung-Gill

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Cheung of Carrollton announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Amber Kelly, to John Robert Gill, son of Mr. and Mrs. Darren Gill of Jackson. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. Robert W. More...

Washington-Filipcik

Brenda Washington and Robert Filipcik will exchange marriage vows at 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013 at the Clark Street Baptist Church in Thomasville. Miss Washington is the daughter of Mary Rice of Thomasville. Mr. More...

School

Progress reports go home Thursday, Sept. 9

We want to start off by congratulating our football team and our coaches for their win against Leroy Friday, Sept. 6. Our team traveled to Leroy to play at their stadium. More...

School board approves Come Back Academy

In Alabama, 35% of students either do not graduate or they do not graduate on time. In Thomasville, 15% of the students fall into that category. In 2012, the TCS graduation rate slipped from 90% to 85%. More...

For The Record

Marriage license applications

Joshua Edward Yates and Madison Sage Raybourn. Tony Carlton Dearmon and Margaret Ann Wilson. Tommie Lee Welch and Shirley Ann Blount. Marriage license applications are just that—applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. More...

Property deeds listed

Aug. 29-Sept. 4 J. Floyd Harper to J. Floyd Harper. J. Floyd Harper to Joyce C. Harper. Rhonda Harvey to Ricky Paul Patterson. Audrey A. Evans to Terry Lee Overstreet. Ronald Padgett to Brooks Lawrence Blackwell. Michael E. Whitehead Jr. More...

TPD report

The Thomasville Police Department filed the following charges during the week ending Sept. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Byrd

Martha Ann Byrd, 72, a resident of West Bend, died Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013 at Jackson Medical Center. She was born Aug. 29, 1941 and was a member of Bethel Baptist Church. She worked as a bookkeeper for Village Pharmacy in Coffeeville. More...

Dement

Walter Gray Dement, 79, of Thomasville died Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at his home. He was born July 10, 1934 in Thomasville. He was a former brick mason and a member of the Grove Hill Methodist Protestant Church. More...

Etheridge

Donald Wayne Etheridge, 69, a former truck driver of Thomasville died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013 at his home. He was born Feb. 20, 1944 in Hoboken. More...