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October 10, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Longtime businessman Ken Spinks dies after battle with cancer

Long-time Thomasville businessman and firefighter William Kenneth “Ken” Spinks died last week at UAB Hospital in Birmingham. Spinks, a native of Thomasville, was 64. More...

Boys and Girls Club to host talent show

The Boys and Girls Club of Southwest Alabama will host a talent show Nov. 3 at the Jackson Rotary Club State Fair. Auditions will be at the Clarke County High School auditorium Oct. 29-30. The cost to register is $20 per act. More...

ATRIP funds to repair culverts

The Clarke County Commission formally approved a request Tuesday that will be made to the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) to alter funding from one county District 4 project to another. More...

Special Sections

Editorials

Inlanders have looked down on coastal cities

Throughout history cities that sit on a coast have been perceived as sinful places. Perhaps it is because seafaring people land there and are in search of raucous recreation. More...

From the Capitol

Speaker to sue for libel and slander

Alabama Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard said last week that certain people are trying to defame him and he has employed a lawyer to file lawsuits, if necessary, to stop them. More...

Ramblin’ Roses and Flyin’ Bricks

A lesson on what folk singing really is

Oct. 9, 1963 Now that folk songs are real popular on radio and TV, it might be a good time for me to bring the young generation up to date on just what folk singing really is. More...

School

TMS book fair ends Friday, Oct. 11

Thomasville Middle School is having its annual Book Fair this week as part of Parent Visitation Month. Librarian LeAnn Moore said that she has the largest selection ever for students, parents, grandparents and community members. More...

THS students volunteer to help hunger

The International Thespian Society (ITS), a division of the Educational Theatre Association (EdTA), is pleased to announce the participation of Thomasville High School’s Thespian troupe 5073 and THS Leo Club in the Trick or Treat So Kids Can Ea More...

Congratulations to the homecoming queen candidates

Fall is here, and folks at THS seem energized by the cooler temperatures. In the sports arena, the volleyball team seems to do nothing but win, win, win. Congratulations on a big tournament victory this past weekend! More...

Sports

Tigers win big over Escambia 50-8

The Thomasville High School Tigers football team bounced back from three straight losses with a resounding 50-8 home win Oct. 4 over the Escambia County High Blue Devils. More...

Sweet Water defeats Flomaton 55-13

For the first quarter, it looked like Sweet Water might be in for another tight game against region opponent Flomaton, but Bulldogs got back on track and wound up with another blowout win, defeating the Hurricanes 55-13. More...

THS volleyball wins Clarke County tourney

The Thomasville High School Lady Tigers volleyball team won the Clarke County High School “Dig Pink” Tournament on Oct. 5 in Grove Hill. It was the cap-off to a long week of activity. More...

City adopts $10.2 million budget

In a shortened and rescheduled meeting Monday night, the Thomasville City Council approved it’s budget for the coming year. More...

Spinks honored Tuesday

Fire trucks line Wilson Avenue and a Thomasville fire truck leads Ken Spinks' funeral processional under an American Flag Tuesday. More...

Ghost Walk adds belly dancers

The annual Kathryn Tucker Windham Ghost Walk in Thomasville coming Oct. 19 will add a new twist to the “Gypsy Encampment” that debuted on one of the rides last year. More...

Dozier Hardware celebrates 110 years in business

In Thomasville’s earliest days, W.H. “Hamp” Andrews, Sr. opened Andrews Hardware at the corner of Wilson Avenue and Front Street. The year was 1903. More...

Dig at Old St. Stephens rescheduled

Due to the threat of inclement weather last Saturday, an archaeological dig at old St. Stephens was canceled. The dig is rescheduled for this Saturday, Oct. 12, beginning at 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. For more information turn to More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Sunny South hosting reunion and fun day Sunny South’s reunion/fun day will be Saturday, Oct. 12. Following a short program in the town square, everyone is invited to a full lunch. More...

Old St. Stephens dig rescheduled

Due to the threat of inclimate weather last Saturday, an archaeological dig at Olde St. Stephens was canceled. The dig is rescheduled for this Saturday, Oct. 12, beginning at 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. More...

Tale-Tellin' Festival

Expect plenty of homespun humor and toe-tapping music at the 2013 Alabama Tale-Tellin’ Festival Oct. 11-12. More...

People

Swapping Recipes & Sharing Memories

Simple fare for trying times

I will occasionally tune into the weather channel to find out what the weather is going to be like. More...

Religion

CHURCH CALENDAR

Christian Fellowship to host benefit singing for Campbell Oct. 12 Christian Fellowship Baptist Church will host a benefit singing Saturday, Oct. 12 from 6-8 p.m. for Teresa and Roy Campbell. The Glory Road Quartet will be the featured singers. More...

Spiritually Speaking

Butterflies are symbolic of Christians

There were once two butterflies who had known each other when they were just caterpillars, crawling around eating leaves and stuff. Both caterpillars entered their cocoons at the same time. More...

Living Your Destiny

I don't know what your destiny is, but I know the only people that are truly happy are the ones that learn to serve others with no agenda. When we live in peace and unity, it pleases God. More...

For The Record

Marriage license applications

Henry Levonia Coker III and Latoya Latrese Cowan. Justin Trayvon Myles and Kimberly Renea Campbell. Marriage license applications are just that—applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. More...

Property deeds listed

Sept. 27-Oct. 1 James R. Hope to Andrew James Hope. Anita Bruhl Gray to Dennis R. Gray. Shelida B. Abston to Famous Abston. Richard Cumlander to Richard Cumlander. Robert A. Knight to Fifth Third Mortgage Company. More...

Correction:

The bond amount for Mack Charles Andrews, Jr. was incorrectly listed as $1,000,050,000. The correct bond amount should have been reported as $1,050,000 or one million and fifty thousand dollars. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Spinks

William Kenneth Spinks, 64, of Thomasville died Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013 at UAB Hospital in Birmingham. He was born April 15, 1949 in Selma. Spinks was a member and trustee of Thomasville United Methodist Church. More...

Malone

Arthur Lee Malone, Sr., 77, died Monday, Sept. 30, 2013 in Mobile. He was born Aug. 24, 1936. More...


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