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October 17, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

DA Walker unhappy with new sentencing guidelines

“Oct. 1, 2013 will be remembered as a day that dramatically changed the way our criminal justice system operated in Alabama. More...

Talent show dates updated

The Boys and Girls Club of Southwest Alabama will host a talent show Nov. 3 at the Clarke-Washington State Fair in Jackson. The talent show is open to anyone from the region. More...

Special Sections

Editorials

Front Porch Philosopher

Are we shutting down or not?

A friend came to visit yesterday and happened to mention the government’s state of affairs. For those of you who live on another planet, this may need to be explained further. The US Government appears to be on the brink of a real shutdown. More...

Looking Back

1965 was focused on an election and the Tide Oct. 16, 1980

A s the November day of days approaches and the greatest of all contests is almost down to the finish line, let us look back for a moment to the Second Thoughts of Mr. Martin Johnson in October of 1965. More...

From the Capitol

Bronner takes on Bentley over “mistake”

The CEO of Alabama’s state retirement systems (RSA), Dr. David Bronner, pleaded with Gov. More...

School

TES gifted students visit Old Cahawba

On Thursday, Oct. 10, fourth grade gifted students stepped back in time at Old Cahawba Archeological Site in Orrville. More...

Employee/Employer of the Week named

Thad Palmer and Presley Walker have been chosen as the "Employees of the Week" for Thomasville High School's Cooperative Education Program. More...

Learning with Legislators Day is Oct. 22

The Alabama State Department of Education is encouraging state lawmakers to visit the public schools within their districts as part of Learning with Legislators Day. Beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Oct. More...

For The Record

RECORDS

Marriage license applications Warren Cletis Johnson Jr. and Mary Nell Sanford. Mack Ray Estes and Tami K. Shauger. Donald Wayne Barnes and Karen Rutledge Dozier. Roger Glenn Megginson and Christina Lewis Ivey. More...

Thomasville Police report

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

Obituaries - Free Access

Andrews

Alice Crawford Andrews, 80, of Pine Hill died Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 at her home. She was born Dec. 4, 1932 in Millerville and was a former home health aide. More...

Bramblett

Juanita Gates Bramblett, 67, of Thomasville died Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013 at the Camden Nursing Facility. She was born Sept. 7, 1946 in Grove Hill. She owned and operated Gates Mini Mart in Dickinson and was a member of Liberty Baptist Church. More...

Chastain

Billy Gene Chastain was born in Jackson on Aug. 12, 1928, the son of Anniebell Chapel Chastain and Bill Arp Chastain. He died on Sept. More...

Another hospital deadline passes with no sale

With time ticking down towards a Nov. 11 activation of 49 hospital beds for the City of Thomasville, it appears that Anne Thompson still hasn’t been able to sell her shuttered Southwest Alabama Medical Center. More...

Pilot error in helo crash

Pilot error was identified as the primary cause of the crash of a Coast Guard helicopter on Feb. 28, 2012 that claimed the lives of four crewmembers including Andrew Knight of Thomasville. More...

Bethel Baptist Association celebrates 143 years

The Bethel Baptist Association is readying itself for growth and moving towards the future. The association just renovated its office on Tallahatta Springs Road and announced plans to expand the building. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Marengo High to celebrate homecoming Marengo High School will celebrate its homecoming Oct. 18. This year’s theme is “Panthers Raising the Bar”. The homecoming parade will begin at 2 p.m. The Panthers will host the J. U. More...

People

Day speaks at SWAMC Auxiliary meeting

Mayor Sheldon Day spoke to SWAMC Auxiliary at their October meeting. Major Day shared information concerning the building of a hospital in Thomasville. More...

Thomas celebrates 95th birthday

Wednesday, Oct. 2, Louise “Mama Red” Dungan Thomas celebrated her 95th birthday. Her party was given Sept. 29 at the Thomasville Nursing Home. More...

Davis Piano Quartet to perform Oct. 20 in Demopolis

The Davis Piano Quartet will be in concert Sunday, Oct. 20 at 3 p.m. in the Demopolis High School Auditorium, just off Hwy. 80 West across from Best Western. More...

Religion

Stoudenmire is Al. WMU president

Thomasville Baptist Church hosted a reception Sunday, Oct. 13 to recognize Laurelle Stoudenmire as this year's president of the Alabama Women's Missionary Union (WMU). More...

Spiritually Speaking

He has promised to supply all our needs

A few years ago there was a movie about two older men who had a conversation about things they would like to do before they kicked the bucket. More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Mt. Zion to host Bethel Missionary Baptist session The 143rd annual session of the Bethel Missionary Baptist District Association wil be at Mt. Zion No. 1 Missionary Baptist Church in Pine Hill Oct. 18 and 19. Dr. James G. Curry is pastor. More...

Sports

Tigers lose in Evergreen

The Thomasville High School Tigers football team was manhandled Oct. 11 by a physical Hillcrest- Evergreen High Jaguars team, losing a vital region road game 32-24. The Tigers must win the next two home region games to earn a playoff spot. More...

Two must-win games coming up for THS

The Thomasville Tigers (3- 4, 2-3 in Class 4A, Region 1) will host region opponent, the Monroe County High Tigers (0-7) of Monroeville, for THS Homecoming Friday night with kickoff at 7 p.m. More...

Sweet Water beats Washington County 35-32

The Sweet Water Bulldogs remained undefeated in region play with a 35-32 win over rival Washington County Friday night in Chatom. “This was a great win for us,” Sweet Water head coach Stacy Luker said following the win. More...