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January 23, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

“The Foreigner” shows this weekend

The Arts Council of Thomasville is bringing the foreigner to town. It’s not a foreigner but “The Foreigner,” a two-act play comedic by playwright Larry Shue. More...

School board member Marshall Pritchett

Marshall Pritchett was appointed to the Thomasville City Board of Education in 2003. He has attained the Master’s, second level, of training with the Alabama Association of School Boards. More...

Commissioner DuBose retiring

Patricia DuBose announced this week that she will not seek a fourth term to the District 3 seat on the Clarke County Commission. More...

Grand Jury actions

The Clarke County Grand Jury was in session last week. One hundred seventy-three criminal indictments were issued out of 209 cases presented. More...

Special Sections

Editorials

Front Porch Philosopher

The death of a refrigerator

There was a death in my household last week. It was my refrigerator. It was too young to die. It was nine years old. I opened the freezer and my favorite ice cream fell out, a sodden slush. I love Blue Bell’s Spiced Pumpkin Pecan flavor. More...

From the Capitol

Finally, Justice is investigating Tutwiler

I n May of 2012 a non-profit justice system watchdog group reported inmates at Alabama’s Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women had been victims of widespread sexual abuse and sexual harassment by male guards. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Religion

Spiritually Speaking

Protect yourself at all times with the word of God

Sometimes things happen and I say, “That is a ‘Spiritually Speaking’. Those incidents are usually in the next “Thomasville Times,” but sometimes they get set aside by the need to write about something like Christmas. More...

Youth Alive Missionary to speak at First Assembly

Youth Alive Missionary, Rev. Ben Russell, will be speaking at First Assembly of God on Sunday, Jan. 26 at 10:45 a.m. He is a nationally appointed missionary with the U.S. Missions Youth Alive department. More...

Mental Conditioning

Desire, determination, and attitude set the champions apart from the average. I am asked all the time; “what does it take to be a champion”? Most expect the answer to be mostly about the physical talent and outward attributes. More...

For The Record

Marriage license applications

Judson William J. Lambard and Brenda Overstreet Andrews. Marriage license applications are just that—applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. More...

Property deeds listed

Dated Jan 8-15 Christopher Young to Randall Lee Roberts. Johnnie Mae Daffin to Johnnie Mae Daffin. Stephen N. Gordon to Carnate Holding LLC. Timothy Brooks to Ruby Ann King. Timothy Brooks to Ruby Ann King. James M. Courtney to Cindy J. Carlisle. More...

TPD report

The Thomasville Police Department filed the following charges during the week ending Jan. 19: Ozie Lanard Robinson, Jr. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Allison

Homer Lawrence Allison, Jr., 75, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital. He was born Aug. 3, 1938, was a native of Marysville, Tenn., a resident of Grove Hill and a member of Tompkins Baptist Church. More...

Daniels

Major Bobby Leon Daniels (retired) USMC, 78, of Pensacola, Fla. died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014 at West Florida Hospital in Pensacola. He was born July 14, 1935 in Pine Hill. More...

Duke

Mary Louise Duke, 81, of Homewood died Monday, Jan. 13, 2014 at South Haven Health and Rehabilitation in Birmingham. She was born Nov. 1, 1932 in Fulton and was a retired seamstress with Vanity Fair Corp. More...

Sen. Shelby tours new water plant

Sen. Richard Shelby toured Thomasville's new water plant with city officials Wednesday. The plant is scheduled to begin trials in about a week. More...

T’ville grad rates improve

The Alabama State Department of Education recently released a report on graduation rates for Alabama schools. The graduation rate for Thomasville City Schools continues its upward climb to 86%, six points above the state average of 80%. More...

Myers running for Clarke County Sheriff

C. C. “Clay” Myers Jr. believes a 41-year career in the FBI qualifies him to be sheriff of Clarke County. More...

Elma Averett seeking third term

Elma Averett is seeking a third term as Clarke County commissioner for District 1. More...

Paper’s reader snuffs out bogus seller

A classified ad that ran one time in the Clarke County newspapers offering a John Deere tractor for sale is apparently bogus and could be some kind of fraud scheme. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Winter Soup Fest in Grove Hill Friday, Jan. 24 More...

Williamson “Artist of the Year” in Grove Hill

The Grove Hill Public Library will hold a reception for Mike Williamson, the library’s second annual “Artist of the Year,” at 2 p.m. on Feb. 2. Williamson teaches pottery at the Cultural Arts Center. More...

People

RSVP donates books in honor of MLK Day

On Thursday, Jan. 16, Southwest Alabama Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) donated a book in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. RSVP volunteer tutors, Ms. Vera Harris, Ms. More...

Stallworth crowned 2013 Miss Mockingbird

Amber Ivana Stallworth was crowned as 2013 Miss Mockingbird at Alabama Southern Community College’s Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society second annual Miss Mockingbird Pageant in Nettles Auditorium. More...

Anderson to compete in Miss Jr. Pre-Teen pageant

Aeshirya Anderson of Pine Hill was recently selected to participate in the 2014 Miss Jr. Pre-Teen Montgomery/Birmingham pageant competition Sunday, Feb. 9. More...

School

State board approves revised standards

At its last meeting, The Alabama State Board of Education approved revised standards in Mathematics and English Language Arts based on feedback from Alabama classroom teachers and a review by the original Courses of Study Committee members who recomm More...

TCS nurses watching children for flu

Typically, January and February are the peak months for flu. Influenza type A, H1N1 (also known as swine flu) has been the predominant strain of virus circulating so far this season. More...

Feltner scores highest possible on ACT test

Catherine Olivia Feltner, daughter of Mark and Kim (nee Switzer) Feltner and a senior at University High School in Baton Rouge, La., earned a top composite score of 36 on a recent ACT test. More...

Sports

T’ville city baseball registration dates

The Thomasville Recreation Department will hold registration for baseball, softball and t-ball on the following Saturdays, Jan. 25, Feb. 1 and Feb. 8 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. More...

Tigers beat UMS in Mobile

The Thomasville High School Tigers varsity boys basketball team won 55-51 Jan. 17 at UMS-Wright in Mobile. Ryan Calhoun led the Tigers with 17 points, and Ralph Gardner added 13 points. THS has won all of its area games, except for an upcoming Jan. More...

Bulldogs come up short against Millry

The Sweet Water High School Bulldogs varsity boys basketball team played one of its best games of the season Jan. 16, but still fell short, losing to the Millry High Wildcats 76-73 in the Bulldog gym. More...