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February 13, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Rundown of local races

The sheriff’s race will be the only countywide contest on the Clarke County primary ballots for Democratic and Republican voters June 3. More...

Mardi Gras parade to roll Saturday

Mardi Gras returns to downtown Thomasville this year with a Mardi Gras parade organized by the Society of Southern Sass set to take to the streets at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15. More...

Beast Feast is Feb. 22

Former Sweet Water High School football coach Stacy Luker will be the speaker at the annual Beast Feast at Thomasville Baptist Church on Saturday, February 22, 2014. More...

ACS bake sale

The Bank of Pine Hill will sponsor a Valentine’s Day Bake Sale in the lobby of the bank Friday, Feb. 14 at 9 a.m. All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society. More...

Norris running for coroner

Tyler Norris has qualified as a Republican candidate for Clarke County coroner. He has no opposition in the June 3 primary and neither does incumbent Mitch Finney, a Democrat. They will compete for the office in the Nov. 4 general election. More...

Survey shows communities rely on their local newspapers

COLUMBIA, MO— About Two-thirds (67%) of residents in small U.S. More...

Special Sections

Editorials

Little drama expected in state executive races

Usually gubernatorial years are marquee political events in Alabama politics. However, this year is shaping up as a mundane affair. Not only is Gov. Dr. More...

Political Cartoon

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Smart Banking

Preventing future security breaches

Millions of people have been affected by the massive data breach that occurred at Target and other merchants. And if future security breaches are not prevented, the problem will get worse. More...

Religion

Mental Conditioning

I want you to become encouraged instead of discouraged by adversity. You are going to face adversity in your life. You may be in the middle of an adverse situation right now. Most people curse and try to avoid all adversity that comes their way. More...

Spiritually Speaking

Go to the source of all true love

I didn’t wait until the last moment to rush out for a card and a box of chocolates for Peggy for Valentine’s Day. More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Camp Ground United Methodist selling stew Feb. 15 More...

For The Record

Property deeds listed

Jan. 31-Feb. 5 Hardie B. Kimbrough to The City of Thomasville, Alabama. The City of Thomasville, Alabama to Elizabeth Ann Kimbrough. Henry Jackson to Judy C. Webb. Lorenza London to Julius London. Jimmy Dumas to Virginia Walton. More...

Clarke County Sheriff’s report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Feb. 3-10 include: Alfred Jackson Middleton, 79, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, menacing, $1,500 bond, arrested by Thomasville Police Dept. More...

Thomasville Police report

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

Obituaries - Free Access

Atchison

James Floyd Atchison, 70, born Oct. 3, 1943, entered into rest Monday, Feb. 3, 2014. Atchison was a native of Salitpa and resident of Jackson. More...

Denson

Helen Eloise Denson, 77, a homemaker of Eight Mile died Monday, Feb. 3, 2014 at North Mobile Nursing and Rehabilitation. She was born Jan. 15, 1937 in Shady Grove, Miss. More...

Hare

William Christopher Hare, 57, of Thomasville died Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014 at Mobile Infirmary. He was born April 25, 1956 in Grove Hill. He was a railroad conductor for B.N.S.F. Railroad and was a member of the Liberty Baptist Church. More...

Stolen four-wheelers recovered

Lawmen have recovered stolen four-wheelers in recent days. Sheriff Ray Norris said his department was able to make an arrest on a four-wheeler theft that occurred around Jan. 2. More...

City council unable to meet but projects proceed

A combination of weather, illness and family matters have caused the last two Thomasville City Council meetings to be cancelled. More...

County approves road improvements

The following items were addressed at a brief meeting Tuesday of the Clarke County Commission: • An estimate of approximately $46,602.50 from Pine City Contracting was approved for road improvements (repairs and resurfacing) on 700 feet of Berry More...

School board member Dr. Jerry Schriener

Dr. Jerry Schreiner has been on the Thomasville City Board of Education for five years. He has completed Level 1 training and serves on the Alabama Association of School Boards' Bylaws Committee. More...

THS Beauty Review is Feb. 22

The Thomasville High School Beauty Review will be Saturday, Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. at the Thomasville Civic Center. Tickets are now on sale to the public and can be purchased at the civic center for $10. More...

Keahey running for reelection to District 22 seat

Marc Keahey has qualified for re-election to the District 22 State Senate seat. His decision to run came as a surprise to many who had expected him not to run. More...

Cold weather froze pipes and caused flooding in THS gym

The recent icy weather caused pipes to freeze and then rupture in the THS gym lobby. More...

Ornate stones mark graves of early settlers

Log trucks fill up with fuel nearby and zip along Highway 10. The hustle and bustle doesn’t seem to bother some of the earliest settlers of south Wilcox County who sleep nearby in a corner of the Pine Hill Cemetery. More...

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Bank of Pine Hill to sponsor bake sale Feb. 14 The Bank of Pine Hill will sponsor a Valentine’s Day Bake Sale in the lobby of the bank Friday, Feb. 14 at 9 a.m. All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society. More...

People

Rotaract Club donates to SWABH and DHR

The Rotaract Club on the Monroeville and Thomasville campuses collected stuffed animals during the months of November and December from students, faculty and staff at Alabama Southern Community College. More...

Elizabeth Bradford Chapter DAR participate in naturalization program

Members of the Elizabeth Bradford Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution participated in the naturalization program at the federal courthouse in Mobile. Judge Catherine P. More...

Thomasville Lions' Club Green Team helps the environment

The Thomasville Lions’ Club recently took part in a Lions’ Green Team initiative to help the environment by working their Adopt-A-Mile program on Hwy 43. More...

School

THS Agriscience program ready to offer credentialing

To attain a credential in some area means that one is qualified or competent to do a certain job. Some trades and professions require special credentials of anyone practicing the trade or profession. More...

SWHS inducts students to Junior Beta Club

Sweet Water High School recently inducted seventeen new members into the Junior Beta Club. The advisor is Amy Baugh. More...

Sweet Water School News

Candy grams and Valentine bags for sale

The Student Government Association and Beta Club are selling candy grams and Valentine bags for anyone looking to get something for someone special this Valentine’s Day. Candy grams are $1 and Valentine bags are $5. More...

Sports

THS baseball rebuilding as it faces a difficult schedule

The Thomasville High School Tigers baseball team is back for a new season. More...

Tiger hoops season ends in loss to rival

The remarkable 2013- 2014 season for the Thomasville High School Tigers basketball team ended Feb. 7, with a disappointing 53-39 loss to the Clarke County High School Bulldogs in an early game of the Class 4A, Area 1 Tournament in Thomasville. More...

Younger players expected to contribute for Sweet Water

The 2014 edition of the Sweet Water High School Bulldogs baseball team is “extremely young,” said head coach Kevin Byrd. “…We are completely new.” More...