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March 13, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

City to move against alcohol offenders

The Thomasville City Council discussed at its work session Monday night what it considered to be multiple violations of the city’s alcohol ordinance by a vendor that was not named. More...

Steel going up at New Hope

Steel beams started going up at New Hope No. 1 Baptist Church in Thomasville this week as construction on a new sanctuary continues. More...

Assistant hired for county development office By Barry H. Hendrix The Thomasville Times

Editor’s Note: the author of this story is a board member of the Clarke County Development Foundation. The Clarke County Commission voted Tuesday to refill the assistant position in the county economic development office. More...

Bank employee charged with embezzlement

An employee of First United Security Bank was arrested Monday and charged with the theft or embezzlement of bank funds. More...

Article

Due to a machine breakdown that lead to a production error, the March 6 issue of the Thomasville Times did not have the correct Page 3A. More...

Hospital deal is done

Thomasville has completed the asset purchase of the former Southwest Alabama Medical Center and received a copy of a construction agreement for a new hospital. More...

Mott was a “renaissance man”

Laverne Mott, one of Thomasville and Clarke County’s favorite storytellers and musicians died recently. More...

Special Sections

People

Barnes-Allen to marry April 5

Robert and Sherry Barnes of Grove Hill announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Marie Barnes, to Billy Richard Allen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Allen Jr. of Saraland. More...

Auxiliary members conduct March meeting

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Receive free trees from Arbor Day Foundation

Join the Arbor Day Foundation for March 2014 and receive 10 free white flower dogwood trees. More...

Religion

Spiritually Speaking

Look unto Jesus and take courage

We are in the “Crud Season.” The symptoms are watery eyes a scratchy throat, a runny nose and a persistent cough. Our congregation is in the midst of an epidemic. More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Grace Chapel to host singing Grace Chapel Church of Coffeeville will host a congregational singing Saturday, March 15 at 6:30 p.m. led by Donald Jackson. Everyone is invited to attend. Bro. Sonny Hoven is the pastor. More...

Pilots for Christ fly 52 missions

Pilots for Christ of Monroeville have recently flown 52 missions. More...

For The Record

Marriage license applications

William Phillip Ruck and Bobbie Lynn Porter. Archie Samuel Keel and Elizabeth Brooke Hayles. Albert Daffin Hodge and Rhonda Lee Webb. Justin Layne Smith and Apryl Danielle Keene. Timothy Allen Estes and Candice Leann Boykin. More...

Property deeds listed

Feb. 27-March 6 Tommy L. Bettis to Tommy L. Bettis. Clinton Gray Pope to Robbie W. Kennedy. Robbie W. Kennedy to Clinton Gray Pope. John Hardcastle to Patricia Dungan. Lincoln Welch to Darrell D. Welch. James S. Pugh to Isaac Chapman. Gary W. More...

Clarke County Sheriff’s report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of March 4- March 11 include: Rafael Antoine McMillian, 33, solicitation of a child by computer, rape first degree, incest, sodomy first degree, $87,500 bond, arrested by Clarke County She More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Cassity

Bobby Lee Cassity, 78, a carpenter of Fulton died Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at his home. He was born April 5, 1935 in Thomasville. He was a member of Yellow Bluff Baptist Church and attended Grove Hill Methodist Protestant Church. More...

Foxhall

Mattie Lee Foxhall, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend, 86, of Linden, died March 5, 2014 at Bryan W. Whitfield Memorial Hospital. She was born April 23, 1927 in Clarke County and was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist Church. More...

Irons

Richard Andrew Irons, 80, of Thomasville died Friday, March 7, 2014 at Thomasville Health Care and Rehabilitation Center. He was born April 7, 1933 in Thomasville. He graduated from Thomasville High School. After graduation he joined the U. S. More...

City water plant working as expected

Thomasville Public Works superintendent Kevin Heartsill delivered a positive report on Thomasville’s water plant. More...

Irons was an “old school” lawman

Thomasville’s iconic police chief Richard A. “Dick” Irons, died March 7 at the age of 80. More...

Foster Ave. called a speed trap

Rusty Swanson came before the city council Monday night asking the city review its speed limit on Foster Avenue and Linwood Drive. More...

Upcoming Events

Honor Band concert More...

County Commission actions

The Clarke County Commission voted Tuesday to provide $10,000 toward the installation of the traffic light at the intersection of Highway 43 and Cobb St. in Grove Hill. More...

E-911 stats provided

The Clarke County Commission met Monday morning as the E-911 board. More...

Coffeeville hosts “A Yellow Watermelon”

A large audience attended the Feb. 8 performance of “A Yellow Watermelon” in the old Coffeeville High School Auditorium. The play is based on the novel by Coffeeville native Ted Dunagan. More...

Fresh water for Thomasville

Sixteen years in the making, Thomasville now has it’s own water plant and it is pumping clean, safe drinking water into Thomasville’s water system. More...

Six charged in area arrests

The Clarke County Drug Task Force along with Clarke County Sheriff’s Department deputies and Thomasville Police Department officers have been conducting undercover drug operations over the last few months. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Town of Pine Hill conducting public meeting March 13 More...

Editorials

Front Porch Philosopher

Sometimes nothing will do but cornbread

Sometimes, if you are from the South, nothing will do but cornbread. We in rural Southwest Alabama are the quintessential southern eaters. All my childhood growing up, we had it every day for dinner. Dinner was in the middle of the day. More...

From the Capitol

Media buys into Holmes’ rhetoric

When State Rep. Alvin Holmes the bombastic state lawmaker from Montgomery makes one of his frequent outrageous statements even the best of the state’s news media go into an apoplectic state of mind. More...

Political Cartoon

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School

Thomisana yearbook featured in 2014 Jostens Look Book

Thomasville City School’s yearbook, Thomisana, has been recognized for excellence and featured in the 2014 Jostens Look Book, celebrating the best-of-the-best in yearbook design and coverage. More...

Former graduates needed

The Thomasville City School District is in the process of unveiling a new website and a new promotional campaign. As part of the website, it will feature former graduates and their success stories. More...

Sweet Water School News

Spring break t-shirts on sale

Congratulations to our Junior High, Junior Varisty and Varsity baseball teams for defeating Silas and Holy Spirit this weekend! We are very proud of all of our players. Keep it up Dawgs! Our varsity team will play another game here at 4 p.m. More...

Sports

Tigers drop three in four-game stretch

The Thomasville High School Tigers baseball team lost 9-6 March 5 at Jackson High. Malcolm Moore was the losing pitcher, gave up 4 runs in 3 innings, allowed 5 hits and struck out 3. Wil Brasell had 3 hits and scored 3 runs. More...

Lady Tigers lose to Jackson, beat Selma

The Thomasville High School Lady Tigers softball team lost 5-2 March 5 to the Jackson High Lady Aggies in Thomasville. Jessika Newberry was the losing pitcher, allowing 5 hits, 2 earned runs, 2 walks and striking out 5. More...

Sweet Water downs Southern Choctaw

The Sweet Water High School Bulldogs baseball team won 10-0 March 7 over the Southern Choctaw High School Indians at home. It was the first area game of the season. Tanner Luker gained the win with a 5-inning no-hitter. More...