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March 20, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Career Expo is April 3

Career tech officials with three public school systems continue preparations for a College and Career Expo April 3 in Grove Hill. More...

Mobile voter ID site visits

Secretary of State Jim Bennett and his staff will begin the mobile site visits for the production of photo voter ID cards. The schedule of those visits was released today. More...

Teachers of the Year recognized

The Thomasville City School Board recognized the system's Teachers of the Year at Tuesday night's school board meeting. More...

Special Sections

People

April wedding plans announced for White-Schmersahl

Wendell White of Coffeeville and Dennifer Salter of Pine Hill announce the engagement of their daughter, Candace White, to Jason Schmersahl, son of JoAnn and Branat Schmersahl of Northport. More...

Fulton hosts 5K run and Pet Trot

The annual Voice for the Animals 5K run and Pet Trot was held this past Saturday in Fulton. The overall 5K male winner was: Ralph Ryser, with a time of 22:30 and the overall female was Clara Blacksher with a time of 23:14. More...

Swapping Recipes & Sharing Memories

I can boil water and eggs

Have you ever heard the saying, “She can’t boil water?” Well, up until a week ago, I thought I knew how to boil eggs. I’ve been doing it all my adult life. And I learned little secrets from Mom. More...

School

THS Drama teacher wins SETC scholarship

Since 1949, the Southeastern Theatre Conference has been hosting the Nation's Largest Theatre Convention during the first week of March. More...

Spring break is next week

It is midterm week at Thomasville High School. Students took their first and third block midterms Tuesday, March 18 and their second and fourth block midterms Wednesday, March 19. More...

Sweet Water School News

Report cards go home today

We want to thank everyone who participated in Pennies for Patients. Our school collected over $1,800. Mrs. Curtis’ class raised more than $194 and will have a pizza party. This is a great cause and it will help so many people. More...

Sports

Tigers back on track with four wins

The Thomasville High School Tigers baseball team won 7-6 March 10 at Demopolis. Pitcher Chad Bryant got his first varsity win. He pitched 2 innings, allowed 1 hit and 3 walks, and struck out 2. Wil Brasell had 3 hits and 3 RBIs. More...

SWHS downs So. Choctaw

The Sweet Water High School Bulldogs defeated the Southern Choctaw High School Indians in a March 10 doubleheader, 13-1 and 10-2, in Gilbertown. In the first game, Jacob Mendenhall got the win on the mound. More...

Lady Tigers take down Escambia

The Thomasville High School Lady Tigers defeated the Escambia High School Lady Blue Devils 10-0 in five innings March 13, at the Stephens Sports Complex. Jessika Newberry was the winning pitcher. She allowed 5 hits and struck out 9. More...

New gym roofs on tap for schools

The Thomasville City School Board selected Assurance Service Group of Thomasville as the contractor to replace the gymnasium roofs at Thomasville High School and Thomasville Middle School. More...

Relay for Life needs teams to sign up

There is still time to sign up a team for Thomasville’s Relay for Life. The theme this year is The Season’s of Hope for a Cure. The fundraiser for cancer research culminates at Tucker Field April 25, starting at 6 p.m. More...

Spring Fling at THS

Thomasville High School will be hosting the Spring Fling next week while students are on spring break. The Spring Fling features amusements, rides and food. It will run from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. More...

Honor Band concert

Dr. James Smisek, director of bands at Samford University talks to the audience about the Clarke County Honor Band at its concert Saturday night in the Thomasville Civic Center. More...

Sewell announces re-election bid

With a renewed focus on creating jobs and continuing progress in the 7th Congressional District of Alabama, Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell announced she is seeking re-election to a third term in the U.S. House of Representatives. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

ASDA/NRCS Specialty Workshop to sponsor workshop More...

Editorials

Front Porch Philosopher

Thinking about that kitchen and magazines

My kitchen has needed painting for a long time. It had been red for 24 years. I never got tired of the red. It always said a cheerful good morning to me even when I didn’t want to be cheerful. More...

From the Capitol

Byrne off to a good start in Congress

Our new United States Representative, Bradley Byrne of Fairhope has gotten off to a good start in Congress. More...

Looking Back

Looking back to the events of 1981

March 19, 1981 More...

Religion

Spiritually Speaking

Some things are worth a little inconvenience

Peggy and I have entered the Blue Ray era. We had complained about the unsavory programming on our one hundred plus channels, and the ever increasing cost of home entertainment via satellite TV. More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Sunflower AOH to celebrate 78th birthday of Samuel Calhoun Sunflower AOH Church of God will celebrate the 78th birthday of Elder Samuel L. Calhoun Saturday, March 22 at 7 p.m. The celebration will feature Rev. Irby and the Men of Faith. More...

Mental Conditioning

You should mentally absorb some form of inspiration daily to motivate you in your preparation and performance. Some people have gotten away from the title “motivational speaker” because of the negative image some have portrayed. More...

For The Record

Marriage license applications

Matthew Clayton Sparks and Katherine Michelle Looney. Marriage license applications are just that—applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. More...

Property deeds listed

March 7-10Wayne Lathan to S ECombined Services ofAlabama LLC.Wendell Mitchell toBernard Mitchell Jr.Jennifer Crocker toJoseph Reynard Newton Jr.Danny F. Jackson to More...

Thomasville Police report

The Thomasville Police Department filed the following charges during the week ending March 16: Antoine Rafael McMillian – sodomy, first degree, incest with a minor, rape, first degree and electronic solicitation of a child; Laura Sloan – More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Branton

William “Bill” V. Branton, 84, died Nov. 1, 2013 in Wichita Falls, Texas. A memorial service was Nov. 5, 2013 with full military honors. The interment will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 22, 2014 at the Kelley Cemetery in Thomasville. More...

DEATH NOTICE

Calhoun More...


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