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April 17, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

You can design the Hall of Fame logo

Do you have a flair for the artistic? The Thomasville Sports Hall of Fame needs some creative minds to help develop the “look” for its logo. More...

Man dies at GP mill

A contractor working on site at Georgia Pacific’s Naheola mill in Pennington, lost his life in an industrial accident that occurred just after noon on Tuesday. More...

Plant startup “incredibly smooth,” says Heartsill

Public Works Superintendent Kevin Heartsill described the startup of Thomasville’s water plant as “incredibly smooth.” More...

Clarification

In a clarification of the details from the April 8 fatal wreck at Highway 43 and Hebron Road in Grove Hill, David Wayne Floyd, the driver of the Taylor Sudden Service Inc. truck (Ford F550) told authorities that he ran the light. More...

Special Sections

People

Yates-Rhodes announce wedding plans

Pastor Quinton and Janie Yates of Springfield, Tenn. announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Whitley Yates, to Oliver Rhodes. Mr. More...

Kania-Skipper to marry in May

Dr. and Mrs. Gary Kania of Thomasville announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Janine Marie to Cory Scott Skipper. Mr. Skipper is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Scott Skipper of Grove Hill. More...

White named Employee of the Week

The Cooperative Education Program at Thomasville High School has selected Ty White, right, as the Employee of the Week. Pictured with White is Kevin Heartsell, left, of the City of Thomasville. More...

School

Alabama to offer full suite of College and Career Ready aligned assessments

Alabama is the first state in America to fully adopt the ACT suite of student assessments; starting with ACT Aspire. In 2013, the State Board of Education voted to incorporate the ACT Aspire assessment into PLAN 2020 for testing in Grades 3-8. More...

Area students attend career expo

PHOTOS BY BARRY H. HENDRIX

The TCC (Thomasville-Clarke-Choctaw) Career Expo was held April 3 in the Clarke County Community Center in Grove Hill (formerly the National Guard Armory). More...

TCS to screen for scoliosis

On April 29 and 30, Thomasville City School nurses will screen all children enrolled in grades 5 - 9 to check for scoliosis, a side-to-side curve in the spine. More...

Sports

THS swept out of the playoffs by UMS

The Thomasville High School Tigers baseball team lost all 3 games in an area series last week to the UMS-Wright Bulldogs, and THS was eliminated from the state playoffs. In the first game played April 10 in Mobile, the Tigers lost 5-3. More...

THS softball team drops two games

The Thomasville High School Lady Tigers softball team lost 2 more area games last week. THS lost 7-2 April 8 at UMS-Wright in Mobile. Jessika Newberry was the losing pitcher. At the plate, she had 1 hit and 1 double. More...

Brooks donates to Sweet Water baseball

Brooks Motors is partnering with the Sweet Water Youth League. More...

Smith retiring from Salvation Army position

After 16 years as the manager of the Thomasville Salvation Army location, Elaine Smith has decided it is time to retire. Smith said she will retire on June 1. More...

Coston retiring from TPD

After 27 years on the force, Lt. Lindsey Coston is retiring. Mayor Sheldon Day read a letter from Coston at Monday night’s City Council meeting. More...

Train noises are a “sign of progress”

The Thomasville City Council approved applying for a grant from ALDOT to pay for the full project of street, sidewalk and storm drainage work on Martin Luther King Street. More...

Reports have hounded Williams’ tenure

In a story about the Boys and Girls Club of Southwest Alabama a number of items were detailed that have impacted the image of the club in the Thomasville community. More...

Heavy rains have damaged area roads

Due to recent heavy rains, there are several streets where drainage pipes have collapsed or have been undermined. Those areas are coned off. Wilson Avenue West between Regions Bank and Kentucky Fried Chicken is closed until further notice More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Clarke County 4-H to sponsor chick chain More...

Editorials

How the “Free State of Winston” came to be

When Alabama was being settled in the early 1800’s our first settlers were diverse in their origins. Our river regions were the most desirable lands. Indeed this is where the Indians lived. More...

Was Wren the first domino?

“M ommas don’t let your babies grow up to be cowboys” is a line from one of my favorite old western songs. Perhaps a modern day version using “legislators” could give all those cowboys in that line a well-deserved break. More...

Political Cartoon

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Religion

He is alive

What was so good about Good Friday? More...

Mental Conditioning

In order to live the life of a champion you have to be very selective about what you give your time and attention to. More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Lily Baptist to host Women in Winter More...

For The Record

Property deeds listed

April 4-14 Weyerhaeuser Real Estate Development Company to Jack Bishop. John F. Day to John F. Day. Dinah Price to Guyon Callier. William Smith Jr. to Lee Brenda Chapman. More...

Marriage license applications

Daniel Phillip Reynolds and Katie Nicole McHaney. Michael Everett McHaney and Kristina Valerie Bradley. Eldridge Curtis Dykes and Paige Beck Faile. Michael Anthony Allday and Shannon Cortney McKee. Anthony Keith Hinson and Chelsea Lanae McDonald. More...

Clarke County Sheriff’s report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of April 8-15 include: Aaliyah Shardai Johnson, 19, criminal mischief second degree, $500 bond, arrested by Thomasville Police Dept. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Gates

James Franklin Gates, 41, of Sweet Water died Sunday, March 30, 2014 at Choctaw General Hospital. He was born Oct. 21, 1972 in Thomasville. More...

Lowry

Kenneth Evans Lowry, 88, of Montgomery, died Saturday, April 5, 2014. He was born Sept. 19, 1925, in Sunny South, the son of Cornelius Benjamin Lowry and Lillian Florrie Walker Lowry. More...

Morgan

William Marian Morgan, 80, of Thomasville died Monday, April 7, 2014 at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital. He was born Feb. 5, 1934 in Pine Hill. More...


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