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April 24, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Schools applying for bond money

The Thomasville City School Board approved making an application for funds from the Qualified Zone Academy Bonds Program. More...

County dirt roads discussed

The condition of specific county roads provoked lively discussion by the Clarke County Commission at Monday’s Administrative Meeting. More...

Gas prices headed back up

Average retail gasoline prices in Alabama have risen 0.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.53/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 3,348 gas outlets in Alabama. More...

Special Sections

Editorials

Experiencing the Fiddler’s Convention

This past weekend I had an interesting experience going to something that I had heard about all my life. It was the Fiddlers’ Convention in Washington County. More...

Are Feds investigating Alabama officials?

There is speculation in some state political circles this week that the U. S. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Religion

As believers, we must be supported by three pillars

We are at it again, adding to our house and making other changes to go along with the addition. This is my last hurrah. Any further additions will be undertaken by Peggy’s next husband. More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Dunning Cemetery to host decoration Dunning Cemetery will host decoration Sunday, April 27 at 11 a.m. Donations for upkeep will be taken at that time or they can can mailed to 5388 Clayhill Road, Dixons Mills, AL 36736. More...

TUMC collect cans for Salvation Army

The Thomasville United Methodist Church recently conducted a canned food drive for The Salvation Army. More...

Sports

Lady Tigers defeat Southern Choctaw

PHOTO BY BARRY H. HENDRIX

The Thomasville High School Lady Tigers softball team defeated the Southern Choctaw High Lady Indians 15-5 Monday at the Stephens Sportsplex. Katherine Hill was the winning pitcher. More...

SWHS suffers first round loss to Leroy

The Sweet Water High School Bulldogs baseball team ended its season April 19 with two losses to the Leroy High Bears at home. Sweet Water lost the first two games of the first round of the state playoffs, 6-1 and 3-1. More...

Lady Bulldogs go 1-3 in Hale County tourney

The Sweet Water High School Lady Bulldogs softball team had a 1-3 record at the Hale County High Tournament April 19 in Moundville. Sweet Water began the day with a 9-4 loss to West Blocton High. Emily Black was the losing pitcher. More...

Relay for Life is Friday

Thomasville’s Relay for Life event will be this Friday at Earl Tucker Field. Opening ceremonies are at 6 p.m. and the survivor’s ceremony will be at 8 p.m. The Thomasville Relay goal this year is $15,000. More...

Not what you think?

People passing by the lot on the corner of Old Hwy. 5 and Wilson Avenue might think the structure above is just a fireplace and chimney leftover from a house fire. More...

Auditions scheduled

The Arts Council of Thomasville will have open auditions for two upcoming productions next month. Auditions will be May 30, starting at 6 p.m. and May 31, starting at 2 p.m. The May 31 auditions will be for singing and dancing parts. More...

Old School Truck Stop robbery solved

The Pine Hill Police Department, along with the combined efforts of the Clarke County Sheriff’s Department investigators and the F.B.I., has solved the armed robbery of the Old School Truck Stop that occurred on June 28, 2013. More...

Rare executive session for commission

The Clarke County Commission held a rare executive session at the end of Tuesday’s regular meeting. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

UWA Choir to perform April 25 in Demopolis The University of West Alabama Choir will perform Friday, April 25 at 7 p.m. at the Demopolis High School Auditorium. Adult tickets are $10 each and student tickets are $5. More...

People

Drinkard-Faircloth to marry May 17

Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Drinkard of Fulton announce the engagement of their daughter, Whitney Cameron Drinkard, to William Merrill Faircloth III, son of Rev. and Mrs. William Merrill Faircloth Jr. of Thomasville. More...

Fort-Folks announce wedding plans for May

Miss Kimberly Fort and Mr. Brandon Folks announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage May 24, 2014 in Montgomery. The bride-elect is the daughter of Mr. Richard Fort of Thomasville and the late Mrs. Brenda McCall Fort. More...

Norstrom speaks to Research Club

Kelly Norstrom, Thomasville High School Career Technology Education Director, spoke to the Research Club on Thursday, April 17. More...

School

Vietnam veteran catches ‘second wind’ with Robotics

Mention anything about computers in Clarke County and most people automatically think of John Postlewaite. Mention anything about computer programming in Thomasville, and one name pops up: John Postlewaite. More...

Good luck to robotics team

Kindergarten took their cap and gown pictures on Monday, April 21. They are now preparing for their kindergarten graduation. Let’s go to the zoo! Kindergarten will take a trip to the zoo today. More...

F. S. Ervin announces honor roll

F. S. Ervin Elementary School announced its honor roll for the nine weeks: More...

For The Record

Property deeds listed

April 15-17 First United Security Bank to Hertha Prescott. Brandy Christin Champion to Andrew Champion. Charles Andrew Denton to Andrew Champion. Bancorpsouth Bank- Other to John E. Zukley. William Royce Lindsey to Linda L. Slayton. More...

Marriage license applications

Marlen Keith Bolen and Tammy Roberts Hartley. Regenal Smith and Latoya Schantrell McConnell. Marriage license applications are just that—applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. More...

Thomasville Police report

The Thomasville Police Department filed the following charges during the week ending April 20: James Glenn Day – harassment; Kanetra Lesha Browder – failure to appear for theft of property, third degree; Earnestine Rena Mosley – the More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Luff

Mildred Helen Luff, 86, born March 7, 1928, passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital. Luff was a resident of Grove Hill and was a retired RN with Anahuac Nursing Center in Anahuac, Texas. More...