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May 22, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Celebrate Windham's birthday

Join the Kathryn Tucker Windham Museum in Thomasville June 6 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for “A Celebration of Memories” in honor of the late author Kathryn Tucker Windham’s June 2 birthday.  More...

Williams resigns from Boys and Girls Club

Boys and Girls Club of Southwest Alabama executive director Cederick Williams has resigned.  Williams was brought in to run the operation in 2010. More...

Absentee ballots already coming in

Absentee ballot applications are rolling out and completed ballots are rolling in even though the June 3 primaries are still a few weeks away.  Clarke County Circuit Clerk Summer Scruggs is the absentee box manager and citizens can apply at the More...

Free concert in Grove Hill

The Claire Lynch Band will play a free concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 22, in the Sage Auditorium (CCHS campus), downtown Grove Hill. More...

County to seek assistant administrator

The Clarke County Commission voted May 13 to advertise for an assistant county administrator position.  Commissioner Jackie Ray Rush voted against the motion. More...

Bid for animal shelter approved

The Clarke County Commission approved May 13 the bid for the new metal building that will house the proposed county animal shelter.  A $59,000 bid from Quin-Co of Mobile was approved for a 60-foot wide by 10-foot high by 70-foot long building, w More...

Special Sections

Editorials

A trip to Nashville

I have been singing country music in my head all week long. It’s funny how I can get stuck on one theme in what I am writing quite by accident. It seems like I am writing about music again. More...

State’s federal tax take is No. 7 in nation

I n 2010, the federal government took the hundreds of billions of dollars it received in corporate, income and property taxes from each state and spent that money — and then some — on programs in each state.  More...

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School

THS Career Tech classes credential record number of students

Students in Career Technical classes have the opportunity to work for a credential in each class. Receiving a credential means that a student has acquired the skills necessary to perform a task or a job. More...

THS Drama program to host benefit performance and silent auction May 27

The Thomasville High School Drama program is preparing to send their One Act, The Cagebirds, to Lincoln, Neb., to represent Alabama at the International Thespian Festival June 24 - 27. More...

TCS has eight employees retiring this year

Thomasville City Schools will have six teachers and two child nutrition workers to retire at the end of this school year.  THS will have only one teacher retiring. Mrs. Robin Maroney began her teaching career with TCS in 1987. More...

Sports

Tigers find out where they need to improve

Jack Hankins Jr., head coach of the Thomasville High School Tigers football team, has stressed throughout the spring practice the need for his players to do their job, 100 percent of the time. More...

Bulldogs keep the beat under Thompson

The Sweet Water High School Bulldogs football team participated in a May 15 jamboree at Paul W. Bryant High School in Tuscaloosa.  The Bulldogs came away with an overall 28-15 victory in the exhibition game. More...

Thomasville Sports Hall of Fame still accepting logo submissions

The Thomasville Sports Hall of Fame needs some creative minds to help develop the "look" for the Thomasville Sports Hall of Fame’s logo. More...

GD Copper grand opening

The grand opening of Golden Dragon Copper’s plant in Sunny South will be May 28.  Golden Dragon Chairman Li Changjie will be joined by Alabama Gov. More...

Memorial Day Service

Thomasville VFW Post 5106 and Ladies Auxiliary will hold a memorial service at the monument at the V.G. Wilkinson Building in Thomasville, Monday, May 26 at 10 a.m. The event is being sponsored by the VFW and its ladies auxiliary. More...

Hat’s off, Class of 2014!

The seniors of Thomasville High School's class of 2014 received their diplomas Friday night at Anderson Field. More...

Corgill named state’s Teacher of the Year

Thomasville native Ann Marie Corgill was named Alabama Teacher of the Year at a ceremony last week in Birmingham.  Corgill is a fourth grade teacher at Cherokee Bend Elementary School in Mountain Brook.  More...

Tickets on sale now for “Beauty and the Beast”

Tickets for the Arts Council of Thomasville’s production of Beauty and the Beast are on sale now at a discounted price. Tickets purchased before July 1 will be $12. Tickets purchased after July 1 will be $15 each. More...

Logging industry discussed at commission meeting

The impact of the logging industry on the economy and the roads of Clarke County was a top issue May 12 at the Administrative Meeting of the Clarke County Commission.  More...

Short city council meeting Monday

Other than approving the resignation of Gaines Smith and a few building permits, little business was handled during Monday night’s rescheduled meeting of the Thomasville City Council.   More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Clarke County Historical Society to meet May 25   The Clarke County Historical Society will meet Sunday, May 25 at 2:30 p.m. at the Grove Hill Town Hall. More...

People

Cogle celebrates 96th birthday

Bruce A. Cogle, Jr. of Thomasville celebrated his 96th birthday, Saturday, May 17. Pictured with Cogle are his two great-granddaughters, Olivia and Evyn Claire Elrod. More...

OTSVFD announce winner of gift card

The Opine-Tallahatta Springs VFD, Inc. conducted its annual fundraiser this past Saturday at the fire station. More...

Research Club conducts May meeting

The Research Club met Thursday, May 8 at the home of Elinor Ott and new officers were installed. Barbara Hubka, left, and Ott were hostesses for the meeting. More...

Religion

Locals receive degrees from the Minnesota Graduate School of Theology

Members of the Thomasville Church of God in Christ and the O. L. More...

Do all you can to nurture them in the love of God

May is a time of blooming. We have something unusual going on in that department. We have a Dogwood tree that is in full bloom, and at the same time, in full foliage. More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Clarkesville AOH to honor Pastor Henry’s 9th year   Clarkesville AOH Church of God will celebrate its pastor’s 9th year appreciation, honoring Elder Lucille Henry.  More...

For The Record

Property deeds listed

May 9-15  David Wayne Dunn to Joe Allen Dunn.  Brian D. Ivey to Grady Dyess.  Charles Brown to McConnell Timber Inc.  Richard D. Postma to Levert Jackson Duke Jr.  Teresa McMillan to Clifton Alexander.  Jordan H. More...

Marriage license applications

Nicholas Ryan Lowe and Allison LaShae Hutto.  Kenneth Conrad Vick, III and Taylor Diane Brooks.  Samuel Thomas Chapman Jr. More...

Thomasville Police report

The Thomasville Police Department filed the following charges during the week ending May 18: Christopher Leonard Hudson – public intoxication; Christopher Charles Allen – theft of property, third degree; Justine Olivia Purnell – fai More...

Obituaries - Free Access

McClellan

Susan Reane McClellan, 39, a former resident of Grove Hill, died Sunday, May 11, 2014 in Midway, Ga. She was a graduate of Clarke County High School and attended Alabama Southern Community College.  More...

Smith

William Marion Franklin Smith, 76, of Thomasville died Monday, May 12, 2014 at Mobile Infirmary. He was born May 11, 1938 in Yellow Bluff. He was a retired supervisor from MacMillan Bloedel, Inc. More...

DEATH NOTICE

Culpepper

Mother Lucy Culpepper, 89, died Wednesday, May 7, 2014. She was born Sept. 8, 1924.  More...