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June 12, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Day promotes Campbell’s Landing

Thomasville Mayor Sheldon Day asked the Clarke County Commission Monday morning for renewed support of the renovation and maintenance of Campbell’s Landing. More...

School board actions

Beverly Walker was elected as president of the Thomasville City School Board at Tuesday night’s meeting. Sharon Buford was elected Vice President for the coming year. A called meeting was scheduled for June 17, at 6 p.m. More...

Free concert in Grove Hill June 22

The Claire Lynch Band will perform at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 22, 2014, at Clarke County High School’s Sage Auditorium in Grove Hill. Admission is free. More...

Cong. Sewell to host workforce development seminar at ASCC

Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) will host a Project R.E.A.D.Y workforce development seminar on Friday June 13 at Alabama Southern Community College (Thomasville Campus). More...

County approves road invoices

The Clarke County Commission voted Tuesday to approve three new invoices for three separate road projects. A $28,271.59 invoice from Goodwyn, Mills and Cawood for inspection work on the County Road 15 road and bridge project in Jackson will be paid. More...

Special Sections

Editorials

Being southern is glorious for us all

With a birthday coming up faster and faster, it is hard not to think of aging. Everybody does it whether they want to or not. As the Front Porch Philosopher, it is my job to ponder. More...

Seeing what floats by on the virtual river

Whether you like it or not, Facebook is the new town square, with all the good and bad that comes with it. More...

Reviewing war news in the Times of 1941

June 11, 1981 T his week our backward look will encompass both the forty years ago period of 1941 and move ahead to 1966, just fifteen years ago. More...

Religion

CHURCH CALENDAR

New Greater First Baptist to host choir rehearsal The New Greater First Baptist Church in Thomasville will host choir rehearsal Saturday, June 14 at 6:30 p.m. Sis. More...

Bring the children in your care to VBS

A cross our country and around the world something significant is happening that won’t make the headlines in any of the media but it ought to. More...

New Hope No. 1 conducts VBS

New Hope No. 1 Baptist Church recently conducted its Vacation Bible School. More...

For The Record

Marriage license applications

Dimitri Vandolph Lockett and Jessica Jobeth Thomas. Tyrone Derrell Mobley and Carlynda Dickinson. Steven Andrew Wiggins and Brea Carleton Gunter. More...

Property deeds listed

May 28-June 4 Naomi Simpson to Gary L. Smith. Guy Alton Palmer-Other to James Joseph Collins III. James Joseph Collins III to Robert D. Beck. Timothy W. Conerly to Cory A. Bell. George H. Nettles Jr. to Howard Johnson. William J. More...

Thomasville Police Department report

The Thomasville Police Department filed the following charges during the week ending June 8: Tony Shawntell Perez – assault, third degree and disorderly conduct. More...

Final agreement on new hospital reached

A final letter of intent between Thomasville and the developers of a new hospital was approved by the city council Monday night. The letter includes an annual $650,000 contribution to go toward debt incurred in building the hospital. More...

Alcohol rules to change

Proposed changes in the alcohol ordinance for the city of Thomasville will “tweak” certain things to clarify and improve it, city attorney Edmon McKinley told council members Monday night as he gave them copies to study before the revisio More...

Walking out of darkness

The finishers of the first Out of Darkness 5k suicide prevention run gather at the Stephens softball complex last week. More...

Hometown Celebration events scheduled

The Thomasville Hometown Celebration on June 28, will kick off at 8 a.m. with the Firecracker 5K color run at 8 a.m. Early registration deadline for the race is June 13. You can register at the Thomasville Alabama Chamber of Commerce. More...

Heroin bust in Packers Bend

In what is the “first and only” heroin case in Monroe County since the drug task force’s inception in 1999, a joint investigation between the 35th Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force and Thomasville Police Department’s narcotics More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Flying Bricks to perform Independence Day Concert The Flying Bricks Community Band will present its fifth annual Independence Day Concert on Saturday, June 28 at 7 p.m. in the Bedsole Theatre at the Thomasville Civic Center. More...

People

Ault-Rittenberry to marry June 21

Ricky and Sharon Ault of Sunny South announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Lauren Elizabeth, to Gary Wesley Rittenberry. Mr. Rittenberry is the son of Darlene Wise of Tuscaloosa and the late Gary Rittenberry. More...

Brasell-Smith to wed Sept. 13

Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Brasell of Thomasville announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Chelsy Marie, to Nathan Reid Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Smith of Thomasville. The bride elect is the granddaughter of Mrs. More...

Kelleys celebrate 60th anniversary

Boyce “B. G.” and Joann Kelley recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a party given by their children at the Bradenton Country Club in Bradenton, Fla. More...

School

Thomasville City Schools’ 2014 TMS awards

Top Ten eighth grade TMS students (L-R) were: Carmen Pedroza, Katherine Lee Bishop, Stephanie Pugh, Mark Rawls, Brittney Hendley, Brittney Green, Brook Hendley and Manquell Burroughs. More...

Thomasville City Schools TES fourth grade awards

Fourth grade students receiving awards for highest average (in no particular order) were: Reading - Willow Faircloth, Caden Baker, Jo Carroll, Kelly Long and Brock Carlisle; Alabama History - Brock C More...

Sports

T’ville 13-15 year old all-stars

The Thomasville 13-15 year old all-stars won a pair of games in Eufala last week. Thomasville defeated Eufala 12-3 in the first game. Jacob Dunn won the first game going two innings and giving up two hits, one walk, one hit batter and no runs. More...

Softball awards

Members of the Thomasville High School Lady Tigers softball team were honored June 3 during a special awards program. More...

Sparks named to 4A All-State team

Thomasville High School senior Hannah Sparks was named to the 4A All-State team by the Alabama Sports Writers Association. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Goodman

Linual Vergle Goodman, 80, of Grove Hill died Sunday, June 8, 2014 at his home. He was born Aug. 24, 1933 in Grove Hill. He was a retired saw filer with MacMillan Bloedel Inc. and was a member of Okalona Methodist Protestant Bible Church. More...

Hawk

Dorine S. Hawk, 86, of Thomasville died Thursday, June 5, 2014 at Mobile Infirmary. She was born Feb. 8, 1928. She was the secretary of her and her husband's timber business and a member of the Bashi United Methodist Church. More...

Smitherman

Ben Charles Smitherman departed this life on May 27, 2014 at the age of 27. He was born in Selma on May 24, 1987. Smitherman had a passion for bull riding. He loved to hunt and fish but most of all he loved his family and friends. More...