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July 17, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Sheriff Bates wins runoff in Marengo

Marengo County Sheriff Richard “Ben” Bates defeated Phillip Myers in a runoff Tuesday to win a second term in office. Bates received 3,713 votes, or 54.57 percent, while Myers received 3,091 votes, or 45.43 percent. More...

THCRC gets perfect score

The Thomasville Health Care and Rehabilitation Center received a rare score from the state inspectors this month. More...

Gas prices slip again

Average retail gasoline prices in Alabama have fallen 3.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.35/gal. yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 3,348 gas outlets in Alabama. More...

Voter photo ID units to make the rounds

Secretary of State Jim Bennett announced that there will be another round of photo voter ID mobile unit visits starting in late July and continuing on into October. This will be in preparation for the November general election. More...

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The good and bad of a southern summer

I t has finally happened – summer has hit us with a full blast of heat. We have been so lucky this year. You know, it doesn’t take much to spoil us does it? More...

Riley gets in middle of State Senate race

Former Gov. Bob Riley has jumped headon into the District 30 State Senate Race between Millbrook businessman Harris Garner and Prattville City Councilman Clyde Chambliss. They are vying to become the Republican nominee for that Senate seat. More...

Religion

Friendship Baptist conducts VBS

Friendship Baptist Church in Vineland conducted Vacation Bible School July 7 - 11. The theme was “SonTreasure Island - Discovering God's Love”. More...

Paid in Full to perform at Pineview

Paid in Full will be in concert at Pineview Baptist Church in Thomasville Saturday, July 26 at 6 p.m. There will be a love offering taken. The church is located at 182 Moore Street/Hwy. 43. More...

Happiness is just a prayer away

I am writing this on Tuesday because Monday was a mess. Over the weekend Peggy had discovered a wet spot on the carpet at the door to the closet in our bedroom. More...

For The Record

Marriage license applications

Wesley Selden Morgan and Shanna Lynn Dove. Christopher Andrew Perry and Rachel Faye Norris. Gerald Bruce Goodman and Sherman Kiel Whitfield. More...

Property deeds listed July 3-11

Joann Sims Lankford to McVay Asset Management Company LLC. ETX Oil Company LLC to Randal Brooks. Todd Overstreet to Gena M. Overstreet. Jon Alpheus Wiggins to Robert L. Williams. Mary A. English to Accpetance Loan Company Inc. Marshall Harris Sr. More...

Clarke County Sheriff’s report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of July 8-15 include: Joseph Delaine Taite, 24, probation violation-felony, $250 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Stokley heads to Saraland

Sweet Water High School Principal Stan Stokley has accepted the position of principal at Saraland’s new elementary school. He replaces outgoing principal Chris Tangle. Stokley has been principal at Sweet Water High School for 12 years. More...

T’ville Ponytails almost do it

Thomasville's 11-12 year old all-star softball team battled valiantly in Enterprise, but came up just short of winning the state title in Dixie Softball. More...

Jackson promoted to principal at Thomasville High School

The Thomasville City School Board promoted Keith Jackson to principal of Thomasville High School. Jackson served the previous school year as the assistant principal. Missy Nolen was hired as the school system’s Director of Curriculum. More...

Albritton wins nomination

Greg Albritton won the Republican nomination for the District 22 seat in the Alabama Senate Tuesday, winning about 58 percent of the vote districtwide. In Clarke County, Albritton polled 538 votes to Harry D’Olive’s 131. More...

City issues discussed at council meeting

The Thomasville City Council approved signing a letter of engagement with Merchants Capital of Montgomery (not Merchants Bank). The city and the cooperative district board formed to land a new retail development have both signed the letters. More...

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR

‘Beauty and the Beast’ tickets on sale at civic center Tickets for the Arts Council of Thomasville’s production of “Beauty and the Beast” are on sale now at a discounted price. More...

People

Norris - Perry announce wedding plans for August

Sheriff Ray Norris of Grove Hill and Blake and Tammy Dannelly of Thomasville announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Rachel Faye Norris, to Christopher Andrew Perry. Mr. More...

Jones - Breedlove to marry Sept. 13

Mr. and Mrs. Alan Dale Jones of Pike Road, Ala. announce the engagement of their daughter, Alana Dale to Logan Hayes Breedlove, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Mayton Breedlove Jr. of Jackson. More...

Todd Travel Group celebrates 25th anniversary

The Todd Travel Group, hosted by Jamelle Todd and Wanda and Harold Smith of Sweet Water, celebrated its 25th year on the East Coast. The group left for their annual summer bus tour. More...

School

THS announces honor roll

Thomasville High School announced the honor roll for the third nine weeks as follows: More...

Grand Lodge of Alabama awards scholarships

Scholarships were recently presented by the Grand Lodge of Alabama through the charitable Outreach Committee. Each scholarship is in the amount of $1000 to the institution of the recipient's choice. More...

ASCC conducts Adult Education Graduation

Alabama Southern Community College recently conducted its 2014 Adult Education Graduation in Nettles Auditorium on the Monroeville Campus. More...

Sports

Thomasville Ponytails in contention for championship at state tourney

Thomasville will face Montgomery American in the state tournament championship game scheduled to be played Wednesday in Enterprise. More...

T'ville premajors out of state tourney

Thomasville’s Pre-Majors 15-17 year old all-star team finished up fourth in the state this year. Thomasville placed an impressive five teams in the state tournament this year. More...

T’ville Belles out of state tournament

Thomasville’s Dixie Belles All-star team was knocked out of the state tournament in Enterprise Sunday. Thomasville got off to a strong start, blasting Tuscumbia 22-0 in the first round Saturday. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Drinkard

Eunice M. Drinkard, 97, of Thomasville died Monday, July 7, 2014 at Country Oaks Assisted Living Facility. More...

McIntyre

Cecil Gray McIntyre, 87, of Dixons Mills died Friday, July 11, 2014 at his home. He was born July 5, 1927 in Clarke County. More...

Pearson

Mark Allen Pearson, 39, of Ashford died Thursday, July 10, 2014 at his home. He was born July 30, 1974 in Camden. He is survived by his mother, Barbara J. More...


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