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August 14, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

County to help Thomasville clean up Campbellā€™s Landing

The Clarke County Commission voted Tuesday to work with the City of Thomasville on the cleanup of the Campbell’s Landing. More...

Lightning destroys 911 equipment

The Clarke County Commission approved Tuesday an emergency appropriation of $60,000.00 to replace essential radio equipment for the county E- 911 system. More...

Arc of Clarke says fine arts camp a success

Twenty four school aged children, both with and without disabilities, participated in a summer fine arts camp at First Baptist Church of Jackson the last week of July. More...

Receive free trees by joining the Arbor Day Foundation in August

Everyone who joins the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation with a $10 donation, will receive 10 free white flowering dogwood trees through the Foundation’s Trees for America campaign. More...

Special Sections

Editorials

Discovering new places to eat

Well, I guess it’s a good thing my sister is a good sport, with me announcing her RUNNOFT marriage in this column. She got a kick out of it and I’m glad. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Siegelman judge arrested in Atlanta

Writing this column was interrupted this past Sunday afternoon by the breaking news from Atlanta that United States District Judge Mark Fuller of Montgomery had been arrested and jailed for assaulting his wife at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in downtown At More...

School

SWHS welcomes new faculty members

Sweet Water High School invited to their faculty 10 new members. More...

SWHS Band conducts band camp

Sweet Water High School Marching Band recently conducted its summer band camp from July 15 - Aug. 1 on the campus of SWHS. More...

State Superintendent Dr. Tommy Bice discuss initiatives that are transforming learning in Alabama's classrooms

The Alabama State Department of Education today announced the dates and locations for “The Future of Public Education” tour. Hosted by State Superintendent of Education Dr. More...

For The Record

Marriage license applications

Dearius James Thompson and Deshala Chanchez Jackson. Woodie Earl Pugh Jr. and Sandra Chapman Dickinson. Marriage license applications are just that—applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. More...

Property deeds listed

Aug. 1-8 Opal Faye Smith to Karen Hennis. Darnelle O. Lewis to Alton Scott Lewis. William C. Harper to Kimberly A. Holt. Robert L. Gilchrist to James L. Slayton. Ruthnell Coleman Dixon to Kelley Jackson Byerley. M G Gray Timber LP to Jerry Hixon. More...

Thomasville Police report

The Thomasville Police Department filed the following charges during the week ending Aug. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Miller

Marilyn Janeen Miller, 67, of Grove Hill, AL died on Monday, August 11, 2014 at her home. She was born on April 4, 1947 in Anderson, Indiana to the late Melvin F. and Mary F. (Snipes) Clapper. More...

Mott

Mary Ruth Mott, 78, a homemaker of Coffeeville, died Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014 at her home. She was born Nov. 10, 1935 in Tallahatta Springs. She was a member of the Oak Grove Baptist Church. More...

Rudder

Carolyn Virginia Slay Rudder passed away Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014 at Choctaw General Hospital in Butler. She was born in Mobile to Moses and Lena McEachern Slay on June 23, 1922. More...

New fire truck adds to loan

Rev. Robert Boykin asked the Thomasville City Council about rental property in town at Monday night’s council meeting. More...

Harrison concert is Aug. 23

Thomasville native Brent Harrison is coming home to headline a concert at The Bedsole Theater in the Thomasville Civic Center. The opening acts will be the 2014 Clarke County Idol winners. Tickets are on sale now for the Aug. 23, 7 p.m. More...

Funds set up for Downeys

Two different funds have been set up in relation to the accident that claimed the lives of Diane, Brooke and Nathan Downey. More...

Day said he wants to reconcile with Hodges, move forward

A slight change has come to Thomasville City Council meetings after Thomasville Mayor Sheldon Day and former Thomasville Library board president Harry Hodges got into a disagreement at the last council meeting. More...

Student's project leads to suicide prevention curriculum in Thomasville City Schools

Amerie Gramelspacher never dreamed that she would stand before her high school principal asking for a change in the school’s curriculum, but that’s just what happened last week when Thomasville City Schools’ administrators offered o More...

Water plant eases ongoing water issues

“Isn’t it nice to go through a summer and not worry about water,” Mayor Sheldon Day asked at the city’s water board meeting Monday night. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Arc of Clarke County to host paper craft class The Arc of Clarke County will host a paper craft class Friday, Aug. 15 from 5 - 7 p.m. with instructor J. Nisbet-Hoyle. The cost is $7 per person. More...

People

Pies with meat, not sweet...

I am not a pickle eater! That sounds like someone might have been calling me names. But it’s a statement, meaning that I don’t like pickles. They are liars. More...

Religion

Photo

The steeple goes up at the new sanctuary under construction at New Hope No. 1 Baptist Church in Thomasville last week. More...

God has a purpose for each of us

Last week Peggy and I went to Montgomery for our annual eye exam. I go every year because I have type two diabetes, and Peggy goes because they are watching a cataract on her right eye to see if it is ready. More...

Thomasville Baptist to host ladies Bible study

The Thomasville Baptist Church will host a ladies community Bible study, “Secrets to Surrender: Living Wholeheartedly” by Debby Akerman, Wednesday, Sept. 3 from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Laurelle Stoudenmire will be teaching. More...

Sports

Sweet Water eliminated from 12U World Series

Sweet Water had a rough go in pool play, going 0-5 before entering the single elimination tournament at the Cal Ripken 12U World Series in Alachua, Fla. But gained a measure of redemption before being eliminated from the tournament. More...

THS preps for Aug. 22 opener

The Thomasville High School Tigers football team is in its second week of preparation for the Aug. 22 home opener with the Sweet Water High School Bulldogs. After just several days of fall practice, head coach Jack Hankins Jr. More...

Landrum brings maturity to JSU

Off the football field, it’s hard to catch Chris Landrum without a smile on his face. On the field, it’s hard for opposing offensive linemen to catch him at all — and that brings a smile to Jacksonville State’s coaches. More...