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August 28, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Pine Hill gets new fire truck

The Alabama Forestry Commission (AFC) presented a 2002 fire engine ladder truck to the Pine Hill Volunteer Fire Department (VFD). More...

Generations of Pine Hill Fire Chiefs

Generations of fire chiefs at the Pine Hill truck presentation on Friday, Aug. More...

Historical Society to hear about early local physicians

The Clarke County Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting Sunday, Aug. 31, 2:30 p.m. More...

Special Sections

Editorials

Finding the real prize on the front porch

This is the week when the Publishers’ Clearinghouse Prize Patrol hits the road again. Do you remember the time before so many states had lotteries that the giveaway was the biggest event of good fortune to occur regularly? More...

Why is Bentley not expanding Medicaid?

Matthew 25 contains a description of the last judgment. More...

Political Cartoon

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School

New service-oriented course added at THS

The Career Technical Department of Thomasville High School added another new course this year in the Family and Consumer Science area. More...

TCS graduate works with AmeriCorps

When Paula Fendley graduated from Thomasville High School in 2009, she knew she wanted to work in a job that helped people. More...

Walker talks to THS students about perspective jobs

Job Coach, Maggie Walker, talks to CT students at THS about perspective jobs in this area. She also explains what they must do to prepare for the jobs that they are seeking. More...

For The Record

Marriage license applications

Kenneth Ray Robinson and Sheddret Latrice Rice. Marriage license applications are just that—applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. More...

Property deeds listed

Aug. 14-20 Robert Carl Smoker to Charles Allen. Louis McAboy-Other to Mary P. Johnson. Jeffrey Lynn Dukes to Impastato Living Trust. Robert J. Kaiser III to Merchants Bank. Patti Jo Conway-Other to Robin Howie. Paul Bucurel to Stacie D. Davis. More...

Clarke County Sheriff’s report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Aug. More...

City considers trimming school tax money for hospital

Thomasville may have to cut some of its local funding for Thomasville City Schools to pay for a new hospital. More...

Schools will dip into fund balance

The Thomasville City School Board held its first budget hearing Tuesday night. This year’s budget will dip into the school system’s reserve funds for the second straight year. More...

Photo

Thomasville Schools Superintendent Vic Adkison takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge at the Thomasville-Sweet Water game Friday night. More...

Hamilton retiring after 27 years

Ken Hamilton is retiring from his position as director of recreation in Thomasville after more than 27 years at the job. More...

“Flip this Room” hits the stage

Administrators and staff of Thomasville Health Care and Rehabilitation Center practice the skit “Flip this Room,” that will be performed in Birmingham Thursday for the Alabama Nursing Hom More...

Creative economic development from Alabama's Black Belt

In the Alabama Delta community of Camden, 120 miles from the Gulf Coast, Black Belt Treasures Cultural Arts Center is on a mission to preserve the region’s unique arts and crafts heritage. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Arts council conducting auditions for ‘13 Alabama Ghost’ The arts council will be conducting auditions for “13 Alabama Ghost” by appointment Sept. 2 - 5. Call the Thomasville Civic Center ticket office at 334-637-3384. More...

People

Davis graduates from basic combat training

Army Pvt. Steven Davis recently graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. More...

Short...but sweet

I know that I’m probably telling on myself by mentioning The Twilight Zone. But here goes. Monday morning I felt like I was in an episode of the television series. More...

Religion

Be it ever so humble there is no place like home

I t is a tradition with us that we begin any trip of more than a day or two with a clean vehicle. That means that our much neglected 4Runner is receiving special attention this week in preparation for our trip to Red Lodge, Mont. More...

Thomasville Baptist to host Marvelous Mondays

Thomasville Baptist Church will host Marvelous Mondays in September. Bro. Michael Scarborough, along with the TBC Celebration Choir, will be leading the music for each service. Tom Whitsett, Evangelist, will be the guest speaker Sunday, Sept. More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Dickinson Baptist to host fifth Saturday singing The Dickinson Baptist Church will host its fifth Saturday singing Aug. 30 at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend. More...

Sports

Thomasville opens season with victory over Sweet Water

The Thomasville High Tigers football team built an 18-6 halftime lead against the Sweet Water High Bulldogs Aug. 22 in the season opener. THS was able to hold onto that lead in a second half largely dominated by defense. More...

THS again travels to Demopolis

For the second year in a row, the Thomasville High School Tigers football team will travel to play a tough Demopolis High team. Last season, mistakes on special teams put THS in a hole early that it couldn’t get out of. More...

Marengo tested in jamboree

Marengo High traveled to Linden Friday to participate in a jamboree game against Linden and Southern Choctaw. Marengo won 8-0 in its half against Southern Choctaw, but lost 28-18 against Linden. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Burge

Helen Gray Burge, 84, a retired garment inspector of Jackson, died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 at her home. She was born Jan. 18, 1930 in Sunny South and was a member of Uniontown Baptist Church. More...

Luker

Kenneth Wayne Luker, 49, a log truck driver of Magnolia, died Monday, Aug. 18, 2014 at his home. He was born Sept. 22, 1964 in Marengo County. More...

Sheffield

Margaret Kathryn Sheffield, 92, of Birmingham died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 at Brookwood Medical Center. She was born April 6, 1922 in Pine Hill. She attended Draughon’s Business School and was a former clerk with the U. S. More...