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February 12, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

MLK project to get started

The Alabama Department of Transportation has selected the low bidder for work on the Martin Luther King Street project.  Lewis Environmental was the low bidder and was selected to be the contractor for the work.  More...

Community garden project planned

Plans are being formed now for a community garden. More...

T’ville residents warned about scam

The Thomasville Alabama Chamber of Commerce made a community announcement Wednesday that people in the community are receiving unsolicited calls from people claiming there is something wrong with the person’s computer.  This is the warning More...

Sheriff getting new trucks

The Clarke County Commission voted Tuesday to lease three new two-wheel-drive and two new four-wheel-drive trucks from the state bid for the Sheriff’s Department.  However, Sheriff Ray Norris had recommended the lease of five new fourwheel More...

BB guns used in robbery

An 18-year-old Jackson man and four juveniles have been arrested and charged with stealing a minimal amount of money at gunpoint from an individual at the Grove Hill Senior Citizen Center.  Grove Hill police officers responded to a call at the c More...

Gas up almost a dime

Average retail gasoline prices in Alabama rose 9.1 cents per gallon last week, averaging $2.00/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 3,348 gas outlets in Alabama. More...

Special Sections

Editorials

Talking about great southern writers

What is so magical about the South? Why do we have so many good writers? I have been asking myself these questions while reading two very good Southern books. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Federal intervention in Alabama is avoidable

As the legislature and governor prepare for the upcoming initial legislative session of the quadrennium, they are facing ominous and obvious problems. More...

School

SWHS Robotics Team finishes 7th in Southeast region

The Sweet Water High School Robotics Team also known as SWAT (Sweet Water Advanced Technology) had great success this year. More...

Career Tech class helps student decide on future profession

Isaac Vasquez is a junior in the THS COOP program, who works at Walgreen's. More...

F.S. Ervin announces honor roll

F.S. Ervin recently announced its honor roll for the second nine weeks as follows:   First Grade  All A’s: Ja’Cody Allen, Christephen Johnson, Jordan Packer, Ja’Terianna Smith, Jaydah Taylor and Empriss Williams  More...

Sports

Surprise! New study shows a lot more red snapper in Gulf

Thankfully, a new red snapper stock assessment has confirmed what Alabama anglers and fisheries managers have said for a long time: There are a lot more red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico than previous assessments indicated.  Whether that change More...

Basketball seasons end for Tigers, Lady Tigers

For the second year-in-a row, the Thomasville High School varsity boys’ basketball team was knocked out of the state playoffs in the first game of the Class 4A, Area 3 tournament.  The Clarke County High School Bulldogs defeated THS 48-42 More...

THS opens against 5A Demopolis

The opening week of the 2015 Thomasville High School baseball season will feature two home games against 5A area champion Demopolis Feb. 16, and a very capable Mobile Christian team Feb. 17. More...

Hospital project agreement finalized

Little by little, Thomasville’s hospital is inching closer to becoming a reality. More...

Five juveniles arrested in case of car break-ins

Five juveniles were arrested this week in connection to a pair of car break-ins in Thomasville. Two vehicles were entered late Friday night or early Saturday morning and four guns were stolen out of those vehicles, according to lawmen.  More...

Arctic blast expected

The National Weather Service in Birmingham, is forecasting several blasts of arctic air to roll through Alabama late this week and into the weekend. After a few unseasonably warm days, the winter chill is set to come back.  More...

Courthouse repairs OK’d

The Clarke County Commission approved Tuesday necessary repairs in the County Courthouse.  Electrical wiring in the Revenue Department must be updated and currently is a fire hazard, Rush said. More...

Why Relay: Scott Lewis

The annual Relay for Life event in Thomasville became a very personal thing for Scott Lewis.  “Lewis Pest Control was there at the beginning. My dad was big in it,” Lewis said. More...

Sheriff getting calls about phone scams

The Clarke County Sheriff’s Department has received a lot of calls in reference to scams over the last few weeks. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

THS football banquet rescheduled for Feb. 12   The Thomasville High School football banquet, which was originally scheduled for Jan. 22, will be held at 6 p.m. on Feb. 12 in the Thomasville Baptist Church fellowship hall. Tickets are $10. More...

People

Thomasville Public Library explores different countries

The children in story hour at the Thomasville Public Library are traveling to a different country each month. Betty Zhao from China was the guest speaker in September. More...

Worthwhile Club conducts monthly meeting

The Worthwhile Club met Jan. 14 at the club room. The guest speaker was Rev. Nancy Watson from the Thomasville United Methodist Church. More...

Auxiliary conducts monthly meeting

Dr. Bruce Snow, DPR, OCS, Physical Therapist with Health Actions in Thomasville was the guest speaker at the auxiliary meeting on Feb. 3. Dr. More...

Religion

God wants us to pray for those who are hurting

I always wanted a brother. When my mother would tell us she was going to have a baby I’d pray for a brother, but I was blessed with three sisters. “God works in mysterious ways His wonders to perform.”  More...

Thomasville Baptist partners with 'Champions for Kids' this month

“Champions for Kids” is an organization that seeks to connect people and businesses in communities to help kids in that community. Thomasville Baptist Church is partnering with “Champions for Kids” this month. Feb. More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Pineview Baptist to host wild game feast Feb. 13   Pineview Baptist Church will host a wild game feast “Fins, Fur and Feathers” Friday, Feb. More...

For The Record

Marriage license applications

Darrell James Monghan Jr. and Lakisha Charmain Pritchett.  Blakely Ray Lowery and Melissa Rhea Chancey.  Marriage license applications are just that—applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages.   More...

Property deeds listed

Jan. 29-Feb. More...

Clarke County Sheriff’s report

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

Obituaries - Free Access

Pruitt

Robert Malcom Pruitt, 81, of Thomasville died Monday, Feb. 2, 2015 at his home. He was born Aug. 7, 1933 in Clarke County. He was a retired U.S. Air Force master sergeant and a member of Thomasville Baptist Church.  More...

Smith

Clara V. Smith, 86, of Thomasville died Friday, Feb. 6, 2015 at Mobile Infirmary. She was born March 10, 1928 in Thomasville. More...

DEATH NOTICE

John Cefer Philen, 66, died Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015 at Mobile Infirmary. He was born Nov. More...