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February 19, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

KidCheck donations needed for volunteers

KidCheck Plus is again offering free health screenings to middle and high school students on Tuesday, March 3. from 8 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. More...

Why Relay: Vicky Johnson

One of the common threads among those who are most involved and passionate about Relay for Life, is that their lives have been touched by cancer.  Vicky Johnson is no exception. More...

Gas prices on the rise

Average retail gasoline prices in Alabama have risen 5.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.06/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 3,348 gas outlets in Alabama. More...

Congressional Gold Medal proposed for Selma marchers

U.S. Senators Jeff Sessions (R-AL) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) introduced legislation to award the Congressional Gold Medal, the nation’s highest civilian honor, to participants of the 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama:  More...

Former NYT editor to speak

Former New York Times Editor Howell Raines, Judson College Artist-in-Residence Billy Jean Young, University of South Alabama Writer-in- Residence Frye Gaillard and Selma native and Georgia State Assistant Professor Maurice Hobson will discuss “ More...

Special Sections

Editorials

Don’t be in such a rush to get married

I read in the paper where Clarke County is no longer issuing marriage licenses. This is in response to the Supreme Court’s ruling on gay marriage. Personally, from my experience, they are doing everybody a favor. I married far too young. More...

Political Cartoon

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Chickens have come home to roost

The legislature and the governor are preparing for the first Regular Session of the quadrennium. The Session will begin March 3.  More...

Religion

A beautiful Monarch has escaped its cocoon

Word came to me this morning, February 16, 2015, that Thelma McGhee, one of our church family, had gone to be with Jesus.  Ms. Thelma’s Sunday school teacher brought me the message. More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Grace Chapel to host singing   Grace Chapel Church of Coffeeville will host a congregational singing Saturday, Feb. 21 at 6:30 p.m. led by Donald Jackson.  Bro. Sonny Hoven is pastor and everyone is invited to attend.  New Hope No. More...

Mental Conditioning

The ability to show up every day and do what no one else is willing to do, that comes from the Champion inside you.  More...

For The Record

Marriage license applications

James Adam Reid and Leigha Blaire Steinberg.  Marriage license applications are just that—applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages.   More...

Property deeds listed

Feb. 5-12  Robert Taylor to Darrell L. Gregson.  The Bank of New York Mellon to Orangeburg County Land Company LLC.  Ernest L. Brown Jr. to IRA Innovations LLC.  Rheba B. McNeely to Charles R. Brown.  Marrion A. More...

TPD report

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

Obituaries - Free Access

George

Ellis “Buddy” George, 82, died Friday, Feb. 13, 2015 at his home in Thomasville. He was born May 3, 1932 and was a member of Miles Chapel CME Church.  More...

Ott

Julia Ellen Ott, 85, of Mobile died Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015 at Little Sisters of The Poor Nursing Home. She was born Nov. 18, 1929 in Uniontown. She was a retired licensed practical nurse and member of Sage Avenue Baptist Church.  More...

DEATH NOTICE

Bouler

R.B. Bouler, 87, died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015 in Demopolis. He was born June 7, 1927.  He is survived by his daughter, W. Diane Baliem of Mobile.  Funeral services were Feb. 10 at Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church. More...

State’s ACT Plan test scores revised

Students statewide receive 10 percent bump

The Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) has issued a statement to all city and county public school superintendents concerning the posted test results of the 10th Grade ACT Plan assessment given last year.  More...

Golden Dragon union certified

The National Labor Relations Board certified the union vote at Gold Dragon earlier this month.  Employees voted in November by a margin of one vote to form a union at the Chinese copper tubing plant. More...

Ageless love

The nutrition center named Sam and Grace Oliver of Thomasville as the Valentine king and queen for 2015. More...

Gardening workshop tonight

The Clarke County Alabama Cooperative Extension is hosting a Spring Vegetable Gardening and Seed Starting Workshop Thursday, Feb. 19 at the Grove Hill Senior Center beginning at 6 p.m.  More...

Former Times editor named president of APA

Tommy McGraw, publisher of the Sumter County Record-Journal and Moundville Times, has been elected president of the Alabama Press Association.  McGraw succeeds Mike Marshall, who became chairman of the board.  More...

$200,000 for municipalities

The municipalities of Grove Hill, Jackson and Thomasville will each get about $200,000, perhaps more, from Clarke-Mobile Counties Gas District, it was discussed at Tuesday’s board meeting in Jackson of the natural gas utility.  More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

THS Soccer to host yard sale fundraiser   The Thomasville High School Soccer team will host its first annual yard sale fundraiser on the THS lawn, Saturday, March 7 from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.  More...

People

Powell-Sellers united in marriage

Chelsea Seller sand J D Powell, Jr. are happy to announce they were joined in matrimony in a private ceremony on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, on the island of St. Lucia in the Bahamas. After a honeymoon in St. More...

Newton receives 50-year pin from Oliver Lodge

The Oliver Lodge No. 334 of Thomasville recently presented Jimmy L. Newton with a 50-year service pin. From left are Mack Harris, Worshipful Master of Oliver Lodge No. More...

Dixon shares book with children at library

Alberta Dixon, RSVP Volunteer shares the newly donated book, “100 African-Americans Who Shaped History”, by Chrisanne Beckner, to the K-4th graders attending story time at the Thomasville More...

School

Career Tech class helps student decide to be a teacher

When Robby Ellen Williams did an internship in Mrs. Ramsey’s Special ED class, she discovered what she wanted to do for the rest of her life: teach special education. More...

SWHS announces top five seniors

The top five seniors were recently announced at Sweet Water High School. More...

Career Tech class helps student on the job

Shakira Hosea is a junior at Thomasville High School, who enjoys singing, dancing, and reading. Her parents are Dwayne and Loiethia Hosea.  More...

Sports

Thomasville soccer kicks off first season

The home opener for the new Thomasville High School Tigers soccer team will be held Saturday, Feb. More...

THS football team honored at annual awards banquet

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Haskew’s 16-point

DJ Haskew, 14 years old of Liberty, killed this 16-point the last day of hunting season while hunting in his Paw Paw’s oak patch in the Liberty Community. The buck weighed 163 pounds. More...