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March 12, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

State legislature working on alcohol bills

Bills to correct the constitutionality of a law passed in 2009 allowing small Alabama municipalities to enact alcohol sales are moving through both the state House and Senate. The House passed the two bills Tuesday. More...

Special Sections

Editorials

Reading about drunk hogs a nice diversion

March 11, 1964

Sometimes I know we all get tired of reading about Vietnam, LBJ, Lady Bird, sitdowns, sit-ins, wadeins, plane crashes, murder, graft and corruption. So it is refreshing when something different comes along. Like last week. More...

What happened to the prom?

Now granted, prior to last Friday night, it had been about 25 years since I last attended a prom, but in what year did they decide it would be a good idea to have their mamas and daddies at the prom with them? More...

Surgery is not for the worrier

Surgery is not for the meek, mild, timid nor the worrier. I'm probably a little bit of the first three. And a whole lot of the fourth. I remember reading one of those cards you used to see, that gave the origin and the meaning of your name. More...

Religion

CHURCH CALENDAR

Amazing Grace Deliverance to host youth revival   Amazing Grace Deliverance Church will host a youth revival and youth explosion Thursday, March 12 through Sunday, March 15.  Thursday, March 12 services will begin at 7 p.m. More...

What the Bible has to say about God’s goodness

Where in the Bible does it say “God is good, yes He is, He is good all the time?” I could not find it, but I can tell you that the statement is true. More...

‘Beautifully Rooted’ women’s conference April 18 in Jackson

The Women’s Ministry of First Baptist Church Jackson announces their upcoming “Beautifully Rooted Women’s Conference” Saturday, April 18th, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  More...

Sports

THS soccer defeats Sipsey

The Thomasville High School Tigers varsity soccer team went 2-1 in games last week.  THS won 5-2 March 3 in a home game against Sipsey Valley.  Darrion Nevils had 3 goals, and Pascal Mettcher had 1 goal and 2 assists. More...

THS baseball continues its winning ways

The Thomasville High Tigers varsity baseball team won all 4 games last week in commanding fashion.  THS defeated county rival, the Jackson High Aggies, 11- 5 March 3 on the road.  Reid Thompson was the winning pitcher. More...

Correction

Jacob Bradford won 1st runner-up in kumite and kata in his division during the 2014 Mississippi Karate Association tournament season. He was left out of a photo caption. We apologize for the error. Congratulations Jacob.   More...

T’ville residents hopeful, but have doubts about hospital project

When the City of Thomasville, Thomasville Health Care Authority and the development group called Thomasville Regional Medical Center LLC signed a project agreement to build a new hospital, it was front page news.  More...

Making cultural connections

The Confucius Institute at Troy University put on an educational show for the public at the Thomasville Civic Center Thursday with a celebration of Chinese New Year. The Chinese New Year was on Feb. 19.   More...

Hospital tax ordinance read

The Thomasville City Council heard a proposed tax ordinance for its first reading Monday night. The ordinance will replace two existing sales tax ordinances. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

‘Starting a Business from Scratch’ class set for March   The Jackson Chamber of Commerce and Women’s Business Center of Rural Alabama will sponsor “Starting a Business from Scratch” at 5:30 p.m. More...

People

SWAMC welcomes new member and special guest

The Southwest Alabama Medical Center (SWAMC) auxiliary conducted its February meeting at The Hill House. Audrey Evans, Sandra Crow, Linda Vice and Darlene Megginson provided refreshments and decorated with a St. Patrick’s Day theme. More...

Gates named .Employee of the Week'

The Work-Based Learning Program at Thomasville High School is pleased to announce that Sara Gates, right, has been selected as the "Employee of the Week". The "Employer of the Week" is Wilson & Drinkard Law Firm. More...

Worthwhile Club conducts February meeting

The Worthwhile Club met Feb. 11 at the clubroom. Guest speaker for the metting was Jim O'Bryant of O'Bryant Chapel. Hostesses for the meeting were Nancy Burge, Laurelle Stoudenmire and Bainor Sheehan.   More...

School

Corgill defends Common Core standards

Thomasville native and Alabama’s Teacher of the Year, Ann Marie Corgill, wrote an open letter to State Sen. More...

TES second grade takes virtual science field trip with real scientist

Thomasville Elementary School second graders recently took a virtual field trip with a real scientist from Ann Arbor, Mich. The goal of the experience was to learn about the properties of matter: solids, liquids, and gases. More...

THS student works to find cure for cancer

For THS junior, Kayren Tucker, raising money for Relay of Life has a special meaning this year. Her grandfather, John Smith, has cancer, and she hopes that some of the money she raises will help to find a cure.  More...

For The Record

Property deeds listed

Feb. 26-March 4  Jessica Harvell, to Dennis R. Gray.  Janet McLean, to Raymond A. Criswell Jr.  Timothy W. Bates, to Cristina Ann Lawson.  Lorrie C. Marsh-Other, to James M. More...

Thomasville Police Department report

The Thomasville Police Department filed the following charges during the week ending March 8; Doris Ann Agee – burglary third degree; Freddie Jones – burglary third degree; Johnny Dahl Hazelwood – driving with license suspended; Tia More...

Clarke County Sheriff’s report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of March 3-9 include:  Kimberly McKenzie, 26, five counts possession of forged instrument second degree, contempt of court, probation violation-felony, $39,128 bond, arrested by Clark More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Agee

Ralph Gayron Agee, 61, of Needham, died March 3, 2015 at Mobile Infirmary in Mobile.  He is survived by his wife, Brenda Agee of Needham; his mother, Edna Agee of Talahatta Springs; a brother, Jackie Agee of Thomasville; a sister Mary Ann (Rayfo More...

Kelley

Ralph Mac Kelley, 84, of Thomasville died March 1, 2015 at Thomasville Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center. He was born Dec. 10, 1930 in Sandflat. He was a retired millwright and a member of Springfield Methodist Protestant Church.  More...

Overton

Raymond Harold Overton, Sr., 75, of Thomasville died March 6, 2015 at Thomasville Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center. He was born June 2, 1939 in Peacock. He was a retired millwright.  More...