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March 19, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Swinging into spring

The sun and warm weather returned to southwest Alabama. More...

Music acts taking the stage

Two different performances will take the stage at the Thomasville Civic Center this week.  The first is ‘Play to Win,’ a musical about the man who broke the color barrier in professional baseball, Jackie Robinson.  There will be More...

Special Sections

Editorials

Alabama at least does one thing very well

Inside the Statehouse

Alabama may be in the lower tier of the country in some categories but not when it comes to providing health insurance for children. In that one category we excel. More...

Spring colors after a dreary winter

Front Porch Philosopher

Kiss me, I’m Irish! Happy St Patrick’s Day! Okay, I am part Irish, and that part is happy to be sitting on the porch today. I hear the birds singing and see the sunshine. More...

Looking back to local reports of World War II

March 18, 1982

Today our look to the past goes all the way back to 1942; that troubled period of time when our country was only a few short months into World War II. More...

Religion

CHURCH CALENDAR

Thomasville Methodist to offer weekly Holy Communion and Lunch Series   The Thomasville United Methodist Church will offer weekly Holy Communion during Lent on Wednesdays at 7 a.m. in the sanctuary at 110 Old Hwy. More...

Love is the key in living a Godly lifestyle

Spiritually Speaking

ast month a tomcat, who looked like our cat named Tiger that disappeared five years ago, showed up at our place and made himself at home. More...

Sports

Bulldogs win in Meridian, but lose in Montgomery

The Sweet Water High School Bulldogs varsity baseball team won 7-5 March 9 in a rain-shortened game (5 innings) versus Rankin High School from Mississippi.  Jonah Smith was the winning pitcher (3-1). More...

Lady Tigers go 2-1 in Tombigbee Classic

The Thomasville High School Lady Tigers softball team earned two victories and one defeat in action March 14 during the Tombigbee Classic March 14 at Leroy High.  The Lady Tigers began the day with a 9-6 victory over Monroe County.  Lauren More...

Lady Bulldogs take second place in Leroy

The Sweet Water High School Lady Dawgs softball team earned second place in games played March 14 at Leroy High as part of the rain-shortened Tombigbee Classic.  Sweet Water began the day with a 2-0 victory over the Robertsdale High Lady Bears.& More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Anderson

Raymond “Ray” Clayton Anderson, Jr., 66, of Sweet Water, died March 13, 2015 at his home. He was born June 5, 1948 in Sweet Water. He was formerly a collector for a furniture store and a member of Sweet Water Baptist Church.  More...

Etheridge

James Bradford- Lee “Rad” Etheridge, two months, of Linden died March 12, 2015. He was born Jan. More...

Etheridge

Hazel Lassiter Etheridge, 74, of Linden died March 12, 2015 at her home. She was born Aug. 20, 1940 in Sweet Water. She was a homemaker and a member of Forest Hill Baptist Church.  More...

Hospital groundbreaking set

The official groundbreaking for the Thomasville Regional Medical Center will be March 28 at 10 a.m.  The groundbreaking site will be at the South Thomasville Industrial Park.  The groundbreaking was reported in last week’s issue of Th More...

Boys and Girls Club on the mend

The rejuvenated Boys and Girls Club of Southwest Alabama will be celebrating National Boys and Girls Club Week next week.  Club director Dena LeNoir said more than 80 children are members of the club and taking part in after-school activities. More...

T’ville area “abnormally dry”

It has been a cold, dreary winter here in southwest Alabama, but as of the end of February, some might find a surprise in the data.  More...

E-911 board discusses “Active 911” program

The Clarke County Commission, acting as the county E-911 Board, again discussed last week an “Active 911” software program during its monthly meeting. More...

Calendar

Voice for the Animals Campaign 5K/1 mile fun run set for March 21

The Town of Fulton will host its 8th annual Voice for the Animals Campaign 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run Saturday, March 21 at 8:30 a.m. in downtown Fulton.  Adults are $15 if registered by Feb. 28 and $20 on race day. More...

Fish fry at South Marengo Fire and Rescue Squad Hall

The South Marengo County Fire and Rescue Squad will conduct a fish fry on April 4 at the South Marengo Squad Hall, Coxheath on Hwy. 10 at mile marker 36.5.  Plates will contain fish, hush puppies, baked beans, coleslaw and cake. More...

Arbor Day Foundation offers 10 free Dogwoods

The Arbor Day Foundation will offer 10 free white flowering dogwood trees to anyone joining the foundation during March.  More...

People

Henson-Bradford to marry April 25

Jennifer LeAnn Henson and Benjamin Seth Bradford, both of Thomasville, are pleased to announce their engagement.  Miss Henson is the daughter of Jacque Henson of Chilton and the late John Henson, Jr. More...

Wedding plans announced for Sheffield-Conner

Mr. and Mrs. Larry Sheffield of Thomasville announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Amanda Brooke, to James Brian Conner.  Mr. More...

Austin named .Employee of the Week'

The Work-Based Learning Program at Thomasville High School announces that Quatez Austin, left, has been selected as the "Employee of the Week". The "Employer of the Week" is Vanessa Stubbs of Thomasville Health Care and Rehabilitation Center.   More...

School

Kyarra Hosea named to International Dean’s List

Kyarra Nikole Hosea of Sweet Water has been honored with membership into the International Dean’s List Society for exemplary academic performance at the University of Alabama. More...

ASCC Phi Theta Kappa members honored at regional convention

Officers and advisors from Alabama Southern Community College’s Phi Upsilon Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honors Society attended the regional convention at Calhoun Community College in Tanner on March 7.  More...

Newton honored by State Department of Education for school spirit

THS cafeteria manager, Denise Newton, was recently featured in the Alabama Department of Education CNP newsletter. Newton was recognized for her school spirit bulletin boards that feature THS athletes in all sports. More...

For The Record

Property deeds listed

March 5-11  Mattie Lee Perine, to Henry Lee Perine Jr.  Henry Lee Perine Jr., to Henry Lee Perine Jr.  Jimmy Ray Wallace, to Willie Alton Motes.  Gena M. Overstreet, to Rodger Reynolds Hare.  William H. More...

Thomasville Police report

The Thomasville Police Department filed the following charges during the week ending March 15: Vesta Janiquea Cox – assault with deadly weapon (warrant) for County of Los Angeles, Calif.; Janina Tyechia Cowan – theft of property second de More...

Clarke County Sheriff’s report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of March 10- 17 include:  George Franklin Reynolds III, 29, probation revocation, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept.  Roland Dale Cunningham, 39, cruelty to animals, More...