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April 23, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

“Yellow Watermelon” leads off slate of cultural events

“A Yellow Watermelon” will lead off the next slate of artistic and cultural events at the Thomasville Civic Center.  More...

Libraries to produce joint newsletter

Librarians Betsy West, Debra Grayson, and Gina Wilson are working together to produce a joint, monthly newsletter to be called The Clarke County Literary Newsletter. More...

Dean to perform in “The Glass Menagerie”

Thomasville native Karen Dean is stepping back onto the stage to take a starring role in “The Glass Menagerie,” a play by Tennessee Wiliams.  The play will be performed by the Canebrake Players in the old school house theater on Main More...

Special Sections

Editorials

An early look at potential candidates for governor

On a picture perfect sunny January day Governor Robert Bentley was sworn in for his second term as governor, along with all of the other constitutional state officeholders. Taking their oath of office on the same day were Lt. Gov. More...

Political Cartoon

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The 60s seem a long way away today

The sixties seem a long way away when you consider that it was fifty years ago, but the memories are fresh. The life we lived then was much the same life our parents and grandparents lived with one major difference – technology. More...

School

Thomasville schools Geek Squad

21st Century Kids prepared with problem-solving, critical thinking, and creativity

The Geek Squad began the same year that the Thomasville City School District implemented the T-Slate One-To-One laptop computer program for middle school students. More...

Geek Squad member dossiers

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Thomasville High’s FBLA members recognized at State Leadership Conference

Approximately 1,912 students and teachers travelled to the Birmingham- Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC) to attend the 64th Annual Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) State Leadership Conference, April 16-17.  More...

For The Record

Property deeds listed

April 10-15  Annie Lou Downey- Other to Annie Lou Downey.  Ralph H. Zepp-Other to Ralph H. Zepp.  Mary Z. Barbston to Ralph H. Zepp.  Edward Bradford to Bradford Brothers LLC.  Floyd J. More...

Thomasville Police Department report

The Thomasville Police Department filed the following charges during the week ending April 19:  More...

Clarke County Sheriff’s report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of April 14-21 include:  Derrica Lasha Johnson, 26, possession of a controlled substance, $7,500 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Blankenship

Stephen Lee Blankenship, 40, of Cottondale, died April 14, 2015 at DCH Regional Medical Center. He was born Feb. 21, 1975 in Demopolis. He was employed with Warrior Tractor Company and a member of Thomasville Church of Christ.  More...

Glaskowsky

Elizabeth Pope Glaskowsky, 91, of Denton, Texas, died April 9, 2015. She was born on Jan. 13, 1924 in Surginer to Hubert Collins Pope and Amanda Elizabeth Alston.  More...

Hill

Polly Hasty Hill, 91, a native of Marengo County, died April 12, 2015. More...

Famed painter had connection to T’ville area

Alabama fourth graders have visited the state capitol in Montgomery and seen the huge murals in the rotunda depicting Alabama’s history, but they may not know the painter. More...

Day of Prayer is May 7

Pastors at several of Thomasville’s churches gathered this week to organize Thomasville’s participation in the National Day of Prayer.  The event will take place at 7 a.m. More...

Legislation tackles feral hog problem

For the past two years, the Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) Division has adjusted its regulations to try to empower landowners and lease holders in their battle against the scourge of feral hogs. More...

Pepper Jelly festival Saturday in Thomaston

Thomaston’s annual Pepper Jelly Festival will be Saturday, April 25. This family-friendly event will be held on the grounds of the Old Marengo County High School and home of the Alabama Rural Heritage Center.  More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

‘For the Love of Art’ fundraiser set for May 2   The Grove Hill Arts Council announces their spring event “For the Love of Art” May 2 from 6-9 p.m. at Studio 122. More...

People

Going ape over bananas

Monday night I made some Cream Cheese Banana Nut Bread. While it was cooking, I thought about holding my oven at gun point and demanding that it give me the bread.  My house smelled like heaven. More...

Honoring a special lady

My friend and colleague, Renee Campbell, refers to my column as a “rant,” and I guess she is right. More...

Hudson-Skipper plan May 16 wedding

Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Hudson, Jr. More...

Religion

Time for a new phase in life’s journey

Peggy and I have nothing but love and affection for the members of Deatsville Baptist Church, and the past two years and seven months have been a most enjoyable time in our ministry, but after prayer and soul searching we have come to the decision th More...

Mental Conditioning

Did you know that when you allow someone else’s words or actions to upset you, you’re allowing them to control you?  More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Dunning Cemetery to conduct Decoration Day   Dunning Cemetery Decoration will be conducted April 26 at 11 a.m.  Donations for the upkeep of the cemetery will also be taken at that time.  Donations may also be mailed to Jimmie E. More...

Sports

Tigers out of playoffs

The Thomasville High School Tigers baseball team lost two straight games, 10- 0 and 4-2, Monday night, to the Trinity Presbyterian School Wildcats in the first round of the state playoffs.  The games were played at the THS field and ended the se More...

THS softball opens area tourney against Monroe

The Thomasville High School Lady Tigers softball team will play the Monroe County High Lady Tigers at 3 p.m. on April 29 in Grove Hill to begin the Class 4A, Area 3 tournament.  The tournament will be held April 29 and 30. More...

Thomasville’s soccer seniors honored

Three seniors were honored by the new Thomasville High School Tigers soccer program Monday night at Anderson Field.  Kyle Davidson, Edward Duong and Kevin Le were recognized before the home game with UMS-Wright. More...