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May 7, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

United Way announces local giving plans

United Way of Southwest Alabama’s (UWSWA) Board of Trustees recently approved investing more than $47,000 annually in 2016 and 2017 to support local programs and services in Clarke County that address key issues in the areas of health, educatio More...

First US Bank cuts ribbon on new lobby

First US Bank in Thomasville and the Thomasville Alabama Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday morning at its main office to celebrate the opening of its new lobby and teller l More...

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Editorials

State GOP should take case seriously

There is an ominous cloud hanging over this legislative session. Last year the U.S. Supreme Court surprisingly agreed to hear a Hail Mary complaint filed by the black legislative caucus over the 2014 redistricting plan.  More...

Saying something nice about the police

I am delighted to be able to say something nice about our police department here in Thomasville. Last week, just as I got off to sleep, my doorbell rang. I asked who it was and a young officer identified himself as Thomasville Police Department. More...

Bees have moved in at the house

May 2, 1951  A swarm of bees has moved into the attic of my house. People who have never had a bee-hive right in their own home can’t realize how blessed they are.  More...

School

THS career and technical education student wins scholarship

Jamerial Stallworth, a senior at Thomasville High School, has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the National Technical Honor Society.  Stallworth was one of 175 outstanding students to receive a $1000 Jon H. More...

Norwood named Intern of the Week

The Work Based Learning Program at Thomasville High School has announced that Chyneshia Norwood, right, has been selected as the "Intern of the Week". More...

Thomasville Elementary School to register kindergarten May 8

Thomasville Elementary School’s kindergarten registration for the 2015-2016 school year will be Friday, May 8 from 8 a.m. More...

Sports

Lady Tigers begin state regional play Thursday

The Thomasville High School Lady Tigers softball team were runners-up in the Class 4A, Area 3 tournament April 30 in Grove Hill.  THS lost 8-3 to the Clarke County High School Lady Bulldogs.  Jessika Newberry was the losing pitcher.  H More...

Hankins sees growth in spring practice

The second week of spring training for the 2015 edition of the Thomasville High School Tigers football team began Monday.  The team is working three days each week. More...

THS track team completes first season

The Thomasville High School track team recently completed its first season.  The program got off to a late start, said head coach Brad Elam. “We had to order all new practice equipment and uniforms,” he said. More...

Tube business still being hurt by dumping

The implementation of antidumping tariffs against countries importing below-market oil country tubular goods hasn’t yet helped American manufacturers of the tubing used in domestic oil drilling.  Mayor Sheldon Day spent part of last week i More...

Boys and Girls Club sponsors Triple Play 5K

The Boys and Girls Club of Southwest Alabama will be hosting its inaugural race, the Triple Play 5K, May 30.  The race came about as an idea born by the Club’s new running club, said director Dena LeNoir. More...

Thomasville’s community garden opens

The Thomasville Alabama Chamber of Commerce hosted the ribbon-cutting ceremony for Thomasville's new community garden. More...

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Flying Bricks looking to add new members   The Flying Bricks Community Band is conducting rehearsals on Mondays at 7 p.m. in the band room at Thomasville High School.  More...

People

Duke joins FUSB

Lee Duke has recently joined First US Bank as Senior Vice President/ Commercial Banking at the its West Front Street office in Thomasville. Duke joins the bank with extensive experience in the retail and financial industry.  More...

‘Mom of the Year’ is inspiration for most

My column a few weeks back dealt with child abuse. I was, and still am, adamantly opposed to child abuse, but I don’t really understand why some have taken to social media in recent days slamming the actions of Baltimore mom, Toya Graham.  More...

Johnson named Employee of the Week

The Thomasville High School Work-Based Learning Program has announced that Mikayla Johnson, right, has been selected as the "Employee of the Week". More...

Religion

Fate of ducks teaches penalty of sin lesson

Several weeks ago, I wrote that five domestic ducks had suddenly appeared at our house on the lake, and we had no idea where they had come from.  The ducks had only been with us a few days when I wrote about their arrival, and I was a little neg More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

National Day of Prayer May 7 at Pine Hill City Hall   National Day of Prayer activities are scheduled for Thursday, May 7 at 12 noon at Pine Hill City Hall.  The theme for this year’s event is “Lord, Hear our Cry.”  E More...

Promised Land to perform at Aimwell

Promised Land will be in concert at Aimwell Baptist Church, May 16 at 6 p.m.  Promised Land is a vocal group of men based in Fosters who blend Southern Gospel with a touch of contemporary.  A special love offering will be taken for the grou More...

For The Record

RECORDS

Property deeds listed

April 24-April 30   John Brian Matherson to Shannon Swinehart.  Bellsouth Telecommunications LLC to Robert J. Kennedy.  Timothy W. Bates to Karl S. Wright.  Garrett B. More...

Thomasville Police Department report

The Thomasville Police Department filed the following charges during the week ending May 3:  More...

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Obituaries - Free Access

Creighton

Mary Sue Creighton, 76 of Jackson, died May 1, 2015 at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital. She was born Nov. 13, 1938 in Fulton. More...

Dooley

Thomas Leroy Dooley, 66, of Lower Peach Tree, died May 1, 2015 at Thomasville Health Care and Rehabilitation Center. He was born July 31, 1948 in Crawford County, Pa. He was a former shipyard maintenance worker and member of Mt. More...

Lombardi

Doris F. Lombardi, 73, of Canastota, N.Y. died May 2, 2015 at the Oneida Healthcare Extended Care Facility where she has been a patient since February 26, 2015.  More...