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June 11, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Celebrating Windham

Bill Hill talks to attendees of the Kathryn Tucker Windham Museum's celebration of her birthday in the Ala-Tom RC&D building. More...

Murder suspect caught in T'ville

A Montgomery man wanted for murder in a Memorial Day weekend slaying in the capital city was found in Thomasville and arrested June 2.  Reo Shabar Davis had apparently fled to the Cedar Pointe Apartments where he was staying with his girlfriend. More...

Hero Day - Every Hero Has a Story

Kentrell Davis tries out firefighter gear while Thomasville Volunteer firefigter Daniel Kumpula shows what a firefighter looks like when entering a house that is on fire. More...

Hot stuff from the garden

Mark Gerald shows off his pepper harvest from the Thomasville Community Garden. There will be a farmers' market at the garden June 13. More...

Special Sections

Editorials

Making our way through Arizona

On the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend. Melissa Hamilton and I set out on our road trip from Pasadena, Calif. to Thomasville. There was no traffic. In California, whenever people get together, they discuss traffic.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Alabamians are already gambling

As I was walking out of the Statehouse recently someone asked me, “Do you think we will have gambling in Alabama”. My response was simple. We already have gambling, the state just does not derive any revenue from it. More...

School

TSLATE program conducted Thursday

A small audience attended the Thomasville School’s presentation on the TSLATE One to One computing initiative.  School representatives gave presentations on various areas of the program. More...

THS Band announces officers

The Thomasville High School Mighty Tiger Marching Band recently conducted its annual band banquet. More...

Inspire your child to read this summer

Looking for something to keep your child engaged during the summer months? Why not make it a family reading experience! There are many things parents can do to encourage their children to read.  More...

Sports

Tombigbee 18U all-star team

Above: The Tombigbee All-Stars took first place in the USSSA 18U Alabama All- Star Pre-Area 1 South Tournament in Semmes Saturday. More...

Thomasville 15U all-star team

The Thomasville 15U all-star team, front row from left: Cooper Hankins, Austin Jordan, Parker Coopwood, Henry Howard, Addison Powell and Patrick Dunn. More...

Team makes regional tourney

Thomasville defeated Colbert Heights 9-5 in the first game, blanked South Dale 10-0 in the second, but lost to Bay Minette in the final. The team travels next to Ozark to play in the Dixie Boys Regional Tournament June 18-21. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Harvey

Darral F. Harvey, 69, of Jackson, died June 3, 2015 at Mobile Infirmary Medical Center. A retired member of the Alabama National Guard, he owned and operated a delivery service.  More...

Jones

Willie Ray Jones, 65 of Thomasville, died May 28, 2015 at Vaughn Regional Medical Center. He was born March 31, 1950 in Grove Hill. He was a former power company supervisor and a member of the Thomasville Church of Christ.  More...

Mayton

James Edward Mayton, 87, of Thomasville, died June 3, 2015 at his home. He was born Oct. 24 1927 in Aimwell. He was a retired maintenance supervisor with James River Corp. He was a member of 3 Circle Church in Thomasville and a U.S. More...

Day: hospital project still on track

The Thomasville City Council adopted the Clarke County Hazard Mitigation Plan Monday night. “We have the best EMA director bar none,” said Mayor Sheldon Day. More...

Clarke EMA hiring draws criticism

Some county commissioners have expressed concerns about a deputy director for the county’s Emergency Management Agency department being hired at a rate of pay over the stated entrylevel amount.  John Ramsey is the new assistant director. More...

Coffeeville man charged with murder

A Coffeeville man has been arrested and charged with capital murder in the shooting death of a man who lived not far from him.  Ruben Wayne Williams, 54, was found dead on the right of way of Highway 69 a few miles north of Coffeeville between 1 More...

Man shot south of town

The Thomasville Police Department arrested Christian Cole Carpenter of Thomasville and charged him with assault first degree after a shooting incident last Thursday.  Police were called to a residence on Heartland Road, a dead end dirt road off More...

Commissioners discuss community center

The Clarke County Commission heard Monday from the organizer of a May 22 party at the county’s Community Center, housed in the former National Guard armory on Highway 84 West, where Grove Hill Police officers were called out to deal with proble More...

Commission shoots down Coastal Gateway

The Clarke County Commission is considering a $200,000 commitment to the new iSpice plant that is setting up shop in the former New Era Cap building in Jackson.  Jesse Quillen, Jackson’s economic developer, asked for the commitment during More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Library schedule planned for June   The Thomasville Public Library will sponsor a series of free events designed to entertain children every Tuesday in June from 2-3 p.m. at the Bedsole Theater.  More...

People

Andrews-Lewis to wed June 27

Mrs. Perry Lee Andrews announces the engagement of her daughter, Krista Lee, to Rentz Miller Lewis, Sr., son of Alice Miller Lewis of Sweet Water and the late Rentz Simpson Lewis, Sr.  More...

Thomasville Reunion Committee making plans

The Thomasville Reunion Committee is making preparations for the 15th Biennial Thomasville Reunion, which will be Friday, Aug. 21 through Sunday, Aug. 23. More...

Powell places in top 8 in Mobile DYW

Sarah Leighton Powell, a native of Grove Hill, now living in Mobile, placed in the top eight in Mobile County Distinguished Young Women Program.  Participants in this program are recognized for their scholastic, talent, fitness and self expressi More...

Religion

Bible School signals beginning of summer

What signals the beginning of summer? How about Vacation Bible School? All across the South churches of all denominations will be holding VBS this summer, just like they have for longer than any of us can remember. More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Church of God Pentecostal   The Church of God Pentecostal in Dixons Mills has scheduled a youth revival for June 11-12, 7 p.m.  Speakers are Sister Sherunda Poellnitz, Wednesday night; Sister Teressa Rocker Burpo and Minister Mykel Williams More...

Mental Conditioning

If you are going to pursue greatness, if you are going to be a great businessperson, a great teacher, a great parent, a great leader, you have to understand that not everyone is going to cheer you on,  More...

For The Record

RECORDS

Property deeds listed   Dated May 27-June 3  Ronald M. Baggett, to Jeremy Boyette.  George W. Skipper-As Trustee, to Roy G. Cowan.  Kevin Smoker-As Trustee, to Nathan N. Mashburn.  Karen Rossey, to James H. More...

Thomasville Police report

The Thomasville Police Department filed the following charges during the week ending June 7; Watson Rashaad Jones, unlawful breaking and entering a vehicle; juvenile, unlawful breaking and entering a vehicle; juvenile, breaking and entering a vehicle More...

Clarke County Sheriff’s report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of May 26- June 2 include:  Anthony Termail Robinson, 28, probation violation-felony, menacing, failure/refuse to display insurance, two counts negotiating a worthless negotiable inst More...