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July 9, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Should it come down?

The Thomasville Times this week asked its readers about the confederate flag.  On thethomasvilletimes.com we asked the following question: Do you agree or disagree with efforts to remove flags related to the Confederacy (battle flag or national More...

AG Strange supports tax exempt status for churches

Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange signed a letter along with Attorneys General from 14 other states to congressional leaders to protect the tax exempt status of religious organizations following the Supreme Court’s decision in the case of More...

Fewer traffic fatalities over 2015 holiday

During the Fourth of July holiday travel period, which began at 12:01 a.m. Friday, July 3, and ran through midnight Sunday, July 5, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) investigated four traffic fatalities and three boating fatalities.  More...

Discrimination lawsuit against Wal-Mart moves forward

The Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals Wednesday over-turned a Tennessee federal district court ruling, thereby allowing plaintiffs in a gender discrimination regional class action to initiate their suit against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. More...

Special Sections

People

Arts raffle winner

Grove Hill Arts Center's raffle winner was Ms. Darlene Arnold. Arnold won an original painting by Irma Brady. Grove Hill Arts Council extends thanks to everyone who purchased tickets. More...

Newsomes to celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

Family and friends of Johnnie and Voncile Newsome request your presence at the celebration of the couple's 50th wedding anniversary. They were married July 23, 1965. More...

Thanks to all who supported the 5-K run

On behalf of the children, staff and myself here at the Boys and Girls Club. I would like to extend a very heartfelt “Thank You” to the following businesses and individuals who supported our 1st annual 5-k run on May 30, 2015. More...

Religion

CHURCH CALENDAR

Williams Temple to honor pastor and first family   Williams Temple CME Church will honor its pastor and first family Sunday, July 12 at 11 a.m.  Dr. More...

Sports

Thomasville 17U team headed to state

The Thomasville 17U allstar team finished first in the Dixie Youth Region 4 tournament played in Selma June 23-25.  The team will go to Ozark and compete in the state tournament in Eagle Stadium. Play starts Thursday.  More...

Tombigbee softballers win in Loxley

The Tombigbee All-Stars won the USSSA Area South 18U All-Star Championship played in Loxley. More...

‘Accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative’

I have expressed the hope to become better at noticing things, but there is a danger in being a noticer.  There are probably several, but I have only noticed the one thus far. I refer to the danger of noticing the wrong things. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Creer

Roger Lee Creer, 48, passed away June 19, 2015 in Tuscaloosa.  He was born May 1, 1967. He was employed with Mercedes. He joined Mt. Nebo Baptist Church in Carlton and accepted Christ at an early age.  More...

Hill

Jasper Donald Hill, 79, passed away May 26, 2015 at his home in Thomasville.  He was born June 12, 1935 in Marengo County. He was a retired employee for the City of Thomasville Water Department, working with them for 43 years. More...

Morrisette

Neaomi Pouncy Morrisette, 82, died June 29, 2015, at her residence in Thomasville surrounded by her family.  Neaomi was born on Sept. 25, 1932 and was a native of Thomasville.  More...

Still smokin’ after all these years

Thomasville Mayor Sheldon Day (foreground) and other volunteers smoke chickens and pork butts for the annual American Legion July 4 barbecue Saturday. More...

Pine Hill man caught after chase

A Pine Hill man is in custody after leading authorities from three departments on a high-speed chase.  Robert Dunn, 29, of Pine Hill, was booked on July 2 for attempting to elude, reckless endangerment and driving under the influence.  He i More...

Tucker’s crazy about her chickens

Erma Bombeck once said that if you can't make it better, you should laugh at it. That's just what Lisa Tucker does. More...

Man survives jump from Folsom Bridge

A man jumped off the James Folsom Bridge into the Tombigbee River at Coffeeville Tuesday and survived.  It is at least 100 feet to the river from the Highway 84 bridge.  Cory Nichols of Thomasville was conscious but appeared to be hurt when More...

RockTenn, MeadWestvaco merger complete

WestRock Company (NYSE:WRK) today announced that it has begun operations following the completion of the combination of MeadWestvaco Corporation and RockTenn Company. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Deadline nears for Leadership Clarke County   July 10 is the deadline for applications to participate in the 2016 class of Leadership Clarke County.  More...

Editorials

Political Cartoon

Full Story

It starts at the grass roots level

The community garden is looking beautiful in downtown Thomasville. Amy Prescott, the Chamber Director, told me that some of the people in the apartments right next to the garden have plots in it.  More...

Raiding education budget not the answer

As the legislative session was winding down, it was obvious no solution was going to be found for the beleaguered General Fund Budget. The Governor’s $541 million tax increase proposal had been ignored. More...

School

2015-2016 THS Language Arts Independent Reading List

Ninth Grade English   English 9  “A Separate Peace” (Knowles) due second full week of the semester  Advanced English  “A Separate Peace” (Knowles) due second full week of the semester  More...

‘Part of our Family’

When times are good, we celebrate our successes with family! When times get tough, we turn to family for support and encouragement. More...

TCS Dates to Remember

August 5: Institute/ Professional Development Day August 6: Professional Development Day for Teachers August 7: Professional Development Day for Teachers August 10: Students Report to School   More...

For The Record

RECORDS

Property deeds listed  June 25 - July 1   RBM Enterprises LLC, to Minnie P. Sheffield.  James S. Stoker Jr., to Daniel A. Bowman.  Charles J. Davis, to Peyton Baugh.  Ronald L. Chancey, to Bradley J. More...

Thomasville Police report

The Thomasville Police Department filed the following charges during the week ending July 5: 1.  More...

Clarke County Sheriff’s report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of June 30- July 7 include:  Chrissy Stewart Wheless, 50, probation revocation, $1,913.50 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept.  More...