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July 16, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Work progressing on MLK

The Thomasville City Council met in its smallest legal form Monday night. Mayor Sheldon Day, and council members Grace Megginson and Bill Davis were out.  More...

Interviews scheduled for shelter director

The county will interview applicants this week for the director of the Clarke County Animal Shelter, Clarke County Commissioner Jackie Ray Rush reported Monday.  However, there is no timeline for when the hiring of the director will be approved More...

Gas prices fall slightly in state

Average retail gasoline prices in Alabama have fallen 1.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.46/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 3,348 gas outlets in Alabama. More...

Special Sections

Editorials

The Greeks seem like that little brother

It is full blown summer again. I have to get up early in the morning to enjoy my porch time. By late morning, it is impossible to enjoy the porch for much more of the day. Summer in the Deep South is not its finest hour to me. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Taking a vacation down in Gulf Shores

July 18, 1951   More...

School

‘Part of our Family’

Thomasville City Schools continue to recognize employees who are "part of our family." These workers have spanned three and four generations of the same families, creating a legacy of caring, sharing, and seeking to do what is best for Thomasville's More...

Caddell completes study abroad program

Constance Marie Caddell completed a study abroad program in Denmark, Sweden and Amsterdam.  Caddell 's parents are Harvey Caddell Jr. a Vietnam veteran and Margaret Holt Caddell of Tuskegee. Her late grandfather is Lester Thomas Holt Sr. More...

Salvation Army announces back to school give-a-way

The Salvation Army is hosting a back to school give-a-way of school supplies and uniforms on the following dates at the Thomasville Store, located at 122 Wilson Avenue:  Tuesday: July 21  Thursday: July 23  Tuesday: July 28  Thurs More...

For The Record

RECORDS

Property deeds listed   July 2-8  Michael E. Whitehead, to John David Phillips IV.  Murphy Clarke, to Deep South Hauling LLC.  Susan L. Drinkard, to William C. More...

Thomasville Police report

The Thomasville Police Department filed the following charges during the week ending July 12: Keanu Alexander Calhoun – burglary third degree; Tavaris Damien D’Amere Jones – burglary third degree; Steven Gene Nichols –menacing More...

Clarke County sheriff’s report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of July 7-14 include:  Latonya Malone, 23, harassment or harassing communications, $511.40 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept.  More...

Movie in the park

A crowd estimated at more than 150 people attended the “Movie in the Park” showing of “Home” Wednesday night in Clay Park in downtown Thomasville. More...

McGhee receives award

Thomasville City Schools Chief Financial Officer Linda McGhee was awarded the 2015 Robert L. Morton Award by the Alabama Association of School Business Officials (AASBO) Tuesday in Montgomery.  More...

Norstrom leaving TCS

Kelly Norstrom has resigned as Career Technical Education Coordinator with the Thomasville City Schools district to take a similar position in Tuscaloosa.  Norstrom was instrumental in promoting career tech opportunities for students in the city More...

New bridges on County Road 15 now open

The new bridges for County Road 15 in Jackson opened for traffic Monday evening, Clarke County Engineer Danny Overton said Monday.  Final inspection of the two bridges was expected Monday morning.  Traffic will be routed to the new bridges More...

Street light knocked down again

Randall Jackson secures the electrical wiring after a truck knocked down the street light at the corner of Nicol Avenue and West Front Street. The light had only been up a few weeks. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

T’ville Saddle Club to conduct July show   Thomasville Saddle Club’s July show will be Saturday, July 18. More...

People

Reading is the best form of relaxation and education

I almost forgot to write this column. No, age really didn’t have much to do with it this time. Things in my world have just been exceptionally busy.  More...

Thomasville theater may become part of documentary

A documentary film maker has contacted Linda Edwards, owner of the Thomasville Theater, about the potential inclusion of the theater in a documentary on small-town movie theaters. More...

Time 2 Learn about to start its 26th year

Time 2 Learn Preschool started in 1989 when Eileen Hathaway, the pastor’s wife at Thomasville United Methodist Church, decided to start a program for children.  More...

Religion

Knight to perform at Aimwell Baptist

Shannon Knight will be in concert Saturday, July 18 at 6 p.m. at Aimwell Baptist Church. The church is located in the Aimwell Community at 2770 County Road 17 in Sweet Water.  Refreshments will be provided after the concert. More...

Local pastor attains Doctorate

Pastor Curtis Tredwell recently attained his Doctorate of Divinity degree from E.L. White Theological Seminary in Prichard. The Rev. Dr. Curtis Tredwell ministers at Clarke Street Baptist Church in Thomasville.   More...

Join forces, not with evil, but with God’s Truth

To occupy my time and energy since retirement, I have joined others in the struggle against three adversaries, and the battle to overcome them demands physical exertion, time and commitment.  More...

Sports

Tigers take part in exhibitions

Members of the Thomasville High School Tigers football team participated July 9 at a 7-on-7 exhibition held at Legion Field in Jackson.  The team won 2 out of 4 contests in an event, which also included the home-standing Jackson High Aggies, Ler More...

T'ville all-stars in state action

The Thomasville 11-12 year olds lost out of the state tournament this weekend. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Barnett

Cecil Jordan Barnett, 100, a homemaker of Livingston and a former resident of Bashi died July 5, 2015 at Southland Nursing Home. She was born April 7, 1915 in Clarke County.  More...

Goodman

Betty Elizabeth Slade Goodman, 80, of Pennington passed away July 9, 2015 at Sumter Health and Rehabilitation in York. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother.  More...

Hamer

Rayburn Clyde Hamer, Jr, 83, died July 10, 2015, at G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center in Jackson, Miss. after a short illness.  More...