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August 6, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Sales tax holiday this weekend

School in Thomasville starts Monday. But before the buses hit the road and the lines of cars hit the schools, Alabama’s sales tax holiday for school supplies runs this weekend, from Aug. 7 to Aug. 9. More...

Respect the sign, and don’t get a fine

Drivers who don’t respect the school bus stop sign laws in Thomasville will find themselves on camera and in court.  More...

Special Sections

People

Stephens - Prescott to marry Aug. 15

Dale and Gail Stephens of Thomasville announce the engagement of their daughter, Kimberly Ann Stephens, to Jonas Karl Prescott, son of Doctor James and Hertha Prescott of Thomasville.  The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Gordon - Davis engagement announced

Mr. and Mrs. John C. Gordon, (Brenda Herron), announce the engagement of their daughter Carrie Rebecca Gordon, to Bennett Ray Davis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gary R. Davis (Debbie Meyer).  More...

Be firm, fair and consistent

Apparently, most of my friends think I have some insight on the proper way to raise children because I’ve been questioned quite a bit on the topic in the last few weeks and months. More...

School

Helpful school checklist for Aug. 10

The first day of school for Thomasville's children is Aug. 10.  This will be a full day of school, so students need to be prepared to start another year.  Below is a helpful checklist for students and parents:  1. Register. More...

Ashely Meadows’ goal is to help students succeed

Thomasville's new drama teacher, Ashley Meadows, says that she loves teaching and working with young people. An Auburn graduate, Meadows has been teaching Language Arts for eight years, six in Ala. and two in N.C. More...

School traffic lanes explained

Thomasville Middle and High School traffic lanes are as follows:  The first lane closest to the school is the bus lane and no cars are allowed here.  The second lane is the student drop off lane or pick-up lane. More...

Sports

Tigers start practice with ‘Midnight Madness’

The Thomasville High School Tigers football team held a special “Midnight Madness” practice Sunday morning beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Anderson Field.  More...

Volleyball season starts Aug. 31

The Thomasville High School Lady Tigers volleyball team opens the 2015 regular season Aug. 31 with the first of four road dates.  THS will not have its first home match until Sept. More...

Sweet Water hits the practice field

Sweet Water head football coach Pat Thompson enters his second year at the helm with a young team.  Thirty-seven players reported for the first official practice Monday afternoon, with only five of those players being seniors. More...

L-P to expand Clarke County operation

New product line will add 20 jobs

Louisiana-Pacific Corporation announced Tuesday that it will add a FlameBlock® Fire-Rated OSB Sheathing line at the Clarke County facility.  Adding the new line of products mean an expansion at the mill and new jobs. More...

TCS hires career tech coordinator

The Thomasville Board of Education conducted a brief meeting to fill out more open positions at the school system prior to school starting next week.  More...

Big Mike’s makes ‘Sizzling 16’

Thomasville’s Big Mike’s Steakhouse is once again in the running for serving up Alabama’s best steak.  The popular restaurant made it to the finals in last year’s voting and has made it to the “Sizzling 16” in More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

HIPPY preschool now accepting enrollment   More...

Editorials

August is not one of summer’s charms

If I were to list all the things I love about the south, August would not be one of them. Southern summers are way overrated when you get to August. What do I love about southern summers? More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Fire College is one of state’s great comeback stories

The junior college corruption scandal, which occurred around 2006, was one of the worst white collar crimes in Alabama’s history. This highly publicized federal probe of the state’s two-year college system sent a lot of people to jail. More...

Religion

Healthy lifestyle will help you succeed as follower of Jesus

This past week we traveled to Beaumont, Texas to be with our daughter Judith and her family.  Judith’s husband Eric was scheduled for surgery to remove one of his kidneys that was no longer functioning because a large kidney stone had bloc More...

Revelators in concert at Aimwell Baptist

Aimwell Baptist Church will conduct a southern gospel music concert Saturday, Aug. 15 at 6 p.m. featuring the Revelators.  The Revelators are a group of men from the Clarke County area who formed a southern gospel quartet in the 1990’s. More...

Mental Conditioning

At a critical moment when everyone gets too pumped up and overheated, the Champion is the guy telling everyone to keep it cool.  To be a Champion you have to be in control of your emotions; so that you can help others to be in control of theirs. More...

For The Record

RECORDS

Property deeds listed   Dated July 23-Aug. 3  Paul E. Gibson, to Robert Shane Morgan.  Kathy W. McVay, to David W. More...

Thomasville Police report

The Thomasville Police Department filed the following charges during the week ending Aug.  More...

Clarke County Sheriff’s report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of July 28- Aug. 4 include:  T.J. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Hamilton

Shirley Ann Burge Hamilton, 80 of Grove Hill, died Monday, July 27, 2015 in Grove Hill. She was born on July 3, 1935 in Jackson and was a retired owner of the Grove Hill Piggly Wiggly.  More...

Jones

Ruthie Mae Jones, 79, died July 30, 2015 in Thomasville.  She was born Jan. 4, 1936. She a was faithful member of the New Greater First Baptist Church until her health failed.  More...

Keller

David Lee Keller, 85, of Morgan City, La. and a long-time resident of Greenwood and later Grove Hill died peacefully in his home Aug. 1, 2015.  He was born Dec. 18, 1929, in Bayou Louis, La. He was the sixth child of 10 children.  More...