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September 10, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

County gives money to Grove Hill hospital

The Clarke County Commission voted Tuesday to appropriate a total of $200,000 for the renovation of the Emergency Room at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital.  The Clarke County Healthcare Authority, which runs the hospital, plans a $4.5 million renova More...

Work release escapee sought by lawmen

A Clarke County Jail inmate working in the work release program at Browder Veneer in Thomasville walked off of the job Wednesday morning. A search was underway around noon and tracking dogs had been called to assist in the hunt.  More...

Special Sections

Editorials

Before we had the Weather Channel

Editor’s note: We did not receive a column that would have been a continuation of last week’s theme. We hope to get the email issue sorted out for next week’s paper.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Alabama is really just one big front porch

Shelby County sits in the geographic center of the state and is the birthplace and childhood home of Gov. Robert Bentley. It is also renowned for being the fastest growing county in Alabama for the past four decades. More...

Religion

God’s word teaches to take care of ourselves

I have gone on the offensive in my battle against type two diabetes. I have quit letting the disease control me by taking steps to control the disease.  The secret to beating diabetes is a proper diet, rest, and exercise. More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Elam Baptist benefit Sept. 12   There will be a benefit singing for Vivian Kelley on Sept. 12 at 6 p.m. at Elam Baptist Church.  Kelley had a stroke June 22 and was in the hospital and rehab for a month. More...

Sports

Thomasville defeats Monroe County 43-8

If you watched the early moments of the Thomasville High School football game with Monroe County, you wouldn’t think the final outcome would be a 43-8 victory for THS.  More...

SWHS downs St. Luke’s 40-28

The Sweet Water Bulldogs shook off a sluggish start Friday night to wind up defeating the visiting St. Luke’s Wildcats 40- 28 at Victory Field in Sweet Water.  “I thought we played a lot better,” said coach Pat Thompson. More...

CPS volleyball sweeps Patrician

The Clarke Prep School Lady Gators swept the Lady Saints of Patrician 25-13, 25-19 and 25-22 last Thursday in Butler.  More...

School board passes $16.1 million budget

The Thomasville City Board of Education approved a $16.4 million budget Tuesday night. That figure considers all funding sources from state and local to federal funds.  More...

County hires animal shelter director

Shonda Gardner was approved Tuesday by the Clarke County Commission as the director of the new county animal shelter.  More...

Local business makes headstone for ‘Swamp People’ dog

“You kind of feel like you know these folks because they’re in your house every week,” said Ken Meeks talking about one of his favorite TV shows, “Swamp People.”  More...

ASCC among top community colleges, according to study

A recent study found that Alabama Southern Community College ranks among the best community colleges in the nation. ASCC was the only community college in the state of Alabama to be ranked in the top 100.   More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Family Anonymous meets every Thursday   Family Anonymous is a support group for friends and family of people who have an addiction to drugs, an abusive partner and any other addiction. More...

People

Wallace's big gator

Tony Shaddix, a biologist with the State (left), Donnie Fendley and Lou Wallace (right) snagged this big gator while hunting on the Tensaw River near Spanish Fort. More...

Morgan and Parrish to marry Sept. 12

Colleen Morgan and Austin Parrish announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.  The bride-to-be is the daughter of Trena Morgan and Shane and Bonne Morgan, all of Thomasville.  Her maternal grandparents are Mary Richardson and the la More...

Hancock and Bradford speak at SWAMC Auxiliary

SWAMC Auxiliary hosted its September meeting at the Hill House. More...

School

National Honor Society

Members of the National Honor Society at Thomasville High School include (in no certain order) Seniors: Shelby Boddie, Celeste Brewer, Mallory Broadus, KeAndrea Burroughs, Rebekah Etheridge, Amerie G More...

TMS starts a choral program

Thomasville Middle School has organized a school chorus. The chorus meets on Wednesday afternoons after school. At the last meeting, 22 students attended.  More...

Guidelines to help students have perfect attendance

There is no better time than the beginning of the school year to remind and encourage students to be in school on time, every day. Every year, millions of hours of instruction and learning are missed due to absences.  More...

For The Record

Property deeds listed

Aug. 26-Sept. 3

First US Bank, to Clarke- Mobile Counties Gas District.  Robert J. Sheffield II, to Harold E. Agee.  David Peebles, to Dale Enfinger.  Joe M. Baggett Sr., to Joe M. Baggett Jr.  John H. More...

Clarke County Sheriff’s report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Sept. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Fendley

James Robert Fendley, 77 of Thomasville died Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015 at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital.  He was born Sept. 22, 1937 in Thomasville. More...