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October 8, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Celebrating 125 years at Thomasville Baptist Church

Don Donald presents Thomasville Baptist Church Pastor Ty Parten with a plaque from the Alabama Baptist Historical Commission recognizing Thomasville Baptist Church's 125th year. More...

ASCC events on tap

Alabama Southern Community College’s Thomasville Campus will be hosting several events Thursday, Oct. More...

Candidate qualifying dates changed

Next year’s primaries will be March 1 in order for state voters to participate in the presidential primary.  As a result, qualifying periods for candidates have moved up considerably for state and local offices.  The Clarke County Dem More...

Special Sections

Editorials

Talking about TV, then and now

One of the biggest things that makes me realize how much the world has changed is that we don’t get nearly as excited about the new fall television season as we used to.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

The story behind Shelby’s rise to the Senate

In 1986 Richard Shelby was a 50-year-old congressman from Tuscaloosa. He was elected to congress eight years earlier, after two successful four-year terms in the Alabama State Senate. However, Shelby was ready to move up again. More...

School

Albritton gives $1,000 to TES

Thomasville Elementary School received an appropriation of $1,000 from State Sen. Greg Albritton, who represents District 22, which includes a portion of Clarke County. More...

THS band competes

The Thomasville High School Mighty Tiger Marching Band competed Saturday, Oct. 3 in the “Bands on the River” competition in Demopolis. The band showcased its half-time show. More...

Dr. Adkison chosen as Director of Superintendents

The Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools (CLAS) has chosen Dr. Vic Adkison, superintendent of Thomasville City Schools, to be the Director for School Superintendents of Alabama for 2015-2016. More...

Sports

THS blanked by UMS

The Thomasville High School Tigers football team lost 48-0 Oct. 2 on the road at UMS-Wright in Mobile.  It was a bad performance by the Tigers against a very good Bulldog team.  More...

Lady Tigers finish second in tourney

The Thomasville High School Tigers varsity volleyball team earned second place Oct. 3 in the Clarke County Dig Pink Tournament at Clarke County High School in Grove Hill.  THS lost to the Saraland High Lady Spartans, 10-25 and 17-25.  More...

Sweet Water defeats Leroy 35-26

With temperatures hovering around the 60 degree mark, the Sweet Water Bulldogs earned a huge 2A Region 1 victory over Leroy by a final count of 35-26. The win for Sweet Water kept their playoff hopes alive and well.  More...

Chairman: nursing home not for sale

The chairman of the nursing home board denied rumors that the city was planning to sell the Thomasville Health Care and Rehabilitation Center, formerly known as Thomasville Nursing Home. More...

Ghost Walk hits the streets next weekend

Ghost Walk organizers are stressing that the event will have something to offer people all day, Saturday, Oct. 17. “There’s going to be a lot to do and see all day long,” said Tamara Norris.  More...

Thomasville’s Thrower working on presidential campaign

When a close friend asked Kyle Thrower if he might be interested in working on a computer job for Dr. Ben Carson's presidential campaign, he jumped at the chance. More...

DRA provides money for I-Spice project

The Delta Regional Authority announced Sept. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

ASCC build your character 5K run/walk Oct. 17   Alabama Southern Community College’s Phi Upsilon Chapter of PHI THETA KAPPA will host a build your character 5K downtown Thomasville, Oct. More...

People

Boyette - Gates announce wedding for October 17

Adreanne Dannielle Boyette and Robert Sean Gates announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.  The bride-elect is the daughter of Timmy Boyette of Pine Hill and Deanby Overton of Thomasville; the granddaughter of Linda Boyette and the lat More...

The 2015 bell ringers are now scheduled

The response to the Salvation Army's call for volunteers for the 2015 Red Kettle Program has been overwhelming. Many new ringers have been added because individuals, churches, schools, and businesses stepped forward to help. More...

Etheridge gets second alternate at Christmas on the River

Ammie Rebekah Etheridge of Thomasville won second alternate in the Miss Christmas on the River Pageant, Saturday night in Demopolis. She is a senior at Thomasville High School. More...

Religion

Disciples are called to make disciples

We are in the home of Chris and Kim Baker and their sons Andrew and Samuel in Whitefish, Mo.  They are living out the command of our Lord to “Go and make disciples.” Last year we visited them in Red Lodge, Montana where they were ass More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Women’s Conference at New Hope No. 1 Missionary   All women are invited to join the missionary and matrons at New Hope No. 1 Missionary Baptist Church’s for its second annual Women’s Conference Saturday, Oct. 10 from 10 a.m. More...

Mental Conditioning

Words are seeds. What are you planting in people?  There was a report about children who had been bullied in school.  It talked about how years later, those negative words were still having an effect on many of them.  More...

For The Record

RECORDS

Property deeds listed  Sept. 24-30   David D. Harvey, to Ronald Dale Hannah Sr.  Deborah A. Davis, to Chief Capital (O&G) LLC.  Bessie Christine Blair, to Bessie Christine Blair.  Shirrel E. More...

Clarke County Sheriff’s report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Sept. 29- Oct. 6 include:  Emily Lasha Gilmore, 25, probation revocation, assault second degree, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept.  More...

Thomasville Police report

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

Obituaries - Free Access

Bennett

Nettie Bennett, 79, a former seamstress of Fulton, died Sept. 29, 2015 at her home.  She was born Nov. 25, 1935 in Tallahatta Springs. She was a member of Liberty Baptist Church.  More...

Scarbrough

William Leon Scarbrough, 86, died Sept. 28, 2015 at his home after a long illness.  He was born April 19, 1929 in Thomasville. More...

DEATH NOTICE

Alston   Janet Gaynor Alston, 68, died Sept. 21, 2015 in Mobile. She was born Sept. 21, 1947. More...