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October 15, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Ghost Walk starts Friday

While what most people call Ghost Walk has changed and evolved over the years, but the core of Ghost Walk, and what started it all still holds true to it’s roots. More...

County’s oldest law firm is located in Thomasville

A recent submission to this newspaper was mistaken as to the oldest law firm in Clarke County. The oldest, by a long shot, is Edmon H. McKinley’s law firm. More...

Gas prices head back up

Average retail gasoline prices in Alabama have risen 3.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.03/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 3,348 gas outlets in Alabama. More...

Special Sections

Editorials

Ghost Walk is one of the first signs of fall

This is the weekend for our local Kathryn Tucker Windham Ghost Walk. This is an example of a good idea of two local women, Angie Newsome and Karen Dean, who came up with the idea and then got the whole community behind it. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Who would replace Shelby?

Many of you liked last week’s column detailing our Senior Senator Richard Shelby’s ascent to the U.S. Senate in 1986. Sen. Shelby has represented us in the U.S. Senate admirably for close to three decades now. More...

Religion

As believers we must be in it till the finish

Once again I am writing from the home of Chris and Kim Baker in Whitefish Montana. Wednesday we are scheduled to fly to Atlanta, then my brother-in-law Huel will meet us and drive us home to Slapout where we belong.  More...

Mental Conditioning

Negative thoughts are the nails that build a prison of failure.  When you allow your mind to focus on the negative you will begin to fail at things that you used to succeed at.  Never let your mind wander to the negative perspective. More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Okalona to host homecoming and revival services Homecoming at Okalona will be Sunday, Oct. 18 at 10:30 p.m. The Revelators will perform during the morning service and dinner will follow in the fellowship hall. More...

Sports

T’ville beats Neal 17-7

The Thomasville High School Tigers football team defeated the W.S. Neal High Eagles 17-7 Oct. 9 at D.F. Anderson Field.  It was a great total-team victory that secured the No. More...

Sweet Water beats So. Choctaw in overtime

The Sweet Water Bulldogs needed, and got, a big defensive stop in overtime to seal a 24-21 victory over Southern Choctaw in Gilbertown Friday night. The win keeps Sweet Water’s playoff hopes alive at 3-2 in the region.  More...

Lady Tigers win slugfest in Sweet Water

The Thomasville High School Lady Tigers varsity volleyball team defeated the Sweet Water High Lady Bulldogs Oct. More...

Day gives development update

Thomasville Mayor Sheldon Day said Monday night that hospital developer Curtis James is “very, very close,” to completing the financing arrangements for the construction of Thomasville Regional Medical Center and “getting things rea More...

Shelter director steps down

Donna Gates was approved Tuesday morning by the Clarke County Commission as the new director of the county Animal Shelter.  She replaces Shonda Gardner, who resigned Oct. 1 after being approved for the position in Sept. 8.  More...

Republic regains county solid waste contract

The Clarke County Commission approved Tuesday a new three-year solid waste collection contract with BFI/Republic Services. The new contract will begin Nov. 1.  Republic’s total low bid was $3,824,502 for the three-year period.  More...

Economic developer already busy

Jesse Quillen was hired in September by the Clarke County Commission as the new county economic developer, and he is already at work on some projects for Thomasville.  “He’s already been busy and doing great work for Thomasville,&rdq 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

Jones - Kimbrough to wed Saturday

Shelanda R. Jones and Charlie E. Kimbrough Jr. will exchange marriage vows Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015, at four o’clock in the afternoon, at the H.W. Pearce Memorial Park Assembly House in Jackson.  Pastor Larry D. More...

Murphy speaks at SWAMC meeting

SWAMC Auxiliary conducted their Oct. More...

Latest DIY leaves me shaking my head

I have absolutely nothing against a good Do-It-Yourself (DIY) project.  My husband, Joe and I have completed several projects around our home ourselves, including installation of porcelain tile throughout the downstairs portion of the house.&nbs More...

School

THS media class visits Fox10

A visit to Fox10 in Mobile was quite an experience for the Thomasville High School media class. More...

Fifth grade learns about Denmark

Jonas Koeppen visited Mrs. Bedsole’s fifth grade reading class to answer questions about his home country of Denmark. Fifth graders are reading the novel Number the Stars which is set in Denmark during World War II. More...

Downey honored as the Scholastic Athlete

Seth Downey was given the honor of the Scholastic Athlete for Week 7 by  WPMI, the Sports Scholar Athlete Sponsor.  Downey is a senior at Thomasville High School with a 4.06 GPA. More...

For The Record

RECORDS

Property deeds listed  Oct. 1-8   Aletha Hunt, to Charles A. Sims.  Lois Batley, to Lois Batley.  The N.R. Royall III Trust, to Tucker B. Royall.  Tucker B. More...

Clarke County Sheriff’s Office report

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

Obituaries - Free Access

Wood

Glen Thomas Wood, 60 of Grove Hill died Oct. 8 at Providence Hospital. He was born March 15, 1955 in Columbus, Ga. He was the manager of Wiggins Furniture Co. and a member of Tompkins Baptist Church.  More...

DEATH NOTICE

Williams   Frances D. Williams, 63, died Oct. 4, 2015 in Kansas city, Kan.  She was born June 28, 1952.  Williams is survived by her son, Avery (Michele) Williams of Putnam; two daughters, April and Angel Williams of Detroit, Mich. More...