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October 22, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Chamber seeking Citizen of the Year nominations

The Thomasville Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for Thomasville’s Citizen of the Year.  More...

Special Sections

Editorials

Wondering when it’s time to retire

When is it time to retire? I have been pondering this question recently because I recently met several people who retired from their day jobs to start a second career doing what they love. They have become outdoor travel writers. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

National debt is the biggest problem facing our country

There have been monumental budget battles in Washington and Montgomery this year. The big difference is that the State of Alabama has a constitutional requirement that we have a balanced budget. We cannot spend more than we can take in. More...

School

T'ville educators address Leadership class

Officials from the Thomasville City Schools District spoke Oct. 14 at the meeting of Leadership Clarke County Class of 2016 at the new Gillmore Elementary School in Jackson. More...

Committee discusses educational programs

Thursday, Oct. More...

TMS to participate in Drug Awareness Week

Thomasville Middle School will observe Drug Awareness Week Oct. 26- 30. This year's theme is "Respect yourself: Be Drug Free!" Many activities have been planned to make students aware of the dangers of drugs. More...

Sports

Thomasville loses in Jackson 44-21

The Thomasville High School Tigers football team lost 44-21 Oct. 15 at Jackson High.  The annual county rivalry game was played on Legion Field in Simpkins Stadium.  More...

Sweet Water defeats Choctaw County 28-6

Sweet Water defeated region foe Choctaw County Friday night at home 28-6. More...

Panthers lose crucial region game on road

The Marengo High School Panthers football team lost a key region game 47-22 Oct. 16 to the J.U. Blacksher High Bulldogs on the road in Uriah, Ala.  The game was played at John M. More...

Thomasville Sports Hall of Fame banquet set for Nov. 5

Former Auburn University Head Football Coach Doug Barfield will be the guest speaker Nov. More...

Salvation Army red kettle bell ringers tell, ‘Why I ring’

Each year, the Salvation Army sponsors its Red Kettle Campaign in Thomasville to raise funds for those less fortunate.  This year, over 100 new volunteers were added to the lists. More...

Ghost Walk, festival draw hundreds

Hundreds came to downtown Thomasville throughout the day Saturday to enjoy the annual Ghost Walk and fall festival. For more photos from the event, turn to page 12A. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

McKinley family reunion will be conducted Oct. 24   The McKinley family reunion will be Saturday, Oct. 24 at 10 a.m. at Liberty Baptist Church. Bring a covered dish and family photographs to share.  Linden to conduct Haints and Haunts Oct. More...

People

A pair of unusual sweet potatoes

Oscar Thompson of Thomasville grew these large sweet potatoes in his garden. The larger sweet potato weighed three pounds and the other potato weighed two and a half pounds. More...

Research Club tours sites in North Alabama

Research Club members visited Petals from the Past in Jemison and American Village in Montevallo on Oct. 15. More...

Walmart gives back with reward program

As part of the Walmart’s teachers rewards program, the local educators were honored during a ceremony at TES on Oct. More...

Religion

Let’s all bear the name of Jesus Christ

We made two trips to the Walmart in Kalispell, Mont. near Whitefish to buy groceries. There is no Walmart in Whitefish. We used to joke that God would never call us where there was no Walmart.  More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Camp Ground United to host Brunswick Stew dinner Oct. 24   Camp Ground United Methodist Church will have a Brunswick Stew dinner Oct. 24 at 12 noon. More...

Little Zion Holiness to honor evangelists

Little Zion Holiness Church will honor Evangelist Valerie Watters and Evangelist Jack Watters Oct. 25 at 2 p.m. More...

For The Record

Property deeds listed

Oct. 9-14

Joann Wanglie Stephens, to James McMillan Gibson.  Hershel D. Jones, to Timothy A. More...

Thomasville Police report

The Thomasville Police Department filed the following charges during the two-week period ending Oct. 18: Lloyd Johns, Jr.  More...

Clarke County Sheriff’s report

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

Obituaries - Free Access

Dickson

William "Bill" Frank Dickson, 83, of Mobile, died Oct. 13 at We Care Hospice in Moss Point, Miss. He was born Aug. 1, 1932 in Arlington. He was a former real estate salesman and a former member of Arlington United Methodist Church.  More...

Skipper

Lt. Col. Hal Roache Skipper, 81, passed from this life on Saturday, Oct. 17 at his home in Grove Hill. More...