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March 3, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

County arrests camp house burglar

An arrest has been made in the burglary of a camp house on Old Highway 5 North near Thomasville, Chief Investigator Ron Baggette of the Clarke County Sheriff’s Department reported this week.  More...

State AG says no background checks for concealed carry

MONTGOMERY – Attorney General Luther Strange announced that holders of Alabama’s Permit to Carry Pistol in Vehicle or Concealed on Person are no longer required to undergo additional background checks each time they purchase a firearm.&nb More...

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Heart of Dixie to say goodbye to presidential candidates

You know the outcome of our presidential preference primary yesterday. I do too, today; however, this column had to go to press a few days prior to the primary. Therefore, I will have to report and analyze your voting in a later column.  More...

Shelton Jackson, ‘person of interest’

For some time I have been wanting to catch up with Shelton Jackson and have a porch chat. He is one of Thomasville’s interesting people. We have him to thank in large part that the downtown revitalization happened. More...

School

Education Superintendent Bice to retire

MONTGOMERY – After more than 39 years of service to public education, State Superintendent of Education, Dr. Tommy Bice, has announced plans to retire from his post as Alabama’s educational leader.  More...

THS Beauty Review

Shai Hosea, right, received the Miss Congeniality Award from KeAndrea Burroughs. More...

Landrum named ‘Intern of the Week’

The Work Based Learning Program at Thomasville High School announces that Alexandria Landrum, left, has been selected as the "Intern of the Week". More...

Sports

Walk-off win over Mobile Christian keys Tigers weekend

Tigers Winning Slide

The Thomasville High School Tigers varsity baseball team went 2-1 last week in home games as part of the Tombigbee Classic Series.  THS (now 5-1) won 4-3 last Friday over Mobile Christian in an exciting contest where the Tigers had to break a 3- More...

THS goes 4-3 in Overstreet

The Thomasville High School Lady Tigers varsity softball team had a record of 4-3 in the annual Jan Overstreet Tournament in Thomasville.  THS lost 2-1 Feb. More...

Sweet Water Baseball Schedule

Friday, March 4, Lamp, 1, Riverwalk, 8:00  Saturday, March 5, St. Lukes/Catholic, 2, Patterson, 12:00/4:00  Thursday, March 10, Millry, 1, Home, 6:00  Monday, March 14, Thomasville, 1, Home, 6:00   More...

Thomasville has strong primary turnout

There was a strong turnout of voters from Thomasville for Tuesday’s Alabama Primary.  More...

‘The world needs good mechanics’

Shane Etheredge has always loved to work with his hands. In high school, he and his friend, Dan Deas, ran their own junkyard. Many people in this area would give the teens an old car to repair or strip to sell the parts for extra money.  More...

Body discovered at Highway 10 bridge

A body of a black male was discovered Monday afternoon on the west bank of the Alabama River bridge on Alabama Highway 10 between Yellow Bluff and Camden, Wilcox County Sheriff Earnest Ivey Evans said. More...

State Farm ranks Alabama ninth in wind claims

Alabama homeowners have good reason to take advantage of the state’s tax holiday on severe weather supplies this week. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Clarke County Board of Human Resources to meet   The Clarke County Board of Human Resources will meet Thursday, March 3 at 10 a.m. The public is invited to attend.  Alabama River Credit Union to meet March 3   More...

People

William Harrigan dies at 78

A longtime Clarke County lumberman and timberman died Sunday, Feb. 28 at his home after an extensive illness.  William Dwight Harrigan II was 78. More...

Love Banquet hosted by Bright Star

The Bright Star Chapter No. 616A hosted its annual Love Banquet Feb. 20 at the Jass Activity Center in Sweet Water for members and friends to attend.  The highlights of the event paid special tribute to honorees Worthy Patron, James I. More...

Wilson named Employee of the Week

The Work Based Learning Program at Thomasville High School announces that Brittany Wilson, right, has been selected as the "Employee of the Week". More...

Religion

Local church ladies make pillowcases for Lovelady Center

Recently six ladies from Crossroads Community Church in Dixons Mills made pillowcases for the Lovelady Center in Birmingham. More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Lenten Luncheon hosted by United Methodist   The Thomasville United Methodist Church will host Lenten Luncheons each Monday during Lent, from noon until 1 p.m.  The luncheon will be conducted in the church fellowship hall.  After a bri More...

Tau Conference 2016 hosted at T’ville Baptist

Tau Conference 2016 this year was hosted by Thomasville Baptist Church within the Thomasville Civic Center. Students began the conference on Thursday night with a concert performed by NF, a Christian rapper who is rising into popularity.  More...

For The Record

Thomasville Police Report

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

Obituaries - Free Access

Criswell

Carolyn L. Criswell ,76, of Jackson, passed away Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016. She was born May 19, 1939 to T.V. Hutto and Marjorie Roberts Hutto. She was a member of Bassett Creek Baptist Church and a retired secretary with ALFA. More...

Harrigan

William Dwight Harrigan II, a resident of Fulton, died at his home on Feb. 28, 2016 at the age of 78. He was born, April 30, 1937 in Selma, and was preceded in death by his parents William Dennis Harrigan and Dorine Reid Harrigan.  More...

Hare

Edward Oneal Hare, 82, of Thomasville died Feb. 26, 2016 at Rush Foundation Hospital. He was born Dec. 20, 1933 in Coffeeville. He was retired from Ciba Chemical Company and was a member of Springfield Methodist Protestant Church.  More...