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April 14, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Fire battling mayor updates council on hospital project

Thomasville Mayor Sheldon Day was a little late to Monday’s Thomasville City Council work session. Day had an excuse. More...

Tville police go after drug sources with latest arrest

An undercover operation landed a Thomasville man in jail on three drug charges last Thursday night.  Thomasville Police Chief Mitch Stuckey said city officers arrested Dennis Marcel Morris, a 47-year-old black male, on three charges of distribut More...

Johnson St. Mobile Home Fire

A mobile home belonging to Maggie Jones of Johnson Street in Thomasville was severely damaged by smoke from a fire on Monday afternoon. Thomasville Volunteer Fire units responded to the blaze. More...

Federal agents arrest Jackson business owner

Federal agents arrested a Grove Hill woman early Tuesday morning. Tanya Butts appeared in federal court in Mobile that afternoon and was charged with eight counts of wire and mail fraud.  More...

Inmate transport wrecks havoc on Sheriff’s budget

Sheriff Ray Norris told Clarke County commissioners Tuesday that inmate transportation costs are playing havoc with his budget for salaries and wearing out vehicles as well.  More...

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Budget trumps impeachment charade

There appears to be very little interest in promoting an effort to impeach Governor Robert Bentley.  More...

Burn’s latest on Jackie Robinson

A s a history buff I’ve always been drawn to documentaries. More...

Religion

Pride goes before destruction

This past week they played the 2016 Masters Golf Tournament in Augusta, Ga. I believe that golf is the most difficult of all sports to master, and the “Masters” may be the most difficult test in golf. More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Ulcanush Baptist is seeking church memorabilia   More...

God has promised it and that’s all we need to know

“Don’t worry about the sweet by-and-by,” said the president of the university I attended years ago. “That will be here soon enough. God has promised it and that’s all we need to know. More...

For The Record

Thomasville crime report

The Thomasville Police Department filed the following charges during the week ending April 10:  • Steve Tyler Webb – possession of a controlled substance (warrant)  • Justice Latron Irvin – driving while license suspen More...

Property deeds listed

Dated March 31-April 6   Bentley B.D. Lolley, to Melissa Ann Parker.  H & H Real Estate Investments, to Shannon Tucker.  John Elo Willman-Other, to Alton G. Wilkerson.  Roland L. More...

Sheriff’s report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of April 5-12 include:  Antonio Martz Westbrook, 28, public order crimes-failure to pay/Capias, arrested by Coffeeville Police Dept.  Andrew Walter Odom Jr., 37, harassing commun More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Duke

Levert Jackson "Jackie" Duke, 80 of Grove Hill died April 5, 2016 at his home. He was born Sept. 3, 1935 in Fulton.  He was the owner and operator of Duke's Department Store for 35 years and a member of Grove Hill Baptist Church.  More...

Hill

Eddie Lee Hill, 82, died April 7, 2016 in Mobile.  He was born March 28, 1934. Hill was a truck driver with Wiley Timber. He served as a faithful member of the St. Peter Baptist Church for many years until he joined with the Mackey Branch No. More...

Phillips

Guievere Knight Phillips, 78, of Thomasville died April 9, 2016 at Mobile Infirmary. She was born Jan. 13, 1938 in Glover. She was a former seamstress and a member of Pineview Baptist Church.  More...

Council hires new officer for city police

The Thomasville City Council approved a new police officer for the Thomasville Police Department in Monday’s meeting at city hall.  More...

Coastal Gateway sees progress for Thomasville

First of two parts   MONROEVILLE - For the past two months, Thomasville Mayor Sheldon Day has been pumped up about the industrial prospects for the city.  On Monday Coastal Gateway Regional Economic Development Alliance Director Dr. More...

LeNoir honored as Youth Day Grand Marshall

The Thomasville Parks and Recreation Department honored Southwest Alabama Boys and Girls Director Dena LeNoir as the Grand Marshall for the annual Youth Day celebration Saturday at Gates Drive Park.  More...

Pine Hill man dies in wreck on State 5

A Pine Hill man was killed in a two-vehicle accident on Wednesday morning near Kimbrough.  More...

Merida’s Restaurant and Catering Opens

Merida's Restaurant and Catering opened for business Friday morning in Thomasville. The new restaurant is owned and operated by Tawan and Jeffrey Merida (center). More...

Citizen criticizes board

A citizen scolded Clarke County commissioners at the work session Monday for not working together. One of the commissioners returned the scolding, saying they were a personal attack and they were out of line.  More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Deadline to apply for Ag Classroom Summer Institute is April 15   The Clarke County Farmers Federation wants to remind teachers and other educational specialists that April 15 is the deadline to apply for Ag Classroom Summer Institute.  More...

People

New arrivals

Walter Slate Drinkard

Cody and Karen Drinkard of Thomasville announce the birth of a son, Walter Slate Drinkard, born at 3:14 p.m., December 28, 2015, at Mobile Infirmary. More...

Gilmore - Terry to Wed May 7

Mr. and Mrs. Wyman O. Gilmore Jr. of Grove Hill announce the engagement of their daughter, Patricia Leigh Gilmore, to Gordon Morrow Terry, son of Mrs. William Jefferson Terry of Mobile and the late Dr. William Jefferson Terry. More...

Auxilliary conducted April meeting

The Auxiliary conducted its April 5 meeting at the Hill House. During the meeting, plans were made for the 2016 - 2017 meeting year. May 3, the Auxiliary will host its last meeting until September. More...

School

Substitute teachers honored

Christina Parker, right, a substitute teacher at Thomasville High School, was honored April 5 for her service by Jennifer Thomas with Kelly Services. More...

Vick a Thomasville High School librarian since 2003

The Thomasville High School Library Media Center is part traditional library and part technology center, and always command central for Mrs. Charlyn Vick.  More...

TMS honor roll

The Thomasville Middle School announced the honor roll for the third nine weeks as follows:  Fifth grade   More...

Sports

Tigers drop big match to Andy

The Thomasville High School Tigers varsity soccer team lost a region home game 4-3 April 5 at D.F. More...

Sweet Water romps to Area 2 title

SWEET WATER - Unlike last April, the Sweet Water Bulldogs will open the Class 2A playoffs at the Dawg House rather than on the road.  Sweet Water, ranked seventh in the most current Alabama Sportswriter’s Association Class 2A poll, clinche More...

Tigers rip Monroe

Thomasville took a step closer to repeating as area champs by smashing Monroe County 13-1 Thursday afternoon at Anderson Field.  The Tigers (15-5, 4-0 area) scored nine runs in their opening inning and then tacked two runs in the third and fourt More...