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May 5, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

National Day of Prayer

The National Day of Prayer Service is today at 7 a.m. at the Thomasville Civic Center. Pastors from the area will be on hand to pray for the nation, state, and community.   More...

School board considers drug testing policy

The Thomasville City School Board of Education considered Tuesday night the first reading of a high school student drug testing policy and testing procedures.  “Obviously, we want our school to be a drug free environment,” said Charl More...

Department of Revenue sponsors state tax tips seminar May 12

MOBILE – State tax obligations can sometimes confuse business owners. Licenses, sales tax, property tax, etc. – business owners are responsible for many details. More...

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Cherry Blossom Festival celebration

A this time of year Washington, D.C. is a beautiful place to visit. The city is aglow with the blooming of the cherry blossom trees. The cherry blossoms offer a glorious scene as you stroll down the mall and look toward our nation’s capital. More...

Cruz throws in the towel

Tuesday night was one of those strange moments. History was being made. Texas Senator Ted Cruz ended his bid for the Republican Party nomination for the President of the United States.  More...

Religion

Thomasville Baptist Church honors seniors

Thomasville Baptist Church honored its seniors on Sunday, May 1. More...

We can turn to Him at any moment

I was a stormy day. More...

The power of the Holy Spirit will move in

Peggy and I enjoy watching the HGTV channel. Our favorite program is called, “Fixer Upper.” It features a married couple who remodel homes for people in and around Waco, Texas with amazing results.  More...

For The Record

Thomasville crime report

The Thomasville Police Department filed the following charges during the week ending May 1:  • Timothy Tawarn Tucker – Failure of Adult Sex Offender to Register with Local Law Enforcement and/or Comply with Residence Restrictions  More...

Property deeds

Dated April 21-27   James Gilchrist, to Phillip R. Gilchrist II.  Merchants Bank, to Ivan L. Pezent.  Hali Gunter Newberry, to Christopher J. More...

Sheriff’s Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of April 26 - May 3 include: More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Cook

Martha Velma Wiggins Cook, 83, of Bogue Chitto, Miss. died April 27, 2016, of a sudden illness at King's Daughters Hospital in Brookhaven, Miss.  She was born Nov. 19, 1932, in Jackson, Ala. to the late Johnny and Velma Dolbear Wiggins.  More...

Clark

Derrick Lemont Clark, 34, died April 21, 2016 in Selma.  He was born March 2, 1982.  He is survived by two children, Jakeim Clark and Adriana Clark, both of Thomasville.  Funeral services were April 30 at New Greater First Baptist Chur More...

Casen Young crowned Clarke’s Distinquished Young Woman

The Clarke County Distinguished Young Woman (DYW) competition was held April 30 in the Thomasville Civic Center. More...

Alabama Power awards pre-K

Thomasville Elementary School Principal Dawn Gillis was literally jumping for joy after receiving a $10,000 grant Monday from Alabama Power Company.  Gillis said the funds will be used to help with the school’s pre-K program.  More...

T’ville senior gets a cow for graduation

For high school seniors, graduation gifts from their parents and grandparents are rewards for their hard work.  Rebekah Etherdge, a senior at Thomasville High School, has already gotten quite an unusual graduation gift from her grandparents, and More...

Sessions supports AirBus expansion

WASHINGTON—U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) issued the following statement after UTC Aerospace Systems announced plans to expand their footprint in Foley, Alabama.  More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Cozy Quilters open house May 7  Cozy Quilters will conduct an open house May 7 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the old teen center. More...

People

Walker and Mullins set wedding date for May 14

Gavens and Charlotte Maynard of Grove Hill and Joseph Walker of Greenwood announce the engagement of their daughter, Priscilla Ann Walker, to Michael Darren Mullins, son of Johnnie and Bobbie Mullins of Grove Hill.  More...

Miller and Hill both named to the Dean’s List

The Alabama State University Honor's Committee would like to recognize the accomplishments of two Marengo County natives. More...

50th reunion for the Thomasville High School Class of 1966

The 1966 Class of Thomasville High School had their 50th class reunion April 23, at the Thomasville Civic Center. For some it was the first time back in Thomasville since graduation. Sixtyeight graduates/spouses attended. More...

School

Local students gain ASCC scholarships

Mr. Roger Chandler, Interim President of Alabama Southern Community College, announced the recipients of scholarships for 2016.  A Presidential scholarship pays $10,000 plus textbooks. A Dean’s scholarship pays $10,000.  More...

Twitter exec and general to give Auburn address

AUBURN – A Twitter executive and an Army general, both Auburn graduates, will be guest speakers at Auburn University’s spring commencement ceremonies Saturday and Sunday, May 7-8, in Auburn Arena. More...

SWHS’s students attend ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ play

The tenth grade students and the English 102/Dual Enrollment students at Sweet Water High School attended a showing of the play “To Kill a Mockingbird” recently in Monroeville. More...

Sports

Lady Tigers smash Jackson on Senior Day

The Thomasville High School Lady Tigers varsity softball team defeated the Jackson High Lady Aggies 13-1 in five innings April 28 during Senior Day at Jan Overstreet Field.  Katherine Hill pitched four innings and allowed one run, one earned run More...

State Track Meet Qualifiers

Members of the Thomasville High School track team qualified for the state meet this weekend with performances April 29 and 30 at the state sectionals at Smiths Station. More...

ASCC Eagles sweep away Enterprise State

MONROEVILLE – Alabama Southern’s Eagles took a big step this past weekend, sweeping four games in two doubleheaders against conference foe Enterprise State.  More...