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June 2, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Day gives take on gas deal

Thomasville Mayor Sheldon Day calls the latest deal between Clarke-Mobile Counties Gas District and Black Belt Energy another benefit to local customers and an improved tool to attract additional industry to the county.  More...

18-Wheeler Flips at LP Entrance

Paramedics, firemen and police arrived at the scene of an overturned 18-wheeler at the LP entrance on Wednesday morning. Officials said the driver was not injured and refused medical attention. More...

ADPH takes steps toward Zika virus

The Alabama Department of Public Health is taking several steps to ensure that youth and parents in the state understand how to protect themselves from the Zika virus. More...

Special Sections

Editorials

Is it possible to vacation without television?

Sometimes, to get a better perspective of where you are, it helps to go someplace else for a few days. More...

Bill jinxes gubernatorial chances

If a bill introduced in the Alabama Legislature by Senator Miller Bonner of Wilcox becomes a law, my campaign for Governor is blowed sky high. More...

Letter to the Editor

Allergy sufferers shouldn’t be punished because criminals abuse pseudoephedrine

To the Editor,  Living with spring allergies has conditioned me to dread the end of winter. Each year, itchy, swollen red eyes, super-congested sinuses, breathing difficulties, and a leaking nose consume my life for two to three months.   More...

School

TES Pre-Kindergarten applications accepted now through June 15

Applications are now being accepted for the Alabama First Class Pre-Kindergarten Program for 2016-2017 at Thomasville Elementary School.  The deadline is June 15 and must be turned in at the Cent More...

When students become readers, this is the beginning of academic achievement

The elementary years are foundational, said Traci Hosea, librarian/media specialist at Thomasville Elementary School. “It is when they learn to become readers. …This is the beginning of their academic achievement. More...

THS Senior Honors 2016

Sponsored by the Thomasville City Board of Education  Dr. Vic Adkison, Superintendent   More...

Sports

Hankins excited about THS

The work and attitude of the 2016 edition of the Thomasville High School Tigers football team is prompting head coach Jack Hankins Jr. to be optimistic about the fall season. More...

Thomasville Tiger baseball team honored

List of 2016 Tiger Baseball Award winners

The 2016 season of the Thomasville High School Tigers baseball team was celebrated May 20 at the annual banquet in the school cafeteria.  The following awards were presented by THS Head Baseball Coach Robby Carpenter. More...

Hunter hauls in hogs

Madison Campbell killed her first hogs, three of the five shown, May 15 while hunting with her PawPaw, Ronnie Campbell Sr. and her brother, Forrest Campbell. More...

Virtual School approved by board

The Thomasville City Board of Education approved May 24 a virtual education pathway, which was mandated by the Alabama Legislature and will begin with the 2016- 2017 school year.  More...

Three Times the Fun

The old saying, “Be careful what you ask for” certainly applied to Charity and Derrick Rotton. More...

Drilling ban undercuts U.S. security

The Obama administration just reversed its 2015 plan to open up waters off the Atlantic coast to oil drilling. Officials claim the reversal will protect national security. It will do the opposite. More...

Two killed when car rolls into river

A Friday morning accident that claimed the lives of two Clarke County men remains under investigation according to reports from the Clarke County Sheriff’s Department.  The office was alerted early Friday morning when boaters discovered Me More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Dixons Mills School Reunion hosted June 4  The annual Dixons Mills School Reunion will be Saturday, June 4 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Gaston’s Grill.  Reception for the Rev. Watson   More...

People

Husband and wife both graduate from the University of Alabama

Trey and Amber McKinley, former graduates of Thomasville High School, recently graduated from The University of Alabama.  More...

Reeves - Lolley to marry on July 2

Amanda Reeves and Grant Lolley announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.  The bride-elect is the daughter of Bill and Monica Reeves and the late Jan Reeves of Brookhaven, Miss.  The prospective groom is the son of Wayne and Dottie More...

House - Bradford to marry on June 4

Olivia House and Brett Bradford will exchange wedding vows Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 4:30 in the afternoon at Gaines Ridge Dinner Club located at 933 Highway 10 East in Camden. Family and friends are invited to attend.   More...

Religion

Mental Conditioning

It is inevitable, as you become a champion, that you will face adversity that will try to stop you.  I don’t think we can exhaust the subject of facing adversity.  Everyone, the champions and those that have decided to be average, wil More...

Church Calendar

Midway to host one-day VBS   Midway Baptist Church in Thomasville, will host a one-day "Backyard VBS" on Saturday, June 4, from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. More...

When we commit our lives to God, He will give to us

He stood before my desk with a set of orders and said, “FTC Nichols reporting for duty, Sir.” Not hearing his designator very clearly I asked, “What do you do for the Navy?” “Sir,” he said crisply, “I recentl More...

For The Record

Property deeds

Dated April 28-29   Bradley R. Goodman, to Dale Goodman.  Jerry A. More...

Thomasville Crime Report

The Thomasville Police Department filed the following charges during the week ending May 29:  • Tavaris Damien D’Amere Jones – Theft of Property Second Degree (Warrant)  • Spencer Jarmon Dorsey – Speeding (Warran More...

Sheriff’s Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of May 17-31 include: • Kenneth Kristopher Thompson, 45, probation violation (technical violation), arrested by LifeTech. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Faile

Wintry York Faile, 91, of Fulton, passed away May 23, 2016 at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital. She was born in Salitpa on Nov. 8, 1924 to Edwin T. More...

Hawthorne

Willie James Hawthorne, 68, died May 27, 2016 in Grove Hill. He was born April 24, 1948.  He was employed with the City of Thomasville.  More...

Overton

Willie Ray Overton, 69 of Fulton died May 27, 2016 at his home.  He was born July 29, 1946 in Peacock. He was a truck driver for Scotch Lumber Company.  More...