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June 16, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Commissioners flip on ad for Jackson’s 200th celebration

During Monday’s work session, Clarke County commissioners suggested they would not be buying any more newspaper advertising to promote the county, rejecting requests for a half page ad in a special section coming out next week to recognize Jack More...

County issues CDBG grants to pave 2 dirt roads

The Clarke County Commission issued a resolution Tuesday authorizing the application for $355,000 in Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), for paving of parts of two dirt roads; 1.83 miles of the Pineywoods Road, beginning on the Allen Road side More...

New Name for the Armory

The Alabama National Guard Armory located off Highway 43 will be changing to the Thomasville Criminal Justice Center in the next week. More...

AG Strange denounces 9th Circuit Court decision on guns

MONTGOMERY – Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange denounced a federal appeals court ruling today effectively denying residents of San Diego County, California, the right of possession of a handgun for self-defense outside the home. More...

Special Sections

Editorials

On tragedy, stirrups and our current conflict

Given the events of early Sunday morning, where a deranged terrorist gunned down 49 people at a nightclub in Orlando, Fla., the national debate has begun again on what steps should be taken to prevent another one of these tragic incidents.  More...

Jubilee for Jabo

A few Friday nights ago, a large throng of people gathered at The Club in Birmingham despite a torrential thunderstorm. The event was called Jubilee for Jabo. More...

Friendship week just isn’t Christmas

June 13, 1951 More...

School

Reading coaches converted to personnel

Unexpected state cuts in funding for reading coaches forced the Clarke County Schools District to find positions for those employees.  In an official “Reduction in Force” resolution, approved by the county Board of Education on June More...

TMS announces honor roll

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

Thomasville cheerleaders attend cheer camp

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Sports

Sparks signs with Oklahoma

NICEVILLE — When NWF State catcher Hannah Sparks found out the University of Oklahoma was interested in her, “shocked” didn’t do her reaction justice. More...

Thomasville 8-and-Under All-Stars

The Thomasville 8-and- Under All-Stars qualified for the Dixie Youth District Tournament by making it to the finals against Grove Hill last weekend in a sub-district tournament at Gates Drive Park. More...

Bryant, Joyce named second team All-State 4A

Thomasville High Tigers Chad Bryant, pictured above, and Jesse Joyce were selected to the Alabama Sports Writers Association Class 4A All-State Baseball team as Second Team members. More...

Armory now T’ville Criminal Justice Center

The old Thomasville National Guard Armory building on US 43 North will soon be getting a new name.  More...

Andalusia approves a new Big Mikes

The Andalusia City Council approved a contract with Thomasville steakhouse Big Mike’s last week for a new restaurant in downtown Andalusia.  The new company is called Big Mike’s Restaurant Andalusia, LLC and the deal reached at the c More...

In Memory of Orlando

Flags across the nation, including those in Thomasville were at half-mast Monday and Tuesday in remembrance of the 49 people killed in a terrorist attack at an Orlando, Fla., nightclub on Sunday morning. More...

Wilcox officials reject Pine Hill’s good intentions

PINE HILL - The town of Pine Hill Mayor Roberta Jordan offered Wilcox County Commissioners a plan to help provide running water for the West Wilcox Water System.  The commissioners, at a work session last week, rejected the proposal by not allow More...

City of Jackson’s 200th birthday

The Clarke County Commission issued a resolution Tuesday recognizing Jackson's 200th birthday. More...

Bentley signs order to study ways to protect consumers from bad loans

MONTGOMERY – Governor Robert Bentley on Tuesday signed Executive Order 21 creating the Alabama Consumer Protection Task Force. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Boys and Girls Club accepting membership for summer   The Boys and Girls Club of Southwest Alabama is now accepting membership for the "Summer Brain Gain" Camp.  More...

People

Green and Lear plan to wed June 25

Mr. and Mrs. Steve Green of Thomasville are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Leigh Kelsey Green, to Mr. Mark Thomas Lear, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thorn Lear of Grove Hill.  More...

Albritton - Gilchrist wedding set for Oct. 1

Mr. and Mrs. William Wood Albritton of Camden announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Margaret Anne Albritton, to Mr. Justin Craig Gilchrist, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Craig Gilchrist of Thomasville.  More...

McIntyre -Jones

Ciara Dawn McIntyre and Hunter Wade Jones will exchange marriage vows on June 18, 2016 at 11 a.m. at Pineview Baptist Church in Thomasville.  Miss McIntyre is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Timothy G. McIntyre of Dixons Mills.  Mr. More...

Religion

Thomasville Baptist conducted VBS

Thomasville Baptist Church conducted Vacation Bible School June 5 - 8. Above, Youth Pastor - Preston Smith, Holly Syphrit, Thomas Nelson, Grand Strickland, Jack Mims and Hannah Dyess. More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

St. James AME to celebrate Men and Women’s Day The congregation of St. James AME Church in Choctaw Bluff will celebrate Men and Women's Day on Sunday, June 19 at 2:30 p.m. The Rev. More...

Love Him above all others including self

We live in a society that understands little about living up to commitments. Some of the teachings of Jesus would scare away a great number of people who attend our churches today.  More...

For The Record

Thomasville crime report

The Thomasville Police Department filed the following charges during the week ending June 12:  • Dion Jerel Russell – Assault Second Degree (Warrant)  • Quintana Jawayne Adams – Assault Second Degree (Warrant)  &b More...

Property deeds

June 2-9  Huey R. Kidd, to Kidd Real Estate LLC.  Huey R. Kidd, to Kidd Land LLC.  Daphane Pugh Jr., to Sheldon Maurice Washington.  Fannie Mae-Other, to Dorothy D. West.  Fannie Mae-Other, to Ellis M. More...

Sheriff’s Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of June 7-14 include: • Keith Dural Washington, 32, possession of alcohol on school campus, arrested by Coffeeville Police Dept. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Affholter

Jan Walston Affholter, 59, passed away June 7, 2016 at her home in Jackson. Born Oct. 28, 1956, she was the daughter of Elsie and Charles Walston. More...

Overstreet

Evelyn Louise Overstreet, 75, of Leroy died June 6, 2016 at Jackson Medical Center. She was born Aug. More...