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June 30, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Day eyes more goals on 6th term

Thomasville Mayor Sheldon Day announced Monday his bid for a sixth term. Day said he wants to build on the progress that started 20 years ago when he became mayor in 1996 after serving as the store manager of Thomasville’s Walmart store.  More...

Slew of activities for Hometown Celebration set

A busy day of activities is set for Saturday’s Hometown Celebration.  Thomasville Mayor Sheldon Day said this is one of the most special days of the year for the city.  More...

B&G board makes plans

Retired Air Force Colonel Leslie Dixon and her board has helped set some new goals for the coming year for the Boys and Girls Club of Southwest Alabama.  Dixon is board president while the remaining officers are Donna Nelson, vice president; Deb More...

Former Clarke Co. teacher dies in Sweet Water wreck

SWEET WATER – A traffic accident in Marengo County on Monday morning took the life of a Butler woman and injured another.  Former Choctaw County High School educator Elaine Chapman, 66, was killed when the 2014 Chevrolet Malibu she was dri More...

Special Sections

Editorials

Absolute power corrupts absolutely

The older you get the more you realize that old adages you heard as a child are true. More...

Let’s be careful out there

Borrowing from a line from the 1980s cop show, Hill Street Blues, ‘Let’s be careful out there.” In the past 10 days or so, there has been an unfortunate number of fatal accidents in the general region of Thomasville. More...

Let’s do away with dog days

June 27, 1951 Dog days, a period in July and August, when the dog star, or Sirius, rises and sets with the sun, should be abolished. All my life I’ve heard of dog days but never has anything but evil been said for this dreaded time of the year. More...

Religion

‘Barnyard Round Up’ a success at Elam VBS

Vacation Bible School was conducted at Elam Baptist Church June 13 – 17. The theme was “Barnyard Round Up”. There were 43 children in attendance. More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Upcoming revival and homecoming at New Union Missionary   New Union Missionary Baptist Church will conduct homecoming and revival services.  Homecoming service will be July 3 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. James Steele of Heidelburg, Miss. More...

We want God to be close to us

This morning Peggy gave me some good advice. It was about 6:30 and we were enjoying one last day of cool dry air in Alabama though yesterday was officially the first day of summer and the longest day of the year.  More...

For The Record

Thomasville crime report

The Thomasville Police Department filed the following charges during the week ending June 26:  • Ryan Steven Davis – Theft of Property First Degree (Motor Vehicle) (Warrant)  More...

Property deeds

June 16-22   Mary Ann Horshok, to George Richard Horshok.  Leisa Woodson Stewart- As Trustee, to Sharon Robinson.  Merchants Bank, to Thor Huebner.  Julius McLain Sr., to Bessie McLain.  Cleo Warren, to Mickey W. More...

Sheriff’s Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of June 21-28 include: More...

State Fire Marshall urges firework safety

With the Fourth of July fireworks in store for the big weekend, Alabama Fire Marshall Edward S. Paulk urges firework consumers and operators to follow the law and use common sense.  More...

New cooks step up for Legion Barbeque

Thomasville Mayor Sheldon Day wanted to offer his thanks to the Specialty Shack owners Mark Counselman and Cliff Amos Monday for help keeping Thomasville’s American Legion Fourth of July Barbecue cookout alive.  More...

American Legion’s Tradition Continues

Specialty Shack owners Mark Counselman (left) and Cliff Amos (right) will handle the cooking duties for the American Legion's Fourth of July Barbeque cookout next Monday at 11 a.m. More...

Boys & Girls Club

The Boys and Girls Club of Southwest Alabama's new board is looking to help expand the club's reach and services in the next year. More...

Council approves 2 moves, progress on developments

The Thomasville City Council kept it brief Monday night making a promotion within the police force and naming a part-time hire as well.  The council approved Thomasville Police Department Chief Mitch Stuckey’s recommendation that officer J More...

Commissioners close out bookkeeping tax matters

Clarke County commissioners approved the usual list of insolvents, errors and taxes Tuesday as submitted by Revenue Commissioner Terry Norris so she could close out her tax year. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

The last Summer Movie Night will be June 30   The last Summer Movie Night will be Thursday, June 30 at Clay Park parking lot, next to the community garden.  More...

People

Critters On Display For Nature’s Olympians

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Former Dixon Mills School students conduct 33rd reunion

Twenty-four former students and visitors registered for the 33rd Dixon Mills School Reunion at Gaston’s Grill in Thomasville on June 4. The first reunion was organized in 1984 by the late Decie Regen and Margaret Bridges Reed.  More...

Clayton receives degree from Duke University

Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, N.C. awarded more than 5,300 undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees during its annual commencement ceremony May 15.  Duke President Richard H. More...

School

‘Passport to Your Future’ a Youth Seminar, was sponsored by the Dravitan Civic Club

“Passport to Your Future” a Youth Seminar, was sponsored by the Dravitan Civic Club. More...

THS announces honor roll

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

TES conducted a fun day

Thomasville Elementary School hosted fun day on May 20 for students. Activities included rock climbing, various games and a face painting booth in the school gym. More...

Sports

Thomasville 10s & 12s advance to state tournaments

Thomasville 10s advance at District Tourney in Selma

The Thomasville 10-year-old Dixie Youth All-Stars saw their semi-final game in the District 4 Tournament at the Dallas County Sports Plex in Selma against Eclectic get postponed until Tuesday.  Coach Clint Thompson said his team was leading 1-0 More...

Overstreet holds first practices with team

The first summer practice session was held June 21 for the Thomasville High School Lady Tigers softball program at Overstreet Field.  These practices are open to returning players and players wishing to try out for the 2016-2017 softball team.&n More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Anderson

Dorothy Leon Anderson Lowry, 94, of Montgomery died Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at the Marengo Nursing Home in Linden.  Mrs. Lowry, a native of Sunny South in Wilcox County, was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Women’s Army Corps. More...

Brock

Matthew D. Brock, 59, died June 24, 2016, at Jackson Medical Center. He was born July 13, 1957 to John B. More...

Cox

Edna Hamrick Cox of Coffeeville died June 22, 2016 in the Mobile Infirmary. She was 88.  She was born Aug. 1, 1927, the last child of Albert and Maggie Taylor Hamrick in Barrytown.  More...