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July 14, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Secretary Merrill tours Windham Museum

Alabama Secretary of State John H. Merrill came to Thomasville last week to tour the Kathryn Tucker Windham Museum on the campus of Alabama Southern Community College. More...

Landowner asks county to vacate dirt road

A Clarke County landowner is asking the county to vacate a short dirt road that runs through her property, saying she never agreed for it to become a public road in the first place.  Betty Heaton addressed the county commission’s work sess More...

Strange comments on firearm prohibitions

MONTGOMERY - Attorney General Luther Strange today released public statements about formal complaints received by his office concerning possible unlawful prohibitions of firearms in Tuscaloosa.  More...

Special Sections

People

Samac honored for 55 years of service

On June 21, 2016 Scott Latham, President and CEO of the Alabama Bankers Association, presented a plaque to Bobbie S. More...

West Alabama Insurance Agency

West Alabama Insurance announced a merger last week with Collins and Collins Insurance. The merged insurance companies will be called the West Alabama Insurance Agency, said its manager Jason Jones. More...

Nichols and Haigler to marry July 30

Kevin and Shannon Nichols of Thomasville announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Mary Beth Nichols, to Justin Haigler, son of Carl and Brenda Haigler of Childersburg.  The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Eileen Gr More...

School

Orientation set for THS and TMS

Student orientation for Thomasville High School will be Thursday, July 28 in the THS school cafeteria.  Orientation for the 9th and 10th grades will be conducted at 5:30 p.m.  Orientation for 11th and 12th grades will be conducted at 7 p.m More...

TCS staff meets new TMS Principal

 A 'meet and greet' reception was conducted July 6 in the Thomasville Middle School Library/Media Center so faculty and staff of TMS and the school system could meet the new principal Gerald McAnally. More...

Hunt awarded a nursing scholarship

Christie Alexandra Hunt has been awarded the Mildred Coleman Starnes Nursing Scholarship at the University of South Alabama.  The scholarship includes full tuition and fees and is renewable until the completion of the degree.  Hunt is a 201 More...

Sports

Hall of Fame announces new class

The Thomasville Sports Hall of Fame announced its second class of inductees this week naming six new members. More...

Thomasville takes on Demopolis

Thomasville High School Football Schedule  Aug. 26 Sweet Water 7 p.m. Sept. 2 at W.S. Neal 7 p.m. Sept. 16 Monroe Co. 7 p.m. Sept 23 Jackson 7 p.m. Sept. 30 at Andalusia 7 p.m. Oct. 7 Escambia Co. 7 p.m. Oct. More...

Game Check meets tonight

Chuck Sykes is on a quest. More...

Hampton Inn clears legal hurdle

GROVE HILL - A new Hampton Inn for Thomasville cleared a big legal hurdle Tuesday.  First Alabama Judicial District Judge Robert Montgomery needed only a couple of seconds to approve the city of Thomasville’s validation petition for the So More...

Dixon announces bid for 8th term

The most experienced member of the Thomasville city government, District 5 councilwoman Alberta Smiley Dixon, announced this week her bid for an eighth term.  Dixon has served on the Thomasville City Council for the past 28 years. More...

Council addresses eatery’s tax rebate

Following the recommendation of the Thomasville Industrial Board, the Thomasville City Council began a process Monday to grant a new restaurant in town a tax incentive. More...

Camp Jigsaw ministers to autism

Camp Jigsaw is a camp for adolescent boys with autism on the campus of Mississippi State University in Starkville, Miss.  This camp allows individuals the opportunity to build social skills, enjoy leisure activities, and build lasting friendship More...

Shell awning collapses

The Shell Station in Thomasville suffered damage when its awning over the gas pumps collapsed Sunday following nearly four inches of rain. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Kindergarten registration continues for TES Kindergarten registration continues for the 2016- 2017 school year at Thomasville Elementary School. More...

Editorials

The race is on, after the July conventions

As if we have not been inundated enough with politics this year, hold on to your seats. Over the next few weeks that is all you will hear, read or see. More...

All lives matter

Last July, I was embroiled in my own “Black Lives Matter” case. More...

I think I’ll finish February’s column

July 11, 1951   More...

Religion

CHURCH CALENDAR

Women’s convention set for July 14   Bethel Missionary Baptist Women’s Auxiliary will conduct its District Women’s Convention on Thursday, July 14 at 10 a.m. at New Greater First Baptist Church where the Rev. Dr. More...

We prove we trust in Him when we pour out our hearts

People are like weather reports: they change frequently and are not always reliable. Over the years the prescription for predicting the weather has changed dramatically. More...

Mental Conditioning

Taking on responsibility not looking for privileges is a mark of a champion.  When you are given much, you tend to expect much. More...

For The Record

Thomasville crime report

The Thomasville Police Department filed the following charges during the week ending July 10:  • Wilbert Antwon Welch – Unlawful Breaking and Entering a Vehicle and Theft of Property Second (Warrrant)  • Shirley Delaine Welc More...

Property deeds

Dated June 30-July 7   Timothy Baugh, to Christopher C. Baugh.  El-Myra S. Cleiland, to Martha E. Davis.  Cheryl G. McCraw- Other, to The Westervelt Company Inc.  Cheryl A. Gillmore, to The Westervelt Company Inc.  Cheryl A. More...

Sheriff’s Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of June 28- July 12 include:  • Timothy James Langley Jr., 32, unlawful possession of marijuana first degree, probation violation (new charge-felony), arrested by Clarke County S More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Barnes

William Reginald Barnes, 74, of Scyrene died July 4, 2016 at his home. He was born May 10, 1942 in Chance. He was a retired woodyard operator with Weyerhauser.  More...

Strickland

Frank Edward Strickland, 89, of Dixons Mills died July 11, 2016 at his home. He was born March 21, 1927 in Vineland. He was the former owner of Granite Memorials and he was a US Army Veteran.  He is survived by his special friends, Sandra H. More...