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August 4, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Knight announces bid for District 1 City Council seat

Larry Knight has spent the last 50 years of his life in Thomasville.  Larry, along with his family, has a long and proud history of building things. More...

McKinley witnesses RNC in Cleveland

The city of Thomasville’s Attorney Edmon McKinley attended the Republican National Convention July 18-21 as an alternate delegate for Alabama.  McKinley said he enjoyed the trip and had raves for the people of the convention city of Clevel More...

Rabies vaccinations to be conducted locally

Walk in vaccination clinics will be Aug. 15-19 at the following locations: Animal Hospital of Thomasville, 136 Worl Ave., Thomasville; Clarke County Animal Hospital, 14631 Hwy. 43, Grove Hill and Pine City Veterinary Clinic, 2755 Hwy. 43, Jackson. More...

Sales tax holiday starts Friday

MONTGOMERY — Alabama’s upcoming sales tax holiday which begins Friday on certain clothing, computers, and school supplies could provide a muchneeded lift to many small stores and businesses, said Rosemary Elebash, state director of the Na More...

Special Sections

Editorials

Marvin Gaye’s masterpiece

Sometimes the coolest stories come from the most unexpected of encounters. More...

As the World Turns in Alabama Politics

Now that the national conventions are over and we have had a glimpse of what to expect in the upcoming fall presidential contest, let us turn our attention back to our good ole state politics.  More...

First postwar year brings many changes

August 4, 1983 Have you ever traveled a road that is vaguely familiar and you keep thinking, “I’ve been this way before?” This is true as I started to look through the file of 1949. More...

Religion

Revelators performing Aug. 20 at Aimwell Baptist

Aimwell Baptist Church will host a southern gospel music night featuring the Revelators on Saturday, Aug. 20 at 6 p.m. A special love offering will be taken for the group. Bring your favorite finger foods to be shared after the concert. More...

The tongue can be a blessing or a curse

A Greek philosopher asked his attendant to prepare a dinner for his closest friends. More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Marvelous Mondays return to T’ville Baptist   Marvelous Mondays will be hosted began Aug. 1 at Thomasville Baptist Church.  Each service is each Monday at 6:30 p.m. The guest speakers will be as follows: Aug. 7- 8 - Dr. More...

For The Record

Thomasville crime report

The Thomasville Police Department filed the following charges during the week ending July 31:  • Mystik Marquetia Miller – Unlawful Possession of a Concealed Weapon on Person, Possession of Marijuana First Degree (Felony), Drug Traffi More...

Sheriff’s Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of July 26- Aug. More...

Leroy man released in tree tie robber death

The combination of a series of break-ins on and near Spurgeon Road in Leroy and a frustrated homeowner set the stage for an unfortunate chain of events that cost an alleged burglar his life Friday night.  More...

Chicago woman draws 2 charges

A Chicago woman on an apparent cross-country trip from California to West Virginia was arrested by the Thomasville Police Department on two drug charges.  More...

Farmer turns forgotten items into treasures

A cracked bicycle reflector, a rusty railroad spike, and a broken yard rake: trash or treasures? Most people would say “trash”, but not Lamar Stockman. More...

AG Strange joins coalition to stop EPA regulations

MONTGOMERY—Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange joined a coalition of 14 states and state agencies in filing suit against the U.S. More...

State ranks fifth in nation for fires

BIRMINGHAM – The state of Alabama has a new reason to take fire prevention seriously. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Oliver Lodge #334 F&AM to meet Aug. 6 Oliver Lodge #334 F&AM (Free and accepted masons) will meet on Aug. 6 at 6:30 p.m. There will also be scholarships awarded. Coffeeville High School and Clarke County Training School to host reunion More...

People

Atchison to celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

On Aug. 7, 2016, Janiece and Jimmy Atchison will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary in the fellowship hall at Forest Avenue Baptist Church from 2:30 – 4:30 in the afternoon.  More...

SKA competitors bring home wins

Judo/ Grappling competitors from Thomasville attended the 2016 North American Grappling Association’s U.S. Championships in Orange Beach on July 23.  More...

International Cake Exploration Societé hosted for first time in Alabama

The 41st annual International Cake Exploration Societé convention and show will be hosted at the Mobile Convention Center from Aug. More...

School

Dr. Adkison welcomes new employees to TCS

Dr. Vic Adkison, superintendent of the Thomasville City Schools District, welcomed new employees on Aug. 1 in the Thomasville High School Library Media Center. More...

Location for TES orientation changed

Due to renovations at Thomasville Elementary School, the orientation for TES is today, Aug. 4 has been moved to the Thomasville Middle School cafeteria at 5:30 p.m. for first and second grades and 7 p.m. More...

Clarke Prep Supply Lists for 2016 - 2017

K-5 Grade Backpack Fabric rest mat (not plastic) 4 boxes- 24 count Crayola Crayons 1 box 8-10 count washable Crayola markers 1 small bottle Elmer’s glue 2 glue sticks 1 small pair children&rsquo More...

Sports

Area teams back on the practice fields

High school football teams in Alabama hit the practice fields for preparation of the 2016 season Monday morning.  At Thomasville, Tigers Head Coach Jack Hankins had about 40 players start the day in the weight room and then on to the field for a More...

Jacksonville State gets Woodard’s 2017 commitment

Zach Woodard, a senior linebacker on the 2016 Thomasville High School Tigers football team, has committed to play football for the Jacksonville State University Gamecocks in Jacksonville, Ala.  He also serves as a tight end and H-back on the THS More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Newton

Leila Bell Newton, 87, a homemaker of Grove Hill died July 27, 2016 at Mobile Infirmary. She was born March 18, 1929 in New Prospect. More...

Lockett

Johnnie Dell Ridgeway Lockett, 78, transitioned from this earthly life on June 25, 2016 at Choctaw General Hospital in Butler.  She was born Sept. More...