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August 11, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Country Oaks reopens with new owners

Country Oaks Assisted Living has reopened under new ownership. The new owners are Rachel and Clay Bradford and Paul Bradford.  The facility had been a fixture in the Thomasville Community for 20 years before closing earlier this year. More...

US Bank to close 3 county branches

First US Bank announced Monday that it will close three branch offices in Clarke County, including the oldest physical structure that ties the bank to its oldest roots in the county.  The branches include the downtown Jackson office on Commerce More...

Special Sections

Editorials

Can a state lottery save Medicaid?

As anticipated, a special Legislative Session has been called by Governor Robert Bentley. The Session is set to begin this Monday, August 15. Dr. More...

Exciting time for Thomasville

The past few days have seen some big things happen for Thomasville. More...

Is it hot enough for you?

August 8, 1951   More...

Religion

CHURCH CALENDAR

Marvelous Mondays return to T’ville Baptist  Marvelous Mondays began Aug. 1 at Thomasville Baptist Church. Each service is Monday at 6:30 p.m. The guest speakers will be as follows: Aug. 15 - Bro. Micah Gandy; Aug. More...

Pineview to host Tom Toombs live

Tom Toombs will perform at Pineview Baptist Church on Aug. 27 using illusions, comedy, mime, drama, balloons and story telling.  A children’s teacher/leader pep rally will be at 10 a.m. More...

Sports

West Alabama Wild win USSSA title

The West Alabama Wild brought home the USSSA Gulf Coast National Championship by beating the Gulf Coast Fury of Pensacola, Fla., 3-2 in extra innings on July 23 at Gulf Shores. More...

Sweet Water has productive week

SWEET WATER - With one week of practices in the bag, the Sweet Water Bulldogs will look to refine their offensive and defensive packages before the Aug. More...

Meet the THS Tigers set for Friday

The annual “Meet the Tigers” showcase will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 12 at D.F. More...

Rush Health Systems to operate hospital

A concerned Thomasville citizen wanted an update on the proposed Thomasville Regional Medical Center. He got one from Mayor Sheldon Day at Monday’s Thomasville City Council meeting. More...

Hampton tabs Sept. 16 as new start date

The groundbreaking ceremony for the new Thomasville Hampton Inn has been re-set for Sept. 16, according to a release sent out Tuesday afternoon by Thomasville Mayor Sheldon Day.  More...

Adkison gives update on state’s moves

Dr. Vic Adkison, superintendent of the Thomasville City Schools District, asked school employees Aug. 3 to use their voice to counter state political maneuvers, which he feels would hurt local public schools and employee retirement. More...

Waite to run for own District 1 council term

Current Thomasville District 1 City Councilman Roy Waite said his experience in county government as the Clarke County Emergency Management Agency’s Director, will help him better serve the citizens of Thomasville.  More...

County resolves to fund road projects

The Clarke County Commission issued resolutions Tuesday seeking funding for road and bridge projects in the county.  More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Board of Human Resources to meet Aug. 11  The Clarke County Board of Human Resources’ regular board meeting will be conducted on Thursday, Aug. 11 at 10 a.m. The public is invited.  Peewee football and cheerleading registration Aug. More...

People

Girl Scouts helping girls to be the leaders of tomorrow

“I can’t wait to be a dancing machine ... be the best picture-taker ever ... be a spy on a mission ... be a hula-hopping queen ... More...

Library to host book clubs for the youth

Story hour begins on Sept. 8 at Thomasville Public Library.  For children ages five, six and seven story hour will be Thursday mornings 10–11 a.m. More...

Road rage calming potato casserole

Have you ever had road rage? I’m pretty sure that almost everyone that has been in a vehicle has had it, but just hasn’t acted on it. More...

School

THS students face new drug testing rules this fall

A new drug testing policy went into effect at Thomasville High School with the new school year, beginning Aug. 8.  THS Principal Charles Alford addressed the policy Aug. More...

TCS school nurses honored by the state

Dianna Steadham, left, is the nurse at Thomasville Elementary School and Candy Thompson is the head nurse with the Thomasville City Schools District. More...

Expert speaks on how to react if the school is threatened by an active shooter

Employees in the Thomasville City Schools District heard Aug. More...

For The Record

Property deeds

Dated July 14-Aug. 4 Sally Martin, to Adrian Smith. Adrian Smith, to Sally Martin. Sally Martin, to Sally Martin. Sally Martin, to Robert Smith Jr. Patricia H. Williams, to Lee B. Williams. More...

Thomasville crime report

The Thomasville Police Department filed the following charges during the week ending Aug. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Pugh

Charles Alfred Pugh, 90, of Thomasville died Aug. 3, 2016 in Pensacola, Fla. He was born Sept. 5, 1925 in Holtamville. He was a retired millwright with MacMillan Bloedel, Inc. and a member of Thomasville Baptist Church.  More...

Sims

Robert Milton "Bunk" Sims, 82, of Pine Hill died Aug. 5, 2016 at his home. He was born Sept. 9, 1933 in Sunny South. He was a retired procurement logging foreman with MacMillan Bloedel, Inc. and former employee for the City of Thomasville. More...