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September 15, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

TPD gets new officer, grant process for cars

The Thomasville Police Department got a new patrol officer at Monday’s City Council meeting and could soon have two new patrol vehicles if it is successful in landing a United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development grant.  More...

Semmes man killed in wreck south of Fulton

A Semmes man was killed Sunday afternoon in a single vehicle crash just south of Fulton on Highway 43.  According to Alabama State Troopers, Steve Wellington, Sr., 61, of Semmes was killed when the 2006 Chevrolet Silverado truck he was a passeng More...

AC approved for Clarke animal shelter

Hot dogs will become cool dogs at the Clarke County Animal Shelter with the installation of an air conditioner approved by the Clarke County Commission Tuesday.  More...

Mobile County man killed in tractor wreck

A Mobile County man was killed when his tractor rolled over on him at his hunting camp near Wilcox County Road 1 south of Sunny South Saturday.  Clarke County Sheriff Ray Norris said his department responded along with Wilcox authorities because More...

Special Sections

Editorials

City mayors are the governors of Alabama

There is no truer adage in the political world than “all politics is local.” therefore, the best politics and the best governing in the state is at the local level. More...

We, the Deplorables

So what’s wrong with Hillary Clinton? Her fainting collapse following the the 9/11 remembrance ceremony in New York City Sunday caused shockwaves through the Cable TV News and internet world. More...

Nothing like the comforting sound of rain

September 15, 1983   More...

Religion

What was viewed as a tragedy turned into a triumph

A fierce tornado destroyed his home. Finally, when the rains stopped and floods subsided, he returned to look at the damage.  All had been destroyed. His home was gone. His belongings had been washed away. More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Creels Chapel to host ‘2nd Mile’   Creels Chapel United Methodist Church will host “ 2nd Mile” in concert on Saurday, Sept. 16 at 7 p.m.  Refreshments will be served at 6 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend. The Rev. More...

Sports

Sweet Water slides past Marengo

Sweet Water hosts J. F. Shields; Marengo at A. L. Johnson.

DIXONS MILLS - Some big plays in the passing game and four takeaways on defense and special teams helped Sweet Water grab a crucial 33-22 road win at Marengo High School Friday night. More...

Smith comes up big for Bulldogs

DIXONS MILLS - Facing an unbeaten opponent on the road in a key region game, Sweet Water got what it needed from quarterback Jonah Smith.  More...

At a Glance

Sweet Water 33, Marengo 22

SweetWater 7 7 6 13-33 Marengo 8608-22 SW M More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Packer

Jarvis Tremayne Packer, 28, was born June 26, 1988 and departed this life Aug. 28, 2016.  Packer became a member of the Chance Baptist Church. He graduated from the Clarke County High School in Grove Hill. More...

Tyler

Cecil Louise Moore Tyler, 91, of Pine Hill, died Sept. 4, 2016 at Thomasville Heath Care and Rehabilitation Center. She was born Jan. 7, 1925 to Steven Robert and Laura Daniels Moore. More...

Upchurch

Mary Sollie Upchurch, 96, of Dickinson, passed away Thursday, Sept. 08, 2016 at Jackson Healthcare Facility. She was born July 4, 1920 to Clifford Buckalew and Mary Bell Walker Buckalew. More...

EDA official cites way county can rebound

MOBILE - For Thomasville and the rest of Clarke County to thrive economically, address its double-digit unemployment and grow its population, it will need partnerships with various organizational entities that will make it easier to gain much-needed More...

Hampton project hits snag

The scheduled Friday ground break for Thomasville’s new Hampton Inn has been postponed, according to Thomasville Mayor Sheldon Day.  More...

Movement continues on new hospital

Thomasville Mayor Sheldon Day again assured the city council that the Certificate of Need that is required by the state of Alabama for the city to pursue its new hospital project is in good shape because progress continues to be made.  More...

THS Raises Supplies for Louisiana Flood Victims

The National Honors Society at Thomasville High School has collected items for Louisiana flood victims. More...

County Education approves budget

The Clarke County Board of Education approved a budget of nearly $27.4 million for the 2016-17 fiscal year at its Sept. 8 meeting. The budget is about the same as last year but includes a 4 percent raise for employees. More...

Space exhibit set for Mobile

SPACE USA is an all new adventure and exhibition that explores travel through our galaxy that has been set up an exhibit at the Mobile Convention Center from today through Saturday. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Benefit for the Drew Family The Peggy McNider Hunting Club will host a cook-out benefit for the Drew Family Saturday, Sept. 17 and 24 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. More...

People

Hare and Ousley to wed

Greg and Cindy Hare of Thomasville announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Nikki Hare, to Ben Ousley, son of Roy and Lisa Ousley of Prattville and Brenda Mims of Verbena.  The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Jean More...

Powell to lead the 2016 Red Kettle Campaign

Virginia Powell will serve as chairperson of the 2016 Red Kettle Campaign. Powell currently heads the Salvation Army Advisory Board. As chairperson, Powell will direct all activities for the local Bell Ringing activities.  More...

Southwest Alabama Auxiliary latest meeting was hosted Sept. 6

The Southwest Alabama Auxiliary met on Sept. 6. Vera Harris, President for the next three years, opened the meeting for business.  The invocation was given by Dr. James Best. Two special guests were in attendance.  More...

School

Welding students at THS can earn certification

Thomasville High School offers a welding program for juniors and seniors, where students can earn certification toward a good paying job. More...

TCS faculty and staff recognized

Faculty and staff members of the Thomasville City Schools District are currently involved in the University of West Alabama Instructional Leadership Program: Cheryl Hyde (sixth grade math teacher at More...

National Technical Honor Society officers chosen

Officers chosen for the Thomasville High School National Technical Honor Society (L-R) are: Avis Davis, fundraiser chairperson; Ashley Jordan, treasurer; Kayla Marshall, secretary; Candice Coston, vi More...

For The Record

Thomasville crime report

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

Property deeds

Sept. 1-8   C.G. Presnall, to Michelle P. Smith.  C.G. Presnall, to Michelle P. Smith.  C.G. Presnall, to Michelle P. Smith.  C.G. Presnall, to Beverly P. More...

Grand Jury Report

Five individuals have been indicted for murder in three separate cases.  The Clarke County grand Jury two weeks ago indicted Dennis James “D. More...