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October 27, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Big Mike’s awarded Best Steak in Alabama

Since its opening three years ago, Big Mike’s Steakhouse of Thomasville has been well regarded in Southwest Alabama for producing a great steak.  More...

Bentley praises unemployment rate; Clarke at 10.5 percent

MONTGOMERY – Alabama Governor Robert Bentley announced today that Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted September unemployment rate is 5.4 percent, unchanged from August’s rate, and significantly lower than September 2015&rsquo More...

Special Sections

People

RSVP conducted its annual awards banquet

The Retired Senior and Volunteer Program (RSVP) hosted its annual awards banquet at the Thomasville Civic Center on the evening of Oct. More...

Historical Society to host musical meeting Sunday

Clarke County Historical Society members and guests will be in for a different kind of history lesson Sunday — a musical one!  “Four Old Hearts”—say that carefully!—from Mobile County, a Barbershop Quartet group, wi More...

Research Club conducted October meeting

Amy Prescott, Director of the Thomasville Alabama Chamber of Commererce, spoke to the Research Club at Gaston's Grill on Oct. 20. More...

School

SWHS students dress for success

Recently, the 8th and 9th grade students at Sweet Water High School had a "Dress for Success" Day. The event was part of the current program that these students are participating in called GEAR UP. More...

SWHS recently hosted the Junior Ring Ceremony

Sweet Water High School recently hosted the Junior Ring Ceremony. More...

SWHS declare SGA officers

Sweet Water High School recently conducted its SGA elections. Seven candidates vied for various offices. More...

For The Record

Thomasville crime report

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

Property deeds

Oct. 13-20   Tony Ray Sheffield, to Randal S. Sheffield.  Gail P. Bagley, to William G. More...

Sheriff’s Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Oct. 18-25 include: • Michael Earl King, 32, child support failure to pay/CAPIAS, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Dannelly

James Larsen "Buddy" Dannelly, 88, of Thomasville died Oct. 22, 2016 at South Baldwin Medical Center. He was born Feb. 25, 1928 in Century, Fla. to James C. and Manilla Larsen Dannelly. More...

Pope

Nelda Cogle Pope, 87, a homemaker of Dixons Mills, died Oct. 16, 2016 at her home. She was born May 28, 1929 in Dixons Mills to B. A. and Rosa Quarles Cogle. More...

Smith

Mary Louise Smith, 89, a homemaker of Sweet Water, died Oct. 19, 2016 at Bryan W. Whitfield Memorial Hospital. She was born June 11, 1927 in Clanton to Wilbert O. and Mary Bell Neeley.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Orban O. More...

Residents asked to name top citizen

The Thomasville Alabama Chamber of Commerce is taking nominations for the 2017 Citizen of the Year.  More...

Hankins has a fun filled life

The life of a football coaches’ wife can be fun, but it does have its set of challenges. Add to that, being a teacher herself, and the mother of two football-playing boys, and Denita Hankins has quite the full life.  More...

Commissioners argue over Ala-Tom role

“We’re never going to get along on this commission,” observed Clarke County Commissioner Tyrone Moye toward the end of Tuesday morning’s meeting. More...

Commission argues over road striping

Nothing is routine about Clarke County Commission meetings.  A seemingly simple request Tuesday to seek bids to add white traffic striping lines to the sides of recently resurfaced county roads produced discussion and some debate before it was a More...

Rhone questioned about mileage

A reimbursement check for mileage to Commissioner Rhondel Rhone for $881.48 drew criticisms from Commissioners Stan Hutto and Jackie Ray Rush and set off a firestorm between the three at Monday’s work session, a firestorm that continued into Tu More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Old fashioned bake sale Oct. 29 The Clarke County Historical Museum in Grove Hill will host an old fashioned bake sale Friday, Oct. 28 from 8 a.m. until and Saturday Oct. 29 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. There will be lots of home baked goods. More...

Editorials

Dinner with Uncle Verne

Saturday I was in Tuscaloosa as part of the media covering the Alabama-Texas A&M football game.  More...

And the David vs. Goliath race was on

The year was 1962. John Kennedy was President. Camelot was in full bloom. The Congress was controlled by Democrats only because the South was solidly Democratic. The Southern bloc of senators and congressmen were all Democrats. More...

Not too early to hint for Christmas

Although it’s about two months until Christmas, we are well in the middle of the “hinting” season - the time of the year when we have to be mighty careful about what we say around those who will give us presents come December 25. More...

Religion

Springfield Methodist Protestant Church hosts Anthem Quartet

Springfield Methodist Protestant Church is hosting a youth night on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 6-10 p.m. The Anthem Quartet from Kentucky Mountain Bible College will be the special guest. More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Springfield hosts Anthem Quartet   Springfield Methodist Protestant Church is hosting a youth night on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 6-10 p.m. More...

Sweet Water Baptist Church celebrates 100th anniversary

Hidden away in a crawl space beneath the baptistery, inside an old filing cabinet sealed tightly with age, lay the original minutes and notes from Sweet Water Baptist Church's inaugural meeting.  More...

Sports

Phillips was a big factor for Auburn’s defense

Auburn dominated the SEC in the mid- 1980’s. Tiger fans will tell you that the ’87 linebacking core was one of the best in the nation and was, perhaps, the best in the team’s history. More...

Tigers get slice of Region 1-4A title

The Thomasville High School Tigers football team defeated the Satsuma High School Gators 35-27 Oct. More...

Tide comes up big

TUSCALOOSA - Defending national champion and No. 1 ranked Alabama found themselves in a fight with Texas A&M Saturday at Bryant-Denny Stadium.  The Crimson Tide trailed 14-13 in the third quarter against the visiting Aggies. More...