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November 3, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Troopers catch stolen car suspect

Alabama State Troopers caught a male subject who drove off from a traffic stop, and then in the subsequent chase on U.S. Highway 43, caused a wreck near the Gates Drive intersection in south Thomasville on Monday afternoon. More...

The State has issued a no burn notice

The Forest Service announced due to extreme drought conditions that the public will be restricted from building fires in national forests. Camp stoves are allowed but fireworks and other pyrotechnic devices are prohibited.  More...

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Editorials

Buying absentee votes in Wilcox

Customs, like flowers and fashions and human life, are ordained by God to pass away. They may be binding for a time, but never universal or permanent in their obligation. More...

Poll ratings for both, unfavorable

We will vote to select the President 44th Tuesday. The next President will be a New Yorker. Whomever is selected will enter the Oval office with the most unfavorable poll ratings of any President in recent memory. More...

Wild geese predict approaching winter

November 2, 1949 Wild geese came over More...

Religion

CHURCH CALENDAR

Chilton Baptist to host many events   Chilton Baptist Church will host a Fall Festival on Saturday, Nov. 5 from 4 p.m. until. There will be fun and games for all ages. Soup and sandwiches will be served.  More...

Are we failures if we fail or do we fail because we are failures?

A ll of us fail at one time or another or at one task or another. Not because we do not try - because trying is not the problem.  It is because we do not make use of the help - or power - that’s available to us. More...

Sports

Stephens beats odds, stars for Tide

What are the chances that not one, not two, but three brothers from a small town in a rural county would go on to play football for the state’s largest college? More...

Tigers rally by Dogs

A win over a county rival is always sweet, no matter how ugly the game might have been. The Thomasville High School Tigers football team continues to find a way to win each week.  More...

Marengo heads to Brantley for 1A playoff opener

DIXONS MILLS - The Marengo Panthers tuned up for the Class 1A playoffs by taking on rival Southern Choctaw last Friday in Silas. Marengo (6-4) fell 12-8 but did so without starting quarterback Cordarius Pritchett. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Agee

Edna Lucille Agee, 84, of Thomasville died Oct. 28, 2016 at Jackson Health Care Facility. She was born April 29, 1932 in Thomasville to Horrie Grey and Vergie Lee Phillips. She was a former seamstress and a member of Bashan Baptist Church.  More...

Barnes

Marilyn Gates Barnes, 54, a homemaker of Dickinson, died Oct. 26, 2016 at her home. She was born Aug. 14, 1962 in Jackson to Willie Samuel and Vera Murl Gates.  More...

Newton

Thomas Bernard Newton, 79, died Oct. 30, 2016. A native and resident of Clarke County, Newton attended school in Thomasville. He worked as an electrician in construction, continuing in the field until retirement from Ingalls Shipyard. More...

City voters head to polls on Nov. 8

Thomasville voters head to the polls on Nov. 8 to select a new President of the United States, while also making their decisions in a U.S. Senate race, for the House of Representatives, along with a handful of elected county offices.  More...

Woman trapped in Tallahatta car wreck

A Thomasville woman was entrapped in her vehicle after an early Tuesday morning wreck on Tallahatta Road, according to deputies from the Clarke County Sheriff’s Office. More...

Halloween Fun

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Magical words inspire Thomasville’s Gehlken

As Gail Haskew Gehlken sat in her English class at Thomasville High School in 1963, she heard words that would change her life! More...

Fourteen amendments on Nov. 8 ballot

Fourteen constitutional amendments will be on the Nov. 8 ballot for voters to decide. Any major — and often minor — change to state or local government in Alabama frequently requires an amendment to the 1901 constitution. More...

Group urges vote yes on Amendment 8

MONTGOMERY — With one week to go before the General Election, the National Federation of Independent Business is urging its members and others to vote “yes” on Constitutional Amendment 8, protecting Alabama’s status as a right More...

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Nominations for Citzen of the Year accepted  Thomasville Alabama Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications for Citzen of the Year. Contact the chamber for criteria and guidelines for nominations. More...

People

McClurkin and Henson exchanged vows Oct. 29

Mr. and Mrs. William Ellis McClurkin of Thomasville announce the marriage of their daughter, Billie Lou, to Charles Arther Henson of Linden. The groom is the son of Mrs. Charlotte Henson and the late Mr. Charles Henson. More...

Higginbotham – Messer plan December vows

Mr. and Mrs. Ken Higginbotham of Jackson announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jessica Ann Higginbotham, to Micah James Messer. Mr. Messer is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Messer of Dothan.  More...

Lt. Colonel Wilshelia S. Ezell retires from the U.S. Air Force

A retirement ceremony was hosted in honor of Lieutenant Colonel Wilshelia S. Ezell on Oct. 28 in Montgomery. Ezell was the present Director of Operations, Center for Strategic Leadership Communication at the Maxwell Air Force Base. More...

School

Thomasville City Schools make plans for future

The Thomasville City Board of Education has taken another step toward planning the future of the school district.  More...

TES announces honor roll

The Thomasville Elementary School announced the honor roll for the first nine weeks as follows:  First Grade   More...

SWHS Robotics attended BEST

The Sweet Water High School Robotics team attended Shelton State’s BEST competition on Oct. 29. The team finished second overall in the BEST competition and first in robot. The robot also won Most Photogenic. More...

For The Record

Thomasville crime report

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

Property deeds

Oct. 20-27   Willard Corley, to Willard Corley.  Daley Duncan, to Kevin Cox.  Rodger D. Knight, to Bernita K. Hamilton.  Estate of Martha Fae Anton, to Sharon Jones.  Johnny M. More...

Sheriff’s Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Oct. 25- Nov. More...