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March 2, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

McFadden honored for service to community

The remarkable lives and accomplishments of James Sherman McFadden and his wife Amanda Ford Findley McFadden were recognized during the Clarke County Historical Society’s monthly meeting Sunday.  More...

First US Bank sees increase in new markets

First US Bank’s business is growing in Birmingham and Tuscaloosa markets as net loans for the bank have increased by 26.4 percent for 2016, the bank said in a news release.  Net loans for the bank increased $67.3 million. More...

Mobile Home Fire

Thomasville Volunteer Fire Fighters work on a mobile home at Williams Trailer Park located behind Walmart. The TVFD said the mobile home was destroyed following the blaze.   More...

Special Sections

Editorials

A lot happened in the last 36 hours

It was a flurry of activity over the last 24 to 36 hours or so. On Monday night, the Thomasville City Council expanded the city’s borders by another 1.25 miles. More...

Alabama - one of the most unionized states

We have unbelievable natural resources in Alabama starting with the Tennessee Valley and transcending to the beautiful white sands at Gulf Shores. Many of our natural resources have been exploited over the years. More...

Rosetime Celebration is very nostalgia

February 23, 1984 More...

Religion

Beast Feast was conducted at Thomasville Baptist Church

Thomasville Baptist Church conducted its annual Beast Feast Saturday, Feb. 18. The guest speaker was Outdoor TV personality, Jeff Danker.   More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Deacon and Deaconess Day at Clarke Street Baptist March 12   Clarke Street Baptist Church will host its annual Deacon and Deaconess Day on Sunday, March 12 at 2:30 p.m.  The theme will be “And Let These Also First Be Proved; Then Let More...

God brought everyone into existence and has a plan for us

There is, perhaps, no more reassuring picture of God’s presence and protection than that of a shepherd leading and protecting his flock. More...

For The Record

Property deeds

Feb. 16 - Feb. 23   Charles R. Brown, to Christopher D. Moseley.  William Robert Lipscomb, to Michael E. McHaney Jr.  Jeffery L. Richey, to Joseph S. Taylor.  Mollie E. Griffin-Other, to Gale K. More...

Thomasville crime report

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

Sheriff’s Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Feb. 21-27 include: • Joseph Raynard Boykin, 51, negotiating a worthless instrument, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Thomasville annexes 1.25 miles south

The city limits of Thomasville expanded Monday night. More...

City signs off on refinance

The Thomasville City Council voted 5-0 to consolidate a handful of short-term debt obligations from both the city and Thomasville Industrial Board into a single note, thus saving at least 2 percent over an 11-year period. More...

Some elected officials voice opposition to state gas tax

Two Clarke County elected officials have voiced opposition to a proposed 3-cent fuel tax that would provide funds that would help improve or maintain roads in the county.  More...

GD Copper to add 40 jobs

SUNNY SOUTH - GD Copper USA, Inc. announced the plan to add 30 – 40 jobs at its West Alabama facility in the Thomasville, West Wilcox Industrial Park. GD Copper USA, Inc. is a worldwide leading supplier of precision copper products. More...

Driver Wrecks Car and Gets Arrested

Thomasville Police Chief Mitch Stuckey said the owner of this Kia, Larry Jenkins, not only saw his car get wrecked after hitting the back end of a Chevrolet one-ton truck, but was also arrested for obstructing government operations Thursday afternoon More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Dravitan Civic Club to host Black Heritage Celebration   The Dravitan Civic Club will host its annual Black Heritage Celebration Program Saturday, March 4 at 4 p.m. More...

People

Arbor Day in Pine Hill

A New Tree for Pine Hill

PINE HILL - Fourth grade students from F.S. More...

THS hosted Black History program

The annual Black History Month program was presented Feb. 22 in the Thomasville High School gym. Right, Keeson Martin delivers Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech. More...

Dora Thomas speaks to Worthwhile Club

The topic for the February meeting of the Worthwhile Club was hobbies. Guest speaker, Dora Thomas, gave a demonstration on stained glass. From left are Rosea Lee Overstreet, Marilyn Morgan, program chairman, Thomas and Bainor Sheehan, hostess.   More...

Sports

Lady Tigers grab 2nd at MGM

The Thomasville High School Lady Tigers varsity softball team earned second place Feb. 25 at the Mary G. More...

B&G to set up hoop league

The Southwest Alabama Boys and Girls Club is seeking to create a new coed basketball league for high school age students.  The league will be for youths aged 14-18. The cost would be $15 per student. More...

Tigers claim baseball win over Excel

The Thomasville High School varsity baseball team defeated the Excel High Panthers 12-6 Saturday afternoon at the THS Baseball Field.  Grant DeRouen was the winning pitcher. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Bettis

John Lee Bettis, 85, died Feb. 16, 2017 in Pensacola, Fla. He was born Feb. 26, 1931 in Clarke County to the late William Bettis Sr. and Francis Clarke Bettis. During his childhood he was reared by the Clarke Family. More...

Blanks

Johnny Blanks Sr., 80, died Feb. 14, 2017 in Camden. He was born March 11, 1936 in Morvin to the late Issac and Ethel Burns Blanks.  More...

Dumas

Thomas Wayne Dumas, Jr., 32, passed away Saturday, Feb. More...