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July 27, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Day prays for ailing McCain

The news last week that U.S. Sen. John McCain has been diagnosed with an aggressive-growing cancerous brain tumor shocked and saddened many who admire the Arizona resident and Vietnam War veteran and prisoner of war. More...

County arrests 4 in drug sweep

The Clarke County Sheriff’s Department’s Criminal Investigations Unit and Drug Task Force made four drug-related arrests in Fulton July 20.  More...

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Editorials

Trump-Session tiff takes over Senate race

On Sunday afternoon, former Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore becomes the first U.S. Senate candidate to make a campaign stop in Clarke County. Moore will visit ministers and other locals at the Grove Hill Baptist Church on Sunday at 4 p.m. More...

Political party more pronounced

During my tenure in the legislature in the 1980’s and 1990’s, political party affiliation was not as pronounced as it is today.  We were identified within the Montgomery/Capitol arena as either a conservative pro-business legislator More...

Changes and growths of 1969

July 26, 1984  Some weeks our backward look gets side tracked into a realm of the past other than the Files of The Times. And such was the case last week, after I had plainly said we would focus on people in the news of July 1969.  More...

School

THS welcomes new assistant principal Smith

Sydney Smith, the new assistant principal at Thomasville High School, graduated in December 2016 from the University of West Alabama Instructional Leadership Program.  More...

THS Cheer prepare for Spirit Night by promoting kindness and spirit

The Thomasville High School Varsity Cheerleaders have been taking part in painting rocks to show kindness, inspire others and promote school spirit.  The cheerleaders painted some inspirational rocks and school spirit rocks to be hidden around c More...

Upcoming events at TCS

Thomasville City Schools calendar of upcoming events  • Institute – Aug. 2  • PD Day – Aug. 2 - 7  • Students Return - Aug. 8  • Meet the Tigers - Aug. 18 at 6 p. m.  • Monroe Co. More...

For The Record

Thomasville crime report

The Thomasville Police Department filed the following charges during the week ending July 23:  • Terboris Sentez Nickerson – Possession of Marijuana Second Degree  • Michael Shawan Hyde - Possession of Marijuana Second Degre More...

Property deeds

July 13 - July 19   C. B. Gillmore Testamentary Trust, to Bobby A. Tillman.  Charles Roe, to Charles Scott Williams.  John Clifford Otto-Other, to Sue E. Fendley.  Nathan Rodgers, to Nathan Rodgers-As Trustee.  Clarence H. More...

Sheriff’s Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of July 18-24 include: • Mary Whigham, 40, domestic violence third degree, arrested by Coffeeville Police Dept. More...

Rush consultant says activity starts after July 31

Rush health Systems Consultant Chuck Reece said folks in Thomasville should see a good amount of activity to start following the July 31 financial closing of the Thomasville Regional Medical Center. More...

Council hires police officers

The Thomasville City Council hired two more police officers at Monday’s meeting. More...

Judge Moore sets campaign stop for Sunday

Former Alabama Chief Justice Roy moore, a candidate for the U.S. Senate, will speak in the Grove hill Baptist Church’s fellowship hall Sunday, Aug. 6 at 4 p.m. More...

Commissioners approve trip to Orange Beach

Clarke County commissioners Tuesday approved for four of the five members to attend the annual conference of the Association of County Commissions of Alabama at the Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach. More...

Jury scam hits county residents

A scam that has been in other areas has made it into Clarke County.  Several citizens have received phone calls from an authoritative-sounding male claiming to be with the Clarke County Sheriff’s Department (in at one instance he identifie More...

Development Foundation hurt by low participation

The Clarke County Development Foundation, like so many other community and civic organizations, has fallen on hard times because of a lack of participation and volunteers.  More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Varsity Cheer to host Spirit Night July 27   THS Varsity Cheer will host Spirit Night Thursday, July 27 from 5 – 8 p.m. at 3 Guys Pies. More...

People

Greene and Jackson to marry Aug. 5

Marvin and Alicia Greene of Mobile and Tracy Turner of Sweet Water, proudly announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Kelsea Aviantae Greene, to Shaquille O’Neal Jackson, the son of Wheeler Johnson and Velma Jackson of Thomasville.  More...

‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’ this weekend at Civic Center

The Arts Council of Thomasville will present "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" July 28- 31 at the Thomasville Civic Center. Times are 7 p.m. on July 28, 29 and 31 and a 2 p.m. matinee on July 30. More...

Kania - Sawyer

Beth Kania and Hayden Sawyer will exchange marriage vows on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017 at 5:30 in the evening at the Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Golf Resort and Spa.  Miss Kania is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. More...

Religion

CHURCH CALENDAR

Oak Grove to host benefit singing July 29   Oak Grove Baptist Church in Chilton will host a benefit singing for Kenneth Reeves and his daughter, Sarah Reeves Lewis on Saturday, July 29 at 7 p.m.  More...

Starting a conversation about poverty

All churches, pastors, organizations and other community stakeholders are invited to attend a Communities of Transformation, organizational and informational meeting Thursday, July 27 at 6:30 p.m. More...

Sports

Sparks basks in OU’s run to 2017 title

It’s been quite the summer for Hannah Sparks.  In her first year with the Oklahoma Sooners softball team, Sparks became a part of Oklahoma’s run to a second straight national championship.  More...

2017 THOMASVILLE TIGER FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

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Obituaries - Free Access

Nelson

Lorena Rutledge Nelson, 95, passed away on Saturday, July 22, 2017, at Canon Hospice in Gulfport, Miss.  The daughter of John Simeon “Sim” and Martha Magdalene “Mattie” Rutledge, She was born on May 24, 1922, in Nettlesb More...