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August 3, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Mill accident claims man’s life

A Thomasville lumber mill worker died of his injuries Friday from a Thursday morning accident.  Thomas Earl Smith, 32, a kiln operator at Thomasville Lumber Company was apparently electrocuted during operations at the mill on Thursday morning.&n More...

Ivey approves grant funds for ALEA

MONTGOMERY— Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded almost $1.8 million in grant funding to help the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency enforce traffic safety laws, provide training and upgrade equipment. More...

Special Sections

Editorials

My weekend thanks to Expedia

The Poarch Creeks have built quite the complex in Atmore. Anchored by the Windcreek Casino, the complex also features a multiplex movie theatre. It is the closest multiplex to Clarke County at under 70 miles. More...

“Friends and Neighbors” politics

There is a proven theory espoused by political scholars that has prevailed in southern political history for decades. The premier political scholar, Dr. V. O. More...

Loose screws/noise from satellites

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School

TMS conducted fifth grade orientation

Thomasville Middle School orientation for fifth graders was July 30. TMS principal Gerald McAnally and TMS assistant principal Taraethia Sullivan spoke to the students and parents. More...

Sports

Nevils signs soccer deal with Lyon College

Darrion Nevils has signed a scholarship to play soccer at Lyon College in Batesville, Ark.  Nevils finished his three-year career at Thomasville High School with 96 goals and 61 assists.  In those three years, Nevils led the Tigers to an as More...

West Alabama runs volleyball clinic at THS

Coaches from the University of West Alabama volleyball program assisted July 27 with the Thomasville High School volleyball camp. The season opens Aug. 31, when THS hosts Monroe County. More...

Elam returns to THS fold

Brad Elam has returned to the Thomasville community.  He returns after a year working at Northridge High School in Tuscaloosa. “We should have never left,” he said. “We can’t tell you how excited we are to be back.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Cooper

Charles Lorenzo Cooper, 90, of Thomasville died July 14, 2017 at VA Medical Center in Tuscaloosa. He was born March 20, 1927 in Thomaston to Lennie Grey and Johnnie Cooper. He was a retired third mate of the Merchant Marines.  More...

Crocker

Carrie Lorena Breckenridge Crocker, 98, a homemaker of Magnolia died July 28, 2017 at Park Place Nursing Home and Rehabilitation in Selma. She was born Jan. 19, 1919 in Dixons Mills to Louis J. More...

Knight

Sara Puckett Knight, 87, died July 25, 2017. She was born Sept. 22, 1929 to the late John Taylor and Maggie Puckett, Sr. More...

School starts on Tuesday

The new school year for all Thomasville City School students starts Tuesday morning.  More...

Pampered pets get attention

Pet grooming is a business that has grown rapidly in the last 20 years. Owners look for experienced, compassionate individuals who love animals and will take care of their pets. More...

Absentee ballot deadline Aug. 15

The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot for the Aug. 15 special U.S. Senate election is Thursday, Aug. 10. Absentee ballots may be obtained at the Clarke County Circuit Clerk’s office in the courthouse in Grove Hill.  More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Fitness activities offered free by Dannon Project The Dannon Project will be offering free group fitness classes led by a qualified fitness trainer such as line dance classes and walking groups. More...

People

Subway Donation

Subway stores of Thomasville donated a $500 check to the Thomasville Volunteer Fire Department last Wednesday. Representing the TVFD is Roy Waite and Charles Dixon. More...

Slayton Brothers Opens

Jonathan McLendon, manager at Slayton Brothers, invites everyone to visit the new store on Highway 43 South. More...

Moore wins national awards at 2017 Ag Media Summit

Thomasville native Marlee Moore snagged national awards at the 2017 Ag Media Summit in Snowbird, Utah, July 25. More...

Religion

His strength is always available

We are all familiar with the Beatitudes of Jesus in the fifth chapter of Matthew. But Psalm 84 contains three beatitudes.  The first talks about having a relationship with God - about being with Him, worshiping Him and praising Him.  More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Homecoming revival at Miles Chapel CME   Miles Chapel CME Church will conduct homecoming revival Sunday, Aug. 6 at 2:20 p.m.  The pastor is the Rev. Willie Woodard.  Everyone is invited to attend. More...

For The Record

Thomasville crime report

The Thomasville Police Department filed the following charges during the week ending July 30:  • James Richard Warthen – Burglary Third Degree  • Gavin Lee Brown – Possession of a Controlled Substance and Domestic Viol More...

Property deeds

July 19 - July 28   Walter S. Miller, to James Richard Frost.  Jeremy Davis, to Bennie Oneal Jones.  Earnest L. Mitchell, to Jeffery K. Pugh.  Earnest L. Mitchell, to Jeffery K. Pugh.  Clifton Ray Walker Jr., to Brenda L. More...

Sheriff’s Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of July 25-31 include:  • Timothy Wayne Baugh, 35, possession of a controlled substance, domestic violence third degree, harassment, burglary third degree, unauthorized use of ve More...