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January 4, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Personal touch helps THCRC Activity Director

A Caring Hand

With the dawning of 2018, Burnette Bennett begins her 24th year in a job that has changed her life. She remembers being afraid when she first started, wondering if this job was really for her. More...

Special Sections

People

Salvation Army Bell Ringers

From left Jeanie Morgan and her daughter, Addie Newsome ring at Super Foods the week before Christmas. Many children volunteer to ring to help those less fortunate. More...

Thomas and Brooks to marry in the Historic French Quarter of New Orleans

Mr. and Mrs. Dale S. Thomas of Jackson and Mr. and Mrs. Spencer B. Walker of Grove Hill announce the engagement of their daughter, Julia Anne Thomas, to Justin Lamar Brooks, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lamar Brooks of Mobile and Mr. and Mrs. More...

Remembering Those We Lost in 2017

January   More...

Religion

CHURCH CALENDAR

Coffeeville needs help expanding the cemetery   The Coffeeville Cemetery is filling in a sloped area of the cemetery to make more room.  Donations are needed for the work and for the regular maintenance of the cemetery. More...

Faith comes from God

“Y ou are not prepared to live,” said the professor to his philosophy class, “until you are ready to die.” Few, if any, live with that thought in mind.  More...

Claim the peace that passes all understanding

December the  25th through the 1st of January is one of my favorite weeks of the year.  The only exception that comes to my mind is when Peggy’s dad passed in that week.  This past week almost joins that one. More...

For The Record

Property deeds

Dec. 21 - Dec. 27 Charles T. Rushing Jr., to Michael E. Ledkins. Emily F. Rushing, to Michael E. Ledkins. Michael E. Ledkins, to Allan Mosley. C. B. Gillmore Testamentary Trust, to CCast LLC. C Cast LLC, to Albert E. Turner. More...

Sheriff’s Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Dec. 23-Jan. 1 include: • Dejoun Taylor, 29, public intoxication, criminal trespass third degree, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

It’s cold outside

The cold cameth big time to Thomasville to start the new year. Since New Year’s Eve, a deep Canadian cold front has sent temperatures low and lower. Lows New Year’s Day wer about 20 degrees. More...

Steady leads key county development Quillen says

2018 Economic Development

Staying in the game. That’s how Clarke County Economic Development Director Jesse Quillen classified the county’s search for new industry in 2017. More...

Ivey touts jobs report, Clarke at 6.7

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey announced today that Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted November unemployment rate set a new record low of 3.5 percent, down from October’s previous record setting rate of 3.6 percent, and well More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

RSVP to offer free tax preparation   More...

Editorials

Good things are happpening

The top story this week is my third interview in two years with Clarke County Economic Development Director Jesse Quillen. More...

Is Alabama now a two-party state?

As we enter the 2018 campaign season, many of you have asked me to look back and analyze the 2017 Special Election Senate race and explain in depth what happened and why. The most asked question is how could a Democrat win a U.S. More...

Kiplinger predicts lots of babies

Last week our paper got a sample copy of a Kiplinger Letter. More...

Sports

Myrthil named ASWA 1A Coach of the Year

Marengo High School Head Football Coach Eberne Myrthil was picked by the Alabama Sports Writers Association as the Class 1A Coach of the Year for the 2017 season. More...

Three Dogs tabbed All-State

Sweet Water High School had three players off its Class 1A State Championship football team named to the first team Alabama Sports Writers Association All-State team and three named to the second team.  More...

Tourney a tune-up for Marengo

GROVE HILL - Marengo High School wanted to use the Clarke County Holiday Inviationals to get ready for its area play in January. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Evans

Mendy Grey Evans, 89, a retired seamstress of Arlington died Dec. 24, 2017 at Thomasville Health Care and Rehabilitation Center. She was born Sept. 11, 1928 in Pine Hill to Jesse Frank and Lula McGilberry. More...

Gillis

Ruth Etta Gillis, 85, of Grove Hill, died Dec. 26, 2017 at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital. She was born Aug. More...

Hannah

On Dec. 31, 2017, heaven gained a sweet angel we all know as Shirley Jean McCall Hannah. She was born on April 14, 1953 in Mobile to the late Robert Lee and late Betty Pouncey McCall.  More...