2021-12-30 E-Edition

The Thomasville Times marks 100th birthday

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Newspaper’s first issue published December 5, 1921

As a new year begins, The Thomasville Times embarks on its 101st year of service to the Thomasville community and region. The newspaper turned 100 years old on Dec. 5. It was on that date in 1921 that the first issue was published by O. A. Sheppard and E. K. Campbell. An observer at the time wrote, “The business men […]

Former coach at Sweet Water pleads guilty to fraud scheme

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Earlier this month, a former Athens city school superintendent pleaded guilty to one of several counts of conspiring with others to defraud the Alabama State Department of Education in a multimillion dollar virtual school fraud scheme. Dr. Trey Holladay changed his plea of not guilty to guilty on one count of conspiracy in the federal case. One news report says […]

Clothes dryer causes fire

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Thomasville firefighters responded to a call of a clothes dryer on fire at a mobile home residence on Allen Foster Lane Monday afternoon. The home belongs to John Lee Tate Jr. and Tiffany Gates Tate. He was at work but she was at home with their two sons, Tristan, 3, and John, 2. They were unhurt. She was able to […]

The Choctaw Enterprise started in 1887, before Thomasville was Thomasville

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Thomasville dates to 1888 when the Mobile and Birmingham Railroad Company completed the tracks between Mobile and Selma. A correspondent for The Clarke County Democrat wrote in June 1887 that the route “crosses the two Lower Peach Tree roads two miles east of Choctaw Corner at Mr. John Moseley’s place…Choctaw Town is the name proposed for the station near Choctaw […]

Social Security recipients to see increase in 2022

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People drawing Social Security will see a hike in their benefits in 2022. It will be the largest increase since 1982. The average increase will be $92 a month. Beneficiaries may have already received correspondence from the Social Security Administration detailing their increase. If not, use a simple calculation to find out how your payments will change. Simply multiply your […]

Community Calendar

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The next meeting of the Thomasville City Council will be Monday, Jan. 10, at City Hall. The work session begins at 5 p.m.; utility board meeting at 5:30; and council meeting at 6 p.m.  Southwest Alabama RSVP has been recycling newspapers for years but can also recycle magazines and catalogs. Help the environment by keeping these items out of […]

Clarke County Sheriff’s Report

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Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail the week of Dec. 21-27 include the following: Velma Lashe Hayes, 21, unlawful breaking and entering a vehicle, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. Savanna Leigh Walker, 25, burglary third degree, dwelling, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. Joel Sanford Byrd, 34, alias writ of arrest, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. Terrie […]

Property Deeds

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Dated Dec. 15 – Dec. 21 Baker Development LLC, to Circle K Stores Inc. Baker Development LLC, to Circle K Stores Inc. Sylvia Denise Harris-Other, to Harrison Theodore Harris. Terri G. Bradford-Other, to Valerie Bradford Davis. April Hoven Meadows, to Nathaniel Carter. Moody T. Law, to Moody T. Law Revocable Living Trust. Alford Investments LLC, to Grandnue LLC. Estate of […]

From the Boys & Girls Club of Southwest Alabama

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As the 2021 year comes to an end and we are still fighting the pandemic and learning to adjust to the new normal, I would like to take this time to thank all of the foundations, sponsors and volunteers that helped our club and the children that we served in our community and the surrounding communities in 2021. Without all […]