2023-06-01 E-Edition

On a road less traveled…

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Thomasville Bo Rice teaches religion but also active in ministry work and mentoring

In his poem, ”The Road Not Taken,” Robert Frost talks about decisions that everyone must make along the road of life. When the path diverges into two different directions, a person has to choose one, even though he does not know what lies ahead. Early in life, Bo Rice decided to take a road that put him on a different […]

Still no arrests or leads in May 20 fatal shooting

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Thomasville Police Chief Mitchell Stuckey said this week there have been no new leads in a May 20 shooting that resulted in a fatality. Andy Crawford, 39, was shot in the head Saturday evening, May 20. The shooting happened on Johnson Street. Crawford was treated at Thomasville Regional Medical Center and transferred to University Hospital in Mobile where he died […]

Pritchett recognized

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Marshall Pritchett (left), who is retiring from the Thomasville City Board of Education, was recognized for his 20 years of service May 23 at the school board meeting in the Thomasville High School library. He is pictured with Jim Davis, school board president. Dwight Figgers has been selected by the Thomasville City Council to fill the position.

Clarke’s jobless rate falls again; still has state’s third highest rate

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Alabama’s unemployment rate continues to fall. Gov. Kay Ivey announced that state’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted April unemployment rate is 2.2%, down from March’s rate of 2.3%, and below April 2022’s rate of 2.5%. April’s rate represents 51,462 unemployed persons, a new record low, compared to 53,017 in March and 57,712 in April 2022. “Yet again, we see the resiliency of […]

Free meals available for children and teens during summer months

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“Break for a Plate” is a Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) created to ensure all Alabama children can continue to receive nutritious meals throughout their time away from school. A federally-funded, state-administered program, it reimburses providers who serve free, healthy meals to children and teens aged 18 and younger when school is not in session. While many receive free and […]

Job fair seeking workers for GD Copper will be June 14

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A job fair seeking workers for the GD Copper plant in Sunny South will be held at the Thomasville Civic Center Wednesday, June 14. The event will be hosted by the Jackson Career Center. Positions include:  Production Operators  Maintenance Workers – Mechanical and Electrical  Quality Lab Technicians The job fair will be from 9 a.m. to 2 […]


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Treasa M. Autery, 73, of Pine Hill died May 22, 2023 at Thomasville Regional Medical Center. She was born July 1, 1949 in Portsmouth, Ohio to Allen Kenneth and Helen Virginia Franz. She was a member of Pine Hill Chapel of the Apostolic Faith. She is survived by her husband, John R. Autery; son, Alan Wyatt Autery; brother, Keith Franz; […]


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Michael Lewis Brown Sr. “Mickey” of Palm Harbor, Fla. entered his eternal home on May 23, 2023, after a brief illness. He was born in the small town of Grove Hill and grew up in nearby Jackson, along the Tombigbee River. After High School, he worked for Brown’s Home Center, which was founded by his grandparents. He later started ML […]


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Rose “Rosie” Capers Motes, 59, of Coffeeville, passed away Tuesday, May 23, at Thomasville Regional Medical Center. She was born in Foley on Thursday, Sept. 12, 1963, to Curtis and Lucille Harper Capers, both of whom preceded her in death. She enjoyed attending church, singing, reading, sewing, decorating for Christmas and vacations in the mountains. More than anything, she loved […]