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January 12, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Commissioners argue over striping projects

A disagreement Monday over a countywide striping project led to it and a leveling and patching project for two county roads being tabled on Tuesday for two weeks at the recommendation of the county engineer.  More...

Thomasville’s college gets new name

The consolidation of three southwest Alabama community colleges is complete. The name of the new entity is Coastal Alabama Community College. An advertisement in this issue gives more details and shows the college’s logo.  More...

Special Sections

Editorials

The joy and sorrow of a football fan

I imagine many of you didn’t sleep well Monday night, or, Tuesday morning, or whenever the National Championship game finally ended. More...

Alabamians baked the pie

Alabama is going to fair well under President Trump. There is an old adage that says, “Those that bake the pie get to eat it.” We truly baked the pie for Trump. More...

Bright colors are good for the elderly

Yesterday morning I came to town wearing a flaming red sport shirt and it caused quite a bit of comment, some of which I heard and some of which I wasn’t able to hear but knew was going on. None of it was good.  More...

School

TMS announces Ward as December ‘Student of the Month’

Asia Ward, eighth grader at Thomasville Middle School, has been chosen as the "Student of the Month" for December 2016. More...

TCS upcoming events

Auditions for ‘The Little Mermaid’   Auditions for middle school and high school students for the Thomasville City Schools District production of "The Little Mermaid" will be on Jan. 12 at 3: 30 p. m. More...

For The Record

Thomasville crime report

The Thomasville Police Department filed the following charges during the week ending Jan. More...

Property deeds

Dec. 29- Jan. 5   Para L. Gaston, to Lisa Jackson.  Sandra D. Bottemiller- As Trustee, to Sherry H. Gray.  Gerald Overstreet Sr., to Gerald Overstreet Jr.  Velma R. More...

Sheriff’s Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Jan. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Huggins

Mary Vermell Huggins, 82, of Thomasville died Jan. 5, 2017 at her home. She was born April 18, 1934 in Wayne to Claude and Nancy Elizabeth Lynn. More...

Slaughter

Ronnie Wayne Slaughter Sr., 63, died Jan. 7, 2017 in Mobile. He was born June 25, 1953.  More...

Watkins

Clarence Watkins Jr., 67, died Jan. 3, 2017 in Grove Hill. He was born July 29, 1949. He is survived by four brothers and five sisters.  Funeral services were Sunday, Jan. More...

Thomasville deals with winter storm

Winter Storm Helena packed quite a punch here in Thomasville, Clarke County, most of Alabama and the greater East Coast from Friday through Sunday.  The freezing rain was pretty to look at for about a minute, but it also brought a dozen fallen t More...

Search to fill administrator erupts meeting

The appointment of a three-member all-white hiring committee to interview applicants for the vacant Clarke County administrator’s job drew accusations of racism from black county commissioners at Tuesday’s meeting as well as a lot of fing More...

Storm causes city to cancel council meeting

Another casualty of Winter Storm Helena was Monday’s Thomasville City Council meeting.  Mayor Sheldon Day cancelled the meeting in advance because the city expected a sizeable cleanup effort from Friday night’s ice storm.  Damag More...

Legislator calls for restart of Bentley’s impeachment

MONTGOMERY - A member of the state house impeachment panel has joined State Auditor Jim Zeigler’s call to restart the halted impeachment of Gov. Robert Bentley.  More...

Optimism rises for Alabama’s small businesses

MONTGOMERY—Small business optimism rocketed to its highest level since 2004, with a stratospheric 38-point jump in the number of owners who expect better business conditions, according to the monthly National Federation of Independent Business More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Blood drive Jan. 12 at Thomasville Baptist Church   Thomasville Baptist Church will conduct a blood drive Thursday, Jan. 12 from 1- 6 p.m. in the church fellowship hall. All blood types are needed. More...

People

Thank You

To everyone who has supported us following the death of Chris, we would like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation. Your many acts of kindness and sympathy continue to be a great comfort to us in our time of sorrow. More...

Additions to Remembering Those We Lost in 2016

Edna Lucille Agee April 29, 1932 - Oct. 28, 2016 Janiece Vernon Bryant Nichols March 6, 1935 - Oct. 29, 2016 Marilyn Gates Barnes Aug. 14, 1962 - Oct. 26, 2016   More...

Moving Leaves

Thomasville City Worker Rodney Shepherd clears off a West Front Street sidewalk from leaves left behind from the Jan. 2 rain storms that hit Thomasville and Clarke County. More...

Religion

CHURCH CALENDAR

Liberty Cemetery to host a meeting at Spencer Chapel Jan. 12   Liberty Cemetery will host a Business of Importance meeting on Jan. 12 at 6 p.m. at Spencer Chapel AME Church in Fulton. More...

We can change the world if Jesus is King in our lives

A comedian was known to have a quick mind and could turn any subject into a joke. On one occasion he said to his audience, “I can make a joke on any subject. More...

Sports

Tigers deal with tough loss in OT

The Thomasville High School Tigers varsity boys basketball team lost 54-51 in overtime to the Leroy High Bears Dec. 3 in the THS gym.  Rashad Mosley had 23 points for THS.  More...

Panthers lose area game at Linden

The Marengo High School Panthers varsity boys basketball team lost 51-44 Jan. 7 at Linden High School. More...

Sweet Water falls to Linden

The Sweet Water High School Bulldogs Varsity boys basketball team lost 47-45 Jan. More...