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May 25, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Commissioners question inmate medical bills

In approving bills Tuesday, Clarke County commissioners questioned over $6,000 in medical bills for several jail inmates to Grove Hill Memorial Hospital.  “Who decides who goes to the hospital, who needs dental work?” Commissioner Bi More...

Unemployment numbers fall again

It was only a .4 percent decrease but Gov. Kay Ivey touted it as tying with Tennessee for the highest rate decrease in the nation in April.  Alabama’s overall rate dipped from 5.8 percent in March to 5.4 percent in April.  More...

Special Sections

Editorials

Spring, and now summer travels

The high school seniors all have their diplomas in hand. And for all of the other children school, is done as of today.  That means summer is here. It also means, the first big trip to the beach, for most of you.  More...

Who will fill the seat of Jeff Sessions?

Well folks the field is set for the sprint to fill the open U.S. Senate seat of Jeff Sessions.  More...

Going too fast to be going nowhere

May 25, 1955  Last weekend a Los  More...

Religion

Ballard to be the new Pastor of Springfield Methodist Protestant

Springfield Methodist Protestant Church, in the Sandflat Community, has called Pastor Nate Ballard to fill the pulpit and lead the congregation.  Ballard is a 1996 graduate of Clarke Prep School. More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Walnut Grove to conduct Youth Day celebration   Walnut Grove Missionary Baptist Church had to postpone their annual youth revival. A new date has not been set at this time, but notifications will be sent once the date is established. More...

Sports

Thomasville High School Softball Awards

The annual Thomasville High School Lady Tigers softball banquet was held May 16 in the Thomasville Baptist Church fellowship hall.  Presenting the awards were THS Head Coach Meghan Overstreet and Assistant Coach Katelyn Dunagan.  Briana Cri More...

Thomasville High School Basketball sets summer tournament for June 8

The Thomasville High School boys basketball program is sponsoring a summer event on June 8 and 9 in the school gym. Admission is free to the public. Concession will be open. (June 8) Thomasville vs. Leroy, 10 a.m.; Flomaton vs. More...

Congratulations Bulldogs!

2017 AHSAA Class 1A State Champions

Sweet Water High School Varsity Baseball Congratulations on a great 2017 season!   More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Lewis

Kelvin Lemar Lewis, a native of Thomasville and resident of Oxford, made his earthly transition Monday, May 22, 2017, at his sister’s home in Oxford. Born Feb. 3, 1963 to Barbara Lewis and Raspberry Johnson, he was 54 years of age. More...

Slade

Gloria Sue Jordan Slade of Magnolia, passed away quietly on May 17, 2017. She was 70 years old. Born in Selma on Aug. 8, 1946, she was the youngest of four children born to Connie Bell and Mattie Ryan Adams Jordan. More...

Moore

Henry Moore, 81, died May 14, 2017 in Thomasville. He was born Sept. 1, 1935.  Funeral services were May 20 at New Hope No. 1 Baptist Church. Burial followed at the church cemetery.   More...

Thomasville High School Graduation

Thomasville High School had its 2017 graduation Monday evening at the D.F. Anderson Football Field. A total of 114 seniors participated in the graduation ceremony. More...

ALEA stresses safe Memorial Day weekend

State troopers from the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency will be on the lookout for drunken and reckless drivers and boaters while also enforcing the state’s seatbelt laws during the Memorial Day holiday weekend.  More...

THCRC receives Eli Pick Facility Award

The Thomasville Health Care and Rehabilitation Center received the 2017 American College of Health Care Administrator’s Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award. This award is given to only 9 percent of nursing homes in the country.  More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Thomasville Public Library will host free summer events   The Thomasville Public Library opened registration for children and teens wishing to read for prizes over the summer on May 1.  More...

People

Historical Society goes to Jackson

The Clarke County Historical Society will be on the road again for the second month in a row for its May meeting.  The organization will meet at Barbara Hundley’s historic home in Jackson Sunday, May 28 at 2:30 p.m.  More...

Smith and Simpson were united in marriage April 1

Taylor Elizabeth Smith and Van Arthur Simpson were united in marriage at Thomasville United Methodist Church in Thomasville on April 1, 2017 at five o’clock in the afternoon. Brother Paul Earley officiated. More...

Pig Squeal participants and award winners

The fourth annual Clarke County 4H Pig Squeal was May 6 in Fulton. Sixteen young pig producers from all parts of Clarke County displayed their hard work raising and caring for the market hogs exhibited at the show. More...

School

Sweet Water Graduation

Sweet Water had its graduation ceremony Sunday night. Joel Averitt was the Valedictorian and Lara Little was the Salutatorian. More...

Marengo High Graduation

Marengo High School had its graduation ceremony Friday night. Kalisha Pritchett was the Valedictorian and Lindsey Carey was the Salutatorian. More...

Area seniors awarded Coastal scholarships

The North District of Coastal Alabama Community College announces the recipients of scholarships for 2017:  Cybil Harrell of Clarke County High School is awarded a Dean’s Scholarship to Coastal Alabama Community College. More...

For The Record

Thomasville crime report

The Thomasville Police Department filed the following charges during the week ending May 21:  • Marion Bernard - Burglary First Degree, Domestic Violence Third Degree and Bail Jumping Second Degree  • Mack James - Domestic Viole More...

Property deeds

May 11 - May 16   Mattie Lee Scott, to Amie N. Jackson.  William F. McCorquodale Family Limited Partnership, to Christopher A. Bailey.  William F. McCorquodale Family Limited Partnership, to Craig L. More...

Sheriff’s Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of May 16-22 include:  • Michael James Southall, 28, unlawful distribution of a controlled substance, possession with intent to distribute, probation revocation (technical violat More...