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June 14, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

UMass doctor, author passes through town

A University of Massachusetts Sports Medicine Physician, Dr. Pierre A. Rouzier, is on a unconventional book tour. More...

June is National Men’s Health Month

The Alabama Department of Public Health is joining in the celebration of National Men’s Health Month as Men’s Health Week June 11-17 by encouraging men and boys to take steps to become healthier, stronger and make their health a priority. More...

Trucks wreck in Coffeeville

An accident on Highway 84 in Coffeeville early Friday morning damaged nine vehicles. Seven of those nine were cars being hauled on the back of a car carrier that was struck from behind by an 18-wheeler refrigerated truck hauling produce.  More...

Special Sections

Editorials

The Forgotten War

The Korean War has often been called “The Forgotten War.” About the only time you see any reference to it might be an old episode of MASH. MASH was one of the first comedy/drama’s on television during its run from 1972-83. More...

Analysis of Gubernatorial Primaries

Now that the dust has settled from last week’s gubernatorial primaries, let’s analyze the outcome.  More...

A life lived unselfishly, doing the best he could

June 14, 1979   More...

Religion

Strong family ties are crucial

A branch of our family gathered at a cousin’s place on Lewis Smith Lake on the Sipsey fork of the Black Warrior River. It is about a three hour drive from Lake Jordan where Peggy and I live next door to my sister Pam and her husband Huel. More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Congregational singing at Grace Chapel June 16 Grace Chapel Church of Coffeeville will host a congregational singing Saturday, June 16 at 6:30 p.m. led by Donald Jackson. The Rev. Renea Henderson is the church pastor. Everyone is invited to attend. More...

Sports

Crim named first team ASWA All-State

Brianna Crim, a member of the Thomasville High School Lady Tigers softball team, was named to the 2018 ASWA (Alabama Sports Writers Association) softball Class 4A First Team. More...

8U All-Stars

Kiana Smith and the Thomasville 8U All-Stars softball team will play June 15 and 16 in Northport. More...

12U All-Stars

Stevie Grace Collins and the Thomasville 12U All- Stars softball team will next play June 15-16 in Northport. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Dudley

Sheila Fendley Dudley, 74, died Jan. 12, 2018. She was born June 21, 1943.  She will be interred with military honors at Arlington National Cemetery on July 2, 2018. Dudley was the daughter of the late Leon and Margaret Fendley of Thomasville. More...

Dunn

Lantice Ted Dunn, 74, of Pine Hill died June 10, 2018 at Mobile Infirmary. He was born Jan. 24, 1944 in Selma to Lantice Edward and Connie Dunn. He was a retired garment manufacturing machine mechanic and a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church.  More...

Thompson

John Bruce Thompson, 71, of Elberton, Ga. died June 9, 2018 at Heardmont Nursing Home in Elberton, Ga. He was born June 20, 1946 in Thomasville to James Leroy and Maggie Inez Thompson. More...

Woman Escapes Injury After Flip Into Woods

A Tallahatta Springs woman missed a curve and flipped off Tallahatta Springs Road and flew some 30 yards into the woods. The 2018 GMC Acadia missed all the big trees and she escaped without injury. More...

City does 2nd debt restructure

The Thomasville City Council voted Monday night to start another process to restructure its long term debt, allowing it to create some front end savings.  This is the second time in two years, the City of Thomasville has restructured its debt. More...

Wild chase ends near Monroe Co.

A shoplifting suspect led area lawmen on a high speed chase from Thomasville through Grove Hill into the edge of Monroe County near the Alabama river about mid-day Tuesday.  The subject, Noah McKinzey Hadley, 20 of Monroeville, got out of the ca More...

Walker Springs Rd. to close Tuesday

GROVE HILL - Clarke County Engineer Jake Bailey said Walker Springs Road will be closed next Tuesday so Norfolk Southern Railroad can do maintenance work on the railroad crossing.  Bailey, who gave his report at Tuesday’s Clarke County Com More...

Be alert to the warning signs of heat illnesses

The Alabama Department of Public Health advises the public to be alert to the warning signs of heat illnesses. Heat-related illnesses occur when the body is exposed to high temperatures. More...

Man drowns in boating mishap in Tombigbee Staff Report

A Waynesboro, Miss. man drowned in a boating mishap in the Tombigbee River near Bobby’s Fish Camp Saturday, May 26.  The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) identified the victim as Donald A. Wilson, 54. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Thomasville to host Summer Library program Thomasville Public Library’s Summer Library Program “Libraries Rock” will be each Tuesday in June from 2- 3 p. m. at the Thomasville Civic Center. Youth ages 3- 18 are invited to attend. More...

People

Crow on TV

The segment on Thomasville’s Elene Crow will air June 15-18 on the following stations and times: Friday 11-11:30 a.m. WAFF48 Huntsville Friday 9-9:30 p.m. WBRC FOX6 Birmingham Saturday 5-7 a.m. WTVM News Leader 9 Columbus, Ga. More...

Boys and Girls Get Georgia-Pacific Grant

Alabama River Cellulose and the Georgia-Pacific Foundation awarded a $4,000 grant to the Boys & Girls Club of Southwest Alabama to support its programs and activities. More...

Magician performs for summer reading program

Magician Gary Ledbetter performed June 5 as part of the Thomasville Public Library's Summer Reading Program. The event was hosted at the old football field behind the Civic Center. More...

School

UWA welders learn skills at Ingalls

LIVINGSTON — Students in the University of West Alabama’s welding certificate program recently received a boost of confidence when officials from a national shipbuilding operation visited campus to assess their skills. More...

Coopwood attends Alabama Boys State

Parker Coopwood represented Thomasville High School May 28-June 2 at Alabama Boys State at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. The program is sponsored by the American Legion. He was a member of The Rules Committee for the Nationalist Party. More...

THS annual band banquet hosted at Thomasville Baptist

The annual Thomasville High School Band Banquet was May 17 in the fellowship hall of Thomasville Baptist Church.   More...

For The Record

Thomasville Crime report

The Thomasville Police Department filed the following charges during the week ending June 10:  • James Arness Jones – Burglary Third Degree, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Marijua More...

Property deeds

May 31 - June 6   Barbara Jean Thompson Poe, to Glen Thompson.  Patrick N. Espy, to Donnie Shaw.  Ernestine Cooper, to Marie Annette Cooper.  Hazel White Blunt-Other, to Hazel White Blunt.  Darrell Dean Alford, to Danny L. More...

Sheriff’s Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail the week of June 5-11 include the following:  • Charlie Emerson McGaster, 38, carrying pistol without a license, loitering, unlawful possession or receipt of a controlled substance, unlawful pos More...