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March 5, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Honor Band to play Saturday

The fourth annual Flying Bricks Honor Band Concert will be Saturday, March 7 at 7 p.m. in the Bedsole Theatre at the Thomasville Civic Center. More...

Jackson introduces ban on guns in church

A Clarke County legislator is sponsoring a bill that would make it illegal to carry a gun in a church without permission, even if you have a permit to carry a concealed weapon. Rep. Thomas Jackson, D-Thomasville, is sponsoring the bill and Rep. More...

Two men arrested and charged with stealing West Bend crude oil

A lot of folks have dreamed of having their own oil well and a Gilbertown man and a Shubuta, Miss. man basically had that, local lawmen say, as they regularly stole crude oil from oil wells in the West Bend oil field near Coffeeville. More...

Special Sections

Editorials

Love small town life without the train noise

Front Porch Philosopher

I am sitting here on the front porch listening to the birds call to each other in the nearby trees. It is the first week in March. More...

Common Core may come up in legislature

Inside the Statehouse

The first regular legislative session of the quadrennium has begun. Legislators have arrived in Montgomery for their three and a half month session and they will face a myriad of problems and issues. More...

Recounting the 1962 Thomasville science fair

March 4, 1982

In the early years of the Space Age, there was a lot of emphasis on the need for scientific training among the youth of America. In order to promote interest in the subject, science fairs were held at the high school level. More...

Religion

Tau Conference conducted at T’ville Civic Center

Youth from numerous area churches attended the Tau Conference conducted Feb. 5-8 at the Thomasville Civic Center and local churches. More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Star Bethel to honor Pastor and First Lady Wright March 8 The Start Bethel P.B. Church will honor Pastor, Elder John H. Wright and First Lady Dorothy Wright for 16 years of leadership Sunday, March 8 at 2:30 p.m. Rev. More...

The joys of being great-grandparents

Spiritually Speaking

t is hard to imagine it, but Peggy and I have become something that we did not realize we were being prepared to be. More...

Sports

Tigers defeat Saraland in exciting home field victory

The Thomasville High School Tigers varsity baseball team earned 3 wins last week at THS field. THS saw great Tiger pitching throughout the week. Thomasville defeated Saraland 9-6 on Feb. 26. Jon Tyler Megginson got his second win of the season. More...

Lady Tigers take two in Overstreet Tournament

The Thomasville High School Lady Tigers varsity softball team had 2 victories and 1 loss in their own Jan Overstreet Tournament on Feb. 28 at the Nathan Stephens Sportsplex. • Thomasville beat Washington County, 7-4. More...

Soccer Tigers win and lose big

The Thomasville High School Tigers varsity soccer team defeated the Capitol School Owls 10-0 Feb. 28 in Tuscaloosa. Bryce Lolley had 3 saves. It was his fourth shutout of the season. More...

Chinese New Year program tonight

The Confucius Institute at Troy University is coming to Thomasville Thursday night (tonight) to celebrate Chinese New Year. The Institute members will be performing traditional Chinese New Year performances at the Thomasville Civic Center. More...

Objects falling from the sky in Kimbrough

Box was part of a weather balloon

A strange-looking object fell from the sky and was spotted hanging from a power line on Hwy. 5 near the Kimbrough community Tuesday afternoon. More...

Shelby warns of over regulation

U.S. Senator Richard Shelby promoted job growth and warned against over regulating the economy during a town hall meeting for resident of Clarke County Feb. 28 in the Thomasville Civic Center. He didn’t want to overtax either. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

THS Soccer to host yard sale fundraiser The Thomasville High School Soccer team will host its first annual yard sale fundraiser on the THS lawn, Saturday, March 7 from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Booths are still available for $25. More...

People

Pickard-Hancock plan April wedding

Mr. and Mrs. Gary Pickard of Calvert and formerly of Grove Hill, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Brianna, to Edward “Heath” Hancock. Mr. Hancock is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Hancock Jr. More...

‘Love Banquet’ at Bright Star

Bright Star Chapter No, 616-A OES hosted a “Love Banquet” at the Jass Activity Center in Sweet Water, Feb. 21. The speaker was Worthy Matron, Christella Butler of Butler Temple No. 651 OES. The focus of her message was “Love.” More...

Joel Averitt selected as VFW essay winner

Sweet Water High School sophomore Joel Averitt, the son of John and Joy Averitt of Vineland, was recently selected as the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Department of Alabama, Voice of Democracy audio-essay winner from Alabama. More...

School

TMS Library receives IP Grant

The Thomasville Middle School Library has received a $5,000 grant from the International Paper Foundation. More...

TMS dresses up as literary characters

Monday, March 2, Thomasville Middle School students and staff dressed as literary characters in support of the National Education Association’s annual event Read Across America. In celebration of Theodore Geisel’s birthday familiar Dr. More...

Former THS student is now a TV reporter

For Shelby Meyers, taking a media class in high school helped her make a decision about her future. Meyers credits her Media teacher, Kay Larrimore, for jump-starting her love and passion for broadcast. More...

For The Record

TPD report

The Thomasville Police Department filed the following charges during the week ending March 1: Demetrius Jermaine Williams – robbery second degree; William Balford Crow – criminal mischief first degree; Andy Crawford – robbery second More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Burge

Virginia Morgan Burge, 86, died Feb. 22, 2015 at Jackson Health Care Facility. She was born Feb. 4, 1929 in Pine Hill. She is survived by two daughters, Sue B. More...

Daniels

Joyce Marie Daniels, 82, of Thomasville died Feb. 22, 2015 at Country Oaks Assisted Living Facility. She was born May 2, 1932 in Stidham, Okla. She was a retired lunchroom manager with Sweet Water High School and a member of Aimwell Baptist Church. More...

Holloway

William Beckom “Beck” Holloway, 78, of Sweet Water died Feb. 27, 2015 at Thomasville Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. He was born June 10, 1936 in Pensacola, Fla. More...