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February 11, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Seniors urged to watch garbage bills

GROVE HILL - Elderly citizens in Clarke County who draw more than a social security check as part of their income will have to keep a watchful eye on their waste disposal bills. More...

FEMA proposes mitigation changes for counties

GROVE HILL - The Federal Emergency Management Agency is looking at changing its mitigation liability process and it could force counties in Alabama to pony up funds to pay deductibles in case of a disaster. More...

County rejects out of state travel

Clarke County commissioners Tuesday rejected two requests from department heads to attend out-ofstate meetings. More...

Shelby, Byrne to host town halls 16-17th

Two U.S. legislators will be holding constituent meetings in Clarke County next week. U.S. Congressman Bradley Byrne, R-Montrose, will be at the Jackson Senior Center at 1701 College Avenue Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 3 p.m. U.S. Sen. More...

Auburn to participate in Colorado wind research

AUBURN – The Auburn University eagles, trainers and a veterinarian are in the Colorado Rockies, participating in research to help the U.S. More...

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More Super Bowl memories

Next to the New Orleans Saints winning Super Bowl 44, Sunday’s Super Bowl 50 win by the Denver Broncos was the most enjoyable Super Bowl Sunday for me and I’ve watched 47 of these things. More...

Alabama primary is March 1

We are only a few weeks away from our March 1st primary. We have an early primary date this year due to the fact that we are in the SEC Presidential Primary. Therefore, we will have some say in who will be the GOP and Democratic nominees. More...

Religion

God expects us to stay in the game

Several of us watched the Super Bowl Game at our house last night. Over the last thirty odd years I have seldom had that opportunity because of my obligations as a church pastor. More...

Mental Conditioning

When everyone is hitting the "In Case of Emergency" button, they're looking for a champion. How you respond to adversity determines if you’re a champion or not. More...

Church Calendar

New Hope No. 1 MBC to celebrate the church choir New Hope No. 1 MBC in Thomasville will celebrate the choir anniversary on Saturday, Feb. 13 at 6 p.m. Rev. David Lewis, pastor of St. Wisdom PB Church will be the guest speaker. More...

Sports

Lady Tigers advance out

The Thomasville High School Lady Tigers basketball team defeated Southside Selma 37-25 Monday night at the Class 4A, Region 3 tournament at Clarke County High School in Grove Hill. With the win, the team earned a place in post-season play. More...

Alabama signee plays today in Thomasville

Baseball gets underway today at Thomasville High School when Alabama Southern Community College hosts Pearl River (Miss.) in a junior college baseball doubleheader. More...

Strong slate to challenge THS

Tiger Baseball

The Thomasville High School Tigers baseball team begins its 2016 season with a doubleheader, hosting the Sweet Water Bulldogs, on Feb. 15, beginning at noon. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Bailey

George Michael Bailey, Sr., 57, of Grove Hill died Feb. 5, 2016 at his home. He was born Dec. 2, 1958 in Grove Hill. He was a machine operator at Georgia-Pacific. More...

Dees

Clifford Dees, Jr., 76, of Sweet Water died Feb. 3 at Springhill Medical Center. He was born Nov. 27, 1939 in Four Points. He was a Baptist minister and a member of Chilton Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran. More...

Downey

Paul Burge Downey, 77, of Putnam died Feb. 3 at his home. He was born April 17, 1938 in Putnam. He was a retired paper mill worker with Georgia Pacific Corporation and a member of Putnam Baptist Church. More...

Georgia-Pacific sees benefits in new project

PENNINGTON - Georgia Pacific’s Naheola Mill is one of West Alabama’s largest employers with a work force of about 850. More...

Clarke Co. Schools look at Career Tech expansion at armory

GROVE Hill - A new career technical center could be in the making for Clarke County schools if the State of Alabama selects the old National Guard Armory in Grove Hill as a site, said Clarke County School Superintendent Larry Bagley. More...

TPD Addresses Effects of Bullying to TMS Students

Thomasville Police Chief Mitch Stuckey talks about the effect of bullying for high school and middle school students at program last Wednesday at Thomasville Middle School. More...

Concerns over economy hurt small business optimism

MONTGOMERY — The National Federation of Independent Business’ widely-watched Index of Small Business Optimism fell 1.3 points to 93.9 in January on concerns over business conditions in general and sluggish sales in particular. More...

Curry remains missing person

The disappearance of Hyshawn Curry has entered its second week. Monday night, Thomasville Mayor Sheldon Day said that Thomasville Police were able to locate Curry’s car but that Curry remains missing. More...

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Byrne to speak at Jackson town hall on Feb. 16 U.S. Representative Bradley Byrne, who represents the southern portion of Clarke County, will conduct a meeting Feb. 16 at 3 p.m. in the town hall at the Jackson senior center. More...

People

Brooks speak at SWAMC's Auxilliary meeting

The Southwest Alabama Medical Center Auxiliary conducted it February meeting at The Hill House. Refreshments were provided by Cindy Spillers, Janet Anderson and Rachel Ingram. Preston Brooks was the guest speaker. More...

SKA has come a long way since they started competing

On Jan. 23. Mississippi Karate Association conducted its annual awards banquet. Five students from Southern Karate Academy in Thomasville were recognized for their achievements in the 2015 Karate Circuit. More...

Cliffhangers are not good ‘endings’

Cliffhangers, they are very frustrating! You’re watching a show, fighting every fight, running every step, yelling at the television, rooting for the hero - and bam! What! Aw, come on! To be continued! More...

School

Noble awarded T’ville Middle School ‘Teacher of the Year’

Stephanie Daniels Noble has been chosen “Teacher of the Year” at Thomasville Middle School for the 2015-2016 school year. “It is something I enjoy,” she said. “I look forward to it everyday.” More...

Morgan named ‘Intern of the Week’

The Work Based Learning Program at Thomasville High School announces that Sonterrica Morgan, middle, has been selected as "Intern of the Week". With Morgan is Dawn Gillis, left, who is the principal at TES and Melissa Washington, TES teacher. More...

Once a tiger always a tiger

Hello again! With it being the week before Valentine’s Day, love is in the air. To all you sweethearts out there, do remember that the school will not be accepting deliveries in the office. More...

For The Record

Property deeds listed

Jan. 28-Feb. 3 Lloyd Wilson, to Benjamin Harper. Kenneth D. Deas, to Laurie Deas Pritchett. Kenneth D. Deas, to Laurie Deas Pritchett. Merchants Bank, to Theodore Howze Sr. Lucy Williams, to Evelyn Mitchell. Eboni Mitchell, to Evelyn Mitchell. More...

Thomasville Police Report

The Thomasville Police Department filed the following charges during the week ending Feb. 7: • Steven Bettis – driving without obtaining a drivers license • Juvenile- five counts of criminal mischief third degree. More...

Sheriff’s report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Feb. 2-9 include: • Kristal Philon, 41, probation violation-felony, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...