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August 10, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Hospital in Camden closing soon

As attorneys work on the final details for the financial closing of the Thomasville Regional Medical Center, news came Thursday of a closing of another type. Officials in Camden announced the closing of J. Paul Jones Hospital. J. More...

Voters hit polls next Tuesday

Alabama voters will go to the polls on Tuesday to select their respective Democratic or Republican primary candidates for a special election to fill the remaining term of the U.S. Senate seat of Jeff Sessions. More...

Special Sections

Editorials

The Virginian

One of my guilty pleasures in the evening is watching old episodes of “The Virginian.” It’s a western set in the Wyoming Territory in the mid to late 1890s about the Grainger and their Shiloh cattle ranch. More...

Down to the proverbial lick log

Folks we are getting down to the proverbial lick log in the much-anticipated vote for the open U.S. Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions. After 20 years in the U.S. Senate as our junior U.S. More...

The events shaping the world of ‘39

August 9, 1984 More...

Sports

Thomasville Opens Football Practice

Thomasville High School opened fall football practice on Monday afternoon. The Tigers are preparing for the Aug. 25 season opener against Demopolis at D.F. Anderson Stadium. More...

Thomasville Varsity Volleyball

The Thomasville varsity volleyball team (top row) Haven Collins, Makayla Jones, Tianna Blanks, Alex Rembert and Whitney Brasell; (bottom row) Peyton Lyles, Madison Campbell, Jayden Causey, Angel Howa More...

Sweet Water Begins

The Sweet Water High School football team opened fall practice on Monday at the school’s practice field. The Bulldogs had 45 players report. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Crocker

Carrie Lorena Breckenridge Crocker, 98, a homemaker of Magnolia died July 28, 2017 at Park Place Nursing Home and Rehabilitation in Selma. She was born Jan. 19, 1919 in Dixons Mills to Louis J. More...

Leonard

Harold Wayne Leonard, 69, of Vineland, died Aug. 4, 2017 at his home. He was born Jan. 10, 1948 to Charlie G. and Fannie Pearl Leonard. He was retired from Century Link Telephone Company, where he had worked for 45 plus years. More...

Smith

Thomas Earl Smith, 32, of Thomasville, died July 28, 2017 at USA Medical Center. He was born June 4, 1985 in Thomasville. More...

Commission applies for CD block grant

Clarke County commissioners will apply for Community Development Block Grant funds to pave sections of three county roads and hope they will have better luck than last year.  The projects were discussed at Monday’s work session and voted o More...

DNA test proves skull is Mason

Pine Hill Police Chief Nikeshia Gailes confirmed in a statement to the area’s media that DNA tests done on a skull found on Feb. More...

Adkison gives teachers pep talk

“The more I spend in education the more I realize how hard the job has become,” said Dr. Vic Adkison, superintendent of the Thomasville City Schools District. More...

City a finalist for new industry

Thomasville has landed in the top three for a new prospect for its South Thomasville Industrial Park.  Thomasville Mayor Sheldon Day said the midwestern US based firm is looking to build a new plant near its military and ship-building clients.&n More...

Worker injured at LP

A Louisiana-Pacific employee was injured in awork-place incident on Sunday.  Louisiana-Pacific at Thomasville’s Plant Manager Wayne Young said Chris Horsley was hurt in the accident.  “He was working on a debarker and there was More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Fitness activities offered free by Dannon Project   The Dannon Project will be offering free group fitness classes led by a qualified fitness trainer such as line dance classes and walking groups.  More...

People

Thomasville Reunion Committee

The Thomasville Reunion Committee has worked on setting up four events for the area’s African American communities. More...

Cowan and Horton to wed on September 2

Debra Watkins of Thomasville announces the engagement and forthcoming marriage of her daughter, Mya Cowan to Taneal Horton, the son of Ronald and Lilla Horton of Houston, Miss.  The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late William and Vester More...

Five generations pose for family portraits

Five generations from left are Janis Justice, Jordan Webb, (baby) Corbin Webb, Cathi Gunter and Agnes Buckalew. More...

Religion

CHURCH CALENDAR

Clarke Street Baptist to host homecoming and revival   Clarke Street Baptist Church will host its homecoming Aug. 13, 2 p.m.  Revival services are Monday, Aug. 14 through Thursday, Aug. 17 at 7 nightly.  More...

He meets needs, removes fear and grants desires

The Psalmist wrote: “Glorious things are said of You!”  John Newton once was a slave trader. After becoming a Christian, he became a powerful preacher, a leader in the fight against slavery and a famous hymn writer.  More...

For The Record

Thomasville crime report

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

Property deeds

July 31-Aug. 3   Bank of America NA, to Federal National Mortgage Association AKA.  Roy D. Harrell, to Wells Fargo Bank NA.  Charles W. Blackwell Sr., to Andrew H. Parnell.  Wendy Marie Powell, to Mary C. More...

Sheriff’s Report

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