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March 22, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Senate passes 2.5 % teacher pay raise

Alabama public school teachers will be getting a 2.5 percent pay raise if the Senate passed bill emerges from conference with the House and then is signed by Gov. Kay Ivey.  More...

Correction

In last week’s story on the SmartBank merger, Terry Phillips’ title was incorrectly reported. More...

State jobless rate hits record, Clarke at 8.1

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey announced today that Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted January unemployment rate is 3.7 percent, down from December 2017’s revised rate of 3.8 percent, and well below January 2017’s rate More...

Special Sections

Editorials

Yes, Virginia, a 16 can beat a 1

One of the most famous newspaper columns written came in 1897 from the New York Sun when their editorial writer responded to a little girl’s question about the existence of Santa Claus, “Yes, Virginia, There Is A Santa Claus.”  More...

Governor’s race is the brass ring

When talk turns to politics in Alabama, it usually leads to the Governor’s race. In Alabama politics the Governor’s office is the Brass Ring. More...

Signs of spring are bursting forth

March 22, 1979  Spring!   More...

Religion

County Student Safety Summit set

A Student Safety Summit will be held April 5 in Jackson in an effort to be better prepared should a school shooting happen.  “This is a combined effort by all schools, public and private, in Clarke County,” Clarke County Superintende More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Fifth Saturday singing March 24 Dickinson Baptist Church will host a fifth Saturday singing March 24 at 6 p.m. All are welcome to attend. More...

To a believer, DNA means Divine Nature Acquisition

DNA stands for Deoxyribonucleic Acid. Now you know why it is known as DNA.  No one can pronounce it. More...

For The Record

Thomasville crime report

The Thomasville Police Department filed the following charges during the week ending March 18:  • Avery Varkese Nash – Possession of a Pistol by a Violent Felon  • Virian Geno Rich – Possession of Marijuana First Degre More...

Property deeds

March 1 - March 7   Katherine Crow, to William B. Crow.  William B. Crow, to Katherine Crow.  Mary Loraine McLaughlin, to Don Bradford.  Michael A. Bru Sr., to Joseph H. More...

Sheriff’s Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail the week of March 6-19, include the following:  • Gregory Wayne Campbell, 43, unlawful manufacture of a controlled substance second degree, arrested by LifeTech.  • Lorenzo Oris Hart, More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Stabler

George Barron Stabler Jr., 62 of Thomasville died March 16, 2018 at his home. He was born Dec. 12, 1955 in Arlington to George and Janice Stabler. More...

Stolen Coastal property found

A tip to the Washington County Sheriff’s Department led to the recovery of an estimated $61,000 in equipment from Coastal Alabama Community College’s Thomasville campus .  According to Stringer, Daniel E. More...

University of Mobile Ram Corps Band

The University of Mobile Ram Corps band performed a show Friday night as part of the band showcase at the Thomasville Civic Center. More...

Departments combine on drug raid Friday night

Two men and a woman were arrested on drug charges during a sweep Friday night by the combined task force from the Thomasville Police Department and the Clarke County Sheriff’s Office. More...

Senator Jones, Day headline Rural Summit

LIVINGSTON — The University of West Alabama has joined with AT&T to announce the slate of speakers and featured panelists for the Alabama Summit on Rural Technology, set for April 13 on the UWA campus.  More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

VFW Post 5106 to meet March 26 VFW Post 5106 and its Auxiliary will host its monthly meeting March 26 at 7 p.m. A meal will be served. All members are asked to attend. Stand Up Against Bullying class hosted March 27 More...

People

Pet of the Week

Mui Mui is an adult female cat. She is very playful and affectionate. She is litter box trained. Mui Mui is spayed, up to date on shots, and microchipped. Adoption fee is $25.   More...

Phillips and McIlwain to wed

Mr. and Mrs. David Gilliam of Thomasville and Mr. and Mrs. Troy Phillips of Millry announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Ashton Elizabeth Phillips, to Heath Randall McIlwain. Mr. McIlwain is the son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

McCall named ‘Employee of the Week’

The Work- Based Learning Program at Thomasville High School announces that Tae’Lashia McCall, left, has been selected as the "Employee of the Week". With McCall is Carol Barganier, Manager of McDonalds. More...

School

Bagley gets good news on tech site

Two-years work and multiple trips to Montgomery have paid off for the Clarke County School system as Superintendent Larry Bagley announced that funding from the state will make a Career Workforce Facility a reality.  More...

Third annual Learning (Tech) Expo was hosted at THS

Christian Coker - THS senior More...

THS engineering students study solar-hydrogen energy

Principles of Engineering students at Thomasville High School have been studying a unit on energy sources. As part of this unit, students constructed solar-hydrogen automobiles. More...

Sports

Tigers drop game at Millry

The Thomasville High School Tigers varsity baseball team lost 1-0 March 13 at Millry High School.  Braxton Chaney was the losing pitcher. More...

Bulldogs have concerns with scoring runs

GROVE HILL - A six game stretch of games, starting last week at Leroy and concluding Monday afternoon at Clarke County, left Sweet Water concerned about its offense. More...

THS gets edged at UMS

The Thomasville High School Lady Tigers varsity softball team lost 9-8 to area opponent UMS-Wright March 15 in Mobile.  Macie West was the losing pitcher. More...