Church Announcements

Mackey Branch continues revival

Mackey Branch #2 Missionary Baptist Church of Whatley will continue its revival Thursday, (tonight), Aug. 17 and end Friday, Aug. 18 at 7:30 p.m. nightly. Evangelist for the week will be Rev. Martin Langham of New Home Missionary Baptist Church of Prichard. Inspirational Tabernacle revival Inspirational Tabernacle of Jackson will continue its revival, Thursday, (tonight), Aug. 17 and end Saturday, […]

Inside the Statehouse

Good female voter turnout could help elect Lucy Baxley

Among national voters there exists definitive long term voting patterns among demographic groups. The most obvious is that over 90 percent of all African American voters vote Democratic. The majority of white voters vote Republican. However, within white voter groups there is a distinct gender gap. White males are overwhelmingly Republican and white females are split 50/50. They may not […]

From Our Files

145 years ago The vote of Aug. 5 was detailed for Clarke County. John G. Shorter received 693 votes for governor while Thomas H. Watts received 448. Shorter won but would be beaten the next term by Watts. Capt. J. M. Hall in a letter datelined “Near Manassas, July 29, 1861,” wrote “of the great battle [Editors note: Bull Run, […]

Alabama Scene

Gubernatorial shots fired long before Labor Day

There is an unwritten rule that general election campaigns in Alabama don’t begin until Labor Day weekend. One reason for this is that the party nominees need to catch their breath from their primary campaigns…and another is that the voters of Alabama would like a break from the constant campaigning before the fall election. Gov. Bob Riley either isn’t aware […]

Our Opinion

Thomasville keeping in the spotlight

We thought Thomasville Mayor Sheldon Day and other city leaders there pulled quite a rabbit out of the hat last year when they hosted a Rural Supplier Conference that drew national contractors like Boeing and other governmental contractors as well as governmental agencies like NASA and the U.S. Army along with appearances by Gov. Bob Riley, U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions […]

Living by the Spirit or by the Flesh?

By Father Jim HavensSacred Heart Catholic Church Reflections will pick up from Romans 8, verses 9 through 15, the comparison between the flesh and spirit with regards to how this affects our walk with Jesus. Once again, verse 9 is a positive reinforcement, as we continue to journey through the wisdom of Romans 8. St. Paul reminds us; that we […]

T’ville featured in state magazine

Business Alabama showcases success story of community

Thomasville has received statewide publicity with a cover story in the August issue of Business Alabama, a magazine that focuses on business issues around the state. The city’s economic developer, Debra Fox, is in the cover photograph. A full page photo with the story inside the issue shows Mayor Sheldon Day and Southwest Alabama Medical Center CEO Kevin Biershenk at […]

Anti-litter committee planning countywide cleanup Sept. 11-16

The Clarke County Citizens Against Littering Committee met Aug. 7 at the courthouse in Grove Hill. A countywide cleanup week, “Litter Awareness Week,” is being planned for Sept. 11-16. Committee member Rita Wilson, who also served as the aesthetics committee chairman for the Clarke County Development Foundation, said the focus of the week will be education and motivation. Lula James […]

County Records

Marriage license application Jimmie Tyrone Grayson, to Sherita Sonja Todd; Kevin Edward Ray, to Rebecca Lynn Bedwell; Charles Nolan Anderson, to Ashley Lashay Brooks; Robert Douglas Christian, to Mary Elizabeth Handley; Patrick N. Collier, to Kimberly L. Boykins; Scott D. Kurtz, to Melissa Ann Smith; Donald Edward Nordan, to Tina Louise Criswell. Marriage license applications are just that-applications for licenses, […]

Barfield-Santowski wed in Austin, Texas

Jennifer Lynn Santowski of Georgetown, Texas and William Jason Barfield of Austin, Texas were married Saturday, June 10, 2006 at 7 p.m. at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Austin, Texas with Father Brian Eilers officiating. The bride is the daughter of George and Lynn Santowski of Georgetown, Texas. She is the granddaughter of the late George and Anne Santowski and […]