2017-02-16 E-Edition

Hoops season ends for Lady Bulldogs

The Clarke County High School Lady Bulldogs battled foul trouble and came back from a double-digit deficit before falling 44-40 to T.R. Miller in sub-state playoff action Monday night. With three key players in foul trouble early in the third quarter, Coach Rhonda Wright gambled with her team down 14 and stayed with those players. They were able to battle […]

Black history focus for Clarke Historical Soc.’s T’ville meet

In recognition of February being Black History Month, the Clarke County Historical Society will meet at the A. L. Martin Historical Museum in Thomasville Sunday, Feb. 26. Deborah Rankins, assistant director at the Kathryn Tucker Windham Library Museum at Coastal Alabama Community College (formerly Alabama Southern Community College) will be the guest speaker, talking about Thomasville’s McFadden family, an African […]

Strange BUT TRUE

Light up those chicken coops!

* The next time you’re dining at a seafood restaurant, consider this tidbit: Those who study such things say that 80 percent of a crab or lobster’s dry weight is wax. * Researchers at Cornell University have determined that if chickens are kept in a coop that is artificially lighted to simulate a 28-hour day, the eggs laid by those […]

Camellia Hospice opening March 1 in Thomasville

Downtown Thomasville will get another shot in the arm with the arrival on March 1 of Camellia Hospice. Thomasville Mayor Sheldon Day said Monday night at the Thomasville City Council Meeting that Camellia Hospice out of Hattiesburg, Miss., has leased a location in downtown Thomasville that will open on March 1. Day said the company is expected to bring in […]

Motes-Gissendanner to marry March 18

Mr. and Mrs. Lamar Motes of Jackson announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Shannon Rene’ to James Earl Gissendanner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Gissendanner of Leroy. Miss Motes is the granddaughter of Mrs. Myrtle Smith of Uriah and the late Garland Smith and James Motes Jr. of Jackson and the late Annie Mae Motes. The […]


Cookie cutters can be worth $50-$75 each

Q: My grandmother and two of her sisters were bakers who specialized in cookies. I have about four dozen of their cookie cutters, including several duplicates. Is there a group or club so I can trade my duplicates for ones I don’t already have? — Beth, Lincoln, Nebraska A: Cookie cutters have become quite collectible, especially ones that were given […]

Horton-Masih to wed March 25 in Birmingham

Mr. and Mrs. Gary Horton of Grove Hill announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Kelsey Lohse Horton, to Nikhil Masih of Deli, India. Mr. Masih is the son of Nirmal Jeet and Gurmet Masih of Sonepat, India. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Donna Riley of Saraland and the late Walter G. Riley Jr. and Peggy Horton […]

Veteran stage, film actress Ryan starred in ‘Because of Winn Dixie’ play at Shakespeare Festival

Chance & Scyrene

The Alabama Shakespeare Festival in Montgomery has been ablaze with the talented cast of actors and actresses performing in the play “Because of Winn Dixie” for the past few weeks. The play features veteran stage and film actress Roz Ryan, who I was granted an interview with last week. She is as beautiful a spirit in person as she has […]

Church Notices

Grace Chapel Church of Coffeeville will have a congregational singing Saturday, Feb. 18 at 6:30 p.m. led by Donald Jackson. Everyone is invited to come and join. Springfield Methodist Protestant Church of Thomasville will have a special speaker, Nate Ballard Sunday, Feb. 19 for both morning and evening services. Everyone is invited to attend. Cedar Point Baptist Church of the […]