Kaye Simmons Gaddy, 73 of Thomasville died July 27, 2019 at Providence Hospital. She was born June 7, 1946 to Troy W. and Dora Simmons. She was a member of Midway Baptist Church. She was a retired business manager for the Department of Youth Services. She is survived by her son, Parish (Tammy) Westbrook; daughter, Gwen (Jerry) Harvell; and son, […]



Dorothy Moore James, 71, a native of Jackson and a resident of Atlanta, Georgia was born Nov. 2, 1947 to the parentage of the late Mr. S. L. Moore, Sr. and the late Mrs. Ida Bell Watson Moore. She departed this life July 27, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. She was a member of St. James AME Church in Choctaw Bluff […]



Dorothy Luverne Griffin, 62, was born Dec. 18, 1956. She confessed Christ at an early age and joined the Friendship Baptist Church where she served faithfully until the end.  God saw fit to give angel wings to this awesome and amazing woman of God on Friday, August 26, 2019. Dorothy spent some of her time here and in Detroit, Mich. teaching […]

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Historic church burns in T’ville

New Hope fully ablaze when fireman arrived

Fire was coming out the roof by the time Thomasville firefighters got the call just before 1 a.m. Thursday, July 18 that the New Hope No. 1 Baptist Church on Choctaw Corner Road was burning. Fulton firefighters soon arrived to assist. A new sanctuary, nearly completed next door, was saved (visible beyond the remains of the old church in the […]

Tree falls on pickup, fatal for driver

A freak traffic accident claimed the life of a Jackson man Sunday afternoon, July 21. A big green pine tree fell across the cab of Anthony Green’s 2000 Chevrolet Silverado pickup as he drove south on Highway 43 just north of Fulton Junction. Green, 36, was apparently killed instantly. One eyewitness said that the pickup was just in the wrong […]

Census: ‘Don’t throw this away’

The importance of the upcoming census dominated the Clarke County Commission’s workshop meeting Monday morning. “At a recent conference we discussed how important it is to get community leaders involved in the census,” Chairman Tyrone Moye said. “We have to make sure that people understand how important an accurate count is towards funds for this area. There is even a […]

Montgomery man arrested for January burglary of Grove Hill’s Food Mart

An arrest has been made in the early morning Jan. 21 burglary of the Food Mart (formerly Jr. Food Mart) in Grove Hill. Larry Lamont Lewis, 36, of Montgomery was arrested in Lee County and is being held in jail there, said Ron Baggette, chief investigator for the Clarke County Sheriff’s Department. Baggette had lifted fingerprints at the store that […]

‘The King and I’ this weekend

The Arts Council of Thomasville will present Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II’s musical, “The King and I,” July 26-29 in the Thomasville Civic Center. Showings are 7 p.m. on July 26, 27 and 29, anda2p.m.matineeonJuly28.Admission is $15. Tickets are available in the Civic Center box office. The musical was the fifth collaboration by the classic team of composer Rodgers […]

Historian to talk about new book on state’s early years at historical society meeting

Mike Bunn is well known to members of the Clarke County Historical Society. He has spoken to the group before and will be back this Sunday, July 28 to talk about his newest book, “Alabama: An Illustrated Guide to the Formative Years, 1789-1826.” Bunn is director of Blakely State Park in Baldwin County. His newest book details Alabama’s earliest years, […]