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Thomasville native hired as new coach at University of Mobile

University of Mobile Athletic Director Sally Shouppe announced on Monday, Aug. 15 the hiring of Brianna Crim as the new head strength and conditioning coach at the University of Mobile. Crim, a Thomasville native, takes over the strength and conditioning program after spending the last two seasons as a member of the University of Mobile Softball program. Crim, a current junior exercise science major at UM, brings a background in crossfit, competing nationally while coaching others. At one point last year, Crim placed within the top 200 in the world in a crossfit competition. She is the current co-owner of... Article Link https://www.thethomasvilletimes.com/articles/thomasville-native-hired-as-new-coach-at-university-of-mobile/

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Aug 17
She’s in her element with a brush in hand

When Dana Reid Thompson was at Thomasville High School, she looked around her art class and decided she was not very “artistic.” Even though she enjoyed the class, she was involved in so many other activities that she had little time for creative expression. Dana graduated in 1997 and went on to the University of West Alabama to earn a master’s degree in counseling. She married Clint Thompson and settled down in her grandparents’ home in Tallahatta, on beautiful Tallahatta Creek. The couple was blessed with three sons: Reid, John Paul and Ace. “My boys grew up in the country,”... Article Link https://www.thethomasvilletimes.com/articles/shes-in-her-element-with-a-brush-in-hand/

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Aug 17
Heflin an Alabama legend

The longer I continue to write about Alabama politics, the more I realize that Alabama really is a “Big Front Porch” – a saying made famous by our legendary Alabama storyteller, Kathryn Tucker Wyndham. I have been involved in the world of Alabama politics for 60 years. I have been writing this column for over 18 years and that is longer than I served in the legislature. I am sometimes asked whether I liked being in the Alabama political arena or writing about it better. The answer is easy. Writing is better. It is more fun to be able to... Article Link https://www.thethomasvilletimes.com/articles/heflin-an-alabama-legend/

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Aug 17
Real games and jamboree games this Friday night

Let the games begin! High school football kicks off Friday night with some real, counting games and some jamboree games. Jamboree games include: • Thomasville travels to play Leroy in a jamboree game. • Clarke County High School will travel to play Sweet Water High School. • Jackson High is on the road to play Wayne County High in Waynesboro, Miss. Real games include: Marengo High School traveling to play Washington County High in Chatom. Jackson Academy hosts Monroe Academy in the AISA. Article Link https://www.thethomasvilletimes.com/articles/real-games-and-jamboree-games-this-friday-night/

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Aug 17
Slades to celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

Willis and Marie Slade will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, Aug. 27 from 4 - 6 p.m. at the Opine-Tallahatta Community. Guests should wear casual attire. The Slades request no gifts. Cake, punch and appetizers will be served. The Opine-Tallahatta Community House is located at 12070 Tallahatta Springs Road (Highway 44). Directions from Highway 43: turn onto Hwy 154 until you reach the four way stop. Continue straight at the stop sign onto Tallahatta Springs Road for approximately 10.5 miles. The Community House is on the right. For more information or directions call or text Alissa Slade Lotane at... Article Link https://www.thethomasvilletimes.com/articles/slades-to-celebrate-50th-wedding-anniversary/

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Aug 17
Indian who led attack on local fort topic for historical society meeting

The Red Stick Prophet Josiah Francis will be the subject of the Clarke County Historical Society meeting Sunday, Aug. 28, 2:30 p.m. at Grove Hill Town Hall. Award winning author and historian Dale Cox will tell about the life of Josiah Francis, also known as the Prophet Hillis Hadjo, who led the Fort Sinquefield attack Sept. 1, 1813 near presentday Whatley. In his latest book, “The Fort at Prospect Bluff,” Cox has uncovered new information and findings about Francis including his time spent in England as well as his final days in the Florida Panhandle before his execution. Cox has... Article Link https://www.thethomasvilletimes.com/articles/indian-who-led-attack-on-local-fort-topic-for-historical-society-meeting/

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Aug 17
Questions about the Inflation Adjustment Act

Several readers have asked about the massive 0 billion Inflation Adjustment Act of 2022, which was rushed through Congress. At 700-plus pages, it is a spinoff of the failed Build Back Better plan. While there are widely divergent opinions about the effects of the legislation, we can attempt to provide an overview and some impacts. The legislation creates a 15 percent minimum tax of the book income of corporations with at least [post_excerpt] billion in income. It provides for prescription drug reform, allowing Medicare to negotiate the price of certain drugs. It funds billion over the next 10 years... Article Link https://www.thethomasvilletimes.com/articles/questions-about-the-inflation-adjustment-act/

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Aug 17
Clarke Sheriff’s Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail August 9, 2022-August 15, 2022 include the following: Yasmine Lasha Whigham, 21, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct/ disturbing peace/affray, criminal mischief third degree, criminal trespass third degree, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. Kimberly Denise Jackson, 48, speeding above 45 miles per hour on a county road, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. Deanna Grace Nelson, 35, burglary third degree, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. Yvonne Eline Dubose, 40, speed less than 25 miles per hour, assault third degree, driving while license suspended, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. Roger Reginald Newton, 46,... Article Link https://www.thethomasvilletimes.com/articles/clarke-sheriffs-report-27/

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Aug 17
Clarke Sheriff’s Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail August 2, 2022-August 8, 2022 include the following: Jairus Bettis, 41, unlawful possession or receipt of a controlled substance, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. Tysean Miguel Thompson, 32, petition to revoke probation, discharging a firearm, etc., into an occupied or unoccupied building, attempt, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. Quinshae La’Darious Brown, 19, discharging a firearm, etc., into an occupied or unoccupied building, attempt, reckless endangerment, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. Amanda Wade, 25, unlawful possession or receipt of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia; use or possession- first offense, arrested by... Article Link https://www.thethomasvilletimes.com/articles/clarke-sheriffs-report-26/

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Aug 17
Jackson awarded LP Scholarship

Local student, Hayle Jackson was recently awarded a college scholarship from one of Thomasville’s largest employers – Louisiana- Pacific Corp (LP). The LP Scholarship Program recognizes and rewards the accomplishments of its employees’ children who excel in their studies and make positive contributions in their communities. Since 2001, the program has given over than .2 million in scholarships to over 420 students. This year, more than 50 students across the U.S. and Canada received an LP scholarship. Jackson is attending Troy in pursuit of an accounting degree. She is the daughter of Sherry Jackson, a member of the at LP... Article Link https://www.thethomasvilletimes.com/articles/jackson-awarded-lp-scholarship/

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Aug 17
Community Calendar

New Hope No. 1 Baptist Church of Thomasville will host a homecoming service Aug. 28 at 11 a.m. and a revival Aug. 19 – 31 at 6:30 nightly. A season of refreshment will be the theme. Guest revivalist will be Dr. Quinton E. Hammonds from Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Birmingham. Pastor Anthony D. Kimbrough Sr. is the Undershepherd. Masks are recommended. The church is located at 2338 Choctaw Corner Rd. in Thomasville Al. 36784. Article Link https://www.thethomasvilletimes.com/articles/community-calendar-725/

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Aug 17
Deputy K-9 Dark goes in for burglar

Clarke County Deputy K- 9 Dark is beginning to make his presence known. In addition to locating hidden drugs, K-9 Dark specializes in felonious criminal apprehensions where his bravery keeps his fellow Clarke County deputies out of harm’s way. K-9 Dark is a Czech Shepherd and is very motivated to protect and serve Clarke County. Just after 3 a.m. Friday, Aug. 12, a “burglary in progress” call came into the Jackson Police dispatcher. The location was a building off of McDonald Road in Jackson. Jackson Police officers were dispatched to the scene and secured the outer perimeter. Clarke County deputies... Article Link https://www.thethomasvilletimes.com/articles/deputy-k-9-dark-goes-in-for-burglar/

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Aug 17
Brown receives scholarship from the Alfa Foundation Scholarship Program

Quentin Brown of Thomasville was awarded a [post_excerpt],000 scholarship through the competitive Alfa Foundation Scholarship Program. Brown is senior at the University of South Alabama and is studying exercise science. The scholarship may be used toward tuition, fees, books or supplies. Scholarships are awarded based on academics, participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience and future goals. The program is administered through Scholarship America. The 100 scholarship recipients that were awarded hail from 52 different counties and will attend 21 different institutions. “It’s important for young people to get a good education,” said Jimmy Parnell, Alfa Insurance president.... Article Link https://www.thethomasvilletimes.com/articles/brown-receives-scholarship-from-the-alfa-foundation-scholarship-program/

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Aug 17
THS volleyball begins this weekend

The Thomasville High School Lady Tigers varsity and junior varsity teams will begin the 2022 regular season by participating in the Mary G. Montgomery High- Baker High School Tournament on Saturday, Aug. 20 in Semmes and Mobile. “We’re excited for the season,” said Ashley Snow, THS head volleyball coach. “We feel like last season was unfinished.” The Lady Tigers only made it to the regionals in 2021 after making it to the state tournament in 2020. “We could have done a lot better. “This season we’re going in stronger. These girls have worked out all summer. ...They look different.” The... Article Link https://www.thethomasvilletimes.com/articles/ths-volleyball-begins-this-weekend/

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Aug 17
Thomasville Police Report

The information for the Thomasville Police Department released by Chief Mitchell Stuckey for the week of August 8, 2022 – August 14, 2022, is listed below. Arrest 8-13-22 – Packer, Jani Marsha - Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Possession of a Pistol by a Drunk/Addict 8-14-22 – Oneal, Margaret Jane – Possession of Marijuana Complaints 8-8-22 – Theft of Property Second Degree (greater than 0 to ,500) – Highway 43 8-9-22 – Fraudulent Use of Credit/Debit Card – Adams Avenue 8-9-22 – Harassment – Cogle Drive 8-10-22 – Miscellaneous Incident – Adams... Article Link https://www.thethomasvilletimes.com/articles/thomasville-police-report-154/

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Aug 17
Staff shortages are severe everywhere

In Camden…poor little small Camden, we have limited restaurants of any kind. Fried chicken is widely available. There are more places to buy fried chicken than there are gas stations or red lights, but still the number is limited. Add to that the fact that Wilcox County has never not had the highest unemployment in the state. So, there are people who evidently need jobs, but restaurants here are never fully staffed. They are always hiring. The staff shortage is so severe that it is no longer unusual for one of the owners to make a post on social media... Article Link https://www.thethomasvilletimes.com/articles/staff-shortages-are-severe-everywhere/

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Aug 17
Life is a series of adjustments

I am glad I am not young anymore, today more than ever. I saw the school bus pass my house this morning reminding me that the dreaded school year has started again. I never really liked school that much until I got in college when I was in charge of my own schedule. I could move around, come and go as I pleased and was no longer a prisoner of the system. I actually had nightmares for years after high school that I had to go back and do it again. Is there anybody else out there like me? Some... Article Link https://www.thethomasvilletimes.com/articles/life-is-a-series-of-adjustments/

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Aug 17
Effective oversight is essential in democracy

It’s impossible to know right now what impact the work of the Jan. 6 committee will have in the long run, though it’s a fair bet that whatever the political and legal repercussions, there will be legislation coming. In pulling back the curtain on that day, the days leading up to it, and the days that followed, the committee has offered Americans a clear-eyed look at the misbehavior of high-ranking government officials all the way up to the president. The committee’s work is a dramatic reminder of why congressional oversight matters. Yet it’s every bit as important as passing legislation.... Article Link https://www.thethomasvilletimes.com/articles/effective-oversight-is-essential-in-democracy/

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Aug 17
Clarke County Records

Marriages listed Dated August 9 - 15 Adrienne Nicole Williams to Markel Jacorey Ford Property deeds listed Dated August 9 - 15 Patsy Ruth Spinks to Kirklin Mansh Dozier Tiffany Dawn Duke to Tiffany Dawn Duke Electronic Register Mortgage to Fred Small, Jr. Charles P. Helms to John McIntyre Gunn, Jr. Jeffery K. Jordan to Heather Jordan Siavelis Grady Lee Dixon, Sr. to Christy R. Robinson Dwight Figgers to Jimmy L. Figgers Dwight Figgers to Jimmy L. Figgers Dwight Figgers to Jimmy L. Figgers James B. Griffin- Other to Donna Elizabeth Connor Peggy Joyce McNider to Veronica P. Brewer Paul... Article Link https://www.thethomasvilletimes.com/articles/clarke-county-records-27/

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Aug 17
Gibson

“If ever there is a tomorrow when we are not together, there is something you must always remember: You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. Most importantly, if we are ever apart, just know we will always be with you.” Sherry Sealy Gibson sadly passed away on Aug. 5, 2022 at the age of 63. She was born on June 12, 1959 to Obie Gaines and Willard Dean Sealy. She graduated from Marengo County High School, class of 1977, then married her high school sweetheart the next week on June 4, 1977.... Article Link https://www.thethomasvilletimes.com/articles/gibson-5/

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Aug 17
If you leave out a key ingredient your recipe may not turn out like expected

My favorite children’s show on TV was “Our Gang” featuring Spanky, Alfalfa, and Buckwheat with a host of others. I wonder if I might have turned out different if I had grown up with the gang on Captain Kangaroo or Sesame Street instead. They say that our early childhood development is most important and that everything in those early years is part of the recipe that determines who we become. I must have been exposed to Sesame Street through our kids because I have a definite “Cookie Monster” flavor. “My loves me some cookies.” I never met a cookie I... Article Link https://www.thethomasvilletimes.com/articles/if-you-leave-out-a-key-ingredient-your-recipe-may-not-turn-out-like-expected/

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Aug 17
Grand Jury hears 503 cases and issues 256 indictments

The Clarke County Grand Jury had a full week last week, hearing what has to be a record 503 cases for possible criminal indictment. Just over half that number — 256 cases — were returned as “true bills,” or indictments. Of those, 181 were felonies and 78 were misdemeanors. An unusually high number, 43 cases, were continued for further investigation or due to witnesses being unavailable. Often, the grand jury concludes its work in three or four days but last week it worked nearly the full week, issuing its report to Presiding Circuit Judge Gaines McCorquodale on Friday morning. Indictments... Article Link https://www.thethomasvilletimes.com/articles/grand-jury-hears-503-cases-and-issues-256-indictments/

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Aug 17
Lions Club collects canned goods for Salvation Army

The Thomasville Lion’s Club braved the heat Saturday to collect canned food for the Salvation Army. From left are Shirley Wallace, Lou Wallace, Danny Harrison and Glenn Elmore. The group collected at Super Foods. Article Link https://www.thethomasvilletimes.com/articles/lions-club-collects-canned-goods-for-salvation-army/

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Aug 10
God is there for us to guide us and protect us

I once had a sizable personal library of books related to Christian ministry. In seminary I obtained a list of the names of reliable conservative authors and I was always on the lookout for good deals at book stores and even garage sales. One of my favorite and most helpful authors was Dr. Charles Stanley, past president of the Southern Baptist Convention and pastor of First Baptist Church Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Stanley has written nearly 50 books, all of them are worth reading. One that I found particularly useful at a time of decision making in my life was “How... Article Link https://www.thethomasvilletimes.com/articles/god-is-there-for-us-to-guide-us-and-protect-us/

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Aug 10
Huckabee murdered in Linden

Linden Police are investigating their first murder of the year, Johnathan Windham has been charged with the murder of David Huckabee. When his only daughter was not able to reach him by phone she contacted police. What started out as a missing person report turned into something more. Police found evidence of foul play in Huckabee’s home. A search found Huckabee’s body in a wooded area behind his home. More investigation led to Windham and he was arrested and charged with murder, tampering with evidence and possession of a controlled substance. The body was sent for an autopsy to determine... Article Link https://www.thethomasvilletimes.com/articles/huckabee-murdered-in-linden/

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Aug 10
Ambulance service offers services to Clarke County

Three representatives of an ambulance company attended the Clarke County Commission meeting Tuesday to offer their services to the county. CareMed EMS of Oxford, Miss. now provides services in four states — Florida, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee — and is looking to expand into Alabama, said Randall Johnson. CareMed EMS is a division of AmeriPro Health and CEO Larry Richardson said the company specializes in service to rural communities. “Georgia is number three in rural hospital closures and Alabama isn’t far behind,” he noted. Richardson said 33% of rural EMA grants go unclaimed and he said his companies work to... Article Link https://www.thethomasvilletimes.com/articles/ambulance-service-offers-services-to-clarke-county/

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Aug 10
Orientation hosted at TES

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Aug 10
Clarke Sheriff’s Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail July 26 - Aug. 1, 2022 include the following: Jami Paul Allday, 45, unlawful possession or receipt of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia; use or possession first offense, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. Antwan Tyrell Coates, 22, criminal possession of a forged instrument first degree, probation violation (new charge- felony), arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. Arther Dale Young, Jr., 41, domestic violence third degree- harassing communications, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. Terrance Levakiese Dickinson, 46, domestic violence second degree, domestic violence third degree, unlawful imprisonment first degree, arrested by Clarke... Article Link https://www.thethomasvilletimes.com/articles/clarke-sheriffs-report-25/

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Aug 10
Bunn gifts the City of Thomasville art

A recent Art Exhibit in the Stafford Gallery at the Thomasville Civic Center featured many beautiful works by Thomasville hometown girl, Christi Phillips Bunn. The exhibit was very successful, and her works of art were held over for display for the summer. Christi visited again this week to collect her works. While here, she honored the City of Thomasville by presenting the city with this magnificent sketch of the Thomasville Civic Center. “Thank you, Christi, for sharing your beautiful art with the citizens of Thomasville and donating this beautiful piece to us. We plan to permanently and prominently display it... Article Link https://www.thethomasvilletimes.com/articles/bunn-gifts-the-city-of-thomasville-art/

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Aug 10
Food prices exceed the inflation rate

Anyone who has shopped for groceries realizes that prices have skyrocketed. In fact, the cost of food exceeded the official cost of living — 9.1 percent from one year ago— as measured by the consumer price index (CPI). In contrast to the CPI for all items, the cost of all food rose 10.4 percent during the same period. As part of the monthly report on consumer prices, the Bureau of Labor Statistics also publishes a detailed analysis of all items that comprise the CPI. Let’s look at the major food items, starting with meat, poultry, and eggs. Collectively, they rose... Article Link https://www.thethomasvilletimes.com/articles/food-prices-exceed-the-inflation-rate/

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Aug 10