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April 6, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Pine Hill's Homes of Hope closes

After months of hard work and dedication of many, the Operation Homes of Hope officially closed its doors to hurricane evacuees January 31. The old Pine Forest Motel, located in Pine Hill, was used to temporarily house hurricane evacuees. More...

Hospital officials urge support for application

Gary Griffin, the hired gun working on Southwest Alabama Medical Center%27s certificate of need searched his memory, but couldn%27t remember a replacement hospital being built in a rural community in the past 20 years. More...

Gov. Riley signs new self-defense gun law

Governor Bob Riley signed into law legislation that gives law-abiding citizens greater legal safeguards if they use a firearm to protect themselves against people breaking into their homes or vehicles. More...

Special Sections

People

Leadership Clarke County tours Montgomery

Leadership Clarke County%27s Class of 2006 visited the capital recently to learn more about state offices, to view the legislature at work, and to share our Clarke County concerns with state officials. More...

Twilley, Reeves to say vows April 29

Mr. and Mrs. Terry Calloway of Demopolis and Hillman Wright of Buhl, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Heather Leighanne Twilley of Tuscaloosa, to Derek Wayne Reeves of Tuscaloosa, son Mr. and Mrs. Bobby R. More...

Brannen, Boutwell wed March 25

Dia Nicole Brannen and Jason Thomas Boutwell were united in marriage on Saturday, March 25, 2006 at Mathews Manor in Springville. Father Steven Rottgers of Holy Cross Episcopal Church officiated the 2 p.m. ceremony. More...

School

Riley honors Searcy

At a reception held at the Govenor%27s Mansion, Feb. 19, Governor Bob Riley and Mrs. Patsy Riley honored 8th grader India Searcy of Leroy High School. More...

First graders perform at PTO program

Thomasville Elementary School first graders peformed "We Salute Broadway II" at a recent PTO program. This class is re-enacting the play "Singin%27 in the Rain". More...

Students back from Spring Break

School News

Welcome back from Spring Break THS! There are many deadlines set for the end of this week. Seniors who are in Quill and Scroll, the $10 fee for chords is due April 7. Also senior Beta Club members are asked to bring $12.50 to Mrs. More...

For The Record

Obituaries

Sarah Lee Adams Funeral services for Sarah Lee Adams of Sweet Water will be held Friday, April 7, 2006 at 12 noon at the Independent Baptist Church of Sweet Water with Rev. S.L. Hives officiating. More...

Clarke County Public Records

Marriage license applications Ted Dyonell Watkins, to Caron Jordan; Robert Tyrone Griffin, to Jessica Dawn Jones; Morgan Lamaurice Coleman, to Glendine Chapman; David Gildersleeve, to Juanita McClain; David Isaac Williams, to Callie Rae Hudso More...

Extra traffic enforcement leads to numerous arrests

Spring break was a bad time for drivers breaking traffic laws in the county, as many arrests were made over the past week for driving under the influence and other traffic violations. More...

House passes T'ville alcohol bill

Two bills sponsored by Rep. Thomas Jackson are currently making their way through the Alabama Legislature. More...

T'ville PD busts illegal booze

The Thomasville Police Department raided a home finding large quantities of illegal alcohol, including moonshine March 30. More...

New hospital

Mayor Sheldon Day with Kevin Bierschenk, CEO of Southwest Alabama Medical Center and Phil Eastman, CEO of Resurgence Healthcare at a press conference detailing plans for the new hospital building. More...

DuBose running for circuit judge

Stuart C. DuBose has qualified as a Democratic candidate for Circuit Judge for the First Judicial Circuit, which includes all of Choctaw, Clarke and Washington Counties. DuBose was born in Jackson, Alabama, on March 20, 1957, and is the age of 49. More...

Calendar

Area Calendar

AL-ANON Meets AL-ANON meets every Thursday night at 6:30 at Pineview Baptist Church (enter door at Moore Street entrance behind church). For more information call 636-9985. More...

Editorials

Our View

Keep level head over alcohol debate

The bill that would allow for a vote on alcohol sales in Thomasville is still winding its way through the state legislature. More...

Opinion

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Is style everything now?

From the Editor's Desk

Having seen several new models of cars being announced lately, it amazes me how some companies have really cranked up the style and are making even sedans look pretty sexy, while some other automakers are churning out something that looks dangerously More...

Religion

T'ville UMC presents "The Last Days"

Thomasville United Methodist Church will present an Easter Passion Play "The Last Days", Palm Sunday, April 9 at 7 p.m. This is the second year that the play has been offered to the community of faith. More...

What is important in your life?

Spiritual Reflections

What is really important in your life? What has priority? If you were writing a book what would you include, and what would you leave out? It has occurred to me that, as a child of God, everything falls into one of two categories. More...

Memorial services to be held at TBC

A memorial service for Nell George Megginson, who passed away at age 80 in Largo, Fla., will be at Thomasville Baptist Church on Saturday, April 8 at 2 p.m. More...

Sports

Lady Tigers, JV dominate Fruitdale

The Thomasville High School Lady Tigers and the Lady Tiger JV each won their road games with the Lady Pirates of Fruitdale on Friday, March 24 in a convincing way. More...

Tigers falter in Pizza Pro Classic

The Thomasville Tigers who went 1-3 in the annual Pizza Pro Classic baseball tournament this past week couldn%27t help but feel like the roof had caved in as the usually solid Tiger defense became porous and the pitching staff that had been so consis More...

Taking Names and Keeping Score

Sportsmanship; where has it gone?

Webster%27s Sports Dictionary defines sportsmanship as "the ethical behavior exhibited by a sportsman or an athlete. More...