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August 10, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

The countdown begins

JaMichael White hits a blocking dummy during the first day of football practice at Thomasville High School. The team's first game will be Friday, September 1, against Sweet Water High School here in Thomasville. More...

Special Sections

People

Thomasville and Fulton VFDs score well

Competition teams from the Fulton and Thomasville Volunteer Fire Departments pose with their trophies from the Alabama Association of Volunteer Fire Departments' competition in Bessemer last week. More...

Bassett Creek Baptist holds VBS

Bassett Creek Baptist Church recently wrapped up their 2006 VBS with an enrollment of 113. More...

McCorquodale wins National Baby Miss

Three-year-old Chaney Scott McCorquodale of Jackson was recently crowned 2006 National Baby Miss International Beauty. More...

School

THS band holds camp

Greetings from the Thomasville Band Room! This week, as students head back to school for a new year of learning and knowledge, the students of the Thomasville High School Marching Band return to the school only a week after band camp. More...

THS students attend workshop

The South District officer Leadership workshop was held July 13 in Andalusia at Lurleen B. Wallace Community College Conference Center. More...

Gates goes to Washington

Mary Ann Gates, age 16, of Sweet Water recently spent 10 days in Washington DC at the invitation of the Lead America Congressional Student Leadership Conference. More...

For The Record

Clarke County Public Records

Marriage license applications 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. More...

Obituaries

Jessie Gilder Agee Jessie Gilder Agee, 93, of Thomasville died Saturday, August 5, 2006 at Southwest Alabama Medical Center in Thomasville. Graveside services were held at Bashan Baptist Church Cemetery on Monday, August 7 at 11 a.m. More...

T'ville Police reports

The Thomasville Police Department made 17 arrests for the week ending August 6. More...

T'ville schools get passing grades

Thomasville city schools reached all their state goals for the 2005 school year, delaying the onset of coming under the school improvement program. More...

Civic Center bids come in $1.5 million over estimate

Bids for Thomasville's proposed civic center came in at more than $5 million, forcing the project back to the drawing board. More...

New THS band director has high expectations

One of the first things that impressed new band director John Phillips, was the dedication and student leadership of the Thomasville High School band. More...

Garbage requirements changed during bidding

When Clarke County Commissioners were asked about contract changes for solid waste removal in the county, they were not aware of the contract, which is being put out for bid, does not require the service to have a facility in the county. 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

Thomasville getting it's share of attention

Say what you want about politicians, but for the second year in a row, Thomasville has managed to get some of the state's most powerful ones to come here and sing our praises. More...

Opinion

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Alabama Scene

Gov. Riley's appointment interesting

There is something eyebrow-raising about the controversy over naming Gov. Bob Riley as the special master (overseer) of an effort to develop a statewide computerized voter registration database. More...

Religion

TBC hires new pastor

Thomasville Baptist Church has called Robert Kirkland as pastor. The church affirmed by ballot the unanimous Pastor Search Committee recommendation at a special called Business Meeting this past Sunday evening. More...

Spiritual Reflections

Here I am Lord, send me

Last week Peggy and I traveled to Rockville, Virginia, to the Cauthen Missionary Learning Center. It was a memorable week for us in numerous ways. More...

Church Calendar

Okalona MPC to hold singing There will be a singing at Okalona Methodist Protestant Church in Fulton on Saturday, Aug. 12 at 7 p.m. More...

Sports

T'ville team ends third in World Series

Fresh off their do or die win over Virginia on Monday, July 31, the Thomasville Dixie Pre-Major All Star team drew a 2 p.m. match up with the team from West Monroe, Louisiana on Tuesday, August 1 in yet another must win situation for both teams. More...

Taking Names and Keeping Score

A new era begins

Without a doubt enthusiasm is running high at the University of West Alabama as the 2006 football season quickly approaches. More...

THS ranked 3rd as football practice begins

Throughout the state of Alabama this week the sounds, smells and brisk activity that are part of the start of fall football practice became a part of the daily schedule for thousands of young athletes who are doing their best to become an integral pa More...