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January 11, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

MLK Day activities planned

Residents in Thomasville are invited to participate in the Martin Luther King Jr. Day ceremonies Monday. Participants will meet at Johnson Shopping Center on Tallahatta Springs Road at 9:30 a.m. More...

Bradford asks for changes in chairmanship rotation

Clarke County Commission Chairman Paul Bradford told his fellow commissioners during Monday's work session that he thought it was time to "do something different about the chairmanship." Bradford noted that since the Louisiana Pacific project began More...

Civic Center work starts

Crews began the interior demolition work at the old Thomasville High School buiilding last week in preparation for turning the structure into a civic center. More...

American Red Cross holds Project SHARE Jan. 2

The Mobile Chapter of the American Red Cross will begin accepting application on Jan. 2 for Project SHARE, the energy assistance program for lowincome elderly or disable individuals. More...

Special Sections

Editorials

Good to see civic center work

OUR VIEW

It was a very long and difficult road, but work has finally begun on the Thomasville Civic Center. It was good to see crews performing the interior demolition work that will eventually open up the space for multiple uses. More...

OPINION

Full Story

Alabama Scene

Talking about the "outhouse inauguration"

You might think that after attending or covering every gubernatorial inauguration in Alabama since 1950 that on the eve of yet another one I would be full of stories to tell of those past events. A few highlights stick out, of course, but very few. More...

Religion

Spiritual Reflections

On a wing and a prayer

Papa used to say "God never intended for man to get lower than digging tatters, or higher than pulling corn." Well for the next 24 hours or so Peggy and I are planning to be much higher than "pulling corn." We are, at last, finally, going to Ghana. More...

THANK YOU

Dear Friends, Our family is so grateful for the love that you showed us during Ellis' short stay of two weeks in the hospital and upon his death. More...

SUNDAY SCHOOL ATTENDANCE

Pineview Baptist Church Windell Sheffield, Fred Hinson, Ben Pugh, Joe Clayton, Clarence Newton, Frank Jackson, Winston Parden, Cliff Scarbrough, Roger Truett, John Reaves and Jack Day. More...

Sports

Lady Tigers win first area games

The Thomasville High School Lady Tiger basketball team traveled to Monroeville on Tuesday, January 2 and defeated the Lady Tigers of Monroe County High School 35-22 to move to 1-0 in Area One competition. More...

Taking Names and Keeping Score

Speed kills

There is a caution that both my father and mother routinely gave me every time I got behind the wheel of a car when I was a teenager. More...

Winter clinic part of success

Although no one directly involved in the organization of the Thomasville Winter Clinic can or would take credit for the overall success baseball has had in Thomasville and the surrounding area over the past seventeen years, there are those that beli More...

Final alcohol petition in

The petition requesting a vote on alcohol sales in Thomasville has been presented to city officials and enough signatures verified for a referendum to be called, Mayor Sheldon Day said at Monday's city council meeting. More...

No link seen between alcohol and industrial development

One of the reasons cited in many towns facing a wet vote, is improving economic development. While there's clear evidence of alcohol sales taxes making a positive impact on the budgets of formerly dry towns, More...

Relay for Life kick-off Jan. 18

Thomasville's first Relay was held over 10 years ago. The event brought people together from all walks of life with the common goal of eliminating cancer. More...

Drainage a hot topic at council

Drainage issues prompted sharp exchanges between Thomasville Mayor Sheldon Day and council member Charles Allen at Monday's council meeting. More...

Correction

In last week's paper, a photo cutline inccorectly identified a CATO donation recipiient. The correct recipient was the Child Advocacy Center. More...

Judge Harold Crow honored at retirement ceremony

Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice-Elect Sue Bell Cobb was among the judges, lawyers and citizens on hand to honor Presiding Circuit Judge Harold Crow and his longtime judicial assistant, Shirley Robinson, at a retirement reception last Friday in t 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...

People

Truck wrecks near Sweet Water

The driver of a truck had to be rescued Jan. 3 after the vehicle went off the dangerous S-curve on Highway 10 East of Sweet Water. The truck was traveling west when the accident happened at approximately 5:55 p.m. More...

Residents enjoy busy holiday

When I arise at early morning, Just before the day begins, I take the time to talk to Jesus, As a friend would talk with friends. More...

Wetherbee, Davis to exchange vows

Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Dial Wetherbee of Camden announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Megan Dial, to Mark Thomas Davis of Birmingham, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Benjamin Davis of Mooresville, N. C. More...

School

School News

Second semester has arrived

Welcome back, students and faculty! The second semester has arrived and students, as well as teachers, are hard at work. More...

UWA names fall honors list

UWA announces President's and Dean's Lists for Fall 2006. The University of West Alabama announces outstanding students named to the President's List and the Dean's List for the Fall 2006 academic semester. More...

Troy announces honor students

Troy University has announced its honor students for fall semester, according to Dr. Ed Roach, Senior Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost. More...

For The Record

OBITUARIES

Wesley Irvin Atkins Wesley Irvin Atkins, 29, died December 6, 2006. Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec. 16 at 2 p.m. at New Hope No. 1 Baptist Church in Thomasville with Rev. James G. Curry officiating. More...

CLARKE COUNTY PUBLIC RECORDS

Marriage license applications Christopher Aaron Etheridge, to Christina Rayelle Walker; Jeremy Alan Watford, to Jennifer Jo Kelley; Phillip Holt Newton, to Stephanie Marae Moore. More...

Thomasville Police report

The Thomasville Police Department made 6 arrests for the week of Jan. 1 - Jan. 7. Those arrested and charged were: Ronnie L. More...