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June 21, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Day talks about alcohol issue

A recent radio interview on the upcoming alcohol vote given by Thomasville Mayor Sheldon Day had many around the area wondering if the mayor had just come out supporting a yes vote. More...

Finally

The Crepe Myrtles around Thomasville finally got a soaking after weeks without significant rain. Weather stations around the county reported between 1.5 and 2 inches of rain Tuesday. More...

Special Sections

People

Tombigbee area added to Rural Action Commission

MONTGOMERY- Gerald Dial, executive director of the Alabama Rural Action Commission, announced the addition of the Tombigbee Region to the Alabama Rural Action Commission (ARAC). More...

Flag ceremony

Thomasville's VFW post 5106 and Ladies Auxiliary held a flag retirement ceremony last week on Flag Day. Here, Luther Parten, Mae Parten and Mitchell Jay salute the worn flags prior to their retirement and disposal. More...

Agee, Steen exchange vows, May 19 in Pine Hill

Ferns and a hydrangea wreath graced the entrance to Pine Hill Baptist Church as Jessica Jill Agee and Robert Donald Steen, Jr. were united in the covenant of marriage on May 19, 2007 at 5:00 p.m. with the Reverend Carl Williams officiating. More...

School

Education capital bond approved

Alabama State Senators Pat Lindsey and Hank Sanders released information concerning new monies that were allocated to local schools during the Regular Session, which concluded on Thursday, June 7th. More...

F. S. Ervin Elementary End of Year Honor Roll

1st Grade All A's: Jalun Antwaun Bridges, Keundra Shantira January, Quanton Dermara Mendenhall, Ka'Darius La'Shun Smith; A's & B's: Arrianna Ga'nae Buford, Laqwesha Sha'nae Buford, LaJavia Christayana Butler, Mekayla P'Aja Butler, Keona Marie Ch More...

Awards Day Sweet Water High School

Awards Day at Sweet Water High School was held May 9, at 10:00 a.m. in the gymnasium. Many of the students received awards for volunteer service, being on the honor roll for the year, outstanding performance/achievement in the core subjects, More...

For The Record

OBITUARIES

Willie Flora "Bill" Vice Dixon Willie Flora "Bill" Vice Dixon, age 98, a homemaker of Linden, passed away Friday, June 15, 2007 at Bryan W. Whitfield Memorial Hospital. She was born April 1, 1909, in Sweet Water. More...

Clarke County Sheriff's report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail include: Jamie Bernard Abston, child support/court cost, arrested by the Clarke County Sheriff's Dept. More...

Man shot in Wilcox County

Two men and one juvenile were arrested last week after a shooting incident near Catherine. Ralph Martin called the Wilcox County Sheriff's department after he was shot on June 12. More...

Thomas gets 28 years for motel robbery

Conducting the first sentence hearing since his term of office began in January, Judge Stuart C. DuBose imposed a stiff prison sentence against the Emmanuel Thomas. The State, represented by D.A. Spencer B. Walker and Assistant D.A. J.R. More...

Crown building opens

Crown Building investors and developers Sparkie Folkers and Joyce Baxley cut the ribbon Saturday with partners Tom Folkers and William Grissett. 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

Taking shots from the outside

There's always going to be a critic on the outside looking in. Remember when we landed the Louisiana-Pacific plant? More...

From the Editor's Desk

I'll get to it eventually

Iadmit it, I'm a procrastinator. I often wait until the last minute. When faced with projects that need completion or looming deadlines, I suddenly develop more than my usual number of interests. And I have a lot of interests. More...

Siegelman - Scrushy mess deeper

Political observers with whom I have talked this week believe a recommended sentences of 30 years for Don Siegelman and 25 years for Richard Scrushy are above and beyond what is reasonable. More...

Religion

Spiritual Reflections

Don't let what you see distract you from God's purpose

Several Sundays ago when I was at Moglaa Baptist Church I was asked to say a few words. Don't laugh, because I almost got tickled speechless by something I saw as I looked out at the crowd. That happens sometimes to preachers. More...

SUNDAY SCHOOL ATTENDANCE

Pineview Baptist Church Robert Dement, Ben Pugh, Joe Clayton, Winston Parden, Cordell Hutto, Clarence Newton, Roger Truett, Frank Jackson, John Reaves, Dee Etheridge, Roger Anderson and Jack Day. More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Sweating in the Spirit with Thomasville Church of God in Christ Ladies and Gentleman, let's get busy Thomasville, exercise for you health. More...

Sports

Drinkard says boat races a success

For the first in seven years screaming boats made their way down a quarter-mile section of the Tombigbee River, competing in the Hole Shot boat races. More...

Taking Names and Keeping Score

Another good time

This past weekend, which rolled over into Monday, I had the good fortune to be in Atlanta, Georgia. As it so happened, the Atlanta Braves were hosting the Boston Red Sox on Monday in the first of a three game interleague play series. More...

T'ville's all-star teams begin play Friday

All four of the Thomasville Dixie Softball All Star Teams will be in action this Friday, June 22, as they travel to Gilbertown for the District tournament. More...