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August 16, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Twin Rivers made first point of contact

Development group will be listed with the state to be lead organization in Clarke County

The Clarke County Commission voted Tuesday to make the Twin Rivers Economic Development Partnership the formal "point of contact" for the county with state development agencies. More...

Fire station bids too high

The City of Thomasville has received bids for renovation of the No. 2 fire station on Highway 5. The project was budgeted at $150,000. The lowest bid was from Assurance Service Inc. of Thomasville with $241,144. More...

Special Sections

People

Thomasville TOPS members taking off pounds during first six weeks' session

Members of TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter Al, 565 in Thomasville have really enjoyed their first six weeks of weight loss. The total weight loss was 26.6 pounds with eight members. More...

DUI stop leads to drug arrest

Local and county lawmen arrested a man in the parking lot of Bertile's Fast Food restaurant in Grove Hill on drug charges Saturday morning. Deputy Rob Bost pulled Deon Dickinson over for a DUI investigation. More...

Miss Slayton, Mr. Kelley exchange vows June 23

Holly Slayton and Keith "Junior" Kelley Jr. exchanged wedding vows June 23, 2007 at The Oaks Plantation in Montgomery. The Rev. Scott Slayton, cou sin of the bride, united the couple. More...

School

New PCs for THS math, science

PHOTO BY ARTHUR MCLEAN Thomasville High School's math and science teachers received new tablet PCs last week. More...

School News

New school year brings exciting changes to THS

Out with the old and in with the new! Welcome back Thomasville High School students, faculty, and staff! With exciting new changes taking place, the school is beginning with a fresh taste. There have been a few new changes this year. More...

Karate kid

PHOTO BY ARTHUR MCLEAN Colton Young, son of Jimmy and Amy Young of Thomasville, claimed the first place trophy in the 8-9 year old division on Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Mobile "Battle of the Champions." More...

For The Record

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...

OBITUARIES

Margaret S. Etheridge Margaret S. Etheridge, 84, of Camden, died Tuesday, August 7, 2007, at Camden Nursing Facility. Mrs. Etheridge was born Sept. 3, 1922, in Grove Hill. She was a homemaker. The funeral was held at 10 a.m., Thursday, Aug. More...

CLARKE COUNTY PUBLIC RECORDS

Marriage license applications Daniel Aaron Thornton, to Lana Nichelle Pryor; Walter T. Thomas, to Wanda Joan Easley; Kendrick Lapaul McCaster, to Ruby Lee Powell; Christopher C. McCants, to Ali Michelle Matthews. More...

Hospital CEO leaving for Ga.

Kevin Bierschenk, CEO of Southwest Alabama Medical Center, is stepping down after a little more than two years on the job. He is leaving to take a position at a county-owned hospital in Eastman, Ga. More...

Dunn's guns stolen in burglary Tuesday night

PHOTO BY ARTHUR MCLEAN Glass from the front door of Dunn's Sporting Goods in Thomasville lies on the ground after a break-in Tuesday night. More...

Editorials

OUR VIEW

T'ville is bigger than alcohol

Thomasville is bigger than an alcohol vote. Let's not let one issue define us as a town. One message that rings clear to those who move here and visit here is the warmth and friendliness of this community. More...

From the Editor's Desk

Thomasville on the web

Well, I'm glad that's over. Maybe we'll be able to get back to normal soon. We received a lot of letters to the editor over the past two weeks, and I'd like to apologize to the two writers whose letters didn't make it in print. More...

anybody gets into politics

Ihave been on a speaking tour throughout Alabama this summer talking Alabama politics with many of you. As I traveled the state a question was posed to me several times about politics in general. More...

Religion

Spiritual Reflections

God was up to something

Saturday I was really wrung out, physically, mentally and maybe spiritually as well. I had been working hard to get ready for the beginning of seminary classes. More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Star Bethel P.B. Church continues revival services Star Bethel P.B. Church will continue in revival at 7 p.m., through Friday. Rev. Christopher Spencer, pastor of St. More...

Beverly family extends thanks

Both of us have been blessed and are grateful for the love and support we received on the loss of our husband and father. We wish to thank you for the memorials, flowers, food, cards, visits, calls and prayers. More...

Sports

THS tradition room reaches 140 names

The Tradition Room in the Thomasville High School Football Complex continues to move in the direction that was originally envisioned by Coach Jack Hankins and the Thomasville Quarterback Club almost three years ago. More...

Taking Names and Keeping Score

Take care and push through

Idon't think I have to tell anyone that we are in the middle of some of the hottest weather of the year. More...

Practice heats up

PHOTO BY ARTHUR MCLEAN THS coach Jack Hankins runs blocking drills at THS Monday afternoon. More...