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October 4, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Halftime tunes

PHOTO BY ARTHUR MCLEAN Co Drum Major John Thornton directs the Thomasville High School marching band during halftime at the W.S. Neal football game. More...

T'ville Police closing in on burglary suspects

The Thomasville Police Department this week signed formal petitions in juvenile court for several juveniles related to a recent spate of burglaries in town. More...

Pine Hill approves budget

The town of Pine Hill adopted its budget for the 2008 fiscal year last week. The budget of nearly $1.5 million anticipates spending will be less than revenues by less about $10,000. The budget includes a five percent pay raise for city employees. More...

New board of registrars sworn in

The Clarke County Board of Registrars began their new four-year term Oct. 1. Registrars include Martha Dumas, Jean Payne and Louise Knox. Individuals may register to vote when they turn 18. They must be U.S. More...

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Water levels still a concern for area

OUR VIEW

Think the biggest stumbling block for Thomasville is its spending? Well, if things continue the way they are now, water may become a much bigger concern. More...

"The War" a strong show

From the Editor's Desk

I haven't been able to see all the episodes that have aired yet (thanks TIVO!) but from what I've seen, you should try to catch "The War" on PBS. It's a World War II documentary directed by Ken Burns of "The Civil War" fame, and is airing on PBS. More...

Religion

Christians are to depend on their master

Spiritual Reflections

Princess, our pure bread African dog, is very great with pooches in pouches. We tried to keep her away from mixed company during her fertile period, but we had to go to Dakar, Senegal, and she had the gall to go gallivanting. More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Singing Creel's Chapel United Methodist Church will host 2nd Mile and other local talent in concert at 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 6. Everyone is invited. More...

TBC seniors travel to Tennessee

The Christian Fellowship Club of Thomasville Baptist Church attended the 11th Annual Jubilee Conference of Mature and Senior Adults in Gatlinburg, Tenn., on Sept. 24 - 26. Dr. James Best, associate pastor, is the club's coordinator. More...

Sports

Sweet Water downs Leroy again 35-14

For the second year in a row the Sweet Water Bulldogs defeated the number one ranked 2A Leroy Bears in a mid-season non-region battle between the two schools. This year the margin of victory turned out to be 35 - 14. More...

THS blows out Choctaw

The Thomasville Tigers ventured over to Butler this past Friday, September 28 and defeated the Choctaw County Tigers 63 - 0 in a non region game for both schools. More...

Fall, number one in my book!

Taking Names and Keeping Score

In case there are any of you out there who don't already know it, let me make it clear to you that the fall is without a doubt my favorite season of the year. I am reasonably sure there are many others who would feel the same way as well. More...

LifeLine in final stages of JETS buyout

LifeLine Paramedics is currently in the final stages of negotiating the purchase of the JETS ambulance service. "We're working out the details now," said Jonah Thomas manager of LifeLine. More...

No raises in county budget

The Clarke County Commission approved Monday the fiscal 2008 budget. The balanced budget of $12,340,924.00 does not include any salary increases for county employees. More...

Beer arrives in T'ville

PHOTO BY ARTHUR MCLEAN Beer deliveries began in Thomasville Monday morning as the first stores to have their alcohol sales licenses approved received their first deliveries. Here, cases line the wall of the Smoke Shoppe in Thomasville. More...

Two men stabbed over weekend

Two men were stabbed and another hit on the head with a board during two altercations over the weekend. On Friday evening Eric Lamar Davis Jr. More...

Keahey injured on ATV

Bobby Keahey, former district attorney, was badly injured in a four-wheeler accident Saturday. He was with a group of friends and relatives at his place on the Allen Road in Grove Hill preparing to go dove hunting. More...

Sewer bill leads to strong words

During Monday night's Grove Hill Town Council meeting former council member Mary Golthy accused Mayor Lamar Hudson of settling a personal vendetta by charging her a full sewage rate. More...

Calendar

AREA CALENDAR

BWWMH jewelry sale The $5 Jewelry Sale returns to Bryan W. Whitfield Memorial Hospital's classroom Oct. 4 and 5 just in time to for Christmas shopping. More...

People

Restaurant restored

PHOTO BY ARTHUR MCLEAN Carolyn's Restaurant has resumed business after a fire destroyed the Pine Hill eatery several months ago. More...

Grove Hill Movie Gallery closing

The Movie Gallery store in Grove Hill is one of 520 being closed by the video rental chain as it struggles to cut costs and pay off debt. More...

Dunnam, Paul united in marriage Sept. 15

Candice Dunnam and William Patrick Paul were married at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2007 at Forest Avenue Baptist Church with Revs. John L. Merck of Lucedale, Miss. and Glenn E. Dunnam, father of the bride officiating. More...

School

Yearbooks are now on sale

Hello to all of you again. It certainly has been another great week. With the Tigers bringing home an awesome win last Friday, anticipation congests the halls of Thomasville High! The theme this week is "Tie Up The T.R. More...

Shepherd joins staff at ASCC

Dr. John A. Johnson, President of Alabama Southern Community College, recently appointed Dr. Charles Wesley Shepherd, Jr. of Quitman, Miss. to the position of director for the National Center for Pulp and Paper Technology Training. More...

Environmental education

Auburn University Environmental Institute, an environmental outreach education program, and 48 students from Camden School for the Arts and Technology participated in a national public lands day event at the Bridgeport More...

For The Record

OBITUARIES

John Edmund Adams III John Edmund Adams III, 54, of Bon Secour died September 28, 2007. Mr. Adams was born April 26, 1953. He was a native of Grove Hill. He was a retired Navy Senior Chief. More...

TPD report

The Thomasville Police Department arrested Travis Sentel Stubbs and charged him with burglary. William Earl Cox was charged with assault. More...

Clarke County Sheriff's report

The following arrests were booked through the Clarke County Jail over th past week: Sequinta Quoshone Bailey, domestic violence, first degree, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff's Dept. More...