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October 11, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

County delays census work

The U.S. Census Bureau has requested from Clarke County information on street addresses of county residents. The bureau wants to make sure they can find residents when the next census campaign begins in 2009. More...

Gun theft suspects in federal court

Four Thomasville men made their first appearance a federal circuit court in Mobile last week in connection with the theft of more than 40 guns from Dunn's Sports in August. More...

Development Foundation to hold annual meeting

The Clarke County Development Foundation's fifth annual meeting will be held in Fulton, Thursday, Oct. 18. More...

Jackson newspaper moving

The South Alabamian newspaper office in Jackson is moving. The South Alabamian office will be closed Thursday and Friday, Oct. 11-12 for moving to new quarters at 1525 North College Avenue. More...

Special Sections

People

Singing their songs

PHOTO BY ARTHUR MCLEAN Bridgett Shewmake sings during the Fulton Volunteer Fire Department's annual fall fundraiser Saturday. The annual event brings out the area's gospel groups for an afternoon of music, prizes and food. More...

Williams, Huggins to wed

Mr. and Mrs. Steven Williams of Thomasville announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Emili Grey Williams to Daniel Ray Huggins of Satsuma, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Huggins. More...

Auxiliary to host jewelry sale

The Southwest Alabama Medical Center (SWAMC) Auxiliary held its October meet - ing at the Hill House. New members Karen Bradford and Tami Black served refreshments. Plans were made for the Masquerade jewelry sale to be held Nov. More...

School

T'ville schools want parents involved

Thomasville City Schools invite parents and others interested in the children of Thomasville to attend a special school event, Tuesday, October 23rd, from 2 until 6 PM. More...

Fall break is here - No school Monday and Tuesday!

School News

As we wind down the first nine-weeks of school, it certainly has been busy at Thomasville High! First and third block exams will be given on Thursday and second and fourth block exams will be given on Friday. More...

FBLA induction ceremony

An FBLA induction ceremony to install 2007-2008 officers and members was held Sept. 27 at Alabama Southern Community College. More...

For The Record

AREA CALENDAR

Butler Fest Butler Fest is coming to Butler on Oct. 12 and 13 with street dances, carnival, food booths, arts and crafts booths, Memphis in May cooking teams as well as backyard teams and youth can participate in cooking events. More...

OBITUARIES

William Rentz Barkley William Rentz Barkley, 81, of Nashville, Tenn., died Monday, October 1, 2007, at his home. Mr. Barkley was born March 20, 1926 in Selma. More...

RECORDS

Marriage license applications Jerome Jackson Jr., to Loretta Raymore Handy; James Nettles, to Brenda Lucille Hardy; Kendric Deward Smith, to Shelby Lyn Knight; Mikel Floyd Landrum, to Sara Elizabeth Driver. More...

Fire trucks are cool

PHOTO BY ARTHUR MCLEAN Thomasville Elementary first-graders Bralen Washington, Macy Luker, Dustin Autery and Adam Scott check out the equipment on a Thomasville VFD fire truck Tuesday morning. More...

Pine Hill approves vicious dog law this week

The Town of Pine Hill enacted a vicious and nuisance dog ordinance Monday night. The ordinance will require all dogs to wear identification on their collars, bearing the names and addresses of their owners. More...

Texaco robbed Tuesday

Thomasville police arrested a LifeTech graduate Tuesday and charged him with robbing the Super Stop Texaco convenience store on Hwy. 43 in Thomasville. More...

Sunny South woman guilty

Mary Tate of Sunny South was convicted of manslaughter last week in the stabbing death of her husband, Michael Tate. Tate was arrested on New Year's Day, 2006 after her husband was found by other family members. More...

Drive-thru flu shots available

Clarke County residents can receive a free influenza (flu) shot in the comfort of their automobile from 7 a.m. to noon on Oct. 19 at the National Guard Armory in Grove Hill. More...

Big Rattler

PHOTO BY ANNE WILLIAMSON Mrs. Bessie Goodman's son-in-law killed this rattlesnake Friday afternoon, Oct. 5, in her yard in the Sandflat community. The snake was 4 feet, seven inches long, and had 13 rattles and 1 button. More...

Editorials

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Guilt by association for college teachers

The scandals and irregularities in Alabama's two-year colleges add further, disappointing emphasis to how politics in Alabama has worked for far too long. More...

Protection or over-protection?

From the Editor's Desk

I've been seeing this commercial on TV lately about Meningitis. More...

Religion

God doesn't care how elaborate your church is

Spiritual Reflections

Almost every Sunday we worship at a different church. Often where we worship is determined by my invitation to preach, but this morning I was not scheduled to preach, so we decided to attend church with Mr. Lancer at Second Baptist. More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Praise in word and song The Henderson / Henry District Choir will present Praising the Lord in Word and Song at 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 14 at the Thomasville Church of God in Christ, 1200 Church Drive, Thomasville. More...

Sports

Thomasville defeats Miller

The Thomasville Tigers made history this past Friday, October 5, when they traveled to Brewton and defeated the T. R. Miller Tigers 42 - 23, posting Thomasville's first ever win over Miller on the road. More...

Bulldogs hammer A.L. Johnson 59-0

The Sweet Water Bulldogs extended their winning streak to 19 consecutive games this past Friday, October 5, when they hammered the A. L. Johnson Eagles 59 - 0 in a game played before a home crowd at Nolan Atkins Stadium in Sweet Water. More...

Will he or won't he?

Taking Names and Keeping Score

The New York Yankees' bid for a World Series Championship in 2007ended this past Monday night when they dropped a 6 - 4 decision to the Cleveland Indians losing out in the American League Division Series three games to one. More...


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