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December 13, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Oh, that smell, is from fertilizers

"It's not the sewer lagoon," said Mayor Sheldon Day when contacted about the smell at the south end of town this week. The unusual smell has been noticeable along Hwy. 43 near the city limits for over a week now. More...

CHS teacher gets three years in prison for sex with students

Sharon Rutherford was sentenced to three years in the state penitentiary and given five years probation for child molestation in a split sentence issued in Clarke County Circuit Court Monday. Her attorney gave notice of an appeal of the sentencing. More...

Landrum is 1A back of the year

Sweet Water High School running back Anthony Landrum, who led the Bulldogs to a third Class 1A state title in the last four years, was awarded the Class 1A Back of the Year by the Alabama Sports Writers Association. More...

Pine Hill to consider VA home

The Pine Hill City Council took under advisement a plan pitched by Gayle and Charles Marshall Monday night. The Marshalls operate a tutoring service in Chance currently. More...

New Gulf State Park pier construction to start now that red tape's gone

With post-Hurricane Ivan red tape and settlement negotiations successfully completed, construction has finally started on the new Gulf State Park Pier at Gulf Shores. More...

Special Sections

People

Dunagans to celebrate golden anniversary

Kathleen and Henry Dunagan of Coffeeville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Dec. 22, from 2-4 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Coffeeville. The couple was married on that date in 1957, at the same church, by the Rev. More...

Clarke County farmers

Clarke County farmers were among about 1,500 Alabama Farmers Federation members who attended the organization's 86th annual meeting Dec. 1-3 in Mobile. More...

Final wedding plans announced

Plans for the Hodges - Abreu Torres wedding have been finalized. Laurel Jade Hodges and Manuel Abreu Torres will be married at 3 p.m., Dec. 15, at Thomasville United Methodist Church. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

School

Senior High SGA Council

Front row, from left are: Tate Stokley, Rachel Davis - activity coordinator, Abby Grochowski - president, A'Keveyai Fowlkes - associate member, Jasmine Gamble - secretary, Hazel Ford, Nakeia Rodgers, Ashley Curtis, Latrina Gamble, Michella Lock More...

Junior High SGA Council

Front row, from left are: Robert Gates - chaplain, Christian Washington - activity coordinator, Breanna Millian - president, Jamal White, Tammario Campbell and Marquis Washington parliamentarian. More...

Sweet Water SGA fall festival ceremony held

A fall festival induction ceremony was held for the SWHS Junior and Senior Student Coun - cil at 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 26, in the school cafeteria. More...

For The Record

AREA CALENDAR

Santa is coming Attention all children - Santa Claus will be at the Thomasville Library from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 18. Make plans to be there. Come in your pajamas and bring a camera. More...

OBITUARIES

Betty Jo Newton Betty Jo Newton, 56, of Grove Hill, died Tuesday, December 4, 2007, at Mobile Infirmary. Mrs. Newton was born March 5, 1951 in Selma. She was a homemaker and was a member of the Thomasville Church of God. More...

RECORDS

Marriage license applications Thomas O. Culpepper, to Stephanie N. Griggs; Terry William Carpenter, to Andrea Keeley Parham. More...

Educator and activist Davis passes at 62

Thomasville lost a passionate supporter and dedicated educator Monday morning when Dr. Ann West Davis died. Most people didn't know she had her doctorate in gifted education. More...

No evictions at Timberline

A report published in the Dec. 6 issue of The Thomasville Times regarding some residents of Timberline Apartments contained factual errors. More...

Big Red comes to the rescue

It was not unusual for Joe Richard Calhoun, 52, of Whatley to head out in the woods coon hunting. Sometimes he would take one of his cousins and sometimes he'd go alone, which is what he had done on Friday, Nov. 30. More...

Speculative building moving along

The Thomasville City Council approved Monday the conveyance of 10 acres in the South Industrial Park to the Industrial Development Board (IDB). More...

Big Red answers the call

Clarke County is a prime hunting area with lots of woods and plenty of timber companies. More...

Jackson asks county for $250,000

Jackson Mayor Richard Long asked the Clarke County Commission Monday to contribute approximately $250,000 in a project to bring a mill prospect (New Gas Concepts (NGC), Inc.) to the city's Industrial Park. More...

Editorials

Another twoyear college scam

Astate senator from Birmingham received about $150,000 over a twoand a-half year period from a non-profit program called Heritage for Hope that was funded from grants through the state's two-year college system and authorized by its former chancell More...

Never thought I'd see it

From the Editor's Desk

Just when you think you've seen and heard it all, as the saying goes. This column was spurred by Pine Hill Mayor Harry Mason at the town's council meeting Monday night. More...

Political Cartoon

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Religion

Give your babies to the Lord

Spiritual Reflections

It is a sad fact of life that cute little puppies become dogs and cute little babies become teenagers. Recently, at our house, "One little, two little, three little Indians," became eight little, nine little, 10 little puppies. More...

Preschoolers program presented

The Thomasville Baptist Church preschool and kindergarten praise choir presented its Christmas program, A Christmas Prayer, Sunday, Dec. 9. More...

CALENDAR

New Year's Eve singing Good Hope Baptist Church, County Road 17 in the Greenwood community, will host a New Year's Eve singing beginning at 5 p.m. featuring The Revelators, The Kelleys and Mallory Broadus. More...

Sports

Tigers beat Panthers 71-45 in opener

The Thomasville High School Varsity boys' basketball team traveled to Dixons Mills this past Saturday, December 8, and defeated the Marengo High School Panthers 71 - 45 in their season opener. More...

Lady Tigers lose opener to MHS

The Thomasville High School Lady Tiger basketball team opened their 2007 - 2008 season on a sour note dropping a 61 - 50 decision this past Saturday, December 8, to the Lady Panthers of Marengo High School. More...

Better or worse?

Taking Names and Keeping Score

The annual Alabama - Mississippi High School All - Star Football Classic is scheduled to be played on Monday, December 17 at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile. When the game kicks off at 7:00 p.m. More...