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January 10, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Con man tries to raise bond from jail

A Clarke County Jail inmate, and gifted con artist, and his girlfriend have been charged with committing theft of property from within the jail. More...

Special Sections

Editorials

Winter heating fires can be avoided

OUR VIEW

Ahouse fire is undoubtedly a tragic a traumatic event for an entire family. More...

Cartoon

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From the Editor's Desk

A brief look back at 2007

2007 was a heck of a year. It started with my father lying in a hospital bed. He died 12 days later. And what else can I say about that? More...

Religion

Spiritual Reflections

Suffering strengthens character and faith

Have you ever asked "why me?" Now, I don't ask "why me" when it comes to suffering, because, I'm so "spiritually mature." I know I deserve to suffer, but I don't like it. I know that suffering, comes with life, in this fallen and sinful world. More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Revival Springfield Methodist Protestant Church on Sandflat Road will be in revival Sunday, Jan. 13 through Wednesday, Jan. 16 with guest speaker Mark Knight. Service will be held at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday and at 7 p.m. weeknights. More...

Pineview Sunday School

Sunday, January 6

Windell Sheffield, Clarence Newton, Frank Jackson, Joe Clayton, Robert Dement, Ben Pugh, John Reaves, John Wayne Overstreet, Jack Day, Billy Kennedy. More...

Sports

Local players selected to all-star list

When the Mobile Press Register named its Southwest Alabama All - Region Football Team recently the Thomasville Tigers, Sweet Water Bulldogs and Marengo Panthers were well represented in the two divisions. More...

Winter baseball clinic features locals pros

With the 2008 Thomasville Winter Baseball Clinic a little over a week away clinic organizers are excited about what appears to be a very good staff of instructors slated to attend the event. More...

Lady Tigers at 2-0 in region

The Thomasville High School Lady Tiger basketball team got things started off right in 2008 picking up key area wins over Escambia County and Monroe County to move to 2 - 0 in the area race. More...

Boise tax appeal heads back to court

A hearing on the appeal of 2006 property tax appraisals of one of the largest employers and largest taxpayers in Clarke County is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 15 before Circuit Judge Thomas Baxter. More...

Raybon retires

Marilyn Raybon spent her last day behind the postal counter Thursday in Thomasville (above). Raybon retired from the post office this month after 25 years. More...

TK plant now hiring

ThyssenKrupp Steel USA and ThyssenKrupp Stainless USA announced last week the beginning of the hiring process for professional salaried positions. More...

Calendar

AREA CALENDAR

Scholarship application The Clarke County Soil and Water Conservation District is now accepting applications for a $500 scholarship sponsored by the Alabama Conservation District Employees Association. Applicants must be a U.S. More...

People

Quarter million approved to lure wood pellet plant

The Clarke County Commission voted Tuesday to contribute approximately $250,000 to bring a wood pellet mill to the City of Jackson. More...

Auxiliary to honor O'Bryant

The Southwest Alabama Medical Center Auxiliary voted Monday to frame Jimmy O'Bryant's auxiliary jacket for display in the hospital. O'Bryant died November 18, 2007. "It was an emotional meeting without Jimmy," said member Linda Privett. More...

Four-wheeler thief arrested

A Morvin man was arrested Monday for stealing a fourwheeler in the Bashi community. More...

School

Rachel's Challenge to be presented at THS tonight

Today, Thursday, Jan. 10, a program will be presented from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. More...

Students create special ornaments

Third grade classes at Thomasville Elementary School recently volunteered their time to provide AseraCare Hospice terminally ill patients with Christmas ornaments. AseraCare sent special thanks to Ms. Harris' class (above) and to Ms. More...

Time for college-bound seniors to fill out FAFSA

High school seniors who are thinking about going to college or trade school this fall need to gather the information required to fill out the free application for Federal Student Aid, more often called the FAFSA. More...

For The Record

OBITUARIES

Lura Vance Drinkard James Lura Vance Drinkard James, 90, of Fulton, died Thursday, January 3, 2008, at Southwest Alabama Medical Center in Thomasville. Mrs. James was born Nov. 5, 1917, in Clarke County. More...

RECORDS

NO MARRIAGES THIS WEEK Property deeds listed Dated Dec. 28-Jan. 3 Jeff Jordan, to Richard W. Rascoe. Laura Adams Robinson, to Clarke-Washington Electric Membership Corporation. More...

Thomasville Police report

The Thomasville Police Department filed the following misdemeanor charges last week: Sheneaka L. More...