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March 20, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Numbers disputed in ambulance issue

Mayor Sheldon Day again addressed the ambulance issue at a rescheduled Thomasville City Council meeting Tuesday night. Day said he wanted to clarify numbers that were reported in The Thomasville Times last week after that week's council meeting. More...

Regional airport meeting held in Thomasville

State aviation officials and area elected officials are working together to consider the feasibility and financial cost of a regional airport to serve Clarke, Choctaw, Marengo and Wilcox Counties. More...

Capstone buys Southwest

Temporary covers embossed with "Capstone Bank" shroud the old SouthWest Bank of Alabama signs and renovation work has already started at the Jackson office. Capstone Bancshares, Inc. More...

Clarke HIPPY program reviewed

The HIPPY Clarke County program was recently reviewed by HIPPY USA national trainer, Gail Jones, on March 11-12, 2008. During this follow-up site visit, Mrs. More...

Special Sections

Editorials

How will sale affect jobs at Pine Hill

OUR VIEW

Weyerhaeuser found a buyer for its containerboard operations this week. The buyer, International Paper will be taking over the operations, including Pine Hill, late this year, and of course, lots of people are wondering what that means. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Endorsement influenced by a lost email?

Unless Arizona Sen. More...

Religion

Spiritual Reflections

Be ready when Jesus comes

Feb. 21, I flew to Accra with Jimmy Huey, and a volunteer mission team from Clarkesville, Tenn. We arrived at about 9 a.m. A remarkable thing took place as we taxied from the end of the runway to the terminal. More...

Crosswalk is Good Friday

The Community of Faith Crosswalk will begin at 10:30 a.m., Friday, at the railroad crossing at Clay Park on Wilson Avenue in downtown Thomasville. Everyone who will take part in reading or carrying the cross is asked to meet at 10 a.m. More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Good Friday service Two Camden churches, First Presbyterian Church and Camden Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, located next to each other on Broad Street, will join in the observance of the Lord's Supper at 7 p.m., Good Friday, March 21. More...

Sports

Tigers win two, lose two

The Thomasville Tiger Varsity Baseball team ended this past week with mixed reviews picking up two big wins during the week and before dropping two games in Demopolis on Saturday. More...

Lady Tigers move to 11-4

The Thomasville High School Lady Tiger varsity softball team saw their season record improve to 11 - 4 this past week when they won two games at home and one on the road. More...

Taking Names and Keeping Score

New concept for the field of 64

Just the other day Michael Pope, a young man who grew up with my youngest son Clint and whom I had the distinct pleasure of coaching in summer baseball programs here in Thomasville at three or more levels, brought me an interesting article out of t More...

Churches celebrate Easter

Kevin Smoker plays Jesus Christ during the joint production of the Passion Play put on by Thomasville United Methodist Church and Thomasville Baptist Church. For a list of Easter services, look to Page 1C in this issue. More...

Weyerhaeuser containerboard mills sold to IP

Weyerhaeuser and International Paper reached an agreement this week for IP to purchase Weyerhaeuser's containerboard packaging and recycling business. More...

State Bar can't discipline DuBose now he's a judge

The Alabama Supreme Court ruled Friday that the Alabama State Bar Association couldn't discipline Circuit Judge Stuart DuBose for inappropriate actions he made prior to becoming a judge. More...

Wilkins announces run for license commissioner

Jamie Wilkins, of Jackson, has announced his candidacy for license commissioner of Clarke County. He will run on the Republican ticket. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Easter egg hunt The Thomasville Parks and Recreation Department will host its annual Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 22, at Gates Drive Pavilion for preschool youngsters through third grade. More...

People

Kids -n- Kin program starting in Clarke County

What do single parents do with their children when they have to work and can't afford to pay for childcare? Often they turn to family members, grandparents or aunts and uncles to help take care of the children while mom or dad are away. More...

Voles becoming a problem

Many homeowners and gardeners have problems with gnawing and chewing on roots and at the base of trees shrubs and garden seedlings. While I can't be 100 percent positive, it sure sounds like you may have a "vole" problem. More...

Wilcox Treasure Forest earns gold

For the third consecutive year the Wilcox County Chapter of Alabama Treasure Forest was the recipient of the Gold Award when the state conference of Alabama Treasure Forest met at the Renaissance Riverview Hotel in Mobile. More...

School

New club spreads acts of kindness

Thomasville High School now has a new club: "Friends of Rachel". The club's first act of kindness will be helping people with groceries at Wal- Mart. More...

School News

Submit photos online for yearbook

Four . . . three . . . two . . . spring break is almost here! More...

TMS Scholars' Bowl team competes at state

The month of March 2008 has been very eventful for Thomasville Middle School's Scholars' Bowl team. The month started with a trip to Hoover for the Alabama Scholastic Challenge state tournament. More...

For The Record

OBITUARIES

Lee Raymond Brasell Lee Raymond Brasell, 92, died Wednesday, March 12, 2008. Mr. Brasell was born Sept. 22, 1915, in Glover. He was a graduate of Spring Hill College and retired from Brookley A.F.B. More...

Clarke County Sheriff's report

The following arrests were booked through the Clarke County Jail over the past week. Latonya Denis Gibbs, 27, two counts bad checks, $1,000 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff's Dept. Janie J. More...

TPD report

The following felony arrests were made by the Thomasville Police Department last week: Brenda Denise Bizzell - three counts of possession of a forged instrument, Annie Laura P. More...


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