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April 10, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Sen. Shelby to visit T'ville also

Senator Richard Shelby will be in Thomasville for a county visit on Saturday, April 12, at noon. The county visit, which is open to the public, will take place at Gaston's Grill, located at 33801 Highway 43. More...

ALDOT stalling projects at Hwy. 43 and 5 in T'ville

Clarke County Commissioner Elma Averett expressed concern at Monday's work session concerning the lack of an official design for the intersection of Highways 43 and 5 in Thomasville. More...

AC Fabricated expects more work to come soon

"We feel good about the future," said Jerry Reeves, vice president of AC Fabricated Products of Jackson. More...

QB Club meeting

Thomasville High School Quarterback Club will hold a meeting Tuesday, April 15, at 7 p.m. in the Thomasville High School Library. More...

Bradford running for County Commisison District 2

Karen Bradford is seeking the District 2 place on the Clarke County Commission. Bradford, formerly Karen Dozier, is a lifelong resident of Thomasville. She and her husband Paul Bradford have four sons and three grandchildren. More...

Terry Norris running for revenue commissioner

Terry L. Norris has qualified to run for the office of Clarke County Revenue Commissioner as a Democrat. She has served in the revenue commissioner's office for 15 years as a clerk in both Mapping and Appraisal and Collection. More...

Gerald Stephens seeking a return to school superintendent's position

Gerald H. Stephens, Superintendent of Education, has announced his intention to seek re-election as Superintendent of Education. Stephens, a native of Clarke County, is a graduate of Thomasville High School. More...

Special Sections

Editorials

OUR VIEW

T'ville scores another politico

Say what you want about Mayor Sheldon Day, but the "Energizer Bunny" of small town mayors never stops trying to promote Thomasville. After hauling Gov. More...

Can't buy happines, eh?

"Money can't buy happiness." I know, they do all these studies that say Fortune 500 multi-millionaires are no happier than say, Mongolian goat herders, and that this seems to apply for everyone, but I'm not buying it anymore. So to speak. More...

Another prosecution overturned

In a case reeking with prosecutorial abuse and misconduct the United States Department of Justice has been ordered by a federal judge in Birmingham to pay a Huntsville businessman a half million dollars in restitution for a wrongful prosecution and More...

Religion

CHURCH CALENDAR

Men and women's day New Greater First Baptist Church, 181 Nicol Ave. SE, will host a men and women's day celebration in Thomasville, Sunday, April 6, at 2:30 p.m. Rev. E.J. More...

When the Master calls, go!

March 8, 2008 I turned "64." Someone said that having a birthday after a certain age is called, "turning," like what happens to milk when it passes its expiration date. More...

Sports

April's a favorite

The month of April has always been one of my favorites. I guess it would have to be that way in some respects since my arrival on this earth came on the last day of April soon to be some 60 years ago. More...

Lady Tigers rout Aggies

The Thomasville High School Lady Tiger varsity and junior varsity softball teams traveled to Jackson on Thursday, April 3, and came home with victories under their belts. More...

Tigers down Demopolis

The Thomasville High School Tiger varsity baseball team locked up with the Demopolis High School Tigers in a 10 inning thriller last Monday, March 31, here in Thomasville. More...

Sen. McCain is coming to Thomasville

Arizona Senator and presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain is expected to make a stop in Thomasville, April 21. More...

T'ville Relay fundraisers flush out the donations

Strange lawn ornaments are cropping up all around Thomasville. Black crows by the score have been seen hanging out in otherwise pristine yards. Gaudy flowers adorn beds and, well, some items even more- colorful- have been spotted. More...

Family Security Ribbon Cutting

Family Security Credit Union held its ribbon cutting Tuesday, April 1 for its new branch located on Hwy. 43 in Thomasville. More...

TVFD "Dice Run" Saturday

The Thomasville Volunteer Fire Department will be holding a "Dice Run" motorcycle ride and fundraiser for Relay for Life and the fire department Saturday. Sign-up starts at 9 a.m. at Sation 3 on Bashi Road in Thomasville. More...

Ott running for County Commission District 2

J. Ladell Ott is running on the Republican ticket for the Clarke County Commission, District 2 seat. He has been employed with Alabama River Newsprint in Perdue Hill since 1989 as a maintenance technician. More...

Chris Beverly running for revenue commissioner

Chris Beverly is seeking a full term as Clarke County Revenue Commissioner. He was appointed to the position by Gov. Riley to fill the unexpired term of Jay Duke, who was elected Circuit Clerk. More...

Get your purple ribbons

The annual Relay for Life purple ribbon campaign is named this year in honor of the late Ann West Davis. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Statewide cleanup month The Clarke County Citizens Against Litter Committee has asked every citizen in Clarke County to help pick up litter during April, which is the statewide cleanup month. More...

People

Pope, Galbraith plans announced

The engagement and approaching marriage of Kaycee Caranda Pope and Philip Wayne Galbraith is announced. The couple will exchange vows at 5:30 p.m., Saturday, April 19, at the McRae United Methodist Church in McRae, Ga. More...

Smith, McClantoc wedding to be held

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Dale Smith of Butler and Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Lee McClantoc of Sweet Water announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Robin Kay and Jonathan Brent. More...

Contest winner

"Bear" and his owner Levinna Brown were the winners of the Relay Dog 2008 Contest. Sponsored by Family Security Credit Union, participants could have their dogs washed for $10 and have them washed and a photo made for $15. More...

School

Scholarships now total more than $500K

Seniors at Thomasville High School, to date, have been awarded more than $500,000 in college scholarships. Pictured above is the latest installment of seniors who have been awarded some of those scholarships. More...

43!

The number 43 is probably only significant to seniors, for it is the number of days left until graduation as of April 10th. Though the seniors are counting down the days, there are still many things going on. More...

Roberts receives degree from Virginia College

Olivia Roberts of Thomasville graduated Feb. 24 from Virginia College with a degree in sonography (ultrasound). Roberts is a 2004 graduate of Thomasville High School and attended Judson College in Marion before transferring to Virginia College. More...

For The Record

RECORDS

Marriage license applications James Edward Pipkin, to Tasha Renee' Croom; Brandon Luke Yelder Sr., to Shawntae Monique Jackson; Quentin Tremaine Hudson, to Carmen Charlynn Perez-Gordon; Jamie Leigh Overton, to Marlana Gayle Parnell, James Wesle More...

OBITUARIES

Richard Brooks Bender Richard Brooks Bender, 51, of Pine Hill, died Wednesday, April 2, 2008, at his home. Mr. Bender was born May 18, 1956 in Snow Hill. He attended Pine Hill Chapel of The Apostolic Faith and was a former truck driver. More...


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