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April 17, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

No problems from Melvin at LIFE Tech

A convicted killer is on parole in Thomasville, and that has some people in town worried. Mark Daniel Melvin was 14 years old when he was convicted of killing to elderly people in Bay Minette in 1992. More...

Council approves emergency repairs

The Thomasville City Council approved an emergency bid for the replacement of the Boys and Girls Club roof. Damage to the roof from recent storms has led to numerous leaks in the building. More...

More Boise taxes disputed

The Clarke County Board of Equalization upheld Boise's 2007 tax bill as set by state appraisers Tuesday, rejecting Boise's appeal for lower figures. More...

Special Sections

Editorials

Reconsider parole for violent criminals

OUR VIEW

When the state announced it would be opening a LIFE Tech center here in Thomasville to guide paroled criminals through a rehabilitation and training program prior to their release, it was stated that the state needed to make more room for violent c More...

Don't hold your breath

If you're thinking you'll be able to get face to face with presidential hopeful Sen. John McCain, shake his hand and look him in the eye, you probably shouldn't hold your breath. More...

Legislature could right tax wrongs

Gov. Bob Riley's proposal to change the severance tax on oil and gas would end another scheme by ExxonMobil to cheat the taxpayers of Alabama. More...

Religion

Ask yourself the question 'WWJD'

Anumber of years ago I read the classic Christian novel "In His Steps" by Charles M. Sheldon. Though the book was first published in 1896, it was as timely, relevant, challenging and thought provoking when I read it, as it was when it was written. More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Bassett Creek to host former Florida Boy Bassett Creek Baptist Church will welcome nationally known gospel singer Jerry Trammel for a special singing at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 17. More...

Joint children's choirs present programs

The children's praise choirs of Thomasville Baptist Church and Thomasville United Methodist Church presented the musical "Livin' Inside Out In An Upside Down World!" Sunday evening, April 13. More...

For The Record

OBITUARIES

Dorothy Jackson Abney Dorothy Jackson Abney, 85, died March 21, 2008 in South Carolina. Mrs. Abney was born Feb. 12, 1923 in Thomasville to Bernard Jackson and Sarah Harrison Jackson. Graveside service was held in Thomasville at Midway Church. More...

Clarke County Sheriff's report

Arrests from the Clarke County Jail for the week of April 8-15 include: Latrice Lachelle Boykin, 22, theft of property, third degree, $500 bond, arrested by Thomasville Police Dept. More...

Public records

Marriage license applications James Lester Overton, to Wanda Gail Hodges; Christopher Brian Riddle, to Robin Lee Myers. Marriage license applications are just that-applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. More...

McCain visit moved to afternoon

Details are still sketchy about Sen. John McCain's visit to Thomasville, but excitement is growing in Thomasville over the Republican Presidential hopeful's visit Monday, April 21. More...

Shelby praises region's development efforts

Saying he was proud of what south Alabama was doing, Sen. Richard Shelby offered his support on upcoming projects including a proposed new hospital in Thomasville. "I see what you're doing here, trying to help yourselves" Shelby said. More...

Murder trials set for docket

A heavy trial docket, loaded with murder cases, drug cases and more greeted jurors as they assembled for the spring criminal jury session of Clarke County Circuit Court in Grove Hill Monday. More...

Historic cabin to be dedicated

The public is invited to attend the dedication of the Josiah and Lucy Martin Mathews Cabin at the Clarke County Museum complex on Sunday, April 27 at 2:30 p.m. A reception will follow. The keynote speaker, Dr. 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

Leadership Clarke County class of 2008 graduates

Leadership Clarke County's Class of 2008 was honored recently at graduation ceremonies in Grove Hill. The exercise took place in the fellowship hall of Grove Hill United Methodist Church. More...

Mabowitz hired by FUSB

Eric Mabowitz has been recently named executive vice president and chief credit officer for First United Security Bank. Mabowitz was formerly president and chief operating officer for Premier Bank of the South based in Cullman. More...

Annual Clanton family reunion set April 26, 27

The annual Clanton reunion will be held April 26 and 27. Activities will begin with a golf tournament at Lake Forest Country Club in Daphne on Saturday, April 26. Contact Sharon St. Laurent at 251-675- 6070 for more information. More...

School

THS announces honor rolls

Thomasville High School has announce the third nine-weeks' honor rolls. The following students are included. More...

Local chapter celebrates FFA week

Thomasville High School FFA Chapter celebrated National FFA Organization Week February 18-22. The week started with a visit from Alabama State Representative Marc Keahey and Thomasville Mayor Sheldon Day. Rep. More...

Drama Club play on tap

Time flies by, be careful not to miss out!" Most everyone has heard this familiar saying. Some may even view it as a cliché. Nevertheless, it still rings true. More...

Sports

THS Tigers clinch a spot in the playoffs

The Thomasville High School Tigers earned a spot in the AHSAA State Playoffs this past week as the runner-up in 4A Area 1. More...

Lady Tigers stay unbeaten in area

The Thomasville High School Lady Tigers improved their season mark to 14 - 5 and their area record to 4 - 0 this past week after finishing the week 2 - 1. More...

Hindsight before every decision

How many times in our lives have we looked back on incidents that have taken place where it was obvious when all was said and done that our action or lack of action, which was the result of our failure to use good judgment, not knowing all the fact More...


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