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May 8, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Thomasville students win two out of past three years

Julie Dozier of Thomasville High School won the title of Clarke County Junior Miss Saturday night at Sage Auditorium in Grove Hill. Thirteen high school juniors from around the county competed for the title. Dozier is the daughter of Drs. More...

Mailbox vandals nabbed

An 18-year-old from Grove Hill and a 17-year-old juvenile were arrested May 1 for a twoweek vandalism spree in Clarke County. More...

Special Sections

Editorials

Softball is better than political hardball

OUR VIEW

Thomasville High School's softball team is still alive in the state playoffs, having defeated Opp in the sub-state pairings. Here's wishing them continued success in the rest of the playoffs. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

State's credit card approach to budgetting

Last year legislators gave education employees a 7 percent pay raise. More...

Religion

Watch for divine appointments

Spiritual Reflections

Dr. Henry Blackaby was correct in saying, "God is working all around us, all the time." Once I heard Dr. Jerry Vines preach on "Divine Appointments," from Acts 8:26-40, about Philip's "divine appointment" with a man from Ethiopia. More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Oak Grove clean-up day Oak Grove Baptist Church located in the Chilton community will have a clean-up day Saturday, May 10 at 8 a.m. Anyone with a family grave are asked to help and asked not to place glass containers in the cemetery. More...

TBC members take trip to EXPLORATIONS IN ANTIQUITY CENTER

Dr. James Best and 17 members of the Thomasville Baptist Church Fellowship Club attended the Explorations in Antiquity Center in LaGrange, Ga., April 24 and 25. The group enjoyed seeing the history of Biblican times. More...

Sports

Lady Tigers sweep through sectionals

The Thomasville High School Lady Tigers moved one step closer to competing for a 4A State Championship this past Thursday, May 1, when they captured first place in the Sectional Tournament held in Thomasville. More...

Always prepared

Taking Names and Keeping Score

One of the mottos often attributed to the Boy Scouts of America is "Always Prepared". More...

Football spring jamboree set for Friday night

If the Thomasville Tiger coaching staff was hoping to use their limited spring football practice days and spring game to help them develop some depth, they very well might be getting their wish, just not exactly how they planned it. More...

Unusual snake donated to U. of Alabama

Recently Brent Parnell of Magnolia caught a snake near his home he knew was special. Hognose snakes aren't all that uncommon, but this particular one was so light in color it almost looked like an albino. More...

Julie Dozier is Clarke Jr. Miss

PHOTO BY JIM COX The 2009 Clarke County Junior Miss program was held Saturday night at Sage Auditorium in Grove Hill and 13 young ladies from around the county competed for the title. More...

Correction

Joel Marvin Thompson was not one of those arrested during a drug bust in Fulton as reported last week. Thompson was already in the Clarke County Jail on another charge, and his arrest had no connection to the drug bust. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Retired educators meeting The Clarke County Education Retirees Association will hold its final meeting for the 2007- 2008 year, at 11:45 a.m., Thursday, May 15, at Gaston's Grill in Thomasville. More...

People

Ribbon cut at Boardwalk Cottages

PHOTO BY ARTHUR MCLEAN The Southwest Alabama Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting at the Boardwalk Cottages development in downtown Thomasville last week. The first phase of five historically inspired homes was completed earlier this year. More...

Florida bear found in C'ville

PHOTO BY VANCE WOOD - ALA. CONSERVATION DEPT. This black bear was captured by conservation officers around midnight Friday near Cirrus Road north of Coffeeville after it entered a residence and scared the occupants. More...

Jacksons wed 65 years

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Edward Jackson of Thomasville celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary with their family at Ezell's Fish Camp in Lavaca. More...

School

Take ACT this summer

School News

Seniors have at last reached their LAST full week of their LAST year of high school! The evidence is not just in the calendar. As excitement and anticipation mount higher and higher, it is obvious that the last day couldn't come soon enough. More...

Lastest scholarships announced THS totals rise to $575K

Sandra Williams, academic counselor at Thomasville High School, stated 2008 seniors at THS have now received approximately $575,000 in scholarship money to attend college. The latest scholarships to be announced include the following. More...

Fendley, Parker selected as Girls and Boys State Reps

Paula Fendley and Woods Parker have been chosen to be Thomasville High School's Girls and Boys State representatives for 2008. They were chosen on their academic standings, community involvement, leadership and personal integrity. More...

For The Record

OBITUARIES

William Caldwell Allen Jr. William Caldwell Allen Jr., 68, of Birmingham, died Thursday, May 1, 2008, at his home. Mr. Allen, a native of Demopolis, was a resident of Birmingham. He was a member of Bold Springs Presbyterian Church. More...

RECORDS

Marriage license applications Duston Dale Moore, to Nancy Kathleen Kelley; Prentice Valdis Martin, to Lytonya Louise Besteda; Eric Vacorey Robinson, to Wanda Shanell McCaskill; Jonathan Thomas Mercer, to Brittany Nicole Ratcliff; Aaron Levon Ov More...

Clarke County Sheriff's report

The following arrests were booked into the Clarke County Jail for the week of April 29th through May 6th, 2008. Lashan Kennedy, 34, theft by deception, first degree, $20,000 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff's Dept. More...