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May 22, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

New low-income housing for seniors opens in T'ville

Recently, the ribbon was cut on a brand new seniors housing development in Thomasville. Country Club Cottages is located behind the Thomasville Mart and offers housing to 32 low income seniors. The project rang in at $7. More...

Clarke Board of Ed. approves new rules

The Clarke County Board of Education approved May 15 the new state approved option for graduating from high school by passing only three of the five sections of the state Graduation Exam. More...

Special Sections

Editorials

OUR VIEW

More pay for fewer teachers

When school systems talk about units, what they're really talking about are people. A teaching unit here or a library aide unit there is really a person here and a person there that will either be able to keep a job or not. More...

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From the Editor's Desk

Getting all hitched up

As I sit here and write this, I can't breathe through my nose and I'm fighting the urge to let loose a barrage of coughing. I'm also wishing I could climb onto the couch for the rest of the day, but that's not a unique thought. More...

Religion

Spiritual Reflections

Ask God what you should do

Sunday morning, like every morning, I woke up to the mournful call of the doves that abound here. Mustaffa, the pastor of Ditney Baptist Church in Yendi, had asked me to come and preach in his absence. That's like saying "sick um" to a bulldog. More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Witch Creek Baptist Church homecoming Witch Creek Baptist Church will hold its homecoming at 11 a.m., Sunday, May 25, followed by lunch. A singing will be held at 1:30 p.m., featuring the Cullomburg Quartet. Everyone is invited. More...

First Communion

St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Thomasville celebrated First Communion on May 4. Pictured, from left, with Father Jim Havens are First Communion students Edward Skipper, Jacob Dunn, More...

Sports

Bulldogs end spring with a win

The Sweet Water Bulldogs sent a message to everyone on their schedule and everyone in Class 1A this past Friday, May16, that in their small school located in Marengo County just off highway 10, when it comes to their football program, they don't re More...

Taking Names and Keeping Score

Tigers prowling in Mobile area

Three former Thomasville Tiger standouts have certainly made their presence known in the college baseball circles of Mobile this year. More...

Baseball awards

The TMS baseball awards for 2008 went to (from left): Tevin Watters - pitching, John Knight - office, Hunter Jackson - team captain. More...

Quake shakes Coffeeville

By Jim Cox Co-Publisher

A light earthquake rattled western Clarke County and southeastern Choctaw County last Friday afternoon. More...

The best of the class

Jennifer Henson (left) was named Valedictorian of the 2008 Thomasville High School senior class and Caleb Clardy was named Salutatorian of the 2008 THS senior class. More...

Vanity fair mill closes in Jax

The 70-year-old Vanity Fair knitting plant in downtown Jackson will cease operations by the end of 2009, Fruit of the Loom, Inc. announced last week. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Memorial Day service VFW will have a memorial service Monday, May 26, at the National Guard Armory in Thomasville at 10 a.m. assisted by its Ladies Auxiliary. The public is invited to attend the service. National rituals, taps will be performed. More...

People

100th birthday reception set June 1

William Gowan of Pine Hill will turn 100 years old on June 7. A birthday celebration is planned in honor of the occasion from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sunday, June 1, at Sunny South Baptist Church. More...

Pollard, Young plan August wedding

Willie and Dorothy Young of Dixons Mills announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their son, Willie Lee Young Jr. of Inglewood, Calif. to Eureka Evon Pollard of Torrance, Calif. More...

Jordans announce birth of daughter

Al and Ensley Jordan of Auburn announce the birth of their second daughter, Lydia Raye Jordan, born at 1:15 p.m., April 18, 2008 at East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika. She weighed 7 pounds and was 20- 1/2 inches long. More...

School

Schools honor retirees

The Thomasville City Schools held a reception last week honoring its retirees this year. Pictured (from left): Carolyn Taylor, Lisa Moore, Constance Rice, Janice Switzer, Janet Anderson, Cynthia Spillers and Joyce Walker. More...

Students earn Weyerhaeuser scholarships

PINE HILL - Ten local students earned more than $60,000 in scholarships from Weyerhaeuser Company through local and national scholarship programs. More...

Black selected to attend HOBY conference

Krista Brieanna Black, a sophomore at Sweet Water High School was selected to attend the HOBY conference at Troy University. She is the daughter of Allen and Kathy Black of Sweet Water. More...

For The Record

OBITUARIES

Grace Oates Martin Haskew Grace Oates Martin Haskew, 97, of Grove Hill, died May 14, 2008, at a local healthcare facility. Mrs. Haskew was born Dec. 28, 1910. She was a native of Toxey and a resident of Grove Hill. More...

RECORDS

Marriage license applications Leo Benjamin Larrimore, to Chelsea Kaitlin Milstead; Michael Edward Vaughn, to Crysta Renee Tabron; Sandys Miller Stimpson, to Christina Louise Morgan. More...

Clarke County Sheriff's report

Annetta Thedford Rowser, 57, has been arrested again for practicing law without a license. Rowser represented a woman who presented a forged land deed. More...