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June 5, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Pugh wins county eduction superintendent's race

Woodie Pugh overwhelmingly defeated incumbent Clarke County Superintendent of Education Gerald Stephens in the Democratic primary Tuesday while Tyrone Moye defeated an incumbent county commissioner and another candidate in District 4. More...

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Editorials

OUR VIEW

Five more months to go in races

Voters, it's time to hold your noses for the next five months as the presidential race starts in ernest. This week it looks like Sen. Barak Obama will wrap up the Democratic nomination and Sen. More...

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From the Editor's Desk

Home again, home again

Afriend of mine once said that traveling abroad always made him appreciate what he had back home in the states. And after my most recent excursion, I can understand what he means. Now, the honeymoon was wonderful. More...

Religion

Spiritual Reflections

Praise God through trials

When we were growing up our mother used to give us what we called "spit baths," when we had to be made presentable, and there were no washroom facilities available. If you never had that experience I'll leave it to your imagination. More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

VBS - Dixons Mills Central Baptist Church in Dixons Mills will continue in Vacation Bible School for ages 4 through 12th grade Monday, through Friday, June 6, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. More...

Japanese POW camp survivor to speak at Pineview Baptist

Despite enduring all sorts of torture and witnessing extreme brutality, Col. Glenn Frazier realized he could only overcome bitterness by learning to forgive his captors

Imprisoned in a Japanese POW camp, Glenn Frazier survived double pneumonia, torture, a week of isolation in a covered pit, and routine beatings. More...

For The Record

OBITUARIES

Edward Prentiss Flint Edward Prentiss Flint, 61, of Pine Hill, died Tuesday, May 20, 2008, at his home. Mr. Flint was born Dec. 23, 1946 in Mobile. He was retired from MacMillan Bloedel where he worked in maintenance in the ENI Department. Mr. More...

RECORDS

Marriage license applications Richard Antwon Jones, to Samantha Lafaye Richardson; Raymond E. Capers Jr., to Brenda F. Coleman; Charles Edward Nettles, to Tonia Baldwin Gildersleeve. More...

Superintendent of Education Box-by-box totals

Primary Election Unofficial Canvass
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Chamber to revive Taste of Thomasville

The Southwest Alabama Chamber of Commerce will host "Taste of Thomasville" from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday, June 16 at the new civic center. More...

Harper Lee Award winner has Thomasville connections

Rebecca Gilman is the winner of the 2008 Harper Lee Award for Alabama's Distinguished Writer of the Year. More...

Figures big winner in U.S. Senate race

State Sen. Vivian Davis Figures polled 77 percent of the vote in Clarke County Tuesday on her way to winning the Democratic nomination for U.S. senator and the chance to take on Republican incumbent Jeff Sessions in November. More...

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Summer school The following schools are offering summer school. Please call schools for details. Demopolis High School - 334-289-0294, Monroe County High School - 251-575- 3258 and Choctaw County High School - 205-459-2139. More...

People

Coffeeville celebrates 200th birthday

Several hundred people turned out for Coffeeville's bicentennial celebration on the grounds of the Town Hall Saturday afternoon and evening. The town's cooks prepared a delicious supper featuring famous southern staples that the group enjoyed. More...

Sonic opens

The Sonic restaurant in Thomasville held its ribbon cutting recently sponsored by the Southwest Alabama Chamber of Commerce. The restaurant is now open for business. More...

T'ville man survives wreck

Though rescue workers were forced to cut open his vehicle, and he was flown by helicopter to a Mobile hospital, Thomasville's Bob Draper survived his accident without serious injury. The single-car wreck took place on Hwy. More...

School

TMS announces honor rolls

Thomasville Middle School has announced the names of those students earning placement on the fourth nine-weeks honor rolls. The following students are included. More...

Crow, graduating with honors, receives masters degree

William B. Crow Jr. of Thomasville recently graduated with honors from the University of Mobile receiving a master of business administration degree. More...

White heads to Hawaii

Ty White, a sixth grade student at Thomasville Middle School, has been selected as a member of the Alabama delegation traveling to Hawaii this summer with People to People Student Ambassadors. More...

Sports

Tiger and Bulldog players garner all-state honors

When the Alabama Sports Writers Association released their 2008 All-State selections for baseball and softball this week the Thomasville Tigers and the Sweet Water Bulldogs had players in each sport to receive recognition. More...

Travelers to play Friday

As has been the case in recent years the Thomasville Travelers are scheduled to open their 2008 season at home against the visiting Atlanta Pirates. More...

Taking Names and Keeping Score

Changing priorities

We've all heard from early on in our lives how important it is to learn how to set priorities. More...