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July 3, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

T'ville celebrates July 4th early

Fireworks explode in a show of bright colors over Thomasville High School Saturday night in Thomasville. The city celebration of July 4th went off on its regularly scheduled slot of the Saturday before the fourth. More...

Wet-dry suit heard in Cherokee County

A hearing in a civil suit questioning the constitutionality of wet-dry referendums in four small Alabama towns including the towns of Cedar Bluff, Jackson, Thomasville and Monroeville was held in Cherokee County Circuit Court Thursday, June 19. More...

Fireworks safety tips for July 4th

The tradition of celebrating our nation's birthday on the 4th of July with outdoor fun, including fireworks, is an old and happy one. More...

Special Sections

Editorials

OUR VIEW

Something to think about this weekend

It's easy these days to decry the fact that so many politicians are lawyers by trade, but so was the case before this nation was even a nation. Many of the signers of the Declaration of Independence were also lawyers. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Raiding the state's rainy day fund

Nearly a quarter century ago we established a piggy bank in which to place the money from royalties paid by oil and gas companies for the right to drill for gas off our coast. More...

Religion

Spiritual Reflections

Think of Haruna when you think God is asking too much

I attended Mid America Baptist Theological Sem - inary. It took me four years to finish, instead of three, because I spent the first two try - ing to avoid Greek and He brew. Some graduated with hon ors, I was honored to graduate. More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Fellowship anniversary Joshua Generation Fellowship, 26 West Front Street North, in downtown Thomasville will celebrate its second anniversary with a special service Sunday, July 6. Morning worship will be held at 10 a.m. More...

Pineview Sunday School

Sunday, June 29 Windell Sheffield, John Wayne Overstreet, Ben Pugh, Robert Dement, Winston Parden, Joe Clayton, Clarence Newton, Cordell Hutto, Cliff Scarbrough, Frank Jackson, Billy Kennedy and Frank Robison. More...

Sports

Travelers split games in Baldwin County

The Thomasville Travelers traveled to Foley this past weekend to play the Baldwin County Heavy-Hitters in a three game set. More...

Taking Names and Keeping Score

The mystery of Charles Victory Faust

Webster defines superstition as a belief or practice resulting from ignorance, fear of the unknown, or trust in magic or chance. In other reference sources superstition is labeled as a belief or practice that is generally regarded as irrational. More...

Thomasville 11- 12 year olds still alive in tourney

The Thomasville 11 & 12 year old All-Star team has fought its way back out of the losers bracket picking up two wins since an 8 - 1 loss to Grove Hill in Sub-District opening round action on Friday, June 27. More...

Hospital: Must pay for ER visit

Southwest Alabama Medical Center has begun enforcing a very simple rule: if you can pay for non-emergency care in the emergency room, you must. More...

Herron to run for District 2

Thomasville City Council member Lewis Herron has announced his candidacy for reelection to the District 2 seat. He is seeking his fourth term. More...

Fill-ups lead to sputtering cars

Several Thomasville residents are wondering what happened to their gas. More...

Rabies cases in Clarke Clounty

Frank Boyd of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services led a meeting June 25 to inform area officials of concerns over rabies spread by raccoons. More...

Rep. Marc Keahey addresses county litter committee

State representative Marc Keahey spoke June 26 to the monthly meeting of the Clarke County Citizens Against Littering. More...

Few pot plants seized

State narcotics agents, Alabama Bureau of Investigations agents and deputies with the Wilcox County Sheriff's Department seized just a small handful of marijuana plants during the county's annual drug eradication flyover last week. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Boys and Girls Club students to perform Music students from the Boys and Girls Club in Thomasville will be performing at 10 a.m., July 4, at the annual barbecue to be held at the American Legion Hall on Kimbrell Street in Thomasville. More...

People

Gosport reunion

Gosport Community Improve ment Center will have its ninth family and friends reunion July 5-6 beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday and 12:30 p.m. on Sunday. Acquaintance night will be Friday, July 4, at the home of Mary Hannon Walston. More...

Sessions comes to Grove Hill

U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions (right) is greeted by Thomasville Mayor Sheldon Day Tuesday during a "Meet and Greet" at the Clarke County Museum in Grove Hill. in the background is Thomasville resident Bill Hill. More...

Champion, Novem announce engagement

Lawrence "Tater Bug" and Francene Champion of Arlington announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Stacey Champion to Nathaniel Jay Novem of Thomasville, son of Glen and Cathy Novem of Iron City, Tenn. More...

School

Local students attend leadership forum

Students from Clarke Prep, Clarke County High School, Monroe County High School, Monroe Academy and New Life Christian School attended Harding University's 52nd annual National Leadership Forum in Searcy, Ark., June 8 - 13. More...

SWHS students attend leadership conference

Sweet Wa ter High School stu dents Jacqueseya White and David Morgan were selected to participate in the Alabama Youth Leadership Program. More...

Reality check program gives participants a taste of real life

The 11th and 12th grade students at Sweet Water High School participated in a reality check educational program in the high school gym, sponsored by Alabama Southern Community College and Educational Talent Search. More...

For The Record

OBITUARIES

Van Rogers Van Rogers, 55, of Grove Hill, died June 23, 1008, at his residence. Mr. Rogers was born Jan. 21, 1953 in Clarke County. He was a retired logger. More...

RECORDS

Marriage license applications Carlos Montez Rankin, to Tamekia Natalia Coleman; Christopher D. Harris, to Tasharro Shekenna Coleman; Joseph Michael Gates, to Candice Obedient Tuberville; Thomas C. Pope Jr., to Kimberly N. Cassebaum. More...

Clarke County Sheriff's report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail this week include: Randy Murphy, 31, theft of property, third degree, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff's Dept. More...


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