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July 10, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Legion 'cues it up July 4th

Above: The American Legion held its annual July 4th barbecue Friday. Hundreds turned out for the annual feast. More...

Fire flares up

Thomasville firefighers douse remaining flames Tuesday from a fire that destroyed a trailer at the intersection of Old Hwy. 5 and Pleasant Hill Road several days earlier. More...

Rains blamed for bad gas

Rain is believed to be the likely culprit that caused engines to sputter after drivers filled up at the CEFCO station on Hwy. 43 last week. More...

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Be careful with water use this summer

For the past two years, Alabama has suffered through serious drought. While things are a little better right now, we still have most of the summer to go. Brush fires can present a real danger in the summer as nearly everything is so dry it cracks. More...

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From the Editor's Desk

But it's such a nice car

You probably don't have to be a Harvard economist to figure that selling cars is probably a pretty tough proposition these days. More...

Religion

Spiritual Reflections

The term 'spit bath' takes on a whole new meaning

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...

Pineview Sunday School

Sunday, July 6, 2008 Windell Sheffield, Billy Kennedy, Cliff Scarbrough, Joe Clayton, Frank Jackson, Clarence Newton, Ben Pugh, Robert Dement, John Wayne Overstreet, Frank Robison. More...

Enjoying the surf at VBS

Youngsters, ages three through six grade, surfed the pages of the Bible at Outrigger Island during Christian Fellowship Baptist Church's Vacation Bible School. More...

Sports

T'ville 9-10 year olds win sub-district

It took six games to get it done but the Thomasville 9 & 10 Year Old All-Star team finally fought their way through to capture the Sub- District Championship this past week. More...

Taking Names and Keeping Score

The all-star game legacy

As the managers, coaches, players, umpires, and other baseball related staff from both the American and National League prepare for the upcoming All-Star break which is slated for next week, each and every one of them are doing so with great antici More...

North Clarke 13 year olds finish second in district

The North Clarke thirteen year old All-Star team dropped a 10 - 4 decision to Daphne this past Wednesday, July 2, in the championship game of the District Seven tournament being played in Gulf Shores. More...

Economic developer for existing industry coming

Grant Chaney has joined the staff of Coastal Gateway Economic Development Authority as Vice President of Existing Industry. More...

No one yet opposing Jax, T'ville mayors

With less than a week left to qualify for municipal offices, no one has qualified against the incumbent mayors of Clarke County's largest municipalities. More...

Thief still on the loose

An unnamed suspected car thief is still on the loose after a Sunday chase by officers from the Clarke County and Monroe County Sheriff's Departments. More...

County IDB membership addresed

The Clarke County Commission approved Tuesday a change to the number of board members for the county Industrial Development Board. The membership will increase to 10. More...

New gas district proposed

Several representatives of Clarke Mobile Counties Gas District informed the Thomasville and Jackson City Councils, recently of the company's intention to form its own gas district for Clarke County, with the hopes of benefitting the county and its More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Dance instruction Anthony Ezell of Ezell's Contemporary Dance Studio (a part of the Cultural Arts Center) will be giving instruction to students at the Boys and Girls Club in Thomasville. More...

People

What you need to know about digital TV conversion

(Submitted by KOCE-TV, a PBS station in California.) At midnight February 17, 2009 television will undergo the biggest advance since the introduction of color: all over-the-air television stations will turn off their analog broadcast signal and More...

Wright, Washington plans announced

Sonja Tierra Wright of Thomasville and Franklin Lamere Washington of Clanton, announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Carolyn L. Wright and the late Alvin A. Wright of Sunny South. More...

Brothers, Law wed June 2

Lillie Brothers of Thomasville and James E. Law of Jacksonville, Fla. were united in holy matrimony June 2, at the Original Kingsland Wedding Chapel in Kingsland, Ga. The bride is a supervisor employed with U.P.S. More...

School

First HIPPY graduation held

The first graduation for children in the Clarke County Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) program was held May 29 at Grove Hill Elementary School. More...

ACCESS Distance Learning to reach every Alabama high school ahead of schedule

MONTGOMERY - All high schools in Alabama will have ACCESS Distance Learning by the time school begins in August 2009, Governor Bob Riley and State Superintendent of Education Joe Morton announced Tuesday. That's one year ahead of schedule. More...

Henson receives Alger scholarship

Jennifer L. Henson, a 2008 graduate of Thomasville High School, is one of 12 high school students in Alabama to be awarded $5,000 by The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans to fund her college education. More...

For The Record

OBITUARIES

Juanita Treadwell Agee Juanita Treadwell Agee, 78, died June 30, 2008. Mrs. Agee was born Sept. 15, 1930 to Martin and Emma Treadwell. The funeral was held at 2 p.m., Saturday, July 5, at Pleasant Hill Church with the Rev. Tubb officiating. More...

Clarke County Sheriff's report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail this week include: John Christopher Rone, 21, probation violation, Sabronte Lashun Rhodes, 30, probation violation, arrested by Life Tech. More...

TPD report

The Thomasville Police Department filed the following misdemeanor charges last week: Waitus English - driving with suspended license, Kevin Dewayne Hill - driving with license suspended, Cleveland Hatcher Jr. More...