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July 24, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Courtney to run for District 5

Earlando "Kookie" Courtney has qualified on July 2, to run for the Thomasville City Council District 5 seat. This district is currently represented by Alberta Dixon. Courtney is the son of the late Dr. More...

Commission asked for mobile home inspector

A Clarke County citizen asked county commissioners Monday why they aren't following the law by employing a license inspector and collecting license fees for all manufactured homes (mobile homes) in the county. More...

Special Sections

Editorials

OUR VIEW

Supplier conference a chance for a good impression

For the fourth year in a row, Thomasville is gearing up for its unique Rural "National" Supplier Conference. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Alabama's fattest state in the union

The fat rankings are out and Alabama is just behind Mississippi as the fattest state in the union. The Associated Press uses the more refined word, "obese," in reporting that more than 30 percent of adults in Mississippi, More...

Religion

Spiritual Reflections

Watch out for life's potholes

Peggy and I went for two days of "Rest and Relaxation," because our life is difficult and stressful, and "if you don't "get away" you won't stay. We got up early Sunday morning for our trip. More...

Pineview Baptist hosts ladies' luncheon

Tablescapes from elegant to simple, quaint to eclectic, were in vogue last Friday as women gathered for a ladies luncheon at Pineview Baptist Church on Highway 43 in Thomasville. More...

Pineview Sunday School

Sunday, July 20, 2008 Windell Sheffield, Joe Clayton, Billy Kennedy, Frank Robison, Ben Pugh, Robert Dement, Winston Parden, Cordell Hutto, John Reaves and John Wayne Overstreet. More...

Sports

Northe Clarke 14 year-old team eliminated from sub-state play

The North Clarke 14 year old all-star team was eliminated from the Dixie Boys 14 Year Old Sub-State Tournament this past Saturday, July 19, when they fell to Westside out of Mobile 11 - 4. More...

Taking Names and Keeping Score

Old rivalries take on new meaning

With the 2008 high school football season set to start a little more than a month from now, the biannual realignment process that the AHSAA completed during last year promises to put even more emphasis on some of the long time rivalries in our area More...

Still time to register for Summerfest five on five

There's still time to register for the Summerfest five on five basketball tournament and softball tournament. More...

"Colorful" characters

Mural taking shape in downtown Thomasville

Most afternoons for the past couple of months Kirk Brooker of Demopolis has been a common site in historic downtown Thomasville. More...

Red carpet will come out for movie premier

The red carpet will literally come out at Thomasville Theater Monday night for the "Deep South" premier of the movie "20 Years After." A number of stars who played in the movie are expected to attend the premier, arriving in limousines. More...

Fuel price increases food cost

Higher fuel costs associated with processing and transporting food took a toll on Alabama grocery prices in July as the average cost of 20 basic market basket items increased 1.5 percent. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Health Department open house The Clarke County Health Department, 22600 Highway 84 East in Grove Hill, will hold a ribbon cutting and open house, July 25, beginning at 1 p.m. A tour of the new facility will follow the ceremony. More...

People

Reunions planned

Fontaine descendants to meet in Clarke Co. Descendants of the pioneer Fontaine family of Clarke County will gather Saturday, July 26. Activities will begin at 10 a.m. More...

Davis visits Sweet Water High School

On July 3, Rep. Artur Davis visited Sweet Water High School Library Media Center to publicly announce the awarding of the collection of books entitled "We the People. More...

Pine Hill VFD fundraiser

On July 3, the Pine Hill Volunteer Fire Department gave away a birdhouse. The money received from donations for the birdhouse will be used to help purchase gear for the fire department. More...

School

Davis, Luker SWHS val-sal for 2008

Valedictorian Rachel Elizabeth Davis of Sweet Water was named valedictorian of the Sweet Water High School class of 2008. More...

Thomasville Elementary & Middle School Beauty Review

K-FIRST GRADE WINNERS Winners pictured from left are: fourth runner up - Allie Anderson, third runner up - Tessa Pearson, second runner up - Kaytlin Champion, first runner up - Renae Williams and queen - Mary Alex McNider. More...

Harrison is Duke Univ. talent winner

Daniel B. Harrison of Thomasville attended Duke University Talent Identification Programs, Seventh Grade State of Alabama Recognition Ceremony on June 1. The ceremony was held on the campus of University of Alabama Ferguson Center. More...

For The Record

RECORDS

Marriage license applications Zachary Lorne Young, to Christine Dale White; Geoffrey Jaye McKee, to Anna Marie Lanford; James Roger Martin, to Molly Haghighi Roberts; Keith Wayne Dailey II, to Kelli Elizabeth Lang; Terrence Leon Bruno, to Trish More...

OBITUARIES

Rentz Simpson Lewis Sr. Rentz Simpson Lewis Sr., 71, of Sweet Water, died Friday, July 18, 2008, at Southwest Alabama Medical Center in Thomasville. Mr. Lewis was born Jan. 19, 1937 in Sweet Water. More...

Clarke County Sheriff's report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail for the past week include: Michael Anthony Wright, 42, theft of property, third degree, failure to appear (traffic) contempt of court, escape, third degree, escape, third degree, $10,490.40 bond, arres More...