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August 7, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

T'ville schools meet all goals

All three of Thomasville's schools met 100 percent of the state's mandated goals to meet the state's requirement for Adequate Yearly Progress. More...

Thomasville, Fulton come home winners in competition

The Fulton and Thomasville Volunteer Fire Departments have some new hardware for the fire house. More...

Sheriff says he doesn't need a chief deputy after demotion

Clarke County Sheriff Bobby Moore said he learned he didn't need a chief deputy after demoting his chief deputy Vergil Chapman back to road deputy. "We couldn't get along. He got me sued on a racial issue and he's been talking behind my back. More...

Record case load faced by Clarke County Grand Jury

Clarke County Grand Jurors had their work cut out for them this week—a record 395 cases to consider for possible criminal indictments. This is the most cases every presented in Clarke County, said District Attorney Spencer Walker. More...

Grove Hill sets polling places

The Grove Hill Town Council held a short meeting Monday, appointing poll workers for the Aug. More...

Special Sections

Editorials

Supplier conference here again

OUR VIEW

We've all seen heard and read the dire news about the economy. And we've all probably heard or read about those who say a recession's all in our heads. More...

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From the Editor's Desk

Two minds on drilling

Ireally don't know whether or not we ought to be drilling in more places off the coast right now or not. I don't think we should. More...

Religion

Spiritual Reflections

Spiritual sight is more important than physical sight

Last week I had an "eye opening" experience in Accra. It has been more than two years since I had my eyes examined. Yes, and longer than that since I had my head examined. More...

Springfield MPC mission group returns

The Methodist Protestant Board of Missions recently sent 29 people to conduct Vacation Bible Schools in the morning and revival services at night in seven villages located throughout Belize, Central America. More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Guest speaker Evangelist David Copeland will minister at First Assembly of God, 2410 Coffeeville Road, across from the National Guard Armory in Jackson, at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 10. More...

For The Record

OBITUARIES

Vaudria L. Boyette Vaudria L. Boyette, 79, of Linden, died Wednesday, July 30, 2008, at Woodhaven Manor Nursing Home in Demopolis. Mrs. Boyette was born Aug. 14, 1928, in Elmore County. More...

RECORDS

Marriage license applications Travis V. Adams, to Latoya Myles; Lavaughn Martin, to Stacy Lynelle Kimbell; James Wiley Yeager, to Kristin Michell Franklin; Cleveland R. Garner, to Joann W. More...

Clarke County Sheriff's report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail for the past week include: Anthony Joseph Marques, 42, failure to appear (traffic) contempt of court, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff's Dept. More...

L-P mill back in production by October

Louisiana-Pacific's oriented strand board mill just south of Thomasville is expected to restart operations in October, according to L-P's CEO Rick Frost. More...

Supplier conference coming Wednesday

Thomasville will host its fourth annual National Rural Supplier Conference Wednesday, Aug. 13. It will be in the city's new civic center on West Front Street adjacent to City Hall. More...

Linda Vice in the running for District 5 council seat

Linda Spinks Vice is a lifelong resident of Thomasville. She worked for 4 years in Birmingham, but kept her home here. She has a Masters' Degree from the University of Alabama and post graduate work beyond that. More...

TPD recovers stolen signs

While responding to a call on Marin Luther King Jr. Street on July 31, a brick was thrown into the windshield of a Thomasville Police Department cruiser. More...

South Marengo Rescue Squad receives donation

Richard Rogers, member of the South Marengo County Fire and Rescue Squad, recently received a donation from Miss Betty Jones of Linden. Rogers said, "We thank God for people like Miss Jones who help our squad. Our motto is 'Help us help others'." More...

New Degussa plant in Mobile County to make catalyst for N. American biodiesel market

Evonik Degussa Corporation broke ground last week on a 60,000 metric ton alkoxide production facility in Mobile County. The new facility will serve the North American biodiesel market and is scheduled to begin operations early next year. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Bake sale The Bank of Pine Hill Advisory Board will have a bake sale beginning at 9 a.m., Friday, Aug. 8, in the bank lobby. Special orders may be placed by calling 334-963-4343. More...

People

Reunions planned

Snodgrass family The Snodgrass family reunion will be held Sunday, Aug. 10, at the home of W.V. Bedwell beginning at noon. Bring lawn chairs and a covered dish. For more information call 334-636-2696. More...

St. Stephens Historical Commission is seeking volunteers

The St. Stephens Historical Commission, in cooperation with the University of South Alabama Center for Archaeological Studies, will host a day of sorting historical artifacts on Saturday, August 16, beginning at 8:30 a.m. at St. More...

New Health Dept. building ribbon cutting

Grove Hill elected officials, chamber representatives and others joined state health officials at ribbon cutting for new Clarke County Health Department facility on Highway 84 East in Grove Hill on July 25. More...

School

T'ville Public Library had 175 summer participants

The Thomasville Public Library had 175 children 'Catch the Reading Bug' during the Summer Library Program! More...

Sports

Football practice starts: Tigers gear up

A contingent of Thomasville Tiger football players that included offensive skill players as well as linebackers and secondary personnel on the defensive side of the ball, traveled to Birmingham this past Wednesday, July 30, to compete in a seven on More...

Taking Names and Keeping Score

Making right choices

How many times in our lives have we had someone remind us of how important choosing to do the right thing is? More...

Nick McCurdy joins Marlins organization

Thomasville native Nick McCurdy saw his baseball odyssey take another turn on Sunday, August 3, when the Florida Marlins bought his contract from the York Revolution of the independent Atlantic League. More...