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August 14, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

County asked to participate in workforce development council

Grove Hill businessman Brian Raybon addressed Clarke County Commissioners Monday, requesting the county to participate in a statewide workforce development council and to contribute $7,000 annually over the next three years to help with programs. More...

Shakin' it up

Thomasville actors Ryan Johnson (left) and Randy Nally (right) perform in the production "All Shook Up" Friday night at the Thomasville Civic Center auditorium. The musical played to several hundred viewers over the weekend. More...

Addressing an issue for 911

Warrants for the Clarke County Sheriffs Department and other law enforcement agencies are handled through the Clarke County E-911 Office and take a lot of time to process, Director Becky Neugent told county commissioners, sitting as the E-911 board More...

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Editorials

OUR VIEW

The myth of Mayberry

We all know and love the fictional small town of Mayberry, home to the lovable simple, small town characters of the "Andy Griffith Show." Still on the air today, the show harkens back to simpler, and some might say better times. More...

Political Cartoon

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From the Editor's Desk

Invasion makes no sense

Russian tanks roll westward in Europe with lightning speed, supported by lethal air attacks and ground troops. The smaller defensive forces desperately try to hand on in the face of superior numbers. More...

School

Auxiliary scholarship recipients announced

Recipients of the 2008-09 Southwest Alabama Medical Center Auxiliary scholarships are Leigh Hicks of Pine Hill and Christina Curtis of Sweet Water. Hicks is an LPN and is currently enrolled in the RN program at Alabama Southern Community College. More...

An army of volunteers

When Thomasville High School students arrived last Thursday, they found two new volunteers helping in the cafeteria. More...

Area pre-schoolers screened for potential eye disorders

Tuscaloosa, AL - Since 2004, more than 950 students attending 17 Alabama colleges, universities and high schools have screened over 35,000 children in Alabama for eye diseases and disorders as part of their affiliation with FocusFirst - a signatur More...

For The Record

OBITUARIES

Sara Elizabeth McKenzie Littlepage Sara Elizabeth McKenzie Littlepage, 66, of Thomasville, died Thursday, August 7, 2008, at Palliative Care - UAB in Birmingham. Mrs. Littlepage was born Dec. 31, 1941, in Crandall, Miss. More...

RECORDS

Marriage license applications Marriage license applications are just that-applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. Marshall Scott Jay, to Roxie Elizabeth Gates; Ronnie L. More...

Clarke County Sheriff's report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail for the past week include: Michael James Southall, 20, probation violation, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff's Dept. More...

Honors for Mouring

Thomasville's Sue Mouring won the second runner-up position in the Ms. Alabama Nursing Home Pageant last week. See the full story on Page 7. More...

Council stuck on land deal

Legality in question after council ignores deadlines

Jacques Prescott isn't running for a council position, but he said he's attended enough meetings the past two months that he's beginning to feel like a council member. More...

T'ville to fill vacant deputy police chief job

When Thomasville Police Chief Billy Hicks requested that the deputy chief's position be filled after a vacancy of more than three years, he probably wasn't expecting the council to rehash long-ago hiring decisions. More...

Correction

In last week's edition of The Thomasville Times, candidate for Thomasville City Council District 1, Linda Vice, was inadvertently listed as being a candidate in District 5. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. More...

T'ville Council candidates answer questions

Alberta Dixon District 5 Candidate Q:What do you see as the most pressing priority or priorities for the city of Thomasville? What are your long-range plans or visions for the city? Alberta Dixon: A.) Getting our own water system. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

THS football tickets on sale Thomasville High School football season tickets for the 2008 season are on sale. For more information contact Donnie Fendley at the high school, 334-636-4451. More...

People

Reunions planned

Parden family

The Parden family will hold its reunion Saturday, Aug. 30, at Bethel Baptist Church fellowship hall in Coffeeville. More...

Jackson completes basic

Air Force Airman Derius L. Jackson has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. More...

FUSB turns net losses around in second quarter

United Security Bancshares, Inc. reported this week that net income grew to $1.5 million, for the second quarter ended June 30, 2008, compared with a net loss of $2.7 million for the same period of 2007. More...

Religion

Spiritual Reflections

The power of Jesus will keep you connected

We swapped our Toyota 4x4 for a Hyundai cargo van, which will carry six Americans and their luggage, or up to 20 Ghanaians, four goats, three Guinea fowl and two chickens. More...

Pineview Sunday School

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Windell Sheffield, Clarence Newton, Joe Clayton, Ben Pugh, Robert Dement, Winston Parden, Roger Truett, John Wayne Over street, Cordell Hutto, Frank Jackson, Ralph Smyly, John Reaves, Frank Robison and Billy Kennedy. More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Revival County Line Baptist Church near Arlington will continue in revival at 7 p.m., through Aug. 15 with guest speaker the Rev. William Allison. Everyone is invited. More...

Sports

Tigers, Bulldogs get respect from voters

Full ASWA poll results on Page 2B

The Sweet Water Bulldogs and Thomasville Tigers both received high marks when the ASWA released their 2008 Pre- Season Prep Poll last week. More...

Taking Names and Keeping Score

USA chant rings in air again

Listen! Can you hear it? There it is again, that familiar chant filling the airways just as it has every four years, two if you consider the Winter games, for I don't know how long. More...

2008 ASWA pre-season prep football poll

Class 6A Others receiving votes: Opelika 38; Pelham 28; Mountain Brook 16; Austin 12; Central-Phenix City 10; Spain Park 9; Wetumpka 6; Foley 5; Jess Lanier 4; Decatur 3. Class 5A Others receiving votes: Demopolis 53; Erwin (1) 52; J.O. More...