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August 21, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Enrollment and money down this year in T'ville

Thomasville City Schools officials are closely watching enrollment numbers at the start of the year, worried they may drop already thinning funding levels from the state. More...

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OUR VIEW

Make sure you vote Tuesday

We as Americans enjoy more freedoms than just about any other place on the planet. Yet far too many of us fail to exercise one of our most basic and possibly valuable rights, the right to vote in an open election. More...

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From the Editor's Desk

Confusion reigns supreme

Just taking a quick glance at some of the lesser headlines coming out of the Olympics in China can be rather confusing. More...

Religion

Spiritual Reflections

God has a plan for all of us

In Accra, at the Baptist Guest House, we made the acquaintance of Danny and Sue Jaynes. They planned to fly to Tamale and then drive to the North West region of Ghana. More...

Youth 'making history'

Thomasville Baptist Church youth choir, under the direction of Michael Scarborough (center), recently presented the program "Making History. More...

A Word from Scott

Have you gotten off track?

Recently I picked back up an old habit of mine - bicycling. I enjoy riding because I can think and sneak in a good workout, too. During one morning ride, I attempted to change gears so I could increase my speed. More...

For The Record

OBITUARIES

Jane Allen Jane Allen, 52, of Dickinson, died August 7, 2008, at Mobile Infirmary. Mrs. Allen was employed as a cashier at Dunn's Exxon in Grove Hill. The funeral was held at 12 noon, Aug. More...

RECORDS

Marriage license applications James Michael Pace, to Angela Jo Ellis; Brandon Lane Kelley, to Courtney Leanne Bates. Marriage license applications are just that - applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. More...

TPD report

The Thomasville Police Department charged a juvenile with four felony counts of illegal possession and use of a credit card last week. More...

T'ville council election to be held Tuesday

Voters in Thomasville's District 1 and District 5 council districts will head to the polls Tuesday to vote for those council positions. More...

THS wins state grant for new welding classes

The biggest announcement to come out of the Rural Supplier conference this year came not from a business, but from the state. More...

Clarke Grand Jury returns 324 indictments

The Clarke County Grand Jury issued 324 "true bills," or criminal indictments Aug. 8 after hearing a record 389 cases for consideration. This was the most cases ever presented in a single grand jury session. More...

Listing of most of 324 indictments from Clarke Grand Jury

Here are some of the 324 indictments recently returned by the Clarke County Grand Jury. An indictment is an accusation of guilt and does not necessarily mean that the individual is guilty of the charge of which he or she is accused. More...

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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...

Doc's Fashion ribbon cutting

Doc's Fashion opened in the Thomasville Mart shopping center this week. The clothing store is the third location for the Selma-based retailer owned by Nathaniel Gary who said Thomasville's growth prompted him to open a store here. More...

Local scouts participate in ArrowCorps5

Father, son travel to Colorado

Father and son, Michael and Matthew Jacobs of Thomasville recently participated in the largest volunteer service project the U.S. Forest Service has ever received. More...

Sports

Fishing, hunting licenses go on sale August 27

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources announces that fishing and hunting licenses for the 2008-2009 seasons will go on sale Wednesday, August 27, 2008. More...

Backyard Finds

Eurasian collared dove new to area

Ihave lived in Southwest Alabama for 17 years. Most people that live in this area will say that "there ain't much to it". However, in terms of wildlife, this is a vast understatement. More...

Jamborees kick off prep football

Thomasville vs Leroy Friday, 7 p.m. Palmer Stadium Leroy - Sweet Water vs Brantley/ Maplesville Friday, 6 p.m.

High School football teams all across the state will kick off their 2008 football season this week as they participate in AHSAA sanctioned fall jamborees. More...