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August 28, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

T'ville reboots property deal

Thomasville is starting over with the process of selling its land at the old landfill. More...

St. Stephens gets free land lease

Cemex, the world's largest ready-mix cement company, has agreed to a 75-year lease of approximately 400 acres in St. Stephens, free to the state of Alabama. More...

Rally for C'ville women to be at courthouse

A rally is scheduled at the Clarke County Courthouse at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. More...

Minor charged with murder

A 17-year-old Choctaw Bluff resident has been charged with murder in the shooting death of his father. Dexter Quartez Jackson was originally charged with attempted murder after the Aug. 6 shooting. More...

Special Sections

Editorials

OUR VIEW

Please make sure you vote

More people turn out for your average youth league sporting event than came to decide two of our city's council members this week. There may be many good reasons why you weren't able to cast your vote. More...

Political Cartoon

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From the Editor's Desk

Who's system is better?

Idon't know who started praying for rain last week, but they can stop for a while now. You're welcome to pray me up a few big sacks of cash though, I won't mind. Olympics Well, the Olympics are over and I watched all of about 5 minutes of it. More...

Religion

Spiritual Reflections

People in every land are still living in darkness

Four of us went to the East Volta Region of Ghana to work for five days among the Ewe people who follow the beliefs of the African traditional religion. They worship idols at shrines, and offer animal sacrifices. More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Singing Dickinson Baptist Church will host a fifth-Saturday singing at 7 p.m. Pastor James Parnell invites everyone. Refreshments will be served after the singing. More...

Pineview Sunday School

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Windell Sheffield, Billy Kennedy, Joe Clayton, Ben Pugh, Robert Dement, Winston Parden, Clarence Newton, Frank Jackson, Jack Day, Roger Truett, Cliff Scarbrough, John Wayne Overstreet, Frank Robison. More...

Sports

Tigers nip Bears in jamboree game

The Thomasville Tigers traveled to Leroy this past Friday, August 22, to take on the Leroy Bears in their fall jamboree. More...

Taking Names and Keeping Score

There's no teacher like experience

When I was a young teenager growing up on our farm my father had given my brother and I some regular chores to do around the house and farm which often included feeding some of the cattle we had at the time. More...

Bulldogs answer questions

The Sweet Water Bulldogs kicked off the 2008 football season this past Friday, August 22, when they played host to both the Brantley Bulldogs and the Maplesville Red Devils in a three team round-robin jamboree. More...

Sitting on water?

Heavy rains in Thomasville this week raised this pond above its dock, making these chairs appear as if they were floating on top of the water. More...

Fay drenches Clarke, worries turn to Gustav

Tropical Storm Fay dumped seven inches or more of rain on Clarke County over the weekend. Homes in Thomasville and Salitpa were damaged by fallen trees and electrical utility crews stayed busy with power outages all over the county. More...

New corrections program cranks up in county

Monday, Patti Stifflemire, the director of the new program, and Perry Newton, Butler attorney, told commissioners the program was "vitally needed" because of prison overcrowding. More...

Monster catfish

Charles Williams of Thomasville caught this 30 lbs. catfish Monday while fishing with a shad at Campbell's Landing. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Lodge meeting Oliver Lodge No. 334 will meet Thursday, Aug. 28. Supper will begin at 6:30 p.m. with M.M. degree at 7:30 p.m. THS football tickets on sale Thomasville High School football season tickets for the 2008 season are on sale. More...

People

Reunions planned

Parden family The Parden family will hold its reunion Saturday, Aug. 30, at Bethel Baptist Church fellowship hall in Coffeeville. THS class of 1998 Thomasville High School class of 1998 will hold its 10-year reunion Sept. 26 - 28. More...

Powell-Bagley exchange vows

Kari Michelle Bagley and Matthew James Powell were united in marriage at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 26, 2008 at Grove Hill Baptist Church. Rev. James Watkins officiated the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Taite-Dunning to wed

Ethial Taite of Dickinson and Irish Clayton of Thomasville announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Laterian Taite to Jacques Dunning, son of Donald and Vanessa Brown of Sweet Water and Michael Grayson of Dixon's Mills. More...

School

Agee receives Koch Foundation scholarship

Dana RaVae' Agee, daughter of Don and Lisa Agee, was among 183 students from the United States and Canada chosen to receive an academic scholarship from the Fred C. and Mary R. Koch Foundation for the 2008-2009 academic year. More...

Troy University announces spring graduates

TROY - A Troy University alumnus urged TROY graduates to give back to their alma mater and be active alumni. More...

Undiagnosed vision problems can affect ability to learn

Millions of children will start school this year with a vision problem that may inhibit their ability to learn and ultimately affect the rest of their lives. More...

For The Record

OBITUARIES

Ruth Mae Branton Hinson Ruth Mae Branton Hinson, 83, of Thomasville, died Tuesday, August 19, 2008, at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital in Grove Hill. More...

Clarke County Sheriff's report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the past week include: Christopher Cole Plaisance, 26, criminal mischief, first degree, domestic violence, first degree, failure to appear (traffic) contempt of court, $65,000 bond, arrested by More...

TPD report

The Thomasville Police Department charged Christopher C. More...


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