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September 11, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

TPD gets grant for radios, guns

Gov. Bob Riley awarded a $24,999 grant to help the Thomasville police department purchase new equipment recently. The grant allows the Thomasville Police Department to upgrade the rest of its mobile radios to the new digital standard. More...

Commission asked for gas payment

Allied Waste has requested an 8.32 percent "fuel recovery rate" for garbage collections in Clarke County and utilities director Jack Greer proposed an increase in residential rates to cover that and other expenses at Monday's work session. More...

Cities get dividend checks from Clarke-Mobile Gas

A special meeting was conducted at the new home office of Clarke-Mobile Counties Gas District (CMCGD), Thursday, Sept. 4, for the purpose of presenting franchise fee checks to each of the county's member municipalities. More...

Special Sections

Editorials

Iraq issue a political ploy

OUR VIEW

It's been seven years since the horrific attacks on the U.S.A. by terrorists on Sept. 11, 2001. Since that time, we've invaded two countries, and we seem to be embroiled in situations we may not likely be able to get out of now. More...

Eyes are watching you

From the Editor's Desk

Isaw a great sticker several months ago at an area fish place. It said the great thing about a small town is that even if you don't know what you're doing, everyone else does. I guess I really know what that means now. More...

Political Cartoon

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School

THS holds honor society induction

Monday, Sept. 9, Thomasville High School's National Honor Society inducted new members during a ceremony held at the high school gym. More...

Schools gear up for homecoming

Thomasville High School

We're gearing up for homecoming at Thomasville High School. We will be having an alumni reception at the school on Friday, Sept. 26. More...

Sweet Water High School

Two classes will be honored at Sweet Water High School on Friday, Sept. 26 at the homecoming game against J.F. Shields, beginning with a reception before the game. More...

Sports

Tigers come up short in heartbreaker

The Thomasville Tigers gave a valiant effort in their game with the UMS-Wright Bulldogs this past Friday, September 5, but found themselves on the short end of a 21 - 14 decision when the final horn sounded ending the game. More...

Sweet Water manhandles Marengo High

The Sweet Water Bulldogs ran up 383 yards of total offense including 344 rushing on their way to a 50 - 8 win over their Highway 10 neighbor the Marengo Panthers this past Friday, September 5. More...

Bottom line: it's a win

Taking Names and Keeping Score

One of the perks of being a sports writer is having the opportunity occasionally to attend some of the college football games in our state. More...

Day, T'ville timber industries to expand

Thomasville Mayor Sheldon Day said at Monday's council meeting that he and Grant Chaney, Coastal Gateway Economic Development Authority's vice president for existing industry, visited five timber industries in the city Monday and learned that some More...

Tville schools get a $16.3 million budget

The Thomasville City Board of Education approved a $16.3 million budget Tuesday night. The new budget cut's about $500,000 from last year's budget. More...

THS students perform at Auburn

THS band member Michael Newton (left) performed with the Auburn University Marching Band and hundreds of other high school students from around the state Saturday at Jordan-Hare Stadium during the halftime show at the Auburn- Southern Mississippi gam More...

Design hearing on Hwy. 43 expansion on Sept. 18

The Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) will hold a Design Hearing in Thomasville, Alabama on Thursday, September 18, 2008 from 5p.m. until 7p.m. at the Alabama Southern Community College in the Conference Room at 30755 Highway 43 South. More...

TPD seizes guns, drugs

The Thomasville Police Department seized guns and drugs at a Thomasville residence and made one arrest during a search last week. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Q'back club meeting The Thomasville Quarterback Club will have an organizational meeting at 7 p.m., Sept. 16, at the Thomasville High School library. All parents and supporters are encouraged to attend. More...

People

Relay for Life kickoff meeting to be Sept. 16

The 2009 Relay for Life kickoff meeting will be held September 16th at Gaston's Grill. The meeting starts at 6 PM. "I am excited about some of the new things planned for this relay season," said coordinator Karen Bradford. More...

THS QB Club meeting

The Thomasville High School Quarterback Club will hold an organizational meeting at 7 p.m. in the THS library Tuesday, Sept. 16. Meetings will continue on Tuessdays throughout the football season. All members are encouraged to attend. More...

Meg Tanksley, Kyle Knight wed at Hartselle Baptist Church

Meghan Lynn Tanksley and Christopher Kyle Knight were united in marriage June 28, 2008, during a ceremony at half past six in the evening at West Hartselle Baptist Church in Hartselle. The ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Jack Redfearn Jr. More...

Religion

CHURCH CALENDAR

Sunshine Club Springfield Methodist Protestant Church Sunshine Club will meet at 10 a.m., Friday, Sept. 11 at the church in Sandflat. Christian Nashville Christmas trip A group of senior adults from Monroe County are going to Nashville Dec. More...

Persevere until the end

Spiritual Reflections

This past week we were at the West Africa Team's annual conference. The theme was "Perseverance." Several of us were asked to give a testimony about perseverance in our life. I spoke from my heart, and as near as I can recall this is what I said. More...

Thomasville Baptist welcomes new pastor

Sunday, Sept. 7, marked Ty Parten's first day in the pulpit as pastor of Thomasville Baptist Church. The congregation greeted "Bro. Ty", JJ, Zoe and Isaac with a church-wide fish fry Sunday evening in the fellowship center. More...

For The Record

Cora Jackson

Cora Jackson, 96, of Thomasville, died August 27, 2008. Mrs. Jackson was born November 13, 1911, in the Owassa community to Queen and White Hawthorne. She relocated to Thomasville after her marriage to Edison Jackson on July 23, 1939. More...

Clifton Warren Autery

Clifton Warren Autery, 50, of Pine Hill, died Thursday, September 4, 2008, at DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa. Mr. Autery was born Oct. 14, 1957 in Prichard. He was a member of Wayne Baptist Church and was a welder. More...

Daisy Belle Guinn Cannon

Daisy Belle Guinn Cannon, 93, of Linden, died Wednesday, September 3, 2008, at her son's home in Linden. Mrs. Cannon was born Jan. 13, 1915, in Linden. More...