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September 18, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

T'ville's sales tax revenues are up

Sales tax revenues in Thomasville are on track to hit their highest level ever. With one month to go in the current fiscal year, Thomasville has collected $4,141,760 in sales taxes. More...

Old St. Stephens excavation Sept. 27

Persons interested in Alabama history and archaeology have an opportunity to assist in the excavation of a historic former hotel building in old St. Stephens on Saturday, Sept. 27, from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. More...

Special Sections

Editorials

Still have reason to be optimistic

OUR VIEW

Hurricane Ike hit Texas and we all offer our prayers and help in whatever means we can as Alabamians. We can be thankful it didn't come here, but it wasn't that long ago that Ivan left its calling card. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Democratic senators should share the wealth

It was reported this week that 12 of the 22 Alabama senators who run under the Democratic label, employ 43 individuals to provide various chores such as driving, and working on constituent affairs while the 13 senators who are Republicans, share on More...

Religion

Get properly connected

Spiritual Reflections

It amazes me that haircuts can be such a problem for someone who is going bald. I never paid much attention to my hair until most of it was gone. More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Cookbooks Elam Baptist Church is selling cookbooks to raise funds for the fellowship hall. Cost of the books is $12. If interested call Susan at 334-636-4277, Denice at 334- 636-9559 or any member of Elam Baptist Church. More...

Sports

Thomasville knocks off B.C. Rain 17-6

The Thomasville Tigers picked up their first win of the 2008 season this past Friday, September 12, when they defeated the B. C. Rain Red Raiders 17 - 6 at D. F. Anderson Field. More...

Sweet Water dominates Coffeeville 57-0

The Sweet Water Bulldogs scored 43 points in the first quarter of their game with the Coffeeville Panthers last week and then cruised to a 57 - 0 victory. More...

It ain't the life of Riley

Taking Names and Keeping Score

As most, if not all, of you know, football season is in full swing at almost every level now. More...

Texas family takes refuge

For Clarke County residents the recent hurricanes have been more of an inconvenience than anything else. Emergency personnel and governmental offices went on standby just in case the hurricanes made a turn toward this area. More...

Group claims half drop out of THS

According to an Atlanta-based education group, Thomasville's city school system has a dropout rate of nearly 50 percent, but local and state officials have serious concerns about how those figures were reached. More...

DuBose returns to Jackson

After a summer in jail and time under psychiatric observation, Stuart DuBose was allowed to return home Friday. U.S. Magistrate Judge Bert Milling Jr. More...

School board meeting

The Thomasville City School Board will meet tonight at 6 p.m. in the Thomasville High School library. The board will hear the results of a 2007 audit performed on the system's bookkeeping, an annual review performed by an outside organization. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Q'back club meeting The Thomasville Quarterback Club will have an organizational meeting at 7 p.m., Sept. 23, at the Thomasville High School library. All parents and supporters are encouraged to attend. More...

People

Capstone ribbon cutting

PHOTO BY ARTHUR MCLEAN The Southwest Alabama Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for the new Capstone Bank branch in Thomasville Tuesday. More...

THS game schedule change

Kyle Ferguson, principal of Thomasville High School, has announced a change in the Thomasville High School football schedule. The football game against Demopolis, originally set for Friday, Oct. 31, has been changed to Thursday, Oct. 30. More...

Paseur visits Clarke County

PHOTO BY STAFF Judge Deborah Bell Paseur, a candidate for the Alabama Supreme Court, campaigned in Clarke County a few weeks ago. More...

School

Thomasville school board receives AASB President's Award

Thomasville Board of Education was among four local boards to receive a prestigious honor at the Alabama Association of School Boards Sept. 15 - Oct. 2 regional meetings. More...

SWHS, THS announce homecoming courts

Thomasville High School and Sweet Water High School will each hold homecoming Friday, Sept. 26. In preparation for the homecoming activities, homecoming courts have been announced. More...

Senior portraits will be Sept. 20

School News

Congratulations, Tigers! The varsity football team was victorious over the B.C. Rain Raiders last Friday night. This week they will take on W.S. Neal at W.S. Neal in East Brewton. Please come out and show your support. More...

For The Record

OBITUARIES

Irma Lee McLendon Smith Kinman Irma Lee McLendon Smith Kinman, 90, died September 8, 2008, at Jackson Health Care Facility in Jackson. Mrs. Kinman was a native of Alabama and a member of Grove Hill Baptist Church. More...

RECORDS

Marriage license applications David Wayne Kittrell, to Brittany Leigh Guy; Spencer Gray Overton, to Lenzie Sabra Williams. More...

Clarke County Sheriff's report

Arrests booked from the Clarke County Jail during the past week include: Vincent Lynard Black, 29, domestic violence, third degree, negotiating a worthless negotiable instrument, $1,500 bond, arrested by the Clarke County Sheriff's Dept. More...


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