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October 9, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Lights go out in T'ville

A dump truck rolled over in the Thomasville industrial park Tuesday morning, setting off a chain reaction of events that led to power outages for most of the city through the afternoon. More...

Grove Hill passes raises

The Grove Hill Town Council approved modest cost of living raises for municipal employees Monday and also granted them four additional paid holidays. More...

Special Sections

Editorials

Hard roads for student athletes

Thanks to movies, television and the occasional headline, sometimes we can get a skewed vision of the typical student athlete. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

My friends, read this one

From the Editor's Desk

My friends, I write to you today not as a candidate seeking higher office, not as a man of lower middle class roots raised in a loving family reared with strong morals and instilled with the character of the heartland who only wishes to help this n More...

Religion

Check your connection

Spiritual Reflections

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...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Singing Second Mile will be singing at 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 11 at Creels Chapel United Methodist Church. Everyone is invited. Rev. James McCrory is pastor. More...

Sports

Tigers dump the 'Dogs 21-6

The Thomasville Tigers traveled to Andalusia this past Friday, October 3, and defeated the Andalusia High School Bulldogs 21 - 6 in an important region match-up for both teams. More...

Bulldogs leash Whippets

The Sweet Water Bulldogs traveled over to Monroe County this past Friday, October 3, and defeated the Frisco City Whippets 51 - 0 in a 1A Region I match-up. More...

A sharp learning curve

Taking Names and Keeping Score

Although most of us have never had the experience personally, I'm sure driving a high powered race car on a LaMans style race course complete with numerous sharp curves and speed enticing straightaways can be both exhilarating and very challenging More...

Don't be scared

PHOTO BY ARTHUR MCLEAN Thomasville firefighters Jacques Prescott (standing) and Derrick D'Andrea (knealing) show Thomasville Elementary students what a firefighter looks like when he is wearing his turnout gear and breathing equipment so they will kn More...

Megginson keeps seat on T'ville council

Grace Megginson held on to her District 1 seat on the Thomasville city council, defeating Ken Nichols in a run-off election Tuesday. Counting absentee ballots, Megginson received 97 votes and Nichols received 71 votes. More...

Water problems hit Thomasville

The Thomasville water system experienced brief shortages and low pressure through Saturday and Sunday due to a computer malfunction. The city's water distribution system is operated through a computer system called a SCADA system. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Surginer VFD Surginer Volunteer Fire Depart ment will host a singing from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 11 with barbecue chicken plates for sale beginning at 10 a.m. More...

People

New head at IP announced

Last week, International Paper announced leadership changes within its Containerboard business, which will effect the Pine Hill Containerboard Mill located on Highway 10 West. More...

Congratulations, brother!

PHOTO BY JIM COX David Newton, right, congratulates his brother, Jerry Newton on his election as mayor of Grove Hill following the announcement of Tuesday's vote. More...

Plenty of events on tap for month of October

Plenty of events are on tap for October around the area. Starting things off, Thomasville High School will perform the musical "Annie" at the Thomasville Civic Center. Performances will be held Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. and Oct. 18 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. More...

School

Drama Club is selling yard signs

School News

Congratulations to the Tigers for defeating Andalusia Friday night! The drama team will be putting on its performance of Annie on Thursday, Oct. 16, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 19, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. More...

Sight Savers visit TMS

Bill Hill and Jimmy Gunn were among the Lions assisting Alton Guest from Alabama Lions Sight of Birmingham in screening the sixth grade students at Thomasville Middle School. The screening was sponsored by Sight Savers. More...

TMS loves Mrs. Overstreet!

Tuesday, Sept. 30, the students of Thomasville Middle School decked out in pink shirts and ribbons to show their support for Jan Overstreet. Mrs. Overstreet has begun her battle with cancer and started treatment last week. More...

For The Record

OBITUARIES

Grace Inez Hill Dixon Grace Inez Hill Dixon, 91, of Dixons Mills, died Sunday, September 28, 2008, at her home. Mrs. Dixon was born Jan. 25, 1917 in Linden. More...

Clarke County Sheriff's report

Clarke County Sheriff's Dept. Alexander Devon Blanks, 33, giving false identification to a police officer, $500 bond, arrested by Thomasville Police Dept. More...

TPD report

Felony charges filed by the Thomasville Police Department last week were: Adam Lamar Nordon - criminal mischief, Vernon Burroughs - embezzlement, Cynthia Williams Burroughs - illegal possession/ use of a credit card. More...