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October 23, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Schools score big grant

Out of 69 schools in Alabama, Thomasville is one of just 8 that have received the full 21st Century Learning Centers Grant. More...

Gas district foresees losses

The Clarke-Mobile Counties Gas District board of directors adopted a nearly $107.5 million budget for the 2009 fiscal year Monday. The budget projects a net loss of $137,000 due to depreciation of assets of the natural gas utility. More...

Special Sections

Editorials

Plenty to do this month

OUR VIEW

If you're one of those folks who complains that "there's nothing to do," you haven't been paying attention recently. More...

Do endorsements do it?

From the Editor's Desk

Does retired General Colin Powell's endorsement of Sen. Obama mean much to you? More...

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School

Goal-reachers awarded with party

Seventy second graders at Thomasville Elementary School met their Accelerated Reader goals for the first nine-weeks. They celebrated with a snow cone party at the Olde Towne Coffee Company in historic downtown. More...

Band heading to competition in Gordo

School News

Congratulations to the Tigers for defeating Clarke County Friday night! Seniors remember to pay your senior fee and color fee. Also, juniors and seniors should pay their prom fee of $50 by the December deadline. More...

THS honor rolls announced

Thomasville High School has announced those students earning placement on the first nine-weeks honor rolls. The following students are included. More...

For The Record

OBITUARIES

Carolyn 'Penny' Williams Gaddy Carolyn "Penny" Williams Gaddy, 68, of Thomasville, died Sunday, October 12, 2008, at her home. Mrs. Gaddy was born Feb. 12, 1940, in Chance. More...

RECORDS

Marriage license applications Phillip Michael Strickland, to Samantha Angelica Cardinal; Eric Maybanks Walker, to Trista Annette Stout; Marvin Gaye Pritchett, to Juanita Hunt; Justin Logan Wiggins, to Genesis Michelle Bailey; George Thomas McAl More...

Clarke County Sheriff's report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the past week include: Jesse Harold Quinney, 54, driving under the influence, (alcohol), $1,000 bond, arrested by Thomasville Police Dept. More...

Annie's a hit

PHOTO BY ARTHUR MCLEAN Michael Scarborough as Oliver Warbucks and Mallory Broadus as Annie perform a song and dance number during dress rehearsals for the THS production of the well-known musical. More...

L. J. Smith passes at 93

L. J. Smith, long-time business owner and civic leader, died at the age of 93 Sunday. Smith owned and operated L. J. Smith Jewelers in downtown Thomasville from 1946 until recently. He was awarded the senior achiever award in 2003. More...

Ghost Walk coming Nov. 1

Four years ago, The Arts Council of Thomasville came up with this idea that would celebrate Thomasville's heritage of storytelling and what better time of year to do it than around Halloween. More...

Reward offered in oil field thefts

A $2,500 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who stole oil-drilling materials from the South Carlton Oil Field earlier this month. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

FFA fruit sale The Sweet Water High School FFA is taking orders for boxes and half boxes of fruit through Nov. 19 with the fruit arriving the first week in December. More...

People

Depot Day is Saturday in Pine Hill

Depot Day in Pine Hill will be held Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Walking Track/Depot. At 5 p.m. there will be a concert featuring local musicians playing all sorts of family friendly music for your enjoyment. More...

Another Thomasville presidential connection

PHOTO SUBMITTED Brandi Boutwell (left) shakes hands with former president Bill Clinton. More...

Estate planning workshop

In our county, less than 40% of our citizens have made an estate plan for the distribution of their assets after they die. More...

Religion

God's power is always there

Spiritual Reflections

Peggy stays busy. She takes care of me, the house and our bookkeeping for personal, and mission related expenses. She does a cash advance report to keep us supplied with local currency. She manages our personal and missions budgets. More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Joshua Generation Fellowship The congregation of the Joshua Generation Fellowship invites everyone in the surrounding areas to be in service on Oct. 24 through 26. Service times are Friday and Saturday at 6:45 p.m., Sunday at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. More...

News from Springfield MPC

Bro. Mark Lambert, pastor of Springfield Methodist Protestant Church in Sandflat, left Oct. 16 for a week in Belize. In his absence Sunday, we were honored to have a Gideon Bible representative, Frank Sakon, from Myrtlewood. More...

Sports

Tigers win physical "Backyard Brawl"

The Thomasville Tigers traveled to Grove Hill this past Friday, October 17, to take on the Clarke County Bulldogs in the ninety fourth renewal of the football rivalry better known as the "Backyard Brawl." When the final whistle had blown the Tigers More...

Oh, what a season it was

Taking Names and Keeping Score

As we've announced over the past couple of weeks, Thomasville High School and for that matter, the entire community of Thomasville will be paying tribute this Friday to the 1988 Tiger football team that captured the 3A State Football Championship. More...

Sweet Water has no problem with McIntosh

The Sweet Water Bulldogs traveled to McIntosh this past Friday, October 17, and defeated the McIntosh Demons 48 - 6 in a key 1A Region 1 matchup for both teams. More...