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October 30, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Ghost Walk is Saturday

Thomasville's Ghost Walk haunted hayrides will again roll through downtown Thomasville Saturday night with rides starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 per person or $10 per family. More...

Election is Tuesday

Voters throughout Clarke County will go to the polls Tuesday for a number of national and local elections. More...

Commision meeting routine

Charles Knowles was at Monday's work session of the Clarke County Commission, complaining of conditions on the unpaved road he lives on, the Pineywoods Road south of Grove Hill. More...

ASCC to host international trade conference

The Alabama Southern Community College Thomasville campus will be the site of an international trade conference, Friday, Nov. 14. More...

Special Sections

People

Billy Joe Royal in Thomasville

PHOTO BY TONYA JOYCE Billy Joe Royal sings autographs after his concert Saturday at the Thomasville Civic Center Saturday. PIcture with Royal (seated) is Jacque Henson waits for her autograph after the show. More...

Gavin places in Marengo Junior Miss

Marengo County Junior Miss Pageant was held Saturday night at the Old School in Demopolis. More...

Rodgers, Pugh to wed

Chakita Monice Rodgers and Carl Michael Pugh are pleased to announce their upcoming marriage. The ceremony will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 5, at the Learning for Life Community Center in Lower Peach Tree. More...

School

SWHS class reunions

The Sweet Water High School Class of 1958 recently held its class reunion on Friday, Sept. 26, 2008, at the library of Sweet Water High School. The class had a great time visiting with each other and later enjoyed the homecoming game. More...

Photos

Marengo County High School homecoming court pictured above (in no certain order) are: Tamneshia Pritchett - Miss 3A, Kadijah Crispin - Miss 1B, Chrishuna Dozier - Miss 3B, TaLaycia Lockett - Miss 1A, Kahlisha Pritchett - Miss 4A, Tobrasia Johnson - M More...

ASCC students read at elementary school

'ASCC Cares' based on 'NBA Cares' initiative

MONROEVILLE - The Phi Upsilon Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Alabama Southern Community College along with the men's and women's basketball teams joined up to read to young children at Monroeville Elementary School on Oct. 14. More...

For The Record

OBITUARIES

Loyal Jackson "L.J." Smith Jr. Loyal Jackson "L.J." Smith Jr., 93, of Thomasville, died Sunday, October 19, 2008, at Baptist Medical Center - Princeton in Birmingham. Mr. Smith was born July 4, 1915, in Pleasant Hill. More...

Clarke County Sheriffs report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail the past week include: Caleb Jay Morgan, 22, probation violation, $30,000 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff's Dept. More...

TPD report

The Thomasville Police Department filed the following misdemeanor charges last week: Wesley Blankenship - criminal mischief, John PatrickWeatherly - unlawful possession of marijuana, Lorenzo Waters - simple assault, Christopher E. More...

Set your clocks back one hour Sunday

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Day, Allen clash over guidelines

Thomasville council member Charles Allen again voiced his concerns over actions led by Mayor Sheldon Day at Monday night's council meeting. More...

New doctor has area ties

The Southwest Alabama Medical Center welcomed its newest doctor to Thomasville this week. Dr. Linda Davenport is a family physician who practices the full scope of family medicine except for obstetrics. Dr. More...

Rural hospital survey being conducted

Bryan W. Whitfield Memorial Hospital in Demopolis, was recently selected to receive services through the Rural Hospital Performance Improvement Project, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. More...

Editorials

Rights and wrongs

OUR VIEW

When Thomasville council member Charles Allen expresses his disagreements with Thomasville Mayor Sheldon Day, he can at times do it indirectly. More...

Tired of Daylight Saving Time

From the Editor's Desk

I'm changing my tune this year. For about as long as I can remember, I've thought the whole Daylight Saving Time thing was silly. More...

Alabama likely to stay republican

Aweek out it is certain that Alabama will remain a solid red state on the electoral map. However when you look at the polls it appears that Sen. Barack Obama has a solid national lead in the presidential race. Sen. More...

Religion

CHURCH CALENDAR

Pre-election community prayer meeting A number of churches in the Camden-Wilcox area will join in a special prayer meeting on the even of the general election, at 7 pm., Monday, Nov. 3, at Camden Baptist Church. More...

Believe and be baptized

Spiritual Reflections

Sunday Peggy and I, along with our young friend, Gloria, went to the village of Terikpaa to worship at Shalom Baptist Church. Gloria is the wife of Joseph, who we call our adopted "Ghanaian" son. More...

Sports

Turnovers trip up Tigers

The Thomasville Tigers were defeated 57 - 36 by the Jackson Aggies this past Friday, October 24, in their annual match-up, played this year at D. F. Anderson Field in Thomasville. More...

Sweet Water clinches Region 1 title

The Sweet Water Bulldogs rolled up 386 yards of offense while holding the J. U. Blacksher Bulldogs to only 86 total yards in their 40 - 0 win over their guest this past Friday, October 24. More...

Old school in a new era

Taking Names and Keeping Score

Just as there is in almost every area of life, there are definitely differing opinions about how the sports we all love should be played. Most of the difference can be directly attributed to the respective ages of those who are offering an opinion. More...


Poll

Do you think the grand jury in Ferguson, Mo. made the correct decision?