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November 20, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Landmark lost

PHOTO BY ARTHUR MCLEAN When the fire above claimed a building on Glover Road Oct. 30, the tiny community of Glover lost a once-popular landmark. Read the story of this place on Page 7. More...

Glover landmark is gone

Fire claims once-popular hub of forgotten part of Clarke County

The old mercantile store and post office located in the Glover community burned on Thursday, Oct. 31. My uncle, James Herbert Brasell, was the last proprietor and postmaster of the oncepopular hub in this now forgotten part of Clarke County. More...

Special Sections

Editorials

Paulson: no bailout for you

OUR VIEW

They say the wood products industry is the last to feel the effects of a recession and the first to feel the effects of a recovery. If it's really true, that bodes well for our area. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

All those tough choices

From the Editor's Desk

Having trouble comparing electronic gadgets this Christmas? You're not alone according to recent studies, and worse, relying on specs may not be helping you make the best choice. More...

Religion

Don't live in Satan's darkness

Spiritual Reflections

Four of us went to the East Volta Region of Ghana to work for five days among the Ewe people who follow the beliefs of the African Traditional Religion. They worship idols at shrines, and offer animal sacrifices. More...

Banquet held for Salvation Army volunteers

The Salvation Army advisory board hosted an appreciation banquet at Thomasville Baptist Church, Nov. More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Fall festival Thomasville United Methodist Church will hold its fall festival from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the church fellowship hall. Available for sale will be homemade baked goods, candies, freezer items, misc. items, jellies and pickles. More...

Sports

Tigers can't hold on against JHS

The Thomasville Tigers saw their 2008 football season and dreams of a 4A State Championship come to an end this past Friday, November 14, when they lost their second round playoff match-up with the Jackson Aggies 17 - 14. More...

Bulldogs advance past McIntosh 48-0

The Sweet Water Bulldogs made it a two game sweep over the McIntosh Blue Demons this past Friday, November 14, when they defeated their guests 48 - 0 in the second round of the AHSAA State Playoffs. More...

No idle time

Taking Names and Keeping Score

Iwas reminded this week of days long since passed when I was a high school athlete trying to play every sport I could. More...

L-P asks for more time to start up plant

Officials with Louisiana- Pacific met with county commissioners and economic development officials late last week to discuss the situation with L-P's Clarke County OSB mill located just south of Thomasville. More...

Thomasville businessman Overstreet passes at 89

Hardworking, quiet, frugal, generous. These were some of the words family and friends used to describe longtime businessman Johnnie Floyd Overstreet. Overstreet passed away this week at the age of 89. More...

Grove Hill man charged with soliciting a minor

A 31-year-old Grove Hill man has been charged with soliciting a minor via a computer as well as rape and sodomy charges after a 14- year-old Mobile girl was reported missing Nov. 7. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Coat collection Brownie Troop 8557 is collecting clean, reusable coats and jackets to assist the One Warm Coat community service effort. Coats of all shapes and sizes are welcome and children's sizes are most needed. More...

People

T'ville Chamber members to hold open house Nov. 23

The Southwest Alabama Chamber of Commerce encourages residents of the Thomasville area to shop this weekend in Thomasville. A number of chamber members will be open for business Sunday, Nov. 23. More...

Home Healthcare month

Thomasville Mayor Sheldon Day (seated) signs a proclamation recognizing Home Health Care Month in November at Amedisys Home Healthcare. PIctured with Day (from left): Allison Akridge, Deborah Hill, Rusty Gates and Dale Squires. More...

Clark, White to wed

Mr. and Mrs. H.P. Clark of Millbrook announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Judith Dianne Clark of Thomasville to Johnny Alan White of Ider, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne White of Flat Rock. More...

School

Afterschool group visits Rural Heritage Center

The third grade students from Sweet Water High School's afterschool program entitled "The Link" recently visited Thomaston's Rural Heritage Center. More...

Boys and Girls Club receives donation

PHOTO BY ARTHUR MCLEAN Phil Hepburn, district manager for Payless Shoe Source, Dana Nelson, Payless Thomasville store manager present a $500 donation to the Thomasville Boys and Girls Club. More...

MIS announces honor students

Monroe Intermediate School in Lower Peach Tree has announced the names of those students earning placement on the second six-weeks honor rolls. The following students are included. More...

For The Record

OBITUARIES

Anderson Sarah Poole Anderson, 82, of Jackson, died Sunday, November 16, 2008. Mrs. Anderson was born Aug. 2, 1926. She was a native of Itta Bena, Miss. She was a homemaker and was a member of Union Baptist Church. More...

Marriage license applications

Willie Richardson Sr., to Chenelly M. Tate; John Walter McIntyre Jr., to Christina Ann Bridges; James Clayton Bradford, to Rachel Louise Simmons; Johnathan Eugene Tucker, to Michelle Lynette Moree-Gregson. More...

Property deeds listed Dated Nov. 06-12

Melvin W. Joiner, to Henry O. Newburn Jr. William R. Ginn Jr., to Tommy Ray Rester. Howard D. Few, to Howard D. Few. Howard D. Few, to Howard D. Few. Travelers Bank and Trust, to John D. Hunt. Gloria R. Martin, to Gloria R. Martin. More...