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November 27, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

L-P may close, but $25 tag fee likely here to stay

Louisiana-Pacific's 138 employees received notice this month that they will likely be terminated within 60 days. The notice is required by federal law of employers of a certain size. L-P meets those qualifications. More...

Special Sections

Editorials

Correction

In the caption to the Veteran's Day Banquet in the Nov. 13 newspaper, we inadvertantly left out Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. as one of the sponsors. We apologize for the error. More...

Counting our blessings

OUR VIEW

It's Thanksgiving. What do we have to be thankful for? Here's a short list. New small businesses in town and expanding local businesses. A sense of community pride. A good school system. A low crime rate. High-quality youth sports programs. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Religion

Thanksgiving's top 10

Spiritual Reflections

Ihope you are reading this the week of Thanksgiving. It has always been my favorite holiday next to Christmas, and my favorite non-religious holiday of all. More...

Christmas shoeboxes full of gifts

The youth of Grove Hill Methodist Protestant Church prepared Christmas Shoe Boxes for the annual Samaritan's Purse Christmas Shoe Box Outreach. More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Thanksgiving Day service A Camden native who was part of a team of international scientists awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize in Science in Oslo, Norway, will be the speaker at the Thanksgiving Day service at 10 a.m., Nov. More...

Sports

Beyond the sidelines 2008

We intensely watch and cheer our players on the field every week, but there are many others who have a role to play in making a Thomasville High School football game the special event it is. Here are a few of those faces. More...

Thanksgiving Traditions

Taking Names and Keeping Score

As I have told many of you, either in a previous Thanksgiving week column or in personal conversations, Thanksgiving is probably my favorite of all the holidays we traditionally celebrate. More...

Bulldogs banish Brantley

The Sweet Water Bulldogs moved one step closer to a return trip to the Super Six Championships when they defeated the Brantley Bulldogs 47 - 7 this past Friday, November 21. More...

State budget woes hitting local schools

With the state's financial woes worsening, school systems across the state are starting to feel the pinch. The state has had to delay paying some of its funds to schools. More...

Getting in the spirit

PHOTO BY ARTHUR MCLEAN Wayne Davis (in bucket) and Willie James Hawthorne "Smokey" put up Christmas lights along Hwy. 43 in Thomasville. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Holiday cookbooks The Alabama Cooperative Extension System has the 2008 Holiday Cookbooks available and may be picked up at 120 Court Street in Grove Hill. For more information call Jennifer Johnson at 251-275-3121. More...

People

Strickland helps cancer patients

Pat Strickland underwent a double mastectomy and hysterectomy just to hope to survive the cancer that threatened to kill her and had already claimed the lives of her family members. More...

Commission approves gas station

The Clarke County Commission Tuesday approved the creation of a central fueling station for county vehicles despite opposition from the senior commissioner. More...

State unemployment lowest in south

The monthly unemployment report released this week shows Alabama's jobless rate is the lowest among neighboring southern states. Alabama's unemployment rate for October is 5. More...

School

'The Link' visits battleship

Students from Sweet Water High School's afterschool program entitled "The Link" made a trip to Mobile to see the U.S.S. Battleship Alabama. The students had a great time touring the ship and submarine. More...

Scouting out the library's treasures

The Scouts in Pack 414 spent time touring the library on Thursday, Oct. 29. The group got a tour of the stacks, the circulation desk, and the behind the scene rooms at the library. More...

Winning essay written about great-grandmother

Kristeonna Denish, a sixth grade student at F.S. Ervin Elementary School was one of the 2009 Alabama Gerontological Society essay winners. More...

For The Record

OBITUARIES

Death notices Burroughs Alisa Burroughs of Whatley died Sunday, November 23, 2008, at her home in Whatley. Funeral arrangements are incomplete, but will be handled by Reese Funeral Home in Thomasville. More...

Marriage license applications

Michael Lee Morgan, to Delilah Ann Harris; Johnyell Quntae Rodgers, to Sophlia Leeann McDonald; Andrew Donelle Givens, to Sharita Michelle Scott; Alvin Wayne Rivers, to Sarah Kathryn Abel; Jermaine Lionel Gailes, to Amanda Nicole McDaniel; William More...

Property deeds listed

Dated Nov. 12-21 Dwight Harrigan Family Trust of 1973, to Dwight Harrigan Family Trust of 1973. The Harrigan Timberlands Limited Partnership, to Dwight Harrigan Family Trust of 1973. William Curtis Fowler, to William S. Fowler. More...


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