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December 4, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Mortgage help available for low income residents

The Thomasville Revitalization and Community Development Corporation will host an open house on Tuesday, Dec. 9, and the guest speaker will be Carolyn McMillan, area development specialist for the USDA rural development. More...

Grove hill council fills board seats

Grove Hill Mayor Jerry Newton announced appointments of council members to various responsibilities at Monday's council meeting as well as other boards that include citizens. More...

Burned Coffeeville man recovering in Mobile

Calvin Guy is doing better after suffering second degree burns to over 50 percent of his body last week. More...

Special Sections

People

Mann qualifies in PCA rodeo finals

Quintin Mann of Pine Hill qualified to ride in the Southern Rough Stock Rodeo Finals in Cleveland, Tenn on Nov. 7 and 8. More...

McKinney graduates Warrior Leader Course

Army National Guard Spec. Johnathan D. McKinney has completed the Warrior Leader Course at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo. The course is part of the Army's Noncommissioned Officer Education System. More...

CNAs recognized

The Alabama Tombigbee Area Agency recognized Certified Nursing Assistants in our region last Thursday at The Garden. Facilities were asked bring the CNA from each shift who had been employed the longest. More...

School

Mighty Marching Tiger Band brings home trophies

The Thomasville High School Mighty Marching Band traveled to Gordo on Nov. 1 for band competition. The band competed against six other bands in their class. More...

Career fair held at Alabama Southern

Alabama Southern Community College sponsored a technology and health career fair in Thomasville for all high school seniors in the surrounding area. Seniors from Amelia Love Johnson attended on Nov. 6. More...

Tis the season for final exams

School News

The holiday season is here, and Christmas is just around the corner. Along with lights and cards come final exams and term papers. I don't mean to "burst your bubble," as some would say, but please do be aware. More...

For The Record

Clarke County Sheriff's report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Nov. 25-Dec. 02 include: James Donald Howie, 18, minor in possession of alcohol, $500 bond, arrested by Thomasville Police Dept. More...

TPD report

The Thomasville Police charged Marcus Earl Watkins with possession of a controlled substance and probation violation on warrants from the ABC and Clarke County. More...

Christmas parade to roll on Saturday

The Thomasville Christmas parade will be the big finale to a slate of Christmas parades this week, starting with Grove Hill's on Thursday, followed by Jackson's Christmas parade on Friday. More...

Downtown stroll next Thursday

Downtown Thomasville will come alive next Thursday night in the cool night air as the Christmastime downtown stroll fills the streets with sights and sounds of Christmas. More...

A star is born

Just in time for Christmas, Bonnie Gibson captured a photo of jet contrails making a star pattern high above Thomasville this week. More...

Gee's Bend quilt mural trail opens

Community of Gees Bend, ALA-TOM RC&D Council, the Wilcox County Commission and Southwest Alabama Tourism hosted the Grand Opening of the Gees Bend Quilt Mural Trail on Saturday November 29. More...

Fundraisers for Norris and Windham families

The Southwest Alabama Medical Center is having some fundraisers for Ella Norris and the Windham family. More...

Editorials

Plenty of reasons to shop locally

OUR VIEW

As Christmas Day draws ever closer, we could all use a little reminder to try to shop locally. More...

Not really working for a dollar

From the Editor's Desk

If watching the economic apocalypse unfold before my eyes weren't so sad, parts of it would surely have to be funny. There have certainly been some absurd events within it. More...

Political Cartoon

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Religion

Give up to God and persevere

Spiritual Reflections

This past week we were at the West Africa Team's annual conference. The theme was "Perseverance." Several of us were asked to give a testimony about perseverance in our life. More...

Contemporary Christian artists come to T'ville Civic Center

Nationally renowned Contemporary Christian music artist, Todd Agnew along with Anthony Evans and female trio Kimber Rising will be at the Bedsole Auditorium at Thomasville Civic Center on Front Street this Saturday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Children's choir Thomasville Baptist Church children's praise choir will present its Christmas program "The Christmas County Spelling Bee" at 6 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 7, in the fellowship center. More...

Sports

Bulldogs are Birmingham bound

The Sweet Water Bulldogs punched their ticket to the big dance again last Friday, Nov. 28, when they beat the previously undefeated Linden Patriots 34 - 7 in the Southern semi-final round of the AHSAA State Playoffs. More...

The "Cheese heads" have it

Taking Names and Keeping Score

For years now I have been amused by the number of sports fans that lay claim to being part of the greatest fan base in the world. More...

TMS boys finish undefeated

The Thomasville Middle School boys' basketball team concluded their 2008 season a day earlier than expected last week when they defeated the Demopolis Middle School boys 43 - 40 in a road game played on Monday, November 24. More...