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December 11, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

T'ville VFW post honors last POW

The Thomasville VFW post 5106 Ladies Auxiliary honored John Calhoun of Grove Hill Saturday night. Calhoun is believed to be the last Clarke County survivor of prisoner of war camps from World War II. Calhoun was born Nov. More...

Man wanted for Miami, Fla. murder arrested in Pine Hill

On Wednesday, Dec. 3, the U.S. Marshal's Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force, the Clarke County Sheriff's Department, and the Pine Hill Police Department received information that Lawrence Johnson of Miami, Fla. More...

Special Sections

Editorials

Come on out for the stroll

OUR VIEW

Sometimes things take on a life of their own. The downtown stroll, originally intended to draw more customers to downtown businesses, has morphed into a small-town Christmas event that's bigger now than the sum of its parts. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Standardize coach searches

From the Editor's Desk

Should the NCAA institute a standard procedure for schools to conduct coaching searches? The circuses of the past couple of years make me think maybe so. More...

Religion

Get properly connected

Spiritual Reflections

It amazes me that haircuts can be such a problem for someone who is going bald. I never paid much attention to my hair until most of it was gone. More...

Christmas programs presented

The children's preschool choir (above) and the children's praise choir (below) at Thomasville Baptist Church presented their programs Sunday evening, Dec. 7. More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Christmas service The annual Christmas candlelight service Lower Peach Tree United Methodist Church will be held at 4 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 14. Rev. James McCrory is the pastor. Refreshments will be served afterwards. Everyone is invited to attend. More...

Sports

'Sweet' three-peat

Sweet Water Bulldogs win third straight 1A state championship

Can you say three-peat? For the majority of the football teams in Alabama the answer to that question would be a simple no. More...

Moseley wins 2A back of year from sports writers

When Leroy quarterback Clint Moseley walked off the Legion Field turf on Saturday morning after the Class 2A championship, not only did he have three straight titles. More...

Tim Tebow and the Bronk

Taking Names and Keeping Score

For weeks, months and most likely the past three years sports writers and commentators have joined college football fans all across the country in amazement at the feats being accomplished by University of Florida quarterback Tim Tebow. More...

Thomasville doctor Henry dies at 87

Dr. Margaret Henry, respected former Thomasville doctor and private philanthropist died Saturday at Thomasville Nursing Home. Margaret Henry made her way to Thomasville in 1949 to visit Huntingdon College friend Kathryn Tucker. More...

Stroll also offers a chance to help those in need

"Christmas is in the air," said Chamber director Marlo Anderson. Downtown Thomasville will come alive tonight in the cool night air as the Christmas time downtown stroll fills the streets with sights and sounds of Christmas. More...

Band asks for uniform help

The City of Thomasville offered to help but made no specific promises to leaders of the Thomasville High School band Monday night. More...

Pair of Clarke County robbery trials head to court

Jury trials were slated to begin on Monday, December 1, 2008 in two separate robberies that occurred in rural parts of the County. Winford "Danny" Kelsoe was charged with Robbery, first degree for the April 7, 2007 robbery of Mr. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Sunny South holiday memorial Sunny South United is offering for lease the memory/honor solar lights at Christmas and Easter. The lease fee pays for the light (or lights) to be placed in the village square on both occasions. More...

People

Johnson resigns from ASCC

As he begins his 20th year as President of Alabama Southern Community College, Dr. John A. Johnson has announced his intention to leave the college presidency at the end of the school year in June 2009. More...

Clarke County engineer Sam Noble retires

Clarke County Engineer Sam Noble is retiring at the end of the month. He submitted a letter informing county commissioners of his decision about a month ago but there has been no discussion of it. More...

Stephens honored at reception

PHOTO BY JIM COX Clarke County school board member Charlie Anderson speaks at a reception recognizing former school system superintendent Gerald Stephens for his contributions. More...

School

SWHS class of '61 reunites

Sweet Water High School class of 1961 held a reunion Oct. 25, at Gaston's Grill in Thomasville. Class members pictured above, front row, from left are: Pauline Glover Tyson, Sandra Hill Jirkal, Pat Etheredge Davis and Amanda Alderman Harris. More...

Gifted students attend performances

During the months of October and November, students who participate in the Gifted Program of Thomasville City Schools attended performances at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival in Montgomery. More...

Exams are next week

School News

Christmas break is getting near, and students are counting down the days! Seniors remember to pay your senior fee. This is due by Christmas break. Also, juniors and seniors should pay their prom fee of $50 by the December deadline. More...

For The Record

OBITUARIES

Henry Dr. Margaret Lee Jones Henry, 87, of Jackson, died Saturday, December 6, 2008, at Thomasville Nursing Home. Dr. Henry, a former resident of Thomasville, was born Monday, May 9, 1921, in Montgomery. More...

Marriage license applications

Charles Austin Tucker Jr., to Rachel Henson Gates. Marriage license applications are just that—applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. More...

Property deeds listed

Dated Nov. 01-03 Michael Houseman, to Gwendolyn Wheeler. GE Capital Small Business Finance Corporation, to BLL Holdings, LLC. Lena Jowers, to Lena Jowers. Benjamin W. Dunn, to Timothy Watson Adams. More...