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December 24, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

New tower goes up in Wilcox County

Southern LINC phones, the popular push to talk phones in this part of the world just got a little better coverage in north Clarke County, and southern Wilcox County. More...

Dec. 31 is deadline for property taxes

Clarke County Revenue Commissioner Chris Beverly reminds property owners that Dec. 31, 2008 is the deadline to pay ad valorem taxes. You may avoid the lines at the courthouse if you pay by mail. More...

Special Sections

Editorials

Don't mix drinking and driving

OUR VIEW

In December of 2006, 1,076 people were killed in traffic crashes that involved at least one driver or motorcyclists with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher, according to the National Highway Transportations Safety Administration. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

A very different Christmas

From the Editor's Desk

This Christmas will be a very different one from any of the others I've experienced. As I write this, I'm living in a home that's not some rental, destined to be abandoned as quickly as the next step up the career ladder becomes available. More...

Religion

Peace on Earth - 'Are you kidding?'

A Word from Scott

We live in a crazy world; a world where all sorts of sin and twisted thinking is acceptable. More...

Christ loved me when I was unloveable

Spiritual Reflections

Idid not have a happy childhood. My daddy could be, and often was, very harsh. My mother and my grandmothers did the best they could to make up for it, but I wanted my daddy's approval, and never got it growing up. More...

Missionaries - past and present

Allen and Laurelle Stoudenmire (far left and far right), retired missionaries to Guatemala, enjoy soup and chili at Thomasville Baptist Church fellowship supper recently with Pat and Peggy Ozment (center) who are missionaries to Ghana home on v More...

For The Record

Marriage license applications

Marriage license applications are just that—applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. More...

Property deeds listed Dated Dec. 11-17

Gray Family Lease, Inc., to Brenda Gray Jacklin. Willie Young Jr., to Raven Allen. Marty Joe Gwin, to Casey R. Powell. John L. Williams, to Viola Thomas. Viola Thomas, to Girard D. Armstead. More...

OBITUARIES

Mary Belle Anderson Mary Belle Anderson, age 89, of Thomasville died Sunday, December 21, 2008, at the Mobile Infirmary. She was born October 15, 1919 in Tacoma, Ohio. More...

Christmas in lights

Above: Danny and Jan D'Andrea's home in Thomasville won the Southwest Alabama Chamber of Commerce's top prize in the creative category in the chamber's annual Christmas decorating contest. More...

School board gets budget report

Though they had already heard the news, the report from superintendent Vic Adkison to the Thomasville City school board was still grim. Adkison reported to the board just what the state's deep cuts in funding meant for the school system. More...

Boise resumes fourth shift on stronger demand

With all the bad economic news going around, here's a bit of good news: Jackson Operations Manager Rick Grant announced last week, "Strengthening demand and lower input costs have enabled Boise Inc.'s Jackson operation to resume a fourth shift on More...

Guy succumbs to his injuries

Calvin Guy of Coffeeville died late Monday afternoon in the USA Medical Center in Mobile where he had been hospitalized since he was burned Nov. 25. More...

Heating help available from Community Action

The Community Action Agency of Baldwin, Escambia, Clarke, Monroe, and Conecuh Counties are processing application to assist low-income families with their heating bill. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Story hour openings The Thomasville Public Library has openings for story hour. Come by the library to register your child or call 334- 636-5343. Story hour for threeyear olds (Reading Bees) is every Thursday from 10 a.m. More...

People

Photo

School superintendent Vic Adkison presents former board member Karen Bradford with a plaque thanking her for her service to the school system. More...

Cartoons

-By Phillip Barnes More...

Pugh sworn as education superintendent

PHOTO BY JIM COX Woodie Pugh was sworn in as Clarke County Superintendent of Education in a ceremonial program Friday at the Clarke County Courthouse. His term begins Jan. 1 when he succeeds Gerald Stephens. More...

School

TES students make Christmas cards

Ellen Gates' kindergarten class at Thomasville Elementary made Christmas cards to be delivered to AseraCare patients in Clarke, Washington and Choctaw counties last week. More...

ASCC holds graduation for practical nursing students

Alabama Southern Community College recently honored students in the Practical Nursing (LPN) department with a pinning ceremony. Dr. Matt Moore, Alabama Southern Thomasville Campus Director, was the guest speaker for the event. More...

Sports

Lady Tigers sweep Choctaw County

The Thomasville High School Lady Tiger basketball team completed a sweep over the Ladies of Choctaw County on Tuesday, December 16 when they defeated the Lady Tigers of Choctaw County 57 - 28. More...

By his side again

Taking Names and Keeping Score

As many of you may know by now my mother went to be with the Lord this past Sunday, December 21, around 4:00 PM. More...

Local players chosen for all-state honors

In many years, the Alabama Sports Writers Association's Super 12 football team is made up of big-ticket recruits from larger schools. This season, smaller is the new larger. Led by Mr. More...