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January 1, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Job fair coming to Thomasville

A regional economic job fair co-sponsored by Coastal Gateway Regional Economic Development Authority (CGEDA) and Remington College in Mobile will be held Thursday, Jan. 8 in Thomasville at the Civic Center. More...

T'ville native holds suspect at gunpoint

A Thomasville native made news in North Carolina this week. Tate Davis Sr. a native of Thomasville, now living in Charlotte, N.C. held a shooting suspect at gunpoint in his family's garage until police were able to arrest the man. More...

Poarch Creek Indian hotel-casino opening

Alabama's only deluxe resort, Wind Creek Casino and Hotel in Atmore, will officially open for business Tuesday, Jan. 6. Owned and operated by the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, Wind Creek is located half-way between Mobile and Pensacola, Fla. More...

Special Sections

Editorials

Time for the annual list story

From the Editor's Desk

It's the beginning of a new year already. 2008, we hardly knew ye. And while it could just be my life that seems to be ultra fast forward, it seems like there was even less time than usual between Christmas and Jan. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Carbon credits a new option for timber

Not many forest landowners in our area are aware that they can make money from the process of their forested land taking carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere and storing carbon in their trees. More...

Religion

CHURCH CALENDAR

New Year's Eve singing Good Hope Baptist Church, on Highway 17 between Grove Hill and Chilton, will hold a New Year's Eve singing beginning at 7 p.m. Featured will be The Revelators and other local talent. More...

Think about what life would be like without Jesus

Spiritual Reflections

In Northern Ghana, where we live, rain in the dry season is as rare as "hen's teeth." November through February there is absolutely no rain. Everything turns brown, and many of the trees lose their foliage. More...

Sports

Winter baseball clinic set for Jan. 17

Organizers for the annual Thomasville Winter Baseball Clinic are hard at work setting up the 2009 edition which is planned for Saturday, January 17. It will mark the twentieth straight year that this event has been held in Thomasville. More...

Winning in a loss

Taking Names and Keeping Score

In this win at all cost society we live in now it seems almost radical to suggest that sometimes in the midst of losing we can be winners. More...

Lady Tigers win county tourney

The Thomasville High School Lady Tigers defeated the Jackson Lady Aggies 47-34 in the championship game of the Clarke County tournament last week to clinch the tournament title. More...

Scammers hit Thomasville area looking for bank info

Scammers hit the Thomasville area Sunday trying to get bank information from people by phone. More...

Judge Baxter retiring

Presiding Circuit Judge Thomas "Tom" Baxter will retire Jan. 2, creating yet another vacancy in the First Judicial Circuit of Choctaw, Clarke and Washington counties for Gov. Bob Riley to fill by appointment. More...

Former THS teacher Henson dead at 30

Stacy Henson, a former Thomasville High School teacher and recipient of a kidney transplant, died at her home on Christmas day. More...

Mobile to light giant MoonPie to ring in 2009

Fireworks, music and fun are usually found at most cities' New Year's Eve celebrations. This year Mobile will take their celebration to a new level with the addition of a 600-lb electronic MoonPie, a treat synonymous to the city's Carnival season. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Alzheimer's support group Alzheimer's Support / Caregivers Support Group meeting, sponsored by Southern Oaks, will be held at 1 p.m., Jan. 6, in the conference room at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital, 295 South Jackson Street in Grove Hill. More...

People

Clarke farmers attend annual meeting

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Members of the Clarke County Farmers Federation attended the 87th annual meeting of the Alabama Farmers Federation Dec. 6-8 in Mobile. More...

Thomasville native authors book on financial planning

Thomasville native Kerri Leslie Pruitt has authored a new book, "My Affairs ... Step to Step Guide to Planning Your After Life in THIS Life!" The book stresses the importance of planning a family's financial health. More...

Lewises celebrate 70 years

The children of Lowell and Margaret Lewis will host a reception in honor of their parents' 70 years of marriage from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Jan. 3, at the Christian Life Center of Sweet Water Baptist Church in Sweet Water. More...

School

Pritchett graduates from University of Alabama

Whitney Mar'sha Pritchett graduated with a bachelor of science degree in early childhood education with a concentration in child development from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa on Saturday, Dec. 13. More...

Students make ornaments for patients

Tracy Amos' third grade students at Thomasville Elementary School made Christmas wreaths and ornaments that were delivered to AseraCare patients for the holidays. More...

Money tips given for college students

How to make it, use and save it

Learn how to budget. College students should have a budget and it's not a bad idea for high school students, either. A budget is nothing more than a tool for tracking the money you make compared with the money you spend. More...

For The Record

OBITUARIES

Anderson Mary Belle Anderson, 89, of Thomasville, died Sunday, December 21, 2008, at Mobile Infirmary. Mrs. Anderson was born Oct. 15, 1919 in Tacoma, Ohio. She was a retired schoolteacher and faithful member of Thomasville Baptist Church. More...

Clarke County Sheriff's report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Dec. 23 through 29 include: John Marion Jordan, 39, non-child support, $28,000 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff's Dept. More...


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