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January 8, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Police charge T'ville boy with sexual asault

The Thomasville Police Department arrested and charged a 15 year old Thomasville youth with sexual assault Dec. 30. According to lawmen, the boy lured the six year old girl into a shed on Moore Street on Dec. More...

Gaines McCorquodale tapped to replace Baxter

Governor Bob Riley has appointed Jackson attorney Gaines C. McCorquodale to the position of Circuit Judge of the First Judicial Circuit. The First Judicial Circuit covers Clarke, Choctaw, and Washington counties. More...

Alabama renewable energy initiative for 2025 launched

Supporters of Alabama's agriculture, forestry and renewable energy sectors recently made official the formation of the Alabama 25 X '25 State Alliance, a new coalition aiming to ensure that 25 percent of the nation's energy production is derived fr More...

Special Sections

Editorials

Work to prevent house fires

OUR VIEW

Forecasts show colder weather is again right around the corner, which means the chance of a house fire increases. A house fire is undoubtedly a tragic a traumatic event for an entire family. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

All too current events

From the Editor's Desk

Ol' Barack Obama can't catch a break. He's not even the president yet and people are already booing his proposed stimulus plan. And this is coming from places that were very sympathetic to the Obama campaign during the election. More...

Religion

God will seek you whether or not you seek Him

Spiritual Reflections

In Northern Ghana, the waters of the White Volta and the Black Volta form one river, and flow all the way to the Gulf of Guinea, the waterway to the Atlantic Ocean, which lies on the Southern shore of Ghana. More...

Christmas gifts for LIFE Tech

Churches prepare 231 gift bags for residents at facility in Thomasville

Members of three churches - New Hope No. 1 Baptist Church, Thomasville Church of God in Christ and Williams Temple CME Church - prepared 231 gift bags for the men at LIFE Tech center in Thomasville. This project was spearheaded by New Hope No. More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Benefit singing A benefit program for Bro. Ken Howard, lead singer of the Howard Brothers, will be held at 6 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 17, at Rockbabylon Baptist Church. Speaker will be the Rev. S.L. Hives with guest choir the S.L. Hives Chorus. More...

For The Record

OBITUARIES

Penn George F. Penn, 61, died Monday, January 5, 2009 at his home in Mobile. Mr. Penn was a native of Lower Peachtree. The funeral will be held at 12 noon, Saturday, Jan. 10 at Spencer Chapel AME Church in Fulton. More...

MLK program, march set in T'ville

The Dravitan Civic Club will celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King's dream Monday, Jan. 19, beginning at the Johnson Shopping Center at 9:30 a.m., followed with a commemorative march to the Church of God in Christ of Thomasville. More...

Marriage license applications

Stephen Paul Walters, to Patricia Darleene Sims; Albert Vaughn Kennedy, to Janice Denise Thomas; Romallis Cortez Dickinson, to Jessica Rene' Burton; Stuart Mickeal Lee, to Kimberly Ann Law; Levohn Watson, to Quantina Washington; Clark Raoul Watson, More...

Teens go on shooting rampage

More than a dozen youths from Thomasville and Clarke County were arrested after going on a shooting spree in and around Dixons Mills just after Christmas. More...

Job fair is today at civic center

Coastal Gateway Regional Economic Development Authority is sponsoring Regional Job Fairs in partnership with Remington College and its Mobile campus. More...

It's what you don't see

PHOTO BY ARTHUR MCLEAN Heavy fog blanketed Thomasville Monday morning and through most of the day. The thick mist and cloudy skies obscured vision for motorists making their way through town. More...

Tipsey tractor

PHOTO BY ARTHUR MCLEAN A tractor tipped over and off its trailer Monday in Thomasville, blocking Hwy. 154 for a while until it could be loaded back onto its trailer. More...

Stimulus check not taxable

The Internal Revenue Service today moved to stop confusion about the taxability of Economic Stimulus Payments received by many taxpayers in 2008. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

CCHS class of 73 The Clarke County High School class of 1973 will meet at 4 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 10, at Grove Hill City hall. For more information call Carolyn J. Pugh at 334-636- 9595 or Emma S. Bettis at 33-636-9294. More...

People

New chairs for nursing home

COURTESY PHOTO Diane Gatlin (standing center) was overwhelmed when she was presented a large check from the Southwest Alabama Medical Center Auxiliary to purchase chairs for Thomasville Nursing Home's new dining room. More...

Morgan named Assistant D.A.

Spence Walker recently appointed Jackson Attorney, J.R. Morgan as the Chief Assistant District Attorney for the First Judicial Circuit. More...

Hayden Dunn's buck

Hayden Dunn, son of Joe Allen Dunn of Thomasville, landed this 8-point buck on Dec. 29 in Bashi. The deer weighed in at 200 lbs. Hayden is 9 years old and is in the fourth grade at Thomasville Elementary School. More...

School

Healthcare scholarship deadline approaching

The Bryan Whitfield Memorial Hospital Auxiliary is now accepting applications for scholarships for those pursuing a career in healthcare. More...

No bones about it

Third grade students at Thomasville Elementary School have enjoyed learning about the skeletal system through Alabama Math, Science, Technology Initiative (AMSTI). Local chiropractor, Dr. More...

It's cookie time again!

Three of Thomasville's Girl Scout Troops, along with Girl Scouts from across the nation, will begin selling cookie this Friday, Jan. 9 and continue through March 8. More...

Sports

SPORTS QUIZ

1. Who was the first pitcher to win a Cy Young Award? 2. Four major-league players played in all four decades from the 1970s to the 2000s. Name two. 3. More...

Opening doors

Taking Names and Keeping Score

It's hard to believe but when this year's annual Thomasville Winter Baseball Clinic is held on Saturday, January 17, it will mark the twentieth consecutive year that the event has taken place here in our fair city. More...

Lady Tigers improve to 8-2

The Thomasville High School Lady Tiger basketball team picked up two wins in the annual Clarke County High School Christmas Tournament but then dropped two regular season games at home during the School's holiday break. More...