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January 15, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Job fair draws hundreds

Officials estimated that as many as 500 people attended a job fair held at the Thomasville Civic Center last week. The job fair was organized by Coastal Gateway Economic Development and Remington College out of Mobile. More...

Clarke Commissioners not happy with Sheriff

Clarke County Commissioners expressed displeasure Tuesday with Sheriff Bobby Moore hiring a deputy without the proper paperwork being completed and for purchasing two new patrol cars without a purchase order. More...

Special Sections

Editorials

Closing a sign of the times

OUR VIEW

Heard enough about Main Street and Wall Street and the great worldwide economic collapse? So have we. Unfortunately, we don't see that talk going away any time soon. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Stupid caught on tape

From the Editor's Desk

After having watched a video compilation of many of the popular video clips that have circulated the internet over the past couple of years, I've come to one glaring, inescapable conclusion. Humanity is stupid. More...

Religion

It is foolish to take critical things for granted

Spiritual Reflections

For the last two weeks we have not had much water in our pipes. One morning we got up and there was no water. The toilet would not flush. The faucets were dry. The showerhead mocked me. No one warned us. No one told us why it happened. More...

Senior Bowl players to attend FCA rally

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) annual Chick-fil-A Senior Bowl Rally will feature pastor and national FCA speaker, Scott Pilkington, testimonies from 2009 Senior Bowl players and a guest appearance by the Jonathan and Lisa Moore Band. 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

Marriage license applications

Adam Michael Jackson, to Hannah Lee Sullivan. Marriage license applications are just that—applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. More...

Property deeds listed

Dated Jan. 5-7 James H. Grayson, to Ernest F. Ladd III. Raymond A. Criswell, to Joseph W. Carpenter. Mildred Davis, to Annette Davis. Citicorp Trust Bank, FSB, to Larry Knight. Timothy Blackmon, to Merchants Bank. More...

OBITUARIES

Watkins SFC Michael Charles Watkins III, 37, died on January 4, 2009. SFC Watkins was born on Nov. 5, 1971 in Thomasville, to Michael and Thelma (Cowan) Watkins. He joined the U.S. Army in September 1990 and currently was ranked an E7. More...

State Sen. Pat Lindsey dies

Sen. W.H. "Pat" Lindsey, D-Butler, was found dead Sunday while on a hunting trip. He was 72 years old and served seven terms in the state legislature. More...

Mother disputes report of arrests

The mother of one of the teens arrested by Marengo County Sheriff's deputies after Christmas, disputed the reports that appeared in area newspapers and ran on area radio stations last week. More...

MLK Day services on tap

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. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Flu shot clinic The Clarke County Health Department, 22600 Highway 84 in Grove Hill, will hold a flu shot clinic for ages 18 and older from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Jan. 16 for a fee of $15. Medicare and Medicaid will be billed for eligible patients. More...

People

T'ville mayor Cuba bound

Thomasville Mayor Sheldon Day told council members Monday night that he will be part of a delegation leaving soon for an Alabama Department of Agriculturesponsored trip to Cuba to look for new export business. More...

Granddaughter of former Congressman to hold book signing

Grace Boykin, granddaughter of the late Frank W. Boykin, the well-known businessman and congressman who represented Alabama's first congressional district from 1935-1963, will be signing copies of her new book at a local business this month. More...

Newest Pink Lady

The Southwest Alabama Medical Center Auxiliary met at 10 a.m., Jan. 6, at The Hill House in Thomasville. Janet Glass Anderson joined the auxiliary after retiring last spring from a teaching position with the Thomasville City School. More...

School

Lesson in cultural differences

The kindergarten-fourth grade story hour at the Thomasville Public Library has been learning about different countries. Mr. More...

FCCLA is selling Stanley products

School News

The holidays are officially over, and everyone is getting back into the school routine. New classes mean new class fees, so students remember to pay your fees as soon as possible. Prom fees are now $75. See Mrs. Pitts to pay your money. More...

Sports

Twentieth annual winter baseball clinic is Saturday

The Twentieth annual Thomasville Winter Baseball Clinic is scheduled for this Saturday, January 17, with registration beginning at 8:00 AM at Thomasville High School and the clinic instruction beginning at 9:00 AM. More...

Lady Tigers down CCHS

The Thomasville High School Lady Tigers took the sixteen mile ride to Grove Hill this past Friday, January 9, and came away with a 45 - 37 win over their arch rival. More...

Local football players make Register's all-region team

The Sweet Water Bulldogs and Thomasville Tigers both placed players on the recently announced Mobile Press- Register All - Region Football Teams. More...