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February 5, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Roberts takes helm at TES

Officials moved quickly to hire an interim principal for Thomasville Elementary School. One week after former principal Adam Sealy announced his resignation, Wanda Roberts, More...

Counterfeit bills seized

Thomasville police apprehended an alleged counterfeiter in Thomasville last week. Thomasville police say they received a call from the loal Hibbett's store of a man who had tried to purchase a pair of shoes with cash. More...

Conner family recalls memories of inauguration week

From the very moment President Obama finished his acceptance speech on Nov. 4, 2008, Anne R. Conner knew that she was going to be at the inauguration with or without us. Once we all jumped on board we began to look at logistics. More...

Special Sections

Editorials

Madison sets good example

OUR VIEW

Congratulations to Anthony Madison, the first person from Thomasville to win a Super Bowl. Madison started the game on special teams, contributing to the Pittsburgh Steelers' win Sunday night. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

CEOs bad, newspapers good

From the Editor's Desk

Iusually like to write about the commercials that appeared during the Super Bowl broadcast around this time of year, but to be honest, most were so boring and forgettable, I'm not going to bother this year. More...

School

THS celebrates Career Tech Month

School News

Students and faculty in the Thomasville High School programs will celebrate Alabama Career and Technical Education Month Feb. 1-28. One of the special activities planned is Career Awareness Week, which will be Feb. 9-13 in all city schools. More...

Career Tech Week proclaimed

Monday, Jan. 26, Carli Ludlow, president of the Future Business Leaders of America for the Thomasville High School chapter, attended the Thomasville Town Council meeting and presented Mayor Sheldon Day with a proclamation. More...

Home Builders scholarship deadline is March 15

Students wishing to study the building trades are invited to apply for a scholarship from the Alabama Home Builders Foundation. The deadline for submitting an application is March 15. More...

Sports

Anthony Madison:

Thomasville's Super Bowl Champion

Back on October 8, 1981, when Anthony David Madison was making his way into this world along with his twin sister Angie, it's probably safe to say that no one in Thomasville, Alabama, where he was born, or for that matter anywhere else in this worl More...

Second season begining

Taking Names and Keeping Score

This week as high school basketball teams all across the state, both boys and girls, begin play in what amounts to the first round of the AHSAA State Playoffs, every team will enter what is sometimes called a second season, theoretically on an even More...

Lady Tigers finish regular season with two wins

The Thomasville High School Lady Tigers added two more to their win column this past week when went on the road and defeated the Lady Tigers of Demopolis 48 - 30 on Tuesday, January 28, and then defeated the Lady Aggies of Jackson 41 - 29 on Satu More...

School board cuts budget

Thomasville city schools superintendent Vic Adkison offered plenty of praise for the school system's financial staff for being able to cover the state's nine percent proration without dipping into the system's one month fund balance or reducing sta More...

Day not going to run for Lindsey's seat

Thomasville Mayor Sheldon Day said late Tuesday he will not run for the District 22 state Senate seat vacated by the late Pat Lindsey, D-Butler. More...

Probate judge Presnall retires

Clarke Clarke County Probate Judge Becky Presnall has announced that she will step down with four years left on her six-year term. She said last week that she has notified Gov. Bob Riley of her decision to retire effective Feb. 28. More...

Shelby holds town hall meeting in Grove Hill

U.S. Senator Richard Shelby conducted several town hall meetings throughout the region, Saturday, with discussions focusing mainly on the economy. More...

Naming of ASCC head put on hold

A successor to Alabama Southern Community College President Dr. John A. Johnson of Monroeville will not be appointed until late February or March. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Clothing give-away Pine Hill Mission Food Bank and Out-Reach is sponsoring a clothing give-away today, Thursday, Feb. 5, at Pine Hill Mission Food Bank, 3915 Broad Street (south side of the Pine Hill Tank Bank) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

People

Family Medicine Pharmacy celebrates 25 years in service

It was a festive atmosphere at Family Medicine Pharmacy last week as owner Mark Wise and staff celebrated 25 years in business. Wise and his wife came to Thomasville in 1981 with Harco Drugs. More...

Thomasville Police report

The Thomasville Police Department arrested and charged Lesha Kay Williams with 32 counts of illegal possession and use of a credit card last week. More...

Clarke County Sheriff's report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Jan. 27-Feb. More...

Religion

No one knows the future

Spiritual Reflections

Happy New Year! If everything is going according to our plans, we are in Slap Out, Ala. at our home on Lake Jordan, enjoying the cooler weather, and a little rest and relaxation. More...

Benefit singing set for Ella Norris

A benefit singing for 18-month-old Ella Norris, daughter of Caleb and Tamara Norris will be held at 7 p.m., Friday, Feb, 20, at Pineview Baptist Church. Featured singers and groups will include: Glory Road Quartet, Amy Carlisle, Rev. More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Afro-American history commemorative St. Paul. P.B. Church in Pine Hill will hold an Afro- American history commemoration at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 8. More...

For The Record

OBITUARIES

Memorial service Crenshaw A memorial service for Harold Crenshaw will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 8, at O'Bryant Chapel Funeral Home in Thomasville. More...

RECORDS

Marriage license applications James Raymond Thompson Jr., to Michelle Nicole McKinley; Eric D. Armstead, to Quita J. Williams. More...


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