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February 12, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Symphony visit a triumph for local groups and arts lovers

The Mobile Symphony will perform a series of free concerts in Clarke and Washington Counties on February 19 and 20. The concert at 7:30 p.m. More...

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Editorials

Responding to adversity

OUR VIEW

Over the past six months, we've seen the loss of more than 400 manufacturing jobs in this area. At least 100 service sector jobs have been lost in Thomasville alone due to store closings, cutbacks and other unforeseen events. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Getting Valentine's reminders

Valentine's Day will be here Saturday fellas, don't forget. Of course, how could you if you've had a television on for more than five minutes right? More...

Religion

God rescues us from darkness

Spiritual Reflections

After a hurried and somewhat harried visit of 30 days in the states, it was difficult to come back to Africa. Life is hard here. People here are accustomed to this life. More...

Pineview Sunday School

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Windell Sheffield, Billy Kennedy, Clarence Newton, Ben Pugh, Frank Jackson, John Reaves, Cliff Scarbrough, Winston Parden, J.W. Overstreet and Frank Robison. More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Fireproof Calvary Baptist Church in Linden will be showing the movie, "Fireproof" at 6 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 14, in the church's family life center. Admission is free and childcare will be provided. Everyone is invited. More...

Sports

Bulldogs win area tournament

PHOTO BY JOHNNY AUTERY The Sweet Water Bulldog basketball team won the Class 1A Area 5 playoff tournament in Linden Monday night. Front row (left to right): Ladarius Williams, Devin Wolf, Butch Williams, Antonio Landrum. More...

City baseball registration

Registration for boys' and girls' Thomasville City League baseball, softball and T-ball will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 14, at the recreation department, 2285 Bashi Road, the old Lower Dixie Timber building. More...

Gates' buck

Fourteen-year-old Trey Gates of Thomasville killed this big buck while hunting with his stepfather, Doug Phillips, on Jan 31. The deer, a 7-point weighing in at 170 pounds, was taken near Pleasant Hill on the last day of hunting season. More...

Weyerhaeuser closes lumber mill

Three hundred jobs lost

Weyerhaeuser announced last week that it will indefinitely close its iLevel® veneer and lumber mills in Pine Hill, effective immediately. The announcement will affect approximately 300 employees at the site. More...

Brooks proposes "shop at home" program

A Clarke County automobile dealer asked County Commissioners Tuesday to consider sponsoring some kind of "shop at home" campaign to educate people on the need to buy locally. More...

New courthouse AC almost $1 million

Some offices of the courthouse can be warm and toasty in the winter while others can be cold. In the summer, some areas are nice and cool while others are like a sauna. More...

Pine Hill tries to put a clamp on spending

Pine Hill Mayor Harry Mason asked for a voluntary freeze of all non-essential supply purchased for the town during Monday night's council meeting. "We know what shape the nation is in, and we're in the same predicament," Mason said. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Valentine bake sale The Bank of Pine Hill Advisory Board will sponsor a Valentine's bake sale beginning at 9:30 a.m., Friday, Feb. 13, in the bank lobby. Special orders may be placed by calling 334- 963-4343. More...

People

McKinley-Thompson to wed Feb. 14

Perry and Sherrie McKinley of Fulton announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Michelle McKinley to Jimmy Thompson, son of Jim and Judy Thompson of Thomasville. More...

Cub Scouts visit local radio station, WJDB

Ivy Griffin, owner of WJDB radio station, and Ryan Johnson, talk show artist, entertained and educated a den of Thomasville Cub Scouts about how a radio station is operated Monday night, Feb 2. The Cub Scouts had a great time. More...

Stringers to celebrate golden anniversary

Bennie and Glen Stringer will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception given in their honor by their children, Jackie Stephens and Jennifer Burnham. The reception will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Feb. More...

School

Career Tech Month celebrated

Students and faculty at the schools in Thomasville are celebrating Alabama Career and Technical Education Month throughout February. One of the special activities held was Career Awareness Week. More...

Photos of THS alumni who have gone pro sought

School News

Congratulations to the Thomasville City Schools drama team! They traveled to Pinson Valley High School to perform Annie for the Alabama Thespians Festival. They were awarded a participation plaque and Best in Show for Best Costumes. More...

F.S. Ervin earns distinction

All Wilcox County schools receive awards from the Alabama Department of Education for Meeting the Challenge. Advancing the Challenge, Exceeding the Challenge and Torchbearer of AYP status for the 2008-09 school year. ABC Elementary, J.E. More...

For The Record

OBITUARIES

DEATH NOTICES

Ellison Etta Adelle Ellison, 92, of Athens, Texas, died Wednesday, Feb. 4, at West Place Nursing Center in Athens. Graveside service was held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 7, at Midway Baptist Church. Mrs. More...

RECORDS

Marriage license applications Kenton Jerome Campbell, to Charlotte Denise Foster; Curtis Dale Barnes Jr., to Cathi Leigh Jowers; John David Gill, to Cynthia J. Gill; Ronald Lamar Benson, to Mary G. Johnson; Maurice J. Westbrook, to Amanda L. More...

Clarke County Sheriff's report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Feb. 03-10 include: Celester Ladontae Funderburg, 31, probation violation, arrested by Life Tech. Jerome Garrett, 29, probation violation, arrested by Life Tech. More...