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February 26, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Chamber Banquet

PHOTO BY ARTHUR MCLEAN The Southwest Alabama Chamber of Commerce held its annual banquet Thursay night. About 300 people attended the banquet that honored chamber board members and chairpersons. More...

City looks for credit line of half million

Thomasville Mayor Sheldon Day got approval to seek out a $500,000 line of credit to pay paving bills in Monday's council meeting. More...

Special Sections

Editorials

Beaurocrats no better at running banks

OUR VIEW

So a lot of people are worried that the government might take over our banks. And they have a right to worry. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Excited and nervous

From the Editor's Desk

By the time you read this column next week, I'll be a brand spanking new daddy. And I'm getting a cold just in time for the blessed occasion as well. The ladies here at the paper say it's nerves. Could be. I'll admit to being nervous. More...

Religion

U.S. health care is far better than others'

Spiritual Reflections

Gloria and Joseph Abdulai are like our adopted children in Tamale. Their first son was born at 1:30 a.m. on Jan. 23, 2009. More...

Henderson/Henry COGIC Purity Class attends state convention

The Purity Class of Henderson/Henry District Church of God In Christ attended its annual State Purity Convention in Florence. The event took place on Feb. 13-14. This two-day event is held annually at different locations throughout Alabama. More...

Women in Winter to meet

PHOTO BY EVAN CARDEN Several members of the Women in Winter organization gathered recently to announce the group's upcoming Easter meeting, Wednesday, March 4, at 10 a.m. More...

Sports

Lady Tigers fall just short of semi-final round of state playoffs

Taking Names and Keeping Score

As anyone who has played sports will tell you, just as it is in life, the best laid plans sometimes go awry. That is particularly true in any sport where a ball is involved. More...

TMS starts off baseball season with two wins

The Thomasville Middle School Tiger baseball team opened their 2009 season on Tuesday, February 17, with victories in both ends of a doubleheader with the Wilson Hall Middle School Bulldogs. More...

THS softballers lose opener

The Thomasville High School Lady Tiger varsity softball team dropped a 6 - 1 decision to the visiting Excel Lady Panthers in their 2009 season opener played on Tuesday, February 17. More...

Symphony performs for packed house

"We had a blast," said conductor of the Mobile Symphony Orchestra Scott Speck after the group performed a concert in the Thomasville Civic Center Thursday night. "There was a special energy from the audience," he said. More...

Beauties & Beaus of THS

PHOTOS BY ARTHUR MCLEAN Kaitlin Day (above, center) was crowned top beauty at Thomasville High School's Beauty Review Saturday night. More...

Siran Stacy to speak at TBC's "Beast Feast"

Siran Stacy, former standout running back for the Alabama Crimson Tide, will be the speaker at Thomasville Baptist Church during the annual Beast Feast Friday night. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Seedling giveaway The Alabama Forestry Commission office in Grove Hill will have its annual Arbor Week seedling giveaway beginning at 8:30 a.m., today, Thursday, Feb. 26. More...

People

Big tax check

PHOTO BY ARTHUR MCLEAN Thomasville Mayor Sheldon Day shakes hands with Alabama Power manager Danny D'Andrea after the power company paid its taxes totaling $219,040. More...

TPD officers charge man with stealing car

Thomasville Police arrested a homeless man suspected of stealing a car in Mobile with two small children inside Friday. More...

Stimpson warns against pride

Sandy Stimpson, chairman of the Mobile Chamber of Commerce, had a simple message for the class of Leadership Clarke County Thursday: beware of pride. More...

School

TMS students of the month

Thomasville Middle School has announced its Students of the Month. These students have demonstrated outstanding leadership, positive attitudes and good work ethic. More...

Turn in pictures for senior night slide show

School News

Congratulations to the Beauty Review winners! Kaitlin Day was chosen for Most Beautiful, Alex Buford for Most Handsome and Morgan Downey for Ms. Congeniality. Renovations are in full swing at Thomasville High School. More...

Chef Henson visits class at THS

Jeff Henson, executive chef at Cafe Bella Rue in Grove Hill, visited Mrs. Crowley's food and nutrition class at Thomasville High School last week. He cooked a meal for the class and gave the students some culinary pointers. More...

For The Record

OBITUARIES

Grochowski Jessie Newell Grochowski, 82, of Sweet Water, died Thursday, February 19, 2009, at Bryan W. Whitfield Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Grochowski was a retired schoolteacher and was a member of Sweet Water United Methodist Church. More...

Marriage license applications

Marriage license applications are just that - applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. Ferlin Dale Ivy II, to Chrystal Diana Dew; Daniel Bryant Taylor, to Amy Nicole Ridley, Walter L. More...

Property deeds listed

Dated Feb. 2-19 Jerry L. McNeely, to Tommie Karr. Carolyn Armstrong, to Jerry L. McNeely. Leanne W. Gates, to William A. Hughes. William A. Hughes, to William Christopher Hughes. More...


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