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March 12, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Crack cocaine seized in Kimbrough drug bust

Pine Hill police scored a sizeable crack cocaine bust last week. On Monday, March 2, the Pine Hill Police Drug Unit along with ABC Agents was conducting a joint undercover drug operation in Pine Hill, More...

Day says water plant money safe

Just one day after warning water board officials that Thomasville could lose $5 million in grant money, Mayor Sheldon Day said everything was okay, and that the money was safe. More...

Clarke County United Way falls short of goal

The Clarke County United Way fell victim to the tough economic times this year, falling short of its $150,000 goal by $21,000. More...

Special Sections

Editorials

Gambling fight brewing

OUR VIEW

Have you noticed all the ads on televison? Have you seen the series of ads showing people talking about the great things the Poarch band of Creek Indians have done? More...

What I learned this week

From the Editor's Desk

Well, I'm a daddy now. For a number of years now, a good number of people have jokingly referred to me as "Big Daddy," usually not intending any reference to movies, play characters or Ed Roth. At least, I don't think so. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Religion

Be concerned enough to make a difference

Spiritual Reflections

A.L. and Myra Courtney from Pell City are coming to help us. He is a retired pastor and she is a retired schoolteacher. They will be with us for three weeks. We are really looking forward to it. More...

Representing the state

Three Ala. Baptist pastors speak at evangelism conference for first time

Three Alabama Baptist pastors, speaking for the first time at the State Evangelism Conference, delivered messages of living as a warrior, carrying people to Jesus and being a watchman on the wall. More...

Children helping children

During the month of January the LIVE B.I.G. three-year-olds through kindergarten class at Thomasville United Methodist Church collected school supplies that were donated to our local school. More...

Sports

Tigers improve to 9-1 mark

The Thomasville Tiger varsity baseball team improved their 2009 season mark to 9 - 1 this past week as they added four home victories to their belt. More...

Organization, discipline and hard work equal success

Taking Names and Keeping Score

How many times in our lives have we had a parent, another family member, a friend, a teacher, or maybe just some acquaintance give us what they consider to be the best recipe for success. More...

JV team rallies with 11 runs to win

The Thomasville High School junior varsity baseball team rallied from a 9 - 3 deficit, scoring 11 runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to post a 14 - 9 win over the visiting Jackson Aggie JV this past Tuesday, March 7. More...

McDonald's coming back

PHOTO BY ARTHUR MCLEAN Ed Pettyjohn of Hudson Construction, McDonald's franchise owner Bob Orwig, Thomasville Mayor Sheldon Day, Chamber of Commerce director Marlo Anderson and Chamber assistant Debra Allen participated in a ceremonial clearing of th More...

Valerie Bradford Davis named probate judge

Valerie Bradford Davis was appointed probate judge of Clarke County by Gov. Bob Riley Tuesday. Davis, 36, was one of many who applied for the appointment after Judge Becky Presnall announced that she would retire Feb. More...

FUSB starts "financial literacy" program

As a member of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, First United Security Bank is unveiling more than 22 initiatives to reach out to the community with financial literacy. More...

Qualifying for Silver-Haired Legislature

Alabamians 60 years of age and over interested in running for a position in the Alabama Silver-Haired Legislature can begin qualifying for election in March. Wednesday, April 1, is the deadline for filing for the upcoming legislative sessions. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Band booster meeting The Thomasville High School Band Boosters will meet at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 17 in the band room. All parents who have children in the band are asked to attend. More...

People

Tiny Miss Marengo Academy Elementary

Ann Marie Martin was crowned Tiny Miss MAE during the recent competition at Marengo Academy. First Alternate was Makenzie Moore. Second alternate was Alice Drinkard and third alternate was Peyton Ramsey. More...

Little Miss Marengo Academy Elementary

Claudia Peppenhorst was crowned Little Miss MAE during the recent competition. - First Alternate was BreAnna Ramsey, second alternate - Hannah Givens and third alternate - Adrienne Griffith. More...

McKinleys to celebrate golden anniversary

Robert and Patricia McKinley of Thomasville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception at 2 p.m., March 21, at Thomasville Church of God fellowship hall. More...

School

Dental health care lesson

Dental hygienists Cathy Cooke, Tina Kennedy and Suzanne Glass, from Dr. Stoudenmire's dental office came to the Thomasville Public Library and taught the Story Hour children about dental health care, which is celebrated every year in February. More...

Top 5 college prep tips for seniors final semester

You've been accepted to college, assigned your dorm space and lined up your course of study. So, it's time to coast through your last semester of high school, right? You might want to rethink that, advised Dr. More...

Ervin participates in Read Across America

During the week of March 2, F.S. Ervin Elementary School celebrated Read Across America. Research has shown that children who spend more time reading are motivated do better in school. More...

For The Record

OBITUARIES

Harris Dorothy Ellen Harris, 88, of Thomasville, died Saturday, March 7, at Southwest Alabama Medical Center. Mrs. Harris was born Oct. 29, 1920 in Fulton. More...

Marriage license applications

Marriage license applications are just that—applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. Tony Blake Powell, to Kayla Michelle Lowery; Robert Allan Lloyd, to Kathy Grace Tucker; Justin Lee Webb, to Jordan Alecia Thompson. More...

Property deeds listed

Dated Feb. 24-March 3 Richard H. Manchester, to Richard H. Manchester. Ricky L. Manchester, to Richard H. Manchester. Teresa Skinner, to Ricky House. Roy Cassity Jr., to Melissa Svolos. B. Dale Squires, to Milton Estes Sheffield. More...


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