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March 19, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Womanless beauty pageant

The Southwest Alabama Medical Center sponsored a Thomasville's Most Beautiful Wo-"Man" Review Tuesday night at the Thomasville Civic Center as a fundraiser for Relay for Life. More...

Relay events on tap

The cameras are rolling and crews are busily working behind the scenes as they get ready to Picture a Cure at this year's Relay for Life of Thomasville. More...

Special Sections

Editorials

Looking forward to a recovery

OUR VIEW

We know how hard it can be to remain optimistic when the economic news seems so grim. But the fact is, this recession will eventually end, and there will be a recovery. Nothing lasts forever. More...

Bonuses don't upset me

From the Editor's Desk

We had more evidence come up this week that it's good to be a high-ranking executive, even in a terrible economy. Even in an economy that you helped make a terrible economy. More...

Cartoon

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Religion

Spouse, children come first after God

Spiritual Reflections

This semester I was disappointed to learn that I'd be teaching "Christian Family Living" and "Christian Ethics," instead of weightier matters such as Theology, or Homiletics. I'll come back to that. More...

Elder Samuel L. Calhoun to be honored

Elder Samuel L. Calhoun has been the pastor of Sunflower AOH Church of God, McFadden Street, Thomasville for the past 25 years. A celebration in honor of his 73rd birthday will be held at the church at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, March 21. More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Prayer meeting for Scotch Lumber A time of prayer for Scotch Lumber, the timber industry and everyone affected by the economic situation will be held at 3 p.m., Sunday, March 22 at the Fulton gazebo .Due to inclement weather the prayer meeting wi More...

For The Record

OBITUARIES

Cowan Albert Earl Cowan, 47, died March 3, 2009, in Mobile. The funeral was held March 14, at Walnut Grove Baptist Church. Burial was in Givenland C.M.E. Cemetery Mr. More...

Marriage license applications

Marriage license applications are just that - applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. James Michael Scarborough, to Brandi Nichole Webb. More...

Property deeds listed

Dated March 4-11 Olivia Lloyd, to Joshua Kelly. E.F. Hickman, to Paul Mielke. Emmitt Merida, to St. Union Baptist Church. First Bank of Linden, to Marengo Properties. Roy L. Dunegan, to Jon Rory Dunegan. More...

Day ready to appoint a police chief

Mayor Sheldon Day believes he'll be able to have a new police chief hired at Monday night's council meeting, and all indications are that his choice will be Sheriff's Deputy Maurice Dyess. More...

Clarke County unemployment almost doubles

The January unemployment rate in Clarke County nearly doubled from last year to this year. In January of 2008, the unemployment rate was 6.3 percent, according to Alabama Department of Industrial Relations. More...

Nursing home renovation almost complete

The renovation work at Thomasville Nursing Home is almost complete. "Thomasville Nursing Home has been renovating for the past few months and we really want to thank everyone for their patience during this time," said director Diane Gatlin. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Storm spotter training class Clarke County EMA and National Weather Service in Mobile will offer free "Basic Storm Spotter Training" from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, March 24 at the Clarke County Courthouse. More...

People

Worthwhile Club March meeting held

On March 11 at 2 p.m., the Worthwhile Club met for its monthly meeting in the senior citizens dining room. Sixteen members and one guest were present. Hostesses or the meeting were Joyce Loftin, Rosea Lee Overstreet and Bainor Sheehan. More...

Janie Lee McKinley celebrates 100th birthday

The sun came up on Feb. 22, 1909 and was the day Miss Janie Lee Stabler was born in Franklin, Ala. - population 32 plus 1. Not in a hospital, but at home. Teddy Roosevelt, America's 26th president was in office. More...

Wetherbee coming to Thomasville for book signing

Born with no arms or legs in December 1970, Allison Wetherbee has faced challenges few could ever imagine. In the book "I Was Born This Way" her faith, courage and humor are shown as she tells the story of her life. More...

School

Cheer tryouts are Friday

School News

Graduation exam week is over and everyone is relieved! The week was eventful, but it went smoothly. Midterm exams will be given today and tomorrow. Cheerleader tryouts are also being held tomorrow. Good luck to all the girls trying out! More...

Marengo Pre K-3 celebrate Dr. Seuss' b'day

Friday, March 6, the Marengo High School Student Council hosted a Dr. Seuss parade in honor of Dr. Seuss's birthday and Reach Across America. Preschoolers and grades K-3 participated in a parade around the schoolyard, featuring Dr. More...

Sports

Lady Tigers 3-2 before pair of big tournaments

The Thomasville High School Lady Tiger varsity softball team, of whom much is expected in 2009, played themselves into a 3 - 2 record prior to their appearance in the Gulf Shores and the Baker High School Honey Bee Invitational tournaments over th More...

Tiger JV softballers dominant on diamond

After posting a win over the Excel Lady Panther JV in their season opener the Thomasville Lady Tiger JV has continued to roll along picking up six more wins prior to their appearance in the prestigious Honey Bee Invitational Tournament at Baker Hig More...

TMS sweeps Sweet Water

The Thomasville Middle School Tiger baseball team traveled to Jackson this past Thursday, March 12 and took a pair of games from the Jackson Middle School Aggies. In the process the TMS squad improved their season mark to 9 - 1. More...