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April 9, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

MHS alumni say a new football stadium needed

There's plenty of construction work going on down at "The Swamp," the football field home to the Marengo Panthers of Marengo High School in Dixons Mills. The only problem, say some alumni of the school, is that the work is in the wrong place. More...

Man charged in shooting death near Whatley

Clarke County lawmen charged Tyrell Rogers with murder in the shooting death of Willie Brown Friday night at a gathering spot east of Grove Hill. More...

Deadline for photo contest is next week

The 4th annual "Photography In Your Own Backyard" Contest is open to adults, as well as middle and high school students. Categories for photographs include People, Pets, Scenes, Flowers, Architecture, Wildlife, Moment of Time, and Other. More...

Secret Safe Place gets third baby

Dist Attorney Spence Walker & A Secret Safe Place announced the arrival of baby number three. The program put in place just over four years ago in the First Judicial Circuit has given it's third newborn a chance of survival. More...

Special Sections

Editorials

A lot goes into being a student athlete

OUR VIEW

Thanks to movies, television and the occasional headline, sometimes we can get a skewed vision of the typical student athlete. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Those N. Korean statements

From the Editor's Desk

By now, you've probably heard about North Korea launching a satellite or rather trying to launch a satellite. The North Koreans say they did, the Americans say they didn't. They tried at least. We know that much. More...

Religion

CHURCH CALENDAR

Anniversary program An anniversary program for Elder and Sister Samuel L. Calhoun will be held at 3 p.m., Sunday, April 12, at Sunflower AOH Church of God on McFadden Street in Thomasville. More...

Easter is a time for starting over

A Word from Scott

What a wonderful time of year - Easter and spring and signs of new life and new birth are all around us! Wow! I love it, even if my nose doesn't - aaaaaachooo! Excuse me! More...

Angel Food Ministries provides food relief for area families

Angel Food Ministries (www.angelfoodministries.com) is a non-profit, non-denominational organization dedicated to providing financial support in the form of food relief to communities throughout the United States. More...

Sports

Youth Day 2009

Hundreds of youngsters turned for the annual start to the youth baseball, softball and t-ball seasons at Gates Drive Park Saturday. Here are a few sights from the day. More...

A sport for the early risers

Taking Names and Keeping Score

As all of you know, the 2009 spring season has been somewhat wet and cold in comparison to some of those in the most recent past. Well, at least that's the case in these parts anyway. More...

Thomasville takes two from Andalusia

The Thomasville High School Varsity baseball team picked up two big area wins this past week when they defeated the Andalusia Bulldogs twice in consecutive days. More...

Chamber to put on Taste of T'ville and business expo

The Southwest Alabama Chamber of Commerce has announced it will be hosting another Taste of Thomasville. This year the food event will be combined with a Business Expo. More...

Senate Dist. 22 primary April 14

A special primary election for State Senate District 22 will be held April 14. There will only be a Republican primary, as state Rep. Marc Keahey of Grove Hill is the only Democrat on the ballot. Former state Rep. More...

Two men injured in freak accident

PHOTO SUBMITTED Two area men were seriously injured Tuesday when a tree fell on their truck as they were travelling down the road. Jason Harvell and Anthony Tyler were in the pickup pictured above, heading down Mt. More...

Bassett Creek Baptist to celebrate 200 years

At the annual homecoming service at Bassett Creek Baptist Church in May of this year, this historic church will begin a year-long celebration of its 200th anniversary. More...

Art in the Park is April 26 in Grove Hill

The "Art in the Park" event set for Sunday, April 26 is coming together well, organizers say. It will be held in the Laurie Carleton Park adjacent to Courthouse Square from 1 until 5 p.m. More...

Infirmary Home Care wins honor

Infirmary Home Care of Grove Hill announced this week that it has been named to the 2008 HomeCare Elite, a compilation of the most successful Medicare-certified home health care providers in the United States. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Car show The 19th annual Nuthin New Car Show will be held Saturday, April 11 at the Walmart parking lot on Highway 43 in Thomasville. More...

People

Clanton, Pearce united in marriage

Brinkley L. Clanton of Northport and Michael Pearce of Tuscaloosa were united in marriage during a ceremony held at 3 o'clock in the afternoon, March 28, at the Battle-Friedman House in Tuscaloosa. More...

Holloway, Johnson vows said

Lottie Mae Holloway and Matthew Johnson Jr. were married March 14, 2009 at Rockbabylon Missionary Baptist Church in Dixons Mills with the Rev. Herman Whitt officiating. The bride is the daughter of Enter Gray Jones and the late Chester Jones Sr. More...

Dews, Maness plan May wedding

Norman Dews of Sweet Water and Sandy Williamson Dews of Mobile announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Megan Dews to Lance Maness, son of Stan and Lena Ann Maness of Arlington. More...

School

Senioritis is running rampant as end of school approaches

School News

The school year is almost over and senioritis is running rampant through the students. Prom is next Saturday, April 18. Tomorrow, Friday, April 10, is the absolute last day to pay. The cost is $100. More...

Students of the Month

The following students recognized as students of the month for of March at Thomasville Middle School, pictured front row, from left are: Katherine Dixon - sixth grade and Luke Flint - fifth grade. More...

Kindergarten registration set

Registration for the 2009- 2010 school year will be held Friday, April 17, from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Any child who will be entering kindergarten or first grade at Thomasville Elementary next year, should be registered at this time. More...

For The Record

OBITUARIES

Buckalew Betty Jane Buckalew, 81, of Thomasville, died April 4, 2009, at Southwest Alabama Medical Center in Thomasville. Mrs. Buckalew, born Oct. 28, 1927, was a native of Williamsburg, Ky. More...

Marriage license applications

Kenneth Ray Roemen Jr., to Jennifer Connie Phillips. Marriage license applications are just that—applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. More...

Property deeds listed

Dated March 26-April 1 Phyllis Carol Wiggins, to Dixie Reneke. Izola Porter, to Yovette Andrea Bumpers. Residential Marital Trust FBO Nedra Stimpson, to The Nedra G. Stimpson 2001 Trust. United States of America, to Ashley L. Anderson. More...


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