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April 16, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Albritton wins Senate primary

Greg Albritton won the GOP primary Tuesday without a runoff. He will face Democrat Marc Keahey for the Senate District 22 seat on June 2. The seat was held by Sen. Pat Lindsey, D-Butler, who died in January. More...

Taste of Thomasville and Business Expo growing

Add quite a few more names to the list of restaurants and businesses attending the Taste of Thomasville and Business Expo. The Taste will be held April 20, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. More...

Pine Hill to sell old lights

The Pine Hill town council declared the lights at the old football field as surplus Monday night. More...

McDonald's work going fast

Work so far is progressing quickly on the new McDonald's restaurant building in Thomasville with exterior walls going up in just a few weeks. More...

Youth suffers burns

Thomasville youth Billy Manley suffered burns to his legs below the knees over the weekend while he and a friend were playing at the residence of Mike and Rhonda Gibson. Manley was taken to the burn unit at USA Medical Center in Mobile. More...

Special Sections

Editorials

Send subs to deal with pirates

OUR VIEW

We're proud of the job the Navy SEALS did in freeing ship captain Richard Phillips from the hands of Somali pirates. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Boys aren't pretty

From the Editor's Desk

"Boys aren't pretty. They're handsome!" Thus went my reply at church one day when I was just a wee lad of just a few years old. I don't remember who said it, a grandmotherly figure to my childish eyes, but it doesn't matter. More...

Religion

CHURCH CALENDAR

Cemetery cleanup Midway Baptist Church Cemetery committee requests those having old flowers or containers to please remove them before April 17. More...

We're held to a higher standard

Spiritual Reflections

Being over weight can be hazardous to the health of those around you. Did you know that? As if I did not have enough to worry about, now I have to worry that my excess 20 pounds might injure or even kill someone. More...

Easter baskets for needy children

Children in grades one through six at Thomasville Baptist Church assembled 85 Easter baskets for needy children at the Children's Rehab Service in Jackson. More...

Sports

Tiger baseball team makes playoffs

The Thomasville High School Varsity baseball team took three games from the Hillcrest High School Jaguars this past week, winning the first one in Evergreen, Thursday, April 9, before sweeping a doubleheader at home on Friday, April 10. More...

They called him Rocky

Taking Names and Keeping Score

Not too long ago I was at one of Thomasville High School's varsity baseball games watching the Tigers and their opponent for the day taking the customary pre-game infield/outfield practice. More...

Excel beats Lady Tigers 4-3

The Thomasville High School Lady Tiger Varsity softball team opened play this past week on Monday, April 6, when they traveled to Excel. The trip proved to be a tough one as the Lady Panthers downed the visiting Lady Tigers 4 - 3 in extra innings. More...

Rough weather again pounds Clarke County

Heavy rains, strong winds and reported hail again pounded Clarke County just a week after heavy rains flooded area creeks and low-lying areas. More...

New chief Dyess meeting the public, happy with his crew

After just a couple of weeks on the job, new Thomasville Police Chief Maurice Dyess said he feels good about the department he's now heading. More...

Nuthin' New Car Show

PHOTO BY TIM WATTS PHOTOGRAPHY The Nuthin' New Car Club held its 2009 show in the Wal-Mart parking lot Saturday. More than 100 cars were entered in the show. More...

Bonner says politics got in the way of tanker deal

U.S. Congressman Jo Bonner presented a legislative briefing, Thursday, April 9, at Jackson City Hall. The briefing was hosted by the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Gulf Lumber Company. More...

"Art in the Park" next week

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...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Barbecue Magnolia Civic Club, County Road 30 in Magnolia, will be selling barbecue on April 18 for $6 per pound. Call ahead and place order. Barbecue will be ready to pick up at 10 a.m., Saturday, at the clubhouse in Magnolia. More...

People

Flowers, Moye to wed

Earl and Denise Flowers of Jackson announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter Stephanie Rebecca Flowers to David Hunter Moye, son of Ronnie and Cindy Moye of Monroeville. More...

DAR conference held

The Elizabeth Bradford Chapter, DAR, was represented at the 111th annual state conference by members Carrie Gordon, Susie Kennedy and Robbie Purser. More...

Future Chef Dani's recipe for fresh apple cake is moist and delicious

Cookin' at Gunpoint

Dani, the youngest of my four children, was always one to "doodle" and make artistic "squiggles" on her school notebooks. Whoever her boyfriend was at the time had his name drawn (not written) on everything. More...

School

UWA students recognized

LIVINGSTON - The University of West Alabama recently recognized outstanding students for their academic achievements and leadership roles at the institution's annual Honors Day. More...

Farm / City Poster Contest winner

Lindsey Boutwell, granddaughter of Carey and Suzanne Boutwell of Pine Hill and Lynn and Lynn Baugh of Thomasville, won second place in the fourth-sixth grade category of the Alabama Farmers Federation Farm / City Poster Contest at Leroy High School. More...

Junior - Senior Prom is Saturday

School News

Another week has passed, bringing us one week closer to summer break! The end of the school year is turning out to be as busy as always! Seniors, do not forget to order your cords and stoles for graduation! More...

For The Record

OBITUARIES

Baker Glendora Ross Baker, 90, of Graceville, Fla., died Sunday, March 29, 2009, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan. Mrs. Baker was born Aug. 29, 1918 in Pine Hill. More...

Marriage license applications

Robert Shane Hubbert, to Stacy Ann Smith; Mark Wayne Bush, to Carolyn Michelle Wallace; Phillip Barrett James, to Erica Michelle Anderson; Daimon Portis, to Lakeisha Lynette Washington; Chester Thomas Salter, to Dennifer D. More...

Property deeds listed

Dated April 1-9 Bernice P. Feagin, to Spencer B. Walker. Edward Harrell, to Brandon Nelson. Jackie Ray Rush, to Michael E. Ledkins. Donald D. Davis Jr., to Patrick W. Goodman. Scottie Fuller, to David Powell. More...