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May 14, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

New TMS principal sees potential

Joe Jackson thought he wanted to retire from school administration. He spent a year away, but realized he missed the challenges and the teamwork involved in running a middle school. Jackson spent 14 years at Athens Middle School. More...

TPD in Click it or Ticket

Thomasville Police officers will be among the thousands of law officers across the nation taking part in the national Click it or Ticket program from May 19 through June 1, said Thomasville Police Chief Maurice Dyess. More...

Computer lab available at Thomasville Community Development Corporation

Even though Thomasville is a progressive town with resources which outshine most rural communities, there remains a digital gap, where particular segments of the community continue to fall through the gap and continue to face the challenges of inno More...

Special Sections

Editorials

Congrats to our ball teams

The Tiger softball team had a great season this year. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Sick of warranty calls

From the Editor's Desk

How many times have you rushed to the phone to pick it up, only to find that on the other end it's that message saying, this is your final warning that your car's warranty is about to expire. More...

Religion

Set up a credit account with Jesus

Spiritual Reflections

We took our friends and IMB volunteers, the Courtneys from Pell City to Jowani a village near Nalerigu, where the Baptist Medical Center is located. In January our son Chris visited Jowani and took a picture of the little Baptist church there. More...

But what if you are wrong

A Word from Scott

One of the wildest things that I come across is the belief that there is no God, that we are not accountable to a higher power, and that we don't have to worry about life after death. More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Horse Whisperer The Bethel Baptist Association will be sponsoring a "Horse Whisperer" with Paul Daily of Wild Horse Ministries on Thursday, May 14, at the Linden Athletic Field. The main event will begin at 6:30 p.m. More...

Sports

Tigers battle their way to state finals

The Thomasville Tiger Varsity Baseball team spent last week battling the weather and two outstanding baseball teams to earn the right to play for the 4A State Baseball Championship this week. More...

Lady Tigers win Regionals, advance to Sub-State

The Thomasville High School Lady Tiger varsity softball team won all three games they played in the Sectional Tournament being held in Andalusia on Wednesday, May 6, to improve their season mark to 22 - 10 and in the process advance to the Sub-Sta More...

Jacobs plays in Sub- State tourney

Matthew Jacobs of Thomasville represented Thomasville High School in the Alabama Golf Sub-State Tournament. Jacobs and Coach Ed Brown traveled to the competition held at Ballantrae Golf Course near Alabaster on May 5. More...

FUSB merger proposal fails

Two brothers with stock in United Security Bancshares, the holding company for First United Security Bank, saw their proposals for the bank to merge with a larger bank and to reformat the way bank directors are nominated and elected overwhelmingly More...

City renews land deal with hospital

The Thomasville council approved a sales contract with Clarke County Healthcare, owners of the Southwest Alabama Medical Center for land at the south industrial park. More...

Water system plans improvements

Thomasville's water board is considering making some changes to its regional water project that includes the construction of a fresh-water treatment plant on the Alabama River. More...

East-west all-star game is Saturday

The East-West Area All-Star baseball game will be hosted by the Thomasville Lions Club May 16. The game will be played at Thomasville High School field at 2 p.m. More...

Weather uproots tree

PHOTO BY JAMES MAYTON This large oak tree was uprooted by the weather this past week and crushed Barbara Brasell's minivan in downtown Thomasville. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

TES toolboxes The deadline to order school toolboxes at Thomasville Elementary School has been extended until Friday. More...

People

O'Bryant's vest given to hospital

Juanita O'Bryant (center) and Southwest Alabama Medical Center COO Lisa Sims hold the framed vest of the late Jimmy O'Bryant. The vest was framed and will be put on display in the lobby of the hospital. More...

Trey's ribbon cutting

PHOTO BY TONYA JOYCE The Southwest Alabama Chamber welcomed the opening of Trey's Sports Grill in Thomasville with an official ribbon-cutting, attended by members of the business community. More...

Being a packrat sometimes has its rewards

Cookin' at Gunpoint

Finally! We finally got Mother moved last weekend from Mobile back to her homeplace in Century, Fla. We've spent a couple of months getting the house ready for her to come home and making room for her to bring a U-Haul truck load of stuff. More...

School

Drama team play is 7 p.m. Saturday

School News

It's been a long and exciting year, and it is coming to an end for the seniors. Senior exams will be today and tomorrow. Today was first and third block exams and tomorrow will be second and fourth blocks. Tomorrow is the last day for the seniors. More...

Thomasville class of 1952

The Thomasville High School class of 1952 held its 57th class reunion Saturday, April 25, at Gaston's Grill in Thomasville. Classmates pictured above, front row, from left, are: Carroll Scarbrough, Ouida McIntyre, Charles Ray Larrimore and Lee Agee. More...

FBLA attends competition

On April 16th and 17th the Thomasville High School Future Business Leader's of America Chapter went to competition in Birmingham. More...

For The Record

OBITUARIES

Bedwell Luther Oneal Bedwell, 70, of Grove Hill, died Wednesday, May 6, 2009, at Mobile Infirmary. Mr. Bedwell was born Nov. 2, 1938 in Coffeeville. He was a former truck driver for the city of Thomasville. More...

Marriage license applications

Lee Buchannon Goldman, to Tiffany Miranda Davis; Curtis Lavelle Holt Sr., to Krystal Latoya Landrum; Robin K. More...

Property deeds listed Dated April 30-May 7

Dean Garrick, to Andrew J. Oberkirch Jr. Joe L. Bedwell, to Alabama Power Company. Kylia Haskew Smith, to Chad Bradford. Hugh Lee Parten, to Sandra Kay Powell. Grey Snodgrass, to Eric Grey Snodgrass. Grey Snodgrass, to Petrenia Etheridge. More...