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May 21, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Flipping out over Juliet

PHOTO BY ARTHUR MCLEAN Kaitlyn Shiver helps McKinley Holt do a flip onstage at the Seussification of Romeo and Juliet while Samantha Binkerd, Carl Smoker and Satyn Luker watch Friday night at Thomasville High School. More...

Now Grove Hill can hold wet vote

After Jackson and Thomasville sailed on murky legal waters to legalize the sale of alcohol, new legislation approved last week will make it easier for smaller towns to go wet if they so choose. Last week the State Senate overrode Gov. More...

Continued health insurance available through stimulus

The Southwest Alabama Medical Center is offering some free advice to those who may have lost their health insurance due to job loss. More...

Grove Hill arts council offers adult and youth art classes

The Grove Hill Cultural Arts Center announces upcoming adult workshops. Oil Painting, instructed by Sharon Dozier, will be offered during June. Four sessions to meet Monday and Tuesday for two weeks (June 8, 9, 15, 16). More...

Special Sections

Editorials

Remember Memorial Day

Is Memorial just the unofficial start of summer for you? Is it just a good chance to get to the beach? Well, here's a little food for thought for this weekend. Memorial Day was originally established in 1868. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

GM shouldn't go too far

From the Editor's Desk

GM and Chrysler have both recently let news out that they are closing dealerships across the country. To be more specific, GM won't be renewing its franchise contracts with 1,100 dealers. More...

Religion

Be prepared for what tomorrow brings

Tamale Talk

This has been a very hard week for us. Pat has had problems with kidney stones since last Saturday night. But God allowed him to give all of his exams and finish the school year. More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Memorial Day conference United Assemblies of Jesus Christ will host its Memorial Day Holy Ghost Explosion conference May 22-24 at Apostolic Deliverance Temple Church, 214 Shield St. in Linden. Speaker at the 7 p.m. More...

Sports

Thomasville takes second in state

The Thomasville High School Varsity Baseball team saw their dreams of a 4A State Championship end this past Wednesday, May 13, when they fell to the Hayleyville Lions 4 - 1 in the third and final game of the best two out of three championship seri More...

Tigers down Linden in jamboree

The Thomasville Tigers played host to the Linden Patriots in their spring jamboree this past Friday, May 15. More...

Lions All-Star game showcases area talent

Thirty-three high school juniors and seniors participated in the 2009 Mack Outlaw Lion's Club East - West All - Star game played in Thomasville this past Saturday, May 16. More...

Schools cut back on positions

The Thomasville school board eliminated 8.5 paid positions during its board meeting Tuesday night. More...

Tops at THS

Paula Fendley (left) is the valedictorian of the 2009 graduating class of Thomasville High School, and Tyler Sturdivant is the salutatorian. Thomasville High School will hold its graduation ceremony at D.F. Anderson Field at 7 p.m. More...

Local Chevy dealer safe from current cutbacks

General Motors sent letters to more than 1,000 of its dealers last week, indicating that the car maker intended to not renew its franchise agreements with them. More...

Sessions introduces legislation to help rural ambulances

U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions is taking steps to address a looming health care problem in Alabama: the threat of a severe drop in ambulance services to rural parts of the state in coming years. Sessions, with Sens. More...

Nature-based income topic of seminar

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System-Auburn University, the ALFA-Alabama Farmers Federation, and the Mississippi State University Natural Resources Enterprises Program will be hosting a 1- day seminar on developing nature-based income opportuni More...

Look Good-Feel Better program comes back

The American Cancer Society's "Look Good—Feel Better" program is coming back to Thomasville on June 1st. The Look Good—Feel Better program is a community-based, free, national service. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

VFW Memorial Day service Veterans of Foreign Wars is hosting a memorial service at 11 a.m., Monday, May 25, at the National Guard Armory on Highway 43 in Thomasville. The public is invited to attend this memorial service. More...

People

Grass joins Pinebelt Wireless

Pine Belt Wireless announced last week that Kevin Grass has joined the company as its Director of Sales and Marketing. Grass joined the company in early April 2009, moving to the area from Knoxville, TN. More...

Dixons Mills reunion

The twenty-sixth annual Dixon's Mills School reunion will be held the first Saturday in June (June 6th) at Gaston's Grill in Thomasville. All former students of the elementary and/or high school are invited to attend. More...

Woods-Dickinson to wed

Together with their families, LaTonya Michelle Woods and George Lamark Dickinson announce their engagement and upcoming marriage on Saturday, June 13, at 4 o'clock in the afternoon. More...

School

EMS Week celebrated at Sweet Water

EMS Week was celebrated at Sweet Water High School last week with members of the South Marengo County Fire and Rescue Squad. Volunteers gave a presentation to elementary students of some of their duties as first responders. More...

Ervin participates in symposium

F.S. Ervin participated in Blue Ribbon - Torch Bearer Symposium during a five-hour training symposium designed to enhance educational opportunities and promote quality instruction in K-12 schools, held recently at The University of West Alabama. More...

MA honors day held

Marengo Academy recently held "Honors Day" in the school gymnasium. Pictured above are the members of Marengo Academy's Chapter of the Beta Club. More...

For The Record

OBITUARIES

Death Notice Noble Eunice Woods Noble, 73, died May 13, 2009 in Thomasville. The funeral was held May 16, at Thomasville Church of God in Christ. Burial was in New Hope No. 2 Cemetery. Ms. More...

Marriage license applications

Christopher Lee Casey, to Jennifer Marie Hill; Jarred David Hutto, to Kayla Deniece Carney; Jessie David Blackledge, to Kayla Denise Harrelson; Donnie Lamar Baswell, to Jodie Moorman Powell; Justin Timothy Smith, to Deborah Leigh Andrews; Billy Ray More...

Property deeds listed Dated May 8-13

Ruby D. Chancey, to H. Rodney Chancey. Elouise Wimberly, to J.L. Sims. Ricky J. Bush, to Herbert P. Bush. Valerie Bradford Davis, Probate Judge, to Angela Parham. William B. Crow, to Jack Russell Wright III. Estate of Charles E. More...