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June 11, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Interim ASCC head changed

In a change of direction, Joan Davis, interim chancellor of Alabama's two-year college system announced Friday that she has tapped Dr.William O. Blow of Prattville to serve as interim president of Alabama Southern Community College. More...

County having to make up shortfall in solid waste collection payments

The Clarke County Commission approved a threeyear contract with the local Department of Public Health Tuesday to enforce participation in the solid waste program. The cost is $60,000 a year. More...

Boat races coming

PHOTO BY TONYA JOYCE Allison Parden (left) sits on her dad's boat at Trey's Sports Grill in Thomasville as organizers of the Hole Shot boat races start promoting this year's event. Pictured with Parden is Cindy Stephens, Shelley S. More...

Special Sections

Editorials

Time to get rid of judicial eletions?

OUR VIEW

Should Alabama's highest judges be appointed rather than elected? We have a former judge running - for the second time - for governor, and the last race for chief justice of Alabama's supreme court drew $7.5 million in political donations. More...

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Getting to the fun part

From the Editor's Desk

When we first brought the heir home, people would say, "cherish the time, you'll have so much fun." There were a lot of references to all the fun we'd be having with this little new creation. More...

Religion

They don't speak 'barbecue' in Tamale

Spiritual Reflections

Idiscovered, after I came to Tamale, you can't buy pork in the stores here. I'm from the South, the home of barbecue, and that means pork meat, slow cooked over an open fire and basted with tangy, spicy sauce. Yum, Yum. Barbecue is in my blood. More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Children's day The children's day program of Spencer Chapel A.M.E. Church of Fulton will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, June 14. Guest speaker will be the Rev. More...

Sports

Thomasville and Sweet Water players make all state lists

When the Alabama Sports Writers Association named their All-State Baseball and All-State Softball teams last week both Thomasville High School and Sweet Water High School were well represented. More...

An unusual experience

Taking Names and Keeping Score

This past week I had one of the most unusual experiences I've ever had at a Major League Ballpark. Having ventured over to Atlanta to cover the Thomasville Tigers participation in the Southeast Summer High School Showcase Tournament, More...

Tate Luker wins Bryant- Jordan award

The Bryant-Jordan Awards banquet — held at the Sheraton in downtown Birmingham — honored 96 regional Bryant- Jordan scholarship recipients. More...

Johnson bids farewell to ASCC

Local civic, business and education officials joined together to say good-bye to Dr. John A. Johnson at a retirement reception held on the Thomasville campus of Alabama Southern Community College. More...

City moving forward on water plant, MLK projects

Thomasville Mayor Sheldon Day was absent from this week's Thomasville City Council meeting, so the meeting was led by mayor pro tem Gaines Smith. More...

$3.5 million settlement for United Security

United Security Bancshares, Inc. (USBI) has announced that it had settled claims against its former external auditors for their failure to detect and report an internal fraud at USBI's subsidiary, Acceptance Loan Company, Inc. (ALC). More...

Clarke BOE rejects recommendation

Two members constituted a majority of the Clarke County Board of Education at a special meeting last Friday and rejected a recommendation from Superintendent of Education Woodie Pugh for principal of Jackson Middle School, sending the matter back t More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

WCHS reunion Wilcox Central High School class of 1999 will hold its 10- year reunion June 12-14 in Camden. Events will include a meet-and-greet mixer, family and friends picnic, banquet and farewell brunch and devotional service. More...

People

Kidd brothers serving country in military

Three sons of John and Glorius Kidd of Lower Peachtree are serving their country in the military. Sgt. John Kidd, age 28, is serving a third tour of duty deployment in Baghdad, Iraq with the 64th MP Company. More...

Keith Boone promoted to full colonel

Keith Boone of Thomasville was promoted to full colonel in the United States Air Force in a May 1 ceremony at the Air Force Memorial in Washington, D.C., officiated by Four-Star General Arthur Lichte, commander of the Air Force's Air Mobility Comma More...

Harrell receives CDA credential

Merita Harrell, director of The Education Station, in Thomasville, has been awarded a Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential in recognition of outstanding work with young children. More...

School

TMS fourth nine-week honor rolls announced

Fifth grade All A's: Jakob Charles Bates, Carolyn Isis Beverly, Aubrey Nicole Brewer, Mallory Hanni Broadus, KeAndrea Rachelle Burroughs, Miranda Cerise Burroughs, Forrest Wade Campbell, Charles Jordan Davis, Ryan Seth Downey, Caroline Elizabet More...

SWHS's young authors

Kindergarten students in Patty Harris' class at Sweet Water High School recently wrote a book to be published. Each child wrote one page and illustration within the book. Mrs. Harris stated that she has always wanted to lead a class to write a book. More...

Martin presents research in Puerto Rico

Mackenzie "Max" Martin pre- sented research at the University of Puerto Rico's 2009 Ronald McNair Research Symposium. Martin conducted neuroscience research into diabetic neuropathy and spatial memory. More...

For The Record

OBITUARIES

Bridges Kenneth Lee Bridges, 67, of Pine Hill, died Wednesday, June 3, 2009, at his home. Mr. Bridges was born Aug. 28, 1941 in Pine Hill. He was a member of the Pine Hill Chapel of The Apostolic Faith. More...

Marriage license applications

Marriage license applications are just that—applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. Colen Terrell Black, to Chalene Deanne Pritchett. More...

Property deeds listed

Dated May 29-June 3 C. Gerald Champion, to Claude Gerald J. Champion. Rebecca G. Conner, to Robert E. Duke Jr. First United Security Bank, to Terri C. Hudson. Winters Robinson Craft III, to Henry Heath Crim. Jimmy Clayton Morris, to Edward L. More...


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