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July 16, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Pine Hill police chief enters Marengo Sheriff's race

Pine Hill Police chief John N. Brown announced his candidacy for the Marengo County Sheriff's office this week. Brown has 16 years of law enforcment experience with more than 10 of those coming as chief of police. More...

Special Sections

Editorials

Notification of escapes a good idea

OUR VIEW

We support the request made at the Thomasville city council meeting Monday night that Clarke County's emergency notification system be activated whenever there is an escapee from one of our prison facilities, whether it be the county jail or the Li More...

Cartoon

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Armstrong amazing

From the Editor's Desk

You have to wonder if Lance Armstrong is kicking himself right now for retiring from professional bicycle racing in 2005. More...

Religion

Put trust in the right 'One'

Spiritual Reflections

Iam not fond of flying, in airplanes, or otherwise ("otherwise" is also known as falling). God made man from the Earth, and placed him on the Earth. That is his natural habitat. More...

School supplies arrive from TBC

Today is a big day for Ghana. President Obama is in Accra speaking before Parliament. We here in the northern part of Ghana are trying to watch his speech on TV, but so far I have not been able to hear it. Maybe later today! More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Pastor appreciation Mt. Bethel Baptist Church in Frankville will begin celebrating its pastor's (Rev. Anthony Kimbrough Sr.) second year appreciation at 7 p.m., July 17 with guest speaker The Rev. More...

Sports

Grove Hill wins Dixie Pre-Majors tourney

The Grove Hill Dixie Pre- Majors (15 - 16 year old) team which was comprised of players from both the Grove Hill and Jackson summer league teams went undefeated in the Pre-Majors South State Tournament being played in Thomasville over the weekend. More...

Westside wins Dixie Majors tournament

The Westside Dixie Majors (17 - 19 Year Olds) who represent West Mobile marched through the Dixie Majors South State Tournament being played in Thomasville this past weekend posting a perfect 4 - 0 record. More...

T'ville 9-10 year olds fall in District

The Thomasville 9 & 10 year old All-Stars, who hit the road to Billingsly after winning the Sub-District Tournament played in Thomasville, saw their dreams of a trip to the State Tournament come to an end when they went 1 - 2 in the District. More...

Allen accuses contractor of cover-ups

Claiming that things in the Phase III of downtown revitalization "has been covered up," council member Charles Allen voted against a payment of more than $105,000 to Lewis Environmental, the company performing the sidewalk work along Wilson Avenue. More...

Taking a ride on the "Big River"

steadfast dedication. Sometimes, however, talent is stumbled upon during a period of bored restlessness. More...

Clarke County reports first swine flu case

Clarke County has reported its first case of swine flu, local Emergency Management Agency officials have confirmed. No details are known about the individual, including age, sex, place of residence or how the flu was contracted. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Thomasville Q'back Club It's football time again! The Thomasville Quarter - back Club will have an organizational meeting at 6 p.m., July 21, in the THS library. All parents and supporters are encouraged to attend. More...

People

Promotions announced at 1st USB and US Bancshares

THOMASVILLE - First United Security Bank and United Security Bancshares, Inc. (USBI) Board of Directors made decisions regarding officer promotions at a recent meeting. More...

Pine Hill Mission has grand opening for arts program

The Pine Hill Mission Food Bank in Pine Hill held its grand opening last week for its new arts program, made possible by a $2,000 Black Belt Community Foundation grant to promote the arts. More...

Ballards announce birth of a daughter

Rev. and Mrs. Nate (Jami) Ballard of Thomasville announce the birth of their daughter, Lilly Krystine, born at 4:35 p.m., June 1, 2009, at Mobile Infirmary Hospital in Mobile. She weighed 8 pounds, 12 ounces and was 21 inches long. More...

School

Smyly recognized

Thomas Smyly, a rising eighth grader at Thomasville Middle School, qualified to receive state recognition for his performance as part of the Duke University Talent Search. More...

Creative Inventions Convention

Thomasville Public Library's second program this summer, as part of the Teen Summer Library Program "Creative Inventions Convention Competition" was held June 12 and was facilitated by Alabama Southern Thomasville director, Dr. Matt Moore. More...

Teens learn about pulp and paper

Thomasville Public Library, Alabama Southern Community College and Thomasville Middle School partnered for the 2009 Teen Summer Library Program. Twenty teenagers attended the first program event, Pulp and Papermaking with (npt) 2, on June 5. More...

For The Record

OBITUARIES

Death notices Bates Mary Freeman Bates, 84, of Nicholsville, died Saturday, July 11, 2009 at her home. The funeral was held at 11 a.m., Monday, July 13 at O'Bryant Chapel Funeral Home in Thomasville with the Rev. Don Stephens officiating. More...

Property deeds listed

Dated July 2-9 Joyce M. Andrews, to George R. Megginson. Christopher M. Cochran, to Lamar C. Johnson. Morgan Barnes A. Rogers, to Reginald H. Cooper Sr. Ronnie L. Williams, to Grace Robinson. Ronnie L. Williams, to Grace Robinson. More...

Clarke County Sheriff's report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of July 7-14 include: Camilla Denise Allen, 43, violation probation, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff's Dept. More...