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July 23, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Morris hired to be TMS assistant principal

Vickie Morris, reading coach at Thomaville Elementary School has been hired to become the next assistant principal at Thomasville Middle School. More...

Special election set for House 65 seat

Governor Bob Riley today announced the special election dates for House District 65 which was vacated when former State Representative Marc Keahey was elected to the State Senate. More...

Free computer classes at CDC

Registration for free computer classes at the Thomasville Revitalization and Community Development Corporation Computer Lab will be held the week of July 27th. Classes will start Monday, Aug. 3rd. Seats are limited, so register early. More...

Car goes for a flip

PHOTO BY ARTHUR MCLEAN This car wound up on its roof last week in attempting to avoid a collision with another vehicle in front of Wal-Mart, according to bystanders. The accident drew quite a crowd. No one was seriously injured. More...

Historical society to hear genealogy project

A project to identify and gather the genealogies from descendants of Old Cawhaba will be the topic at the Clarke County Historical Society's meeting Sunday at 2:30 at Grove Hill Town Hall. While St. More...

ServeSafe classes start today

According to the Centers for Disease Control, an estimated 5,000 deaths are caused by foodborne illnesses in the United States each year, and the majority are caused by the mishandling of food. More...

Special Sections

Editorials

Space is a worthy endeavour

OUR VIEW

On the 40th anniversary of the first manned mission to the moon, there have been many rememberances celebrating the achievement. But as with anything these days, there are those who would put a damper on other's enthusiasm. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

We took chances once

From the Editor's Desk

Forty years ago this week, man set foot on the moon. Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin and Neil Armstrong were the first human beings to travel from this planet and make it all the way to another body in space. Think about that and let it sink in. More...

Religion

Make every moment count

Spiritual Reflections

What do you do when something painful happens and you can't make any sense out of it? What do you do when the obvious answer to prayer is no longer the answer? More...

Fr. Patrick Madden is new pastor of Clarke County Catholic community

Father Patrick Madden has been appointed by Archbishop Thomas J. Rodi as the new pastor of Sacred Heart Catholic Parish in Grove Hill, which includes Visitation Catholic Church in Jackson and St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Thomasville. More...

Rev. Martindale baptizes two grandsons

Rev. Richard Martindale had the special privilege of baptizing both his grandsons in the morning worship service on July 5, 2009, at Oak Grove Baptist Church in Pine Hill, where he has been pastor since August 2008. More...

Sports

Greg Maddox, maybe the best ever?

Taking Names and Keeping Score

For all of us there are moments, hours, days and even periods in our lives when events that happen to us or around us leave an impression that is indelibly stamped into our memory. More...

Don't "rescue" fawns

Every year the lives of many young wild animals are doomed due to wellmeaning caretakers who kidnap young wildlife from their parents. This is especially true with fawns. More...

Mims' quick thinking, fast running saved his friend

Jack Mims didn't run for his life Friday, he ran for his friend's life. Mims and Ethan Gerald were riding in a golf cart at the Gerald's property Friday evening when the cart turned over, landing on Gerald's chest. More...

Summer flowers in bloom

Drought-like conditions around Clarke County haven't kept lillies like these from blooming in local gardens. More...

Languishing water plant money almost stripped

Thomasville's long-awaited water plant is still sitting on the drawing board, and the city came close to losing nearly $3 million in federal money for it this month. More...

Pine Hill officer and his dog earn Canine Service Award

Pine Hill Police Officer Jim Mundie and K-9 Capone were awarded the Canine Service Award for their efforts in the manhunt of July 13 in capturing escapee Bennie Woodgett. More...

Chamber offering customer service workshop Friday

The Southwest Alabama Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a customer service workshop Friday at the Thomasville Civic Center. Sign-in will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the workshop begins at 9 a.m. and runs to 3:30 p.m. More...

Wood pellet plant stalled

Clarke County's economic developer said the poor economy had stalled the new wood pellets plant to be built in Jackson but she told commissioners last week that she is still hopeful that the facility will be built. More...

Animal shelter group seeks donors

The Clarke Regional Animal Care and Control Facility Task Force is offering area citizens the opportunity to become sponsoring donors by contributing $25 to receive an annual membership. More...

Food prices drop slightly in July

Declines in prices on beef products, coupled with continued savings in the dairy case, brought the average cost of 20 market basket items down almost 2 percent at Alabama markets this month. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

School orientation THS orientation The orientation schedule for the upcoming school year at Thomasville High School is as follows: Seniors - 6 p.m., Monday, July 27. Juniors - 7 p.m., Monday, July 27. Sophomores - 6 p.m., Tuesday, July 28. More...

People

Ballroom dance lessons

Thomasville Public Library, Alabama Southern Community College and Thomasville Middle School partnered for the 2009 Teen Summer Library Program. The first part of the program was Pulp and Papermaking. More...

Zane Crosby Jr. born

Zane Crosby and Tiffany Hayles of Pine Hill welcomed their son, Zane Thomas Crosby Jr., at 1:13 a.m., June 24, 2009 at USA Childrens and Womens Hospital in Mobile. He weighed 8 pounds, 15 ounces and was 22 inches long. More...

Snodgrass reunion

The Snodgrass reunion will be held at the home of W.V. Bedwell located on County Road 9 in Thomasville on Sunday, Aug. 9. Bring a covered dish and a lawn chair and enjoy the day. For more information contact W.V. More...

School

TMS Awards Day

Thomasville Middle School presented the following awards during its annual end of the year awards day. More...

Former resident attends Duke TIP

Ingrid Ridgeway, 13, a student at T.R. Miller High School in Brewton and formerly of Thomasville attended the Duke University Talent Identification Program (TIP) in Durham, N.C. More...

McIntyre receives scholarship

Dustin Gray McIntyre, a 2009 graduate of Marengo Academy, was selected to receive a scholarship in the amount of $850.00 from the American Legion Auxiliary. More...

For The Record

OBITUARIES

Fuller Minnie Zeola Fuller, 88, of Whatley, died Thursday, July 9, 2009, at a local health care facility. Mrs. Fuller was born Feb. 16, 1921. She was a native of Clarke County, Ala., was a homemaker and was a member of Asbury Baptist Church. More...

Marriage license applications

Robert Ryan Grimes, to Stacie Jeanette Pitre; Gary Lenoise Campbell, to Kenja Nekia Packer; Devin Lee Mitchell, to Candace Brooke Andrews; Thomas Austin Pyles, to Pamela Blackmon Gates. More...

Property deeds listed

Dated July 9-15 Carl E. Huggins, to Marion Burroughs. Estate of Mary C. Quinn, to Irvin T. Quinn Trust. Vernon Barney, to Asberry Daffin III. Keith Thompson, to U.S. Bank National Association. Reginald Cooper Sr., to Clyde Chavous. More...


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