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July 30, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Local dealers join "cash for clunkers" deal

The aim of a new $1 billion federal "cash for clunkers" program is to get old gas guzzlers and pollutionmakers off the highways. More...

City to look at incentives for retailers

The Thomasville City Council will be considering the first draft of a retail incentives package during a special called meeting Monday at 6 p.m. "This is our own stimulus package," said mayor Sheldon Day. More...

Special Sections

Editorials

Applause for arts council

OUR VIEW

We applaud the Arts Council of Thomasville and the Canebrake Players of Demopolis for their efforts in producing the musical "Big River" which just concluded its run at the Thomasville Civic Center. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Second chances

From the Editor's Desk

You may have heard that Michael Vick has been conditionally allowed back in the NFL after serving a two-year prison term for dog fighting. Of course, there's been a lot of chatter about that on the sports news channels on radio and television. More...

Religion

Remember who's in control

Spiritual Reflections

Today is Flag Day, July 14. No one else in Tamale, Ghana knows that. It is also Andy Cherry's birthday. No one else in Tamale knows that either, happy birthday to Peggy's youngest brother. More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Summer revival Shady Union Missionary Baptist Church, 256 County Road 45 in Surginer, will continue its summer revival at 7:30 p.m., through July 31. Evangelist for the week is Rev. Fred D. More...

Graciousness is the key to greatness

Agroup of soldiers was trying to push a loaded wagon up a hill, when a rider on horseback came along. A corporal in charge was shouting, "Push harder!" But they were unsuccessful. "Why don't you help them?" asked the rider. More...

Sports

Thomasville all-stars finish fourth in state tournament

The Thomasville 7 & 8 year old All-Star Baseball Team saw their run at a State Championship end on Monday, July 20, when they fell to the Municipal American squad 9 - 8. More...

It's that time again

Taking Names and Keeping Score

The grass has a parched look about it and the heat and humidity are at times almost unbearable. Sometimes even if you are just standing still sweat seems to pour profusely from every pore in your body. More...

Gulf state pier now open

The long wait is over. On July 23, Gov. Bob Riley cut the ribbon officially opening the new pier at Gulf State Park to the public. More...

Morris looks forward to role at TMS

Thomasville's newest administrator, Thomasville Middle School assistant principal Vickie Morris, was busy getting her office ready for the start of school Tuesday morning. More...

Celtic music group to perform

Since its first concert in 2003, Mithril has become one of the most sought after Celtic/World music groups on the concert series scene. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Barbecue for sale The Surginer Volunteer Fire Department has barbecue for sale for $7 per pound. To place an order call 334-992-2316 or 334- 992-2318. Rodeo near Butler Choctaw Co. More...

People

Capstone Bank celebrates new building

PHOTO BY TOM ALLEN The Southwest Alabama Chamber of Commerce joined Capstone Bank for the ribbon cutting ceremony on its newly completed bank building on Hwy. 43 in Thomasville. More...

Customer service workshop

The Southwest Alabama Chamber of Commerce, Grove Hill Chamber of Commerce and University of West Alabama sponsored a customer service workshop last week at the Thomasville Civic Center. More...

Johnson-Loftin exchange vows

Crystal Ann Johnson and Benjamin Michael Loftin II exchanged wedding vows March 28, 2009 at Pineview Baptist Church in Thomasville. Officiating the ceremony was the Rev. Tyrone Parten. The bride is the daughter of Ms. More...

School

757 attend summer library programs

The Summer Library Program at Thomasville Public Library, "Be Creative @ Your Library", had a total of 757 people in attendance at the four free community programs held at the Thomasville Elementary School. More...

Research Club scholar

Julie Dozier was the recipient of the 2009 Helen Tabb Tucker Research Club Scholarship. She is pictured with Club Member Shirley Wallace. More...

Area school leaders advance in AASB's academy

MONTGOMERY - Six current school board members from Clarke County and Thomasville City Schools were among the 239 board members statewide honored this month for advancing to a new level in the Alabama Association of School Boards' School Board Membe More...

For The Record

OBITUARIES

DEATH NOTICE Grayson Clifford Earl Grayson, 78, a native of Dixons Mills, died at 1 a.m., Saturday, July 25, 2009, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Birmingham. Family hour will be held from 6:30 p.m. More...

Marriage license applications

Morgan Barnes Aduston Rogers, to Tiffany Savell Gomien; Preston O. Horn, to Monica Denise Davis; Dean Mark Hicks, to Charlene Dailey Phillips. More...

Property deeds listed

Dated July 16-22 Glarin Hadley, to Claudzell Bernard. Sandy Bottoms, LLC, to Seema A. Badve. Phillip Reynolds, to William E. Warrick. Larry Bradford, to Betty Council. Peggy Lynn Barbarow, to Cherry Ann Prather. More...