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August 6, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

T'ville schools again make all AYP goals

All three of Thomasville's schools met 100 percent of the state's mandated goals to meet the state's requirement for Adequate Yearly Progress. More...

Bearden, McPhearson join USBI board

The Board of Directors of United Security Bancshares, Inc. and First United Security Bank announced the additions of Andrew C. Bearden, Jr. and John Lee McPhearson as new members of these Boards. Mr. More...

Former Quick Cash comes down

PHOTO BY ARTHUR MCLEAN The former Quick Cash pawn shop on Hwy. 43 was demolished this week after the building's roof collapsed. More...

State's first swine flu death recorded

Officials at the Jefferson County Department of Health announced the first confirmed local fatality from the novel H1N1 influenza virus (swine flu). More...

Celtic concert is Friday night

The Celtic musical group Mithril will perform this Friday in the Thomasville Civic Center at 7 p.m. Advance tickets are $5 and tickets at the door will be $10. More...

Special Sections

Editorials

Good weekend to shop

OUR VIEW

Now's the weekend to do two things: shop locally and get all your school supplies at a discount. It's only once a year that the state gives us a break from paying our taxes, so you might as well take advantage of it. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Photographer's child

From the Editor's Desk

Ishow off Turner's pictures to people now, and the first question is how old and the second question is what have we been feeding him. He is indeed growing fast. More...

Religion

Churches, not the buildings, are a testimony to God

Spiritual Reflections

Ihave been teaching my students in Tamale that the "Church" is not made of brick, mortar, wood and glass. More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Youth music, worship, fun Before school starts, teenagers are invited to join the youth of Grove Hill United Methodist Church for music, worship, fellowship and fun at 7 p.m., through Aug. 7. More...

Sports

Summer football practice begins

Although we've been getting some much needed rain over the last several days, including some on the winds of thunder storms that have rolled through this area, the sounds that have been echoing across the football practice fields in Dixons Mills, More...

Preseason rakings are out

Taking Names &Keeping Score

This past week the Alabama Sports Writers Association released their pre-season rankings of high school football programs across the state. More...

Adult softball league forms again in T'ville

This past Saturday, August 1, the newly organized Thomasville Adult Slow-pitch Softball League opened their 2009 season with four games at the Nathan Stephens Softball complex located on the south end of Gates Drive Park. More...

It's that time of year

PHOTO BY ARTHUR MCLEAN The Thomasville Tigers and other high school football programs started their summer practices Monday. Here, the Tigers sweat through summer drills Tuesday morning at Thomasville High School. More...

Brown sees potential with THS band

Ben Brown is the new band director at Thomasville High School. Brown grew up in Valley, and comes to Thomasville from Lannett's city school system where he served as band director. More...

HIPPY enrolling now

The Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) Clarke County program is now enrolling parents of 3, 4, and 5 year olds for the 2009- 2010 program year. More...

Pine Hill cops seize pot, cash

On Friday, July 31, the Pine Hill Police Department executed a search warrant at 95 Jade Lane in Pine Hill, the residence of McGary Owens. During the search warrant execution, drugs, guns and U.S. More...

Three qualify for District 65 seat

Three candidates are vying for the Alabama House of Representatives' District 65 seat. Qualifying for the special election to fill the vacant seat closed Friday. The Democratic candidates are Elaine Beech of Chatom and Ozelle Hubert of Jackson. More...

Sales tax holiday for school this weekend

This weekend is expected to be a big one for area retailers as the state's sales tax holiday goes into effect. From Aug. 7 through Aug. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Get your Gold Card today! This is the last week to purchase the Thomasville Tiger Discount Cards. See any Thomasville Tiger football player or call 334-636- 1009. More...

People

Couples announce upcoming weddings

Wise, Moreland

Mr. and Mrs. G. Mark Wise of Thomasville are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Shelley Elizabeth to Walter Harold "Trey" Moreland III, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Harold Moreland Jr. of Pelham. More...

McClellan, Sheffield

Kerri McClellan of Madison announces the engagement and forthcoming marriage of her daughter, Erin C. McClellan to John L. Sheffield Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Sheffield of Thomasville. More...

Weaver, Sheffield

Chris and Lori Weaver of Grove Hill announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Emily Gwin Weaver to Larry "Gene" Sheffield Jr., son of Larry Gene and Marie Sheffield of Grove Hill. More...

School

After school program 'discovers' Alabama

The Sweet Water 21st Century After School Program took two field trips this summer. The field trips were called the "Discover Alabama Tour". Alabama has so many great places to visit and enjoy. More...

Stokley attends Alabama Girls State

Tate Stokley of Sweet Water High School recently attended the 2009 session of Alabama Girls State, held on the campus of Troy University the week of June 7th - 12th. The 2009 session was sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary. More...

Kids in tutoring program visit MLK Center, Six Flags

Faith Fellowship Community Outreach Tutoring Program sponsored its annual field trip to the Martin Luther King Center, and Six Flags Over Georgia on July 10. More...

For The Record

OBITUARIES

DEATH NOTICE Brown Ronald Renard Brown, 48, of Thomasville, died July 29, 2009, at USA Hospital in Mobile. Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., Aug. 7, at Reese Funeral Home chapel in Thomasville. More...

Clarke County Sheriff's report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of July 28- Aug. 4 include: Reggie Letrell Laffiette, 30, two counts fraudulent use of credit/debit card, $15,000 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff's Dept. More...

TPD report

The Thomasville Police Department filed the following felony charges last week: Wilbert Antwon Welch - criminal mischief, Reggie Latrell Laffittle - fraudulent use of a credit card, Christopher L. Rowden - burglary/forced entry of a residence. More...


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