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August 13, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

County road quality slips

Clarke County's road grades from the Alabama Department of Transportation have slipped a little, Clarke County Engineer Danny Overton told county commissioners Monday. More...

Special Sections

Editorials

Be aware of school traffic

School started back this week, and there's a lot more cars on the road early in the morning now. The rumble of brightly colored school buses loaded with children heading to school in the morning is also filling the highway. More...

Cartoon

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Obama's gaff with no spin

There's an email going around claiming that President Obama was considering making soldiers pay with their private health insurance for care they get for injuries received while serving overseas. More...

Religion

CHURCH CALENDAR

Gospel concert Bassett Creek Baptist Church, 2-1/2 miles north of Grove Hill off Highway 43, will host legendary Southern Gospel artists "The Nelons" for a special concert at 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 13. More...

It's not church until God shows up

For the last three months we have been making plans and preparations to work with a team of six volunteers. Five of them are from Rockwall First Baptist Church. The sixth is one of our daughters, Julie. More...

Church - a place to be

Life and Church are personal, and, God's business, too. In this day and time ignoring either may be costly, even one's eternal life. You don't have the "church habit", "keep putting it off", or "too busy". More...

For The Record

OBITUARIES

DEATH NOTICE Grayson Clifford Earl Grayson, 78, of Dixons Mills, died July 25, 2009. The funeral was held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 1, at Rockbabylon Missionary Baptist Church in Dixons Mills. More...

RECORDS

Marriage license applications James Russell Dowling II, to Jennifer Kay Tolbert; Thomas Gayle Mathews, to Debra Dunagan Bolen; Vernon Charles Denton, to Margaret Champion Denton. More...

Clarke County Sheriff's report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Aug. 4-11 include: Harriet Louise Brooks, 60, hindering prosecution, first degree, $10,000 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff's Dept. More...

Two ambulance services to compete

AmStar from Marengo to operate in north Clarke with ASAP

The Clarke County 911 Board agreed Monday to allow AmStar Emergency Medical Services, Inc., a Marengo County-based ambulance company, to be on rotation for 911 calls in Thomasville and northern Clarke County. More...

City's still waiting on water plant money

Thomasville's water plant money is still in limbo after the city submitted a name change for the water project. The $2.7 million appropriation was originally awarded to the southwest Alabama Regional Water Authority. More...

"Hysteria" over LifeTech absconders

The morning after three parolees left the LifeTech center in Thomasville last week, rumors flew fast a furious about the location of the men and what was happening, none of which turned out to be true. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

BBQ 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. More...

People

Lifetime award

Thomasville's Charlie Dixon was given a Life Member award for his career contributions to fire protection at the state fire convention last week. More...

Williams, Bradford wed at GainesRidge

Erika Day Williams and Glover Heath Bradford exchanged wedding vows on May 30, 2009 at 4:30 in the afternoon. GainesRidge in Camden was the setting for the beautiful outdoor wedding. More...

Thompson, Webb united

Jordan Alecia Thompson became the bride of Justin Lee Webb in a double-ring ceremony on Saturday, March 14, 2009 at 2 p.m. The afternoon wedding was held at Pineview Baptist Church in Thomasville, with the Rev. Rob Jackson officiating. More...

School

Art students to put on exhibit

Grove Hill Cultural Arts Center announces "CLASSY ART," an exhibit opening to be held August 22 & 23. Artwork created by adults, children, and teens during recent art classes will be on exhibit. Free and open to the public on Sunday, Aug. More...

HIPPY enrollment

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...

Two positions added at T'ville schools

The Thomasville board of education created to new teaching positions during a special meeting Thursday night. More...

Sports

Hands-on approach

Coach Lance Ingram instructs the defensive backs on technique during summer drills with the Thomasville Tiger football team. The team's will hold a scrimmage at D.F. Anderson Field Friday night at 7 p.m. Next week,. More...

Change is inevitable - knowing when and how is genius

It was the waning days of summer in 1969 and all across the United States things were a changing. More...

Tigers to scrimmage Friday

In keeping with their schedule of having controlled scrimmages at the end of each week of practice leading up to the beginning of the 2009 football season, the Thomasville Tigers will be undertaking a 100 play scrimmage at Anderson Field this Frida More...