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August 27, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Unemployment edges up in state

Alabama's unemployment edged upwards just a tad in July to 10.2 percent from 10.1 percent in June. Just a year ago the rate was half that much, 5.1 percent. Unemployment continues high in southwest Alabama. More...

Special Sections

Editorials

Be careful with flu symptoms

As reported in this week's paper, health officials around the region are just going ahead and assuming that the flu outbreak we are currently experiencing is swine flu. More...

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Stupid TV commercials

From the Editor's Desk

We really don't watch much TV around the house anymore. The only thing that makes me not cancel satellite is TIVO. Without easy prerecorded shows, it would be pointless, as we rarely have a whole hour to do something like watch TV. More...

Religion

We must be molded for God's living water to flow

Spiritual Reflections

Yesterday we drove from Accra to Tamale. The drive is preparatory for a spot in the Baja 1000. Our best time to date for the 665 km drive, not the race, is 10 hours and 30 min. We planned to sleep in but the phone rang at 6:30 a.m. More...

Thomasvillians meet Rick and Bubba

Kathy Davis of Thomasville and Sissy Bethea Peyton (formerly of Thomasville) were recently guests in the Golden Ticket Seats at The Rick and Bubba Show, a syndicated daily morning radio show in Birmingham from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. weekdays. More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Singing County Line Baptist Church, near Arlington, will host a singing at 7 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 29, featuring Glory Road Quartet. Everyone is invited. More...

Sports

Bears best Tigers 6-3 in jamboree

The Leroy Bears paid a visit to D. F. Anderson Field this past Friday, August 21 for a fall jamboree with the Thomasville Tigers. More...

Taking Names & Keeping Score

More there than meets the eye

In these times of economic downturn in our country there are many difficult decisions that have to be made in the various segments of our society. More...

Bulldog varsity successful in jamboree

The Sweet Water Bulldogs ventured over to Brantley this past Friday, August 21, for a fall jamboree that matched them up with both the Brantley Bulldogs and the Maplesville Red Devils. More...

Mayor: tired of "conspiracies"

Thomasville Mayor Sheldon Day lashed out at one of his most outspoken critics, council member Charles Allen at Monday night's meeting. "I'm tired of everything being a damn conspiracy," Day said. More...

Schools facing more budget cuts

Even though Thomasville's city schools expect to end the year with one month's worth of operating expenses in the bank, additional state funding cuts will likely wipe that out before the end of next year, school officials said Thursday. More...

DARE Donation

PHOTO BY TONYA JOYCE Cliff Amos (left) of Amford Mortgage, LLC presented Thomasville Police Officer John Thornton with a check for $200 for the DARE Program at the Thomasville City Schools. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

TCS auditions Thomasville City School theater auditions for the THS competition one-act "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County (high school students only) and Beauty Review talent (third grade through 12th grade) will be held from 3:15 More...

People

Walters, Drinkard united in afternoon ceremony

Karen Jeanette Walters and Cody Jarrod Drinkard exchanged marriage vows at Pineview Baptist Church in Thomasville, Saturday, May 30, 2009 at four o'clock in the afternoon. More...

THS class of 1965 holds 45th reunion

Thomasville High School class of 65 had its 45th reunion Saturday, Aug. 22. The group was hosted by Mike and Charlette Megginson in their lovely home. More...

McKeller-Stallworth 26th family reunion held

The 26th McKeller- Stallworth family reunion, hosted by John and Anne R. Conner, was held July 24-26 in Thomasville. This event began with a banquet held at the Thomasville Civic Center with Dr. Kerri L. Harris, daughter of Willie and Emma R. More...

School

Auxiliary scholarships awarded

Southwest Alabama Hospital Auxiliary members Shirley Crowe, Elinor Ott and Bobbie Overstreet present scholarships to Amy Cannon, University of South Alabama School of Occupational Therapy, Christian Bishop, Tennessee University School of Physical The More...

JEWELS sponsors community day

On Aug. 1, J.E.W.E.L.S. Social Savings Club sponsored "Community Day". At this event the school supplies, chips and drinks were given to the community. In conjunction with this event, J.E.W.E.L.S. More...

Byrd is valedictorian at Palmetto High

Armenthus Doratha Byrd, granddaughter of the late M.C. Pritchett Sr. and Dorothy S. Pritchett of Thomasville, graduated first in her class of 380 at Palmetto High School in Palmetto, Fla. More...

For The Record

OBITUARIES

DEATH NOTICE Curtis Earlee Curtis, 83, of Morvin, died August 17, 2009 in Mobile. The funeral was held at 11 a.m., Aug. 22, at Walnut Grove Baptist Church with burial in Walnut Grove Baptist Cemetery. Mrs. More...

Marriage license applications

Myles Virtry Overstreet, to Michelle Deneane Byrd; Kyle David Brooker, to Amy Lane Robertson; Larry Gene Sheffield Jr., to Emily Gwin Weaver; Zachary Creighton Hare, to Julie Loraine Lisenbe. More...

Property deeds listed

Dated Aug. 13-19 Robert S. Bowling III, to Michael Edward Boatright. Ernest L. Brown, to Ernest L. Brown Jr. Leo Hurst, to New South Federal Savings Bank. Dan W. Moore, to Green Tree-AL LLC. More...


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