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September 24, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

City votes to refinance older bonds

The Thomasville City Council approved a $7.8 million bond during a special meeting Monday night. The bond is a refinancing of two earlier bonds, one issued in 1998 and the other in 2002. More...

Trash and tire fire in Scyrene

PHOTO BY ARTHUR MCLEAN Danny Bedwell of the Fulton Fire Department takes a break from fighting a trash and tire fire in the Scyrene community near Garrick's Grocery last Thursday. More...

Two Clarke hospitals join state trauma system

A pair of Clarke County hospitals joined 11 others in southwest Alabama to be part of a new statewide trauma system that directs emergency medical personnel to the nearest medical center ready to treat victims. More...

Special Sections

Editorials

We're still footing the bill

OUR VIEW

Did you realize that it's already been one year since the government started bailing out the big financial companies from the economic apocalypse? They say the economy is beginning to recover, now that the banks are healthy again. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Bragging parents

From the Editor's Desk

Have you ever noticed how everyone likes to brag about how smart their baby is? You know what I'm talking about. The go on and on about how little adorable so and so did thus and such, and isn't that just so smart? More...

Religion

CFBC Homecoming

Christian Fellowship Baptist Church will hold homecoming services beginning at 10:30 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 27, with former pastor, Darryl Brunson bringing the morning sermon. Lunch will follow the morning worship. More...

Ask Jesus Christ to reformat your hard drive

Spiritual Reflections

Peggy's laptop has developed a problem. When it is asked to boot up or turn on, the message, "Problems detected and Windows was shut down to protect your computer," is displayed on the screen. More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Revival Full Gospel Lighthouse Church in Pine Hill will be in revival Sept. 24-27. Thursday and Friday services will begin at 7 p.m. with guest speaker April Lanningham Todd of Dallas, Texas. Saturday will be dedicated as Youth Day from 3 p.m. More...

For The Record

OBITUARIES

OBITUARY Anthony Debra Ann Anthony, 55, of Arlington, died Thursday, September 17, 2009, at Southwest Alabama Medical Center. Ms. Anthony was born Feb. 10, 1954 in Grove Hill. More...

TPD report

The Thomasville Police Department filed the following misdemeanor charges last week: Willie McKinley Watkins - theft of property, theft by deception, Bennie Ray Arnold - driving under the influence. For the week ending Sept. More...

Clarke County Sheriff's report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Sept. 15-22 include: Joe Acoby Harris, 26, public intoxication/appears in public, burglary second degree, $8,500 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff's Dept. More...

Rush closes after 42 years in business

After 42 years in the business, contractor Rex Rush has decided to hang up the toolbelt. More...

Hubert files voting complaints

Ozelle Hubert, who lost last week's special Democratic primary for House District 65, is complaining of several voting irregularities. Hubert lost the race to Elaine Beech, 4,353 to 1,071, an 80-20 percent difference. More...

County commission budget at $12.2 million

The Clarke County Commission passed a nearly $12.2 million budget Tuesday for the new fiscal year It is about $1.8 million less than the previous year's budget. More...

Commission hires private security firm

Clarke County Commissioners agreed Tuesday to contract with a private security firm for courthouse security. More...

Animal shelter supporters seek money from county

Animal shelter advocates Monday asked the Clarke County Commission to budget $50,000 for land acquisition for a shelter. Local veterinarian Dr. Ed Sellers told commissioners that at least four acres are needed. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Apollo spacesuit display An Apollo spacesuit and a Space Shuttle tile will be on display through Friday, Sept. 25 at the Kathryn Tucker Windham Museum and Library on the Thomasville campus of Alabama Southern Community College. More...

People

Authors share their passion

Linda G. Brown (left), Jim Herod (center) and Kerri Leslie Pruitt laugh in response to a comment made during a presentation at Alabama Southern Community College. More...

Area couples announce wedding plans

Rodgers-Shamburger

Betty Rodgers of Thomasville announces the engagement and forthcoming marriage of her daughter, Tiffany Shanta Rodgers to Jerry LaBrian Shamburger, son of Dorothy Shamburger of Thomasville and the late Marion Shamburger Sr. More...

Windham-Ballard

Jerry and Mary Jo Windham of Sweet Water announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Andrea Windham to Bryan Ballard, son of Jimmy and Alethanette Ballard of Sweet Water. More...

Sports

Tigers soar over Neal 58-0

The Thomasville Tigers, playing in the friendly confines of D. F. Anderson Field, pitched a 58 - 0 shutout on the W. S. Neal Blue Eagles this past Friday, September 18. More...

Dogs win in the slop 8-0

After almost two hours of lightening delays and what amounted to torrential rainfall throughout the majority of the game, the Sweet Water Bulldogs emerged as an 8 - 0 victor over the Fruitdale Pirates in their regional contest played this past Fri More...

The Gift

Taking Names & Keeping Score

I'm certain that all of us have received at least one gift in our lifetime that we probably remember and cherish more than any other. More...