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October 15, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

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OUR VIEW

A few bad apples spoil it

People like to talk about the reception they get when they come to Thomasville. Both visitors and the locals like to brag about how warm and welcoming this town is. And you know what? It really is. More...

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From the Editor's Desk

Thoughts on the news

Will ObamaCare finally pass? It's like Christmas. Nobody really knows what we're going to get until long after the present's been opened. And by then it will be too late to take it back to the store. More...

School

School News

They're playing my song

Have you ever stepped out of your comfort zone? If not then I highly recommend that you try it sometime. If you have every tired it, then you know all about the fear, and the butterflies that usually accompany such an action. More...

Students perform at library

Thomasville High School students performed Tuesday night at the Thomasville Public Library's reception honoring Kathryn Tucker Windham. More...

Fellowship of Christian Athletes combats teen drug usage

During October, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes in Southern Alabama is helping teens take a stand against drug and alcohol usage as part of One Way 2 Play (OW2P) month. More...

For The Record

OBITUARIES

Johnson Avelle Huggins Johnson, 86, of Gilbertown, died Monday, October 5, 2009 at Willow Trace Nursing Center in Butler. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, October 7, at Gilbertown Cemetery with the Revs. More...

RECORDS

Marriage license applications James Edward O'Conner, to Amy Janelle Sullivan; Jeremy Adam Britt, to Lauren Skyler Hare. Marriage license applications are just that— applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. More...

Clarke County Sheriff's report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Oct. 6- 13 include: Aaron Devon Stallworth, 54, two counts non child support, two counts court cost, failure to appear, $758 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff's Dept. More...

Scotch & Gulf Lumber gets tax breaks

The Clarke County Commission Tuesday approved property tax abatements and sales and usage tax abatements for the expansions planned by the new Scotch & Gulf Lumber, LLC for the Scotch sawmill at Fulton. More...

Thieves steal from visiting football team

On Oct. 2, the city of Thomasville rolled out the welcome mat for its visitors and alumni as well as the Andalusia Bulldogs for the high school's annual homecoming game. More...

Sweet Water's queen

Sweet Water High School crowned Jacqueseya White Homecoming Queen Friday night. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Extra birthday calendars The Thomasville Worthwhile Club has extra Community Birthday Calendars for sale. The calendars are $4 each. If interested, call Vicki Weaver 334-636- 5006. More...

People

Shopping at home funds local services

Whenever you make a purchase at home you are making much more than just a purchase. The tax dollars that you pay on your purchases stay here in Clarke County and go towards funding all the services that the County and Cities provide. More...

Ambassadors visit FUSB

The ambassadors of the Southwest Alabama Chamber of Commerce visited First United Security Bank last week. The group toured the bank and met with bank president Terry Phillips. More...

911 fees going up

Clarke County business owners will pay $1 more per month for E-911 services. Clarke County Commissioners agreed Tuesday to hike the tariff on business phones from $2 a month to $3 a month per phone. More...

Religion

CHURCH CALENDAR

RCIA classes The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) are classes for both Catholics and non-Catholics who desire a deeper understanding of the Catholic Church. Fr. More...

Spiritual Reflections

Our job is to go and tell

The African sun was beating down on the tin roof of the little church and there was nothing between the roof and those gathered inside but the rafters. More...

Pineview Sunday School

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Windell Sheffield, Billy Kennedy, Gene Overstreet, Joe Clayton, Winston Parden, John Wayne Overstreet, Cliff Scarbrough, Robert Dement, Cordell Hutto, Ben Pugh, Clarence Newton, Walter Turk, Ralph Smyly, Frank Robison More...

Sports

Tigers roll to another blowout win

The Thomasville Tigers continued their torrid pace this past Friday, October 9, when they traveled to Evergreen and handed the Hillcrest High School Jaguars a 60 - 8 defeat. More...

Taking Names and Keeping Score

Preparing for number 94

As I am writing this column, coaches and players at both Thomasville High School and Clarke County High School are busy preparing for the ninety fourth renewal of the gridiron rivalry between the two schools that dates back to their first meeting More...

Bulldogs dispatch Butler Magnet 46-13

The Sweet Water Bulldogs rolled up 403 yards on the ground this past Friday, October 9, on their way to 46 - 13 win over the Butler County Magnet School Panthers at Nolan Atkins Stadium. More...


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