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November 26, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Juanita O'Bryant retires

It was a bittersweet decision for Juanita O'Bryant to retire after nearly 40 years at O'Bryant Funeral Chapel in Thomasville. "It has been, I've had some mixed emotions about it," O'Bryant said. More...

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Editorials

OUR VIEW

We can still be thankful

It's Thanksgiving. What do we have to be thankful for? Here's a short list. New small businesses in town and expanding local businesses. Believe it or not, there's been a little bit of that this year. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

More info on no-bid contracts

Information continues to filter out about the recipients of a $7 million dollar Riley administration computer contract that became a point of contention a few months back when it came before the Legislative Contract Review Committee. More...

Religion

Spiritual Reflections

Exchange heavy load for lighter one God wants you to have

Iam writing this at the home of Huel and Pam Moseley my sister and brother-in-love in Evans, Ga. We are here to help look after our mother who has Alzheimer's. More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Glory Road quartet County Line Baptist Church in Arlington will host a singing featuring songs of praise by Glory Road Quartet at 6 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 28. The community is invited to come enjoy the singing and refreshments. More...

Operation Christmas Child dedication

Children of Thomasville Baptist Church held an Operation Christmas Child shoebox dedication last Wednesday evening. The children brought their boxes to the alter and Bro. More...

Sports

Bulldogs stopped short of another Super Six apperance

The Loachapoka Indians ended the Sweet Water Bulldogs hopes for a fourth consecutive 1A State Football Championship this past Friday, November 20, when they defeated the Bulldogs 19 - 17 in their quarter-final match-up played at Nolen Atkins Stadi More...

Taking Names Keeping Score

From Tiger to Bulldog

This past Saturday I was on the road again making what, at this point, is expected to be my last trip to a college football game this season. More...

Hunter Appreciation Day in Pine Apple

Pine Apple Promotions, Inc. invites the public to attend the 14th annual Hunter Appreciation Day Festival, Saturday Nov. 28th 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the historic town of Pine Apple. More...

Sewer project bid out for Choctaw Corner

The Thomasville City Council approved a bid of $496,000 Monday night for sewer improvement work to be done in the Choctaw Corner area of Thomasville. The work will be primarily funded by a grant the city has received. More...

New Era plant closing in Jackson

New Era Cap Company announced last Thursday, that it would close its Jackson and Mobile facilities. The decision affects 325 employees in Jackson. The total number affected is closer to 400 people because of earlier layoffs at the Jackson facility. More...

"Very aggressive" campaign to fill New Era plant building

A "very aggressive" marketing campaign to promote and fill the soon-to-bevacant New Era Cap plant building in Jackson is underway, Clarke County Commissioners were told Tuesday. More...

Courthouse security reports

Larry Davis, security coordinator for the Clarke County Courthouse, told commissioners Monday that Wackenhut Security personnel have done 8,601 screenings since taking over security checks at the courthouse in late October. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Benefit for babies James Bonds Charity Raffle and BBQ to benefit A Secret Safe Place for Newborns will be held at 12 noon, Nov. 30, in the Clarke County Courthouse Square. More...

People

Wild hog meeting Dec. 3

Many area land owners are experiencing an influx of wild hogs on their property. A seminar on wild hog control will be held Thursday, December 3, 2009 beginning at 10 a.m. The program will be held in Nanafalia at Compton Cattle Farms. More...

Please consider a contribution to United Way

The Clarke County United Way has met nearly 70 percent of its goal of $145,000 for the 2010 campaign— with $99,730 pledged as of last week. More...

Robinsons announce birth of son

Mr. and Mrs. Mitchel Cole Robinson (Sonya Prescott) of Daphne announce the birth of their son, Cole Alexander, born October 12, 2009 at Providence Hospital in Mobile. He weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces and was 20 inches long. More...

School

School News

T'giving in my heart and tummy

Today is Thanksgiving! To our community this means a lot of things. First of all it means some time off to appreciate our blessings. It also means food and I'm not talking McDonalds (not that I don't love Big Macs). More...

SWHS SGA food drive nets 275 cans

The Sweet Water High School SGA recently sponsored a canned food drive. The SGA collected more than 275 cans. The class that donated the most was Daphine Etheridge's first grade class. They received a party with the SGA members as their reward. More...

Among nation's top high school scholars

Thomasville High School senior Valeria King scored in the top 3000 students in the nation in the National Merit Schol - ar ship Program. She is the daughter of Dr. Nina Tocci of Thomasville. More...

For The Record

OBITUARIES

Knight Earl Elmore Knight, 94, of Thomasville, died Tuesday, November 17, 2009, at Southwest Alabama Medical Center in Thomasville. Mr. Knight was born July 9, 1915 in Thomasville. He was a farmer and was a member of Elam Baptist Church. More...

DEATH NOTICES

Lott Easter Lott, 85, died November 19, 2009 in Thomasville. The funeral will be held at 1 p.m., Nov. 27, at Keil Memorial Chapel in Morvin. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Morvin. Mrs. More...

RECORDS

Marriage license applications Ellis Michael Godwin, to Mallory Reid Hicks; Jarmin Tremaine Rothchild, to Christie Letitia Morrissette. More...