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December 31, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Drug task force grants awarded

Gov. Bob Riley has awarded two grants totaling $530,000 to continue the efforts of two specialized law enforcement units in southwest Alabama. More...

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People

Help with heating bills available

The Community Action Agency of Baldwin, Escambia, Clarke, Monroe and Conecuh counties have started the process of making application to assist low-income families with their heating bill. More...

Lesson in Indian culture

Sweet Water High School fourth grade students of Wendy Joiner, Katie Weaver and Cathy Black recently visited Moundville State Park. While there the students learned about Indian folklore and culure. More...

Items collected for Harriet’s House

Sweet Water High School Students Against Destruction Decisions (SADD) recently held a drive to collect personal items for Harriet’s House. The sixth grade collected the most items and were treated to a cookie and ice cream party at school. More...

Sports

Tigers, Bulldogs on all-region teams

When the Mobile Press-Register named its 2009 All-Region Football team this past weekend both the Sweet Water Bulldogs and Thomasville Tigers were well represented. More...

Year to year, decade to decade

As this week unfolds and the first weekend of not only a new year but a new decade arrives there are many great stories being played out in the world of sports. More...

Winter baseball clinic returns

Organizers working on the 2010 Thomasville Winter Baseball Clinic announced this week that Saturday, January 16, is the date set for this year’s event. It will mark the twenty-first straight year that the clinic has been held in Thomasville. More...

Incentives get mixed results in recession

In a year when the word recession was on everyone’s lips, economic development efforts seemed to fall short in luring industrial projects to Clarke County. More...

The year that was: 2009

Looking back, 2009 was an eventful year for Thomasville. The year started off with some bad news with the closing of the Goody’s clothing store in January and the death of long-time state senator Pat Lindsey. More...

Editorials

Be careful around fireworks

As 2009 draws to a close, we’d like to remind everyone to be careful during the next several days. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, nearly 9,000 people were treated for fireworksrelated injuries in 2002. More...

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A first Christmas

Turner just wrapped up his first Christmas on this planet and he won’t remember a bit of it for love or money once he’s older. Oh well, that’s just the way it goes. More...

Religion

CHURCH CALENDAR

New Year’s Eve singing Good Hope Baptist Church will host a New Year’s Eve singing, beginning at 7 p.m. Featured singers will include The Revelators, Tiny Drinkard, Mallory Broadus and The Kelley’s. More...

Robinson awarded diploma in basic chaplain training

The National Chaplains Institute and Association, a division of Biblical Life College and Seminary, Marshfield, Mo., has awarded Minister Harriett Robinson in recognition of the satisfactory fulfillment of the course of study and having satisfied al More...

For The Record

OBITUARIES

Kepler Ernest Earl Kepler, 90, of Thomasville, died Sunday, December 27, 2009, at his home. Mr. Kepler was a retired Army veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the Pineview Baptist Church in Martinez, Ga. More...

Clarke County Sheriff’s report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Dec. 22-29 include: Kaimeon Traez Coston, 27, criminal trespassing third degree, domestic violence third degree, $1,000 bond, arrested by Thomasville Police Dept. More...