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February 11, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Longtime Wilcox newspaperman Curl dead at 73

M. Hollis Curl, owner and publisher of the Wilcox Progressive Era died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010, at his home on Ellis Island in Camden. Curl’s body was transported by the Gee’s Bend Ferry on Feb. More...

County asked to extend water service

A longtime grant consultant has recommended that Clarke County again consider extending water service to about 50 homes in the Atkinson/Finley Crossing area. More...

One of the daily winners of the $500 drawing is Scarlet Cherry from Demopolis

The 2010 Tax Return Clearance EXPO is being held at Brooks Chevrolet this week. Brooks Chevrolet wanted to give thanks to their customers by giving away $500 at the end of each day during the sale. More...

Special Sections

Editorials

The band needs your support

In the letters section of this week’s opinion page, you’ll see an appeal from THS band director Ben Brown for help with the band’s efforts to purchase new uniforms. We hope you’ll be able to help them out. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Once in a lifetime

Ihad the pleasure and honor of experiencing what might rightly be called a once in a lifetime experience. I joined with about a thousand other guests and family members of NASA astronauts to witness the final nighttime launch of the space shuttle. More...

Religion

CHURCH NEWS

Annual Choir Day Dixon’s Mills Church of God Pentecostal will be holding an Annual Choir Day program on Sun., Feb. 28 at 2:00 p.m. Each choir or group is asked to render an A&B selection. Everyone is invited to attend. More...

A word on marriage

Marriage is not a wedding! It's not a contract! It's a covenant between two people, hopefully included in that covenant, is God. A marriage covenant is a promise of a man and a woman committing themselves to one another for a lifetime. More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Valentine program Gooden Hill Baptist Church will host a Valentine program at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 13. A & B selection will be presented by the Bobby Johnson Ensemble with guest speaker Sis. Ganae Dixon. Stewardship day More...

For The Record

OBITUARIES

Ecoma Banks Sr., a native of Whatley and resident of Illinois, was born to the parentage of the late John Adam and Diana Banks of Whatley. He died Feb. 5, 2010 in Illinois at 88 years of age. More...

Snow coming on Friday?

Weather forecasters are saying that conditions are coming together for what could be a significant snowfall in southwest Alabama Thursday night and Friday. More...

Girl Scouts ramp up service projects

Girl Scout troop 8557 in Thomasville is already hard at work in the area performing community service and spreading the love during the month known for Valentine’s Day and Black History Month. More...

L-P renegotiates deal with state

Louisiana Pacific Corp. has renegotiated an incentive provided by the state of Alabama for the Clarke County OSB plant that is now closed. More...

Brunson announces run for Clarke Sheriff

Clarke County Coroner Kevin Brunson has announced he will run as a Democratic candidate for county sheriff. Brunson is completing a four-year term as coroner and served as deputy coroner for three years prior to being elected coroner. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Valentine bake sale The Bank of Pine Hill Advisory Board will sponsor a Valentine’s bake sale at 9 a.m., Friday, Feb. 12 in the lobby of the bank. All proceeds will benefit the Town of Pine Hill Public Library. More...

People

One of the daily winners of the $500 drawing is Carole Anderson of Sweet Water

The 2010 Tax Return Clearance EXPO is being held at Brooks Chevrolet this week. Brooks Chevrolet wanted to give thanks to their customers by giving away $500 at the end of each day during the sale. More...

Couple renews vows on silver anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Phillips of Chattanooga, Tenn. celebrated 25 years of marriage with their family during a renewal of their vows at Warren Chapel AME Church. Rev. Terrence Mayes performed the ceremony. More...

Black History Month programs on tap around the area

The Dravitan Civic Club will sponsor its annual “Black Heritage Celebration” Sunday, February 21, 4:00 p.m. at the New Hope No 1. Baptist Church of Thomasville. Rev. James G. Curry is the pastor. More...

School

Let the good times roll

There’s not many things about life I don’t like, but being sick is something I loathe! The main reason is because I always get sick when all the really important and fun stuff is happening. More...

Sports

Bring out the bats and balls

Even though the ground hog saw his shadow last week signaling six more weeks of winter for most of us, baseball, the sport we most often associate with spring and summer has already gotten underway at many places on the collegiate level and will begi More...

Lady Tigers host area Tourney

After earning the right to host the 4A Area 3 tournament with a 5 – 1 area mark in the regular season, the Thomasville High School Lady Tigers appeared to be the favorite to win the tournament and claim the Area Championship. More...

Four area players sign football scholarships

Just as it did all across the state, the first week in February proved to be a special time for some of this area’s best high school football players as they signed letters of intent to play football and continue their education at the college More...