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March 25, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Special Sections

Editorials

OUR VIEW

Being a part of our community

Inside this issue, you’ll find this year’s Focus edition. It’s a special edition we publish each year, highlighting different aspects or people in our community. More...

Afterthoughts

True American hero

My sister Flora Jean Palmer of Milton, Fla. received a call about 5:30 last Saturday morning that would change their lives forever. She and her husband Joey both jumped up when the phone rang. More...

Explaining the Tea Party

No other ethnic group in American history has immersed themselves into American politics any more than the Irish. The Irish politician that best exemplifies this devotion to politics was the famous Boston pol Tip O’Neill. More...

Religion

Spiritual Reflections

Treasures aren’t in the government

Last week I turned sixtysix years old. Sixty-six became a special birthday for me when I heard that the Social Security Administration has declared that when we reach that age we can make as much money as we want to without penalty. More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Choir day Spencer Chapel of Fulton will have choir day at 2 p.m., Sunday, March 28. Rev. W.W. Nixon, pastor of the Mt. Sinai and St. Thomas churches of Peachtree will be the guest speaker. More...

Angelfood Ministries

April orders being accepted

Pine Hill United Methodist Church, 223 Church Street in Pine Hill is accepting orders for the April Angel Food boxes through April 14. Anyone is eligible to purchase the low-cost food boxes. More...

Sports

TMS wins tournament

The Thomasville Middle School Tiger baseball team extended their current win streak to seven games this past Saturday, March 20, when they swept through the Thomasville Middle School Invitational Tournament to capture the 2010 crown. More...

Hole in one

Former Pine Hill mayor Harold Swearingen scored his first ace, a hole in one on the Par three hole he plays first at the Pineview Country Club on March 18. After more than 40 years of playing, the 83 year old hit the winning drive with a four-iron. More...

Lady Tigers struggle in Baker Invitational

The Thomasville High School Lady Tiger softball team had some tough sledding in the Baker High School Invitational Tournament played in Mobile on Friday, March 12 and Saturday, March 13. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Law

Irene Law of Dixons Mills, died March 21, 2010. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, March 26 at Rockbabylon Baptist Church. The funeral will be held at 12 noon, Saturday, March 27, at Rockbabylon Baptist Church. More...

Jackson

Shirley Jean Jackson, 72, of Jackson, died March 20, 2010, at her home. Mrs. Jackson was born Jan. 3, 1938 and was a native of Tibby. She was a retired office manager for Airgas, Inc. More...

Krout

Charles Phillip Krout, 72, a former long-time Jackson resident of Courtland, died Monday, March 15, 2010, at his home. Mr. Krout was born Feb. 10, 1938 in Brent, Alabama to J.C. and Dorothy Krout. More...

Schools bracing for more funding cuts

The Thomasville City School Board approved a budget amendment reflecting a reduction in state revenue coming to the schools due to proration enacted earlier in the fisscal year. More...

T'ville still hammering out water buyout

ride to the park safer for the teams. The parade will start at 9 a.m. and opening ceremonies will start at 9:30 a.m. Abandoned buildings More...

Commission hears road complaints

Four citizens complained about road conditions to the Clarke County Commission at Monday's work session and two commissioners agreed that improvements need to be made. More...

Calendar

Correction

Last week the Thomasville Times stated a class reunion will be held for classes 1971 - 1983. The reunion is actually for the graduating class of 1983 only (beginning class 1971). More...

Scrapbooking session Friday in Thomaston

The March monthly scrapbooking “crop” will be held at 6:30 p.m., Friday, March 26, at the Alabama Rural Heritage Center in Thomaston. Bring photos, pages in progress as well as any supplies to trade or share. More...

Bunny Breakfast is Saturday

The Thomasville Junior Woman’s Club will sponsor a Bunny Breakfast at People’s Corner at 8 a.m. and 8:45 a.m., Saturday, March 27. This event will be over just in time for the Youth Day parade. More...

People

McCorquodale to seek circuit judge seat

Circuit Judge Gaines C. McCorquodale has announced that he will seek a full six year term as Circuit Judge, Place 1, for the First Judicial Circuit. The Circuit is comprised of Clarke, Choctaw, and Washington counties. More...

Jackson to run for sheriff

Michael R. Jackson has announced his candidacy for Clarke County Sheriff. Jackson has served and is serving the Clarke County Sheriff's Department since 2007 beginning as a booking officer, then deputy sheriff and now currently a reserved deputy. More...

Moore seeking re-election

Clarke County Sheriff Bobby Moore is seeking reelection to a second term. Moore was elected in 2006. He had been a sheriff’s deputy since 1990 and was promoted to lieutenant in 1998. More...

School

School News

A smile is like coffee

Don’t you just hate Mondays? I mean there’s just something about them that make them the evilest day of the week to me. Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that in my own dramatic flair I claim that Mondays murder the weekend. More...

TAG students to create Podcast on Internet safety

Officer Leroy Dale spoke to Kate Huggins’ eighth grade TAG class on the importance of Internet safety and the dangers of online predators. More...

Williams, Howard to serve on state education committee

Renae Williams and Joane Howard have been selected to serve on the Content Testing Committee with the Alabama State Department of Education. More...

For The Record

Clarke County Sheriff’s report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of March 16- 23 include: Jami Carol Samples, 24, drug court, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

TPD report

The Thomasville Police Department filed the following charges during the twoweek period ending March 21: Shawn Darius McCaskill – possession of marijuana, DUI, Stedman Wykelf Grayson – burglary, carrying concealed pistol without permit, More...

Marriage license applications

Thomas Daniel McIntyre, to Amber Alise Pipe; Willie Lee Boykin, to Alliyah Monae Franks. Marriage license applications are just that - applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. William C. More...