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August 26, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

$4 million to pave 22 miles

Clarke County Commissioners held a short work session Monday and an even shorter official session Tuesday—about eight minutes on the latter meeting. More...

Special Sections

Editorials

Best to be prepared

The second anniversary of Hurricane Katrina just passed, and if history is any guide, we're just now entering the height of hurricane season. It also wasn't that long ago that Thomasville, well inland felt the wrath of Hurricane Ivan. More...

From the Editor’s Desk

Unintentional trailer life

Recently, the family had the opportunity to spend a weekend in an RV owned by some friends. While it was certainly nice to stay in, after rain kept us inside a good chunk of the day, we were all a little stir crazy and had to get out. More...

Sneaky property tax notices

Iknew something was wrong. A few weeks ago I received the annual property tax valuation for our home and discovered the value had surged in this declining real estate market by nearly four percent over appraisals for the past two years. More...

Religion

Spiritual Reflections

Fellowship is more than a covered dish

What comes to your mind when you hear the word “Fellowship?” It is more than “2 fellows in a ship.” When I hear, “Fellowship” I think of a gathering of the church for the purpose of enjoying food, fun and the chur More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Anniversary Walnut Grove Baptist Church in Morvin will celebrate the 1st year anniversary for Pastor James M. Howard, Jr. and First Lady, Sis. Tanya Howard at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, September 5. The guest speaker will be Rev. More...

Sports

Tigers dominate jamboree

The Thomasville Tigers traveled down Highway 43 to Leroy this past Thursday, August 19, to take on the number two ranked 2A Leroy Bears in a fall jamboree. When the final whistle had blown the Tigers had downed the Bears 41 – 0. More...

Sweet Water edges past Demopolis

The Sweet Water Bulldogs playing on the road in Demopolis this past Friday, August 20, defeated the defending 5A State Champion Demopolis Tigers 14 – 6 in the fall jamboree between the two schools. More...

Taking Names and Keeping Score

T-minus 9 days and counting

Even though it has been a long time ago now, it seems like it was only yesterday that I watched and heard the broadcast of NASA’s first space launch on television. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Andrews

Leon Hays Andrews, 88, of Camden died Wednesday, August 18 at J. Paul Jones Hospital. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, August 21 at First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Jim Perry officiating. Interment was in Camden City Cemetery. More...

Smith

James Roderick Smith, Jr., 68, a retired millwright of Sweet Water died Saturday, August 21, 2010 at Mobile Infirmary in Mobile. Mr. Smith was born on December 13, 1941 in Nanafalia. More...

Jackson

Jaylen Mourice Jackson, 5 months, of Thomasville died Thursday, August 19 at USA Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Mobile. He was born March 12, 2010. More...

T’ville woman killed, husband charged

Thomasville experienced its first murder in more than 13 years this weekend. Police have charged Johnnie McKinley with murder in the shooting death of his wife, Shirley McKinley. More...

City borrows more money for Lakeside project

Thomasville is going to have to pony up $200,000 more than it originally planned to help get the Lakeside Steel plant up and going. More...

No tag fee increase

There is no tag fee increase in the works or any plans to borrow money or to create a bond issue to fund the new Lakeside Steel project, Clarke County Commissioners and the county attorney say. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Meeting The Thomasville Quarterback Club will have an organizational meeting on August 31st in the THS Library at 7:00 p.m. All parents and supporters are encouraged to attend. More...

People

Boys and Girls Club awards

Thomasville brought home three of the six awards given at a Boys and Girls Club of America state dinner held in Auburn last week. State Sen. Marc Keahey State Rep. Thomas E. More...

Four indicted for Gainestown murder

A fatal beating that may have been prompted out of a fear of voodoo has resulted in the indictment of four men for murder by the Clarke County Grand Jury. More...

Grubbs, Nichols set September date

Mr. and Mrs. John Virgil Grubbs, III of Birmingham announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Hartley Elise Grubbs, to Charles Andrew Nichols, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Selwyn Nichols of Thomasville. More...

School

Local students awarded nursing scholarships

The Southwest Alabama Medical Center Auxiliary awarded three scholarships this summer to nursing students Brett Vick, University of West Alabama, Marnita Stallworth, University of South Alabama, and Alabama South College upward mobility nursing stud More...

School News

Kicking things off to a great start

The 2010-2011 school year has started off rather quickly. Summer flew by and seemed so short! Now school is back in session and things are off to a great start. More...

Donations are needed

Officer John Thornton, the D.A.R.E. Officer, at Thomasville City Schools is seeking help from the community for money to purchase supplies to give out like books, pencils, stickers, shirts and other items. More...

For The Record

Marriage license applications

Clifton Jessie Mayo, to Gwenda Denise King; Michael James Moore, to Sarah Elizabeth Amer; Charles Yarnell Steele II, to Janice Denise Malone; Bradley Banes Moore, to Sarah Allison Skelton, Miller J. Powell Jr., to Barbara Ann Deas. More...

Property deeds listed

Dated Aug. 12-18 Phillip Reynolds, to James Edward Mozingo Jr. Daniel B. Chancey, to Benjamin G. Shewmake. Aaron F. Tanner III, to Michael R. Knight. Cass B. Knight, to Michael R. Knight. Barbara Sue Williams, to Michael R. Knight. More...

Clarke County Sheriff’s report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Aug. 17- 24 include: James Condy Edgar, 51, health sewage unsanitary condition, failure to pay, $522 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...


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