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January 6, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

1165th MP called back to active duty

Many of Thomasville’s National Guard soldiers will be headed to Afghanistan in a few months. The 1165th Military Police unit of the Alabama National Guard was called to active duty last week. More...

Spkr. Hammett named new ADO director

Governor-elect Robert J. Bentley has named former Speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives Seth Hammett as Director of the Alabama Development Office (ADO). More...

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Where the gold glitters

Gov. Bob Riley leaves office this month with an unemployment rate hovering at about 20 percent in Alabama’s Black Belt counties, the poorest of the poor in Alabama. More...

I blame David Gaston

From the Editor’s Desk

It’s all David Gaston’s fault. Okay, so maybe I don’t really believe that, but that makes for an eye-grabbing headline, doesn’t it? More...

Religion

Keep your eyes on Jesus

This morning January 3, 2011 the sky is clear and blue and a light snow is falling! Yes! The sky is blue and a light snow is falling. Peggy noticed what she thought was very small leaves falling outside. More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

GED class Shady Union Missionary Baptist Church in Thomasville will host a GED class through Alabama Southern Community College. To participate and for more information contact Ms. Kenyetta Walker at 205- 310-8033, Rev. More...

Why the “T” and “P”?

When I returned home after an evangelistic tour, I glanced through my mother’s Bible. On page after page I saw the letters “T” and “P” and two dates. More...

Sports

Tiger basketball team falls to 3-4 with split in tourney

The Thomasville Tiger varsity boys’ basketball team saw their season record fall to 3–4 this past week when they ended up with a split in the two games they played in the Demarquis Besteda Memorial Tournament. More...

Who’s the best?

Every year about this time sports commentators, sports writers, and various other pundits from all across the United States and possibly even some who reside outside the boundaries of our great land, have a running dialogue on which college football More...

Mighty Maniacs

The Thomasville 2010 Soccer Mighty Maniacs in no certain order are: Katherine Lee Bishop, Jill Hamilton, Valerie Hill, Addie Parrish, Callee Megginson, Chase Joiner, Micah Pope, Reed Joiner, Parker C More...

Area braces for ice storm; area schools closed Monday - Free Access

All Clarke County schools have cancelled classes Monday and the county courthouse will be closed as well as the area braces for an ice storm that is pushing south. More...

Mother shot while holding baby

Christopher Rowden, a 26-year-old Thomasville man was charged with murder this week after a shooting at a residence on Sixth Alley. More...

CGEDA hires new director

The Coastal Gateway Regional Economic Development Alliance has named Jim Searcy as executive director of the multicounties organization. More...

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Meeting The Thomasville High School Tip Off Club will be having a meeting on January 13th at 5:30 p.m. in the THS library. Auditions More...

People

Cornbread and buttermilk...a southern staple

Swapping Recipes & Sharing Memories

The middle granddaughter in-law “borrowed” my cornbread recipe, and invited us down while it was still hot. By the time her daddy got there, there was no crust left. So he ate a glass full of cornbread and buttermilk. More...

Jackson Trent Givens

New arrival

Patrick Burge and Angela Hare Givens of Tuscaloosa announce the birth of their son, Jackson Trent Givens, born on November 4, 2010 at Northport Medical Center in Northport. He weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces and was 21 ½ inches long. More...

Photo

Students in Mrs. Tracy Amos class at Thomasville Elementary School made volcanoes for extra credit after reading a story on volcanoes. More...

School

THS Leo Club members help serve

The Thomasville High School Leo Club is a student service club sponsored by the Thomasville Lions Club. The group is comprised of youth who wish to better the community through various civic-minded activities. More...

WCHS students donate canned goods

The Business Education students at Wilcox Central High School donated can foods and other items to the Pine Hill Mission Food Bank. More...

Pruitt wins savings bond

The Alabama Gerontological Society held an essay contest for fourth and fifth graders sponsored by the Alabama Gas Corporation. Students were asked to write an essay about someone who was inspiring to them. Sarah Pruitt in Mrs. More...

For The Record

Clarke County Sheriff’s report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Dec. 14-21 include: Richard K. Rodgers, 30, here for court, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Freeman

Roy Winston Freeman, 77, of Magnolia, died Monday, December 27, 2010 at his home. He was born July 30, 1933 in Lamison. Mr. Freeman was a retired marketing representative for Florida Retirement Communities. He was a U.S. Navy, Korean War veteran. More...

Haskew

James Albert Haskew, 83, of Thomasville died Sunday, December 26, 2010 at his home. He was born November 5, 1927 in Selma. He was a former welder and machinist. He was a World War II U.S. More...

Lee

Mabeline Inez Roberts Lee, 81, a homemaker, of Jackson, died Thursday, December 30, 2010 at Jackson Medical Center in Jackson. She was a member of the Hopewell Baptist Church. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. More...


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