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August 4, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

IRS warns of tax scams in south Alabama

The Internal Revenue Service encouraged Alabama taxpayers to guard against being misled by unscrupulous individuals trying to persuade them to file false claims for tax credits or rebates. More...

“Cinderella” enchants Thomasville

The Thomasville Rambling Rose Players and Flying Brick Orchestra put on four performances of Rodgers and Hammerstein's “Cinderella” over the weekend. More...

Special Sections

Editorials

Justice still for sale in Alabama

This past week The Birmingham News editorialized about the obscene practice Alabama and a few other states in the Nation still have which forces judicial candidates to raise money to be elected and then allowing them to rule on court cases that invol More...

Cartoon

Full Story

What’s really important

From the Editor’s Desk

I ’ve written some here in the past and done a good bit of thinking about what I’m teaching my son, or what we as a Arthur society as a whole are McLean teaching our children, or what we ought to be teaching our children. More...

Religion

Being a faithful servant helps one to be a leader

Spiritually Speaking

When a pastor leaves his position as the spiritual leader of a church, he should take his church membership with him, and break the cords of leadership that were formed during his tenure. More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Youth rally Pineview Baptist Church will have a Back to School Bash Saturday, Aug. 13 at 6 p.m. The guest speaker will be David Hearn. Worship will be by House 57. For more information call Lane Keeton at 334-636-2405. Homecoming More...

Don’t count the cost

As an American entered a cathedral in Mexico, he was fascinated by a golden statue. He said to an attendant, “This is dazzlingly beautiful. What did it cost?” “Cost?” asked the Mexican attendant. More...

For The Record

Marriage license applications

Danny Ray Pugh, to Natasha Lashae Wiggins; Lasterfur Lamon Rocker, to Ariel Shawnta Nettles. Marriage license applications are just that—applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. More...

Property deeds listed

Dated July 21-27 Randal Craig Smith, to William F. Smith. Estate of Doris C. Osborne, to Donna M. Valeska. Chris Shelley, to Ashley Jordan Fuller. J.C. Skinner, to Mattie Webb. Lisa B. James, to Lisa B. Brooks. Robert H. Howard, to Jonathan Ramsey. More...

Clarke County Sheriff’s report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of July 26- Aug. 02 include: Labarron Ray Bernard, 38, non-child support, court cost, probation violation, $1,494 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Breaking News - 8/6/2011 6:40 AM

Southwest Alabama Medical Center closes - Free Access

ER to remain open over the weekend but will close Monday

Mayor Day issues a statement on demise of hospital. Says city continues to work with possible purchasers for the facility. More...

Tax holiday, then back to school

The day kids have been dreading is almost here. School starts in Thomasville Aug. 15. To help families get ready, Thomasville is participating in the state sales tax holiday this weekend, starting Friday. More...

Airport work proceeding along

While progress may not seem obvious, everything is still on track and moving towards the construction of a $21 million regional airport in Clarke County. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

New hours Effective August 1, the Monroe County Heritage Museum announces that the Old Courthouse Museum hours of operation will change to 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Tuesday – Saturday. The Museum will be closed to the public on Mondays. More...

People

Gas prices drop slightly

Average retail gasoline prices in Alabama have fallen 1 cent per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.57/g yesterday. More...

Ruiz visits Thomasville

Troy Ruiz host of Headhunters TV, seen on the Outdoor Channel, was in Thomasville this week for an appearance on the Gettin’ Outdoors Show on WJDB. More...

Area students awarded nursing scholarships

The Southwest Alabama Medical Center Auxiliary awarded four scholarships this summer to nursing students. More...

Sports

The best of times

Taking Names and Keeping Score

I ’m sure there are moments in time that are permanently etched in each of your minds just as there are in mine. More...

Thomasville 11-12 year olds finish third in state

The Thomasville 11 & 12 year old boys All-Star Baseball Team saw their quest for a State Championship come to and end this past Wednesday, July 27, when they fell to the Headland All-Stars 6 – 5 in extra-innings. More...

Football practice starts

The start of football season in Alabama began Monday when teams from the Alabama High School Athletic Association and the Alabama Independent School Association took to the practice fields. Teams must work three days without going to full pads. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Chapman

Sallie Welch Chapman, 78, of Chance died Friday, July 29, 2011 at her home. She was born March 26, 1933. Visitation will be Friday, Aug. 5 from 1-8 p.m. at Reese Funeral Home in Thomasville and Saturday, Aug. 6 from 10 a.m. More...

Creer

Craft Creer, 91, of Jackson died Monday, July 25, 2011 at his home. He was born May 20, 1920. Visitation will be Friday, Aug. 5 from 2-8 p.m. at Reese Funeral Home in Thomasville and Saturday, Aug. 6 from 11 until the 1 p.m. More...

Lofton

Robert Lofton, 62, of Catherine died Monday, Aug. 1, 2011 at Select Special Hospital in Pensacola, Fla. Funeral services will be at 12 noon Friday, Aug. 5 at St. Paul Baptist Church in Sweet Water. More...