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August 25, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

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Alabama businesses hit with new tax

For many years Alabama had one of the lowest unemployment tax rates in the Nation. We also paid some of the lowest benefits. More...

The paths to power

Last week I chronicled the amazing transformation of the makeup of our congressional delegation over the last 50 years. In 1961 all eleven of our senators and congressmen were all white male Democrats. More...

Religion

New Alabama WMU officers elected

Becky Luther, left, of East Gadsden Baptist Church was re-elected president of Alabama Women’s Missionary Union, Laurelle Stoudenmire, center, of Thomasville Baptist Church elected vice preside More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Homecoming/ revival services New Hope #1 Baptist Church will have homecoming services Sunday, Aug. 28 at 11 a.m. Revival services will be Monday, Aug. 29-Thursday, Sept. 1 at 7 p.m. each night. Rev. Dr. Lee E. More...

Commit yourself completely to the task

Spiritually Speaking

The perfect landscape for a retirement cottage ought to include a stream of water, red roses, a green lawn and a white picket fence. We had the river, the lawn and the roses so last week I began building the picket fence. More...

For The Record

Marriage license applications

Jarvis Durell Culpepper, to Cassondra Shavell McDole; Donald L. Havelin, to Nancy S. Crowder. Marriage license applications are just that—applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. More...

Property deeds listed

Aug. 8-18 Carolyn J. Howell, to Mark R. McCutcheon. T.R. Smith, to Selina Crocker Smith. Merchants Bank, to Andrew Jackson Sr. Ronald Ray Criswell, to Alabama Metal Services, LLC. Helen D. Conwell, to William Y. Conwell Revocable Trust. More...

Clarke County Sheriff’s report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Aug. 16-23 include: Morris Lawson, 35, parole violation, arrested by Life Tech. Wesley Stephon Kynard, 24, holding for investigation, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Bailey

Ralph LaFett Bailey, 74, a retired heavy equipment operator of Thomasville, died Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011, at Jackson Medical Center. He was born July 31, 1937 in Clarke County. He was a member of the Dickinson Baptist Church. More...

Nichols

Joseph “Joe” Rentz Nichols, Sr., 76, of Mobile, died Friday, Aug. 19, 2011 at Providence Hospital. He was born Aug. 5, 1935 in Nicholsville. He was a former personnel manager for Vanity Fair and he was a United States Army veteran. More...

Ramsey

Alvin Lee Ramsey, 50, a truck driver of Fulton, died Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011 at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital. He was born September 13, 1960 in Coalfield, Tenn. More...

City water project bids are $6 million above estimate

Thomasville city council members and water board members were shocked to learn that bids for Thomasville’s water treatment plant and high capacity water lines to serve the city came in $6 million over projections. More...

Industrial board wants land back from hospital

The City of Thomasville is joining the rest of the creditors pursuing Southwest Alabama Medical Center. More...

County districts redrawn

The Clarke County Commission adopted redrawn commission and school board districts Tuesday following a public hearing on Monday that drew no criticisms and only a modest turnout of individuals interested in the plan. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Meeting VFW Post 5106 and its Ladies Auxiliary will have their regular monthly meeting Monday, Aug. 29. The ladies will meet at 1:30 p.m. and the men will meet at 7 p.m. All members are urged to attend their meeting. Book signing More...

People

Outlaws BBQ ribbon cutting

The Southwest Alabama Chamber of Commerce welcomed Outlaws BBQ to the chamber with an official ribbon cutting. More...

Dyess completes executive training

Thomasville Police Chief Maurice Dyess has successfully completed the first forty hours of the Certified Law Enforcement Executive Program at Jacksonville State University and UPACE Partner. More...

More than just pasta and cheese

Swapping Recipes & Sharing Memories

Monday night I was cooking some macaroni and cheese when the power went out. The pasta was just about done and I was cutting up the cheese and suddenly . . . everything went DARK! Well, semi-dark. I have a gas stove. More...

School

So many memories...so little time

Shortly before 11 a.m., Saturday, June 25, Ezell’s Fish Camp became abuzz with “Hellos”, “So good to see you agains” and other greetings. More...

Family reading night begins

SWHS School News

Congratulations to the volleyball ladies for bringing home a win against Silas. Their first home game was Tuesday, Aug. 23 against Linden and Demopolis. They will play Thursday, August 25 at Keith at 5 pm. On Tuesday, Aug. More...

Sports

Tigers ready to defend state title

A s the 2011 edition of the Thomasville Tiger football team began fall practice last week the challenge that the coaching staff laid before them was a simple one, do whatever it takes to make this team the best it can be! More...

Bulldogs set to climb the mountain again

When a high school football team has won five 1A State Championships in the past seven seasons like the Sweet Water Bulldogs have and the ASWA has named them as the number one team in their 1A pre-season poll, there are bound to be some people that b More...

ASWA 2011 Preseason Poll

Thomasville High School won the 2010 Class 4A title . They took over number one in the 4A poll in week nine of the regular season. More...