July 17, 2008 RSS feed / Community

No opposition for Fulton Mayor Norris

No opposition qualified Tuesday to run against Fulton Mayor Mike Norris. "I think the hard work has paid off for myself and the town," he said. His plan for the next four years includes completing the sewer project, and needed paving work. More...

Lawyers differ on ousted judge's competency

The lawyer representing ousted Circuit Judge Stuart DuBose before the Alabama Court of the Judiciary argues that his client is entitled to a new trial because of DuBose's mental deficits but another lawyer who is representing him on federal firearm More...

Summer Art Camp July 28-Aug. 1

The Grove Hill Arts Council and the Arts Council of Thomasville will sponsor a weeklong art camp at Grove Hill United Methodist Church for children ages seven to 12, July 28-Aug. 1. Children will meet Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. More...

Rural Fun Day cancelled for Thomaston

The Town of Thomaston no longer holds a Rural Fun Day in August. The state tourist department still had the event on its website, and the date was listed by mistake in a recent issue of The Democrat. More...

Figs! Figs! And more figs!

Preserves are fine but what else to do with abundant crop?

When the legendary newspaper editor Hodding Carter Jr. died, his son Philip wrote a tribute to him that included a list of the things he loved. Among them were "good whiskey, fresh figs, raw oysters. More...

$4 gas may help rural towns as shoppers stay local

Editor's note: Thomasville made national news recently when the town was featured in an Associated Press article about how the high cost of gasoline is affecting shopping habits in rural areas. More...

T'ville chamber office moving

The City of Thomasville has reached a year-to-year lease agreement with Southwest Alabama Chamber of Commerce to move into the Wilkerson Building. More...

Louisiana-Pacific to pay up to $46.8 to settle OSB price-fixing lawsuit

Louisiana-Pacific Corp. has agreed to pay out as much as $46.8 million to settle its part of a class-action lawsuit that alleged the company and other producers of oriented strand board fixed prices. More...

Wal-Mart robber flees without money

Jackson Police are in the process of obtaining arrest warrants for two men who allegedly attempted, Sunday, July 13, to steal an undetermined amount of cash from the Wal-Mart Supercenter in Jackson. More...

Film premiere July 28 in T'ville

The World Wide Deep South Premiere of Ron Harris' "20 Years After," will be held Monday, July 28 at the Thomasville Theatre. There will be storytelling by Harris and Kathryn Tucker Windham, a showing of the film and a reception afterwards. More...

Suppliers Conference Aug. 13

The fourth annual Suppliers Conference will be held Aug. 13 in the new Thomasville Civic Center. More...

Area firefighters respond to burning car

The Grove Hill and Helwestern Volunteer Fire Departments responded July 9 to a report of a burning car at the new building housing the Health Department. Photo by Barry H. Hendrix More...

Five-Minute Skillet Jams

A speedy, no-fuss way to whip up a small batch (2 cups) of superfruity jam. Follow the recipes carefully; proper setting up depends on accurate measurement of all ingredients. More...