August 7, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

New civic center one-of-a-kind in area

The Thomasville Civic Center isn't completely finished but it has been in regular use for several weeks now and its biggest event yet, the Rural Supplier's Conference, is scheduled next week. More...

Two Thomasville city council positions being contested

Megginson seeks another District 1 term

Thomasville councilwoman Grace Megginson is seeking reelection to District I of the Thomasville City Council. She says her experience, dedication and love for Thomasville are some of her best qualifications for reelection. More...

Linda Vice running for District 1 seat

Linda Spinks Vice is running for the District 1 position on the Thomasville City Council. She is a lifelong resident of Thomasville. She worked four years in Birmingham, but kept her home here. More...

Courtney running for District 5 position

Earlando "Kookie" Courtney is seeking election to the District 5 seat on the Thomasville City Council. Courtney is the son of Charles Davis and the late Dr. Ann West Davis of Thomasville. More...

Special Sections

Community

Drive on to raise funds for new activities sign at CCHS

The members of the Class of 1977 are partnering with the Clarke County High School leadership team to purchase a new activities sign for the school. More...

McRee joins First United Security Bank

Alton McRee has recently been named Executive Vice President for First United Security Bank. Mr. McRee was formerly Senior Vice President of Agri-Finance and Mortgage Lending at United Bank based in Atmore. More...

Clarke Grand Jurors hearing record 395 cases this week

Clarke County Grand Jurors have their work cut out for them this week—a record 395 cases to consider for possible criminal indictments. This is the most cases ever presented in Clarke County, said District Attorney Spencer Walker. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Arts Council of Thomasville to feature first premiere The Arts Council of Thomasville will present the musical "All Shook Up," featuring the music of Elvis Presley. This will be the premiere event of the newly renovated Thomasville Civic Center. More...

Church News

Announcements

Summer camp meetings continue A Summer Camp Meeting 2008 in McIntosh will continue Thursday, (tonight), Aug. 7 and Friday, Aug. 8 at 7:30 p.m. nightly. The red, white and blue gospel tent is located on Highway 43 South. More...

SEEDS FROM THE SOWER

"WORK HARD AND CHEERFULLY"

Read Colossians 3:22-25 TLB The ragged man had a desperate gleam in his eye. He said to a lady, "Unless you help me, I'll have to do something horrible." Shuddering, the lady gave him ten dollars. More...

Lifestyle

Fox-Kimbrough exchange vows in Thomasville church

Jessica Ann Kimbrough and Loran Leroy Fox were married in a private ceremony at 12 o'clock noon, on June 7, 2008, at the Thomasville United Methodist Church in Thomasville. The bride is the daughter of Judge and Mrs. More...

Turk's cap a real treat for hummers

Gardening With Dora

Turk's cap is a big thug of a plant. This, of course, is a greater source of delight for hummingbirds than for gardeners who have the unhappy chore of keeping it cut back. More...

Guy-Kittrell to marry Sept. 27 in Stave Creek

Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Guy of Jackson announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Brittany Leigh, to David Wayne Kittrell. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles David Kittrell of Theodore, and Mr. and Mrs. More...

L-P mill damages put at $4 million

Damaged mill expects to resume production by October

Louisiana-Pacific's corporate officers said last week that damages to the company's new Clarke County OSB mill would cost $4 million to repair and that they expect to resume production at the facility in October. More...

Poll workers and voting places approved for Grove Hill's municipal election Aug. 26

The Grove Hill Town Council held a short meeting Monday, appointing poll workers for the Aug. 26 municipal elections and declaring two council members who have no opposition elected. More...

Supplier Conference in Thomasville Aug. 13

Thomasville Mayor Sheldon Day has touted his Rural Supplier's Conference for three years straight. The fourth year is no different. More...

Back to School party is Saturday

Grove Hill Baptist Church will be hosting a "Back to School Block Party" Saturday, Aug. 9 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Church Street between the church and Clarke County High School. More...

Nichols is candidate for District 1 position

Ken Nichols is running for the District 1 seat on the Thomasville City Council. Nichols has been a member of the Thomasville community for 47 years, including 25 with his wife, Vickie Luker Nichols. More...

Dixon seeks another term in District 5

Alberta Smiley Dixon is seeking re-election to the District 5 position on the Thomasville City Council. Dixon thanked the citizens of her district for their support and cooperation over the years. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Hargrove

Dora T. Hargrove, 93, of Whatley died Aug. 3, 2008 at Regency Hospital in Meridian, Miss. She was born June 9, 1915. She was a native of Carlton. She was a member of Whatley First Assembly of God Church. More...

Tolbert

Joseph Lee Tolbert Sr., 27, of Cassville, Missouri died Aug. 2, 2008 in Springfield, Missouri hospital. He was born Aug. 12, 1980. He was self-employed in the construction industry. More...

England

Henry England, 74, of Buffalo, N.Y. died Aug. 3, 2008 at a veteran's hospital. He was born Nov. 23, 1933. He was a native of Grove Hill. He was a retired operator for Bethlehem Steel Company of Buffalo. More...

Sports

Three weeks and counting...

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs, ranked seventh, joined the other 64 4A schools, and the rest of the AHSAA, in taking to the football field for fall practice Monday. More...

ASWA recognizes area teams in pre-season football poll

Others receiving votes: Opelika 38; Pelham 28; Mountain Brook 16; Austin 12; Central-Phenix City 10; Spain Park 9; Wetumpka 6; Foley 5; Jess Lanier 4; Decatur 3. Others receiving votes: Demopolis 53; Erwin (1) 52; J.O. More...

Editorial

A crazy bunch of folks

Editor's Notes

Clarke County has its share of homegrown nuts without having to import them. Case in point, is the iterate preacher, Anthony Hopkins, who made big news last week. More...

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Full Story

Stimulus checks still unclaimed

Congress Reports

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has identified more than 5 million Americans - mostly lowincome seniors, disabled veterans and others with disabilities - who have not yet claimed their economic stimulus checks. More...

Records

Arrests booked in Clarke Jail

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail for the past week include: Anthony Joseph Marques, 42, failure to appear (traffic) contempt of court, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff's Dept. More...

Clarke County Records

Marriage license applications Travis V. Adams, to Latoya Myles; Lavaughn Martin, to Stacy Lynelle Kimbell; James Wiley Yeager, to Kristin Michell Franklin; Cleveland R. Garner, to Joann W. More...