Our View

More local races are on Demo ballot

Alabamians and Clarke Countians will go to the polls Tuesday to vote in primary contests. The June 6 voting isn’t an “election,” but a primary to benefit the two major political parties, the Democrats and Republicans. Nominees for offices are chosen for each office for the “real” election in November. In years past, the Democratic primary was the same as […]

Davis has highest business calculus average in UWA class

Jim Davis of Thomasville is a junior at the University of West Alabama in Livingston. He was recognized by the College of Business for the Dean’s List for Spring Semester of 2006. He had the highest average in his class of Business Calculus for that term. Davis is a 2003 graduate of Thomasville High School. He was in the advanced […]

Memories & Recipes

Eating fried doughnuts with Ed Sullivan

I received an e-mail from G. G. Atchley of North Caro-lina. She had read the article about root beer floats and paperdolls. She said it reminded her of root beer floats and fried cakes, on summer afternoons, with her mother. I quickly found an old recipe my mother had written for me many years ago. The recipe is for homemade […]

Inside the Statehouse

Governor's races duller today

The governor’s race is on in Ala-bama. It is an every four year event that we cherish and enjoy immensely. Years ago it was the bigg-est entertainment that our grandfathers had to look forward to for that year. There was no television, no Atlanta Braves, nothing but the Grand Ole Opry on Saturday night. We had colorful politicians like Big […]

Congress Reports

Memorial Day a time to reflect on those who died for country

On Monday, Americans paused to reflect on the sacrifices of the members of our armed forces-both those currently wearing the uniform and those who have served in decades past-who lost their lives in the defense of freedom and liberty for our great nation. Originally known as Decoration Day, Memorial Day was a day to honor the nation’s Civil War dead […]

Alabama Scene

Meaning of nepotism highlighted by chancellor's actions

Because I am what some folks called a “wordsmith”-one who uses words in his trade-I have always been fascinated by the origin of words. For example, centuries ago it was commonplace for people in high places in France to give choice jobs to their nephews and other family members. This practice became so flagrant that the French came up with […]

Standing on God’s word

By Rev. Heary RodgersWhatley and Gainestown A.O.H. Churches There are many trials that we face in our lives. Many times we feel that we have no one to turn to or we might feel we don’t know who to turn to. My friend, you need to turn to Jesus. He can handle any kind of problem. There are none too […]


NAACP meets

The Clarke County NAACP will meet Sunday, June 4 at 5 p.m. at the Grove Hill office. The topic will be the Juneteenth Celebration to be held Saturday, June 17 in Gosport Coffeeville RSVP Club meets The Coffeeville RSVP Club will hold its last meeting before summer break Tuesday, June 6 at 2 p.m. at the Nutrition Center. Book signing […]

– Announcements –

Full Gospel meetings set

Full Gospel Apostolic Church of God of St. Stephens will have 2006 Pentecost meetings beginning Thursday, (tonight), June 1 through Wednesday, June 7 at 7:30 p.m. nightly. Saturday, June 3 at 10 a.m. The service Sunday, June 4 will begin with Sunday School at 10 a.m. Elder Theodore Law is the pastor and founder. Benefit singing at TUMC The Thomasville […]

CCHS awards, honors are detailed

Clarke County High School held Awards Night Tuesday, May 2. Those receiving academic honors are detailed below. English Advanced English 9-Ezban Morrissette, Standard English 9-Angelic Morrissette, Advanced English 10-Dayton Horton, Standard English 10-Kendra Smith, Advanced English 11-Henry Briggs III, Standard English 11-Charnise Davis, Jackie Massey, Advanced English 12-Jelecia Chaney, Kelsey Horton, Standard English 12-Robert Barnes, Oral Communications-Tremelle Phillips. Spanish Spanish […]