Gates-Sims united in marriage in Thomasville

A worship service celebrating the union of Miss Anna Katherine Sims to Mr. William Cory Gates, began at 5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 1, at Thomasville United Methodist Church. Rev. Phill Craddock performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Danny Joe Sims of Thomasville. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sims of […]


Myrtis Bumpers Pugh, 102, of Aberdeen, MD, died Jan. 3, 2008 at Harford Medical Center in Havre de Grace, MD. She was born Sept. 15, 1905 to the parentage of Curtis and Edna Bumpers. She was a lifelong resident of Grove Hill until moving to Maryland five years ago with her daughter. She was a member of Mt. Zion #2 […]

Allen honored for good citizenship

Bagley nominated as HOBY Ambassador

Students work on Angel Tree Project

First graders create ornaments

Stallworth-Young to wed in Selma April 12

Mr. and Mrs. John D. Stallworth, Jr. of Selma are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Suzanne Jackson, to Toulmin Patrick Young, Jr. of Linden. Mr. Young is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Toulmin Patrick Young of Linden and the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Shelton Owensby, the late Nell Carter Owensby and the late Toulmin […]

A bell ringing success

Dear Editor: Thank you for another successful year of Salvation Army Bell Ringing! All of the hundreds of volunteers worked hard and exceeded our goal. Giving was down nationwide, but the generous giving of the people in Clarke County and surrounding areas was awesome. We received well over $50,000, which was our goal. It reminds me of Ephesians 3:20 which […]

No winners yet

The Iowa presidential caucus, from what we understand, is a cross between the way kids choose up teams for a dirt lot baseball game and a game of dodge ball. In other words, we don’t understand it at all. But you would think from all the pundits last week that the one little bitty state had picked the Democratic and […]

Election year starts in Iowa

Congress Reports

Last week, Iowans gathered in high school gyms, church basements, and other civic spaces to kick off the 2008 presidential nominating contest by caucusing for their candidate. Gathering together with friends and neighbors, caucus goers demonstrated their commitment to American democracy. Rather than casting their lot with established front runners, caucus-goers on both sides opted for underdogs – Democrats chose […]