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2008-08-03 09:00:18

By Teresa Williams, Thomasville Times-Enterprise, Ga. Aug. 3--THOMASVILLE -- There was a whirlwind of activity during Saturday's second annual Back to School Blitz. More than 1,000 parents or guardians and their students breezed through the doors of Southwest Georgia Technical College's Building D to take part in the event, geared toward helping families prepare for the new school year with school supplies as well as a variety of health screenings and information vendors. "My initial...

2008-08-03 09:00:16

By Patti Dozier, Thomasville Times-Enterprise, Ga. Aug. 3--THOMASVILLE -- The bottom line in the 2007 audit of Thomas County government is black ink. However, Darrell Mills, the Thomasville certified public accountant (CPA) who conducted the audit, advised commissioners Friday morning about a study. At the end of a two-hour meeting of the commission finance committee, Mike Stephenson, county manager summed up audit financial findings. "Overall, you're $457,000 under budgeted...

2008-07-25 15:01:07

By Patti Dozier, Thomasville Times-Enterprise, Ga. Jul. 25--THOMASVILLE -- It was a wet and soggy venture on the ground after a marijuana crop discovery by air. Thomas County/Thomasville Narcotics/Vice Division agents had entered an area in southern Thomas County where they suspected marijuana might be growing. "We went out and got coordinates with a global positioning system," said Kevin Lee, narcotics/vice chief. On Wednesday, narcotics agents turned the coordinates over to the...

2008-07-23 12:00:48

By Patti Dozier, Thomasville Times-Enterprise, Ga. Jul. 23--THOMASVILLE -- Some people interested in the proposed purchase of a $500,000 aerial fire truck left Thomas County Commission chambers after the announcement that a vote would not be taken on the matter Monday night. Vice Chairman Moses Gross, presiding in the absence of commission Chairman Josh Herring, said at the top of the meeting the vote would not be forthcoming until the full commission was present for discussion....

2008-07-18 09:01:02

By Teresa Williams, Thomasville Times-Enterprise, Ga. Jul. 18--THOMASVILLE -- State Superintendent of Schools Kathy Cox recently proposed to push the start date for the 2009-2010 school year back a few weeks. Cox brought up the suggestion in April during the Spring Superintendents Conference and again in June at Georgia School Boards Association Conference as an effort to help the state's standing in federal No Child Left Behind requirements. This later start date would allow...

2008-07-17 09:00:48

By Teresa Williams, Thomasville Times-Enterprise, Ga. Jul. 17--THOMASVILLE -- It's no joke. The wait to see the "The Dark Knight," sequel to director Christopher Nolan's 2005 reinvention of the Batman franchise, "Batman Begins," and the late Heath Ledger's buzzed-about turn as the Joker is over as the film soars into theaters at 12:01 a.m. Friday. Winston Willis, manager of Gateway Cinemas, said the theater is participating in the midnight showings of the film, expected to be one of...

2008-06-19 09:01:09

By Teresa Williams, Thomasville Times-Enterprise, Ga. Jun. 19--THOMASVILLE -- Grady County is now participating in the National Association of Counties (NACo) Prescription Drug Discount Card Program Grady County Board of Commissioners heard about the program during the annual Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG) conference in April. Research was conducted and the board recently agreed to join NACo for an annual fee of $472. "This card is for people who don't have...

2008-06-19 09:00:19

By Patti Dozier, Thomasville Times-Enterprise, Ga. Jun. 19--THOMASVILLE -- The Thomas County teen charged Tuesday with aggravated child molestation will have to petition Thomas County Superior Court for a bond hearing. The suspect, John Duncan McCormick, 17, was denied bond in Thomas County Magistrate Court. He remains in the Thomas County Jail. McCormick, a Thomas County Central High School student, is charged with having sex with a girl under the age of 14. An act of sodomy is...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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