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December 6, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Etheridge is Miss Alabama Agriculture

Hannah Lynne Etheridge of Thomasville was crowned Miss Alabama Agriculture during the closing session of the Alabama Farmers Federation's 86th annual meeting in Mobile Monday night. More...

Tax scam targeting elderly discovered in area counties

The Internal Revenue Service has issued an urgent warning about a tax scam targeting the elderly and others in parts of Alabama, including Clarke, Choctaw and Washington counties. More...

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People

Lunch with Santa

PHOTO BY ARTHUR MCLEAN The Thomasville Lion's Club held a lunch with Santa Saturday after the Christmas parade. More than 50 children attended the event that featured cookie decorating and having a picture made with Santa. More...

Pine Hill kids get to shop

PHOTO BY ARTHUR MCLEAN The Pine Hill Mission held a gift "shopping" day for youths of low-income families Saturday. The group allowed qualifying children to "shop" for free gifts to give to family members. More...

TV show looking for area homes

"If Walls Could Talk" the weekly series, Sundays on HGTV, is coming to the Gulf Coast (anywhere within a 2- hour radius of Mobile) to film homes with intriguing pasts and unusual stories. More...

School

Time to sign up for the 2008 THS Beauty Review

School News

"How 'bout those Tigers!" The congratulations did not stop Monday morning. Despite our disappointing defeat from Cen - tral Tuscaloosa on Friday night, the entire city is proud to say that the Tigers are there team. More...

All the world loves a clown

F.S. Ervin Elementary School's library welcomed "Dune Buggy" the clown to help celebrate Children's Book Week during the week of Nov. 12 - 16. Children's Book Week is a special week in which the importance of books and reading is recognized. More...

'Blood bowl' beats expectations

Last week the Thomasville High School National Honor Society's blood drive met and exceeded its projected goal of 42 units by six when 48 units were donated. More...

For The Record

OBITUARIES

Bessie Ree Hutto Bessie Ree Hutto, 86, of Chilton, died Thursday, November 29, 2007, at Southwest Alabama Medical Center. Mrs. Hutto was born Oct. 22, 1921 in Prospect. More...

AREA CALENDAR

PTO meeting date change The December Thomasville Elementary School PTO meeting has been changed to 6:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 10. The third grade will present the program. More...

RECORDS

Marriage license applications Christopher J. Hampton, to Nichole Denise Broholm; Justin Paul Barron, to Jennifer Erin Faust; Jeffery Scott West, to Laurie Elizabeth Lambard. More...

RSVP honors local volunteers

Last week the Southwest Alabama Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) honored its volunteers at the annual awards and recognition dinner held at Pineview Baptist Church in Thomasville. More...

Snow forecast for Stroll next week

The weatherman on TV may not say anything about it, but snow is in the forecast for downtown Thomasville on Dec. 13. Two snow machines will be set up near Wilson Avenue that night for the Downtown Stroll, an annual Christmas community gathering. More...

L-P gets first loads of timber

The first loads of timber for the new Louisiana Pacific oriented strand board (OSB) mill were delivered Tuesday and a brief ceremony noted the milestone in the progress of the new $230 million industry located off Highway 43 south of Thomasvill More...

Fuel pellet plant looks at Jackson

A new industry, which would employ up to 113 people, is considering locating near Jackson. The city council has agreed to offer up to $1 million of site preparation services for New Gas Concepts (NGC), Inc. More...

Editorials

Difficult to get any good info on Iran

OUR VIEW

Portions of the National Intelligence Estimate were released this week reporting that Iran likely halted its nuclear weapons program four years ago. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Inflation hits "Dirty Santa"

From the Editor's Desk

Times are getting tougher and things are getting more expensive these days. And it's starting to show up in some places that you might not have expected. Take for example, the "Dirty Santa" Christmas gift. More...

Religion

God provided a traditional Thanksgiving

Spiritual Reflections

Thanksgiving, our family has much to be thankful for. We have been blessed in ways too numerous to count. Our three children are all sources of pride and joy to us. Each of them serves God in different ways, as He has called them. More...

Children's praise choir musical performed

Group on slate at Downtown Stroll

The Thomasville Baptist Church Children's Praise Choir presented the musical "The Mystery of the Manger - It's the Gospel Truth!" at 6 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 2. Under the direction of Bro. More...

CALENDAR

Christmas cantata Mount Vernon Baptist Church, Highway 5 three miles north of Thomasville, will host its Christmas Cantata at 6 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 9. A Christmas meal will be served following the cantata. Everyone is invited. More...

Sports

Tigers fall short in Tuscaloosa

The Thomasville Tigers saw their 2007 season end one week too soon when they lost to the Tuscaloosa Central Falcons 28 - 27 this past Friday, November 30. More...

Bulldogs in finals again

The Sweet Water Bulldogs picked up win number 13 in their quest for a perfect season this past Friday, November 30, when they defeated the Maplesville Red Devils 46 - 36 in the semi-final round of the AHSAA State Playoffs. More...

A tribute to the 2007 Tigers

Taking Names and Keeping Score

As the final whistle blew in the Thomasville Tiger - Tuscaloosa Central AHSAA State Playoff Semi-Final match up this past Friday, the seniors on the 2007 Thomasville Tiger football team exited the gridiron for the last time in their high school ca More...


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