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December 20, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Holiday hours for the Times

The Thomasville Times will observe special deadlines for its Dec. 27 and Jan. 3 issues. All news, including social items and school news, should be submitted by 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21 for the following week's edition. More...

Arrested man escapes, gets caught again

A sex offender who was arrested on a parole violation escaped from the Clarke County Jail Dec. 13 and was recaptured by the sheriff and a forest ranger nearby on Highway 43. More...

Medicare drug program enrollment opens Dec. 22

Medicare recipients as well as caregivers will be able to enroll qualified individuals in the 2008 Medicare Prescription Drug Program from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 22, in the western room of the Jackson Steakhouse in Jackson. More...

Special Sections

Editorials

Shopping locally helps us all

OUR VIEW

As Christmas Day draws ever closer, we could all use a little reminder to try to shop locally. Thomasville has many wonderful shops and businesses right here in town creating a wide array of offerings of fine goods. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Steroids report not a shock

From the Editor's Desk

Forgive me if I don't get all worked up over former Sen. George Mitchell's report that, horror or horrors, lots of professional baseball players use or have used performance enhancing drugs. More...

Religion

Tell someone 'Merry Christmas'

Spiritual Reflections

Merry Christmas! I know of no other, two-word phrase that means so much to so many. It has been said many times, many ways. I think the angel Gabriel said it first like this, "Greetings, you who are most highly favored! The Lord is with you. More...

CALENDAR

Fifth Saturday singing Dickinson Baptist Church will host a fifth Saturday night singing at 7 p.m., Dec. 29. Pastor James "Skeeter" Parnell invites everyone to attend. More...

Pineview Sunday School

Joe Clayton, Frank Jackson, Winston Parden, Cordell Hutto, Robert Dement, Ben Pugh, John Reaves, John Wayne Overstreet, Clarence Newton, Cliff Scarbrough, Windell Sheffield and Ralph Smyly. More...

Sports

Tigers perfect for first three games

The Thomasville High School varsity basketball team added victories over Choctaw County High School and McIntosh High School this past week to push their early season record to 3 - 0. More...

Photos

PHOTO BY JOHNNY AUTERY Above: Anthony Landrum carries the ball in the Alabama- Mississippi All-Star game Monday night at Ladd-Peebles Memorial Stadium in Mobile. Mississippi won the game 26- 7. More...

Stirring all through the house

Taking Names and Keeping Score

Back in 1822 a New York clergyman named Clement C. Moore first penned the words to the Christmas Classic we now know as "Twas the Night before Christmas". Originally written by Moore for his children the poem was entitled "A Visit from St. More...

Salvation Army, a blessing to families in need

Elaine Smith speaks often of blessing, and this time of year, the Salvation Army in Clarke County is a blessing to many families in the area. More...

Three sex offenders arrested in sweep

Three sex offenders were arrested as part of a roundup of sex offenders Dec. 12 by the Clarke County Sheriff's Department and the Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force, said Ron Baggette, chief investigator with the sheriff's department. More...

Redneck Santa story time

PHOTO BY ARTHUR MCLEAN Michael Scarborough, minister of music at Thomasville Baptist Church, reads the redneck version of "The Night Before Christmas" to the kindergartners at TES this week. More...

Southwest Alabama Medical Center has new ER procedures

In an effort to conserve emergency room resources and to provide more continuous care for non-acute medical needs, the emergency room physicians at Southwest Alabama Medical Center will use a medical screening exam to determine the status of every More...

Oak Mountain hunt aims to control deer population

A select group of bowhunters will again get the chance to chip away at the white-tailed deer overpopulation at Oak Mountain State Park when the first of two hunting sessions is held Dec. 18-19 at the 9,940- acre park near Birmingham. More...

Calendar

AREA CALENDAR

1978 PHHS class reunion meeting The third class reunion meeting for the Pine Hill High School class of 1978 will be held at 4 p.m., Dec. 30, at St. Lewis Primitive Baptist Church in Yellow Bluff. More...

People

Spirits arrive

PHOTO BY ARTHUR MCLEAN ABC agents unload the first legal shipment of liquor to Thomasville Monday since Prohibition. The alcohol is slated to be sold through a local business in downtown Thomasville. More...

Couple plans February wedding

Mr. and Mrs. Shafter Eugene Jones of Brookside, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Stacy Ann Jones to Gilbert Franklin Douglas IV, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Franklin Douglas III of Birmingham. More...

New wedding guidelines begin

The Thomasville Times is imposing new guidelines for wedding publications effective Jan. 1, 2008. Wedding articles should be submitted within four weeks of the wedding to be published without charge along with a photo. More...

School

A day at the movies

Students in Carol Etheridge's first grade class at Clarke Prep School in Grove Hill came to the Thomasville Theatre on Tuesday where they watched the movie "Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium. More...

Chefs of tomorrow model aprons

Students in Vicki Crowley's family dynamics class are shown above modeling aprons they made in class. The students enjoyed wearing these in their foods and nutrition lab. More...

Delivering Christmas cheer

The Thomasville High School Family, Career and Community Leaders of American visited the Country Oaks Assisted Living Center recently as part of a community service project. More...

For The Record

OBITUARIES

Ann Shirley West Davis Ann Shirley West David, 62, of Thomasville, died Monday, December 10, 2007, at Mobile Infirmary. Mrs. Davis was born Dec. 17, 1944, in Thomasville. More...


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