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November 13, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Born without a thyroid

Aleise Williams suffers from an incredibly rare condition. She was born without a thyroid gland. Her mother, Kristina Williams wasn't sure what was happening to her child at first, but she and her husband Shane Williams knew something was wrong. More...

CDBG grants to fund water and sewer improvements

Public services in a section of Alabama's Black Belt will be extended or upgraded thanks to $1.17 million in grants awarded by Gov. Bob Riley. Riley awarded $500,000 to Thomasville, $375,000 to Pine Hill and $302,890 to Thomaston. More...

Special Sections

Editorials

Too much local focus?

OUR VIEW

The Thomasville Times received a letter to the editor this week about its lack of "coverage" of the presidential election last week. The letter intimated that this was somehow racially motivated. Nothing could be further from the truth. More...

Asking the right questions

From the Editor's Desk

It's amazing how long it takes some questions to be asked once you've heard them. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Religion

CHURCH CALENDAR

Operation Shoebox Operation Christmas Child Shoe - box Collection is being held at the Clarke Baptist Association Building Nov. 17 - 23, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 1 p.m. More...

Don't take any of God's gifts for granted

Spiritual Reflections

When someone asks what I miss most in Ghana, I just say, "sliced bread." We can't buy sliced bread so we buy loaf bread, and slice it for toast and sandwiches. More...

Pine City Christmas Tour of Homes to be sponsored by Jackson FBC youth

The student ministry of First Baptist Church of Jackson will be sponsoring its second Pine City Tour of Homes from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 7. A candlelight dessert buffet will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. More...

Sports

Tigers get past Montgomery Catholic

The Thomasville Tigers traveled to Montgomery this past Friday, November 7, and defeated the Montgomery - Catholic Knights 28 - 14 in the first round of the AHSAA State Playoffs. More...

Sweet Water blanks Geneva County 49-0

Although they started somewhat slower than normal, when all was said and done the Sweet Water Bulldogs left no doubt in anyone's mind that they were trimming their sails and setting their course on another run at the 1A State Championship when the More...

Come close and listen

Taking Names and Keeping Score

Ican still remember as a young boy sitting on the floor with my brother and several cousins in a semicircle around a great big old rocking chair that my great aunt Lillie occupied. More...

Area veterans honored

Above: Carl Shamburger describes his service at the Veteran's Day lunch and service held at the Thomasville National Guard Armory Tuesday afternoon. More than 50 veterans attended the event put on by Delta Sigma Theta. More...

Ard's bring 42 year in jewelry business to end

At 5 o'clock, a week from tomorrow, the doors to a part of Thomasville's history will close. Richard and Marlene Ard, the owners of Ard's Jewelers on Alabama Street, have set that date to end their 42 years of service to the community. More...

T'ville water rates get increase

The Thomasville Water and Sewer Board approved a threestep rate hike Monday night. More...

Area wrecks this week

Above: Fulton firefighters attend to a camper trailer that was driven onto the train tracks in Fulton Monday night by an eldery Mississippi man. No one was injured. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Mockingbird market Monroeville's Fifth Mockingbird Market, a holiday shopping extravaganza, also featuring Monroeville's First Fruitcake Festival and Special Reading of Truman Capote's "A Christmas Memory," will be held on the historic downtown C More...

People

T'ville Wal-Mart helps kettles

The Salvation Army held a special day of bell ringing at Wal-Mart on Saturday, Nov. 8 as a result of increased needs from the turbulent economic times. The Red Kettles will begin the regular holiday schedule Friday, Nov. More...

Couple plans Nov. 22 wedding

Sue and Jerry Wayne Godwin of Fulton, Mr. and Mrs. More...

Turner-Gaines receives award

Linda Turner-Gaines of Lisman in Choctaw County was the recipient of the prestigious Alabama Senior Citizen Hall of Fame 2008 Golden Eagle Outstanding Senior Citizen Award. Ms. More...

School

Drama team brings home awards

School News

Congratulations, Drama Tigers! Members of the Thomasville High School drama team traveled Saturday to Mobile to compete in District Trumbaurer competition at UMS Wright. The students received a total of 18 medals, 12 superiors and six excellents. More...

Journalism workshop

Sweet Water High School's journalism students attended J-Day at Troy University. The workshop was a one-day event for aspiring journalism students in Alabama. Classes were held in photography, feature writing and broadcast news. More...

Lions Club poster winners announced

Thomasville Lions Club held its annual banquet for poster win- ners and their parents, Students in the third and fourth grades at Thomasville Elementary School participated in the D.A.R.E. project. More...

For The Record

OBITUARIES

Emma Belle Armistead Emma Belle Armistead, 94, of Thomasville, died Sunday, November 9, 2008, at Southwest Alabama Medical Center in Thomasville. Mrs. Armistead was born July 28, 1914 in Thomasville. More...

RECORDS

Marriage license applications Gilbert Gildersleeve, to Tammi Renee Westry; Larry Bivins Jr., to Shavonda Jeanette Hollins; Lonnie Paul Wright III, to Melissa Shayne Coxwell; Marvin Ladell Franks, to Silvia Karina Quezada; Russell Chad Hawk, to More...

TPD report

The Thomasville Police Department picked up Arlene M. Jones on a warrant charging theft from shipment second degree. More...