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December 18, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

County goes easy on L-P

The Clarke County board of county commissioners has asked Louisiana-Pacific to pay $900,000 instead of millions of dollars the county believes the company will owe as it shuts down its recently built OSB mill south of Thomasville. More...

Capstone Bank groundbreaking

PHOTO BY ARTHUR MCLEAN Members of the staff and management of Capstone Bank hold the groundbreaking ceremony for their Thomasville branch Tuesday morning. More...

CGEDA holds traning session in Thomasville

Coastal Gateway Regional Economic Development Authority, a partnership of Choctaw, Clarke, Conecuh, Escambia and Monroe Counties, has partnered with PowerSouth and local county industrial development boards to present a training program aimed at lo More...

Special Sections

Editorials

Some are turning to crime

OUR VIEW

Another Christmas, another bank robbery. Year before last, Pine Hill's bank got the treatment. Just recently, there was one in Mobile. Christmas is bearing down on us, and almost always, someone gets the idea to rob a bank. More...

Waiting for something

From the Editor's Desk

People have at times called me an impatient person. I still have no idea what they're talking about. OK, maybe sometimes. But I can be a patient man. There are times in photography and journalism where it pays to be patient. More...

Future not looking bright for Scrushy

Attorneys for Don Siegelman and Richard Scrushy got 48 minutes last week to persuade a three judge panel of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals their clients should receive a new trial. More...

Religion

Stay on the Christian track

Spiritual Reflections

The other day I was typing away in my selftaught, two-finger style, when a small black spider popped out from between the keys on my keyboard. More...

'Journey to the Manger' presented

The Adult Celebration Choir at Thomasville Baptist Church presented its Christmas program, "Journey to the Manger" on Dec. 13 and 14. More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Gospel extravaganza A gospel music extravaganza will be held at 6 p.m., Dec. 21 at the Clarke County High School auditorium in Grove Hill with the doors opening at 5 p.m. Featured group will be the Alabama Boys of Montgomery. More...

Sports

A decade of quarterbacks

Taking Names and Keeping Score

With the naming of Oklahoma's sophomore quarterback Sam Bradford as the winner of the 2008 Heisman Trophy, the number of players selected at that position since 1999 increased to eight making the decade that began in the year 2000 that of the quart More...

Boys basketball splits in opening week

The Thomasville High School boys' varsity basketball team ended the opening week of the 2008 - 2009 season with a split. More...

Lady Tigers improve to 3-0

Playing before an enthusiastic home crowd, the Thomasville High School Lady Tiger Basketball team moved their early season mark to 3 - 0 when the defeated the visiting Jackson High School Lady Aggies 40 - 35 this past Friday, December 12. More...

State slashes school funds

Proration in the state's budget means Thomasville's city schools will be losing an estimated $843,000 in state funds this fiscal year. Gov. More...

Norris family thankful, praying for a miracle

There have been funds and fundraisers springing up in Thomasville to help a little girl. Her name is Ella Norris and she is now 17 months old. More...

Judge denies new trial for DuBose

A federal judge in Mobile has denied a former circuit judge's bid for a new trial for federal firearm violations and he remains jailed until his March sentencing. More...

Giving the gift of live

PHOTO BY TONYA JOYCE Farrah Gibson (right) donates blood at the Red Cross blood drive hosted by Thomasville Baptist Church Monday. More...

Lavaca Restaurant owner, "Nanny" Ezell dies at 85

Mary Hamilton "Nanny" Ezell, the owner of Ezell's Fish Camp, died Monday at her residence. She was 85. A native of Sweet Water, she was a resident of Lavaca. She was a retired postmistress at Lavaca Post Office. More...

Times office holiday closing

The Thomasville Times will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 24 through Friday, Dec. 26 for the Christmas holiday. We will reopen Monday, Dec. 29 at 8 a.m. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

VFW meeting VFW Post 5106 and its ladies auxiliary will have their monthly meeting Monday night, Dec. 22 at The Garden in Thomasville. All members are urged to bring their spouse to this event, a Dutch-treat meal, at $11 per person. More...

People

Etheridge, Clowers united in Christmas wedding

The Historic Hadden Presbyterian Church in Boyd was the setting for the wedding of Jessie Etheridge of Thomasville and Lucas Clowers of Livingston on December 13, 2008. More...

Girl Scouts collect coats

Brownie Girl Scout Troop 8557 collected more than 60 coats during its recent coat drive. More...

Pughs announce birth of son

Mr. and Mrs. Ricky Gray (Peggy Pledger) Pugh of Thomasville announce the birth of a son, Cole Remington Gray Pugh, born at 11:37 a.m., Friday, December 5, 2008, at Springhill Memorial Hospital in Mobile. More...

School

Galbraith nominated to represent US

Laura Galbraith has been nominated to represent the United States and her university as a member of the International Scholar Laureate Program (ISLP) Delegation on Diplomacy and International Relations being held in Australia, Central and Eastern E More...

T'was the night before Christmas

Thomasville High School drama team recently performed the Christmas classic 'T'was The Night Before Christmas." Drama team members pictured above (in no certain order) are: Valeria King - reader, Aubrey Brewer - child, Kayla Jordan - mouse, Sarah Gat More...

Scholarships recognized at Hinds Community College

RAYMOND, MISS. - The Hinds Community College Development Foundation honored its 2008-2009 scholarship recipients, donors and honorees in recent programs held on the Raymond Campus. More...

For The Record

Marriage license applications

Michael Walter Parham, to Donna Carole Greenblatt. Marriage license applications are just that—applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. More...

Property deeds listed

Dated Dec. 4-10 Angela Gates, to Clarke- Washington Electric Membership Corporation. Reginald H. Williams, to William T. Meeks. William T. Meeks, to Redinald H. Williams. Richard Jeffrey Gibson Jr., to Reginald H. Williams. More...

OBITUARIES

Foxhall Alton Foxhall Jr., 69, of Greensboro, died Sunday, December 7, 2008, at DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa. Mr. Foxhall was born April 11, 1939 in Selma. More...