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December 1, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Downtown Stroll is next Friday

Thomasville’s Downtown Stroll will be Friday, Dec. 9 starting at 6 p.m. More...

Legal Notices

Two legal notices are in this week’s paper relating to work the city is doing with the Lakeside Steel projects. Read these notices to stay informed. More...

Christmas parades on tap around the county

Christmastime is here and with it an abundance of parades and other activities. Here are some of the events around the county. More...

Alabama, Mississippi meet to talk regionalism

Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour and Alabama Governor Robert Bentley joined other leaders recently for a bi-state summit on strategies that would help West Alabama and East Mississippi address challenges. More...

County property tax notices coming out late

“The only things certain in life are death and taxes,” is an old saying. More...

Special Sections

Editorials

Supreme Court may give private hospitals immunity

Our black-robed Alabama Supreme Court has turned its back on the people of Alabama who might be subjected to malpractice at medical facilities merely affiliated with state owned hospitals such as those at UAB and South Alabama. More...

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From the Editor’s Desk

Not just Christmas season

By the time you read this column, it will be December and the earnest countdown to Christmas will be on. But it’s not just gift season, oh no. It’s also bank robbing season. More...

Religion

Community-wide Thanksgiving service a success at Pineview Baptist

Pineview Baptist Church in Thomasville was the host for the community-wide Thanksgiving service Sunday, Nov. 20. Worship was led by Bro. Ty Parden and the Thomasville Praise Band provided the music. More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Christmas cantata Thomasville Baptist Church preschool and children’s choir will present “The Great Christmas Giveaway” this Sunday, Dec. 4, at 6 p.m. in the sanctuary. More...

Spiritually Speaking

If you need to be restored ask your Heavenly Father

Thanksgiving was good at our house. We were blessed by the presence of much of our family and an abundance of good food. More...

For The Record

Marriage license applications

Keith Evan Thompson and Melinda Noble Harvell; Harold Eugene Wilson and Crystal Lashell Smith; Milton Lamont Bracy and Sandra Mecheal Lofton; Demetrius Cunningham and Adrienn Cheeseboro; Charles Daniel Steed Jr. More...

Property deeds listed

Nov. 17-22Susan Roberts Goodman,to Sharon J. Norris.Secretary of Housing andUrban Development, toPamela Clark Johnson.Robbie Kennedy, toRobbie Kennedy.Grace Robinson, toRebecca McLean Moore.Soterra, LLC, to AlabamaPower Company.Jeanette A. More...

Clarke County Sheriff’s report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Nov. 21-29 include: Derrick Earl Hunt, 36, two counts negotiating a worthless negotiable instrument, failure to appear, $2,000 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Karen Dean Citizen of the Year

Many young people leave their small hometowns to make their mark on the world. Karen Dean has learned that you can also make your mark right back at home. More...

Water project to start on January 3rd

Work on Thomasville’s water project will officially start Jan. 3. The long-awaited project will finally get under way. The contractors have been selected and the city water board voted to give the go ahead for the project Monday. More...

Gunn: senior of the year

He spent almost 30 years teaching band, and at 74 years old, his love of music keeps him going strong. James “Jimmy” Gunn is this year’s senior citizen of the year. More...

Local officials discuss Chinese trade

Senate Minority Whip Marc Keahey (DGrove Hill) recently organized and led a delegation of local leaders who met with Ma, xiuhong, the former Vice Minister of Commerce of China and current chairwoman of the China Foreign Trade Centre, to discuss expan More...

Murder mistrial

A 14-member jury was seated and ready to hear opening arguments and testimony in a murder trial Tuesday but never heard a word as Circuit Judge Robert Montgomery declared a mistrial. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Symphony to perform Dec. 12 The Mobile Symphony will be performing in the Bedsole Theatre at the Thomasville Civic Center Monday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 and may be purchased at the civic center box office. More...

People

Williams Temple historic marker

The Clarke County Historical Society dedicated a marker at Williams Temple CME Church in Thomasville Sunday afternoon. More...

Mr. and Mrs. Davis to celebrate 50th anniversary

The children of Nan and Jimmy Davis of Sweet Water would like to invite you to a reception honoring their parents’ 50th wedding anniversary. More...

Barrel race results told

The Thomasville Saddle Club hosted a barrel race Saturday, Nov. 12. The results are as follows: More...

School

THS School News

Support the THS softball team and purchase a Christmas calendar

Christmas is in the air! THS students, although it may be premature, are already gearing up for Christmas break. More...

SWHS Robotics team to compete at championship in Auburn Dec. 2-3

The Sweet Water High School Robotics team will be competing in the South’s BEST Regional Robotics Championship in Auburn on Dec. 2 and 3. More...

TMS announces honor roll

Thomasville Middle School announces the honor roll for the first nine weeks as follows: More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Autrey

The Rev. Gloria P. Sumrall Autrey, 85, a retired minister of Spring, Texas, died Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011 at her home. She was born Jan. 10, 1926 in Columbus, Miss. More...

Drinkard

James Reginald Drinkard, 78, a retired heavy equipment operator of Fulton, died Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011 at Cogburn Nursing Center in Mobile. He was born Oct. 5, 1922 in Grove Hill. He was a U.S. Army veteran. Graveside funeral services were 11 a.m. More...