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December 8, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Christmas parade fun

Thomasville’s Christmas parade was Saturday with the theme “A Christmas Fantasy.” See more pictures on page 10. More...

Leggett sentenced to 30 years for Gainestown murder

Sylvester Leggett was sentenced Monday to 30 years in a state penitentiary for the murder of Maury Jenkins in 2010. Circuit Judge Gaines McCorquodale imposed the sentence following a sentence hearing. A jury had found Leggett guilty on Oct. More...

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Support music in Thomasville

I n war-ravaged Sarajevo in the mid- 1990s conservatory students still played. Their music helped heal both those who played and those who listened. More...

From the Editor’s Desk

Black holes and bowl games

Scientists have just discovered the two largest black holes yet. Each one is about 10 billion times the mass of our sun. Black holes are so dense that nothing can escape their massive gravitational pull, not even light. More...

Religion

Spiritually Speaking

Make sure your gift list includes those often overlooked

Peggy and I have a miniature Schnauzer named Maddie. My sister Pam, who now lives next door, has Maddie’s mother who is named Belle. More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Christmas Eve Mass The Fr. Wayne Yooungman and the congregation of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Grove Hill invite all to attend the celebration of Mass on Christmas Eve, Sasturday, Dec. 24, at 6 p.m., or Christmas Day, Sunday, Dec. More...

Two Christmas musicals presented Sunday, Dec. 4 at Thomasville Baptist Church

Thomasville Baptist Church preschool and children's choir presented two musical performances this past Sunday, Dec. 4. More...

Sports

Taking Names and Keeping Score

Shoot, it was a first for me

This past Saturday when a number of college football teams across the nation were matched-up in a season ending game which would decide who could claim the title of Conference Champions in their respective conference, I was in Dixons Mills at the Cla More...

Thomasville varsity boys team off to a 2-0 start

The Thomasville High School Varsity Basketball team got a jump start on their 2011- 2012 season this past week when they picked up a road win at both Leroy High School and at Marengo High School. More...

John Knight makes verbal commitment to Troy

Thomasville’s John Knight became the second senior on the 2011 Thomasville Tiger football team to make a verbal commitment to continue his education and play football at the next level when he chose Troy University this week. More...

ER doc opens new clinic in Thomasville

Thomasville’s doctors have contended since the closing of Southwest Alabama Medical Center that the hospital’s financial troubles were not due to a lack of business. More...

Fire destroys Gates house

Ken Spinks and Billy Kennedy put water on the fire that destroyed the Danny Gates home on Linwood Drive Friday morning. No one was home at the time of the fire. More...

Symphony tickets still available

Ticket sales have been sluggish for the Mobile Symphony Orchestra’s Christmas performance at the Bedsole Theater in the Thomasville Civic Center. The orchestra has played to soldout houses at the civic center the previous two years. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Wal-Mart beauty review Dec. 15 The 2011 Wal-Mart Beauty Review will be Thursday, Dec. 15, from 6-9 p.m. at the Thomasville Movie Theatre for males and females 5-18 years of age. More...

People

Swapping Recipes & Sharing Memories

Cooking with the Christmas candy: peppermint

I have tried every thing, sleeping late, getting up early, going to bed late, going to bed early. But I can't seem to slow the calendar down. Christmas is less than three weeks away. And I have done nothing . . . almost nothing. More...

Sandflater writes a book

Amanda McClure Walker has Clarke County roots. She grew up in the Sandflat community. Her father is Ronnie McClure and her mother is Sharon Smith. More...

Murrays to celebrate 65 years of marriage

Ann and Carl Murray of Pine Hill will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary Friday, Dec. 9. The couple was married Dec. 9, 1946 in Montgomery by the justice of the peace. More...

School

TES students perform “A Holiday of Music”

The Thomasville Elementary School conducted their monthly PTO this past Monday night. PTO members were entertained by the third and fourth graders singing Christmas carols. More...

THS School News

Color guard and dance team tryouts are Dec. 17

Even though it’s nearing the end of the semester, life at THS has in no way slowed down. More...

SWHS School News

SWHS to host blood drive

The Sweet Water High School band will present a Christmas concert at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8 and on Friday, Dec. 9, they will have a basketball game at Silas at 4:30 p.m. Come by Monday, Dec. 12, to visit our band Christmas store. More...

For The Record

Marriage license applications

Michael Shaun Lightsey, and Lucie Downey Morris; George Edgar White Jr. and Michelle Leigh Newton. Marriage license applications are just that—applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. Revocable Trust Agreement, to Henry G. More...

Property deeds listed

Nov. 23-30 Federal National Mortgage Association, to James Royce Williams. Todd Weaver, to David C. Walker. Terry Lee Parden, to Mary R. Parden. Robert S. Bowling III, to Artis G. Hampshire-Cowen. Thomas E. Hart, to Justin Wesley Hill. Greg E. More...

TPD report

The Thomasville Police Department filed the following charges during the week ending Nov. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

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, 1933 in Grove Hill. He was a U.S. Army veteran. More...

Lambard

Allen Cannon Lambard, 88, of Pine Hill died Monday, Nov. 28, 2011 in Camden. He was born Dec. 7, 1922 in Mobile to the late Bessie Gray Cannon and William Joshua Lambard. More...

Newton

Gerald Gray Newton, 68, a retired electrician of Dickinson, died Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011, at his home. He was born Oct. 15, 1943 in Sweet Water. He was a member of the Salem Baptist Church. Graveside services were Saturday, Dec. More...