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December 15, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Thomasville for the holidays

The Mobile Symphony Orchestra returned to Thomasville for a Christmas concert Monday night. Below: singer Paula Broadwater and concertmaster Jenny Gregoire. More...

Community band concert

The Arts Council of Thomasville will present The Flying Bricks Community Band and The Dickens Carolers at 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 17, at The Thomasville Civic Center. General admission is $5 and children under 12 years of age will be admitted free. More...

County to make offer on Grove Hill armory

The Clarke County Commission voted Tuesday to make an offer to purchase the National Guard Armory in Grove Hill and went into an executive session to discuss a price and other “considerations” to be offered for the building and 10 acres o More...

Wreck leads to DUI

|align=left|width=250|height=113|link=node] A DUI charge has been filed in relation to last week's accident on Hwy. 43. More...

Special Sections

Editorials

Political Cartoon

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Ethics opinion misses

Our previous ethics law allowed seasonal gifts of up to $100 in value for state teachers so long as the gifts didn’t exceed $250 in a year. More...

From the Editor’s Desk

White trash

I ’ve been thinking about white trash lately. You know, here at the newspaper for instance, we have to deal with our fair share of white trash. Despite the age of email and instant messaging, folks still send up plenty of faxes every day. More...

Religion

Thomasville Baptist presented “Searching for the King”

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CHURCH CALENDAR

Christmas cantata The choir of the Springfield Methodist Protestant Church, located in the Sandflat community, will present their Christmas cantata, “Beautiful Star,” Sunday, Dec. 25 at 10 a.m. More...

Spiritually Speaking

Walk in the spirit

This past week I finished painting the new family room that we made by taking out the dividing wall between the sun porch and the living room. Before, only the sunroom had a view. More...

Sports

Hayes performs well in all-star game

The Alabama All-Stars posted their fourth win in a row over the Mississippi All-Stars when they defeated them 31 – 12 in the 2011 edition of the annual Alabama – Mississippi High School All-Star Game played this past Saturday, Dec. 10. More...

Taking Names and Keeping Score

It’s time for something to change in the NFL

Not too long ago when I was in conversation with a friend about who’s hot in the NFL this year and who’s not, it suddenly occurred to me that I rarely sit down in front of a television and watch a complete regular season pro football game More...

Horn's eight-point

Royce Horn of Sunny South recently killed an eight-point buck that weighed 210 pounds. More...

City backs $1.5 million loan in Wilcox County

In legal ads posted by the City of Thomasville in this week’s issue of The Thomasville Times, the Thomasville City Council and Thomasville Industrial Board announced their intentions to back a $1.5 million loan by the Wilcox County Industrial D More...

Gifts for teachers restricted

The Thomasville School Board sent out a letter to its teachers this week notifying them of the changes in state ethics laws and how they will be affected. More...

Karen Bradford to run again

Clarke County Commissioner Karen Bradford has qualified for re-election to the District 2 seat in the March 13 Democratic primary. Bradford says she enjoys serving the public and considers it an honor to represent the people of this county. More...

County AC on the fritz

The new hasn’t worn off of the Clarke County Courthouse annex and already there is trouble with the air conditioning and heating. Tuesday, commissioners voted to spend $8,200 on a new control system. More...

City refinances hospital loan

The Thomasville City Council voted Monday night to back a $250,000 loan by the healthcare authority. The loan will be financed by the Alabama-Tombigbee Regional Commission at an interest rate of 4.75 percent. More...

Loans made for SET plant

Orlando-based Mercantile Capital Corp. said it has closed on a pair of U.S. Small Business Administration 504 Loans that will help build and equip a steel processing plant in Jackson, valued at more than $12 million. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Fundraiser to benefit TCS Tiger Theatre The Thomasville City School Tiger Theatre cast of “Little Women” will be the opening main stage performance at the State Thespian Festival in Troy the last weekend in February. More...

People

VFW Post 5106 to meet Dec. 19

The VFW Post 5106 and its ladies auxiliary will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 19 at Gaston’s Grill in Thomasville. All members are urged to attend and bring their spouse. The meal will be a Dutch More...

Angel Tree gifts

Volunteer Marvin Walker unloads gifts for the Salvation Army's Angel Tree program to help needy families in the Thomasville area. More...

Downtown Christmas Stroll

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School

THS School News

Patel places second in state costume design

I n three school days, my last first semester of school will be over with (kind of confusing isn’t it?). It’s hard to believe that exams are practically here! Exams will be given Monday, Dec. 19 and Tuesday, Dec. 20. More...

FBLA makes a donation for Toys for Tots

The Future Business Leaders of America organization from Thomasville High School recently made a donation to the Salvation Army for Toys for Tots. More...

SWHS School News

Exams begin Friday, Dec. 16

hank you to everyone who participated in the blood drive Tuesday. Friday, Dec. 16, we will be taking Santa pictures. The pictures will cost $5. Friday, we will also have a basketball game here against Choctaw, Marengo and Thomasville. More...

For The Record

Clarke County Sheriff’s report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Dec. 6-13 include: Richard Orlando Miles, 34, two counts failure to appear, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff's Dept. More...

TPD report

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

Obituaries - Free Access

Autrey

Henry Gerald Autrey, Jr., 54, a truck driver of Thomasville, died Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, at his home. He was born April 18, 1957 in Selma. He was a member of the Sunny South Baptist Church. Graveside services were Saturday, Dec. More...

Wilson

Delormie Wilson, 89, of Thomasville died Friday, Dec. 9, 2011, at Thomasville Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. She was born Oct. 24, 1922 in Thomasville. More...

DEATH NOTICE

Smith Maggie Bell Foster Smith, 80, of Thomasville, born Sept. 17, 1931, died Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011 at her home. Funeral services were Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011 at New Hope No. 1 Baptist Church in Thomasville. Interment followed in the church cemetery. More...