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December 22, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Golden Dragon deal drawing near

Mayor Sheldon Day and other officials from the City of Thomasville spent the day in Montgomery Tuesday with state officials and representatives of Golden Dragon Copper in what many believe to be the final stretch of negotiations to finalize the deal More...

Area arrests made in theft cases

Two men were arrested Dec. 14 and charged with the Dec. 10 invasion and armed robbery of a Whatley resident in his home, according to the Clarke County Sheriff’s Department. More...

Special Sections

People

Thank You

We wish to thank everyone who inquired, visited, called, sent cards and especially for your prayers during my recent hospitalization and recovery. We are blessed by the support shown for us! More...

Santa visits Thomasville Public Library

Kade and Kolby Claxton were among the 87 children, babies, teens, adults and one dog to see Santa Thursday, Dec. 8 at the Thomasville Public Library. All of the children received a goody bag. More...

Swapping Recipes & Sharing Memories

Last minute gifts from the kitchen

I hope that everyone is just about through with their Christmas shopping. Because, in three days, Santa will be starting his trip, and all the shops will be closed! Here are a few gifts to give from your kitchen. More...

School

Clarke school board also approves gift guide

The Clarke County Board of Education adopted a resolution at its Dec. 15 meeting offering guidelines for students giving teachers and other public employees gifts. More...

TES students donate presents to the Salvation Army for Toys for Tots

Thomasville Elementary School students each brought a wrapped Christmas present to school last Friday, Dec. 16, to be donated to the Salvation Army for Toys for Tots. More...

MHS receives SMART boards

Marengo High School teachers were surprised when they returned from the Thanksgiving holidays to discover that SMART boards had been installed in many of the elementary classrooms and all of the core classrooms in the high school. More...

For The Record

Marriage license applications

Matthew Cory Drinkard and Emily Megan Stephens; Watson Bernard Waters Jr. and Kendra Lasonya Chapman; Sherick Darnell Brown and Shenitha Levette Boykins; Darnelle Larhone Manuel and Alliyah Monae Franks; Charles Arther Coe Jr. More...

Property deeds listed

Dec. 01-15 Industrial Development Board – City of Jackson, to City of Jackson. Charles Anderson, to Charles Nolan J. Anderson. Jimmy Andrews, to Carolyn Drinkard. Shawn H. Harrison, to Charles R. Brown. More...

Clarke County Sheriff’s report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Dec. 13-20 include: Jonathan Lamont Bettis, 31, failure to pay, display of invalid insurance, $746 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff's Dept. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Counselman

Gary Lee Counselman, 58, of Coffeeville died Friday, Dec. 16, 2011, at his home. He was born June 18, 1953 in Grove Hill. He was a powerhouse operator at Weyerhaeuser Paper Mill. More...

Faile

Herbert Benard Faile, 82, a retired trimmer operator, of Campbell died Monday, Dec. 12, 2011 at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital. He was born October 21, 1929 in Faile Town. He was a member of the Witch Creek Baptist Church and a U.S. More...

Article

As of Jan. 1, 2009, The Times began charging a $20 insertion fee for all obituaries and that are processed through funeral homes placing the obituaries. More...

Unemployment rates dropping across the state

Governor Robert Bentley announced this week that Alabama’s November unemployment rate experienced another significant drop, falling to 8.7 percent. More...

Pine Hill wreck injures three

A violent crash at the intersection of AL Hwy. 5 and Hwy. 10 in Pine Hill Monday injured three people. More...

Mayor on CBS

Mayor Sheldon Day was interviewed by a TV crew from the CBS Evening News last week, and the taped segment is expected to be broadcast tonight, Thursday, Dec. 22. More...

Free tax help

With tax filing season close at hand, the Internal Revenue Service and its partners in the South Alabama are kicking off their outreach efforts to make sure low- to moderate-income tax filers are aware that free income tax preparation will be availab More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Marengo County Board of Education public hearings More...

Editorials

Don’t drink and drive

With Christmas Eve falling on a weekend, we’re sure there will be plenty of people out enjoying social occasions. But if you do, please don’t drink and drive. More...

Political Cartoon

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Thanks to our patrons

We thank our patrons for their support during the past year. Without the support of subscribers and advertisers, bringing the news to you each week would not be possible. More...

Religion

The Broken Vessels performed at Lower Peachtree United Methodist Church Dec. 11

Lower Peachtree United Methodist Church conducted their 8th annual Christmas light service Sunday, Dec. 11. Guest speaker was Bro. Paul McVay. Above, The Broken Vessels provided the music. More...

Spiritually Speaking

Proclaim your love for the son of God

The traditions of Christmas help make it special. Some of the traditions are Biblical but some are not. Perhaps the earliest Christmas tradition is caroling. More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

New Year’s Eve singing Dec. 31 Grove Hill Baptist Church will host a New Year’s Eve singing Saturday, Dec. 31, from 6- 10 p.m. featuring The Revelators Quartet, Glory Road, The Kelly Family Trio, Winkie Hicks and friends and others. More...

Sports

Hayes, Mosely finalists for lineman, back of the year

The Alabama Sports Writers Association has chosen the three backs and three lineman of the year finalists for the 2011 high school football season. More...

Taking Names and Keeping Score

Where dreams come true

By the time you read this week’s column I will have been on a great adventure that began last week and culminated this week when I returned to Thomasville, Ala., the community I proudly call home. More...

THS basketball falls to 2-1

The Thomasville Tiger varsity basketball team saw their 2011 – 2012 season record fall to 2 – 1 this past Tuesday, Dec. 13, when they suffered a 47 – 32 loss on the road in Grove Hill. More...