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December 20, 2012 RSS feed / People

Newton-Pugh announce wedding plans for Jan. 12

Richie and Jackie Elmore of Nicholsville and Shane and Jennifer Newton of Fulton announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Beverly Newton, to Hayden Pugh. Mr. Pugh is the son of Doug and JoAnna Pugh of Tallahatta Springs. More...

FINAL WEDDING PLANS

Allen-Nichols

Jordan Kate Allen and John David Nichols will exchange marriage vows at 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012 at Excel Baptist Church in Excel. Miss Allen is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Douglas Allen of Excel. Mr. Nichols is the son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Swapping Recipes & Sharing Memories

Dreaming of a white Christmas and snow ice cream

My daddy is my weatherman. If I need to know how cold it is going to be during the night, I'll ask him before I go home, so I'll know if I need to build a fire. More...

Thomasville Christmas Decorations

Homes along Old Hwy. 5 and businesses in downtown Thomasville glow with the lights from Christmas decorations. More...

Moments in time

Wright brothers first flew 103 years ago this week

• On Dec. 18, 1777, the new United States celebrates its first national day of thanksgiving, commemorating the American victory at the Battle of Saratoga after the surrender of Gen. John Burgoyne and 5,000 British troops that October. More...

Reduction in retail hours on table for C’ville Post Office

The Coffeeville Post Office will likely reduce its retail hours to 8 a.m. to noon, beginning Jan. 12, 2013. A public meeting was held by the U.S. Postal Service Dec. 6 in the Coffeeville Nutrition Center. Just over 50 residents attended the meeting. More...

Guard Armory in Grove Hill to become a community center

The Clarke County Commission approved Dec. 5, a plan for the former National Guard armory on Highway 84 East in Grove Hill. The armory will be renamed the Clarke County Community Center. More...

Affordable tips to make staying at home easier for seniors

More seniors than ever before are choosing to stay in their homes as they age. According to a study by the AARP, only five percent of Americans ages 65 and older live in group quarters like nursing homes. More...

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Plans announced for Jackson-DéShazer

Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Jackson, Jr. of Thomasville announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Erin Lachelle, to Patrick Devon DéShazer. Mr. More...

Making Memories

Are we too busy to make memories?

A s I was typing the “Looking Back” column this week, it mentioned an article where people of different ages had been asked about their memories of Christmas, so I decided to do that again. More...

Bradfords to celebrate 50th anniversary Dec. 30

Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Bradford will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday, Dec. 30 at 2 p.m. The event will take place at the Wesley Chapel Methodist Church in Surginer and will be hosted by their children, Sonya, Carla and Rachel. More...

Arts center hosts presentation of Herod's new book .Etched'

On the afternoon of Dec. 14, the Grove Hill Cultural Arts Center hosted a reception on the occasion of the presentation of Jim Herod's new book of fiction titled Etched. More...

Community Action Agency offering heating bill help

The Community Action Agency of South Alabama has started the process of taking applications to assist low-income families with their heating bill. More...

Healthcare act webinar available at ACES

Alabama small-business owners must plan for the impact that changes in federal health care laws will have on their businesses. While the majority of the new taxes, mandates and administrative requirements begin in Jan. More...

Feral hogs a growing problem in south

A week or so ago, a friend sent me a picture of the feeder he has on his property in Baldwin County. He’s sent me photos before, but they had always contained a nice buck or two. This photo was different. More...

McDonald’s restaurant coming to Grove Hill

The Grove Hill Planning Commission met Dec. 4, and approved the rezoning of a portion of a new retail development as Business 1/Commercial. O’Mar, Inc. of Wilmer has purchased 31 acres on Highway 43 across from Dunn’s Exxon. More...

Tips for staying healthy when seniors travel

Today’s seniors are leading active lives, filling their time with travel and new experiences. More...

Rare skin cancer often misdiagnosed

Medical misdiagnoses may be a lot more common than many patients realize. More...

Dear Santa,

Letters from Thomasville area children to Santa Claus, featuing the artwork of Thomasville High School’s art students.

Dear Santa, I love my elf, Eddie! I want make up please Santa. I want a vanity. I want some jewelry. Would you bring me some princess dress-up clothes, please? I would love to have an Easy Bake Oven! I need some new clothes. More...