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December 27, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Dickens Carolers stay true to history in song and dress

You may have seen them dressed in their Victorian costumes singing at the Downtown Stroll, or the Community Band Christmas concert or any number of other events. More...

Special Sections

People

Operation Santa helps those in need

Operation Santa held its third annual toy drive in Grove Hill. More...

Pastor returns with new book

Robert Warren, the former pastor of Thomasville United Methodist Church, returned for a book signing of his second book, a book of poetry titled The Edge. This is Warren's second book. His first, titled Sometimes I Dance sold out. More...

FUSB partners with Women’s Business Center

Assisting women to start and grow successful small businesses is something First United Security Bank values along with its new partner, The Women’s Business Center, Inc. More...

School

Teacher of the Week: Hannah Parden

Hannah Parden is a graduate of the University of Mobile where she earned a bachelor's degree in Biology. She served as vice president of Beta Chi, participated as a cheerleader, and received the Biology Education Award at UM. More...

Morgan graduates with honors

Melissa Megginson Morgan, a 1993 graduate of Thomasville High School, recently graduated with honors from Florida Academy of Massage in Ft. Myers, Fla. More...

SWHS seniors study Shakespeare

The senior class at Sweet Water High School has been studying William Shakespeare’s play Macbeth in Angie Lewis’s English class. More...

For The Record

Property deeds listed

Dec. 13-19 Cathy A. Dailey to Gary M. Sellers. Teresa Skinner to Andrews Funeral Home, LLC. Frederick P. Gilmore to V. Wylynn Gilmore- Phillippi. The Armory Commission of Alabama to City of Thomasville, Alabama. Jared C. Pope to Vicki Weaver. More...

Clarke County Sheriff’s report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Dec. 18-26 include: Alden Gregory Purnell, 30, burglary third degree, $7,500 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

TPD report

The Thomasville Police Department filed the following charges during the week ending Dec. 23: Walter Leevell Morrissette – possession of marijuana, second degree, criminal mischief, third degree and criminal trespass third degree; Jacob M. More...

Technology updates for T’ville schools

Dr. Vic Adkison, superintendent of Thomasville City Schools, spoke Dec. 20 of the goals for the system in the spring semester of 2013. Important items for next year include the re-roofing the gyms at the high school and middle school, he said. More...

Browder lights up for the kids

Off County Road 73 north of Dixons Mills, the sky lights up every year at Christmas time with 600,000 lights at Allen Browder’s home. More...

Corps to revamp Campbell’s Landing

The City of Thomasville and Clarke County have been informed by the Corps of Engineers that the boat ramps and launch areas at Bashi Creek Park (Campbell's Landing) will be fully repaired sometime in January. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Studio 122 to offer Mudslingers Throw Clay More...

Editorials

The DOT didn’t miss its tree

Recently while perusing last year’s Christmas edition of Southern Living (I usually save them for a year, especially the Christmas edition), I started laughing out loud as I was reading a story written by Alabama author Rick Bragg. More...

From the Editor’s Desk

Watching the little ones with their Christmas gifts

I t was a lot of fun watching Turner open his presents for Christmas this year. This was the first year he really knew what was happening. More...

Ramblin’ Roses and Flyin’ Bricks

The big, pot-bellied, red-nosed bum

Dec. 23, 1959 More...

Religion

Spiritually Speaking

Hang your hopes on Him

I am writing this on Friday Dec. 21, 2012, and if you are reading it, the world did not end today as predicted. If you are reading this it means that another Christmas Day has passed. More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

New Home Baptist to host end of year singing Dec. 29 New Home Baptist Church will host a year end singing Saturday, Dec. 29 at 7 p.m. featuring “The Interstate Quartet” of Huntsville. More...

Pineview Men’s Sunday School

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Windell Sheffield, Anthony DeBusk, Joe Clayton, Clarence Newton, Ben Pugh, Winston Parden, Cordell Hutto, John Wayne Overstreet, Walter Turk, Frank Robison, John Reaves, Billy Kennedy, Frank Jackson, Ed Parrish, Mack Pope and Robert Dement. More...

Sports

Thomasville defeats John Essex 55-51

The Thomasville High School Tigers boys basketball team was able to overcome the incredible shooting of the John Essex High Hornets Dec. 18 with a 55- 51 victory in the THS gym. Freshman Ryan Calhoun was the top scorer for THS with 17 points. More...

THS girls surge late to defeat John Essex 33-27

The Thomasville High School Lady Tigers basketball team defeated the Lady Hornets of John Essex High 33-27 Dec. 18 at THS. Guard Deiondria Williams scored 11 points for THS. More...

Marengo loses to McIntosh 74-39

The Marengo High School Panthers boys basketball team was no match for a more physical McIntosh High Demons team Dec. 21 on the road. The Panthers lost 74-39 in the region game. Michael Lewis had 12 points, and Demetrius Bowser had 10 points. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Black

Doris Elvie Black, 80, of Sweet Water, died Friday, Dec. 21, 2012 at her home. She was born Sept. 3, 1932 and was a former seamstress at Vanity Fair and a member of the Old Union Baptist Church. More...

Blanton

Jerelene West Blanton, 66, of Birmingham died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012 at her home. She was born Jan. 22, 1946 in Clarke County. Blanton was a former office manager with Choctaw County Airport and a member of First Baptist Church of Birmingham. More...

Sims

Madelyn Louise Sims, 89, of Thomasville, died Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012 at Mobile Infirmary. She was born Nov. 26, 1923 in Surginer. Sims was owner and operator of The Alabama Grill and a member of the Thomasville United Methodist Church. More...


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