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December 19, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Christmas out of the box

The Mobile Symphony Orchestra played its fourth concert in Thomasville Monday night. The professional orchestra has made it an annual Christmas event, traveling away from Mobile to play in rural towns like Thomasville and Monroeville. More...

IP Foundation makes grant awards to local schools and nonprofit organizations

More than $30,000 in grant checks were awarded to various organizations at the mill manager’s community leaders meeting on December 11. Wilcox County public schools received $15,000 to be equally shared with J.E. Hobbs Elementary, F.S. More...

Byrne wins Alabama First District race

It has been a long time since September when the initial balloting was held to elect a replacement for Congressman Jo Bonner of Alabama’s First District, who resigned in early August. More...

Early Holiday Deadlines

The Thomasville Times will publish on Tuesday, Dec. 24. Deadlines for classifieds and ads will be Thursday, Dec. 19, at 5 p.m. The deadline for news will be Friday, Dec. 20 at 3 p.m. The Times office will be closed Dec. More...

Special Sections

Editorials

Front Porch Philosopher

Christmas, Jesus and Santa Claus

I hope everybody has the Christmas spirit by now because if you don’t, it will soon be too late to really savor the season. More...

Political Cartoon

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From the Capitol

Governor Bentley’s malpractice

I can’t stake claim to being the first to compare Gov. More...

School

Christmas artwork of THS students featured throughout this weeks edition.

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SWHS Beta Club attend ‘A Christmas Carol’

Many of the junior and senior Beta Club members at Sweet Water High School, along with Ms. Baugh and Mrs. Jones, got into the Christmas spirit by attending Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carol” on Tuesday, Dec. 10. More...

THS Tiger Theatre receive awards at competition

THS Tiger Theatre attended the State Trumbauer Competition at Troy University on Dec. 6 and 7. Their studio theatre performance, “Wings,” received an overall superior rating. More...

Sports

Tiger varsity defeats Aggies 52-35

After dropping their first two games, the Thomasville High School Tigers varsity boys basketball team have won their last two. THS defeated the Jackson High Aggies 52- 35 Dec. More...

Defense is the focus for 2014 Bulldogs

The Sweet Water High Bulldogs varsity basketball team has a new head coach, Dora native Stephen Landrum, who believes “everything starts on defense. More...

Winter fishing in Alabama can be some of the best

When the first real cold front of the fall sweeps through Alabama, my attention starts to focus on the many hunting opportunities that our great state offers. More...

Thomasville receives CON

Thomasville's emergency Certificate of Need for a 29-bed hospital was ratified on a 7-1 vote by the State Health Planning and Development Agency's Certficate of Need Review Board Wednesday in Montgomery. More...

Area woman charged when baby’s corpse found

A woman has been charged with the abuse of a corpse in the death of an infant child she gave birth to and could be facing even more serious charges as the investigation continues. More...

McKinley saw Christmas parade through 37 years

He might still don his nearly famous Christmas corduroy pants come next Christmas, but after 37 years, Edmon McKinley is stepping down as Thomasville’s Christmas parade organizer. More...

Smart Banking

Critical issues for 2014

Now that congressional negotiators have reached a limited agreement to avert another government shutdown—a third consecutive fiscal cliff—other critical issues need to be addressed. More...

Witherspoon home destroyed by fire

The home of Freddie Witherspoon on Tallahatta Springs Road burned this past Thursday despite the efforts of the Thomasville Volunteer Fire Department. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Sewell to host session on The Affordable Care Act Dec. 19 Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell will host an ACA Marketplace Education and Enrollment Workshop, an information session on The Affordable Care Act. The workshop will be Thursday, Dec. More...

People

Locals place in Miss Central Alabama Model Pageant

The Quest Club of Linden recently conducted its third annual Miss Central Alabama Model Pageant at Marengo Academy. The pageant is a preliminary for the Miss Model Alabama and Miss Model America Pageant. More...

Andrus completes intensive workshop in Georgia

Deby Andrus recently completed a three day intensive workshop in the state of the art Visual Arts Department at the North Georgia Technical College in Clarkesville, Ga. More...

FINAL WEDDING PLANS

Bishop-Phillips

Dr. Christan Jade Bishop and Mr. John David Phillips will exchange marriage vows at 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 at Pineview Baptist Church in Thomasville, with a reception to immediate follow at the Thomasville Civic Center. More...

Religion

CHURCH CALENDAR

Knight to perform at Aimwell Baptist Current Crossroads solo recording artist Shannon Knight will be in concert at Aimwell Baptist Church Sunday, Dec. 22 at 10 a.m. until 12 noon. More...

Spiritually Speaking

Frequent cleaning prevents build up

hate procrastination. I hate it because it is one of my weaknesses. Some things are easy to put off, and the longer you put them off the less likely you are to get around to them. I can hear a chorus of “amen’s,” out there. More...

Living Your Destiny

It’s easy to fall into “destination disease.” That’s when you’re comfortable where you are. You’re not stretching, not learning anything new. More...

For The Record

Marriage license applications

Joshua Andrew Dixon and April Dreamer Reavis. Richard Charles Hodges and Gamie Melissa Pittman. Marriage license applications are just that—applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. More...

Property deeds listed

Dec. 4-11 William T. Fendley to William T. Fendley. William F. McCorquodale Family Limited Partnership to Patrick Browning Gwin. Stannie L. Brackett to Lee Barney Woods. Betty Moore Adams to Phillip Caldwell Adams. More...

TPD report

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

Obituaries - Free Access

Barnes

Jeff Anthony Barnes, 27, of Grove Hill died Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 in Dickinson. He was born Oct. 18, 1986 in Grove Hill and was a technician with Precision Auto Body Repair and a member of the Liberty Baptist Church. More...

Downey

Annelle Downey, 83, of Thomasville died Friday, Dec. 13, 2013 at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital. She was born Feb. 25, 1930 in Campbell and was a retired licensed practical nurse and a member of the Thomasville United Methodist Church. More...

Morgan

Thelma G. Morgan, 84, a homemaker of Pine Hill died Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013 at her home. She was born Dec. 7, 1929 in Pine Hill and was a member of the New Providence Baptist Church. More...


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