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December 4, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

A look at Thomasville’s school contracts

The Johnson Center at Troy University released a study earlier this year claiming that contracting out to private companies can save school systems money.  More...

Special Sections

People

McLean-Gilgenbach announce engagement

John and Pamela Gilgenbach of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin announce the engagement of their daughter, Anita Marie-Nanette Gilgenbach, to James W. More...

Thrower named Employee of the Week

The Cooperative Program at Thomasville High School would like to congratulate Kennedy Thrower, center, for being selected as the "Employee of the Week". More...

Knight and Brewer ring bell for Salvation Army

Thomasville Middle School Cheerleaders, Rachel Knight, left, and Celeste Brewer, right, ring the bells at Super Foods to help the Salvation Army. More...

Religion

Watch your step; keep eyes pealed

w   Somewhere along the way I had given up on ever being the best there is at anything. I was okay with it and I had a peace about it. More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Voices in Harmony to celebrate anniversary   Voices in Harmony will celebrate their anniversary Saturday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. at the Morning Star Baptist Church.  Dr. Bobby England is pastor and everyone is invited to attend. More...

Sports

Bulldogs lose in championship game of Excel High Classic

The Sweet Water High School Bulldog boys basketball team lost 73-34 to Excel Nov. 25 in the championship game of the Excel High Classic.  “I was proud of the way we competed,” said SW boys head coach Mark Davis. More...

Tigers open season with win at UMS

The Thomasville High School Tigers varsity basketball team opened the new season with a 59-28 victory Dec. 2 at UMSWright in Mobile.  Ryan Calhoun was the leading scorer with 24 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. More...

Sweet Water volleyball awards handed out

The varsity volleyball team at Sweet Water High School recently held its annual awards banquet at David’s Catfish. This year’s team of girls were regional champs, advancing to Montgomery, to the playoffs.  More...

Thomasville’s Henderson to compete on reality TV show

Jami Leigh Henderson, will be taking her shot at fame and fortune on the reality TV show, “Redneck Island.” Many in Thomasville may know her by her maiden name, Owens. More...

Mayors ask Washington to keep gas deals

Thomasville Mayor Sheldon Day and Al Bean, one of the managers of Clarke-Mobile Gas, were featured in a recent Wall Street Journal story.  More...

Sports Hall of Fame opens

The Thomasville Sports Hall of Fame opened its doors Monday afternoon with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Grove Hill to conduct Christmas Parade Dec. 4   The Grove Hill Christmas Parade will be Thursday, Dec. 4 at 4 p.m.  More...

Editorials

Thomasville is already on the map

When Jami Henderson, contestant on the newest season of “Redneck Island” left a message for me this week, it was with the words that she was going to “put Thomasville on the map.”  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

What if we supported education as much as football?

A s I returned from the Iron Bowl game in Tuscaloosa this past Saturday, my thoughts drifted to what we could energize for our state if over 100,000 people crowded into Bryant-Denny Stadium to support education in Alabama as was done last weekend to More...

School

Hunt participates in Thanksgiving Day Parade at Walt Disney World

Amy Hunt, an eighth grader at Thomasville Middle School, attended UCA Camp at the University of Alabama this summer with the TMS cheerleaders and was chosen as a UCA All-American Cheerleader to parti More...

Vick wins iPod

Maggie Vick won an iPod from a drawing that eighth graders across the southwest portion of Alabama entered when they attended the “Worlds of Opportunity Career Fair” in September at the M More...

TES students collect 1,050 canned goods for Salvation Army

Students at Thomasville Elementary School were given a challenge by Dawn Gillis and Sandra Williams of bringing in 500 canned goods for the Salvation Army.  Students exceeded this goal by bringing in 1,050 cans. More...

For The Record

Marriage license applications

James Michael Murphy and Carolyn D. Murphy.  Gregory Earl Motes and Tyra Michelle Anderpont.  Marriage license applications are just that—applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages.   More...

Property deeds listed

Nov. 20-24  Agnes S. Hammond to Ally Bank Corp.  Clifford Wayne Dees to First United Security Bank.  Patrick Browning Gwin to Cecil O. Singley III.  Estate of Annie W. More...

Thomasville Police Department report

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

Obituaries - Free Access

Lowry

Diane Kozlowski Lowry, 59, of Montgomery and a native of Chicago, Ill., died Nov. 29, 2014. She was born Dec. 22, 1954.  She was a member of Vaughn Forest Baptist Church in Montgomery.  More...

Steadham

Richard Eugene “Ricky” Steadham, 55, died Nov. 25, 2014 at Providence Hospital in Mobile.  A native of Grove Hill, he was a fire safety inspector with International Paper Co. More...

Williamson

George “Tom” Williamson was born on July 9, 1948, in Brookhaven, Miss. and passed away on Nov. 27, 2014.  Mr. More...