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December 11, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Hamilton’s dedicated to ministry

After 24 years at one place, most people might think of nothing but retirement. Not so for Jane Hamilton, who at 88 is still going strong. This year marks her 24th year of ministry at the Thomasville Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.  More...

Special Sections

Editorials

Spending a December week in New Orleans

I t has become my tradition the last few years to spend the first week of December in New Orleans, La. where I bought a time share condo. When I bought it, I just bought it because this was the week that was open. More...

The UAB decision is correct and courageous

The decision this past week by the leaders of the University of Alabama in Birmingham was a tough but correct decision in a state consumed by football and sports in general.  More...

Political Cartoon

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School

Senior ads due Dec. 12

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving has come and gone and Christmas will be here in no time. I've been gone a couple of weeks, but I am back now!  More...

SWHS 6th grade visits the American Village

The sixth grade students of Sweet Water High School recently visited the American Village in Montevallo. More...

TES conducts classroom competition for Salvation Army

Since December 1st, TES has been in a class competition. Each homeroom that raises $50 or more will get to see its teacher do a Christmas routine at the big Christmas Program on December 18th. More...

Sports

THS beats Sumter on final shot

The Thomasville High School varsity boys basketball team defeated the Sumter Central High Jaguars 57-55 Dec. 5 in a thrilling game that went down to the last shot.  Ryan Calhoun was the leading scorer for THS with 19 points. More...

Panthers win at Sweet Water

The Marengo High School Panthers varsity boys basketball team defeated the Sweet Water High Bulldogs 62-54 in overtime Dec. 4 in the SW gym.  Michael Kennedy had 13 points for Marengo along with 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 7 steals and 1 block. More...

Gunfight erupts at Thomasville store

Thomasville Police were called to a shooting at the Thomasville Discount Tobacco store at the corner of Hwy. 43 and Griffin Avenue shortly after 9 p.m. More...

T'ville school board receives nutrition update

Emily Thornton, director of the Child Nutrition Program (CNP) with the Thomasville City Schools, talked to the local school board Tuesday night about the challenges of encouraging students to eat healthy food and fully participate in physical educati More...

Christmas Parade highlights

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Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

City of Thomasville conducting basketball registration   The City of Thomasville Parks and Recreation began basketball registration on Dec. 8 and will continue until Dec. 19.  Children must be ages 7 - 14 to play. More...

People

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...

Andrews rings bell for Salvation Army

Jimmy Andrews rings the Salvation Army bell with his grandchildren, Hadley and Drew. More...

Alzheimer’s Association shares tips to navigate the holiday season

In addition to a new dessert recipe or family vacation photos, bring an important gift home this holiday season and become educated about the warning signs of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. More...

Religion

Try to determine and follow God’s will rather than your own

Saturday Peggy and I did something we had been considering for some time. We purchased an automobile, not new mind you, but a previously owned 2014 model, Dodge Grand Caravan.  More...

Mental Conditioning

Being a Champion in 2015  Being the best means engineering your life so you never stop until you get what you want, and then you keep going until you get what's next.  More...

Knight to perform at Aimwell Baptist

Shannon Knight will be in concert at Aimwell Baptist Church, Sunday, Dec. 21 from 10 a.m. until 12 noon.  Knight has been singing professionally for many years. More...

For The Record

Property deeds listed

Nov. 26-Dec. 3  Robert S. Bowling III to Ryan G. Bayles.  Margaret Dahlberg Cole to Southern Land & Timber Inc.  Mary Carol Burnett to Robert R. More...

Marriage license applications

Jeremy Jerome Jones and Mary Tiffani Dunagan.  Anthony Dewayne Reese Jr. More...

Thomasville Police Department report

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

Obituaries - Free Access

Huckabee

Mary Lou Walker Huckabee, 65, of Thomasville died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014 at Mobile Infirmary. She was born Oct. 3, 1949 in Grove Hill. She was a former garment manufacturing seamstress and a very active member of the Mt. Vernon Baptist Church.  More...

Langley

Michael Franklin "Mickey" Langley, 62, of Sweet Water died Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014 at his home. He was born Nov. 7, 1952 in Thomasville and was a converting operator with James River Corporation.  More...

Penn

Brother Willie Lee “Fannie” Penn, Sr. was born Aug. 1, 1938 in Lower Peach Tree to the late Jim and Ethel Penn. He grew up in Christianity and joined the Mt. Sinai A.M.E. Church in Lower Peach Tree at an early age. More...