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December 21, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Adkison to retire from TCS

Thomasville City Schools Superintendent Dr. Vic Adkison gave the Board of Education a letter of notice at the Dec. 14 meeting that he will retire, effective July 1, 2018. More...

Local Santa brings jolly times for kids

With Christmas only days away, one person already has a special twinkle in his eye! Michael Rotton is one of Santa’s special helpers, assigned to let Santa know all the wishes of children in the Thomasville area. More...

City Police Department receives two donations

International Paper Company in Pine Hill made a donation to the Thomasville Police Department in order for the department to expand its K-9 unit to two officers and patrol dogs. More...

Special Sections

People

Thomasville Christmas Parade Best Float

The Thomasville Alabama Chamber of Commerce awarded the best float for the 2017 Thomasville Christmas Parade to New Hope No. 1 Baptist Church. for Polar Express. More...

Flying Bricks brings Christmas Cheer at Concert

The Arts Council of Thomasville presented its eighth annual Christmas concert Dec. 16 in the Bedsole Theatre of the Thomasville Civic Center. More...

Scruggs and Padgett united in marriage October 7

Miss Julia Summer Scruggs and Mr. Olen Paul Padgett Jr. were united in marriage at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017 at the Padgett family farm in Brooklyn, Ala. The private ceremony was performed by the Rev. John Finklea.  More...

Religion

CHURCH CALENDAR

Coffeeville needs help expanding the cemetery   The Coffeeville Cemetery is filling in a sloped area of the cemetery to make more room.  Donations are needed for the work and for the regular maintenance of the cemetery. More...

The Christmas Candy Cane

A candy maker in Indiana wanted to make a candy that would be a witness for Jesus, so he made the Christmas Candy Cane. He incorporated several symbols for the birth, ministry and death of Jesus Christ. More...

Jesus is the reason for the season

Name most anything connected to Christmas and it is somewhere on my list of favorite things. However there are a few exceptions.  The exceptions are most all related to the search for and the selection of Christmas gifts for others. More...

For The Record

Thomasville crime report

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

Property deeds

Dec. 7 - Dec. 14

Brenda Gray Timber LLC, to Jerry L. Hixon.  John C. Moore, to John C. Moore.  Debra Rivers, to Andrew Champion.  John C. Moore, to John C. Moore.  Paul P. Stanley, to James F. Van Dee II.  Renee Cooper, to Stephen W. More...

Sheriff’s Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Dec. 12-18 include: • Demetrius Lavert Goodgame, 41, attempt to commit a controlled substance crime, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Ledford

Donald Wayne “Donald” Ledford, 62, of Pearcy, Ark. passed away Dec. 1, 2017. An experienced and enthusiastic skier, he spent several months out of the year in the Western United States of abroad skiing. More...

Christmas Day Dinner Ministry returns

Four Thomasville ministers have come together for the third annual Christmas Day Dinner Ministry for the area’s hungry and needy of a hot-cooked meal. The ministers are: Rev. More...

Christmas dinner ministry grows more in 3rd year

The Christmas Day Dinner Ministry in Thomasville continues to grow as the program goes into its third year.  Pineview Rev. More...

Santa and his helpers

Santa, Mrs. Claus and two elves visited Thomasville Elementary School last week to hear the children’s wish lists and take pictures. Above (left to right) are April Culpepper, Santa, Mrs. More...

ALEA to be in force over Christmas holiday

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) will have a greater Christmas presence this holiday season by assigning all available Alabama State Troopers to patrol Alabama’s roadways and to bolster efforts to prevent traffic crashes, injuries and More...

Man gets no jail time in bungled burglary

A man whose actions were said to have been a cause of a friend’s death in a bungled burglary got by with no jail time when he was sentenced.  More...

Whatley man shot by teens

A man was shot and wounded by two juveniles in Whatley last Thursday evening, Dec. 14. One of the juveniles was charged with attempted murder.  More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

RSVP to offer free tax preparation   More...

Editorials

Merry Christmas, Thomasville

Tis the season for  Christmas. It sure felt a lot like Christmas 10 days again when the snow fell on Dec. 9.  But it’s all gone now. More...

Enormous tidal wave sends Moore to a watery grave

Well, folks, we have had a more exciting and fun filled political year than we expected. Usually, most of the fun is reserved for even numbered years when presidential or gubernatorial elections are held.  More...

You might itch if you wash too much

December 21, 1955  Adermatologist, in case you don’t know, ain’t nothing but a skin specialist. More...

School

IP gives grants to local groups

PINE HILL - More than $50,000 in grant checks were awarded to various organizations at the Pine Hill Mill Community Advisory Council Business meeting on Nov. 16. More...

TES third graders create ornaments for Hospice patients

Thomasville Elementary School students created special ornaments. Third grade teacher Mrs. More...

Bouler receives Thomasville High School diploma

Jesse Bouler left, a senior at Thomasville High School, received his diploma in a special morning ceremony Dec. 19 in the THS Media Center Library. He is with Charles Alford, THS principal. More...

Sports

THS girls have 1-2 week

The Thomasville High School Lady Tigers basketball team lost 44-35 Dec. 15 at Demopolis. Tiyanna Blanks had 14 points. In addition, the THS girls won 52-38 Dec. 14 at Southern Choctaw High School in Gilbertown. More...

Marengo defeats pair of rivals

The Marengo High School Panthers varsity boys basketball team defeated the Choctaw County High School Tigers 53-38 Dec. 15 in Dixon’s Mills.   Roosevelt Thompson had 18 points, nine rebounds, three assists and three steals. More...

THS holds first home wrestling match

The Thomasville High School Tigers wrestling team hosted its first home match Dec. 14 against Satsuma High School in the THS gym.  The event featured a mix of official and exhibition matches. More...