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Since 1921 Thomasville, Alabama Thursday, November 13, 2014 75 Cents
he Thomasville WhotheWho's the
cutest kid?
Contestant photos and
voting ballot inside!
Page 11A
“13 Alabama
Ghosts and
Jeffrey” hits
the stage
ALDOT to look at Hwy. 43
industrial park entrance
From Staff Reports
13 Alabama Ghosts and
Jefferey, the seminal book
by Alabama’s Storyteller
and Thomasville native
Kathryn Tucker Windham
will come alive this week-end
at the Thomasville
Civic Center in the Bedsole
Theater.
The Arts Council of
Thomasville and Ramblin’
Rose Players will perform
the stage adaptation of the
popular book Nov. 14 and
15 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10
per person and $5 for stu-dents.
In a small southern town
at a house on Royal Street
there is said to be a ghost.
One Halloween night a
group of young people dare
to find out and meet an
eccentric old lady who
opens up their world with
her ghost stories. What they
learn from this most unlike-ly
of persons is a lesson
about life and love. Are the
ghosts that haunt us fig-ments
of our imaginations
or are they real? Only this
treasured lady knows for
sure.
The musical was created
by Don Everett Garnett and
Kevin Francis Finn.
Kathryn Tucker Windham
gave her blessing for the
adaptation and saw the pre-miere
at Red Mountain
Theatre Company’s Cabaret
Theatre in Birmingham in
October 2010, prior to her
death.
By Arthur McLean
Editor
Thomasville Mayor Sheldon Day
said Monday that the Alabama
Department of Transportation was
planning to come to Thomasville and
look at several areas of concern,
including the entrance to the south
industrial park.
The industrial park’s entrance on
Hwy. 43 has been the site of two seri-ous
auto accidents, one fatal, in the
past few years. Locals have expressed
concern that the entrance area is too
dark during the pre-dawn hours, the
time when both accidents happened.
Day said ALDOT officials spoke to
him about putting up warning signs
for the intersection and will investi-gate
the possibility of creating a
merge lane for the southbound lanes
of Hwy. 43. Currently, larger trucks
like log trucks pulling out to head
south on 43 must stop with their trail-ers
blocking one of the northbound
lanes of 43 if they have to stop for
traffic in the southbound lanes of
Hwy. 43.
Creating a merge lane for those
trucks heading south would alleviate
Giving thanks to veterans
United States Marine
Corps Captain (retired)
Chester McConnell rings
a bell for each name as
Pine Hill Mayor Roberta
Jordan reads off the
names of Pine Hill's
deceased military veter-ans
during a Veteran's
Day service at Pine Hill
Cemetery Tuesday morn-ing.
McConnell was the
speaker and told the
audience of his experi-ence
being part of the
Naval blockade of Cuba
during the Cuban missile
crisis in 1962.
For more photos from
area events honoring our
veterans, turn to page
12A.
PHOTOBYARTHURMCLEAN
Union vote is
successful at
Golden Dragon
Fred’s store cl i i T’
By Arthur McLean
Editor
The movement to form a
union at the GoldenDragon
to do that.
Once the vote is certified,
the USW and local employ-ees
will begin the process
ofsetting l l h
See Council, Page 3
Nov. 14 & 15 • 7 p.m.
Bedsole Theatre
$10 adults • $5 students
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