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August 1986
37 years ago

Monday afternoon, J&J Fast foods personnel held groundbreaking ceremonies for Ward’s Restaurant to come to Thomasville, and Tuesday morning McCain Realty from Citronelle moved into begin the work. The fast food restaurant will be located on Hwy. 43, between United Security’s branch bank and Jefferson Federal Savings and Loan Association building.

Thomasville Academy cheerleaders competed with 36 other private schools, with over 500 cheerleaders, and brought home three superior ribbons; four excellent ribbons and one spirit stick. Cheerleaders are Suzie Fendley, Melissa Crim, Angelique Agee Louise Shirley, Angi Mendenhall, Stacey Averette, Tammy Dailey, Celeste Colquette and Sharon Morgan.

Nine parents attended the meeting Monday night between the City Council and school board members. They met with architect Richard Hudgens to try to reach an agreement on the elementary school.

Council members have allocated $800,000 to the school board for “renovation only” and the school board members want to know “if we decide to build instead of renovate, will we still have the $800,000?” Hudgens told the Council basically the same thing he had told the school board at their last meeting: “Because of the termite problem, I would not recommend building on the same location.”

Ken Wallis, legal overseer of the State Mental Health Department, said in an interview Tuesday that the Mental Health Department is facing the loss of 23 million dollars, or 13-14 percent of their budget. “If the general fund is prorated, this could increase the loss three or four million more. We could be looking at a shortfall of almost 30 million for fiscal year 86-87.

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