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Warrenton police urge caution against roaming foxes
The Warrenton Police Department has reported foxes roaming around the downtown Warrenton and encourages citizens to call 911 when spotting one.
Police Chief Ron Sellers says that two Warrenton citizens were recently bitten by a fox, which has tested positive for rabies. “These citizens are now undergoing treatment,” he said. “I want to warn citizens to leave the foxes alone and to call 911 if you see one.”




McDuffie Co. Schools plan major renovations at THS and DES
The McDuffie County School System is planning some majors renovations to two of the county’s schools.
The first project will be at Thomson High School.
“Thomson High is entering its 27th year of service,” said Neal Tam, director of administrative services director for McDuffie County Schools. “As a facility, THS consists of four buildings. Capital Improvement funds are earned from the state based on the age of each building and the renovation or modification that will be done.”
“We will be replacing the roof of the main building, replacing the HVAC system for all buildings, replacing the lighting in all buildings except the PE complex, making renovations to the auditorium, replacing flooring in the administration and auditorium areas, installing new hardware on all exterior doors, installing new ceiling tile and ceiling grid in all areas except the PE complex, and providing updated security features including new camera systems and a security vestibule.”
The second project in the school system will be at Dearing Elementary, which is entering its 28th year of service. DES consists of two buildings.
Tam said the entire roof will be replaced as well as HVAC units for the entire school. New floor coverings will be installed in all classrooms, the lunchroom, media center, gym and administration areas, and all areas will get a new coat of paint. In addition, new art and music classrooms will be constructed.




Body found in burning home in Norwood
The home shown above, located in the 200 block of Cobb Street, in Norwood was the scene of a fire on Aug. 12. Fire personnel found the body of Brea A. Mance in the home.
The body of a Norwood woman with strong Thomson ties was found inside a burning house in Norwood Aug. 12
The body of Brea Amanda Mance, 27, was found when firefighters and EMS personnel from Warren and McDuffie counties were dispatched at 10:55 a.m. to a burning home at 243 Cobb Street in Norwood. She was discovered shortly after 11 a.m.




LOCAL NEWS
Warrenton residents to elect five positions in November
City Council changes direction of Journal St., eliminates parking on Central St.
Thomson Police seeking information about Family Y car break-ins
Two men arrested in connection to Knox Street shooting
Deputy draws weapon to end attack by man armed with two butcher knives
Lil’ Bo Peep gears up for back-to-school with drive

McDuffie County
SPORTS
Honorees bring many accolades to Brickyard Wall of Fame
Briarwood Bucs kickoff season with scrimmage win
Miscues cost Bulldogs in scrimmage against Warriors
Bulldogs to face Warriors in Friday scrimmage
Havrilla selected to All-Academic Teams
Dogs busy in off-season



LIFESTYLES
Hunt writes first book detailing funny moments in medical career
Strother retiring, body shop and towing operation closing down
Third annual family and community day set for Aug. 20
Air Life GA 10 provides area with top-notch care
Dearing man gives small history on Iron Hill area
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