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McDuffie County Fire and EMS to hold emergency expo
Three of the firetrucks in the McDuffie County Fire and EMS department are shown above. They are (from left) Engine 1 (Headquarters), Tanker 5 and Engine 5 (both Station 5-Happy Valley).
McDuffie County Fire and EMS as well as other emergency service personnel from the area will be hosting an expo on Oct. 8 at Walmart in Thomson from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The event coincides with Fire Prevention Week. The expo, which will benefit Children’s Miracle Network and breast cancer research, is open to the public.




Rogers receives promotion to deputy chief for TFR
Bryan Rogers accepts his new white helmet from Thomson Fire Rescue Chief John Thigpen as Rogers’ wife Meredith looks on.
Thomson Fire Rescue Captain Bryan Rogers became Deputy Chief Rogers Thursday evening.
As the firefighters gathered for their Thursday training on Sept. 22, Rogers’ family gathered outside to surprise him.
“When they walked in, I thought ‘What are they doing here?’” Rogers said. “I was very excited to have them there with me. My mother told me that when I dropped the kids off to go get ready for drill she was about to explode. She wanted to tell me, but she couldn’t.”




Judge hears lawsuit filed by Warrenton mayor
A lawsuit filed by Warrenton Mayor George Ivey came before the Warren County Superior Court on Sept. 23.
The lawsuit, submitted on April 15, 2016, names Warrenton Mayor Pro-tem Chris McCorkle and councilmembers P.H. Giddens, Craig Hunter, Brenda Johnson and Donnie Roland as defendants. During the trial, P.H. Giddens’ name was removed from the defendant listing and replaced with Steve Giddens, who is a current councilmember.




LOCAL NEWS
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McDuffie County BOE to replace THS cooling tower
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Request for Military Assistance via the Department of Defense’s Innovative Readiness Training Program
Electrical short causes fire in Faubus Street home

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SPORTS
Chamber members gather for annual tournament
Bucs drop to 5-1 after being shut out by JMA
Dogs end two-week break with Homecoming against Angoras
McTier race crew wins big in Swainsboro
Warren County suffers tough loss to First Presbyterian
Bucs 5-0 after 24-12 win at Trinity Christian



LIFESTYLES
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A look into the life of Dearing Mayor Sean Kelley
Don Powers: The man behind the City of Thomson
Youth Leadership McDuffie created, begins Sept. 24
A look at the McDuffie County Board of Commission chair
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