McDuffie Progress



Wrens Highway crime bandits arrested
Two people have been arrested in connection with the recent rash of crimes on Wrens Highway in McDuffie County.
According to the McDuffie County Sheriff’s Office, Joseph Wayne Standridge , 27, and Kayla Susan Raulerson, 24, both of Waycross were arrested Friday, Feb. 5, for armed robbery, burglary and theft of a motor vehicle.




Woman jailed for the shooting death of her father to have new trial
Melissa Norris
The Georgia Supreme Court has ruled that a McDuffie County woman sentenced to life in prison for the shooting death of her father 20 years ago should have a new trial.
The high court issued an opinion Feb. 1 that Melissa Nicole Norris, who was 15 years old when she was charged with malice murder of her father, Charles Barry Norris, had ineffective counsel during the appeal of her conviction in 2007.




Relay for Life set for May 13, kickoff to be held Feb. 8
The 2016 McDuffie County Relay for Life announces its plans for this year’s event with its walk to be May 13 at the Thomson High School Track.
homson and McDuffie County have a long history of fun-filled, successful Relays, and Co-chairmen Bob Knox Jr. and Pam Edmondson encourage all interested participants to get involved this year. Relay Kickoff will take place on Monday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m. at the Thomson-Augusta Tech Auditorium.




LOCAL NEWS
Phyllis Wheeler rehired to lead McDuffie elections
Warren County grand jury indicts man for murder
Family Y to break ground on Feb. 9
State’s high court upholds murder conviction
Warrenton and Hancock deputies capture sex offender
Authorities on the lookout for stolen tractor in Warrenton

McDuffie County
SPORTS
Dogs and Lady Dogs close out regular season this weekend
Bucs defeat rivals from Thomas Jefferson, 79-33
THS football banquet honors performance
TMMS Archery qualifies for state
There’s nothing shy about McNair on the track
Bucs host Piedmont and EBA, lose both



LIFESTYLES
THS hosts first debate tourney in 10 years
Sunset Finance cuts ribbon
Briarwood Academy fields first debate team in 30 years
Morris named Forward McDuffie executive director
McDuffie BOE appoints Knox
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