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Watkins wins 2016 award
Shown from left are Troy Jamison, city executive, VP, of Regions Bank; Toni Watkins, administrative professional of the year and Skip Griffin, chair of the Thomson-McDuffie Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.
Toni Watkins, of Regions Bank, was awarded Administrative Professional of the Year at the Thomson-McDuffie Chamber of Commerce 28th Annual Administrative Professionals luncheon on Wednesday, April 27.
Troy Jamison, city executive, VP, of Regions Bank, revealed the winner and presented the annual award.




Warren County celebrates administrative professionals
Angel Lamb, a clerk for the Toombs Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge, won the administrative professional of the year award for 2016.
Hometown Warrenton and the Warren County Chamber of Commerce celebrated Administrative Professionals Day with a luncheon at First Methodist in Warrenton.
Out of the nominations for administrative professional of the year, Angel Lamb was chosen as the winner. Lamb is a secretary for Toombs Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge Harold Hinesley and has been in that position for five years.




McDuffie County Schools receive grant for officers
A bullet-resistant vest similar to the one shown above will be issued to all eight of the school resource officers for the McDuffie County School System.
The McDuffie County School System has received a grant that allows it to purchase bullet-resistant vests as well as body cameras for the school resource officers.
Each school in the district has a police officer assigned to it, totaling eight officers in the districtís Department of Public Safety.




LOCAL NEWS
Possible electrical fire causes extensive damage to home
Superior Court to arraign 52 on May 12
Police investigating Bussey shooting
Jail or Bail to return to Thomson Police Dept. May 3
County organizing committee for Rock House restoration and caretaker cottage
Warren County parents can now increase engagement

McDuffie County
SPORTS
Thomson High School soccer celebrates its seniors
Briarwood boys track wins GISA AA state championship
Bulldogs close out regular season with win over Cross Creek
Briarwood golf wins GISA AA region and state championships
THS track teams compete in region meet
Bulldogs to face Upson-Lee in first round of state playoffs



LIFESTYLES
The Beckum familyís history with the Georgia Railroad
Wrightsboro Church celebrates 50 years of homecoming
THS students win essay contest
Belle Meade Country Club to start adaptive golf program
Thomson native recalls her life over her 82 years
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