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Former solid waste director challenges firing
McDuffie County’s Board of Commissioners will allow a terminated employee to appeal his status at a future date.
The county commissioners voted June 16 to hear an appeal from Don Clauson, the director of Solid Waste, who was fired June 5 by McDuffie County Manager David Crawley.
The appeal will be heard during either the July 1 or July 21 commission meeting.




Local worshipers show solidarity with S.C. church
Ken Stockton lights nine candles in memory of the nine people who were killed in the June 17 shooting at Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, S.C.
McDuffie County spent a portion of Tuesday afternoon in solidarity with Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston as they prayed for justice, the Charleston community, the survivors, against racism and for forgiveness.
The McDuffie County Branch of the NAACP and Greater St. James AME Church in Thomson invited the community to stand together and renounce the hate that left nine people dead in the oldest African Methodist Episcopal Church in the south on June 17.




Former jailer sentenced to 12 years for sexual assault
Ron Cody
The former McDuffie County jailer and Thomson firefighter who was arrested for sexual assault against a female inmate pleaded guilty Tuesday, June 23 and was sentenced to 12 years, with eight to serve in jail.
Ron Cody was charged for the Jan. 21, 2014 for sexual contact with in inmate at the McDuffie County jail and for violating the oath of a public officer.




LOCAL NEWS
Thomson teen dies in Friday crash
Thigpen new assistant chief for Thomson Fire Department
Warren County to resurface 10 miles of roads
Gunman tries to rob Long John Silver’s
Family Y holds fundraiser for Texas flood victims
Police request assistance in identifying man who took thousands from Sprint

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SPORTS
Briarwood summer softball league
Robert Sapp Baseball Camp returns to Thomson
Ohana Karate brings home more gold
Jones named to Georgia All-State baseball team
Thomson High School hosts baseball camp
Players showcased in black and gold game



LIFESTYLES
Hogue-Hood announce engagement
Haywood Calls: making memories one call at a time
Joyce Shurling, a familiar face at THS for over four decades
Donations to local ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ top 4,000 pounds
Medical services offered at May 2 health fair
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