McDuffie Progress



Woman dies in crash with tractor-trailer
The scene of the 7:50 a.m. accident involving a tractor-trailer and a Toyota Corolla, which resulted in a fatality.
A 21 year-old woman was killed Thursday morning in a collision with a tractor-trailer.
The woman, who is believed to be originally from Virginia, died in the 7:50 a.m. accident on Wrens Highway between Quail Farm and Happy Valley roads.




Pill thief strikes while woman is in the shower
Michael Brandon Story
A Thomson woman was taking a shower in her home when she heard a noise.
When she turned off the water, she heard more noises in the bedroom. “She reported the noise as sounding like a pill bottle being opened,” said Police Investigator Jamie Bridges.




STAR Students honored at banquet
STAR Students honored at the STAR Region 7 dinner were (from left) Eric Samuel Dowler, McDuffie; Joshua Tyler Greenway, Jefferson County; Jackson Nathaniel Dye, Burke County; Dustin D. Nguyen, Washington County; Ryan Parker Martin, Glascock County; Amelia G. Andrews, Washington County; Kyle Logan Smith, Johnson County; Henry Scott Burns, Columbia County; Lincoln Lamar LeRoy, Lincoln County; John Tyler Wagner, Jenkins County; and Russell John Noah, Richmond County. STAR Students not able to attend were Cecilia Walker, Wilkes County; and Matthew G. Mooney, Warren County.
The PAGE STAR Region 7 event was held on March 19 at the First Baptist Church in Thomson, Georgia, and was hosted by the Georgia Power Company.
The PAGE Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) program, now in its 57th year, is co-sponsored by the Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE) Foundation and the Georgia Chamber of Commerce.




LOCAL NEWS
Atnip retires from PFA
Warren County health officials drill for Anthrax outbreak
City council approves $67k for two new police cars
Dearing and McDuffie hold hearings on HUD improvement grant
Anthony Chiles named new Norris Elementary principal
Man ejected from driver's door on I-20 exit ramp

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SPORTS
Basketball games raise money for college tuition
Briarwood Lady Bucs place first at track meet
TMMS archery team going to state
Tutt commits to Fort Valley State University
Diamond Dogs defeat Grovetown
•Former WCHS star Pac-12 Player of Week



LIFESTYLES
Guy and Cranford: Thomson speedsters
Bales recalls decades of railroad duty in Camak
Joiner-Batrous announce engagement
• District Governor speaks at Valentine's Banquet
•Warrenton Volunteer of the Year
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