McDuffie Progress



Thomson boy, 15, charged with murder
A 15-year-old Thomson resident has been charged with the murder of a 22-year old Warrenton man has died from injuries received in a stabbing on April 22.
At 9:40 p. m. Wednesday, the Thomson Police Department and McDuffie County EMS responded to a stabbing call at 208 Watson St. and found Laterrence D. Burley with a stab wound to his back.
According to Thomson Police Chief John Seay, Burley, of the 270 block of Wright Reese Road in Warrenton, was involved in a fight that resulted in his being stabbed.




Museum exhibits Confederate belt buckle collection
The Thomson-McDuffie Museum recently landed an exhibit of the world’s second largest collection of Confederate belt buckles. Shown above are just a few of the belt buckles displayed at the museum.
The Thomson-McDuffie Museum, located at 121 Main Street in Thomson, is displaying 90 Confederate belt buckles from the second largest collection in the world until the end of May.
“The current exhibit is on loan from Don Phillips from Athens where he owns a large industrial mechanical construction company. Mr. Phillips began collecting Confederate belt buckles as a hobby 14 years ago when his wife gave him one for his birthday,” Museum Director Lewis Smith said.




Police jail and bail fundraiser April 30
Kay Chalker and Scott Whittle hold signs designating where a makeshift holding cell will be erected.
Residents of Thomson and McDuffie County have been putting their bosses and coworkers in jail since 2002.
They have paid $20 to have a arrest warrant issued and watched them be cuffed and transported to a makeshift holding cell. The person arrested has to pay a bond of $50 to be released or face being in the cell all day long.




LOCAL NEWS
Man stabbed on Watson Street
THS Prom King and Queen
Three injured in Saturday evening crash
Fire ignites in car outside Dearing home
Coldwell Banker receives premier office award
Search continues for a director of Forward McDuffie, development

McDuffie County
SPORTS
Jake Brooks selected as scholar athlete
Thomson Diamond Dogs second in the region
Thomson High School banquet goes beyond sports
Diamond Dogs trample Windsor Forest
Basketball games raise money for college tuition
Briarwood Lady Bucs place first at track meet



LIFESTYLES
Medical services offered at May 2 health fair
Ritchie-Cowart announce engagement
Ewing-Daniels to wed April 25
American Legion seeks members
Local woman becomes a ‘bride by design’
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