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Dogs win in overtime to advance to Sweet 16 in state tourney
Rodriquez Wiley puts a shot up as an Americus-Sumter player defends.
The Thomson Bulldogs came up strong in overtime to advance to the second round of the Class AAAA State Basketball Tourney.
The Dogs outscored Americus-Sumter 9-4 in the four minutes of bonus basketball in Americus, finishing with a 67-62 win.
The Bulldogs will travel to Roswell and Blessed Trinity Thursday at 7 p.m. The Titans are 21-6 overall and the No. 1 seed from Region 7.




Brown arrested after knifing another
Thomas Brown
The Thomson Police Department arrested a Bussey Avenue man Feb. 17 for cutting another man with a knife.
Police and Thomson Fire Rescue and EMS were called to the 400 block of Bussey Avenue shortly after 6 p.m. and arrested Thomas L. Brown for knifing Derrick Lowe in the chest, said Thomson Police Investigator Don Hilson.




Glascock County Sheriff's Office arrests student for 'shoot up the school' Facebook post
Nicholas Barnhart
The Glascock County school student who threatened the county’s school in a Facebook post Feb. 15 has been arrested and charged with terroristic threats and acts.
The Glascock County Sheriff’s Office arrested Nicholas Barnhart, 17, on Feb. 16 for a ‘shoot up the school,’ statement he made while arguing with others on Facebook, said Sheriff Jeremy Kelley.
“On Feb 15, the Glascock County Sheriff's Office received information that a 17-year old student at Glascock County Consolidated School, named Nicholas Barnhart, made a statement via Facebook of ‘shoot up the school,’" said Glascock County Sheriff Jeremy Kelley.




LOCAL NEWS
Springfield holds African American community meeting
Warren Co. Schools ranked eighth in state for dual enrollment
2013 lawsuits against Thomson-McDuffie Co. dismissed
Acclaim Lighting relocates to new facility in Acworth
Thomson Police seek assistance in identifying suspect
Briarwood reaches goal for new building

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SPORTS
Harlem Bulldogs blank Thomson baseball 13-0
Freeman voted coach of the year for Region 7-A
Bulldogs to face Americus-Sumter in 1st round of state
Dogs open season with shutout over Lincoln County
THS’ Crockett to compete on international stage
THS football student-athletes honored



LIFESTYLES
MCFR captain retires after 20 years of service
Reese and Alligood receive Golden Apples
Wilkes Co. celebrates history with Revolutionary Days
Warrenton native provides healthcare for U.S. Navy Sailors
Sims family honors daughter’s legacy with talent showcase
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