Medline-Wilson united in marriage July 10
Mr. and Mrs. Kyle Wilson
Christian Medline and Kyle Wilson were united in marriage on July 10, 2015 at Boneville United Methodist Church at 5 p.m. The Rev. Burt Matthews officiated the ceremony.



Phillips-Beasley announce engagement
Jason Michael Beasley and Courtney Elaine Phillips
Jeffrey Phillips and Tracie Cranford, of Thomson, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter Courtney Elaine Phillips, to Jason Michael Beasley, son of Debra Seek, of Boneville.
The wedding ceremony and reception will take place at Pine Knoll Farms in August.



Ruczko-Madsen unite in marriage
Mr. and Mrs. William Brian Madsen
Ashlyn Ellen Ruczko of Chapin, S.C. and William Brian Madsen of Rock Hill, S.C. were united in marriage on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at The Citadel’s Summerall Chapel in Charleston, S.C. The Rev. John Wesley Hipp officiated the 6:30 p.m. ceremony. A reception followed at The Charleston Yacht Club



Hogue-Hood announce engagement
Cherie Ann Hogue and Bryan Hood
Michael and Pamela Hogue, of Grovetown, announce the engagement of their daughter, Cherie Ann Hogue, of Columbia, S.C., to Bryan Hood, of Columbia; S.C., the son of Kenneth Hood, Jr., and Blanche Burnette Hood, of Harlem.
The wedding will be held Sept. 20, 2015.



Haywood Calls: making memories one call at a time
Tyler James creates one of his signature Haywood Calls in the company shop in Harlem.
Harlem native Tyler James made his first turkey call, under the mentorship of Benny Briggs, for a senior project in high school literature.
The project was fun but there was a problem: it required the creation of just one turkey call, James said.
After finishing the call for school, James told Briggs, a five time world champion turkey caller, that he wanted to make turkey calls for a living.
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Joyce Shurling, a familiar face at THS for over four decades
Joyce Shurling
Joyce Shurling has watched students walk the hallways and pass through the office at Thomson High School for more than four decades.
When she first started, THS was located off Main Street in the current Norris Elementary School. After working at the old THS for 19 years, Shurling remembers moving to its current location off White Oak Street.



Donations to local ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ top 4,000 pounds
Volunteers from MANNA, Inc. and Agape Ministries divided more than 4,300 pounds of food donated by mail patrons.
McDuffie Countians donated more than two tons of food during in an effort to help local charities feed the needy.
The annual nationwide drive “Stamp Out Hunger,” carried out by the National Association of Letter Carriers, asked residents to leave bags of non-perishable food near mailboxes for collection.



Medical services offered at May 2 health fair
More than 450 people are expected to take advantage of the free health services offered at the McDuffie County Health Fair Saturday, May 2, at Thomson High School, from 8 a.m. until noon.


Ritchie-Cowart announce engagement
Jefferson Kennedy Cowart and London Grace Ritchie
Mark and Tamlyn Ritchie, of Thomson, announce the engagement of their daughter, London Grace Ritchie, of Kennesaw, to Jefferson Kennedy Cowart, of Thomson, the son of Jeffrey and Lee Anne Cowart.
The wedding will be held in June at First United Methodist Church in Thomson. After the wedding, the couple will make their home in Augusta.



Ewing-Daniels to wed April 25
MaKunda Ewing and Minister Rodney Daniels will be married at 2 p.m., April 25 at the Church of Christ at Warrenton, with Minister Johnny Kensey officiating.







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