• Local antiques store in Thomson closing its doors
Charlie Brown’s 2nd Time Around, an antiques store in downtown Thomson, will be closing its doors around August 10.

• Thomson Packing Company closing its doors
Warren Newsome, owner of Thomson Packing Company across from Walmart on Harrison Road, will be closing his business on August 1 after 40-plus years in the county. They are famous for selling Cason's Sausage.

• McDuffie raises $142K for Relay, teams awarded at luncheon
Bob Knox, co-chairperson of the 2014 Relay for Life, presented JoAnn Smith and Judy Candler with the Spirit Award. They also accepted the Best Overall Team Award for First United Methodist Church and the award that recognized First United Methodist Church for premier money raised.

• Senior center, farmer's market offers fresh alternatives
Henry Williams, a patron at the Thomson-McDuffie Senior Center, picks out some produce from the indoor farmer’s market on July 10.

• New chorus director joins Briarwood staff
Brian Lustig, a New York native and UGA graduate, is Briarwood Academy’s new chorus director.

• Monuments in McDuffie and Warren counties pay tribute to many sacrifices of men and women
The Thomson Depot monument commemorates the women of the Civil War-era who took on new roles to support their families while there husbands, brothers and sons were off fighting in the war.

• Leadership McDuffie celebrates community involvement
Leadership McDuffie graduates this year are (from left) Bobby Tippins, Glenn Howell, Miller Jopling, Joe Lott, Chris Tutt, Martie Ewest, Aubrey Baxley, Kim New, Pam Gordon, Jessie Morlan, Wayne Parham, Anji Wallace, Tina Hill, Taylor Carrington and Bridgett Powers. Graduates not shown are Van Langham and Bennett Dudley.

• Chicken Man makes a McDuffie stop
Ernest Lee and Tom Wells with some of Lee’s artwork.

• Learning discipline and lifeskills through dance
Members of Anointed Angels for Christ perform a routine during practice June 14 at White Oak Park.

• Area youth make McDuffie County a mission field
Mission McDuffie workers are shown on the roof of 516 Holt Street. The youth and their adult leaders spent their time repairing the roof by replacing shingles.

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