Thomson-McDuffie community cleanup day set for March 19
A concentrated effort next year will seek to make our community a cleaner place to live.Thomson-McDuffie Community Cleanup Day will be Saturday, March 19, and will focus on helping rid trash and debris.
|Debris is strewn near the intersection of Ansley Drive and West Hill Street. |
Agape seeks food to help needy at Thanksgiving
A local charitable organization desires to feed as many needy families for Thanksgiving and Christmas as it can and seeks the community’s help to make the season bright for more than 1,600 people.
|Agape Outreach Directors Margaret Sharp and Pauline Dixon do a dry run in determining the items that will be placed in the food bags that will be given out to feed 450 families at Thanksgiving. |
Agape Outreach Ministries, at 317 West Hill Street in Thomson, is holding a food drive and asks the public to donate food for Thanksgiving and Christmas or make a donation to feed a needy family during the holiday season. The ministry also seeks donations of new toys for children at Christmas.
Create Your Taste menu unveiled at business after hours
As McDonald’s in Thomson hosted a chamber of commerce business after hours gathering Monday, restaurant owners David and Janie Craven were busy helping guests each create a custom burger.
|Janie and David Craven demonstrate the touchscreen ordering kiosk.|
Edwards remanded to custody of U.S. Marshall
Former McDuffie County EMS Director Timothy Edwards was remanded into the custody of the U.S. Marshall today following a hearing in federal court on child pornography charges
|Tim Edwards, former director of McDuffie County EMS, offered guilty plea to possessing child pornography|
According to Attorney Victor Hawk, the hearing before U.S. District Court Judge Randall Hall on Nov. 18 was to accept an Oct. 8 plea agreement where Edwards pleaded guilty to one count of possessing child pornography.
Kiwanis Club honors veterans in luncheon
Forty veterans of the branches of the armed services were honored and thanked by The Kiwanis Club of Thomson in a pre-Veterans Day luncheon that included music, a message and recognition of their efforts in advancing the country’s freedom.
|Local veterans were honored by The Kiwanis Club of Thomson on Nov. 10.|
Second annual Eubanks turkey giveaway set for Nov. 21
A Thomson High alumnus, Darius Eubanks, who now plays for the Dallas Cowboys, will be giving away 100 turkeys on Nov. 21.
The second annual event will be held at the Thomson Depot Annex from noon until the turkeys run out. The turkeys will be
Thomson teacher arrested for sexual assault
Thomson High School teacher Jennifer McCall Hubert, 37, was arrested on Nov. 10 by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.
|Jennifer McCall Hubert|
On Nov. 9, the GBI was requested to assist the McDuffie County Sheriff’s Office in an investigation involving an allegation of sexual contact between a THS teacher and a THS student, according to a GBI press release.
McDuffie County names 2017 teacher of the year
The McDuffie County school system announced its 2017 teacher of the year during a banquet held at Thomson High School on Thursday, Oct. 29.
The 2017 teacher of the year is Seymone Reese, a second grade teacher at Thomson Elementary. Reese is in her 14th year of teaching, and she currently teaches English/language arts as well as science/social studies.
Police investigating pawn shop burglary
The Thomson Police say that at least 25 guns were stolen in a Nov. 2 burglary of a local pawnshop.Police Sgt. Don Hilson says three hooded, face-concealed individuals broke into The Pawn Shoppe and smashed two display cases took the weapons.
Usry and Belton defeat challengers
Kenneth Usry remains Mayor of the City of Thomson and Alton Belton retains the City Council Seat for District 2.
Thomson voters re-elected Usry to the leadership position in a 549 to 443 mayoral election against Johnny Sisson on Nov. 3. Belton reclaimed his seat in a 268 to 51 race against James “Boo” Taylor.