Woman arrested for giving items to jail inmates
Kiffaney Kendrick
A Thomson woman was recently arrested for giving items to inmates in the McDuffie County jail without permission.

Thomson council approves restaurant for downtown
The Thomson City Council recognized Don Powers for 10 years of service to the City of Thomson April 13. Pictured is Powers accepting a certificate from Mayor Kenneth Usry.
If a Lincoln County man’s plans stay on track, a restaurant will soon open in downtown Thomson.
The Thomson City Council approved a loan committee’s recommendation to loan Ken Sweet of Lincolnton money to create a casual dining restaurant at 122 Main Street.

Community youth learn about different paths to success
Omeeka Loggins addresses the crowd about how to be successful.
Shiloh YPD Ministries hosted an “8 Women of Color” panel on Saturday.
The April 15 panel was geared toward the youth, showing them the speakers’ journeys to success and how God helped them through their journey. The panelists included Kiana Evans, Quanise Story, Latrish Climons, Mebearl L. Bentley, Kiffany Avera, LaSonya Griffin, Omeeka Loggins, Qwanquita Wright and Pastor Gloria Whitfield.

Georgia Ave. woman arrested for knifing Georgia Ave. man
Clara Pascal
A man appearing at the hospital with a knife wound to his leg lead to the arrest of a Shank Street woman for aggravated assault.

First annual Bikes and Blues cycle tour set for May 6
The 12th annual Warrenton Cycle Tour will look a little different this year.
Hometown Warrenton is partnering with Visit Thomson, Georgia, and the Blind Willie McTell Blues Festival for Bikes and Blues.

Gephardt and Hall round out assistant district attorneys for Toombs Judicial Circuit
Eight is the magic number for the Toombs Judicial Circuit.
District Attorney William “Bill” Doupe´ recently hired two more assistant district attorneys to bring his assistants, who along with a chief assistant attorney and a circuit investigator, make eight people in his office to dispense justice in Glascock, Lincoln, McDuffie, Taliaferro, Warren and Wilkes counties.
McDuffie County Probate Judge Valerie Burley swears Benjamin Gephardt into office as assistant district attorney in the Toombs Judicial Circuit.
Graham Hall takes the oath of office from McDuffie County Probate Judge Valerie Burley as he is sworn in as an assistant district attorney in the Toombs Judicial Circuit.

Mitchell man arrested on several charges
Eddie A. Stapp
A Glascock County man has been arrested for growing marijuana and for having explosives.

First State Bank opens branch in Warrenton, cuts ribbon
Warren County Chamber board members and citizens surround the First State Bank employees, Branch Manager Hope Thigpen and President Lee Clark as Thigpen cuts the ribbon.
With the closing of the bank in Warrenton, First State Bank saw a need in the community and filled it.

Engineers present environmental study during airport hearing
David Peeler outlines the scope of th obstruction removal and the environmental assessment at one of the four stations during the public hearing March 30.
Residents interested in tree removal from runways at the Thomson-McDuffie Regional Airport were given opportunity to express their concerns about the environmental impact to their neighborhoods March 30.
According to Thomson Mayor Kenneth Usry, the city and county have been attempting to meet FAA requirements to avoid runway obstruction at the Thomson-McDuffie Regional Airport. “We have some trees at the end of the runway that we have to remove,” he said.

County Commission grants Verizon new cell tower in McDuffie County
In the coming months, cell phone reception for Verizon customers in McDuffie County will be expanded.
The McDuffie County Commission, in a unanimous vote March 21, approved a request from Verizon to construct a telecommunications tower at 1773 White Oak Road, at the end of Rivers Circle. The commission upheld the planning board’s approval of a variance March 7 to allow Verizon to build the 195-foot, single pole tower with antenna in a residential district.

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