Man stabbed on Watson Street
The Thomson Police Department and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are investigating a stabbing that occured in the 200 block of Watson Street at 9:30 p.m. According to Police Chief John Seay, the man, who has not been publicly identified, was stabbed during an altercation and was transported to GRU in Augusta.


THS Prom King and Queen
At the THS prom this past weekend the prom king was Kamarius Simmons and the prom queen was Hunter Banks. This photo shows (from left) Prom King Kamarius Simmons, Prom Queen Hunter Banks, Prom Princess Jordan Mayfield, and Prom Prince Covonta Hudson. The staff of The McDuffie Progress apologizes for any confusion created by the image in this week's paper which listed the prom prince and princess as the prom king and queen.



Three injured in Saturday evening crash
Three people were transported to the GRU Trauma Center, with one by helicopter, following a three-vehicle collision Saturday evening.

According to GSP Trooper John Freeman, the 7 p.m. accident occurred when Brando Kitchens, 18, of Warrenton, driving a Ford F150 truck east on Stagecoach Road, failed to stop at the stop sign at Washington Road. He crossed the road and struck the left side of a southbound Ford Expedition and also the front of a Dodge Durango that was at the stop sign on the west side of Stagecoach Road.



Fire ignites in car outside Dearing home
Shrouded in smoke, McDuffie County firefighters Jim Parish and Derrick Smith extinguish a car fire at 3151 Old Augusta Rd., Dearing, a few minutes after 9 a.m. Thursday.



Coldwell Banker receives premier office award
Coldwell Banker Watson & Knox Real Estate, has been named a Coldwell Banker® Premier Office for year-end 2014, the highest honor given to Coldwell Banker offices. This is the third year this office has been awarded this distinguished award. Coldwell Banker Watson & Knox is located at 219 Main St., Thomson.



Search continues for a director of Forward McDuffie, development
The search for a director to advance development in Thomson and McDuffie County continues, the interim director said.


Masters draws guests to Thomson, boosts tourism
Thomson Mayor Kenneth Usry visits with two women from San Francisco, Calif., during a reception last week at Comfort Inn. The event was one of several special receptions to help guests feel welcomed at area hotels.
Once a year, thousands of golf fans flock to Augusta to the Masters. It is impossible for Augusta to house all the tourists, which results in a spill over effect for communities all the way to Atlanta.
Only 30 minutes away from the Augusta National parking lot, Thomson makes a perfect destination for any Masters-goer unable to book a room in Augusta or who simply prefers the small town feel over the chaos in the city.



Banks says, please, no more littering
Zephie Banks, of Watson & Knox, stands in front of a board she created to keep track of her co-workers trash collection. Banks has encouraged every one of her co-workers to try and pick up at least one piece of trash everyday.
The Thomson-McDuffie Chamber of Commerce recently sent a letter out to local businesses asking their employees to “Spiff up McDuffie” for the hordes of golf fans passing through Thomson on their way to the Augusta for the Masters. When the office of Watson & Knox received the letter, it set off a spark in one employee’s mind.



Warrants issued for shooting suspects
The Thomson Police Department is seeking a woman and two men in connection with shots being fired shots on a city street on Monday night. One of the men is wanted by the McDuffie County Sheriff’s Office for the armed robbery of a man in the Doolie Hill area on Saturday morning.


Autopsy finds woman in ditch was killed by a dog attack
The elderly woman found dead in a ditch in Washington on March 31 died from injuries in a dog attack, said the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.





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