No longer dirt: Guill Street in Camak gets paved
Guill Street, previously a dirt road in Camak, had been giving residents problems for years whenever inclement weather would strike. Katie Ashley (shown above on the newly paved road) has been living on Guill Street for 60 years and never thought she’d see the day the road would be paved.
Before Guill Street in Camak was paved by C&H Paving two weeks ago it had been causing headaches for the citizens who’ve lived along the road for years.
When it rained, people would have to drive cautiously because the dirt was so loose that vehicles would slip and slide.
Mayor of Camak, Jamie Sikes, said she is not sure yet of the final cost of the project and said the majority of it will be paid with TSPLOST funds.



Thomson Rotary’s Alan Smith is new district governor
Alan Smith, who is now district governor for Rotary District 6910, addresses the crowd at a meeting in Oconee County on Tuesday, July 7.
Alan Smith first went to a Rotary Club meeting in 1987 when he was the associate pastor at Thomson’s First United Methodist Church. At the time, when Smith was 37 years old, he never would have imagined the magnitude of his involvement with the organization over the next three decades.



Warren County staffs new dean of students position
During Its July 13 meeting, the Warren County School Board board approved Shauna Andrews to fill the new position of dean of students.
Andrews will handle all discipline for grades K through 12.



NoahPOPTV;interviews popular Disney band
THS student, Noah Wilson, interviews the popular Disney band, R5.
Soon-to-be Thomson High School junior, Noah Wilson, recently had a chat on his YouTube channel with Disney’s popular R5 band. Wilson and his crew traveled to Alpharetta Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre on July 10 to film the band. On July 11, Wilson interviewed the band members.



McDuffie set for its first same-sex marriage
McDuffie County’s Probate Judge will perform her first same-sex marriage on July 24.
The men will apply for a marriage license and be married by Judge Valerie Burley at the probate office in the government center.



Multiple accidents slow interstate traffic for miles
McDuffie County law enforcement, firefighters and EMS were on Interstate 20 for much of the afternoon on July 1 responding to accident scenes involving two motorcycles and six vehicles.
The westbound accidents occurred between exits 175 and 172 in McDuffie County and backed up and slowed traffic for miles.



Couple injured in motorcycle crash on I-20
McDuffie County firefighters prepare to lift the wrecked motorcycle following a 12:18 p.m. accident on Interstate 20 Wednesday, July 1.
A Mississippi couple riding a motorcycle through McDuffie County was seriously injured after crashing onto the roadway Wednesday.
First responders were dispatched to the wreck on Interstate 20 westbound, near exit 175 at 12:18 p.m.
McDuffie County Sheriff’s Office deputies, McDuffie County EMS, McDuffie County Fire Rescue Service and the Georgia State Patrol scrambled because it was first thought that a car had hit a motorcycle and that there were numerous injuries.



Thomson teen dies in Friday crash
A 17-year old Thomson teenager was killed in a two-vehicle collision at approximately 5:15 p.m. Friday, June 26 at Old Milledgeville Road and Wrens Highway.


Thigpen new assistant chief for Thomson Fire Department
John Thigpen
A Thomson firefighter who was promoted to lieutenant in 2014 has been named Assistant Fire Chief for the Thomson Fire Rescue Service.
John A. Thigpen, who has been working part-time with the Thomson fire department since 2001 and received a new rank in December, is moving into the newly created full-time position on July 6. He will end his 36-year career as shift supervisor and back-up incident Command on the Fire Brigade at DSM Chemicals in Augusta, on June 30.



Warren County to resurface 10 miles of roads
The Warren County Commission recently approved the resurfacing of 10 miles of roads for a cost of $600,000.
The funds to resurface the roads will be provided by the T-SPLOST and the Local Maintenance Improvement Grant (LMIG).






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