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The McDuffie County Board of Education voted on Nov. 19 during a regular meeting to extend School Superintendent Dr. Mychele Rhodes’ contract an additional year beginning July 1, 2021 so that her contract will expire on June 30, 2024. Rhodes has led the school system as superintendent for si…

Last week, in a Thursday regular meeting, the Thomson City Council voted to follow the recommendations for the planning and zoning board on two requests and went a different direction on a third request.

The McDuffie County School system announced Tuesday afternoon that all schools would close for face-to-face instruction until Nov. 29. District schools will re-open on Monday, November 30. All face-to-face learners will transition to at-home learning during the short-term closure.

Hundreds of vehicles, some of which have seen better days, driven by senior citizens, parents of young children, the homeless and others calmly entered the bus driveway at Thomson McDuffie Middle School to form a long, orderly line for a food distribution last Friday. The food giveaway fed a…

A majority of the Dearing Town Council voted to bring some needed Christmas cheer to local residents next month. The vote was taken during a regular meeting held Monday night.

One person was shot and two others slightly injured Friday night at a  large homecoming party in Warren County. The wounded man, in his 20s, was shot in the groin and was treated and released from the hospital.

Area Children’s Theatre, Inc. (ACT) has been awarded a Vibrant Communities Grant of $3,686.75 for fiscal year 2021 from Georgia Council for the Arts, a division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD).

The Thomson Police Department is assisting the fire department with the possible prosecution of a woman who they allege set fire to her home twice on Saturday.

When Stevye Jordan, of Thomson, went to pick up carry out at Hogie Joe’s last week her day took a twist. Last Wednesday she picked up her food, walked back to her car, and found a kitten trapped inside the grill of her Honda.

The McDuffie County Board of Education was informed Oct. 22 that the school district wants to build a new elementary school building to replace Thomson Elementary School’s current one. TES was built in 1954 and opened to students in 1955. A portion of the aging building can no longer be upgr…

Even a veteran lawman can be caught off guard at times. Such was the case Monday evening when Deputy Barry Whitfield arrived at a neighborhood watch meeting and was greeted by his little granddaughters.

The Georgia Supreme Court recently affirmed the September 2018  jury trial conviction of Brian Atkins Jr. for the killing of Brian Parks, 18 at the time of his death.  

The first week of early in-person voting in Georgia is off to a record-breaking start, according to the Secretary of State’s office. Some Georgia voters are waiting in long lines to cast their ballots early, and many others have chosen to vote absentee by mail, states a recent news release a…

The City of Thomson has been deemed as a Rural Zone by the Georgia Department of Community Arrairs and the Department of Economic Development.

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United Medical Enterprises bought the old Hollander Sleep Products plant in Thomson to expand their medical mask production.

Despite the early-morning threat of rain, breast cancer survivors and supporters came together in Thomson for the recreation department’s first Breast Cancer Walk.

Lights along Washington Road flickered, then went out mid-day Tuesday when a tractor trailer traveling south on Highway 17 knocked down power lines at  Interstate 20.