The Warren County Board of Education approved their budget for the 2019-2020 school year on June 11, after public hearings on May 14  and June 11.  The system’s budget has a total expenditure of 9,402,289.35 with a deficit of 88,264 after factoring in revenue.

The McDuffie County Health Department found a positive testing of rabies in the Moss Drive area on June 10. On June 12, the department sent a letter about a June 4 incident at a residence in the area where an occupant of the residence found an infected animal. All residences in a two mile ra…

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The Sprint Foods convenience store in Thomson gave a deal on gas, a free drink, and an opportunity to apply for jobs to displaced workers of the Thomson Georgia-Pacific facility on June 14. The plant caught fire on May 29. Over the course of five days, it burned until most of the plant had s…

The shooters and victim in the shooting incident at Spee-Dee Foods last June have been indicted by a McDuffie County Grand Jury for violation of the street gang terrorism act and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

Warrenton will have its own mural to welcome visitors to the city this summer. John Christian, of Go Georgia Arts, is currently painting a mural on the wall of the building at 450 Main Street, currently occupied by Climate Control Storage. Christian also painted the mural in Thomson.  The Wa…

The McDuffie County Sheriff's Office came to a residence on Tanyard Creek Dr. for what Chief Deputy Ronnie Williamson called a family disturbance on June 9. Williamson said that the dispute occurred in the afternoon. Columbia County police officers, along with the Georgia State Patrol and Mc…

The McDuffie County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a death at the Love’s Travel Stop on Washington Road. At 4:30p.m., a dispatch went out concerning an unconscious person near the pumps. The McDuffie County Sheriff’s Office, McDuffie County Fire and EMS, and  McDuffie and Columbia Countie…

The McDuffie County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a death at the Love’s Travel Stop on Washington Road. At 4:30p.m., a dispatch went out concerning an unconscious person near the pumps. Upon investigating, officers discovered that a D&G Outdoor Lighting & Signs worker had died wh…

Dennis West, a Thomsonian who has managed music groups, written plays, owned businesses, and scaled up the ladder of a restaurant chain, said he has always be an entrepreneur.

An educational professional who served as teacher, coach, assistant principal, principal, after school coordinator, and mentor in both McDuffie and Columbia counties died May 30.

Georgia-Pacific will not reopen and will work with the approximately 100 employees affected by the fire that destroyed the facility May 29 to find a job.

Thomson’s Georgia-Pacific facility has been left with 80 percent damage after a five-day fire raged across the site. The county is currently working on how to deal with the aftermath.

As of this morning, May 30, the fire still burns at the Thomson Georgia Pacific site. The fire began around 2 p.m. in a silo of the facility on May 29.  McDuffie Fire Rescue and Thomson Fire received a dispatch at 2.55 p.m. after the company’s internal controls could not contain the fire.

Local students are getting out or have already gotten out of school for this school year and have mostly finished their state tests, but school officials continue to plan how students can succeed in their studies going forward. They use a number of studies and benchmarks to track student pro…

The Warrenton Police Chief’s attempts to arrest an intoxicated man resulted in an altercation with the man allegedly attempting to grab the officer’s gun and two citizens calling for backup.