A young man from Thomson soon will step on stage to portray Emmett Till, the 14-year-old African American boy who was murdered in Mississippi in 1955.

Thomson High School students got a taste of the real world and learned about job opportunities in Thomson last week as the school hosted the Jumpstart Career Fair.

The Thomson Police Department’s new neighborhood enforcement team, being in the right place at the right time, nabbed a man possessing pills suspected to be ecstasy and for using marijuana.

The 12-member Thomson High School Olympic Bowling Team was given the all-star treatment Jan. 10 as they prepared to leave the school for the Winter Olympic Games in Atlanta.

THS’ NJROTC Cadet Ensign Michael A. Rogers received a tremendous Christmas present.  He learned Dec. 23 that he has been appointed to the United States Naval Academy and will be afforded a four-year degree and commission as an officer in the United States Navy.

Thomson-McDuffie needs infrastructure improvements and is calling on city and county residents to pass two efforts this spring that will allow projects to be funded from sales tax dollars over the next 10 years.

Dearing Mayor Sean Kelley surprised citizens Tuesday when he announced that he would not seek reelection to the position he has held for 14 years.

The Thomson Police Department is seeking the public’s help in locating Tony Harper, 56, a man investigators would like to talk with about a recent burglary.

Friends, family and area military veterans recognized two nonagenarians who served in World War II during a recent noon reception in Thomson.

Dianne Landers, who has spent 19 years solving problems and assisting people while being responsible for many administrative functions for the City of Thomson, is stepping down.

“What’s a Juno?,” asked one officer, and then another. It wasn’t the typical officer-to-officer talk you would overhear in a Walmart on a Friday evening.

Two months ago, the Thomson City Council heard a request to rename Pitts Street Park in honor of or in recognition of a former councilwoman who died seven years ago.

In spite of recent media reports that McDuffie County has agreed to lease Big Hart Campground, it is not a done deal, the McDuffie County manager said.

Five people charged with murder and two with homicide by vehicle were among the indictments handed down by the grand jury Dec. 9-10.