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Two individual from Thomson were killed in a single car crash on Gordon Highway, in Richmond County, early Tuesday morning. Kayla Harris, 29, and Veuncle Ivey, 34, both of Thomson, were pronounced dead at the scene at 1:20 a.m. according to the Richmond County Coroner’s Office. According to …

Two individual from Thomson were killed in a single car crash on Gordon Highway, in Richmond County, early Tuesday morning. Kayla Harris, 29, and Veuncle Ivey, 34, both of Thomson, were pronounced dead at the scene at 1:20 a.m. according to the Richmond County Coroner’s Office. According to …

Monday at noon, Warrenton held its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration. A celebration that is normally held inside the courthouse, was moved across the street in the parking lot of the Warren County Library, due to COVID-19. This is the 35th year of the MLK day celebration in Warre…

A man was struck by gunfire early Monday morning in the 400 block of Bussey Avenue. Investigators believe it was a drive-by shooting. According to a statement from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, the male was taken to a local hospital in a personal vehicle and was being treated for a gu…

Even as a child Jada Shantal Butler knew she wanted to become an attorney. Last Friday that dream came true as Superior Court Chief Judge Harold A. Hinesley swore her into the State Bar of Georgia. In the days of COVID-19, rather than a handshake the judge congratulated her with an elbow bum…

A public hearing to discuss the McDuffie County Joint Comprehensive Plan is being held on Jan. 19 at 5:15 p.m. The hearing will be held at the Government Services Center in Room 1119. The comprehensive plan is a document that details future community plans and goals. This comprehensive plan …

McDuffie County saw a surge in applications for concealed carry permits in 2020. The probate court issues Georgia Weapons Carry Licenses and in 2019 received 478 applications. In 2020, the office received 857 applications, according to Judge Valerie Burley. During that calendar year, 817 wer…

Building permits issued during the past several years show there has been increased growth in the City of Thomson and McDuffie County. In 2018 the City of Thomson issued 8 permits for construction of new single-family residential units, and in 2019 that number rose to 11 permits, according t…

The coronavirus pandemic is blamed for landing a one-two punch on the local school system at the end of 2020 and start of 2021. McDuffie County school administrators announced Monday that students who had been attending school in person prior to the winter break would return to school virtua…

A 20-year-old Thomson man is now jailed and charged with murder in the death of 41-year-old Jesse Brown, on Sills Street over the weekend. At press time Tuesday, no bond had been set. Twaquavious Laquan Harris, of an address in the 400 block of Pecan Alley, has been charged with murder and p…

After 48 years, one of the most well-known people in the Thomson workforce retired last Thursday as 2019 drew to a close. As dusk settled in and rain continued to fall, people stopped by the parking lot at a local tire shop to congratulate him. Simon Lee Morgan, 64, is known to most of Thoms…

Moving into 2021, Paul Johnson steps up from deputy coroner to coroner. The previous coroner decided to not see reelection, so Johnson did. Johnson, 59, has lived in McDuffie County since 1974 and was originally from Augusta. Through the years, he has had ties to both communities during a 39…

Coronavirus cases continue to surge across the U.S. and state of Georgia, with the most recent spike blamed on holiday travel and social gatherings. There is light at the end of the tunnel, experts say, with the recent distribution of vaccines to protect against COVID-19. Here in McDuffie, a…

In January, those wanting to drive their golf carts on the streets in Thomson will need to abide by the city’s new motorized carts ordinance that goes into effect with the start of the new year. Persons wanting to operate a golf cart on designated streets within the city will first need to a…

Judge Janice Thigpen, Warren County chief magistrate and probate judge, earlier this week was counting the days down to retirement. She has been on the bench 16 years and worked with Judge Lucy Bryant for four-and-a-half years before that. Thigpen’s office handles a lot in Warren County incl…

Toombs Judicial Circuit District Attorney Bill Doupé, of Thomson, was sworn in for his second term Monday morning in Warrenton. Doupé, for many years an assistant district attorney in the circuit, was first elected in November 2016 and took office in January 2017. Long-time District Attorney…

During a virtual meeting on Dec. 17, the McDuffie County Board of Education unanimously approved placing a referendum for ESPLOST VII on the ballot in the March 16, 2021 election.

The Thomson community last weekend lost an avid sports fan, former community banker, radio talk show host, and a friend to many with the passing of Ralph Starling.