Jordan Davis, Thomson native and University of Georgia graduate, is currently working on becoming a flight instructor.

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It has been roughly a year since the world was hit with the COVID-19 pandemic.

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…

The McDuffie County School System announced Monday that all district schools would close and all students must revert to a virtual learn from home model until the new semester begins in January.

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…

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

Warren County public school students who chose in-person learning on a staggered A/B schedule will return to school on Monday, Sept. 28, according to the system’s Facebook page.

Community leaders announced in an Aug. 14 news release from the Thomson-McDuffie Chamber of Commerce that the 2020 Camellia City Festival and McDuffie County’s 150th Anniversary celebration would be postponed until fall 2021.

During a Board of Education planning session Tuesday morning, school administrators reported they continue to “work out the kinks” to McDuffie County School System’s virtual Learn from Home model for the start to the 2020-21 school year. The system went completely online due to rising cases …

At press time Tuesday, the latest report from the Georgia Department of Public Health said there are 443 confirmed cases of COVID-19 from McDuffie County,  11 associated deaths, and 56 hospitalizations.

Local business people concerned over how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting their livelihoods can participate in an Economic Recovery Virtual Town Hall Meeting at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18 via Zoom. The Thomson-McDuffie Archway Partnership and Forward McDuffie are organizing the event.

Warren County schools held a smooth first week of school beginning Aug. 3 with a staggered in-person class schedule and strict COVID-19 prevention measures in place, but went completely virtual this week after 35 new coronavirus cases were confirmed in the county.

Due to a continued rise in local COVID-19 cases, the McDuffie County School System announced via its Facebook page that all students would start school virtually on Monday, Aug. 17 and the Learn from Home model would remain in place until Sept. 4.

Manna, Inc. will host a free food distribution this Friday from 10 a.m. to noon in conjuction with Golden Harvest. The Georgia National Guard will also be assisting with the distribution.

At press time Tuesday, the latest report from the Georgia Department of Public Health said there are 201 confirmed cases of COVID-19 from McDuffie County,  eight associated deaths, and 38 hospitalizations.

McDuffie County school administrators asked Board of Education members to consider having students begin the 2020-2021 school year on Aug. 17, rather than the initial start date of Aug. 3.

McDuffie County school administrators, staff, and teachers wrapped up the school year last week.

As coronavirus pandemic restrictions ease across the state, local churches are taking careful steps to reopen to their members. Those who have begun to hold in-person worship services are implementing social distancing and other precautionary measures. Most are taking a hybrid approach by of…