One man’s vision to bring all elements of the Thomson community together was manifested last weekend under a huge blue and yellow tent.

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.

The McDuffie County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution during a called meeting on July 28 that calls for voters to approve or decline the continuation of a one cent sales tax. A referendum to continue the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax will be placed before voters in the No…

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is assisting the Warren County Sheriff’s Office in a double homicide investigation.

The McDuffie County Board of Education approved a recommendation by school system administrators to change the initial school start date of Aug. 3 to Aug. 17 during a regular meeting July 23. School Superintendent Dr. Mychele Rhodes also presented a detailed school reopening plan with one mo…

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The McDuffie County Board of Commissioners pleased a multitude of Dearing area residents on July 21 by saying no to mining for now. The well-attended meeting was held outside, in front of the Government Center to accommodate the large crowd while maintaining social distancing.

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’s new agriculture extension agent, Sarah Cranston, brings an extensive background in horticulture and a keen interest in animal husbandry to the job. Cranston officially began her duties on July 1.

This Saturday the Thomson Police Department is holding a community clean up, march and vigil in the Bussey Avenue and Gus Street areas. The day kicks off at 2 p.m. at Pitts Street Park.

Thomson High School's graduation will take place Saturday, July 25, at 10 a.m. However, there are two plans. One is to graduate at The Brickyard and the other is to graduate via video conferencing.

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As Thomson Police Chief Anson Evans continues his program to reduce blight and crime in the McGahee Quarters area (Bussey/Gus and surrounding areas) volunteers will converge on the area for a community clean up day and march July 18.