(Editor’s note: the following is a copy of the communication provided to candidates, that have challengers either in the June primary or the November general election, seeking elected positions in McDuffie County. We have also provided questions to the State Senate Dist. 23 candidates. We ha…

Last week, Toombs Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge Thomas B. Hammond sentenced Tyquerion Steed, 19, to 20 years on a myriad of charges which included violation of the Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act. Jury trials have yet to resume so the case was presented as a bench trial befo…

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…

A 59-year-old Thomson woman who falsely told police she was COVID-19 positive to keep from going to jail about four weeks ago was arrested Friday afternoon.

Anastasia Daniels, 19, of Thomson, was first diagnosed with Lupus, an autoimmune disease, last September. Just months into living with Lupus, she recently organized an awareness walk.

Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger confirmed Monday, Memorial Day, that two employees at the McDuffie County Elections and Voter Registration Office had tested positive for COVID-19.

LMN Pharmacy is considered Thomson’s one remaining independently owned pharmacy. McDuffie County native and pharmacist Linton Neal bought the business more than 20 years ago from its previous owner with whom he had worked.

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children needs the public’s help finding two brothers, Cameron and Anthony Williams. Cameron, 15, and Anthony, 16, were last seen Feb. 26, 2020 in Macon, Georgia.

Wednesday afternoon around 6:20 p.m., a 31-year-old woman was wounded when a man tried to shoot a dog on Hillman-Gay Road in Dearing.

During Tuesday night’s McDuffie County Board of Commissioners meeting, County Manager David Crawley informed the commission that an administrative staffer at the Elections and Voter Registration Office had tested positive for COVID-19.

Governor Brian P. Kemp announced last week that Amazon is building a new fulfillment center in nearby Appling, according to a news release posted on gov.georgia.gov.

A rezoning request that had been put off for two months was finally approved Monday by the Dearing Town Council. The council held a public hearing inside the Dearing Community Center to discuss rezoning property at 124 Neal’s Mill Road from residential to commercial to allow the proposed con…