Thomson boys basketball coach Michael Thomas leafed through the scorebook that summarized his 29th year with the Bulldogs.
He allowed himself a half a smile on the 22 victories, which included his 500th career victory midseason.
The THS Diamond Dogs fell to the Evans Knights, 3-2, in their season opener at home. "What I'm most pleased with in this game is that our guys didn't lay down when they were behind," head coach Aaron Hall said following the game.
Steve Reese was one of three Thomson Bulldogs in the '80s to go on to stellar college football careers with the Clemson Tigers. James Farr and Jessie Hatcher shared that honor. Reese was a three-year starter for coach Bill Reese's Thomson Bulldogs.
Firefighters from Thomson, Warrenton and Harlem took a National Professional Qualifications 1 class at the Thomson fire training facility Saturday.
The training is required for a firefighter to become certified.
The following is a list of persons arrested for various criminal and traffic offenses by area law enforcement authorities and taken to the McDuffie County Law Enforcement Center in Thomson from Feb. 22-27, 2012.
Leigh Culpepper, the president-elect of the Kiwanis Club of Thomson, presented a $120 check to the Thomson High School Key Club. The Kiwanis supports the Key Club, which is a student service organization that is a part of Kiwanis International.
Wed, 02/29/2012 - 7:04pm
MR. DON ANSLEY SR.
AUGUSTA - Don Ansley Sr., 81, husband of 63 years to Melbra Ansley, entered into rest Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012, at his residence. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb.
STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University recently recognized McDuffie County students and others for their academic achievement. GSU recognized 1,058 students for excellence in academics on the 2011 fall semester President's List.
Trees lining the street bowed to the power of the Almighty come to see, up close, Baton Rouge's Mardi Gras effort. Clouds genuflected deeply as a force baffling to the mind of mortal man swirled and swept.
A Dearing man and his girlfriend could face a McDuffie County jury as early as September in the slaying of the man's ex-wife, who was shot, tied to a pickup and dragged more than five miles along a rural highway.
Five dogs were stolen from two residences Feb. 18 and 19.
On Feb. 18, the pet owner on the 3800 block of Randall Road reported that someone took two dogs from a shut kennel in her yard, according to an incident report.