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Eight years ago I started another chapter in my life. Angela Blair asked Jason Smith to give me an interview for The McDuffie Mirror office manager position. That was a very good day for me.

Thu, 04/19/2012 - 10:56am

MR. DAVIS SQUAB BENNING SR. THOMSON - Funeral service for Mr. Davis Squab Benning Sr., 90, of Thomson, was held on Thursday, April 12, 2012, at 11 a.m. at First Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, Appling, with Pastor, the Rev. Roscoe F. Perry, eulogist.

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 6:20pm

The THS Lady Dogs shut out the Lady Panthers of A.R. Johnson by a score of 6-0 in an away game Wednesday played at the ARC football stadium. "I'm really proud of the girls today," head coach Jessica Ruark said after the game.

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 6:15pm

The THS Soccer Dogs defeated the A.R. Johnson Panthers in overtime Wednesday by a score of 4-2. Thomson dominated the first half of the game, keeping the ball in the Panthers' end of the field for most of the half.

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 6:14pm

By DAVID M. FORD Mirror Correspondent The THS Diamond Dogs beat the Grovetown Warriors Friday by a score of 2-1 to claim the sub-regional championship. The Dawgs jumped ahead in the first inning of play.

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 6:13pm

There is a lot I remember about growing up in McDuffie County. Like most people, many of my attitudes about life and what is expected of me were shaped during my childhood.

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 6:13pm

Clear the platters from the buffet and turn off the porch light, I still pretend the party isn't over. When the host lets the yapping terrier out of the laundry room, I stand in the kitchen unmoved by its scrambling skid across the floor.

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 6:12pm

The next exhibit coming to the Museum will have a portion of it devoted to the 1996 Olympics. The first Olympic Torch Run originated with the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, and during the 1996 torch run, the relay came through Thomson and Dearing.

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 6:01pm

When thinking of this final edition of The McDuffie Mirror, I went to the online archives and found my first column. It was the June 9, 2005, edition, and the headline was "A crash course in McDuffie County.

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 6:00pm

Dear Editor: Stevi, Elizabeth, and I are quite sorry that your nice paper will soon cease to exist! Having two local papers is certainly better than having only one.

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 5:58pm

Dear Editor: We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the service you have provided to the citizens of McDuffie County.

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 5:58pm

The McDuffie Mirror has always been more to me than just a newspaper. In many ways it was like my child. I was there when it was born. I helped nurture it as it quickly grew into its own.

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 5:56pm

Here's something a lot of people won't believe: There really wasn't a firm plan in place for The McDuffie Mirror when we started in July of 2003. Well, that's not completely true. There was a plan.

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 5:54pm

The seven-mile drive south on U.S. 421 changes everything. Between Medaryville and Francesville you leave the edge of the once endless swamp and enter the still endless prairie. The towns, once proud rivals, now proudly share a high school.

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 5:54pm

I haven't been with The Mirror very long. I came in January after being unemployed for five months. In the past, I wrote for a small weekly newspaper in North Augusta. I loved getting to know the people and telling their stories.

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 5:54pm

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