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The city of Thomson ended the year very close to budget, City Administrator Don Powers said Jan. 12. The city council approved some transfers within major funds to close out the 2011 books.

Thu, 01/12/2012 - 10:55pm

McDuffie County Commissioners voted Thursday to realign county commission districts. The split decision moves an area immediately west of Dearing from District 2 into District 1.

Thu, 01/12/2012 - 10:54pm

The Forward McDuffie steering committee on Jan. 12 appointed Riley Stamey as interim director. Stamey said he is not a candidate for the position on a long-term basis. The position became available upon the Jan.

Thu, 01/12/2012 - 4:22pm

Only 20 tickets remain for the American Red Cross' 18th annual Boot Scoot Boogie Bash Feb. 4 at the Savannah Rapids Pavilion.

Thu, 01/12/2012 - 1:41pm

Regional Open MRI at 1014 Augusta Road in Thomson has been named Best of Thomson in the Medical Diagnostic Imaging Laboratories by the U.S. Commerce Association.

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 10:01pm

A 25-year-old Thomson man is facing charges of rape and false imprisonment stemming from an incident at his home on New Year's Day. Marquell Carter, of the 600 block of Adams Avenue, was arrested at about 8 p.m. Jan. 1. At 7:38 p.m.

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 10:00pm

The 2012 Thomson High School Beauty Pageant begins at 7 p.m. Saturday in the school auditorium. Tickets are $6 at the door, but contestants are selling tickets for $5 until Friday. The boys' "drag" beauty pageant is at 7 p.m. Friday.

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 9:59pm

A Thomson man has been charged with cruelty to animals after allegedly neglecting three dogs he kept at the house he was renting on Michael Street. Ricardo Torez Bell, 32, of the 400 block of Michael Street, was arrested shortly before 10 a.m. Jan.

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 9:53pm

  The driver in an accident that claimed the life of an 8-year-old Thomson boy has been charged with second-degree vehicular homicide and failing to stop for a school bus loading or unloading, according to Gordy Wright of the Georgia State Patrol Public Information Office. On Oct. 19, 2010, Way...

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 9:52pm

The recent opening of his tax service office has been a long time coming for Thomson native Timothy Heard.

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 9:35pm

Since a kaolin spill was reported Dec. 31, the water in Reedy Creek from the Highway 17 bridge has run a milky white.

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 9:35pm

At a Jan. 4 meeting, the McDuffie County Board of Commissioners approved an amendment to a county ordinance that sets a 10-acre minimum for conservation use.

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 9:34pm

MR. CLIFFORD BOE BROWN JR. THOMSON - Funeral service for Mr. Clifford Boe Brown Jr., 59, of Thomson, was held on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012, at 2 p.m. at New Hope A.M.E. Church, Mesena with the Rev. Patricia Wiley, Officiating.

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 9:31pm

Cancer of the cervix is the second most common cancer in women worldwide and is a leading cause of cancer-related death in women in underdeveloped countries. Worldwide, about 500,000 cases of cervical cancer are diagnosed each year.

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 9:29pm

There was widespread disagreement as to who arrived second on that Saturday in December. Some people, though, said Mike Carrington was the second person to arrive at The Thomson Depot to set up the Festival off Main.

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 9:19pm

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