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A jury convicted Lacy Aaron Schmidt, 15, on Thursday of fatally shooting 14-year-old Alana Calahan.

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 11:05am

McDuffie Mirror Staff Report The Lady Bucs of Briarwood Academy advanced to the region title game tonight at Piedmont Academy in Monticello. The squad will clash with Gatewood Academy tonight at 7.

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 10:29am

The Columbia County Sheriff's Office recetly issued an arrest warrant on Varquis Elbert Lewis for scamming an Evans bank out of $10,000.

Thu, 02/09/2012 - 1:52pm

Both Briarwood basketball teams won the first game of the region championships this week, ensuring berths in the state playoffs. Thomson High School's boys begin the region tournament at 8:30 p.m. Monday, facing Hephzibah at Josey.

Thu, 02/09/2012 - 12:27pm

Scott Dean, a convicted child molester, was released to a Savannah diagnostic prison Thursday.

Thu, 02/09/2012 - 12:01pm

On Wednesday, Jahvon Hardrick signed his a letter of intent to play for Georgia Southern University.

Wed, 02/08/2012 - 5:40pm

Eight Thomson High School students represented McDuffie County at the SkillsUSA Regional Contest. For the third consecutive year, senior Brett Jenkins placed first in the plumbing category. Senior Devan Anderson placed third in masonry.

Wed, 02/08/2012 - 5:39pm

MRS. GARLAND JOHNSON DYE WARRENTON - Mrs. Garland Johnson Dye, 85 of Warrenton, died at MCG on Jan. 31, 2012. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert P. Dye. Mrs.

Wed, 02/08/2012 - 5:33pm

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 Jan. 30-Feb. 7. Leroy Burley Jr.

Wed, 02/08/2012 - 5:32pm

The Lady Bucs of Briarwood fell to the visiting Lady Gators of Gatewood Schools on Friday by a score of 61-31. "It was a frustrating game for us tonight," head coach Clayton Parrish said following the game.

Wed, 02/08/2012 - 5:14pm

The Briarwood Buccaneers fell to the visiting Gatewood Gators 74-67 in overtime Friday before a packed house. "We may have lost this one, but we didn't lose the war," head coach Bo Fleming said after the game.

Wed, 02/08/2012 - 5:12pm

Thomson High School has produced many fine athletes who have gone on to college careers. I'm proud of that. We've also had several, especially in the last few years, enter coaching and teaching, against my advice.

Wed, 02/08/2012 - 5:02pm

There was nothing unusual with how this one went: another Region 3-AAA game, another close finish.

Wed, 02/08/2012 - 5:01pm

Two members of the Thomson High School Bulldogs signed letters of intent Feb. 1 to play college football. John Atkins, who played nose guard, signed to play for the University of Georgia Bulldogs.

Wed, 02/08/2012 - 5:00pm

KAYLEN DORSEY Grade: Fourth School: Dearing Elementary Favorite subject: Math Favorite after-school snack: Vanilla ice cream Pets: None I like to listen to: Hip hop Best movie ever: ...

Wed, 02/08/2012 - 4:51pm

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