Thomson-McDuffie Middle School recently opened its new greenhouse.
The school hasn't had a greenhouse for its agricultural program since it moved to its current building on White Oak Road in 2010, though it did have one at its previous location.
The THS Diamond Dogs defeated Lincoln County at home Feb. 28 by a score of 8-3. "It's always good to get a win," Coach Aaron Hall said. Thomson got on the board early in the game, scoring three runs in the bottom of the second inning.
As a prelude to Mayfest, Dearing residents gathered on Feb. 24for their annual Chili, Stew and Soup Cook-off. The Dearing Mayfest on May 5 will look a little different, Clerk-Treasurer Judy Reeves said Friday.
Staff and faculty members enjoyed a free breakfast Friday, courtesy of the Thomson High School Chapter of the FFA.
The breakfast is a THS tradition, said FFA faculty adviser Rick DuBose. The meal capped off FFA Week at the high school.
Cereal with graham crackers, ham biscuit with jelly
Pizza, corn dog nuggets, corn, tossed salad, fruit
Middle and high schools
Cereal with toast, eggs and grits, bacon
BARBECUE CHICKEN FUNDRAISER WHERE: Queen of Angels Catholic Church, Washington Road, Thomson WHEN: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday DETAILS: Sponsored by the Camellia City Lions, the plates will be $7 each and will be take-out service.
McDuffie Regional Medical Center laid off 21 employees last week. Hospital officials said the cuts are necessary in order to keep the hospital operating. The hospital has taken more than $900,000 from its reserves since October.
Thomson firefighter Billy Graham was looking forward to church for a couple of extra reasons on Sunday. After all, Second Baptist Church of Thomson would celebrate homecoming. That always brings a crowd, Graham said.