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A Saturday night event in Thomson kicks off the community's observance of Martin Luther King Day. Vanderhorst CME Church will hold a Martin Luther King Jr. banquet at 6 p.m. The speaker will be Dr. Jeffery Thomas of Trinity CME church in Augusta.

Sat, 01/14/2012 - 12:45pm

Evans High beat Lakeside 80-60 in the boys game, but Lakeside narrowly took down the Lady Knights.

Sat, 01/14/2012 - 12:04am

A Harlem High senior organized a charity clay pigeon shoot to raise money for the Columbia County 4-H Gun Team.

Fri, 01/13/2012 - 6:36pm

If commissioners approve a referendum Tuesday, voters could decide whether to allow Sunday package alcohol sales in Columbia County.

Fri, 01/13/2012 - 6:07pm

Columbia County attorney Doug Batchelor worked as the closing attorney on the Magnolia Trace development.

Fri, 01/13/2012 - 5:34pm

A 32-year-old Grovetown man died after a crash on Interstate 20 in McDuffie County Wednesday evening, Jan. 11. According to the Georgia State Patrol, David Austin Balfour was traveling west near mile marker 166 in a 2001 Ford Explorer around 11:20 p.

Thu, 01/12/2012 - 11:22pm

A 32-year-old Grovetown man died after a crash on Interstate 20 in McDuffie County Wednesday evening. According to the Georgia State Patrol, David Austin Balfour was traveling westbound near mile marker 166 in a 2001 Ford Explorer around 11:20 p.m.

Thu, 01/12/2012 - 11:10pm

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

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