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Sky Powell stood in the center of Thomson-McDuffie Middle School's candlelit rotunda Feb. 28, dressed as a bespectacled, middle-age department store worker.

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 10:36pm

McDuffie County's Scouting organization honored two from its own Thursday. The Lokey-Perryman Awards were presented, as they are each year, during a luncheon meeting of The Rotary Club of Thomson.

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 10:35pm

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.

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 10:33pm

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.

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 10:29pm

MARCH 8 Elementary schools Breakfast Cereal with graham crackers, ham biscuit with jelly Lunch Pizza, corn dog nuggets, corn, tossed salad, fruit Middle and high schools Breakfast Cereal with toast, eggs and grits, bacon Lunch Tac...

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 10:28pm

SPENCER PARRISH Grade: Second School: Dearing Elementary Favorite subject: Reading Favorite after-school snack: Pizza Pets: Fluffy (cat) and Rascal (dog) I like to listen to: Rock     SHAN...

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 10:28pm

MARCH 8 District: Grade 5 writing test makeups Thomson-McDuffie Middle: Baseball home vs. Louisville, 4:30 p.m.; Soccer, away at Wrens, 4:30 p.m.; Dance, 6-9 p.m.

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 10:25pm

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.

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 10:24pm

Cecil Strong once dreamed of a career in law enforcement. He never imagined that one day he would be the principal at Thomson High School, or that he would love it.

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 10:24pm

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.

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 10:23pm

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.

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 10:23pm

Isabel Vasquez and Alexandra Rosales sat on benches in the foyer at Thomson High School on Feb. 25, chatting and waiting on their turn to practice.

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 10:22pm

The Evans High girls soccer team beat North Augusta 2-0 Wednesday night.

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 9:10pm

The Police and Firemen's Insurance Association recognized the efforts of eight firefighters who saved a Martinez woman from her burning townhouse in November.

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 5:23pm

The five Lakeside Middle School students who called themselves the "Charlie Rape Gang" appeared Wednesday in a school disciplinary hearing.

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 3:50pm

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