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Leigh Culpepper, the president-elect of the Kiwanis Club of Thomson, presented a $120 check to the Thomson High School Key Club. The Kiwanis supports the Key Club, which is a student service organization that is a part of Kiwanis International.

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 7:04pm

MR. DON ANSLEY SR. AUGUSTA - Don Ansley Sr., 81, husband of 63 years to Melbra Ansley, entered into rest Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012, at his residence. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb.

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 7:03pm

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University recently recognized McDuffie County students and others for their academic achievement. GSU recognized 1,058 students for excellence in academics on the 2011 fall semester President's List.

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 7:02pm

Of the nearly 500,000 African Americans in the colonies at the beginning of the American Revolution, 445,000 of them were enslaved and 55,000 were free.

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 7:01pm

A person relies on a calendar for some important dates. For some, other indicators offer all the reminder a person needs. Like that 10-minute walk that now takes 12 minutes. That's a clue.

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 7:01pm

Trees lining the street bowed to the power of the Almighty come to see, up close, Baton Rouge's Mardi Gras effort. Clouds genuflected deeply as a force baffling to the mind of mortal man swirled and swept.

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 7:00pm

A Dearing man and his girlfriend could face a McDuffie County jury as early as September in the slaying of the man's ex-wife, who was shot, tied to a pickup and dragged more than five miles along a rural highway.

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 6:58pm

DOGS STOLEN Five dogs were stolen from two residences Feb. 18 and 19. On Feb. 18, the pet owner on the 3800 block of Randall Road reported that someone took two dogs from a shut kennel in her yard, according to an incident report. On Feb.

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 6:57pm

MARCH 1 Elementary schools Breakfast Cereal with graham crackers, grits, sausage patty Lunch Nachos with chips, tacos, English peas, fruit Middle and high schools Breakfast Cereal with graham crackers, sausage biscuit Lunch Hot d...

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 6:55pm

THURSDAY, MARCH 1 Thomson High: Tennis: away at Josey, 4 p.m.; baseball, away vs. Lincoln County, 6 p.m. Thomson-McDuffie Middle: Baseball: home vs. Wrens, 4:30 p.m.; soccer, home vs. Warren County, 4:30 p.m.

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 6:51pm

KAYLA MAYS Grade: Second School: Dearing Elementary Favorite subject: Science Favorite after-school snack: Doritos Pets: Belle (dog) and Jaywell (cat) I like to listen to: Country Best movie...

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 6:51pm

KIWANIS CLUB RUMMAGE SALE DETAILS: This event, scheduled for Saturday, has been canceled. RAY GUY GOLF CLASSIC WHERE: Belle Meade Country Club WHEN: 1 p.m. Friday, April 20 DETAILS: Sign up today by calling (706) 597-5202, or visit

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 6:49pm

The Thomson Elementary School gym became a bazaar Friday as third-graders peddled services and wares they created for the fourth annual Market Day. The event is the culmination of a unit on economics the children have been studying.

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 6:42pm

University Hospital is spending $1.2 million to buy 40 acres of land north of Thomson to build a replacement hospital for McDuffie Regional Medical Center.

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 6:42pm

Elections Director Kelvin Williams issued reminders this week to McDuffie County voters. The Super Tuesday presidential primary election is Tuesday. Voting hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Polling places have not changed since the last county election.

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 6:41pm

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