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Quick thinking and a baseball bat put an end to a robber's intentions against a store in McDuffie County on Sunday.

Wed, 01/18/2012 - 6:28pm

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, and the American Cancer Society issued a call for women to take action to prevent most cervical cancers.

Wed, 01/18/2012 - 6:28pm

Sophomore Mikelyn Willis was crowned Miss THS for 2012 in a beauty pageant held at Thomson High School on Saturday. "This is amazing. It just feels great," Willis said.

Wed, 01/18/2012 - 6:27pm

The following is a list of people arrested by area authorities and taken to the McDuffie County Law Enforcement Center in Thomson from Jan. 11-13. Christopher M. Ciechan, 29, Augusta, theft by taking - 2 counts, entering an auto.

Wed, 01/18/2012 - 6:25pm

Three men accused of entering an automobile and theft by taking were among more than 50 defendants who pleaded not guilty during arraignment proceedings in McDuffie County Superior Court last week. Toombs Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge Harold A.

Wed, 01/18/2012 - 6:23pm

A fire on Cedar Rock Road near the Warren County line caused extensive damage to a mobile home the morning of Jan. 13.

Wed, 01/18/2012 - 6:22pm

The Briarwood Academy Lady Bucs defeated the visiting Lady Knights of Windsor Academy on Friday by a score of 57-36.

Wed, 01/18/2012 - 6:20pm

The Briarwood Academy Buccaneers fell to the visiting Knights of Windsor Academy on Friday by a score of 57-45. Briarwood got on the board first with a basket by Tyler Daniel, who made the Bucs' first seven points of the game.

Wed, 01/18/2012 - 6:19pm

The Lady 'Dogs of Thomson defeated the visiting Lady 'Dogs of Harlem in basketball on Jan. 10 by a score of 54-12. "Our girls played really well this game, especially defensively," head coach Michael Williams said.

Wed, 01/18/2012 - 6:17pm

Thomson High School's boys basketball team improved its record to 14-1 Friday with a 66-57 victory at Westside. Dwayne Williams led the Bulldogs in scoring with 17 points. Jonathan Atkins and Ronkeem Sallywhite each had 16.

Wed, 01/18/2012 - 6:15pm

On Jan. 11, Thomson High senior Hunter Brinkman moved a step closer to fulfilling his childhood dream of playing college baseball.

Wed, 01/18/2012 - 6:15pm

In case you haven't noticed, I'm going to state the obvious: Economically, times are tough. I get irritated every time I read that some noted economist or government agency says there's a danger of another recession.

Wed, 01/18/2012 - 6:12pm

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Wed, 01/18/2012 - 6:10pm

Vanderhorst C.M.E. Church in Thomson opened its doors to other local churches for Martin Luther King Day observances. A banquet Saturday evening and a lecture and crafts Monday provided outlets for information and encouragement.

Wed, 01/18/2012 - 6:08pm

The Rev. Fred Favors of Springfield Baptist Church repeated a familiar theme Monday at a Martin Luther King Day observance at the Thomson-McDuffie County Government Center and Courthouse.

Wed, 01/18/2012 - 6:07pm

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