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Monday morning, 6-year-old Brian Casey's voice rose in the sanctuary of Springfield Baptist Church as he recited from memory the words of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" speech.

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

MRS. ESSIE MAE REESE DIXON LOUISVILLE, Ga. - Mrs. Essie Mae Reese Dixon, age 86, wife of the late Mr. Howard W. Dixon, died Jan. 8, 2012, at her residence. Graveside Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan.

Wed, 01/18/2012 - 5:58pm

To the editor: I want to take this opportunity to invite the public to the McDuffie Museum on Main Street. There is some history there about Thomson and McDuffie County, and also about the War Between the States.

Wed, 01/18/2012 - 5:55pm

Robert Edward Lee, perhaps the most revered American soldier of all time, was born in Virginia on Jan. 19, 1807. Thinking of him and the events of his life brings back thoughts of old times not forgotten.

Wed, 01/18/2012 - 5:54pm

Need help with your New Year's resolution to lose weight and gain health? Come join us as we Walk Georgia. Walk Georgia is a 12-week program to increase your physical activity in a fun, community-oriented way.

Wed, 01/18/2012 - 5:50pm

My mother armed me with important pieces of information like, "If you ever come across an old refrigerator, don't climb in and close it," and, "Don't walk on an icy pond. You'll fall through," and, "I heard about a little girl who leaned on her car door.

Wed, 01/18/2012 - 5:49pm

Miss Virginia "Ginny" Marie Wilson became the bride of John Bradford Graham Jr. on Saturday, Nov. 5, at 5 o'clock in the evening in the garden of The Governor Thomas Bennett House in Charleston, S.C. The Rev. Randall Gregory Meadows officiated.

Wed, 01/18/2012 - 5:38pm

Nearly 200 women crowded the halls of First Baptist Church last weekend to share recipes, spend time with old friends, make new ones and learn new skills.

Wed, 01/18/2012 - 5:19pm

1969 CLASS MEETING WHERE: Thomson-McDuffie Library WHEN: 4 p.m. Saturday DETAILS: The R.L. Norris Class of 1969 urges all class members to attend. PANCAKE SUPPER WHERE: McDonald's, Washington Road, Thomson WHEN: 5-8 p.m.

Wed, 01/18/2012 - 5:17pm

Tributes to civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. drew crowds to Thomson and neighboring communities Saturday and Monday. Saturday, those attending a banquet at Vanderhorst C.M.E. Church in Thomson heard the Rev. Dr.

Wed, 01/18/2012 - 5:11pm

The Georgia Department of Transportation will hold an open house Tuesday in Appling to provide information on a proposed bridge replacement.

Wed, 01/18/2012 - 3:33pm

U.S. Rep. Paul Broun's list of students nominated for military service academies includes nine students from Columbia County.

Wed, 01/18/2012 - 3:09pm

Popular NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. is coming to Evans Towne Center Park, a guest of sponsor TaxSlayer.

Wed, 01/18/2012 - 12:43pm

Martinez-Columbia Fire Rescue officials are asking the public for help gathering information about three suspicious fires last weekend.

Wed, 01/18/2012 - 11:03am

Friday Harlem vs. Westside, 5 p.m. (girls), 6:30 p.m. (boys) Grovetown at Richmond Academy, 5 p.m. (girls), 6:30 p.m. (boys) Evans vs. Effingham County, 6 p.m. (girls), 7:30 p.m. (boys) Lakeside vs. South Effingham, 6 p.m. (girls), 7:30 p.m.

Wed, 01/18/2012 - 1:11am

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