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Wed, 12/21/2011 - 8:54pm

Precision Waste Services, the area's only locally owned, full-service solid waste solutions provider, launched a new Web site Dec. 1.

Wed, 12/21/2011 - 8:52pm

Thomson High School has nominated six students to the state-level interviews for the Georgia Governor's Honors Program.

Wed, 12/21/2011 - 8:51pm

Several district attorneys for the Toombs Judicial Circuit, which includes McDuffie County, presented more than 70 cases before a McDuffie County grand jury Thursday and Friday.

Wed, 12/21/2011 - 8:50pm

S. Claus 1 North Pole Circle December 2011 Dear Mr. Claus, By now you must have your antlered friends straining at that bulging sky buggy. Your weary little workshop helpers must have their bleary eyes on a grande espresso with extra mocha.

Wed, 12/21/2011 - 8:46pm

Like clockwork, Christmas comes in tripping over the trappings of the season. Before I can utter, "Oh holy night," it's at my front door jingling the bell. To herald in the holidays, our tree joined the hall-decking party three branches to the wind.

Wed, 12/21/2011 - 8:45pm

The Christmas parade is over, but its gifts will continue. The opportunities for giving will become less obvious, but they will continue. Carmen Jones knows that. Carmen is 5.

Wed, 12/21/2011 - 8:43pm

Instead of children, Santa Claus had puppies in his lap at the Best Western White Columns Inn on Saturday afternoon. Santa's visit was part of Kibble for Kritters, a pet supply donation program that benefits the CSRA Happy Tails Rescue.

Wed, 12/21/2011 - 8:26pm

The Thomson Fire Department responded to a call at 713 Matthews St. at 8:30 p.m. Dec. 15. Upon arrival, personnel found that the occupants were already out of the house and that light smoke was visible.

Wed, 12/21/2011 - 8:23pm

MACON - The McDuffie County Farm Bureau was recognized as one of the top programs in the state during the 2011 Georgia Farm Bureau Convention on Dec. 4-6 at Jekyll Island.

Wed, 12/21/2011 - 8:22pm

COLLECTING CAN TABS WHERE: Thomson-McDuffie Senior Center WHEN: Ongoing DETAILS: The center is collecting can tabs for projects in their craft and jewelry classes. Please bring as many tabs as possible to the center at 304 Greenway St., Thomson.

Wed, 12/21/2011 - 8:18pm

Kathie Mogish says Tamara Hammond has the role of First Baptist Church's Nativity angel for many Christmases to come.

“I was outside a few years ago and a family drove through and I heard a little boy say, ‘Look Momma, it’s a real angel,’ ” said Mogish, the event’s director. “So he was convinced it was the real thing. So I told Tamara, ‘You’ve got the job for life.’ ”

Wed, 12/21/2011 - 8:16pm

Fire personnel responded to a structure fire at 3982 Wrens Highway early Saturday morning. McDuffie County Fire/Rescue and McDuffie County EMS were dispatched at 7:21 a.m. to a wood-frame, single-family residence on property owned by Patrick Demmons.

Wed, 12/21/2011 - 8:13pm

An amended hotel-motel tax ordinance could herald an increase in revenue for McDuffie County. The change allows hotels to charge an occupancy tax for the initial 30 consecutive days of continuous occupancy, instead of the previous 10-day maximum.

Wed, 12/21/2011 - 8:12pm

The McDuffie County Sheriff's Department said the Dec. 15 arrests of suspects in a drug distribution ring in Dearing followed a year-long investigation.

Wed, 12/21/2011 - 8:10pm

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