Cancer of the cervix is the second most common cancer in women worldwide and is a leading cause of cancer-related death in women in underdeveloped countries. Worldwide, about 500,000 cases of cervical cancer are diagnosed each year.
There was widespread disagreement as to who arrived second on that Saturday in December. Some people, though, said Mike Carrington was the second person to arrive at The Thomson Depot to set up the Festival off Main.
Tickets went on sale Monday for the Thomson-McDuffie Chamber of Commerce's 40th annual meeting.
The event will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, at Belle Meade Country Club. Tickets are $30. Call (706) 597-1000.
The following is a list of persons arrested from Jan. 4-10 for various criminal and traffic offenses by area law enforcement authorities and taken to the McDuffie County Law Enforcement Center in Thomson.
The McDuffie County Planning Commission has voted against allowing the sheriff's department to construct a firearms training center northwest of Thomson. At its Jan. 3 meeting, the planners voted 2-1 to recommend the gun range be denied.
The McDuffie County Hospital Board voted Thursday to hire Sandra I. McVicker, an employee of University Hospital, as administrator of McDuffie Regional Medical Center. The board has entered into an agreement to sell the hospital to University.
FATZ® is pleased to host a pancake breakfast at 464 East Belair Road restaurant in Evans, Ga., on Jan. 28, 2012, to benefit Lakeside High School Baseball. From 8 – 10 a.m., FATZ® will open its doors to members of the community and transform into a hotspot for hotcakes to raise money to support the Lakeside High School Baseball team. Proceeds from the breakfast will be used for new uniforms, equipment and travel expenses. The team is looking forward to the 2012 season with hopes of bringing home a championship title.