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A 25-year-old Thomson man is facing charges of rape and false imprisonment stemming from an incident at his home on New Year's Day. Marquell Carter, of the 600 block of Adams Avenue, was arrested at about 8 p.m. Jan. 1. At 7:38 p.m.

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 10:00pm

The 2012 Thomson High School Beauty Pageant begins at 7 p.m. Saturday in the school auditorium. Tickets are $6 at the door, but contestants are selling tickets for $5 until Friday. The boys' "drag" beauty pageant is at 7 p.m. Friday.

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 9:59pm

A Thomson man has been charged with cruelty to animals after allegedly neglecting three dogs he kept at the house he was renting on Michael Street. Ricardo Torez Bell, 32, of the 400 block of Michael Street, was arrested shortly before 10 a.m. Jan.

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 9:53pm

  The driver in an accident that claimed the life of an 8-year-old Thomson boy has been charged with second-degree vehicular homicide and failing to stop for a school bus loading or unloading, according to Gordy Wright of the Georgia State Patrol Public Information Office. On Oct. 19, 2010, Way...

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 9:52pm

The recent opening of his tax service office has been a long time coming for Thomson native Timothy Heard.

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 9:35pm

Since a kaolin spill was reported Dec. 31, the water in Reedy Creek from the Highway 17 bridge has run a milky white.

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 9:35pm

At a Jan. 4 meeting, the McDuffie County Board of Commissioners approved an amendment to a county ordinance that sets a 10-acre minimum for conservation use.

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 9:34pm

MR. CLIFFORD BOE BROWN JR. THOMSON - Funeral service for Mr. Clifford Boe Brown Jr., 59, of Thomson, was held on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012, at 2 p.m. at New Hope A.M.E. Church, Mesena with the Rev. Patricia Wiley, Officiating.

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 9:31pm

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.

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 9:29pm

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.

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 9:19pm

To avoid another year in which I fail to get organized, on New Year's Day 2012 I alternatively resolved to engage in community service.

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 9:18pm

ATLANTA - At different points in the young primary season, Georgia had two favorite sons leading the Republican presidential race.

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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.

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 8:10pm

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