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The Thomson Midget Boys (11-12-year-olds) won the Georgia Recreation & Park Association state championship on Sunday at Sweetwater Park south of Thomson. The champions defeated Sumter County, 8-0.

Thu, 12/15/2011 - 11:03am

Many of us have gotten our wish. Next year's Thomson High football schedule will be more challenging and will, hopefully, better prepare us for the rigors of playoff competition. However, there is some work still to be done. Here's what we know.

Thu, 12/15/2011 - 11:03am

The Thomson Bulldogs boys basketball team maintained its unblemished record with two weekend wins at home. The team is now 6-0 since the start of regular season play.

Thu, 12/15/2011 - 11:02am

Members of the Dearing Volunteer Fire Department and their families were recognized at the annual appreciation dinner and Christmas banquet held at Dearing Elementary School on Saturday.

Thu, 12/15/2011 - 11:01am

Two young women from Thomson were among 22 debutantes presented at the forty-eighth annual Augusta Symphony Guild Cotillion. The event was held Nov. 25 at the Augusta Marriott Hotel & Suites on the river.

Thu, 12/15/2011 - 11:00am

McDuffie County fire personnel continue to investigate the cause of a fire that occurred in Dearing on Dec. 7. At 9:22 p.m.

Thu, 12/15/2011 - 11:00am

At a Dec. 8 meeting, the McDuffie County Board of Education adopted a Special Purpose Sales Tax resolution. In a Nov.

Thu, 12/15/2011 - 10:59am

The Dearing Town Council on Monday approved a budget for 2012 of $171,500.

Thu, 12/15/2011 - 10:58am

The Thomson City Council has confirmed Lamar Fain in the position of supervisor of the wastewater treatment department. The council voted Dec. 8 to make the appointment permanent.

Thu, 12/15/2011 - 10:58am

Are your holidays a time of joy and fun, or are they a time of guilt and high blood glucose levels? Many people who have diabetes debate whether they should eat high-sugar, high-fat foods.

Thu, 12/15/2011 - 10:57am

Dogs like to ride in cars and sniff the wind through an open window. She should have eagerly settled on the back seat without coaxing. As it was, however, I heaved in her front end and then shoved on the back end until she clambered up.

Thu, 12/15/2011 - 10:56am

Georgia's net tax collections for November totaled $1.35 billion, an increase of $88 million over November 2010. Figures were released by Gov. Nathan Deal's office of communications.

Thu, 12/15/2011 - 10:55am

ATLANTA - Either sentencing reform or a wholesale revision of the juvenile code would be a major legislative accomplishment. Together, the two will yield the most significant change in years in how the state treats lawbreakers.

Thu, 12/15/2011 - 10:55am

The Tri-County Retired Educators Association met Nov. 3 in the Georgia Room at White Columns Inn with 33 members and two visitors present. Geraldine Reid, president, called the meeting to order.

Thu, 12/15/2011 - 10:54am

James Davis, of Statesboro, Ga., a fourth-year student in the Mercer University School of Medicine Doctor of Medicine program, is spending four weeks in Thomson assisting Dr. Joel Wills as part of community-based medical training required by Mercer.

Thu, 12/15/2011 - 10:54am

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