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Thomson man killed in Saturday shooting
Thomson Police officers and McDuffie County EMS respond to a shooting at CC's Car Wash on East Hill Street at 6 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 27..
A Warrenton man has been charged with murder in the shooting death of Roosevelt Wendell Demmons on Saturday, Aug. 27.
According to Pat Morgan, GBI special agent in charge of the Region Seven Office in Thomson, Ricquavius Tarver, 22, of Warrenton has been charged with murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.
Shortly before 6 p.m., 911 received a call about shots being fired at CC’s Car Wash on East Hill Street.




‘Strength to Love’ forum educates and empowers community
McDuffie County Sheriff Logan Marshall and GBI Special Agent Carl Murray walk the crowd through the proper behavior at a traffic stop as Bill Doupe’, assistant district attorney for the Toombs Judicial Circuit, and Deshala Dixon-Murray, assistant district attorney in the Augusta District, play driver and passenger.
More than 50 local adults and children gathered at Thomson High School on Aug. 20 for the “Strength to Love” forum.
The forum, sponsored by a coalition of churches and community members, taught strategies to avoid conflict that leads to violence and death and covered topics such as domestic violence, bullying, gang violence and the proper way to act when interacting with law enforcement.




Grand jury indicts 34 for drugs and other crimes
The McDuffie County Grand Jury dealt with possession and possession with the intent to distribute drug cases when it reconvened Aug. 18.
The jury indicted 15 for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and marijuana and four for possession of methamphetamine and marijuana.
They were among the 34 people who received true bill indictments by the Grand Jury in its reconvened session.




LOCAL NEWS
McDuffie County introduces First Tee in elementary schools
City votes to purchase property from Board of Education
Thomson High School implements new safety policy
Farmers State Bank to build new location on Washington Road
Two tractor-trailers collide on interstate
County commission receives $35K insurance check

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SPORTS
Ivery and Poss finalists for Georgia Sports Hall of Fame
Bulldogs dominate Wildcats 45-0
Bucs open new season with 41-14 win over Westminster
Warren County Screaming Devils win season opener
Briarwood starters strong in scrimmage win
Bulldogs scrimmage Grovetown



LIFESTYLES
Events help with Stanphill’s battle
Amcor’s McLatchie talks about her career in manufacturing
Annette Davis: 28 years of success at Farmer’s Furniture
Faith, Hope & Love opens in Thomson
McDuffie County welcomes more than 40 new teachers
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