McDuffie Progress



Multiple accidents slow interstate traffic for miles
McDuffie County law enforcement, firefighters and EMS were on Interstate 20 for much of the afternoon on July 1 responding to accident scenes involving two motorcycles and six vehicles.
The westbound accidents occurred between exits 175 and 172 in McDuffie County and backed up and slowed traffic for miles.




Couple injured in motorcycle crash on I-20
McDuffie County firefighters prepare to lift the wrecked motorcycle following a 12:18 p.m. accident on Interstate 20 Wednesday, July 1.
A Mississippi couple riding a motorcycle through McDuffie County was seriously injured after crashing onto the roadway Wednesday.
First responders were dispatched to the wreck on Interstate 20 westbound, near exit 175 at 12:18 p.m.
McDuffie County Sheriff’s Office deputies, McDuffie County EMS, McDuffie County Fire Rescue Service and the Georgia State Patrol scrambled because it was first thought that a car had hit a motorcycle and that there were numerous injuries.




Fireworks at the lake start Friday at ‘dark-thirty’
On Friday, July 3 fireworks are returning to Clarks Hill Lake in Thomson for the 25th year and it is proported to be the biggest show yet, set to be an approximately 18-minute long celebration in honor of America’s 239th birthday and a quarter century of fireworks.



LOCAL NEWS
Thomson teen dies in Friday crash
Thigpen new assistant chief for Thomson Fire Department
Warren County to resurface 10 miles of roads
Gunman tries to rob Long John Silver’s
Family Y holds fundraiser for Texas flood victims
Police request assistance in identifying man who took thousands from Sprint

McDuffie County
SPORTS
Briarwood summer softball league
Robert Sapp Baseball Camp returns to Thomson
Ohana Karate brings home more gold
Jones named to Georgia All-State baseball team
Thomson High School hosts baseball camp
Players showcased in black and gold game



LIFESTYLES
Ruczko-Madsen unite in marriage
Hogue-Hood announce engagement
Haywood Calls: making memories one call at a time
Joyce Shurling, a familiar face at THS for over four decades
Donations to local ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ top 4,000 pounds
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