McDuffie Progress



Thomson man displaced after fire
Firefighters work to put out the blaze at a home in the 700 block of Pine Lane Drive in the early morning hours of Jan. 15.
The Thomson Fire Rescue responded to a call about a house fire at a residence in the 700 block of Pine Lane Drive at approximately 2:57 a.m. on Jan. 15. When the fire department arrived, the back portion of the home was fully involved.
The resident of the home, Brian Hobbs, 29, a long-time employee of The McDuffie Progress, was able to get out of the home, but he was transported to Doctors Hospital’s Joseph M. Still Burn Center due to several burns.




Thomson native to hunt fugitives in reality series on CBS
Griff Garrison
A former Thomson resident, who has history of hunting criminals, will continue the pursuits more peacefully when he appears in CBS’ “Hunted.”
Walter “Griff” Garrison is one of 18 hunters in a new show that will begin Sunday night.
Garrison, a former homicide investigator with Richmond County who moved to Destin, Florida, in recent weeks, is teamed with John “Buck” Smith, a former chief inspector with the U.S. Marshals Office.




Thomson family loses large portion of home after fire
Firefighters work to open up a hole in the eave of the roof to help fight the fire in the Johns Road home.
Thomson Fire Rescue and McDuffie County Fire/EMS responded to a house fire at 405 Johns Road on Sunday morning.
Thomson Fire Rescue received a call at approximately 11:11 a.m. on Jan. 15 for a house fire in the 400 block of Johns Road.
The Zorn family, Chris and Nichole Zorn and their two children, were home at the time of the fire. They were able to get out of the home safely and call 911.
The Thomson crew called for mutual aid with McDuffie County Fire/EMS for help with man power to fight the fire.




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