McDuffie Progress



Charities receive proceeds from T-Town Shopper program
Julie Kennedy, of the Boys and Girls Club, Corie Johnson, of the Family Y, and Blake Matthews, of Manna, are flanked by the Thomson-McDuffie Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors after they were presented checks from the proceeds of the T-Town Shopper program.
Three organizations are the recipients of the community’s willingness to shop locally.
The Thomson Chapter of the Boys and Girls Club, the Family Y and Manna, Inc. received residuals from residents participation in the T-Town Shopper Program, the chamber of commerce’s project to get people to shop at home and invest in the community.
Representatives of the three organizations were presented checks May 20 at the conclusion of the Thomson-McDuffie Chamber of Commerce’s monthly board meeting.




Seniors celebrate the Older Americans Month
Naomi Edmunds (seated) shares a hug with Merlinda Hill after being awarded a gift basket that honored for the oldest senior in attendance during the Older American Month Celebration.
Merlinda Hill presents Louis C. Graziano with a plaque as he is recognized as the Senior Citizen of the Year.
Western wear, including neckerchiefs and bandanas, badges, song and a bunch of howdy-dos and yee-haws were the illustrations behind the celebration that expressed gratitude and support of the community’s senior members on Friday, May 22.




School budget to come in at $37.7 million
The McDuffie County Board of Education has tentatively approved a budget of more than $37 million for fiscal year 2016.
The board tentatively approved the $37,702,476 budget during its May 14 meeting and is expected to give final approval in the June 25 meeting.




LOCAL NEWS
New Norris Elementary to be completed by December
Blevins and Graziano are Senior Citizens of the Year
Edwards resigns McDuffie EMS director position
Student caught with gun at Thomson High School
Motorcycle rider injured after hitting truck Friday afternoon
Man cut stepping between arguing women

McDuffie County
SPORTS
Players showcased in black and gold game
Johnson receives scholarship to Georgia Highlands
Briarwood captures state golf title
Jake Brooks selected as scholar athlete
Thomson Diamond Dogs second in the region
Thomson High School banquet goes beyond sports



LIFESTYLES
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
Medical services offered at May 2 health fair
Ritchie-Cowart announce engagement
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