McDuffie Progress



Corley and Whittle qualify for council seat
The City of Thomson has announced that two people qualified to fill the city council seat that opened as a result of the death of Benjamin Blasingame.



Warren County Superior Court holds bench trials
Warren County Superior Court Judge Harold Hinesley heard guilty pleas from several offenders during Dec. 11 bench trials.
Many of the cases included misdemeanor charges and the offenders who pleaded guilty in these cases received penalties varying from probation to fines and community service hours.
Other cases involved felonies such as the case of Edward Curry who was originally arrested in September 2016 and charged with felony sexual battery on a child under the age of 16.




Gibson named Thomson firefighter of the year
Bubba Gibson is shown with TFR Chief John Thigpen and Deputy Chief Bryan Rogers.
Bubba Gibson, a firefighter with 31 years of service to Thomson Fire Rescue, is the department’s 2017 Firefighter of the Year.
Gibson was named top firefighter during Thomson Fire Rescue’s Christmas Dinner on Dec. 9.




LOCAL NEWS
County approves $26.9 million budget, includes cost of living increase for county employees
Local mission group donates to DFACS
Thomson High students honor cancer patients with quilts
Child Advocacy Center celebrates grand opening at Thomson location
Thomson jewelry store celebrates 30 years in business
Reports of counterfeit bills surface in Thomson

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SPORTS
Bulldogs defeat Tigers and Screaming Devils
Dearing man wins hog calling competition
Briarwood Academy faces Augusta Christian, John Hancock
Lady Dogs take two wins
Briarwood Academy basketball kicks off 2017-18 season
Lady Dogs best Warren County



LIFESTYLES
TMMS’ Taylor nominated for national education award
McLamb receives Quilt of Valor from Thomson quilt guild
THS NJROTC receives first-ever ‘Bravo Zulu’ award
Four Way Farm provides solace for horses
Thomson Fire Rescue raises money for area hospital
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