McDuffie Progress



Quilts of Valor Foundation surprises local dentist
Carroll Hughes, a local retired dentist and Vietnam veteran, was presented with a Quilt of Valor Oct. 16 in recognition of his military service. Sandy Yarbrough, Georgia State Coordinator of the Quilts of Valor Foundation, presented the quilt, a lifetime award, to Hughes as a way to provide comfort and to thank him for his service, sacrifice and valor. The award was given during the Oct. 16 meeting of The Kiwanis Club of Thomson. Assisting Yarbrough in wrapping Hughes in the quilt is the Rev. David Lambert, Kiwanis member and pastor of First Baptist Church in Thomson.
A presentation on the organization that seeks to award Quilts of Valor to military service members and veterans ended in a surprise award to a member of the Kiwanis Club of Thomson on Oct. 16.
Sandy Yarbrough, a Thomson resident and Georgia State Coordinator of the Quilts of Valor Foundation, concluded her keynote address to the club by awarding a Quilt of Valor to Carroll Hughes, a retired Thomson dentist and veteran who served at Kirkland Air Force base in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
The goal of the Quilts of Valor Foundation is to present military service members and veterans touched by war, regardless of conflict, with a quilt of comfort in appreciation and gratitude for their service.




Thomson man dies in wreck with log truck
Emergency crews work to extricate McCorkle from the vehicle following an Oct. 13 collision with a log truck.
A collision in Warren County claimed the life of a Thomson man on Oct. 13.
According to Georgia State Patrol Trooper Daniel McMullen, a red Chevrolet Trailblazer driven by Louis Thomas McCorkle, 74, of Thomson, was traveling west on Macon Highway toward the four-way intersection with Legion Drive at approximately 3:16 p.m. A loaded log truck from Frails Logging driven by Donnie Frails, 54, of Harlem, was stopped at the intersection of Legion Drive and Macon Highway facing south. McCorkle struck the trailer of the truck, overturned and was killed.




Hall found not guilty in Warrenton murder
Martavius Hall
Martavius Hall is not guilty of the murder of Jowonzia Demon Ivey.
That was the verdict from a Warren County Superior Court Jury trying Hall Oct. 2 through Oct. 4 for the July 31, 2016, shooting and death of Ivey, 31, at the intersection of Hudson and Depot streets. Ivey, of the 200 block of Hudson Street in Warrenton, was transported to University McDuffie Hospital where he died.
The jury returned the not guilty verdict Oct. 4.




LOCAL NEWS
OFTC looking to offer more adult education in Warren Co.
Frontage road planned in Warren County
24th Annual Sportsmanís Festival makes move to Career Academy, set for Nov. 11
Eighth graders sign REACH scholarships
Smith Bios Group gives tutorial on how to be more healthy
Sickle cell awareness raised in walk around R.L. Norris track

McDuffie County
SPORTS
1967 State Champion Bulldogs to be celebrated
TMMS softball wins region for third consecutive year
Bulldogs start slow, recover for win over Braves
Bucs top TJ, now face Brentwood for region
Thomson High Lady Dogs win region championship
1967 State Champion Bulldogs to be honored



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Schools receive fire safety education materials
ORION Foundat;on breaks the silence on suicide
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