McDuffie Progress



Local area offers several events for Christmas season
Bryce and Aiden Moss gaze at the Christmas tree at the 2016 Thomson tree lighting. The 2017 tree lighting will be Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. at the Depot.
The holiday season will be in full swing soon as community Christmas events edge closer.
The events begin with a Nov. 25 Christmas Parade and festival in Gibson from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. around the Peebles House. Food and craft vendors will be present and the parade will begin at 11 a.m. Christmas events continue with tree lightings in Thomson on Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. at the Thomson Depot and on Dec. 1 at 6 p.m. at the at the Dearing walking track.




Thomson police nab two for robbing man of money and jeans


Two Thomson men who allegedly robbed another man of money and a pair of jeans at gunpoint in early November have been arrested.
The Thomson Police Department and the McDuffie County Sheriff’s Office arrested Victor J. Franklin Jr., 29, and Jabarius R. Parks, 21, on Thursday, Nov. 16, for the Nov. 5 robbery of Reginald Johnson at 11:30 p.m.




South Carolina woman being held after Sunday morning stabbing of Thomson man
Ashia M. Smith
Ongoing domestic issues between a Thomson man and a South Carolina woman resulted in an alleged stabbing early Sunday morning.
McDuffie County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the 100 block of Rivers Circle at approximately 3:49 a.m., Nov. 19 to find Franquandreze D. Griffin, 23, with a knife wound to the stomach and to the left arm. He was treated by McDuffie County EMS at the scene and transported to Doctors Hospital in Augusta.
Ashia M. Smith, 23, of Warrenville, South Carolina, the girlfriend, was named as the aggressor and she was taken into custody at the scene. Smith was transported to the McDuffie County Sheriff's Office Detention Center where she is being held pending changes, said Major Ronnie Williamson. The incident in being investigated.




LOCAL NEWS
Jody Hice visits local area, unveils historical displays
DA office launches circuitwide website
Dearing man dies in dump truck accident
Warren County offers emergency notification system
Thomson Fire Department receives new rating
Operation Christmas Child kicks off in McDuffie Co.

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SPORTS
Dogs defeat Panthers in overtime: face Titans in third round
Youth football team wins championships in first year
Stadler makes Border Bowl V
Bulldog players well represented on team lists
Briarwood Bucs fall to Memorial Day 27-20
Bulldogs shoot down Eagles in first playoff game



LIFESTYLES
Thomson Fire Rescue raises money for area hospital
Local nonprofits help those in need, especially during the holiday season
Bulldog head cook Brenda Key retiring after 21 years
Morris recounts more than 50 years in horse business
United Way kicks off fundraising campaign in McDuffie
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