McDuffie Progress



Milburn welcomed as new clerk of McDuffie Co.
The McDuffie County Commission and County leaders welcomed Nikki Milburn to the position as McDuffie County Clerk during the July 18 session. Milburn began working with the commission July 17. With Milburn, who is shown in the center, are Commissioners Bill Jopling, Sammie Wilson Sr., Charlie Newton; Ruthie Thomas, director of human resources; Pam Workman, finance director; and David Crawley, county manager.
Individuals calling McDuffie County to conduct business will be greeted by a new voice.
Austin Lamar “Nikki” Milburn became county clerk July 17 and was appointed and welcomed to the position during the County Commission’s July 18 session.
A 2004 graduate of Thomson School and a 2011 graduate of Troy State University, Milburn spent the last five years working for CSRA Probation.




Local volunteers pack 10,000 meals for the world’s hungry
The photo shows a group of the youngest volunteers standing with the packed meals in their shipping boxes on the truck.
With cohesiveness and a burning desire to help end world hunger, 59 volunteers from a local church’s Vacation Bible School packaged 10,152 meals in 61 minutes.
Thomson First United Methodist Church made the international Rise Against Hunger its mission project and on July 16, the adults and children had a hunger meal packing event to benefit the needy of developing countries or to assist the hungry in areas of disaster.




Early-morning fire destroys Cobbham Rd. home
The flames above burned a home in the 3600 block of Cobbham Road on July 23.
A McDuffie County family is without a home after an early-morning fire destroyed their residence.
McDuffie County dispatch received a call at approximately 11:10 p.m. on July 23 for a possible structure fire at 3675 Cobbham Road. The occupants said the home was filling up with smoke.




LOCAL NEWS
Local officials give tips for beating the heat
Local woman meets 33-year penpal for first time
Man charged with statutory rape following GBI investigation
Thomson High School registration set for July 24-27
Precision Waste sells to Advanced Disposal
Wheeler Ace Hardware hosts ribbon cutting

McDuffie County
SPORTS
Thomson High Bulldogs preparing for 2017 season
Three more athletic contributors to be honored on Brickyard Wall of Fame
Tournament honoring Widener a huge success
INFECTION 2 to become viral in CSRA
Hunting and fishing license fees increased July 1
Tournament to celebrate Drake Widener’s legacy



LIFESTYLES
Beautifying Belle Meade Country Club to honor founders
Augusta Warrior Project offers help to local veterans
Clinic returns to provide free dental care to Thomson-McDuffie citizens
Dive Pirates gives all divers chance to experience sport
Garden gives a wide variety of opportunities for seniors
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