McDuffie Progress



Hammond, Thompson, Knox and Alfriend win
Andy Knox Sr. and Sarah Alfriend wait for elections returns Tuesday night. Both won
McDuffie County voters elected a new county commissioner, placed two new people on the board of education and elected a new superior court judge on May 24.
There are 14,296 registered voters in McDuffie County with 11,259 active voters. Of those, 4,009 cast ballots in May 24 election. There were 1,640 people who voted during the May 2 to May 20 early voting period.




McDuffie County voters pass education SPLOST
On May 24, McDuffie County voters approved a resolution to reimpose the one-percent sales tax for education, also known as SPLOST.
With a vote of 3,098 to 812, McDuffie County voters passed the one-percent sales tax.




Homestead exemption for seniors passes in McDuffie
The voters of McDuffie County passed a homestead exemption for the senior citizens of McDuffie County on May 24 by a vote of 3,292 to 600.
The bill, sponsored by Barry Fleming and Mack Jackson in the Georgia House of Representatives and Jesse Stone in the Georgia Senate, is called Act 319.




LOCAL NEWS
County Commission awards Wilson, reviews problematic intersection
Warrenton council approves new industrial water rates
City of Thomson offices to close for Memorial Day
McDuffie fifth graders pledge to remain drug-free
McDuffie County Schools to offer summer nutrition program
Tragedy avoided in accident on Thomson Bypass

McDuffie County
SPORTS
Diamond Dogs celebrate season
Baseball camp to sharpen youngsters’ skills
Bulldogs named to all-region team
Black and Gold Game winds up spring practice
Smith to continue coaching Diamond Dogs
Mighty Bucs track team competes at Brentwood



LIFESTYLES
Keeping hooves happy is farrier Mitchell’s job
McDuffie retires 15 faculty and staff
Troosie’s on the Square celebrates ribbon cutting
Smith wins Relay for Life basket
Long-time McDuffie educator reflects on hall of fame career
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