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  1. Fireworks at the lake start Friday at 'dark-thirty'Read the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | The McDuffie Progress

    On Friday, July 3 fireworks are returning to Clarks Hill Lake in Thomson for the 25th year and it is proported to be the biggest show yet, set to be an approximately 18-minute long celebration in honor of America's 239th birthday and a quarter century of fireworks. The fireworks were purchased with donations from citizens of the community to the Friends of Clarks Hill Lake.

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  2. I-20 westbound shut down at mile marker 175 for accidentRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | WRDW-TV Augusta

    The crash happened near mile marker 175 towards Thomson, according to the Columbia County Twitter page.

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  3. Deadly car accident in McDuffie CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 27 | WRDW-TV Augusta

    ... und lane. The pickup struck the driver side door with its front end. The driver of the Sorento, Kori Penna, 17, from Thomson was fatally injured.

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  4. Thomson teen dies in Friday crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 26 | The McDuffie Progress

    A 17-year old Thomson teenager was killed in a two-vehicle collision at approximately 5:15 p.m. Friday, June 26 at Old Milledgeville Road and Wrens Highway. Warren County Deputy Coroner Sandy Yelton confirmed that Kori Elaine Penna, of the 2500 block of Fish Dam Road, died in the crash between the Kia Sorento she was driving and a Ford F250 pickup. 2 comments

  5. Robert Sapp Baseball Camp returns to ThomsonRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 26 | The McDuffie Progress

    The Robert Sapp Baseball and Softball Camp came to Thomson for the 35th time on Monday, June 22 on the fields at the Sweetwater Recreation Facilities.The camp's main purpose is to instill the fundamentals of the game into the young players. 'We work on all the facets of the game,' camp instructor, Donald Wheeler, explained.

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  6. Thigpen new assistant chief for Thomson Fire DepartmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 26 | The McDuffie Progress

    A Thomson firefighter who was promoted to lieutenant in 2014 has been named Assistant Fire Chief for the Thomson Fire Rescue Service.

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  7. Former solid waste director challenges firingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 26 | The McDuffie Progress

    ... 21 commission meeting. McDuffie County operates a solid waste transfer station at Mesena and Tankersley roads in Thomson, which was headed by Clauson. The county has been working to restructure the transfer station's operations and collections to ...

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  8. Local worshipers show solidarity with S.C. churchRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 26 | The McDuffie Progress

    Pastors from across Thomson hold hands to show solidarity and connection with the people in Charleston and at Emanuel A.M.E. Church. Pictured at Matthew Ward, Erwin Veale.

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  9. Former jailer sentenced to 12 years for sexual assaultRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 26 | The McDuffie Progress

    The former McDuffie County jailer and Thomson firefighter who was arrested for sexual assault against a female inmate pleaded guilty Tuesday, June 23 and was sentenced to 12 years, with eight to serve in jail. Ron Cody was charged for the Jan. 21, 2014 for sexual contact with in inmate at the McDuffie County jail and for violating the oath of a public officer.

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  10. Penn State offers a pair of 2018 prospects; four-star 2017 DT to visit: recruiting roundupRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 18 | PennLive.com

    ... 2018 corner, 5-foot-11, 171 pound talent Christian Tutt, now has 10 offers before he begins his sophomore year at Thomson, Ga., High. The other offered 2018 prospects include Virginia running back Ricky Slade, Ohio running back Jaelen Gill, Central ...

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  11. Gunman tries to rob Long John Silver'sRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 18 | The McDuffie Progress

    The Long John Silver's, located at 1589 Washington Road, in Thomson, that a man unsuccessfully attempted to rob on June 14. A man brandishing a gun tried to rob a local eatery Sunday night but was halted from getting away with the restaurant's revenue because the money drop had been made prior to his arrival. The African-American man walked into the Long John Silver's Restaurant, at 1589 Washington Road, in Thomson, shortly before 10:15 p.m., June 14 with a gun and demanded money from an employee at the counter, said McDuffie County Sheriff's Office Major Ronnie Williamson.

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  12. Family Y holds fundraiser for Texas flood victimsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 12 | The McDuffie Progress

    Shown at the Family Y in Thomson are Tyler Shelton, Togetherhood coordinator; Corie Johnson, Y program director; and employee, Jennifer Harris. The Family Y in Thomson is kicking off the Togetherhood Program.

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  13. McDuffie Museum promotes history of the area at I-20 visitor's centerRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 11 | The McDuffie Progress

    ... llie McTell LPs, civil war artifacts, books onTom Watson and George McDuffie, a Jake McCord painting, the History of Thomson plaques and 1937 Masters post cards.

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  14. Thomson High School hosts baseball campRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 11 | The McDuffie Progress

    The Thomson High School baseball coaches hosted a week-long summer camp for children aged six through 12. In all, approximately 36 enthusiastic young players attended this years camp. THS holds two youth camps every year, one during the summer and one in the winter.

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  15. Players showcased in black and gold gameRead the original story w/Photo

    May 22, 2015 | The McDuffie Progress

    The future of football in Thomson was on display May 16 as ninth graders and varsity players showcased their talents in the annual Black and Gold game. Coaches were able to see the strengths and weaknesses of the players who will be on the Thomson High School roster for the upcoming football season.

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  16. Crews searching Lake Thurmond for missing jet skierRead the original story w/Photo

    May 21, 2015 | WTOC-TV Savannah

    Christopher Lee Harper, 43, was circling his jet ski around in the water and never returned, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. Harper is a respiratory therapist at University Hospital in Thomson.

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  17. More People Die on Private Jets Than Flying CommercialRead the original story w/Photo

    May 15, 2015 | Bloomberg

    At about 2 a.m. on Feb. 20, 2013, private jet pilot Richard Trammell woke up in Greenwood, S.C., and drove an hour to Thomson, Ga., to prepare for a short flight to Nashville, where his client, a vascular surgeon, was scheduled to see patients. Trammell tried to sleep in Nashville but, as his mobile phone records would show, the longest break between text or calls was an hour and five minutes.

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  18. Edwards resigns McDuffie EMS director positionRead the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2015 | The McDuffie Progress

    ... search warrant arrived at the EMS offices at the rear of the Old University McDuffie Hospital on West Hill Street in Thomson. County officials say they were not provided any details about the visit or the investigation. According to McDuffie County ...

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  19. Homeland Security searches EMS office at former hospital in ThomsonRead the original story w/Photo

    May 6, 2015 | The McDuffie Progress

    McDuffie County officials have confirmed that federal agents descended on the McDuffie County Emergency Medical Service today. Shortly after 1 p.m. Homeland Security agents, armed with a search warrant, arrived at the EMS offices located at the rear of the Old University McDuffie Hospital on West Hill Street in Thomson.

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  20. Love's Opens Its First CNG Site in GeorgiaRead the original story w/Photo

    May 5, 2015 | CSP

    Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores has opened its first compressed natural gas fueling location in Georgia, to serve one of the country's largest trucking firms, Werner Enterprises. The Love's Travel Stop in Thomson, Ga., now features in-lane fast-fill CNG, which enables a driver to fill a 100-gallon-equivalent tank in 10 minutes or less.

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