McDuffie County Newswire

McDuffie County Newswire

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for McDuffie County, GA.

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  1. Mrs. Hilda Avalon StallingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 21 | Griffin Daily News

    Mrs. Stallings was born on October 24, 1926 in Birmingham, Alabama. She is preceded in death by her parents, Mark Doster Humphrey and Arlie Mae Williamson Humphrey; her husband of 55 years, Mabry Francis Stallings, Sr., sisters, Norma Basmajian, Connie Dickenson; brother, Mark Humphrey.

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  2. GBI arrests wife for Willoughby murderRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 21 | The McDuffie Progress

    ... Harlem. Willoughby has been charged with malice murder, felony murder and aggravated assault and is in the McDuffie County Jail. A McDuffie County Grand Jury indicted Willoughby on June 13. Superior Court Judge Britt Hammond signed an arrest warrant ...

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  3. Augusta Highway accident kills Dearing womanRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 21 | The McDuffie Progress

    A single-vehicle accident claimed the life of a Dearing woman on June 15. According to Georgia State Patrol Trooper First Class David Osborne, a Dodge Ram 1500 pickup driven by Sherri M. Cooper, 58, of Dearing, was traveling eastbound near the 4400 block of Augusta Highway. Osborne said for an unknown reason Cooper exited the north side of the roadway, striking a mailbox before traveling into a large ditch and striking a wooden utility pole.

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  4. Band booster officers among 52 indicted by grand juryRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 21 | The McDuffie Progress

    The two people charged with embezzling money from the Thomson High School Band Boosters and the three individuals who were charged with racketeering after stealing wreckers from three paint and body shops in Thomson were among the 52 people indicted by a McDuffie County Grand Jury, Tuesday, June 13. The jury also indicted four people for murder and others for robbery, burglary, identity theft, armed robbery, assault and crimes related to possessing various quantities of marijuana, methamphetamine and other controlled substances. Jackson Smallwood Jr., former president of the Thomson Band Boosters, and Dawn Thomas, former band booster treasurer, were indicted by the jury for theft by taking.

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  5. Harlem dive shop celebrates one-year anniversaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 21 | The McDuffie Progress

    Bubbles or Not celebrated one year in business with a ribbon cutting. Shown are owners Rob and Rose Bennett as well as staff including Tara McNaylor.

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  6. The long and winding road...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 21 | The McDuffie Progress

    ... as DaFireman, While the official word came almost at the end of May, Brewer had resigned positions with McDuffie County E911, where he was a 911 dispatcher and the Thomson Fire Rescue Service, where he was an engineer. 'I've been a member of TFR for ...

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  7. District attorney's office gearing up to help resolve unsolved murder ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 21 | The McDuffie Progress

    ... Marie Johnson. The Toombs Judicial Circuit is gearing up to help law enforcement solve cold murder cases in McDuffie County and elsewhere in the circuit. District Attorney William 'Bill' Doupe recently said in addition to prosecuting crimes already ...

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  8. 3.0 magnitude earthquake shakes Georgia cityRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 20 | Athens Banner-Herald

    Augusta residents felt tremors this morning at about 11:15 a.m. According to earthquake.usgs.gov, a 3.0 magnitude earthquake was located 6 kilometers southwest of Augusta. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake was 14.9 kilometers deep and felt as far away as Aiken, S.C., and Dearing, Ga.

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  9. Tharpe receives Good Samaritan Youth Hero AwardRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 15 | The McDuffie Progress

    Walker Tharpe, a Thomson native, received an award for his efforts to take over the Kajukenfu Budo Kai Kenpo Karate School at Thomson's Y130 after the passing of Shihan John Pereda. Walker Tharpe, a 2017 graduate from Thomson High School, recently won the Good Samaritan Youth Hero Award from the American Red Cross.

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  10. NAMI Thomson celebrates 10 years of supporting people with mental illnessRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 15 | The McDuffie Progress

    Precious Wiley, Yolanda Hixson-Smalley and Vera Helen McCladdie received certificates of appreciation for their 10 years of service to NAMI Thomson June 12. The support and recovery group celebrated its 10th anniversary and a party was held at Watson-Brown. A hidden gem that supports people dealing with mental health issues has existed in Thomson for 10 years.

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  11. McDuffie Co. Schools host first annual STEM campRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 15 | The McDuffie Progress

    ... Jayden James, DJ Brown and Brittany Curry. They are shooting off gliders they created during the camp. McDuffie County Schools hosted its first ever STEM camp for middle and high schools students in June. The camp, which ran from June 5 through June ...

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  12. Planning commission approves zoning change for old Badcock buildingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 15 | The McDuffie Progress

    The planning commission approved rezoning the old Badcock building to heavy industrial to pave the way for a Minnesota steel company to come to McDuffie County.. A new industry moving to McDuffie County is one step closer to becoming reality.

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  13. GBI makes arrest in Willoughby murderRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 14 | The McDuffie Progress

    ... Harlem. Willoughby has been charged with malice murder, felony murder and aggravated assault and is in the McDuffie County Jail. A McDuffie County Grand Jury indicted Willoughby on June 13. Superior Court Judge Bret Hammond signed an arrest warrant ...

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  14. Atkins arrested for agg. assault, many other chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 7 | The McDuffie Progress

    A Warrenton man who allegedly shot at his nephew four times and threatened to beat up his mother shortly before midnight May 31 is in the McDuffie County Jail. The Warren County Sheriff's Office arrested David C. Atkins, 63, of the 3600 block of Ansley Road, after he allegedly fired a shotgun at his nephew, fired at deputies and waved the shotgun around.

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  15. Early-morning fire destroys local churchRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 7 | The McDuffie Progress

    An early-morning fire destroyed a long-standing church in McDuffie County. The United House of Prayer for All People, located in the 3000 block of Ellington Airline Road, caught fire at approximately 3:00 a.m. on May 31. According to Glenn Allen, spokesperson for Insurance and Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgins, the fire call came into the McDuffie County Dispatch at approximately 3:07 a.m. from the alarm company.

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  16. McDuffie groups join in on rock painting trendRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 7 | The McDuffie Progress

    If you have seen painted rocks around McDuffie County and are wondering what they are, you can thank Fun Rocks McDuffie and McDuffie Rocks. McDuffie Rocks, created by Carla and Stephen Weeks, currently has more than 300 members on Facebook.

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  17. McDuffie County Fire and EMS partners with National Weather Service to collect rain dataRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 7 | The McDuffie Progress

    McDuffie County Assistant EMS Director Kay Lord and McDuffie County Fire and EMS Chief Stephen Sewell assist Doug Anderson of the National Weather Service in Columbia, South Carolina, in erecting a rain gauge at the county fire station. The headquarters of McDuffie Fire and EMS became a partner with the National Weather Service on June 5. The National Weather Service in Columbia, South Carolina, erected a rain gauge as a cooperative weather observation station at the fire department to help the service acquire more accurate rain data.

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  18. Brick City Bulldogs offers Pop Warner teamsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 7 | The McDuffie Progress

    Local children will have a new opportunity for football and cheer thanks to Brick City Bulldogs. The team, which will be part of the East Georgia Pop Warner organization, is headed by Jonathan Ringer and Hiawasse James.

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  19. LaVeta's Guardians seeks to help newly diagnosed cancer patients, seeks donationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 7 | The McDuffie Progress

    LaVeta Grant has told her story at several different events to help raise awareness of breast cancer and all cancers. A local woman's battle with breast cancer led her to create a charity for newly diagnosed cancer patients.

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  20. GBI arrests probation officer for sexual assaultRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 2 | The McDuffie Progress

    An Augusta man has been arrested and charged for alleged sexual contact with one of his probationers. Melvin Eugene Williams, 44, of the 2600 block of Clarkston Court in Augusta, was arrested Wednesday, May 31 after he turned himself in to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and was transported to the McDuffie County Jail.

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