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• Liquor store robbery suspects caught

McDuffie Progress: The McDuffie County Sheriff's Office said that a lone man entered the liquor store, at 1713 Harrison Road in Thomson, on June 10 and robbed the clerk at gunpoint, but an investigation revealed two others involved in the crime. According to Major Ronnie ...

Zoning for Hollander plant approved

McDuffie Progress: The planning commission has sent a recommendation to the McDuffie County Commission to rezone 60 acres on state highway 150, less than one mile from I-20, for the location of Hollander Sleep Products, a bedding company, which will employ ...

Raysville reopens

McDuffie Progress: Bruce and Gloria Thompson opened the new store/tackle shop on July 1 to coincide with the Fourth of July festivities and to serve the multitude of people visiting Thurmond Lake's Little River in McDuffie County over the summer and throughout the year ...

• Leadership McDuffie celebrates community involvement

McDuffie Progress: In the culmination of a six-month program of learning about all McDuffie County has to offer, the 17 members of Leadership McDuffie's Class of 2014 graduated June 5 during a celebration dinner at the Thomson Depot. The program focuses on leadership ...

The Brickyard to gain wall of fame

McDuffie Progress: "Although it's not a requirement of the board to take action on this I think it would be a good show of support if it did," said McDuffie County School Superintendent Jim LeBrun at a board meeting on June 19. "I think it's a fabulous idea." The board ...

LeBrun sole finalist for Ware County job

McDuffie Progress: Exactly two weeks after being named one of two finalists for the Peach County superintendent position, current McDuffie County School Superintendent Jim LeBrun was named as the sole finalist for the Ware County superintendent position at a called board ...

• Manufacturing and distribution center coming to McDuffie

McDuffie Progress: The Development Authority of McDuffie County and the City of Thomson have announced that Hollander Sleep Products, Inc. has decided to locate their new 208,000-square-foot manufacturing and distribution center in Stone Business Park, located north of ...

• Area youth make McDuffie County a mission field

McDuffie Progress: Normally a person wanting to help those less fortunate goes away on a mission trip, but McDuffie County youth twist it around every year and stay home. From June 2-5, McDuffie County became a mission field as 103 youth, from sixth to 12th grade, ...

LeBrun a finalist for Peach County job

McDuffie Progress: McDuffie County Schools Superintendent Jim Lebrun was named as one of two finalists for the superintendent position in Peach County, according to the school district's website. LeBrun, whose contract does not end until July of 2015, was named as one of ...

• Votes unchanged in BOE District 3 recount

McDuffie Progress: The votes for the three candidates who vied for a seat on the McDuffie County Board of Education remains unchanged. The McDuffie County Board of Elections performed a recount of the ballots in District 3 at 12:30 p.m., May 29. Election officials re ...
- • School system honors retirees with reception
- Ann Whitaker finds retirement joy in jewelry making
- New White Oak Street Park is open
- • City leaders considering apartment complex proposals
- Votes to be recounted in Board of Education District 3 el...
- • Votes to be recounted in Board of Education District ...
- Car crosses centerline and causes crash
- • Hopkins wins school board District 7
- Dignitaries visit Thomson
- • Hospital construction passes milestone
- • Firefighters respond to swaying canopy

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Candidates sought for Zephyrhills city manager post

Tbo.com: Strickland also lined up Mayor Gene Whitfield, former Mayor Cliff McDuffie and former Councilman Clyde Bracknell to serve as a screening committee to vet applicants and send a short list of top candidates to the city council. Council members praised ...

• Liquor store robbery suspects caught

McDuffie Progress: The McDuffie County Sheriff's Office said that a lone man entered the liquor store, at 1713 Harrison Road in Thomson, on June 10 and robbed the clerk at gunpoint, but an investigation revealed two others involved in the crime. According to Major Ronnie ...

Midlands Fatherhood Coalition opens in Aiken County

Aiken Standard: STAFF PHOTO BY DEDE BILES Katie Morgan of the South Carolina Department of Social Services, from left, Patricia Littlejohn of the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families, Aiken City Council member Gail Diggs and Angela McDuffie of the Midlands ...

Brenda McDuffie elected ECIDA chair

For the first time in its history, the Erie County Industrial Development Agency will have a female serving as its chairperson. Brenda McDuffie, Buffalo Urban League president and CEO, was unanimously elected agency chair by her fellow board of ...

Effingham fire investigator had work waiting on him

Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie said Effingham County has been seeing more and more arson cases recently. The Effingham Sheriff's Office had seven open cases waiting for Mealor's expertise. Having someone on staff full-time to investigate the fires will be much ...

Small price for fishing license aids local wildlife management; fishing without license costly in Georgia

From July 1, 2013 through June 30 of this year, 757 people statewide and 26 in the Augusta area have been caught fishing without a license.

Two Bergen County men sentenced in Nutley burglaries, high-speed car chase

Two Bergen County men charged with burglarizing two Nutley homes and leading police on a high-speed car chase into Passaic County were each given the maximum prison sentence allowed by a judge on Friday.

McDuffie to become chairwoman of ECIDA

Brenda W. McDuffie highly praised. Brenda W. McDuffie, the Buffalo Urban League’s president and chief executive officer, is expected to be named the new chairwoman of the Erie County Industrial Development Agency next week.

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7-year-old McDuffie County boy drowns in pond

Online Athens: THOMSON, Ga | A 7-year-old McDuffie County boy is dead after being found unresponsive Wednesday afternoon in a nearby pond. Pat Morgan, a special agent of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation office in Thomson, said family members reported Jeremiah ...

7-year-old McDuffie County boy drowns in pond

A 7-year-old McDuffie County boy is dead after being found unresponsive Wednesday afternoon in a nearby pond. Pat Morgan, a special agent of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation office in Thomson, said family members reported Jeremiah Parker-Ngoy ...

7-year-old McDuffie County boy drowns in pond

A 7-year-old McDuffie County boy is dead after being found unresponsive Wednesday afternoon in a nearby pond.

MCDUFFIE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION..

McDuffie County School Superintendent Resigns To Take Another Job

WJBF-TV: ... County, Georgia. LeBrun is the only candidate for the Ware County job, but is in a 14 day, state-mandated waiting period, according to WTHO. The McDuffie County Board of Education is expected to name an interim superintendent at its meeting next week.

• Votes unchanged in BOE District 3 recount

McDuffie Progress: The votes for the three candidates who vied for a seat on the McDuffie County Board of Education remains unchanged. The McDuffie County Board of Elections performed a recount of the ballots in District 3 at 12:30 p.m., May 29. Election officials re ...

Votes to be recounted in Board of Education District 3 election

McDuffie Progress: A candidate who sought election to the District 3 seat on the McDuffie County Board of Education has asked for a recount of the votes in the May 20 election. James Taylor, who was one of three seeking the position, requested a recount on Tuesday.

• Votes to be recounted in Board of Education District 3 election

McDuffie Progress: A candidate who sought election to the District 3 seat on the McDuffie County Board of Education has asked for a recount of the votes in the May 20 election. James Taylor, who was one of three seeking the position, requested a recount on Tuesday.

MOBILE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT..

Mobile County Health Department pilot recovering at USA Medical Center after

al.com: ... Bernard Eichold, Health Officer for the Mobile County Health Department. "We're also grateful no one on the ground was injured." The twin-engine plane came to a stop on property owned by the Alabama State Port Authority on McDuffie Island, just ...

Mobile County Health Department pilot recovering at USA Medical Center after crash landing near McDuffie Coal Terminal

The man, who has not yet been identified, may have been an employee of the Mobile County Health Department spraying for mosquitoes when the plane somehow crash landed shortly before 7p.m., said Steve Huffman, spokesman for the Mobile Fire-Rescue Department.

MCDUFFIE COUNTY SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT..

The Brickyard to gain wall of fame

McDuffie Progress: "Although it's not a requirement of the board to take action on this I think it would be a good show of support if it did," said McDuffie County School Superintendent Jim LeBrun at a board meeting on June 19. "I think it's a fabulous idea." The board ...

LeBrun sole finalist for Ware County job

McDuffie Progress: Exactly two weeks after being named one of two finalists for the Peach County superintendent position, current McDuffie County School Superintendent Jim LeBrun was named as the sole finalist for the Ware County superintendent position at a called board ...

• School system honors retirees with reception

McDuffie Progress: McDuffie County School Superintendent Jim LeBrun and the school system honored the retirees for 2014 during the annual retirement reception on May 29 at the Thomson High School cafeteria. "Thank you for your sacrifice and your many years for making ...

IN MCDUFFIE COUNTY..

Raysville reopens

McDuffie Progress: Bruce and Gloria Thompson opened the new store/tackle shop on July 1 to coincide with the Fourth of July festivities and to serve the multitude of people visiting Thurmond Lake's Little River in McDuffie County over the summer and throughout the year ...

Crash claims 1 in McDuffie County

A late afternoon accident in McDuffie County on Monday involving a log truck and an SUV claimed the life of a Glascock County man. McDuffie county coroner Foster Wylie said 21-year-old Nicholas Turnow, of 779 Griffin Street in Gibson, was killed in the ...

New White Oak Street Park is open

McDuffie Progress: The need for another park in McDuffie County has been shored up by the crowds of people flocking to the new facility at White Oak Road and Ellington Avenue in the evenings and on the weekend. Bob Howard, director of the county's Recreation & Leisure ...

UPDATE | Multiple injured in McDuffie County accident

WRDW-TV: (WRDW) -- A two-vehicle accident injured multiple people in McDuffie County, the fire department said. The accident happened at 10:30 a.m. on the 1900 block of Warrenton Highway near Shaw Industries. Michelle Milford, 58, was driving a Chrysler and ...

Overturned 18 wheeler blocks traffic on I-20 westbound

Officials responded to an accident on I-20 near mile marker 167 in McDuffie County involving an 18 wheeler.

Crash claims 1 in McDuffie County

A late afternoon accident in McDuffie County on Monday involving a log truck and an SUV claimed the life of a Glascock County man.

7 year old boy drowns in McDuffie County

A 7 year old autistic boy has died after drowning in a pond in McDuffie County.

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