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Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013

School bus driver gets DUI

THOMSON -- A bus driver in Glascock County has been placed on leave pending a legal investigation.
By Donna Stillinger

Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013

McDuffie murder trial set

The trial of a Dearing man accused in the 2011 slaying of his ex-wife who was dragged several miles after her death is scheduled for mid-January.
By Donna Stillinger

Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013

Fatal I-20 crash victims identified

WARRENTON, Ga. -- Two men were killed and westbound traffic on I-20 restricted after a Saturday morning accident near the Ridge Road overpass.
By Donna Stillinger

Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013

Pilots who survived Vein Guys crash file suits

Two pilots who survived a fiery plane crash that killed five Vein Guys staff members have filed suit against the city of Thomson, McDuffie County, Georgia Power Co. and Milliken & Co.
By Donna Stillinger

Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013

Dearing teen charged with murder

A 16-year-old has been charged as an adult with murder for a killing in Thomson.
By Donna Stillinger

Friday, Nov. 1, 2013

Letter reunites sweethearts after 70 years

After 70 years apart, high school sweethearts were reunited Thursday night, thanks to a letter written during World War II that was undelivered until this year.
By Donna Stillinger

Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013

Former Thomson policewoman charged in bond theft

THOMSON -- A former Thomson policewoman has been arrested on charges of theft by taking and violation of oath of office.
By Donna Stillinger

Monday, Oct. 14, 2013

1 killed, 4 injured in Thomson

THOMSON — One person was killed and four others injured in a single-vehicle rollover in McDuffie County on Monday.
By Donna Stillinger

Friday, Sept. 13, 2013

GBI investigates Thomson teacher

THOMSON -- A Thomson High School teacher is on leave from the school system and the GBI confirms it is investigating allegations of inappropriate relationships.
By Donna Stillinger

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Judge denies venue change in McDuffie slaying trial

THOMSON -- The trial in the case of a woman who was dragged several miles after her 2011 slaying will take place in McDuffie County, a judge ruled Wednesday.
By Donna Stillinger

Monday, July 15, 2013

Thomson lawyer found dead in NC

Samuel H. Atkins Jr. was found dead in parked car on the shoulder of a road in Franklin, N.C.
By Donna Stillinger

Friday, May 31, 2013

Collision injures 2 on Wilkes-McDuffie line

A head-on collision Friday afternoon along Georgia Highway 78 on the McDuffie-Wilkes County line backed up traffic for several miles, authorities said.
By Donna Stillinger

Friday, May 24, 2013

Marshals catch SC fugitives in McDuffie

THOMSON -- Two South Carolina brothers -- one wanted on charges of sexual exploitation of a minor -- were captured Thursday by U.S. marshals at a McDuffie County motel.
By Donna Stillinger

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

McDuffie wreck kills S.C. man

THOMSON — A three-vehicle accident Monday on Wrens Highway killed a man and seriously injured a woman.
By Donna Stillinger

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Glascock woman faces molest charge

A Glascock County woman is charged with child molestation for allegedly having an inappropriate relationship with a 15 year old male.
By Donna Stillinger

Friday, April 19, 2013

Authorities arrest man wanted in several counties

McDuffie County sheriff's deputies arrested Jason Wayne Broome after receiving a tip he was hiding in a Thomson mobile home.
By Donna Stillinger

Friday, April 12, 2013

Police seeking tips in McDuffie manhunt

THOMSON -- Police used tracking dogs and a State Patrol helicopter to search a wooded area of McDuffie County for a multicounty theft suspect, but ended the day without finding him. Authorities ...
By Donna Stillinger

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Thomson suspect wanted in other areas

THOMSON -- A suspect in car break-ins in McDuffie County is also wanted for questioning in Columbia County and North Augusta, authorities said Thursday.
By Donna Stillinger

Friday, March 29, 2013

Thomson DA explains why he won't seek death penalty

THOMSON - District Attorney Dennis Sanders says he will not seek the death penalty because of a variety of circumstances, including the recommendation of the victim's family and local law enforcement.
By Donna Stillinger

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

DA won't seek death in Thomson dragging case

THOMSON - Toombs Judicial Circuit District Attorney Dennis Sanders announced Wednesday he will not seek the death penalty in the 2011 case against two people charged with killing a woman and ...
By Donna Stillinger

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Developer fined by Georgia EPD

The developer of a Grovetown subdivision has been fined by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division for failing to control erosion and other water quality control violations.
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