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Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014

Truck driver killed in McDuffie County

A Louisville, Ga., man was killed in McDuffie County on Monday night when his tractor-trailer collided with a similar vehicle.
By Donna Stillinger

Monday, Aug 11, 2014

Hancock County courthouse burns

SPARTA, Ga. ­­­­­- The state fire marshal will investigate a Monday morning fire that gutted Hancock County's historic courthouse, destroying records and forcing many county and court offices to ...
By Donna Stillinger

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Gunmen rob Appling couple

Columbia County investigators are looking for two men who reportedly broke into a couple's home, taped them up and robbed them at gunpoint Tuesday morning.
By Donna Stillinger

Friday, June 27, 2014

Jefferson County wreck claims third victim

LOUISVILLE, Ga. - A third person has died from injuries sustained in a wreck near Wrens that killed two people.
By Donna Stillinger

Friday, June 13, 2014

Bedding maker to build Thomson plant

A Florida-based bedding manufacturer announced it will build a 208,000-square-foot manufacturing and distribution center in McDuffie County..
By Donna Stillinger

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Police chase ends in crash

Thomson police said Robert Blake Purdue tried to elude them while traveling on Highway 221 at a high speed.
By Donna Stillinger

Friday, June 6, 2014

McDuffie drowning ruled accidental

The Warren County coroner's office confirmed that the death of a 7-year-old boy was from accidental drowining.
By Donna Stillinger

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

McDuffie boy, 7, drowns

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

Sunday, June 1, 2014

GBI investigates Washington Ga. man's death

A 67-year-old man was found unresponsive Sunday morning in Washington, Ga., and police are investigating the case as a homicide.
By Donna Stillinger

Friday, March 21, 2014

Augusta Prep student region STAR

THOMSON -- Columbia County's STAR student was honored as the Region 7 STAR Student winner Thursday night at a banquet in Thomson.
By Donna Stillinger

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

McDuffie County jailer charged, fired

THOMSON -- A detention officer at the McDuffie County jail was arrested and fired after he had inappropriate contact with a female inmate earlier this year, authorities said.
By Donna Stillinger

Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014

Victims of Christmas Eve crash identified

Warren County Coroner Paul Lowe has identified the two victims of a fatal car crash on Interstate 20 on Christmas Eve.
By Donna Stillinger

Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014

Man arrested in McDuffie County slaying

A Dearing man is in custody and charged with murder after authorities in McDuffie County found an Augusta man dead Satur­day.
By Donna Stillinger

Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013

Fatal stabbing in Warrenton

WARRENTON, Ga. -- The Warrenton Police Department and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are investigating a fatal stabbing that happened Christmas Eve.
By Donna Stillinger

Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013

Details emerge in McDuffie dragging death case

THOMSON -- A Dearing man's guilty plea and sentencing Friday for his role in the brutal 2011 death of his ex-wife, also provided details of the crime that stunned the community.
By Donna Stillinger

Friday, Dec. 13, 2013

Man pleads guilty in 2011 McDuffie dragging death

THOMSON -- A Dearing man pleaded guilty Friday to the 2011 slaying of his ex-wife who was dragged several miles after her death.
By Donna Stillinger

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
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