Stories by Garth Snow

Friday, March 16, 2012

Thomson man gets life sentence

THOMSON - A Thomson man was sentenced Friday to life in prison for the 2010 fatal shooting of his uncle.
By Garth Snow

Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012

McDuffie hospital to lay off 21 employees

THOMSON - McDuffie Regional Medical Center will lay off 21 employees to reduce losses that have drained more than $900,000 from hospital reserves since October.
By Garth Snow

Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012

Thomson standout signs with Mercer

Quarterback Josh Jones, Thomson High School's 2011 football MVP, accepted an academic scholarship to Mercer University.
By Garth Snow

Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012

Thomson High's Atkins signs with UGA Bulldogs; teammate Reynolds with Butler CC

THOMSON -- Two members of the Thomson High School Bulldogs signed their names to college letters today.
By Garth Snow

Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012

McDuffie County approves firing range

THOMSON - McDuffie County Commissioners voted Tuesday to allow the sheriff's department to set up a firearms training range in a rural area northwest of Thomson.
By Garth Snow

Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012

McDuffie County commissioners realign districts

THOMSON - McDuffie County commissioners voted Thursday to realign commission districts. The split decision moves an area immediately west of Dearing from District 2 into District 1.
By Garth Snow

Forward McDuffie names interim leader

THOMSON -- The Forward McDuffie steering committee today appointed Riley Stamey as interim director. Stamey said he is not a candidate for the position on a long-term basis.
By Garth Snow

Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012

McDuffie County development director dies

Mike Carrington, the Thomson High School football announcer and McDuffie County development director, died Saturday at age 51.
By Garth Snow

Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012

Planners deadlock on police gun range

THOMSON - The McDuffie County Planning Commission failed to reach a consensus Tuesday on a proposed law enforcement firearms training range.
By Garth Snow

Friday, Dec. 9, 2011

Woman killed in McDuffie collision

THOMSON - A woman was killed about 4:45 a.m. Friday in a head-on collision about seven miles south of Thomson on Wrens Highway.
By Garth Snow

Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011

Thomson mayor election upheld

THOMSON -- A Georgia judge has rejected a challenge to the result of the Thomson mayoral election. The decision affirms incumbent Mayor Kenneth Usry's 18-vote victory over challenger Delmar ...
By Garth Snow

Friday, Oct. 7, 2011

Autopsy results still being studied

THOMSON -- Warren County Coroner Paul Lowe says more tests are needed in the death investigation of Jennifer Wells.
By Garth Snow

Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011

McDuffie Regional agrees to sell to University

THOMSON - The board that governs McDuffie County Regional Medical Center voted Tuesday to sell the hospital to University Health Care System.
By Garth Snow

Monday, Oct. 3, 2011

Glascock woman feared man charged in her death

The woman who was shot and then dragged more than a mile Thursday night had previously sought protection from the man being held in her death, according to court documents.
By Garth Snow

Friday, Sept. 30, 2011

Woman shot, dragged in slaying

THOMSON, Ga. - Two McDuffie County residents were charged with murder Friday in the death of a Glascock County woman believed to have been shot then dragged by vehicle.
By Garth Snow

Wednesday, Aug 17, 2011

Daniel Johnson Band warrants encore

A band with strong ties to Thomson will be in the spotlight this weekend with a return engagement at Somewhere in Augusta.
By Garth Snow

Tuesday, Aug 16, 2011

McDuffie Commission hears damage report

THOMSON -- The McDuffie County Commission heard an initial report Tuesday on a Sunday accident that damaged the Fire/EMS station at Raysville.
By Garth Snow

Monday, July 25, 2011

Thomson field won't be renamed for Welsh at this time

Thomson athletic boosters decided against an immediate move to rename the football field at The Brickyard in honor of former coach Luther Welsh.
By Garth Snow

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Thomson legend in hospital

Luther Welsh, the legendary high school football coach who led Thomson to three state championships, remained in grave condition Wednesday after being airlifted to University Hospital.
By Chris Gay and Garth Snow

Monday, July 11, 2011

Dearing mayor: Don't attend Thomson meeting

DEARING -- Mayor Sean Kelley said Monday he opposes a resident's call for a Dearing contingent to attend the Thomson City Council meeting this week.
By Garth Snow
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