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Former Thomson teacher sentenced on child pornography charges

THOMSON - A former band director who was the 2009 Teacher of the Year at Thomson Middle School was sentenced Thursday to two years in prison and eight years probation for child pornography charges.Philip Bradley Pirkle...
Holiday events

...Santa at the Discovery Center from 5-6:30 p.m.; (803) 637-1237 THOMSON CHRISTMAS PARADE: 3 p.m., Thomson Middle School, 511 Main St., to the IGA parking lot, 336 W. Hill St.; (706) 597-1000,
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...Discovery Center from 5-6:30 p.m.; (803) 637-1237 THOMSON CHRISTMAS PARADE: 3 p.m. Sunday; begins at Thomson Middle School, 511 Main St., and ends in front of the IGA parking lot, 336 W. Hill St.; (706) 597-1000, www.festivaloffmain...
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Assistant gets job as head coach

...The 33-year-old Hall, a 1994 graduate of Thomson, also serves as athletic director/head football coach at Thomson Middle School. "We have the potential to have another great season," Hall said. "I'm looking forward to it."
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Holder stirs up baseball interest in football town

...his lake house built in Lincolnton, Ga., friends from Thomson coaxed Holder into starting a weight program at Thomson Middle School. A year later, after repeated refusals from Holder, those same friends and school superintendent Mark Petersen...
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Principals receive statewide honor

...Kitterman of Louisville Academy - Michelle H. Paschal of Stevens Creek Elementary School - Claude Powell of Thomson Middle School - Steven Rhodes of Norris Elementary School Across the state, 112 educators were named to the list of high-performing...
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Across the area

...burglary and larceny of a motor vehicle, police said. Teacher's death is declared an accident Three months after a Thomson Middle School teacher was found dead in rural Warren County, authorities have ruled the death of Mary Beth Newsome an accident...
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Hunters find body of missing teacher

...Newsome, who was reported missing on Thanksgiving Day, was a sixth-grade language arts teacher for many years at Thomson Middle School. "It's basically a coroner's investigation right now," Warren County Sheriff Joe Peebles told reporters...
Students show off skills in ecology competition

...preparation for the event. "It wasn't as hard as I thought it would be," said Deundra Leair, a seventh-grader at Thomson Middle School. "But it wasn't easy, either." While waiting for their scores to be tallied at the end of the competition...
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McDuffie Co. back to school

...Aug. 17:From 4-6 p.m. for all elementary schools - (Norris Elementary has been relocated to the old Thomson Middle School building across from the Brickyard on Main Street)From 5-7 p.m. for Thomson-McDuffie Middle School (6-8th...
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