Relay rummage sale
The Thomson Junior Woman's Club will hold a rummage sale to benefit Relay For Life on Saturday, March 4, at Lenny Schaeffer's State Farm Office on Main Street. The sale begins at 7 a.m. and has no specific ending time.
Laurie Ducey, who is organizing the event, said this is the first Relay fundraiser the club has held, and they hope to make it an annual affair. Mrs. Ducey said in the past, the club members donated their time setting up the luminaries around the walk, but this year they hope to become more involved by being a team. The club is accepting donated items to sell at the rummage sale. Any item in good condition and clothing in children's sizes will be accepted. Donations can be dropped off at B&A Mobile Homes on East Hill Street.
Blevins sworn in
A Thomson woman was among 32 Georgians sworn in on the newly reconstituted Workforce Investment Board by Gov. Sonny Perdue Monday. Former McDuffie County Commission Chairwoman Joyce Blevins currently serves as the director of East Central Georgia Workforce Development. The reconstituted workforce board creates a broad platform for policymakers to work closely with the business sector, communities, and employment programs to fill state and regional workforce pipelines with job-ready Georgians.