Checkers coming to Thomson
McDuffie County Planning Commission Director Fred Guerrant said he expects to receive the development plans for a new checkers restaurant in the next few days.
He said he'd talked to company officials about plans for a restaurant on the property between Taco Bell and Arby's on Washington Road.
Andy Pye, now a franchisee of eight restaurants in the Augusta area, said he chose Thomson after traveling through the area as well as visiting over the years. Checkers is the largest double drive-through restaurant chain in the world, and the local one will employ about 30 people.
"I've always thought it was a good (interstate) exit, and I've always thought that a Checkers would do well there," Mr. Pye said.
DES recognized by governor
Dearing Elementary was recently named as a finalist for the Agricultural Awareness Week Observance Award given by Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue. During National Agriculture Week on March 21-25, fifth grade classes across the state participated in events to help students learn about Georgia's agriculture industry.
The award, given this year to Matt Wilson Elementary School in Tifton is intended to promote awareness of the benefits of the agriculture industry. DES was one of only eight other schools across the state to earn recognition as a finalist.
Warrenton's McCorkle appointed to board
Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue earlier this week appointed O.B. McCorkle of Warrenton to the Southern Growth Policies Board of Trustees.
Mrs. McCorkle serves as theİpresident andİexecutive director of the Warren County Chamber of Commerce, the Development Authority of Warren County, andİtheİWarrenton Downtown Development Authority.İ She is also the manager ofİWarrenton's Better Hometown, a non-profit organization.