WHERE: City of Thomson
WHEN: December 23-24 and December 31
FOR MORE INFO: Thursday and Friday garbage collection will be made on Wednesday, Dec. 22. Pick-up schedule for New Year's Day is Friday garbage collection will be made on Thursday, Dec. 30. Citizens are reminded not to place their garbage or recycle containers at curbside on Thursday or Friday.. If an emergency arises on Thursday or Friday, Dec. 23 and Dec. 24 or Friday, Dec. 31, citizens should call 706-585-2145 or 706-595-6133 to arrange repairs of utility (water, sewer, natural gas) services. The police and fire departments will be on the job as usual.
HALI FULLER MEMORIAL FUND
WHERE: Queensborough National Bank
FOR MORE INFO: If someone wishes to donate to her family, they may do so at their local Queensborough branch.
THOMSON HIGH YEARBOOKS
WHERE: Thomson High
WHEN: Monday through Friday, front office
FOR MORE INFO: Yearbooks are on sale now for $65.00. Order forms are available in the front office. This edition is special as it is dedicated to legendary THS football Coach Luther Welsh. Contact Miranda Murphey at THS for more details.
WEE TOTS LEARNING CENTER FOOD DRIVE
WHERE: Wee Tots Learning Center
WHEN: now through December 31
FOR MORE INFO: All food collected will be distributed by Golden Harvest Food Bank throughout 30 counties in Georgia and South Carolina. Please donate non-perishable items an dhelp end hunger in this area.
CLASS OF 1981 REUNION MEETING
WHERE: McDuffie County Library
WHEN: January 8, 2011
FOR MORE INFO: All members of the class of 1981 are invited to attend.
MOTHER'S MORNING OUT
WHERE: Thomson Family YMCA
WHEN: Monday through Friday, 8:30-11:30 a.m.
FOR MORE INFO: Take the morning to go shopping, hang out with friends or just relax alone. Open to ages 6 months - 12 years. Cost is $15 per child. Discount for additional siblings. To register, visit any Family Y location or online at www.thefamilyy.org. Financial assistance is available for all Family Y programs.
ONE STOP MAY BE ABLE TO HELP YOU
WHERE: East Central Georgia Consortium One Stop
FOR MORE INFO: Did you know that more than 25,000 jobs will be opening for the heavy construction industry throughout the state? Did you know an experienced construction laborer can earn $20 per hour? Did you know that you may qualify to be trained for this great career? If you are unemployed, willing to travel and Georgia Work Ready Certified then contact the local One Stop for more information at 706-595-8941. The One Stop has placed over 45 people in jobs related to this industry after training. Come get your training today.
AFTERSCHOOL TUTORING FOR THS STUDENTS
WHERE: Thomson High
WHEN: Tuesdays and Thursday, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
FOR MORE INFO: For math, students may see Mrs. Costello in room 209; for English, Mrs. Flanders in room 111; for social studies, Mrs. Hubert in room 405; and for science, Mrs. Pereda in room 304. There is no charge to the student for this supplemental educational service. Call THS guidance department at 706-986-4222.
McDUFFIE COUNTY EVENING SCHOOL CREDIT RECOVERY
WHERE: Thomson High
WHEN: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:30-6:30 p.m.
FOR MORE INFO: This option is for Thomson High School students who have previously failed a required course for graduation. All courses are computer-based, self-paced, and aligned with the Georgia Performance Standards. The cost for each course is $50 per half-unit attempted, and students may register in the guidance office. A student is not permitted to leave early unless a parent or guardian comes to sign him/her out. Contact the guidance department at 706-986-4222.
FOR MORE INFO: Rape Crisis and Sexual Assault Services is seeking volunteer advocates. Volunteers are needed in Richmond, Burke, Jefferson and McDuffie counties. Advocates must be able to respond to hospitals in their area within 30 minutes. Please contact Dinah at 706-774-2746 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in becoming a volunteer advocate.
GET A BURN PERMIT
WHERE: By Calling 1-877-652-2876
WHEN: Always get a burn permit, it's the law
FOR MORE INFO: Breezy, warm, spring days are perfect for enjoying the outdoors, but they're perfect, too, for wildfires. To prevent the spread of wildfires, the Georgia Forestry Commission is urging residents to take extra precautions when burning yard debris, using an outdoor grill or enjoying campfires. If you're not sure when to get a permit just call 1-877-OK2-burn or log ontoGaTrees.org.