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Know Your Neighbor: Tommy Phelps

Family: Wife, Donna

How long have you lived in McDuffie County? "I have lived here since we built our home here in 1990 but have worked here since 1985."

Occupation: Banker with First Citizens Bank in Thomson

Hobbies: "I like to hike in the north Georgia mountains. I trap beavers for friends who have them destroying their pond dams and backing up water on their property."

Pets: None

Something you would like to try: Snowmobiling in Alaska in February or March and watching the northern lights.

Music preference: "I like all types of music but find old traditional hymns most soothing."

Favorite book: One Man's Wilderness

Farthest traveled: Alaska

Favorite food: grilled pork tenderloin

Best part of community: "The closeness of the people of McDuffie County and how they demonstrate their faith and pull together to help one another. We frequently take this for granted."

Memorable moment: "Seeing young people go through school and graduate, then start their careers and/or families and make a positive impact by giving back to the community. It is very encouraging to see them becoming nurturing and caring adults."



Web posted on Thursday, January 13, 2011













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