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Thomson men have winning birds in races

The CSRA Racing Homing Pigeon Club held a 100-mile A race and B race on April 27.

The A race was started at 7:30 a.m. with 59 birds competing at Clarkesville, Ga. The first-place bird, belonging to Hugh Usry, of Thomson, clocked in with a speed of 1,241.432 ypm. The second-place bird, belonging to Tim Ferrell, of Thomson, clocked in at 1,235.027 ypm. The third-place bird, belonging to James Johnson, of Evans, clocked in at 1,230.034 ypm.

The B race was released at 8 a.m. with 50 birds competing. Hugh Usry had the fastest bird in this race also, clocking in at 1,335.806 ypm. The second-place bird, belonging to Tim Ferrell, clocked in at 1,330.325 ypm, and James Johnson's bird took third place at 1,010.577 ypm.

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A free pair of birds are available to anyone wanting to race pigeons. Contact Hugh Usry at (706) 339-1678, Tim Ferrell at (706) 836-0613 or James Johnson at (706) 496-2784.

Web posted on Thursday, December 01, 2011

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