WHERE: Enterprise Community Healthy Start
WHEN: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday
DETAILS: Get your little ones as cute as can be so they can get a free picture on Santa's knee. Refreshments will be available. The office is located in the IGA shopping plaza, 328 W. Hill St., Thomson. Call (706) 597-0364.
BUS SCHEDULE EARLY RELEASE McDUFFIE SCHOOLS
DETAILS: Dearing Elementary - 11 a.m.; Maxwell Elementary, Thomson Elementary, Norris Elementary, McDuffie Achievement Center and Thomson High - 11:30 a.m.; and Thomson-McDuffie Middle - 11:35 a.m. Special Education buses will run 15 minutes earlier than release times listed.
WHERE: McDuffie County Transfer Station
DETAILS: Christmas - closed Dec. 23 and 25; reopens Dec. 26 at
7:30 a.m. New Year's - closed Dec. 31 and Jan. 1; reopens Jan. 2 at
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DECEMBER BLOOD DRIVES
WHERE: City of Thomson-McDuffie County Building, 210 Railroad St., Thomson
WHEN: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Friday
WHERE: Walmart Thomson
WHEN: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday
WHERE: McDuffie Regional Medical Center
WHEN: 2-6:30 p.m. Monday
DETAILS: Sponsored by Shepeard Community Blood Center.
HOLIDAY CLOSINGS AND DEADLINES
WHERE: The McDuffie Mirror
DETAILS: Christmas - closed Dec. 26. Advertising and news deadline for the Dec. 29 edition will be 4 p.m. Dec. 22. New Year's - closed Jan. 2. Advertising and news deadline for the Jan. 5 edition will be 4 p.m. Dec. 29. Call (706) 597-0335.
WHERE: City of Thomson offices
DETAILS: Christmas - closed Dec. 23 and Dec. 26. Friday and Monday garbage collection will be made on Thursday, Dec. 22, and Tuesday, Dec. 27. New Year's - Closed Jan. 2. Monday garbage collection will be made on Tuesday, Jan. 3. Citizens are reminded not to place their garbage or recycle containers at curbside on the closed days. If an emergency arises during the holiday closings, citizens should call (706) 595-2145 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.
YOU GOT TALENT COMPETITION
DETAILS: You Got Talent phase I is coming to Thomson in 2012. Get ready to show us what you've got. Can you sing? Now is the chance to prove it in our You Got Talent competition. Winners from the audition/elimination round will go on to phase II and earn your place for a cash prize. You Got Talent is a James Taylor production.
more info: E-mail James Taylor at email@example.com or call (706) 699-2272.