RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE
WHERE: Thomson Depot
WHEN: 12:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17
DETAILS: Everyone who donates is eligible for the quarterly promotion, a drawing for Delta Air Lines tickets. For more information, call Jennifer Parrott at (803) 645-6073.
NOMINATIONS FOR SENIOR CITIZEN OF THE YEAR 2012
WHERE: Thomson Senior Center
WHEN: Application deadline is Feb. 24.
DETAILS: The public is asked to help choose. A candidate must be a resident of McDuffie County, 70-plus years of age, who has performed (or is performing) worthwhile deeds and who has made (or is making) a positive difference in McDuffie County. Applications can be picked up at the Senior Center, 304 Greenway St. Call (706) 595-7502.
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MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY CLOSING
WHERE: McDuffie County Solid Waste-Transfer Station
WHEN: Monday, Jan. 16
DETAILS: Business will resume as usual on Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 7:30 a.m.
MLK HOLIDAY CLOSING
WHERE: Thomson-McDuffie government offices
WHEN: Monday, Jan. 16
DETAILS: Residents are reminded not to place their garbage or recycle containers at curbside on Monday. Monday garbage and recycle pickup service will be on Tuesday, Jan. 17. If an emergency arises on Jan. 16, residents should call (706) 595-2145 or (706) 595-6133 to arrange repairs of utility (water, sewer, natural gas) services. Police and fire departments will be on the job as usual.
WHERE: Thomson-McDuffie Recreation Department
WHEN: Online registration is under way; in-office registration will be held Jan. 23 - March 2.
DETAILS: This registration is for baseball, softball and T-Ball. For other information, contact the recreation office at (706) 595-2152.
WHERE: McDuffie Healthy Start
WHEN: 9-10:30 a.m. Jan. 26
DETAILS: Items on the agenda are Women and HIV, Health Information Topic: Preventing Cervical Cancer, and Consumer and Agency Networking.
WHAT: Registration for the 2012-2013 school year in McDuffie County
MORE INFO: There has been a date change for pre-K and kindergarten registration for the 2012-2013 school year. The 2011-2012 school calendar listed an original date of Feb. 6-10, 2012,for pre-K registration and Feb. 13-17, 2012, for kindergarten registration. Those dates have been changed. Registration for both pre-K and kindergarten will now be held April 9-13, 2012. A new date for the pre-K lottery will be announced.