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Leon Newsome Jr. is Best Insurance Agent


Leon Newsome Jr., manager of Georgia Farm Bureau in McDuffie and Warren counties, has been chosen as the best insurance agent for Best of McDuffie 2015. Key people who work with Newsome include Shannon Lyons, office manager for McDuffie, Sue Thompson, office manager for Warren, Gale Robertson, secretary for McDuffie, Mike Newsome, another agent, and customer service representatives Lisa James, Becky Jenkins and April Mateer. Georgia Farm Bureau is in the business of insurance as well as Farm Bureau Bank, and it has been in business at the Thomson location for 28 years. “My customers and my staff are my keys to success,” Newsome said. “I would like to give my thanks for being selected as Best Insurance Agent to all of my customers and my staff. I will continue to strive to service all your

THURSDAY • February 25, 2016


Sunset Auction House is Best Night Spot

The McDuffie Progress/Wayne Parham

Sunset Auction House and Bar provides a night spot in Thomson.

Leon Newsome Jr. insurance needs.” The Thomson location, located at 619 Augusta Road, is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Warrenton location, located at 197 McCoy Drive, is open Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunset Auction House and Bar has been named the Best Night Spot in McDuffie County. The auction house and bar, at 1449 Washington Road, has been in business since 1986, with four years at its current location. The company provides a bar and entertainment every Friday and Saturday from 8:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. and conducts auctions of various

items on the first Saturday of every month. The key people in the business are owner Wayne Williford and managers Daniel and Leigh Williford. The owner attributes the business' success to hard work and dedication. "Thanks to all of our customers. Without your support, Sunset Auction House and Bar would not be possible."