Building permits issued during the past several years show there has been increased growth in the City of Thomson and McDuffie County.
The Thomson City Council, last Thursday, approved a $19,377,781 budget for the upcoming year.
Monday evening during a work session Mayor Kenneth Usry led the Thomson City Council through a discussion of the proposed budget the group will approve Thursday night.
With little fanfare, compared to previous years, a small group of less than two dozen gathered last Friday evening for the lighting of the City of Thomson Christmas tree at the Depot.
Last week, in a Thursday regular meeting, the Thomson City Council voted to follow the recommendations for the planning and zoning board on two requests and went a different direction on a third request.
Thursday evening the Thomson City Council will be talking Halloween and recommendations concerning COVID-19.
Thomson is nearing the adoption of a new ordinance which would set standards for driving golf carts on local streets. The ordinance will also be the basis for police to begin work to get ATVs off the streets of the city.
The Thomson City Council last week in it’s regular meeting, Thursday evening, unanimously approved Donald Toms as the new city administrator.
The City of Thomson will receive a total of $341,000 in federal funding through the state’s dispersement of CARES Act funds.