• Council approves police car cameras and talks ditches
By Linda Green

Two of the most active patrol cars in the Thomson Police Department will now have video to back up officers when they make traffic stops, and for their protection.
The city council approved a bid of $6,030 for purchase of two in-car video systems during its May 8 meeting.
“We are very weak on in-car video cameras,” said Police Chief John Seay. “They are going to go into two of my most active traffic cars.”
Mayor Pro-Tem Alton Belton presided in the absence of Mayor Kenneth Usry. He recognized Larry Hampton for two decades of service as a meter reader in the city’s water department.
“Larry we want to thank you for your service and for the last 20 years that you have given us. We hope that you give us many more,” Belton said as he presented Hampton with an award.
In a recent edition of The McDuffie Progress, a resident of Walnut Street complained about an ongoing problem of standing water in ditches that results in mosquitoes, an odor and the potential flooding of homes.
City Manager Don Powers reported to the council that engineers have examined the problems on Walnut Street and the city is working on cost estimates.

To read more on this story, pick up the Thursday, May 15, edition of The McDuffie Progress.





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