Thomson council approves restaurant for downtown
By Linda Green

The Thomson City Council recognized Don Powers for 10 years of service to the City of Thomson April 13. Pictured is Powers accepting a certificate from Mayor Kenneth Usry.
If a Lincoln County man’s plans stay on track, a restaurant will soon open in downtown Thomson.
The Thomson City Council approved a loan committee’s recommendation to loan Ken Sweet of Lincolnton money to create a casual dining restaurant at 122 Main Street.
The City Council approved the loan committee’s recommendation April 13 to loan Sweet finances to assist him in buying and renovating the old “Hadaway’s” building across from Thomson Twin Cinema for a restaurant.
“This will help bring some life to Main Street which we have been looking for in the form of another restaurant to downtown Thomson,” said Mayor Kenneth Usry following the council’s approval. “It will also create jobs.”
In another approval, the City Council upheld the Planning Commission recommendation to deny a zoning variance to allow cattle grazing on the Cranford property on Harrison Drive. The residents of Harrison Drive attended the council meeting to ensure that their desire for no cattle was considered.
The council approved a planning commission recommendation to correct the zoning for the former hospital on West Hill Street to a business district for the McDuffie County Family Y.
The city council took the safety of the police department into consideration by approving the purchase of tactical plates for the protection of the police officers. Recently, officers have responded to shots fired calls and recovered high-powered rifle and pistol casings, calibers much higher than the weapons they carry.
FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS, see the full story in the April 20, 2017, issue of The McDuffie Progress. To have The McDuffie Progress delivered to your home or business each week, simply call 706-595-1601 to subscribe. Or, follow the link on our home page to subscribe.





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