Improvements on tap in '21 for county buildings


THOMASVILLE — The bad news is several Thomas County government buildings are in need of improvements.

"The good news is we planned all this," said Thomas County Commission Vice Chairman Wiley Grady, commission public properties committee chairman. "We've got the money to do it," 

New carpet and tile will be installed at the Emergency Services Center on Remington Avenue. Bathrooms and shower areas will be redone.

"They will redo the inside," Grady said. "It's a lot of work to be done there."

County crews will do most of the work.

A new fire station will be constructed on U.S. 319 South, and a public works extension has been been completed.

The new county shop is "a state-of-the-art facility," the commissioner said.

Plumbing problems at the Hill building on Jefferson Street will be addressed this year.

The deadline for bids on another project is next week.

Bids will be opened for a paint contractor to paint the interior of the Thomas County Health Department at the Hancock Center on Smith Avenue.

Grady said a general contractor will be hired to oversee the painting project.

Also at the Hancock Center, the public defender's office needs work.


Senior reporter Patti Dozier can be reached at (229) 226-2400, ext. 1820 

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