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Thomson Co. proposals

Now that pre-engineering work is scheduled to begin on the restoration of the former Thomson Company property, several developers and businesses have approached the McDuffie County Industrial Development Authority with options on how they would use it.

The Landmark Group is just one of those with ideas to develop the property. The Winston-Salem, N.C. based company hopes to transform the old clothing manufacturing buildings into an apartment complex while maintaining its historic charm.

Other light industrial manufacturers have also approached the Development Authority with proposals on purchasing and using the property. Authority members were encouraged by the wide array of interest in the site. No decisions have been made on the future use of the property yet.

Advance Auto Parts gets facelift

The Thomson location of Advance Auto Parts is one of 20 in the Augusta area.

Advance is celebrating the new look of the 20 stores with a market-wide grand re-opening that introduces consumers to the remodeled store design which provides a unique layout based on extensive consumer research and shopping preferences, according to a press release from the company.

The stores feature a more interactive floor plan, providing shoppers with project ideas and legendary service. The grand re-opening runs through June 24.

Chamber to celebrate tourism day

The Thomson-McDuffie County Chamber of Commerce will be one of dozens of groups to gather at the Georgia Visitor Center on Interstate 20 at the Georgia-South Carolina line to celebrate Georgia On My Mind Day on Friday, July 7.

The celebration will take place from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Other participants in the annual celebration include: Babyland General Hospital - birthplace of Cabbage Patch Kids, Stone Mountain, Zoo Atlanta, Six Flags, Antebellum Trail, various local attractions, and many more.

Activities will also include video games and a batting cage sponsored by the Coca-Cola Bottling Company and the Atlanta Braves.

Web posted on Thursday, June 1, 2006

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