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Construction could start by Nov. 30

The new city/county government complex and judicial center is drawing closer to becoming a reality in Thomson.

On Monday night, government officials and representatives of the construction team gathered for a public meeting at the Thomson Depot to discuss the overall project.

R.W. Allen, Inc. will be handling the construction of the new government complex and judicial center, according to Jud Bryant, who has been overseeing the project idea since its conception.

During a recent work session, more than a dozen local government officials along with representatives of Rosser International discussed the project at length.

Tommy Goodyear, a Thomson resident who is spearheading the project for R.W. Allen, explained various plans regarding the overall project.

Mr. Bryant, meanwhile, said actual construction on the new government complex/judicial center, could start as early as the week of Nov. 30.

"That's the time we hope to start moving dirt," said Mr. Bryant, who has been helping to guide a local steering committee with the project for many months.

He explained that representatives of R.W. Allen and Rosser International have worked hard and put in many long hours trying to resolve various issues regarding the new government complex/judicial center.

McDuffie County Commission Chairman Charlie Newton told Mr. Bryant and others at the meeting, "We're ready to move some dirt."

Once construction begins, it is expected to take 18 months before the project is completed.

The move into the new complex/judicial center is planned for sometime in June 2011.

Web posted on Thursday, October 29, 2009

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