By Barry H. Hendrix
The Thomasville City Schools District recently received a check for $250,000.00 in sales tax revenue from the City Of Thomasville. It is part of the continuous commitment Mayor Sheldon Day and the City Council have made to the school system. Pictured are Mayor Day with Garth Moss, superintendent of Thomasville City Schools.
In the recent public hearing on the Fiscal 2020 school budget, the school system is projected to receive $545,000.00 in district sales tax revenue, $17,000.00 in district alcohol beverage tax revenue, and a $100,000.00 annual allocation from the City Council.
The economic outlook for the greater Thomasville community is very promising. “Sales tax collection has gone up,” Day said. The Westervelt Company has begun site work on their $200 million lumber mill, which will begin operations in 2020, and provide approximately 125 jobs. The new $38 million Thomasville Regional Medical Center (TRMC) should begin operations later this year. There are plans for a new Holiday Inn Express hotel, apartment complex, and truck stop as well as additional retail opportunities.
City and state industrial development officials are also currently in negotiations with a $22 million industry prospect to locate in Thomasville.