McDuffie Services


One local newspaper. Five TV channels received (cable available). Two local radio stations.

Industrial Support Services

Electric motor repair. Fabricating, casting, finishing, forming, machining, tool and die shop at Augusta (37 miles).

Public Accommodations

Thirty-two restaurants county-wide (largest capacity 200). Seven hotels (455 rooms) and several meeting facilities.

Municipal Services

Fire Protection

Eleven personnel consisting of seven full-time State Certified Firefighters providing fire protection, emergency medical first responder services, hazardous materials response, rescue operations, fire safety education, fire cause investigation and fire code inspections. The Insurance Service Office Fire Defense Classification for the City of Thomson is Class 4.

Police Protection

The Thomson Police Department has seventeen employees, nine patrol cars and one drug dog. All dispatching for emergency services is performed by the Countywide 911 service.


Service provided by the city.

Professional Engineer

A full-time licensed engineer is employed.


City has zoning ordinances and subdivision design standards.