Mayor of Thomasville, Georgia, in Trouble as Council Members Differ on Indicted Mayor’s Future

Thomasville City Council members agree the city will continue to operate efficiently, but they differ on whether the indicted mayor should remain on the city governing body.

Mayor Greg Hobbs was indicted Thursday on three counts of violation of oath by a public officer, two counts of making a false statement and one count of false report of a crime — all city-related charges.

Council member Terry Scott, who is the mayor pro tem, said the indictment should not be allowed to interfere with city government operations.

“There’s an ongoing investigation. That’s what the mayor should consider himself, what he needs to do for the betterment of the community,” Scott said.

The mayor pro tem said he has considered that if Hobbs steps down, he might be mayor and has thought about the possibility as a precautionary measure.

“That’s all it is,” Scott said.

Council member David Hufstetler said the council will continue to operate as it has since Alan Carson became city manager in January “and continuing forward.”

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Source: Thomasville Times-Enterprise