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Thomasville mayor Greg Hobbs suspended by Gov. Kemp

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Posted at 3:00 PM, Apr 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-03 17:36:29-04

THOMASVILLE, Ga. (WTXL) — After being indicted for making a false report, Thomasville Mayor Greg Hobbs has been suspended by Georgia Governor Brian Kemp.

Gov. Kemp signed an executive order on Tuesday suspending Thomasville Mayor Greg Hobbs from office. The suspension goes into effect immediately and will continue until the case against him is closed or until Hobbs' term of office ends.

Hobbs was indicted in February on six charges for after alleging that someone used his signature to forge documents.

The order states that a review commission found that the charges in the indictment, "adversely affect the administration of the office of Mayor of the City of Thomasville and unanimously recommended that Mayor Greg Hobbs be suspended."

During the suspension, Mayor Pro Tempore Terry School will act as Mayor under the city's charter. The Thomasville City Council will them appoint a temporary replacement for the duration of Hobbs' suspension.

"The City Council will advertise its intention to appoint a temporary replacement and solicit applications," a press release from the city of Thomasville states. "The appointment of a temporary replacement will be made at a regularly scheduled City Council meeting."

City officials say they want to assure citizens that they are remaining focused on providing service to the community.