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MAYOR HOBBS DECLARES MARCH AMERICAN RED CROSS MONTH

The American Red Cross was established over 130 years ago to deliver vital relief and support services to those in crisis and to also help prepare citizens to respond in emergency situations. Today, it is one of the largest humanitarian organizations in the world, serving citizens throughout the United States. On March 12, 2019, Mayor Greg Hobbs presented Terri Jenkins, American Red Cross Executive Director of South Georgia, with a proclamation recognizing March as American Red Cross...



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ANOTHER NIGHT OF BLUEGRASS PRESENTS LARRY STEPHENSON

Another Night of Bluegrass featuring Larry Stephenson will be held in the Thomasville Municipal Auditorium on Saturday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m. Presented by the City of Thomasville and WTUF-FM, Another Night of Bluegrass is an eighteen-year local tradition treasured by Thomasville music lovers. Highly regarded as one of Bluegrass music’s most recognizable and finest high lead and tenor vocalists, Larry Stephenson has been headlining festivals and concerts for 30 years. He formed The Larry...



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THOMASVILLE CITY COUNCIL ANNOUNCES REVISED MEETING SCHEDULE

Thomasville, GA – March 15, 2019 – Beginning later this month, the meeting schedule for the Thomasville City Council will be adjusted slightly, eliminating two workshop sessions each month. According to City Manager Alan Carson, the changes are being made to streamline the existing City Council workshop and regular meeting schedule. “Historically, the City Council has met in regular session the second and fourth Monday of each month,” said Carson. “These meetings are preceded by...



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DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME AND SMOKE ALARM SAFETY

Since 1966, most states have been changing the clocks twice a year in order to save an hour of daylight. Daylight savings time will begin at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 10th. While you’re changing your clocks, Thomasville Fire Rescue wants you to think about an important way to move fire safety forward as well. “This is a good time to remind everyone that all homes should have working smoke alarms on every floor. You should also have smoke alarms in every bedroom and in the hallway...



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IMPROVEMENTS CONTINUE FOR SOUTH MLK, JR. DRIVE

An improvement project that was first envisioned in 2017 for South Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive will continue this week when City of Thomasville contractors complete work on an eight foot sidewalk along the south side of Varnedoe Street from South MLK, Jr. Drive to Varnedoe Park. The new sidewalk will connect to existing sidewalks on West Jackson Street and will eventually connect to sidewalks on South Pinetree Boulevard. “This sidewalk will provide pedestrian access to Varnedoe...



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FIRST FRIDAY SIP AND STROLL KICKS OFF MARCH 1

First Fridays are back beginning Friday, March 1 from 6:00-10:00 p.m. in Downtown Thomasville. “This year’s First Friday Sip and Strolls begin in March and continue through December,” says Madison Eaton, City of Thomasville events coordinator. “We have had such success with these events that we wanted to grow the concert series this year. In addition to more concerts, we’re also expanding the events with new themes that help set the tone for the evening. We’ll kick March off with...



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REDUCED LANES FOR SOUTH PINETREE TOMORROW THROUGH SATURDAY

THOMASVILLE, GA- February 20, 2019- Crews will be working to obtain pavement samples along South Pinetree Boulevard between Old Monticello Road and Magnolia Street on Wednesday, February 20th through Saturday, February 23rd. “Segments of the roadway will be reduced to one lane of traffic,” said Todd Powell, Assistant City Engineer, “While flagmen will be in place to help coordinate traffic flow, we encourage travelers in the area to be aware of possible traffic delays.” The...



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The Power of Place Week 3: Churches

The Power of Place Week 3: Churches Churches have always played an important role in Thomasville’s African American history. In addition to filling a spiritual need, they also were (and continue to be) a place of cultural and social importance. This week, we are going to highlight several local churches of historical importance to Thomasville. Bethany Congregational Church 1122 Lester Street - Bethany Congregational Church is a United Church of Christ house of worship. It was...



CITY OF THOMASVILLE ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR CDBG HOUSING GRANT

The City of Thomasville is applying for a 2019 Community Development Block Grant for housing improvements in the Fletcherville neighborhood area. “These grants can potentially be used for home improvement projects like new windows, roofing, and unstable foundations,” said Mollie Powell, City of Thomasville Housing and Zoning Administrator. “The possibilities are exciting- we need the community’s help to enter a successful grant application for consideration.” Several City of...



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CITY OF THOMASVILLE’S SOLID WASTE DEPARTMENT COMPLETES OSHA CERTIFICATION

The City of Thomasville’s Solid Waste staff recently completed an important certification that certifies the department to respond to chemical spills. 16 staff members have successfully earned Hazardous Materials Operation/ Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Level II Certification. “Having this certification is very important for our community,” said Nate Tyler, Director of Solid Waste and Public Works, “Hazardous waste, if not handled properly, could endanger...



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DOWNTOWN THOMASVILLE SEMI-ANNUAL SIDEWALK SALE THIS SATURDAY

The semi-annual downtown Thomasville sidewalk sale will be held Saturday, February 16th. Stroll through beautiful downtown as your favorite retailers step out of their store fronts and onto the sidewalks with some of their best deals of the year. The sidewalk sale begins at 10:00am Saturday and will continue as long as the merchandise lasts. “Downtown merchants will be offering great deals on end of season merchandise and are excited to showcase new 2019 inventory,” says April...



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REDUCED LANES FOR SOUTH PINETREE TOMORROW

Crews will be working to obtain pavement samples along South Pinetree Boulevard, between Old Monticello Road and Magnolia Road on Saturday, February 9th in preparation for future resurfacing of the roadway. “Segments of the roadway will be reduced to one lane of traffic,” said Todd Powell, Assistant City Engineer. “While flagmen will be in place to help coordinate traffic flow, we encourage travelers through the area to be aware of possible traffic delays.” This work is...