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CANDIDATES FOR TPD CHIEF NARROWED TO THREE, MEET AND GREET SET

The process to find the Thomasville Police Department’s next Chief of Police has been narrowed down to three candidates. City Manager Alan Carson announced that the search process, which has been conducted by the Georgia Association of Police Chiefs (GAPC), is now in its final stages, and a new chief is expected to be named in the coming week. The three candidates selected as finalists are: Shane Harris – Major, Thomasville Police Department John Letteney – Chief of Police,...



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CITY COUNCIL APPROVES NEW VISION AND MISSION STATEMENTS

During regular session on Monday, October 12th, the City Council unanimously approved a resolution to adopt new vision and mission statements for the City of Thomasville. Consideration of the new statements came after a review of the existing vision and mission statements was conducted by the City of Thomasville’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Team (DEI) as part of their process of reviewing how the organization could be more inclusive. “The Council believes that clear and...



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CITY ANNOUNCES PROMOTION OF FORD

Thomasville City Manager Alan Carson announced today that Dominic Ford has been named the City’s new Executive Director of Human Resources and Community Relations, effective December 1, 2020. Ford will be replacing Kha McDonald, who is retiring November 30th after serving the City of Thomasville for more than 30 years. “Dominic has been with the City of Thomasville for fifteen years, during which he has gained valuable experience in many key areas across our organization,” said...



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ROSE CITY FOUNDATION POWERED BY ENVISION CREDIT UNION MAKES DONATION TO PROJECT SHARE

During their scheduled meeting on Monday, October 12th, the Thomasville City Council was presented with a donation of $1,000 to Project SHARE by the Rose City Foundation powered by Envision Credit Union. Established in 1985, Project SHARE is a statewide partnership program between the Salvation Army and power companies in Georgia that provides emergency assistance for items such as shelter, medical care, and utility payments to those in need. “The financial donation made to Project...



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ROAD CLOSURE FOR WRIGHT STREET

City of Thomasville Utility crews will begin work along Wright Street beginning Monday, October 12th. Crews will be repairing a water main at the intersection of Wright Street and Andrews Street. The work is scheduled to be between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m, and is expected to last one day. There will be a temporary road closure while the work is being completed. Local traffic will be permitted. Travelers in the area are encouraged to exercise caution while utilizing the...



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CITY RE-DESIGNATED 2021 PLANFIRST COMMUNITY

The City of Thomasville has once again been designated as a PlanFirst Community by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs. PlanFirst is a program that recognizes excellence in community planning and demonstrates an established pattern of successfully implementing its Local Comprehensive Plan. “We are honored to be designated as a 2021 PlanFirst Community by the DCA,” said Alan Carson, City Manager. “Good planning sets the stage for economic growth, so achieving this...



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CITY COUNCIL APPOINTS TIMOTHY C. SANDERS AS CITY ATTORNEY

During regular session, on Monday, September 28th, the City Council unanimously appointed Timothy C. Sanders as City Attorney. The appointment is a result of an ordinance passed by Council on Second Reading to amend the Charter of the City of Thomasville. The ordinance, which is found in section 3.13, captioned ‘City Attorney,’ allows for the appointment of the City Attorney by the Council of the City of Thomasville. Prior to the amendment of the City Charter, which was originally...



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PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION APPROVES SIGN ORDINANCE

On Monday, October 5th, the City of Thomasville Planning and Zoning Commission approved a final draft of a proposed new sign ordinance. The approved draft will now be recommended to the City Council for their consideration. “We are excited to recommend the approved draft of the sign ordinance to City Council,” said Sam Fink, Planning and Zoning Commission Chair. “City staff and members of the Planning and Zoning Commission worked extensively with the public to gather input in order...



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THOMASVILLE FIRE RESCUE AND IAFF TEAM UP TO RAISE AWARENESS OF BREAST CANCER

Thomasville Fire Rescue and the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Local 2084 have teamed up to raise awareness of breast cancer. Firefighters will wear and sell commemorative t-shirts throughout October promoting the slogan ’Never Give Up – Fight For A Cure’ to help raise awareness of the battle faced by many across the country. Proceeds of the sales will benefit the IAFF, a labor union representing professional firefighters and emergency services personnel. “It is...



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CITY OF THOMASVILLE SUPPORTS 1230th NATIONAL GUARD DEPLOYMENT

The Georgia National Guard 1230th Transportation Company, also known as the “Road Hawgs,” will deploy for a mission on Sunday, October 4th from their home base in Thomasville. In continuing with its longstanding efforts to support the guard during the deployment, the City of Thomasville will provide operational assistance to honor the soldiers and their families during a departure ceremony conducted by the Georgia National Guard. The send-off for families and invited guests will take...



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ROAD CLOSURE FOR DAWSON STREET

City of Thomasville Utility crews will begin work along Dawson Street beginning Monday, October 5th. Crews will be working on a water service connection between Remington Avenue and McClean Avenue. The work is scheduled to occur between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. and is expected to last approximately two weeks. There will be a temporary road closure on South Dawson Street while the work is being completed. Travelers in the area are encouraged to exercise caution while...



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THOMASVILLE FIRE RESCUE OBSERVES FIRE PREVENTION WEEK

The City of Thomasville and Thomasville Fire Rescue will recognize National Fire Prevention Week October 4th – 10th. Fire Prevention Week has been observed publicly since 1922 and was officially proclaimed for national observance in 1925 by President Calvin Coolidge. Fire Prevention Week remains the longest-running public health observance in the United States. This year’s theme is ’Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!™’ The campaign works to educate citizens about the simple...