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WEST JACKSON STREETSCAPE CONSTRUCTION WELL UNDERWAY: #SHOPTOITWESTJACK

Now in its second month of construction, the West Jackson Streetscape Project is continuing, and project leaders say that everything is moving forward as scheduled. Construction began in late April and remains on target for a November completion. “The construction of the West Jackson Street area is moving forward, right on schedule. We are pleased with the progress of the project,” said Wayne Newsome, City of Thomasville Engineer. “Crews are working in multiple locations...



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CITY OF THOMASVILLE CELEBRATES SOLID WASTE APPRECIATION DAY

Each year in June, the nation celebrates National Garbage Man Day in recognition of the men and women of the waste management industry who work hard all year to process, filter and recycle more than 250 million tons of garbage annually. This year, the City of Thomasville is celebrating Solid Waste Appreciation Day on June 17th in honor of the men and women who work so diligently to keep our community clean. “Our Solid Waste team works quietly behind the scenes to keep our community...



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THOMASVILLE FIRE RESCUE RECRUITS GRADUATES FROM FIRE ACADEMY

Two Thomasville Fire Rescue trainees recently graduated from the Georgia Fire Academy in Forsyth, Georgia. One of the recruits, Kaitlyn Brinson, was presented with the most prestigious award a graduate can receive, The Pinnacle Award. Brinson and fellow graduate Jacob Johnston graduated from the Basic Firefighter Training program through the Georgia Fire Academy on May 10th. “Completing this training program is quite the accomplishment. It truly defines one’s ability as they enter...



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TPD ISSUES REMINDER REGARDING RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR GOLF CART USAGE WITHIN THE CITY

Warmer weather and the end of the school year means more and more Thomasville citizens are enjoying more time outside, many by using golf carts or other related vehicles. Whether you are using a golf cart to ride around your neighborhood or using it for convenience to travel to community events, the Thomasville Police Department reminds citizens that these types of slow-moving vehicles are regulated by the State of Georgia and, as such, operators should be sure they are following the rules...



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FIRST FRIDAY SIP AND STROLL TO BE HELD FRIDAY JUNE 7TH

First Friday Sip and Strolls continue this Friday, June 7th in downtown Thomasville with the theme Beach Beats. Guests are invited to sip, shop, and stroll through the downtown event area from 6-8 pm, then enjoy a free concert in The Ritz Amphitheater from 8-10 pm. This month’s concert will feature the Grains of Sand. “The Grains of Sand are real crowd pleasers,” said Madison Eaton, City of Thomasville events coordinator. “They’re a high energy cover band that plays...



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TEMPORARY LANE CLOSURE ON EAST JACKSON STREET

The City of Thomasville will engage in water service line repairs in the area of 915 East Jackson Street beginning on Wednesday, June 5, from 6:00 pm until 12:01 am on Thursday, June 6. The work will require a partial road closure during this time, however, traffic will be able to flow around the repair work. Travelers in this area are advised to exercise caution and anticipate travel delays around the construction site. Please direct questions regarding this temporary lane closure to...



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CITY HOSTS PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT EVENTS FOR REMINGTON AVENUE STREETSCAPE PROJECT

Starting next week, the City of Thomasville will begin the process of creating an improvement plan for one of Thomasville’s most popular roadways. The Remington Avenue Streetscape project will kick off with several public events related to the upcoming improvement project. According to organizers, the purpose of next week’s events is to gather input from the community that will help shape the future of Remington Avenue. “Remington Avenue is an important roadway in Thomasville,”...



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PUBLIC NOTICE - THOMASVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT SEEKING REACCREDITATION

The Thomasville Police Department is currently seeking reaccreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies. A team of assessors will inspect the department June 23 through June 26, 2019. A public hearing will be held Monday June 24th at 6:00 PM in the courtroom at the Justice Center located at 921 Smith Ave. The purpose of the hearing is to allow Thomasville citizens an opportunity to address the assessment team with comments or recommendations about the...



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MEMORIAL DAY CITY SERVICES SCHEDULE

The City of Thomasville administrative offices will be closed Monday, May 27, 2019 in observance of Memorial Day. Because of the holiday observance, some City services will be affected. City schedules are as follows: Energy Control Center Regular 24-hour operational schedule Residential Refuse Monday residential customers will be collected on Tuesday, May 28. Tuesday residential customers will be collected Wednesday, May 29. Regular schedule will resume on Thursday, May...



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CITY CELEBRATES NATIONAL PUBLIC WORKS WEEK

May 19th through the 25th is National Public Works Week, and the City of Thomasville is proud to participate by recognizing the City of Thomasville’s Public Works professionals who serve our community. This year’s theme from the American Public Works Association (APWA), “It Starts Here,” recognizes the impact Public Works staff has in so many areas of our community. “From transportation, construction, storm drainage, and even landscaping, our Public Works department invests...



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REDUCED LANES FOR CITY STREETS

The City of Thomasville will be obtaining pavement samples along several roadways beginning Monday, May 20. The samples are being gathered in preparation for future resurfacing plans. The samples will be collected next week, weather permitting, from the following roadways: Felix Street from Burns Street to Martin Luther King Jr. Drive Fletcher Street from Bartow Street to West Remington Avenue Cairo Road from the 319 Bypass to North Boulevard Grant Street from Park Avenue to...



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“OPERATION SAFE DRIVER” Hands Free – Distracted Driving Awareness and Enforcement Campaign

Next Monday, the Thomasville Police Department will kick off their Operation Safe Driver initiative aimed at reducing instances of distracted driving. During the week of May 20th through Memorial Day, May 27th, TPD will be conducting a hands free-distracted driving operation to bring awareness to the serious consequences of violating Georgia’s “hands free” distracted driving law. “On July 1, 2018, Georgia Legislation passed a ‘hands free’ driving law that prohibits drivers of...