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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...



CITY OF THOMASVILLE’S GIS PROGRAM TAKES TO THE SKY

The City of Thomasville’s Geographic Information Systems (GIS) director, Duane Treadon, has recently earned certification as a remote pilot. Certification as a remote pilot was established by the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) in 2016 and is required for anyone operating a small unmanned aircraft system (UAS) for commercial purposes. “This requirement became effective in August of 2016 and was created for anyone who flies a UAS, such as a drone, for business or commercial...



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CITY OF THOMASVILLE SHARES WAYS TO SAVE ON YOUR WATER AND WASTEWATER BILLS

Last month, the Thomasville City Council voted to implement new utility rates for water and wastewater services, which went into effect February 1st. However, customers can take steps to reduce their water usage, which can result in savings for water and wastewater. “Conserving water is a great way to reduce your monthly utility bill, both on water and wastewater rates,” said Sheryl Sealy, Director of Marketing and Communications, “Simple changes can yield big savings, and many are...



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CITY OF THOMASVILLE KICKS OFF BLACK HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATIONS

THOMASVILLE, GA – February 4, 2019 – The national celebration of Black History Month is a time to honor the contributions of African Americans to our nation’s history. This year, the City of Thomasville is once again working with community partners to celebrate our local history. According to event organizers, 2019’s celebration will include recognition of locations of importance to our own local history, online trivia contests, a parade and other community celebrations. “Last...



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THOMASVILLE FIRE RESCUE PRESENTS SERVICE AWARDS FOR 2018

THOMASVILLE, GA – January 30, 2019– Thomasville Fire Rescue recently held their annual Firefighters’ Appreciation Banquet and, as part of the evening’s festivities, presented several awards for distinguished service. Earning the Life Saving Medal were Firefighters Keifer Barnes, Miles Howard and Branden Smith; Engineers Kevin Butler, Jonathan Conner, Chance Holt, and Ernest Moore; Lieutenants John Harper and Mark Nelms; and Captains Jonathan Paschall and Scott Suber....



FORM BASED UNIFIED DEVELOPMENT CODE – UPDATING THE CODES THAT BUILD THOMASVILLE’S BUILDINGS, STREETS AND PUBLIC SPACES

Earlier this month, the City of Thomasville hosted a series of public meetings to gather input from local citizens, businesses and organizations on some of the challenges our community faces with our existing Land Development Codes. Consultants Dover, Kohl & Partners facilitated the meetings and will guide Thomasville through the revision process, which is expected to be completed later this year. According to Kenny Thompson, City Planner, the new Development Ordinances will be written in a...



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CITY OF THOMASVILLE ISSUES COLD WEATHER TIPS AS WINTER WEATHER APPROACHES

While this winter season hasn’t been too harsh for Thomasville, colder weather is anticipated to hit our area next week with a low of 29 degrees Fahrenheit on Sunday, January 20. “With cold weather coming, we wanted to remind our customers of some cold weather tips and ways that they can save while still staying warm,” said Chelsie Cosby, Customer Experience Liaison, “We also want to ensure the safety and comfort of all members of our community.” There are many steps...



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JONES ST. CONSTRUCTION AND DETOUR PLANNED

Construction is scheduled to begin on Thursday, January 17 on Jones Street. The work will begin Thursday morning and should be completed by the end of the day. Jones Street will be closed to thru travelers from Lester Street to Fletcher Street. Travelers will be able to go around Jones Street from Lester Street through Hopkins Street and onto Fletcher Street. All of the construction taking place this week is to complete manhole work as part of the sewer line rehabilitation as included...