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The Power of One: A Celebration of Black History Month and the Unsung Heroes of Thomasville

We are excited to share more of Mr. Larry Davis’ story, our second unsung hero that we are saluting this month in honor of Black History Month. Our theme for this celebration is “The Power of One,” showing what one person can do to make a difference within his or her community. In case you missed it, Mr. Davis was selected because of his service to the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church community kitchen, which provides free meals for anyone who needs a hot meal each weekday. Mr. Davis is...



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CITY OF THOMASVILLE DISCUSSES ‘STRONG TOWNS’

Last year, the City of Thomasville invited the community to take part in the comprehensive planning initiative, Thomasville: Blueprint 2028, a process to help develop a guiding document to direct capital improvements, evaluate development projects, guide public policy, and ensure that Thomasville is the city its residents want it to be. This conversation will continue on February 27th with “Let’s Discuss Strong Towns.” According to Brian Herrmann, City Planner, the guest speaker for...



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THOMASVILLE RECEIVES 2018 LIVE, WORK, PLAY CITY AWARD

On Jan. 21, the City of Thomasville received a 2018 Live, Work, Play City Award presented by the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA), in conjunction with Georgia Trend magazine, during GMA’s annual Mayors’ Day conference in Atlanta. There were a total of nine cities in three population categories—small (population under 4,999), Medium (5,000-24,999) and Large (more than 25,000)—that received this year’s award. These cities will be featured in the February 2018 issue of Georgia...



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The Power of One: A Celebration of Black History Month and the Unsung Heroes of Thomasville

The City of Thomasville is pleased to announce Mr. Larry Davis as our second unsung hero in honor of Black History Month. Mr. Davis may not be a familiar name to many, but he has contributed greatly to our community through his work in the community kitchen at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church. For the last 11 years, he has been cooking and helping to provide meals to those that need it the most. In fact, last year, the community kitchen prepared and served more than 4,000 meals alone. They...



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The Power of One: A Celebration of Black History Month and the Unsung Heroes of Thomasville

As our final tribute to Poppa D, Mr. Frank Delaney, we’d like to share a few final thoughts. When asked about some of his words of wisdom he’s given to students over the years, he says one of his favorites is, “Don’t let my ignorance cause you to be a fool.” He said that he wanted students to understand that if they knew more about something than he did, then he encouraged them to think and learn on their own. When asked what he wants his legacy to be, he answered simply, “The...



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The Power of One: A Celebration of Black History Month and the Unsung Heroes of Thomasville

This week, we continue our salute to Poppa D, Mr. Frank Delaney, for Black History Month! You might know that he grew up on Pebble Hill Plantation, but what you may not know is that the house he called home for the first 23 years of his life actually crossed county lines! He said one part of the home was located in Grady County, but all you had to do was cross the hall into one of the other rooms and you were in Thomas County. That county connection seemed prophetic when... he graduated from...



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The Power of One: A Celebration of Black History Month and the Unsung Heroes of Thomasville

As we continue our Black History Month tribute to Mr. Frank "Poppa D" Delaney, we want to share what he told us when we asked him who inspired him to pursue a college education and then become one of the most influential educators in Thomas County. His answer was two-fold. First he named Pansey Poe, the owner of Pebble Hill Plantation where he was born and lived until he was 23 years old. He said he loved to work on the plantation and in order to work, Ms. Poe required you to have good...



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The Power of One: A Celebration of Black History Month and the Unsung Heroes of Thomasville

When you think about education in Thomasville, there is one name that resonates with true respect – Mr. Frank Delaney. Delaney, affectionately referred to as Poppa D, has garnered the level of respect and admiration that few educators ever attain, as he has influenced countless students throughout Thomas County. With a career that spans more than 40 years and a reputation that truly precedes him, Delaney has cast an indelible mark across entire families where both parents and children...



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CITY OF THOMASVILLE ANNOUNCES BLACK HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION

The national celebration of Black History Month is a time to honor the contributions of African Americans to our nation’s history. Beginning this year, the City of Thomasville is working with community partners to celebrate our local history. According to event organizers, 2018’s celebration will include individual recognition of local ‘unsung heroes’ and a community celebration. “We were approached by local citizens who wanted to see our community celebrate Black History...



CITY OF THOMASVILLE OFFERS TOOLS FOR HIGHER ENERGY USAGE

January 2018 will go down as one of the colder months for Thomasville in recent years. In fact, during the first 22 days of the year, high temperatures were below 60 degrees for 14 days. In comparison, 2017 only saw three days during the same timeframe where the maximum temperature was below 60 degrees. Unfortunately, colder air means higher energy consumption for most customers, which will show up as a higher-than-average utility bill for many customers. To assist customers, the City of...



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CITY OF THOMASVILLE ELECTRIC DEPARTMENT RECEIVES SAFETY AWARD

The City of Thomasville Utilities’ Electric Department has been awarded the Electric Cities of Georgia 2017 Jeff Cook Award for Safety Excellence. Nine ECG members were named Jeff Cook Award recipients after selection by a peer review board. The review was based on a 23-point evaluation of every aspect of industry safety, including training, best practices and safety record. The announcement of the 2017 award recipients was made during ECG’s annual conference. Electric Operations...



TPD’S HAMPTON NAMED ASSISTANT CHIEF

Chief Troy Rich of the Thomasville Police Department announced Thursday, January 11, 2018 the promotion of Major Eric Hampton to Assistant Police Chief. In his new role, Assistant Chief Hampton will be responsible for overseeing TPD’s community policing initiatives. “I’m very proud to announce the promotion of Assistant Chief Hampton,” said Rich. “He has been a committed leader not only within our organization, but also within our community for more than 30 years. I’ve...