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TPD’s SWAT TEAM BACK AT FULL STRENGTH

The Thomasville Police Department’s SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics) Team is up to full strength after concluding a tryout for new members earlier this month. Chief Troy Rich has announced the addition of six offers to TPD’s SWAT Team, effective immediately. “We are pleased to announce the selection of Officers Melvin Ray, Devin Tudor, Detective Adam Lawson, Sergeant Jason Baldwin and School Resource Officer Jamica Thomas as the newest members of our SWAT Team,” said Thomasville...



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LANE CLOSURES FOR WEST JACKSON STREET

City of Thomasville Utility crews are currently working to improve wastewater service near the intersection West Jackson Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. All outside lanes along West Jackson Street and the left turn lane onto North Martin Luther King Jr. Drive will remain open to traffic. Temporary lane closures will be required at the following locations: Left turn lane from West Jackson Street onto South Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Both East and West bound inside lanes...



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ROAD CLOSURE FOR WRIGHT STREET

City of Thomasville Utility crews will begin work along Wright Street on Wednesday, February 19th. Crews will be repairing a wastewater main between 3rd Avenue and 4th Avenue. The work is scheduled to take place between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m, and is expected to last approximately 2-3 weeks. There will be a temporary road closure in the area while the work is being completed; local traffic will be permitted. Travelers in the area are encouraged to exercise caution and to be aware of...



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INTERNATIONAL BEST-SELLING AUTHOR PATRICIA SCHULTZ

Patricia Schultz, the world famous International best-selling author of “1,000 Places to See Before You Die,” will be the guest speaker at South Eden Plantation on Saturday, February 22nd at 9:00 a.m. Sponsored by Southern Travelers Explore Thomasville, this event is part of a larger travel writers’ conference held in Thomasville the same weekend. “We are thrilled that the organizers for Southern Travelers Explore Thomasville chose Thomasville as the location for their first...



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DOWNTOWN THOMASVILLE SEMI-ANNUAL SIDEWALK SALE THIS SATURDAY

The Downtown Thomasville Semi-Annual Sidewalk Sale will be held Saturday, February 15th beginning at 10 am. 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. “Downtown merchants will be offering great deals on end of season merchandise and are excited to showcase new 2020 inventory.” says April Norton, City of Thomasville Main Street and Business Development Director. Be...



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CITY OF THOMASVILLE OFFICES CLOSING EARLY

February 6, 2020 – Due to inclement weather that is expected from the approaching storm system, the City of Thomasville administrative offices will close early today, February 6, 2020. Administrative offices will close at 2:30 pm. This closing will impact all administration and non-operational staff. Utility staff and public safety will continue to be operational. Utility customers should report all power outages, including those involving CNSNext services, to our Outage Reporting Line...



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ROAD CLOSURE FOR S. BROAD

City of Thomasville Utility crews will be working along S. Broad Street on Monday, February 10th. Crews will be repairing a water leak on S. Broad Street between Hansell Street and Loomis Street. The work is scheduled to occur between the hours of 6:00 pm and 10:00 pm. There will be a temporary road closure on S. Broad Street between Hansell Street and Loomis Street while work is being completed. Travelers and residents in the area are encouraged to exercise caution and to be aware of...



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2nd ANNUAL BLACK HISTORY PARADE, CELEBRATION TO FOLLOW

The City of Thomasville invites you to join the community in Downtown Thomasville on Saturday February 8th for a celebration our local Black History, with the 2nd Annual Black History Month Parade & Celebration. The 2nd Annual Black History Month parade is scheduled to begin at 10am. at the intersection of Broad Street and Washington Street (between Thomasville National Bank and the First Baptist Church parking lot). It will travel down Broad Street, turn right on West Jackson Street, and...



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OVERALL CRIME IS DOWN IN THOMASVILLE FOR 5TH CONSECUTIVE YEAR

The Thomasville Police Department has released the 2019 crimes stats and total crime is down 13% for the year. The downward turn in total crime continues an overall reduction in crime that has continued since 2015. According to Chief Rich, the crime statistics that are reported actually track two different categories of crime. “There are two type of crimes reported to the Federal Bureau of Investigation for statistical purposes, which are known as Part 1 crimes, or violent crimes and...



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CITY OF THOMASVILLE PREPARES FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATIONS

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, 2020’s celebration will include online trivia contests, a parade and other community celebrations. “Black History Month is intended for the community to come together to celebrate the history and achievements...



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CITY OF THOMASVILLE AWARDED INAUGURAL VISIONARY CITY AWARD

Thomasville was among nine cities from across Georgia that received the inaugural Visionary City Award presented by Georgia Trend magazine and the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) during the association’s Cities United Summit in Atlanta on Sunday, January 26. Thomasville was recognized in the medium category, representing populations from 5,000-24,999. Based in Atlanta, GMA is a voluntary, non-profit organization that provides legislative advocacy, research, training, employee benefit...



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UTILITY WORK SCHEDULED FOR FLETCHER AND LOOMIS STREETS

City of Thomasville Utility crews have scheduled work along Fletcher and Loomis Street beginning next week. Beginning on Monday January 27th, crews will be replacing wastewater mains on Loomis Street between South Street and Rosedale Avenue. The work is expected to take place between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm and is expected to be completed in one month. Click here to view Loomis Street closure map. On Tuesday January 28th, crews will begin performing wastewater point...