2015 COUNCILMEMBER FAREWELL

The City Council informally bid Councilmember and Mayor Emeritus David Lewis farewell during his final meeting on the City Council Monday night. Mr. Lewis has served the community as the District 1, Post 1 representative since 2000. From left: Councilmember Jay Flowers, Mayor Pro Tem Greg Hobbs, Councilmember David Lewis, Mayor Max Beverly, Councilmember Don Simms



DRIVE SOBER OR GET PULLED OVER

Thomasville Police Department, in conjunction with the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, has a message for you: “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.” Because the holiday travel peiod is such a dangerous time on Georgia roads, law enforcement agencies statewide will be actively searching for and arresting impaired drivers December 16, 2015 through January 1, 2016. Chief of Police Troy Rich said that each year, many of our citizens take to the roadways in order to be with family and...



THANKSGIVING CITY SERVICES SCHEDULE

The City of Thomasville offices will be closed Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27, 2015 in observance ofThanksgiving. Because of the holiday observance, some City services will be affected. City services’ schedules are as follows: Energy Control Center: Regular 24-hour operational schedule City of Thomasville Residential Refuse: Thursday residential customers will have pick-up Wednesday, November 25. Regular schedule will resume Friday, November 27. Thomas County...



PLANNING DEPARTMENT WINS GICH HOMEOWNERSHIP AWARD

During the Georgia Initiative for Community Housing's October 21st, 10th anniversary celebration, the organization recognized outstanding examples of affordable housing projects/innovations by GICH communities. Communities were invited to submit applications for the following categories: adaptive reuse, affordable rental housing, community outreach and engagement, homeownership, neighborhood revitalization, community transformation and housing innovation. A panel of experts then selected an...



TFR BEGINS CITYWIDE, COMMERCIAL BUILDING FIRE & LIFE SAFETY INSPECTIONS

Thomasville Fire Rescue Fire Marshal Tim Connell and Georgia-certified fire inspectors from both Thomasville Fire Rescue and Gold Star have begun to inspect all commercial properties within Thomasville’s city limits. Fire Marshal Connell said that goal is to educate and empower business owners in order to help them understand how to maintain a safe environment and to also understand how applicable safety mandates apply to their property and/or business. “Most inspections will take...



2015 LESTER FEATHERS AND GOLDEN BACKHOE AWARDS

Thomasville Utilities’ Water Construction Team received statewide attention when they were presented with the Golden Backhoe Award and the Lester E. Feathers Damage Prevention Award at the Georgia Utilities Coordinating Council annual conference in Dillard, Georgia this week. Each year, the GUCC selects one utility from within each of its seven districts that has demonstrated a commitment to safe digging practices as the recipient of the Golden Backhoe Award. Additionally, one team who...



BUDGET BILLING ENROLLMENT PERIOD OPEN AGAIN

City of Thomasville Utilities customers have an additional way to help manage their winter budgets, as the City is now accepting applications for the Budget Billing Program. The Budget Billing Program gives utilities customers an additional payment option, which can be helpful when excessive temperatures may cause increased monthly utility usage. Program enrollment is available only twice each year, during April and October. The current enrollment period will end October 31st. The Budget...



TPD SEAL OF APPROVAL

The Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police recognized Thomasville Police Department’s professional standards of operation by granting recertification through the GACP State Certification Program. Receiving State Certification signifies that TPD operates efficiently and effectively while maintaining sound policy setting and enforcement. “We strive to be a progressive law enforcement agency,” said Chief of Police Troy Rich. “This means that we must always look to adapt and evolve...



TFR BEGINS CITYWIDE, COMMERCIAL BUILDING FIRE & LIFE SAFETY INSPECTIONS

Thomasville Fire Rescue Fire Marshal Tim Connell and Georgia-certified fire inspectors from both Thomasville Fire Rescue and Gold Star have begun to inspect all commercial properties within Thomasville’s city limits. Fire Marshal Connell said that goal is to educate and empower business owners in order to help them understand how to maintain a safe environment and to also understand how applicable safety mandates apply to their property and/or business. “Most inspections will take...



MULTI-USE TRAIL SECTION COMPLETE

The Jackson-Remington connecting section of the Multi-Use Trail is now complete and open for use. Citizens now have quick access when making their way by foot or bike from one section of the city to another. More work is expected on the connector, including landscaping; however, citizens are invited to begin using the trail section now. The 1,900 linear foot section of completed trail runs behind Thomasville High School and connects Jackson Street and Remington Avenue. While this section...



MULTI-USE TRAIL WORK CONTINUES

Because much of the work that has been progressing on the City of Thomasville’s Multi-Use Trail project is infrastructure, citizens may not notice the progress that has been accomplished to date. However, one major section of the project that will connect Remington Avenue and Jackson Street is nearing completion and will surely draw attention. Seeing this segment completed will hopefully bring to life the ultimate vision of a walkable trail that will connect 17 public parks within the...



CITY STAFF COMPLETE PUBLIC WORKS OFFICIALS EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

The City of Thomasville is known for exceeding community expectations, a commitment that is reflected in the City’s mission statement. As such, each City department is challenged to work smarter and more efficiently, without sacrificing safety or lowering the standards of service. One way that City staff work toward achieving this goal is by pursuing advanced training and certifications, such as those earned recently by several members of the Public Works Department. Public Works...