ROAD CLOSURE SCHEDULED FOR BARTOW STREET

Contractors are scheduled to begin work along Bartow Street on Monday, March 1st. Forecasted weather conditions could delay the work until Tuesday, March 2nd. Crews will be paving the roadway along Bartow Street at the Wright Street intersection where a wastewater main was replaced. There will be a temporary road closure at the intersection. The work is scheduled to begin at 8:00 a.m. and is expected to last two days. Travelers are encouraged to select an alternate route, be aware of...



TPD K-9 UNIT RECERTIFIES AND BRINGS HOME HONORS AT K-9 TRIALS

The Thomasville Police Department’s K-9 unit recently returned from the United States Police Canine Association (USPCA) Annual K9 Competition and Certifications, where they earned high marks in all phases of competition. The event, held February 12-15th in Petal, Mississippi included events in areas such as Obedience, Agility, Article Search, Building Search, Narcotics Detection, and Criminal Apprehension. The annual re-certification is a requirement of the USPCA which ensures that the...



SIP AND SHOP SERIES SET TO KICK OFF IN DOWNTOWN THOMASVILLE

The City of Thomasville’s 2021 First Friday Sip and Shop series kicks off on Friday, March 5th. Attendees are invited to sip and shop through the downtown event area from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. “We are excited to kick off our 2021 First Friday Sip and Shop series on March 5th,” said Madison Eaton, Event Coordinator. “First Friday Sip and Shops are a well-loved community tradition that we are thrilled to bring back with health and public safety in mind. While this monthly series...



CITY COUNCIL PRESENTS PROCLAMATION TO GENERAL LLOYD JAMES AUSTIN III

On Monday evening during regular session, the Thomasville City Council presented a proclamation signed by Mayor Greg Hobbs to Thomasville High School Class of 1971 Alumnus retired General Lloyd James Austin III. This honor was presented in recognition of his historic confirmation as the first African-American Secretary of Defense on January 22, 2021, and in appreciation for his steadfast and loyal service to our country and the Thomasville community. “General Austin’s dynamic...



TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE ON OLD MONTICELLO ROAD

Contractors will begin additional stormwater drainage work along Old Monticello Road on Friday, February 19, 2021. The work will involve the installation of a drainage pipe along Old Monticello Road near the intersection of South Pinetree Boulevard. The work is scheduled to begin at 7:00 a.m. and is expected to last one day. There will be a temporary road closure along South Pinetree Boulevard while the work is being completed. South Pinetree Boulevard from Millpond Road to Fairways...



GEORGIA’S TOURISM INDUSTRY DELIVERS ECONOMIC IMPACT TO THOMAS COUNTY

The U.S. Travel Association recently released its 2019 Travel Economic Impact Report on the State of Georgia and its counties and regions. According to the study made available through the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s tourism division Explore Georgia, the tourism industry in Thomas County generated $83.62 million in direct, domestic traveler expenditures in 2019. “The tourism industry continues to grow and significantly impact our state and local economy,” said...



THOMASVILLE POLICE DETECTIVE HONORED BY U.S. SECRET SERVICE

Thomasville Police Department Detective Lisa Maxwell was recently honored by the United States Secret Service (USSS) with the award for Top Forensic Examiner in 2019. The annual recognition is awarded to the top 50 digital forensic expert examiners in the nation. “It is my honor to receive this recognition from the Secret Service for my digital forensics efforts throughout the 2019-2020 calendar year,” said Maxwell. “I am humbled to receive this honor for the third time, and I’m...



LANE CLOSURE SCHEDULED FOR REMINGTON AVENUE

Contractors will begin milling and resurfacing along Remington Avenue beginning Wednesday, February 17th. This work will be done on Remington Avenue between Stevens Street and Madison Street. The project is scheduled to take place between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. and is expected to last through Friday. There will be temporary lane closures along Remington Avenue while the work is being completed. Travelers in the area are encouraged to exercise caution, be aware of potential...



ROAD CLOSURE SCHEDULED FOR SOUTH DAWSON STREET

Work crews for the Courtyard Marriott will be unloading furniture trucks on South Dawson Street between Smith Avenue and Remington Avenue on Tuesday, February 16th and Wednesday, February 17th. The work is scheduled to occur between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 pm. There will be a temporary road closure on South Dawson Street while the work is being completed. Travelers in the area are encouraged to exercise caution when approaching the intersections of Smith Avenue and South Dawson...



TFR COMMERCIAL BUILDING FIRE INSPECTIONS MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Since 2015, Thomasville Fire Rescue has provided annual fire inspections to all commercial properties within Thomasville’s city limits. The annual inspection period will begin for 2021 in late February and will run through December. According to TFR Fire Chief Tim Connell, these inspections are important and are making a notable difference in life safety. “In 2014 we responded to nearly the same number of commercial fires as we did residential fires,” Connell said. “Since the...



SOUTH PINETREE BOULEVARD PROJECT UNDERWAY

On January 4th construction crews began work on the South Pinetree Boulevard improvement project that will provide various enhancements to the portion of the corridor stretching from West Jackson Street to Old Monticello Road. The project, originally approved by City Council in January of 2019, was awarded to The Scruggs Company in November of 2020. “A project of this magnitude requires close coordination between the City’s utility departments, the Georgia Department of Transportation...



ROAD CLOSURE SCHEDULED FOR SOUTH DAWSON STREET

Work crews for the Courtyard Marriott will be unloading furniture trucks on South Dawson Street between Smith Avenue and Remington Avenue on Friday, February 12th. The work is scheduled to occur between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 pm. There will be a temporary road closure on South Dawson Street while the work is being completed. Travelers in the area are encouraged to exercise caution when approaching the intersections of Smith Avenue and South Dawson Street and Remington Avenue...