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VETERENS DAY PARADE TO BE HELD ON NOVEMBER 9TH IN DOWNTOWN THOMASVILLE

The City of Thomasville, in partnership with local veterans groups, is honored to present the Veterans Day Parade on Saturday, November 9th at 10:00 a.m. in Downtown Thomasville. The community is encouraged to attend the parade to celebrate the men and women who have served in our U.S. military. Veterans Day officially became a national holiday in 1938. It’s a day to show respect and gratitude to those who were willing to serve our country. “The City of Thomasville supports active...



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THOMASVILLE FIRE RESCUE ENGINEER AWARDED FOR 20 CONSECUTIVE YEARS OF CERTIFICATION

Thomasville Fire Rescue Engineer Randy Wood was recently recognized by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians for achieving 20 consecutive years of National EMS Certification. “Few EMS professionals hold the distinction of 20 consecutive years of certification,” said Thomasville Fire Rescue Chief Chris Bowman, “In our organization, only one other fire professional holds this certification. It’s an honor for Engineer Wood to have earned this recognition, and shows...



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FIRST FRIDAY SIP AND STROLLS CONTINUE THIS MONTH WITH THE MAINSTREAM BAND

The City of Thomasville’s First Friday Sip and Stroll concert series continues this Friday, November 1st from 6:00- 10:00 PM in downtown Thomasville. This month’s theme is “Fall Fest,” and the concert will feature the musical stylings of the Mainstream Band. The Mainstream Band works hard to live up to their namesake, playing an exciting, high energy show filled with mainstream music that fans of all ages can enjoy. “We are excited to welcome the Mainstream Band to The Ritz...



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CITY OF THOMASVILLE PUBLIC WORKS STAFF EARNS GOLDEN BACKHOE AWARD

The City of Thomasville Public Works department was recently nominated for, and won, the 2019 Region Four Golden Backhoe Award. The award was given during the Fall Conference for the Georgia Utility Coordinating Council (GUCC) in Dillard, Georgia. Stephen Stewart, City of Thomasville Public Works Superintendent, was in attendance with members of his department to receive the award. “We earned the Golden Backhoe Award in recognition of safe digging and no chargeable damages in a calendar...



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CITY OF THOMASVILLE WANTS YOUR HELP NAMING DOG DECOYS AT CHEROKEE LAKE

Cherokee Lake Park is a great park for picnics, exercise, and playtime. It is also a great time to enjoy nature, including geese that are fond of the park. However, the geese can also be a nuisance from time to time. In order to deter the geese from eating your lunch or turning your walk into a run, the City of Thomasville has recently installed several dog decoys throughout the park. “We recently installed the dog decoys at Cherokee Lake to help keep the geese from common areas our...



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LANE CLOSURE SCHEDULED FOR NORTH SIDE OF WEST JACKSON STREET BETWEEN STEVENS STREET AND REMINGTON AVENUE

Construction has begun on the north side (outbound lane) of the 300 block of West Jackson Street. The north side of West Jackson Street will be closed from North Stevens Street to Lee Street while pedestrian crossings and sidewalks are being installed. The work is expected to last approximately two weeks. Businesses will remain open and will continue to have front door access for customers. One-way vehicular traffic and on-street parking are available on the south side (inbound lane)...



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CITY PRESENTS ‘LET’S DISCUSS…’ AIMED AT CUSTOMER SAVINGS

As fall and winter arrive, the cooler temperatures will soon follow. With this in mind, the City of Thomasville will host “Let’s Discuss…Ways to Save On Your Utility Bill” on Tuesday, October 29th at 6:00 pm at the Municipal Building located at 144 E. Jackson St. Organizers say that this session will provide the community with useful and practical tips to save energy and reduce utility costs. Attendees will also learn how to calculate their monthly utility statement. “Most of...



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DATE SET FOR ANNUAL ANNUAL “HOWL-O-WEEN” AT THE THOMASVILLE DOG PARK

Get ready to have a howlin’ good time with your furry friends when City of Thomasville Community Relations, in partnership with Thomas County Humane Society, kicks off the twelfth annual Howl-O-Ween celebration at the Thomasville Dog Park on Saturday, October 26, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This unique park is located at 415 South Pinetree Boulevard, across from the Southwestern State Hospital campus. This year’s celebration will include popular contests like doggie and me...



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THOMASVILLE FIRE RESCUE HOSTS OPEN HOUSE AT RECENTLY RENOVATED STATION TWO

Thomasville Fire Rescue recently announced the completion of renovations to Station Two, located at 1750 South Pinetree Boulevard. To celebrate the newly renovated facility, TFR will be hosting an Open House for the community on October 17th from 5:30 – 8:00 pm. During the renovation of Station Two, a new air conditioning unit and duct work were installed, damaged ceiling tiles were replaced and electrical lines in the overhead lighting system were repaired. The renovation also included...



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WORK ON TRAIL PHASE 5 PROJECT NEARLY COMPLETE; SPLOST RESURFACING BEGINS

Another phase of the Thomasville Community Trail project will soon be completed. The City of Thomasville’s engineering department reports that the South Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive (or “Phase 5”) portion of the project will be completed by the end of this week. “Crews began paving on South Martin Luther King Jr. Drive last week and are expected to be completed by the end of this week,” said Eve Geyer, City of Thomasville project manager. “We owe a great deal of gratitude to the...



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THOMASVILLE FIRE RESCUE OBSERVES FIRE PREVENTION WEEK

The City of Thomasville and Thomasville Fire Rescue will be recognizing National Fire Prevention Week from October 6th – 12th. Fire Prevention Week has been observed publicly since 1922, and was officially proclaimed for national observance in 1925 by President Calvin Coolidge. Fire Prevention Week remains the longest-running public health observance in the United States. This year’s campaign slogan is “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice your Escape!” The campaign...



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CITY OF THOMASVILLE CELEBRATES PUBLIC POWER WEEK, NATIONAL PUBLIC NATURAL GAS WEEK AND NATIONAL CUSTOMER SERVICE WEEK

The City of Thomasville is observing Public Power Week, National Public Natural Gas Week, and National Customer Service Week in early October. These commemorations are meant to celebrate the benefits of locally owned utilities and the dedicated staff that make it possible. “At the City of Thomasville, we are proud to not only provide competitively-priced and reliable energy services to our customers, but also to deliver that service in a way that exceeds the expectations of our...