WHITE NAMED UTILITIES SUPERINTENDENT

Thomasville City Manager Alan Carson has named Chris White as Utilities Superintendent for the City of Thomasville. The appointment is effective May 20, 2019. “Chris has been with the City of Thomasville for more than twenty-two years,” said Carson. “During that time, he has gained invaluable experience in many areas of utilities operation, including electric, water, wastewater, natural gas and telecommunications. I have full confidence in Chris and his ability to lead our...



LOCAL COACHING LEGENDS FEATURED IN DOCUMENTARY “CAN YOU NOT SEE?” TELLS THE STORY OF THOMASVILLE’S TRANSITION THROUGH FOOTBALL DURING SCHOOL INTEGRATION

Join CNS, the City of Thomasville and the Jack Hadley Black History Museum for a screening of the documentary “Can You Not See?”, at The Ritz Amphitheater in Downtown Thomasville on Friday, May 10, 2019. The screening event will begin at 7:30 p.m. with a meet and greet of coaches from that era followed by the screening of “Can You Not See?” at 8:00 p.m. and a Q & A at 8:30 p.m. The documentary tells Thomasville’s story of how the love of football played an important role in the...



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THOMASVILLE ENCOURAGES LOCALS TO BE TOURISTS IN THEIR OWN TOWNS IN CELEBRATION OF NATIONAL TOURISM WEEK

The City of Thomasville tourism office is celebrating National Tourism Week by turning the tables and inviting locals to become “visitors” in their own hometown. “Thomasville is a unique community brimming with fun and fascinating things to see and do. Often as a local, we forget about our local attractions, and this is the best time to experience what makes our town so unique,” says Bonnie Hayes, City of Thomasville tourism director. National Travel Tourism Week is May...



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TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE FOR REPAIRS

The City of Thomasville’s Municipal Auditorium will be undergoing some necessary air conditioning repairs this Thursday, May 9. The repairs being completed will require access to the building’s roof, meaning the utilization of heavy equipment on a portion of Crawford Street. For the safety of the community and those working, there will be a temporary street closure near the intersection of Crawford Street and Jackson Street from 8:00 am until 12:00 pm on Thursday,...



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CITY RECOGNIZES NATIONAL DRINKING WATER WEEK WITH THE RELEASE OF ANNUAL CONSUMER CONFIDENCE REPORT

The City of Thomasville’s Water Treatment Plant provides award-winning quality water to Thomasville. Since 2012, City of Thomasville Water Treatment staff members have earned the Gold Award from the Georgia Association for Water Processionals (GAWP) for 100 percent compliance with all Safe Drinking Water Act requirements. In 2018, the staff exceeded these standards by earning the prestigious Platinum Award, recognizing water facilities that have earned the Gold Award for five...



CITY DECLARES MAY MENTAL HEALTH MONTH

Statistics reveal that one in five adults experience a mental health disorder in a given year; for children and adolescents, the statistic is one in ten. Locally, Thomasville has several organizations working together to combat these numbers within our community. To commemorate their effort, Mayor Pro Tem Terry Scott has signed a proclamation declaring the month of May as Mental Health Month. Councilmember Jay Flowers recently awarded the proclamation to representatives from these...



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FIRST FRIDAY SIP AND STROLLS CONTINUE THIS WEEK WITH FIESTA FRIDAY THEME

Bring your dancing shoes and join the fun at this month’s First Friday Sip and Stroll in downtown Thomasville. With Cinco de Mayo just around the corner, this month’s theme is Fiesta Friday. “There is no better time to enjoy strolling through downtown Thomasville before catching a free outdoor concert than the spring when the weather is perfect,” said Madison Eaton, City of Thomasville special events coordinator. “From 6:00-8:00 pm, you can grab a beer or wine from your favorite...



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WEST JACKSON STREETSCAPE PROJECT SET TO BEGIN

After nearly two years of public input, the West Jackson Streetscape project in The Bottom District of downtown Thomasville will begin on Monday, April 29, 2019. The project represents a public engagement process that began in 2017 and involved numerous citizens coming together to contribute their ideas for the development of the streetscape plan for this important downtown area. “It is very exciting to see the final plan that was shaped by public input finally become a reality,” said...



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CITY OF THOMASVILLE SUBMITS CDBG HOUSING GRANT

The City of Thomasville has submitted an application to the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) for a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) that, if awarded, will bring housing improvements to the Fletcherville community. The CDBG program is a federally funded program that focuses on providing resources for livable neighborhoods, economic empowerment and improved housing. “We’ve received CDBG funding previously for this neighborhood, which is being used to provide...



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CITY CELEBRATES GEORGIA CITIES WEEK WITH EARTH DAY CELEBRATION

The annual Georgia Cities Week celebration will be held April 21-27. Georgia Cities Week gives cities an opportunity to celebrate community achievements, recognize volunteers, and share information about services available to citizens. “We are thrilled to be participating in Georgia Cities Week this year,” said Chelsie Cosby, City of Thomasville customer experience liaison. “We have partnered with several community organizations to host an exciting event on Monday, April 22nd for...



APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR COUNCIL TEMPORARY VACANCY

The City of Thomasville is now accepting applications to fill the temporary vacancy that exists on the Thomasville City Council. The vacancy was created after Governor Brian Kemp issued an order on March 25, 2019, suspending Mayor Greg Hobbs from office. The temporary appointment will last until the case against Mayor Hobbs is finally disposed of or until Mayor Hobbs’ term of office ends, whichever comes first. Applications are available now on the City’s website,...



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CITY OF THOMASVILLE CELEBRATES MILESTONE AWARDS

The City of Thomasville recently held a breakfast honoring several employees for their years of service to the community. The service awards honored employees who achieved milestone years of service including five, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, and 40 years of service. “We honor our employees for reaching these milestones and want to thank them for the time they have invested into our community and its citizens,” said City Manager Alan Carson, “It’s incredible to see the long-time employees...