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CITY’S CEMETERIES HONOR LOVED ONES AND LOCAL HISTORY

Memorial Day is observed in commemoration of all military personnel who have died in the performance of their military duties for the United States Armed Forces. The Federal holiday, formerly known as Decoration Day, was established in the aftermath of the Civil War but did not become an official national holiday until 1971. During the holiday weekend, many people will visit the City of Thomasville’s five cemeteries to honor and mourn those who died while serving our great...



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TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE SCHEDULED FOR DAWSON STREET

City of Thomasville crews are scheduled to begin work on a natural gas main relocation along Dawson Street between Smith Avenue and McClean Avenue beginning Tuesday, June 1st. The work is scheduled to take place between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. and is expected to last two days. There will be a temporary road closure on Dawson Street allowing local traffic only while the work is being completed. The access road to the Marriot Hotel along Dawson Street will remain open to...



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2021 HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS

June 1st marks the start of the 2021 hurricane season, and the City of Thomasville reminds residents about the importance of hurricane preparedness as the season approaches. Last season saw a record number of 30 named storms, 13 hurricanes, and six major hurricanes. The 2020 season was the fifth consecutive year of above-average storm activity. “Weather analysts are predicting that 2021 will be another active season for the Atlantic Ocean, with total named storms, hurricanes, and major...



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CITY OFFICES TO OBSERVE JUNETEENTH HOLIDAY

The Thomasville City Council announced during their regular meeting last night that there will be a new addition to the official holidays observed by the City of Thomasville. Beginning this year, City administrative offices will be closed in observance of the Juneteenth holiday. Juneteenth, which is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States, is observed annually on June 19th. “The decision to recognize Juneteenth as a City holiday was...



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MEMORIAL DAY CITY SERVICES SCHEDULE

The City of Thomasville administrative offices will be closed Monday, May 31, 2021 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. Due to the holiday observance, some City services will be affected. City service schedules will be as follows: Utilities Response Center Regular 24-hour operational schedule. They can be reached by calling 229-227-5499. City of Thomasville Residential Refuse Monday residential customers will be collected on their normal schedule on Monday, May 31....



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CITY CELEBRATES NATIONAL PUBLIC WORKS WEEK

The City of Thomasville will observe National Public Works Week May 16th – 22nd. “We invite the community to join us as we recognize the City’s Public Works staff. These often-unsung heroes of our society are professionals who serve the public every day with quiet dedication,” said Chris White, Executive Director of Public Utilities. This year’s theme, “Stronger Together,” challenges members of the public works field and their citizens to think about the role public works...



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CITY ANNOUNCES THE RELEASE OF ANNUAL REPORT

The City of Thomasville is proud to announce the release of its 2020 Annual Report. This annual report highlights the City’s accomplishments, infrastructure projects, and future initiatives. The City’s new Vision and Mission Statements and messages from City leadership are also highlighted. The City last produced the report in 2017. “As we look back on 2020, I believe the word ‘unprecedented’ will often be said,” said Alan Carson, City Manager. “The Annual Report allows us...



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TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE SCHEDULED FOR SOUTH BROAD STREET

City of Thomasville crews are scheduled to begin work along South Broad Street between East Loomis Street and Hansell Street beginning Tuesday, May 18th to repair a water service line leak. The work is scheduled to begin at 6:00 p.m. and is expected to last four hours. There will be a temporary road closure allowing local traffic only on South Broad Street while the work is being completed. Travelers in the area are encouraged to select an alternate route and to be aware of potential...



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THOMASVILLE FIRE RESCUE RECEIVES GRANT FOR PURCHASE OF NEW EQUIPMENT

Thomasville Fire Rescue was recently awarded an Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) in the amount of $248,000. The grant provided TFR with funding for the purchase of 42 new Dragger Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) equipment that enables them to safely enter environments dangerous to life or health. Funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the grant aims to provide direct financial assistance to eligible fire departments to equip and train emergency personnel,...



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CSX TRANSPORTATION SCHEDULES MAINTENANCE OF RAILROAD CROSSING

CSX Transportation has notified the City of Thomasville of scheduled maintenance and repairs on the railroad crossing along East Pinetree Boulevard between Remington Avenue and Pine Lake Drive beginning Thursday, May 20th. “According to the information provided to the City of Thomasville, the East Pinetree Boulevard railroad crossing between Remington Avenue and Pine Lake Drive will be temporarily closed,” said Chris White, Executive Director of Utilities. “CSX expects the...



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LANDFILL TEMPORARILY CLOSED FOR WEIGHT SCALE REPLACEMENT

The City of Thomasville has announced a temporary change to the Thomasville-Thomas County Municipal Solid Waste Landfill’s Saturday operating hours. On Saturday, May 15th, the landfill will be temporarily closed to the public in order to replace its weight scales. “Replacing the weight scales that are currently in use will allow us to continue to provide excellent service to our customers,” said Lee Thomas, Assistant Solid Waste and Landfill Superintendent. “Our scales have been...



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CITY AWARDED REBC GRANT FOR ROADSIDE ENHANCEMENTS

The City of Thomasville was recently awarded a Roadside Enhancement and Beautification Council Grant of $37,200 from the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) to support roadside enhancement and beautification projects along state routes in Georgia. The REBC Grant Program, formerly GATEway Grant Program, is funded through contributory value fees paid by outdoor advertising companies to GDOT for vegetation removal around outdoor advertising signs. According to Chris White, Executive...