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GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION APPROVES SOUTH PINETREE PLAN

On Thursday, March 28, 2019, City of Thomasville officials met with Georgia Department of Transportation staff and received approval to proceed with an improvement plan for South Pinetree Boulevard. Attending the meeting were Mayor Greg Hobbs, City Manager Alan Carson, Assistant Utilities Superintendent Chris White, and City Engineer Wayne Newsome from the City of Thomasville and Paul Tanner, State Transportation Planning Administrator, and Jay Roberts, State Planning Director, for GDOT....



THOMASVILLE RECEIVES 2019 MAIN STREET ACCREDITATION

The City of Thomasville has once again been designated as an accredited Georgia Exceptional Main Street (GEMS) program by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs and the National Main Street Center. According to Main Street and Business Development Director April Norton, this distinction means that Thomasville’s main street program is ranked among the best in the state of Georgia. “It is an honor to continue to be recognized and named a GEMS community, as this is an accreditation...



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

As spring and summer arrive, the warmer temperatures follow. With this in mind, the City of Thomasville will host “Let’s Discuss…Ways to Save On Your Utility Bill and How to Have an Energy Efficient Home.” Organizers say that this session will provide the community with useful and practical tips to save energy and reduce utility costs. “Most of these tips can be implemented with little, if any, costs associated,” said Sherri Nix, Public Outreach Manager. “We’ve hosted...



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More than 40 homes, sites to open for tours during Georgia Trust Spring Ramble in Thomasville, April 12-14

More than 40 historic homes and sites will be open for tours during the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation’s Spring Ramble in Thomasville, April 12-14. Co-hosted by Thomasville Landmarks, the event will offer visitors and residents a rare opportunity to explore private historic homes and buildings that are not usually open to the public. Ramble Committee Chair, Stephane Ughetto said, “We are thrilled that so many preservation minded individuals from across the state will be...



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TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE FOR SOUTH COLLEGE STREET

Beginning on Monday, March 25, City of Thomasville Utilities will have South College Street from East Jackson Street to Fletcher Street closed for installation of a water main across South College Street. Utility crews will begin working in this area at 4:00 p.m., with work continuing into the evening hours. Travelers in the area are advised to exercise caution in the area and prepare for detours around South College Street where the work is being completed. This project is anticipated...



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SEWER WORK TAKING PLACE ON GORDON AVENUE

Travelers in the Gordon Avenue area between Mimosa Drive and Archbold Avenue are advised to use caution and expect detours on Tuesday, March 26. City of Thomasville Utilities will be replacing wastewater service lines on Gordon Avenue between Mimosa Drive and Archbold Avenue beginning at 7:00 am until approximately 5:00 pm on March 26. “We understand this work may impact Archbold Hospital and inconvenience patients for doctor’s offices in the area,” said Wayne Newsome, City...



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MAYOR HOBBS DECLARES MARCH AMERICAN RED CROSS MONTH

The American Red Cross was established over 130 years ago to deliver vital relief and support services to those in crisis and to also help prepare citizens to respond in emergency situations. Today, it is one of the largest humanitarian organizations in the world, serving citizens throughout the United States. On March 12, 2019, Mayor Greg Hobbs presented Terri Jenkins, American Red Cross Executive Director of South Georgia, with a proclamation recognizing March as American Red Cross...



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ANOTHER NIGHT OF BLUEGRASS PRESENTS LARRY STEPHENSON

Another Night of Bluegrass featuring Larry Stephenson will be held in the Thomasville Municipal Auditorium on Saturday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m. Presented by the City of Thomasville and WTUF-FM, Another Night of Bluegrass is an eighteen-year local tradition treasured by Thomasville music lovers. Highly regarded as one of Bluegrass music’s most recognizable and finest high lead and tenor vocalists, Larry Stephenson has been headlining festivals and concerts for 30 years. He formed The Larry...



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THOMASVILLE CITY COUNCIL ANNOUNCES REVISED MEETING SCHEDULE

Thomasville, GA – March 15, 2019 – Beginning later this month, the meeting schedule for the Thomasville City Council will be adjusted slightly, eliminating two workshop sessions each month. According to City Manager Alan Carson, the changes are being made to streamline the existing City Council workshop and regular meeting schedule. “Historically, the City Council has met in regular session the second and fourth Monday of each month,” said Carson. “These meetings are preceded by...



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DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME AND SMOKE ALARM SAFETY

Since 1966, most states have been changing the clocks twice a year in order to save an hour of daylight. Daylight savings time will begin at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 10th. While you’re changing your clocks, Thomasville Fire Rescue wants you to think about an important way to move fire safety forward as well. “This is a good time to remind everyone that all homes should have working smoke alarms on every floor. You should also have smoke alarms in every bedroom and in the hallway...



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IMPROVEMENTS CONTINUE FOR SOUTH MLK, JR. DRIVE

An improvement project that was first envisioned in 2017 for South Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive will continue this week when City of Thomasville contractors complete work on an eight foot sidewalk along the south side of Varnedoe Street from South MLK, Jr. Drive to Varnedoe Park. The new sidewalk will connect to existing sidewalks on West Jackson Street and will eventually connect to sidewalks on South Pinetree Boulevard. “This sidewalk will provide pedestrian access to Varnedoe...



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FIRST FRIDAY SIP AND STROLL KICKS OFF MARCH 1

First Fridays are back beginning Friday, March 1 from 6:00-10:00 p.m. in Downtown Thomasville. “This year’s First Friday Sip and Strolls begin in March and continue through December,” says Madison Eaton, City of Thomasville events coordinator. “We have had such success with these events that we wanted to grow the concert series this year. In addition to more concerts, we’re also expanding the events with new themes that help set the tone for the evening. We’ll kick March off with...