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MOTORISTS URGED TO 'MOVE OVER' FOR UTILITY WORKERS

Last April, Governor Nathan Deal signed into law a measure that extends an existing requirement for drivers to ‘move over’ one lane when emergency vehicles are in use to also include utility workers and vehicles. House Bill 767 adds protection for utility workers that are utilizing traffic cones or displaying flashing yellow, amber or red lights while engaged in work along Georgia roadways. “We are sometimes working along the roadside in extreme weather conditions, so this law will...



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CITY OF THOMASVILLE PUBLIC WORKS STAFF EARN CERTIFICATIONS

Two City of Thomasville Public Works employees recently completed the steps necessary to earn their advanced certificate of public works management (CPWM) from the University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government. Stephen Stewart, Public Works Superintendent, and Denise Reichert, Cemetery Administrator, earned their certifications by completing 90 hours of classroom work over three years. “This was a huge commitment of their time, and I’m very proud of both Stephen and...



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LOCAL STUDENT HONORED AS A HERO

Eight-year-old Ryshaad L. Harrison is a hero to his family. Recently, a small fire broke out in the home of his grandmother, Diedryz Clark. Thanks to Ryshaad’s quick thinking and the information he retained from a fire safety education class conducted by Thomasville Fire Rescue, Ryshaad was able to alert his family to the fire before it got out of hand. Because of his quick thinking, Ryshaad has been recognized as a hero by Thomasville Fire Rescue and the Thomas County Fire...



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TFR PROMOTES FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN FEMALE

For the second time, Jasmine Rice has made history with Thomasville Fire Rescue. Rice was the first African-American female hired with TFR when she joined the department in 2013. On July 14, 2016, she became the first female to ever attain the rank of Engineer with the agency. "Engineer Rice has made some very big accomplishments during her tenure at TFR," said Fire Chief Chris Bowman. "She joined our department shortly after I became chief in 2013, and it has been very gratifying to...



TFR BEGINS HYDRANT TESTING

July 15, 2016 – Thomasville Fire Rescue will begin testing fire hydrants beginning Sunday, July 17, 2016. The process to test more than 1,000 hydrants located throughout Thomasville will take approximately one month to complete. According to Fire Marshal Tim Connell, testing hydrants annually is vital. “Performing flow testing on our hydrants on a regular basis ensures that they will work properly in the event of an emergency,” he said. “Because we perform flow tests annually, we...



SIGN ORDINANCE ON COUNCIL WORKSHOP AGENDA

The upcoming workshop session for the Thomasville City Council scheduled for Wednesday, July 20, 2016, will be devoted to the proposed sign ordinance. In this session, citizens will once again have the opportunity to learn more about the proposed ordinance and offer input or voice remaining concerns. In 2014, the City of Thomasville began working toward improving the existing sign ordinance. According to City Planner Brian Herrmann, changes to the current ordinance are needed for...



GURA PLAN TO BE PRESENTED TO COUNCIL

The City of Thomasville Planning Department will present the Gateways Urban Redevelopment Plan at the July 25, 2016 City of Thomasville Council Workshop and Meeting. The workshop will begin at 6:00 p.m. and the meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. Both meetings will be held at 144 East Jackson Street. The Urban Redevelopment Plan is being prepared for adoption and approval under the provisions of Official Code of Georgia Annotated Section 36-1-7. The areas included in this plan are the...



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We are creating a monthly customer newsletter that is set to launch Fall 2016. To register for this newsletter, enter your email address in the “Receive Customer Communications” block on the thomasville.org home page.



WORK ON BROAD STREET CONTINUES

On Monday, July 11, 2016, the City will continue the project to improve the portion of Broad Street between Remington Avenue and Smith Avenue. Phase 1 of the project involved uncovering the historic brick pavers on this section of Broad Street. The next phase of the project will involve improving the curb and gutter in this area. In order to match the recently exposed brick grade, the existing curb and gutter will be removed and new curb and gutter will be installed. Work will begin on the...



ONLINE SERVICE REQUEST PAGE UNDERGOING MAINTENANCE

On Wednesday, July 6, our online service request/report an issue form will be unavailable from approximately 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm while server maintenance is performed.



INDEPENDENCE DAY CITY SERVICES SCHEDULE

The City of Thomasville offices will be closed Monday, July 4, 2016 in observance of Independence Day. Because of the holiday observance, some City services will be affected. City services’ schedules are as follows: Energy Control Center – Regular 24-hour operational schedule City of Thomasville Residential Refuse – Monday residential customers will be picked up Tuesday, July 5. Tuesday residential customers will be picked up Wednesday, July 6. Normal pick-up schedules will...



CNS SPONSORS INDEPENDENCE DAY FIREWORKS & FESTIVITIES

The City of Thomasville invites the community to the annual CNS Independence Day Fireworks and Festivities celebration. The Fireworks and Festivities celebration will be held Monday, July 4, with activities beginning at 6:30 p.m., followed by the fireworks display at 9:30 p.m. on West Jackson Street in Downtown Thomasville. For 18 years, CNS has brought the annual Fireworks and Festivities celebration to the community as a way to express thanks for the community’s support and loyalty....