GURA PUBLIC MEETING INFORMATION

The City of Thomasville is preparing an Urban Redevelopment Plan.  A public meeting will be held May 24, 2016 at 5:30 pm in the Thomas County Library Flipper Room.  Please click here for more information.



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CITY MAKES TRAFFIC IMPROVEMENTS

Beginning this week, citizens traveling the stretch of Hansell Street between Smith Avenue and Broad Street will notice a new addition to their commute: a new traffic signal. The signal, placed at the intersection of Hansell Street and Colton Avenue, is designed to help citizens navigate the difficult turning conditions when crossing on to Hansell Street from Colton Avenue. Assistant City Engineer Wayne Newsome said that the signal will greatly improve safety conditions for those...



HONORARY COUNCILMEMBER FOR MAY

During Monday’s City Council meeting, the City Council welcomed Eddie Brown to the bench as the Honorary Councilmember for the month of May. Photo from left: Assistant City Manager Don Atkinson, Honorary Councilmember Eddie Brown, Councilmember Jay Flowers, Mayor Pro Tem Don Sims, Mayor Greg Hobbs, Councilmember Terry Scott, and Councilmember Max Beverly    



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PLANTS DONATED AT VICTORIA PARK

This past Saturday, Keep Thomasville Thomas County Beautiful and the Cherokee Lake Pollinator Garden volunteers invaded Victoria Park, donating over 140 plants to area residents. Photo courtesy of Keep Thomasville Thomas County Beautiful



ENERGY SAVING TIPS FOR THE SUMMER MONTHS

As summer comes into full effect, many customers may see their utility bills begin to rise, even though electric rates have not increased. The most common causes of higher energy bills are increased and inefficient energy usage. To help our customers keep their summer energy usage down, we’ve listed several no- or low-cost tips below: • Set your AC to 78 degrees or higher. • Use a fan instead of the AC unit. Keeping air moving is the key to greater comfort in hot weather. • Set...



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POLICE CHIEF HONORED DURING NATIONAL SUPER HERO DAY

Every community has its heroes and Thomasville is no different.  Recently, on National Super Hero Day, Thomasville Police Department paid homage to one of the community’s biggest champions, Chief of Police Troy Rich. Everfan’s in-house heroes presented Chief Rich with a custom cape, befitting of his contributions to Thomasville’s stellar department of law enforcement professionals, and the “WOW FACTOR” he encourages each of them to aspire for. Troy was given a surprise...



CONSTRUCTION ON AREA ROADS

Contractors are working on our stormwater system at the intersection of Gordon Avenue and Junius Street. Citizens are advised to plan alternate routes and expect possible delays when traveling through the area.



INTERESTED IN PURCHASING A BENCH IN DOWNTOWN THOMASVILLE?

Interested in purchasing a bench in honor or memory of someone to be placed on one of Downtown Thomasville’s sidewalks? Contact the Main Street Office to get started. Pricing:  Main Street will get a quote from the bench manufacturer. Prices have varied over the years, as benches are individually made. Main Street will cover the cost of the plaque. Payment is required in full and up front. Cash or check only, made out to “City of Thomasville.” Checks are preferred. Bench...



PLANNING DEPARTMENT RECEIVES AWARD

The Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design™ announced on Thursday that the City of Thomasville was selected to host a community planning workshop to improve MacIntyre Park. As a CIRD award recipient, the City of Thomasville will receive a $10,000 stipend to support a community planning workshop and follow-up sessions. The City will also receive in-kind design expertise and technical assistance valued at $35,000, as well as additional support through webinars, conference calls, and web-based...



TPD 2016 SWEARING IN CEREMONY

Chief Troy Rich administered the Oath of Office to five new members who have joined the City of Thomasville’s law enforcement branch during the 2016 Swearing-In Ceremony, which took place March 25. The ceremony was held at the Jail Justice Center courtroom. The newly sworn-in officers will now begin a 16-week-long field training program which will prepare them to serve the citizens of Thomasville.                   From left: Stefanie Hadley,...



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THOMASVILLE FIRE RESCUE RECOGNITION

From left: Assistant Fire Chief Mark Sealy, Firefighter Jonathan Conner, Fire Marshal Tim Connell, Firefighter Bennie Palmer, Fire Chief Chris Bowman. During Monday night's City Council meeting, Thomasville Fire Rescue recognized three of its own for excellence. Fire Marshal Tim Connell was recognized as the 2015 officer of the year and firefighter Bennie Palmer was recognized as the 2015 firefighter of the year. Firefighter Jonathan Conner was awarded the 2015 Medical Life Saving...



VIETNAM WAR COMMEMORATION DAY

Mayor Greg Hobbs presented Vice Regent Deb Phillips (left) and Regent Melody Porter of the Thomasville, Georgia chapter of the NSDAR with a proclamation declaring March 29th as Vietnam War Commemoration Day in Thomasville.