MEMORIAL DAY CITY SERVICES SCHEDULE

The City of Thomasville offices will be closed Monday, May 30, 2016 in observance of Memorial 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 Residential Refuse Monday residential customers will have pick-up Tuesday, May 31. Tuesday residential customers will have pick-up Wednesday, June 1. Regular schedule will resume Thursday, June 2. Thomas...



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CITY COUNCIL RECOGNIZES MAY HONORARY COUNCILMEMBER EDDIE BROWN

During the final City Council meeting of the month, Eddie Brown, Sr. (left) was recognized by Councilmember Terry Scott for his service to the community as the honorary councilmember for the month of May. “This was a very informative experience,” Brown said. “We often talk about transparency and accountability; well I saw them both during my time with the City Council.” Brown said that his time was very eye-opening and that it takes a lot to run the City of Thomasville. “I...



WEST POINT CADETS VISIT THOMASVILLE

Eight cadets from the United States Military Academy at West Point will soon pay a visit to Thomasville to learn more about one of their own. The cadets are visiting important sites in the southeast as part of a summer seminar studying history and law as it relates to civil rights. The visit to Thomasville is for the purpose of learning more about Lt. Henry O. Flipper, the first black graduate from West Point and a Thomasville native. “Thomasville is one of several stops as the cadets...



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...