CITY SEEKS INPUT FOR FRANCIS WESTON PARK IMPROVEMENT

Francis Weston Park is at the center of a City of Thomasville initiative to re-imagine and revitalize neighborhood parks. Together with community leaders, City staff will lead participants through a three-day visioning process April 23-25, 2017, to help spark conversation for how to best utilize the 12-acre park complex. As part of the process, special visual survey boards are now available throughout the community to help gather input that will be included in the final design....



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FRANCIS WESTON PARK IMPROVEMENT PLANNING UNDERWAY

Last fall, the City of Thomasville begin an initiative to work with community leaders to re-imagine and revitalize neighborhood parks. After the success that was achieved with public input for MacIntyre Park, City officials are now concentrating efforts for 2017 on two additional public parks. Francis Weston Park will be first up, and a closer look is now underway to discover how the existing park can be reshaped to better meet the needs and desires of the community. “We began working...



RADFORD NAMED CITY’S DIRECTOR OF ENGAGEMENT & OUTREACH

The City of Thomasville announced today the appointment of Lauren Radford as Director of Engagement & Outreach. Radford is currently employed as Executive Director of the Thomasville-Thomas County Chamber of Commerce. She will begin work with the City on May 8, 2017. “We are very pleased that Ms. Radford has accepted the position with the City. She is a talented communicator whose work with the Chamber of Commerce and prior experience working with community organizations and economic...



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CITY OF THOMASVILLE HOSTS EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA

The City of Thomasville’s Community Relations team expects hundreds of children to pack Paradise Park for the annual Easter Eggstravaganza to be held on Saturday, April 8th from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. “There’s never a shortage of fun at the City’s annual Easter Eggstravaganza event,” said Major Eric Hampton of the Thomasville Police Department. “The City’s Community Relations team has a great time getting to know kids while we’re playing games and having fun in the...



TOURISM IN THOMASVILLE CREATES ECONOMIC IMPACT

The Georgia Department of Economic Development has released the 2015 study of Travel Economic Impact on the state of Georgia, counties and regions and according to Tourism Director Bonnie Hayes, the numbers show that tourism means big business for Thomasville. “I think many people are surprised to hear about the economic impact tourism has locally,” said Hayes. “In 2015, the tourism industry supported more than 600 local jobs and generated $67.6 million in direct tourist...



SUNDAY ALCOHOL SALES PASS; EFFECTIVE MAY 1ST

The results are in, and Thomasville voters overwhelming supported a referendum that would allow the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages on Sundays in the city of Thomasville. The new law will go into effect on Monday, May 1st, making Sunday, May 7th the first Sunday that alcohol can be purchased. The question of allowing package sales of alcohol on Sundays received 731 ‘yes’ votes and 293 ‘no’ votes. The question allowing for consumption sales, or alcohol by the drink,...



DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT 2016 IMPACT RELEASED

During a recent Thomasville City Council Workshop session, a summary report was shared of the 2016 impact from the Thomasville Main Street Downtown Development Program. According to Main Street Director April Norton, the numbers show a significant impact on the local economy. “Development in the downtown area positively impacts our local economy in several different ways,” said Norton. “From new businesses and jobs that have been created to the many special events that are held in...



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STEVENS STREET CLOSED FOR IMPROVEMENTS

The one-way section of South Stevens Street, from West Jackson Street to Remington Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic starting Monday, March 20, 2017 for complete re-construction. The roadway will be reconstructed with sidewalk, curb and gutter, and new asphalt paving. It is expected to take at least three weeks to complete this construction. During this period, motorists should plan other routes to their destinations. “We recognize the inconvenience a full road closure poses to...



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FIRE RECRUITS GRADUATE

Four Thomasville Fire Rescue recruits graduated from the Georgia Fire Academy in Forsyth Georgia on Thursday, March 2, 2017. TFR firefighter recruits and recent Academy graduates are Richard Britt, Daniel Oliva, Hailee Roberts, and Nathaniel Thomas. Additionally, Thomas and Roberts were recognized with special awards during the evening’s ceremonies that honored the 18 graduates from across the state of Georgia. Thomasville Fire Chief Chris Bowman was featured as the keynote speaker for...



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TEMPORARY LANE CLOSURE

There will be a temporary lane closure in the eastbound lane of the 1400 block of Remington Ave. (Gateway Shopping Center area) from 5:00 pm – 12 midnight in order to perform a utility repair. Motorists are urged to use precaution and/or avoid the area during peak traffic times. (click picture to enlarge)



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CITY CELEBRATES LEGACY OF LT. HENRY O. FLIPPER

On March 17th at 12 noon, the City of Thomasville and the West Point Society of Tallahassee will host an event at the Flipper Cemetery that will unveil a new bronze burial marker for Lt. Henry O. Flipper and granite markers for his parents. According to Kha McDonald, Senior Assistant City Manager, the new markers are more befitting of such contributors to Thomasville’s and West Point’s history. “Lt. Flipper’s legacy is significant and a source of pride for all of Thomasville,”...



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TEMPORARY STREET CLOSING - REMINGTON AVENUE

Remington Avenue from Bennett Street to Hansell Street will be temporarily closed to thru traffic beginning Saturday, March 4, 2017. The street will be temporarily closed from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. to facilitate a utility repair. Construction is expected to be complete by 7:00 p.m. on March 4. (click picture to enlarge)