CITY CREWS RECOGNIZED FOR OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE

City of Thomasville Utilities’ Water Construction Team members received statewide attention when they were presented with the Golden Backhoe Award and the Lester E. Feathers Damage Prevention Award by the Georgia Utilities Coordination Council at their recent annual fall conference. Each year, the GUCC selects one utility from within each of its seven districts that has demonstrated a commitment to safe digging practices as the recipient of the Golden Backhoe Award. Additionally,...



DUKES EARNS TRAINING OFFICER CREDENTIAL

A member of Thomasville Fire Rescue has become the first in the state of Georgia to receive the Training Officer Credential designation from the International Society of Fire Service Instructors (ISFSI). Craig Dukes, Chief of Training, was one of forty candidates participating in the newly launched program from more than 20 departments nationwide. “I’m very proud to accomplish this goal and earn the credential of ISFSI Training Officer,” said Dukes. “This is the most valuable...



THANKSGIVING CITY SERVICES SCHEDULE

The City of Thomasville offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 24 - 25, 2016 in observance of Thanksgiving. 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 Thursday residential customers will be collected Wednesday, November 23. Regular schedule will resume Friday, November 25. Thomas County...



PUBLIC HEARING SCHEDULED TO DISCUSS SUNDAY ALCOHOL SALES

The Thomasville City Council has scheduled a special public hearing to gain local feedback on proposed Sunday alcohol sales and /or consumption for the city of Thomasville. The hearing will be held on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. in the Council Meeting Room of the Thomasville Municipal Building. The public hearing is being held in an effort to gain feedback, both for and against, a possible referendum. The hearing will explore public input regarding both Sunday sales and...



PAVING PROJECTS UNDERWAY

Beginning Monday, November 21, 2016, roadway construction crews will begin street paving operations, as part of the 2016 resurfacing program. Paving crews will be onsite through Wednesday, November 23rd conducting milling and paving operations on the following streets: Glenwood Drive (E. Clay Street – Chatham Drive) Tuxedo Drive (Parkway Drive – Wimbledon Drive) Dunedin Drive (E. Washington Street – Clay Street) Parnell Street (W. Jackson Street – Georgia...



IMPROVEMENTS CONTINUE FOR CITY PARKS

Thomasville city parks are enjoying a revitalization, thanks to the City of Thomasville’s focus on a strategic initiative to improve its community’s greenspaces. The process, which will be completed over several years, kicked off last month with a citywide planning effort for MacIntyre Park. Now, the focus turns to Remington Park, Francis Weston Park and Paradise Park. Remington Park, located at Remington Avenue near Pinetree Boulevard, will soon receive new playground equipment. The...



THOMASVILLE FIRE RESCUE ESTABLISHES RESCUE TEAM

If you noticed members of Thomasville Fire Rescue (TFR) repelling from the tower at the CNS Headend at the Plantation Oak’s Industrial Park, don’t be alarmed; it was all part of a training program for TFR’s new technical ropes rescue team. TFR team members recently participated in a 40-hour technical rescue training session that involved high-angle rescue simulations. The outcome is a team better prepared to handle intense tower rescue situations. Chris Bowman, Fire Chief, said that...



PICTURES FROM THE 2016 HOWL-O-WEEN

Pictures from the 2016 Howl-O-Ween! VIEW GALLERY



COMMUNITY SHARES IDEAS FOR MACINTYRE PARK

The future of MacIntyre Park took center stage at a four-day workshop geared toward generating plans to improve the use of the park’s 14 acres of historical greenspace. During the week of October 26-29, more than 300 people including City of Thomasville staff, area students, education stakeholders and neighborhood citizens met with top design professionals to develop a masterplan for MacIntyre Park’s future. “Maintaining the character of the park was a key theme that resonated with...



CITY ANNOUNCES FALL XTRAVAGANZA

The City of Thomasville’s Community Relations team is adding a new city-wide activity to their list of community projects for families to enjoy. Mark your calendars and plan to bring the family for a day of fun at the Fall Xtravaganza, Saturday, November 12th from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Thomasville’s Paradise Park. “We always have a great turnout for our spring Easter Eggstravaganza event, so it was an easy decision for our Community Relations team to offer a fall event that...



TPD OFFERS HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS

Halloween season is here and youngsters will soon be out showing off their costumes at area fall festivals and through traditional house-to-house trick-or-treating. The Thomasville Police Department encourages local trick-or-treating activities take place on Monday, October 31st. TPD also offers safety tips to keep young ones safe during the festivities. "Halloween brings children of all ages out in our community," said Police Chief Troy Rich. "While we want everyone to have a fun...



CITY "HOWL-O-WEEN" DOG PARK EVENT SET FOR OCTOBER 29

THOMASVILLE, GA – October 20, 2016 – City of Thomasville Community Relations, in partnership with Thomas County Humane Society, invites citizens to load up their furry friends and come out for a howlin’ good time. The annual Howl-O-Ween celebration will take place at the City of Thomasville Dog Park, located on South Pinetree Boulevard, across from the Southwestern State Hospital campus, Saturday, October 29, 2016, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This year’s festivities will include...