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REIMAGINE THE HOLIDAY SEASON WITH DOWNTOWN THOMASVILLE

There is something truly special about the holiday season in downtown Thomasville. The twinkling lights, sparkling window displays, and tempting smells wafting from restaurants all add to the festive feeling of the season. “The holiday season is incredibly important to our merchant base in downtown,” said April Norton, Director of Economic Development. “2020 has been a year of reimagining and restructuring business models for many of our retail shops and restaurants. These business...



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BUDGET BILLING PLAN ENROLLMENT PERIOD NOW OPEN

The City of Thomasville is currently accepting applications for the Budget Billing Program (BBP). The program offers utilities customers an additional way to help manage their household utility budgets with payment options that can be helpful when extreme temperatures may cause increased monthly utility usage. Program enrollment is available only twice each year, during April and October. The current enrollment period will end on November 1. “The Budget Billing Program is an excellent...



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CONNELL NAMED TFR NEW FIRE CHIEF

Thomasville City Manager Alan Carson has named Tim Connell as the new Fire Chief for Thomasville Fire Rescue. The appointment is effective immediately. Connell’s appointment comes after a lengthy recruitment process that began earlier this year. He has served as TFR’s Interim Fire Chief since January 1, 2020. “I am pleased to name Tim as TFR’s new Fire Chief,” said Carson. “The process to find TFR’s new Fire Chief began several months earlier and involved candidates...



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CITY OF THOMASVILLE ANNOUNCES OPERATION CHANGES TO RECYCLING CENTER

The City of Thomasville has announced changes to the City’s recycling center hours. Effective immediately, the Recycling Center located in the 1200 block of Remington Avenue behind Fire Rescue Station Three will operate from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday and 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. on Saturday. The center will be closed on Sundays. The Recycling Center will also be staffed during normal operating hours. “We are fortunate to live in a community that values environmentally...



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THOMASVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT SEEKS INPUT FROM CITIZENS

Every three years, as part of an ongoing initiative to provide custom-tailored law enforcement service to the community, the Thomasville Police Department issues a public opinion survey. These surveys are used to gauge the effectiveness of past performance and to create a new three-year plan that addresses newly identified issues and improves existing services. “These surveys are an important part of our strategic planning and accreditation requirements,” said Thomasville Police Chief...



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CITY COUNCIL APPROVES LANDFILL AGREEMENT

At its regular meeting on September 14, 2020, the Thomasville City Council unanimously approved an amended and restated Solid Waste Disposal Facility Agreement with Thomas County. The 50-year amended agreement will be effective on October 1, 2020. “The amended facility agreement clearly defines the land usage, operations, and finances of the approximately 600-acre land parcel where the Thomasville/Thomas County Landfill is located,” said Alan Carson, City Manager. “The changes to...



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CITY SEEKS CITIZENS' CONTINUED INPUT ON SIGN ORDINANCE

Thomasville’s Planning and Zoning Commission will hold an additional public workshop next week that is focused on reviewing the proposed draft of a new sign ordinance. The meeting will be held on Monday, September 21st at 5:30 p.m. in City Council Chambers at the Municipal Building, located at 144 East Jackson Street. City staff said that this meeting will provide one more opportunity for the public to provide input on this important ordinance for the City of Thomasville. “During this...



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THOMASVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT BEGINS AUTOMATED SPEED ENFORCEMENT OF SCHOOL ZONES

The City of Thomasville Police Department recently partnered with RedSpeed USA to implement a program for automated speed enforcement in school zones. RedSpeed USA, an Illinois based provider of automated photo enforcement devices, has partnered with over 40 law enforcement jurisdictions in the state of Georgia to date. "We have high hopes that automated enforcement will encourage drivers to slow down and obey the law in school zones,” said Thomasville Police Chief Troy Rich. “Traffic...



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ROAD CLOSURE SCHEDULED FOR DAVENPORT DRIVE

Crews will begin work to repair the railroad crossing on Davenport Drive beginning Thursday, September 17th. The work is scheduled to occur between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. and is expected to continue through Friday, September 25th. There will be a temporary road closure on Davenport Drive while the work is being completed. Travelers in the area are encouraged to exercise caution when approaching Davenport Drive from Industrial Boulevard and Campbell Street and to be aware of...



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DOWNTOWN THOMASVILLE SEMI-ANNUAL SIDEWALK SALE TO BE HELD SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26TH

The Downtown Thomasville Semi-Annual Sidewalk Sale will be held Saturday, September 26th beginning at 10 am. Explore all that downtown Thomasville has to offer, on and off the brick-paved streets, as participating merchants feature deals and steals on everything from antiques to trendy clothing and lots more. “Merchants are clearing out end-of-season merchandise to make room for new shipments, giving shoppers access to some of the best deals of the year,” says Christy Owens, Main...



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UPDATED PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION MEETING SCHEDULE FOR THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10TH

THOMASVILLE, GA- September 9, 2020- The City of Thomasville Planning and Zoning Commission meeting previously scheduled for September 10, 2020 at 5:30 PM has been canceled. The Planning and Zoning Commission workshop scheduled for 4:30 PM will continue as planned. This change in schedule for the Planning and Zoning Commission has been made to allow for more discussion to occur during the workshop session on the proposed sign ordinance. This workshop will be held in a manner that observes...



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2020 TAX DIGEST AND FIVE YEAR TAX LEVY HISTORY INFORMATION

The Council of the City of Thomasville does hereby announce that the millage rate will be set at a meeting held in the Council Chambers, 144 East Jackson Street, on Monday, September 14, 2020 at 6:00PM. Pursuant to the requirements of the O.C.G.A. section 48-5-32, the City does hereby publish the following presentation of the current year’s tax digest and levy, along with the history of the tax digest for the past five years. This action would cause the millage rate to remain at 0 mills....