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CITY CELEBRATES NATIONAL PUBLIC WORKS WEEK

May 19th through the 25th is National Public Works Week, and the City of Thomasville is proud to participate by recognizing the City of Thomasville’s Public Works professionals who serve our community. This year’s theme from the American Public Works Association (APWA), “It Starts Here,” recognizes the impact Public Works staff has in so many areas of our community. “From transportation, construction, storm drainage, and even landscaping, our Public Works department invests...



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REDUCED LANES FOR CITY STREETS

The City of Thomasville will be obtaining pavement samples along several roadways beginning Monday, May 20. The samples are being gathered in preparation for future resurfacing plans. The samples will be collected next week, weather permitting, from the following roadways: Felix Street from Burns Street to Martin Luther King Jr. Drive Fletcher Street from Bartow Street to West Remington Avenue Cairo Road from the 319 Bypass to North Boulevard Grant Street from Park Avenue to...



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“OPERATION SAFE DRIVER” Hands Free – Distracted Driving Awareness and Enforcement Campaign

Next Monday, the Thomasville Police Department will kick off their Operation Safe Driver initiative aimed at reducing instances of distracted driving. During the week of May 20th through Memorial Day, May 27th, TPD will be conducting a hands free-distracted driving operation to bring awareness to the serious consequences of violating Georgia’s “hands free” distracted driving law. “On July 1, 2018, Georgia Legislation passed a ‘hands free’ driving law that prohibits drivers of...



WHITE NAMED UTILITIES SUPERINTENDENT

Thomasville City Manager Alan Carson has named Chris White as Utilities Superintendent for the City of Thomasville. The appointment is effective May 20, 2019. “Chris has been with the City of Thomasville for more than twenty-two years,” said Carson. “During that time, he has gained invaluable experience in many areas of utilities operation, including electric, water, wastewater, natural gas and telecommunications. I have full confidence in Chris and his ability to lead our...



LOCAL COACHING LEGENDS FEATURED IN DOCUMENTARY “CAN YOU NOT SEE?” TELLS THE STORY OF THOMASVILLE’S TRANSITION THROUGH FOOTBALL DURING SCHOOL INTEGRATION

Join CNS, the City of Thomasville and the Jack Hadley Black History Museum for a screening of the documentary “Can You Not See?”, at The Ritz Amphitheater in Downtown Thomasville on Friday, May 10, 2019. The screening event will begin at 7:30 p.m. with a meet and greet of coaches from that era followed by the screening of “Can You Not See?” at 8:00 p.m. and a Q & A at 8:30 p.m. The documentary tells Thomasville’s story of how the love of football played an important role in the...



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THOMASVILLE ENCOURAGES LOCALS TO BE TOURISTS IN THEIR OWN TOWNS IN CELEBRATION OF NATIONAL TOURISM WEEK

The City of Thomasville tourism office is celebrating National Tourism Week by turning the tables and inviting locals to become “visitors” in their own hometown. “Thomasville is a unique community brimming with fun and fascinating things to see and do. Often as a local, we forget about our local attractions, and this is the best time to experience what makes our town so unique,” says Bonnie Hayes, City of Thomasville tourism director. National Travel Tourism Week is May...



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TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE FOR REPAIRS

The City of Thomasville’s Municipal Auditorium will be undergoing some necessary air conditioning repairs this Thursday, May 9. The repairs being completed will require access to the building’s roof, meaning the utilization of heavy equipment on a portion of Crawford Street. For the safety of the community and those working, there will be a temporary street closure near the intersection of Crawford Street and Jackson Street from 8:00 am until 12:00 pm on Thursday,...



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CITY RECOGNIZES NATIONAL DRINKING WATER WEEK WITH THE RELEASE OF ANNUAL CONSUMER CONFIDENCE REPORT

The City of Thomasville’s Water Treatment Plant provides award-winning quality water to Thomasville. Since 2012, City of Thomasville Water Treatment staff members have earned the Gold Award from the Georgia Association for Water Processionals (GAWP) for 100 percent compliance with all Safe Drinking Water Act requirements. In 2018, the staff exceeded these standards by earning the prestigious Platinum Award, recognizing water facilities that have earned the Gold Award for five...



CITY DECLARES MAY MENTAL HEALTH MONTH

Statistics reveal that one in five adults experience a mental health disorder in a given year; for children and adolescents, the statistic is one in ten. Locally, Thomasville has several organizations working together to combat these numbers within our community. To commemorate their effort, Mayor Pro Tem Terry Scott has signed a proclamation declaring the month of May as Mental Health Month. Councilmember Jay Flowers recently awarded the proclamation to representatives from these...



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FIRST FRIDAY SIP AND STROLLS CONTINUE THIS WEEK WITH FIESTA FRIDAY THEME

Bring your dancing shoes and join the fun at this month’s First Friday Sip and Stroll in downtown Thomasville. With Cinco de Mayo just around the corner, this month’s theme is Fiesta Friday. “There is no better time to enjoy strolling through downtown Thomasville before catching a free outdoor concert than the spring when the weather is perfect,” said Madison Eaton, City of Thomasville special events coordinator. “From 6:00-8:00 pm, you can grab a beer or wine from your favorite...



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WEST JACKSON STREETSCAPE PROJECT SET TO BEGIN

After nearly two years of public input, the West Jackson Streetscape project in The Bottom District of downtown Thomasville will begin on Monday, April 29, 2019. The project represents a public engagement process that began in 2017 and involved numerous citizens coming together to contribute their ideas for the development of the streetscape plan for this important downtown area. “It is very exciting to see the final plan that was shaped by public input finally become a reality,” said...



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CITY OF THOMASVILLE SUBMITS CDBG HOUSING GRANT

The City of Thomasville has submitted an application to the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) for a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) that, if awarded, will bring housing improvements to the Fletcherville community. The CDBG program is a federally funded program that focuses on providing resources for livable neighborhoods, economic empowerment and improved housing. “We’ve received CDBG funding previously for this neighborhood, which is being used to provide...