EARLY MORNING STORM DAMAGE IMPACTS UTILITIES CUSTOMERS

Early morning storms ripped through Thomasville and Thomas County, leaving more than 2,750 utility customers without power. Initial reports came in around 3:00 a.m. early Sunday morning and continued through a later band of weather that moved through the area around 9:30 a.m. “At our peak, we had more than 2,700 customers without electrical service,” said Chris White, Assistant Utilities Superintendent. “Utility crews were brought in to begin the restoration process and continue...



MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY CITY SERVICES SCHEDULE

The City of Thomasville offices will be closed Monday, January 16, 2017, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Because of the holiday observances, 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 Monday residential customers will be collected on Tuesday, January 17. Tuesday residential customers will be collected on Wednesday, January 18....



PARADISE PARK TREES EVALUATED

Thomasville’s public parks and greenspaces have received much attention throughout 2016, and City leaders say this focus on a strategic initiative to improve its community’s greenspaces will continue in 2017. For Paradise Park, 2017 will bring a community planning initiative to shape the park’s future. The groundwork for these improvements has begun with a tree survey that yielded surprising results. “In October, we worked with an arborist certified by the International Society...



CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR CITY SERVICES SCHEDULE

The City of Thomasville offices will be closed December 23 and 26, 2016, and January 2, 2017 in observance of Christmas and the New Year holiday. Because of the holiday observances, 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 Normal schedules will be observed on Friday, December 23. There will be no residential collections on Monday, December 26;...



Photo for CITY CREWS RECOGNIZED FOR OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE

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,...



Photo for DUKES EARNS TRAINING OFFICER CREDENTIAL

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...



Photo for PAVING PROJECTS UNDERWAY

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...



Photo for THOMASVILLE FIRE RESCUE ESTABLISHES RESCUE TEAM

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...



Photo for PICTURES FROM THE 2016 HOWL-O-WEEN

PICTURES FROM THE 2016 HOWL-O-WEEN

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