SERVICE RESTORATION CONTINUES FOR CITY’S CUSTOMERS

THOMASVILLE, GA – September 2, 2016 – On Friday afternoon, the City of Thomasville reported that approximately 2,000 electric customers were still without power. The City reported that crews are continuing to work to restore power as quickly as possible. “Our electric crews have been working non-stop since last night to repair and restore service to customers who lost service as a result of Hurricane Hermine. We have restored service to approximately 7,000 customers, but we still...



CITY RECOVERS FROM HURRICANE HERMINE

THOMASVILLE, GA – September 2, 2016 – Hurricane Hermine barreled through North Florida and Southwest Georgia, leaving numerous downed trees and thousands without power. Locally, more than 7,700 City of Thomasville Utilities customers were without power, but Utilities crews monitored the situation throughout the evening and are still working to bring customers back online as quickly as possible. “Presently, we still have 6,300 customers without electricity,” said Sheryl Sealy,...



DELAYED OPENING FRIDAY FOR CITY OFFICES DUE TO HURRICANE HERMINE

THOMASVILLE, GA – September 1, 2016 – Due to inclement weather that is expected from Hurricane Hermine, the City of Thomasville administrative offices will observe a delayed opening Friday, September 2, 2016. Administrative offices will be open from 12:00 noon – 5:00 p.m. Customers who wish to make utility payments are encouraged to use the Utilities Online link available at Thomasville.org. Once administrative offices are open, telephone payments will be accepted. For...



COMMUNITY URGED TO PREPARE FOR TROPICAL STORM HERMINE

THOMASVILLE, GA – September 1, 2016 – The National Weather Service has predicted that Tropical Storm Hermine will move through Thomasville and is expected to bring thunderstorms to our region, beginning late Thursday and continuing into the overnight hours into Friday morning. TS Hermine will bring heavy rains, damaging winds, and potential flooding, hail, and/or tornadoes. The City of Thomasville is actively monitoring the situation and regularly communicating with the Thomas County...



LABOR DAY CITY SERVICES SCHEDULE

THOMASVILLE, GA – September 1, 2016 – The City of Thomasville offices will be closed Monday, September 5, 2016 in observance of the Labor Day holiday. As a result, 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 picked up on Tuesday, September 6. Tuesday residential customers will be picked up on...



SIGN ORDINANCE ON COUNCIL AGENDA

THOMASVILLE, GA, – August 30, 2016 – On Monday, September 12, 2016, the Thomasville City Council will consider on first reading a new sign ordinance. This will mark the first step in the process to formally adopt the new ordinance. The proposed ordinance will require two readings by the City Council to become effective as the new guideline for signage in the city of Thomasville. “We have had a great deal of public input regarding the sign ordinance, which has been extremely...



CITY AWARDS CONTRACT FOR CONSTRUCTION OF AMPHITHEATER

The Thomasville City Council awarded a contract Monday evening during their regular work session to CCH Construction of Thomasville for the construction of an amphitheater and trailhead. The amphitheater, a concept that was first conceived in 2014, and trailhead will together serve the community not only as the main entry point to the 15-mile-long multi-use trail, but also as a fully functional park and anchor the Creative District in downtown Thomasville. “In 2014, a community design...



CITY PREPS FOR GDOT WORK ON U.S. 84

Thomasville is the target for two road projects by the Georgia Department of Transportation. While work is progressing now for U.S. 19, a similar U.S. 84 project is slated to begin this fall that will involve resurfacing the roadway in its entirety within the Thomasville city limits. In advance of this project, city utilities crews will be working to rehab sewer lines and performing other infrastructure maintenance. “These sewer lines are well over 50 years old, so replacing these lines...



UTILITIES ONLINE TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE

Thomasville.org’s Utilities Online, the website feature that provides access to online bill payment services, is temporarily unavailable. We apologize for the inconvenience.



UTILITIES ONLINE UNAVAILABLE AUGUST 19-20, 2016

Thomasville.org’s Utilities Online, the website feature that provides access to online bill payment services, will be unavailable from 9:00 p.m. Friday, August 19th through 9:00 a.m. Saturday, August 20th due to scheduled maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.



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MOTORISTS URGED TO 'MOVE OVER' FOR UTILITY WORKERS

Last April, Governor Nathan Deal signed into law a measure that extends an existing requirement for drivers to ‘move over’ one lane when emergency vehicles are in use to also include utility workers and vehicles. House Bill 767 adds protection for utility workers that are utilizing traffic cones or displaying flashing yellow, amber or red lights while engaged in work along Georgia roadways. “We are sometimes working along the roadside in extreme weather conditions, so this law will...



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CITY OF THOMASVILLE PUBLIC WORKS STAFF EARN CERTIFICATIONS

Two City of Thomasville Public Works employees recently completed the steps necessary to earn their advanced certificate of public works management (CPWM) from the University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government. Stephen Stewart, Public Works Superintendent, and Denise Reichert, Cemetery Administrator, earned their certifications by completing 90 hours of classroom work over three years. “This was a huge commitment of their time, and I’m very proud of both Stephen and...