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...



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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...



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LOCAL STUDENT HONORED AS A HERO

Eight-year-old Ryshaad L. Harrison is a hero to his family. Recently, a small fire broke out in the home of his grandmother, Diedryz Clark. Thanks to Ryshaad’s quick thinking and the information he retained from a fire safety education class conducted by Thomasville Fire Rescue, Ryshaad was able to alert his family to the fire before it got out of hand. Because of his quick thinking, Ryshaad has been recognized as a hero by Thomasville Fire Rescue and the Thomas County Fire...



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TFR PROMOTES FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN FEMALE

For the second time, Jasmine Rice has made history with Thomasville Fire Rescue. Rice was the first African-American female hired with TFR when she joined the department in 2013. On July 14, 2016, she became the first female to ever attain the rank of Engineer with the agency. "Engineer Rice has made some very big accomplishments during her tenure at TFR," said Fire Chief Chris Bowman. "She joined our department shortly after I became chief in 2013, and it has been very gratifying to...



TFR BEGINS HYDRANT TESTING

July 15, 2016 – Thomasville Fire Rescue will begin testing fire hydrants beginning Sunday, July 17, 2016. The process to test more than 1,000 hydrants located throughout Thomasville will take approximately one month to complete. According to Fire Marshal Tim Connell, testing hydrants annually is vital. “Performing flow testing on our hydrants on a regular basis ensures that they will work properly in the event of an emergency,” he said. “Because we perform flow tests annually, we...