PLANNING DEPARTMENT RECEIVES AWARD

The Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design™ announced on Thursday that the City of Thomasville was selected to host a community planning workshop to improve MacIntyre Park. As a CIRD award recipient, the City of Thomasville will receive a $10,000 stipend to support a community planning workshop and follow-up sessions. The City will also receive in-kind design expertise and technical assistance valued at $35,000, as well as additional support through webinars, conference calls, and web-based...



TPD 2016 SWEARING IN CEREMONY

Chief Troy Rich administered the Oath of Office to five new members who have joined the City of Thomasville’s law enforcement branch during the 2016 Swearing-In Ceremony, which took place March 25. The ceremony was held at the Jail Justice Center courtroom. The newly sworn-in officers will now begin a 16-week-long field training program which will prepare them to serve the citizens of Thomasville.                   From left: Stefanie Hadley,...



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THOMASVILLE FIRE RESCUE RECOGNITION

From left: Assistant Fire Chief Mark Sealy, Firefighter Jonathan Conner, Fire Marshal Tim Connell, Firefighter Bennie Palmer, Fire Chief Chris Bowman. During Monday night's City Council meeting, Thomasville Fire Rescue recognized three of its own for excellence. Fire Marshal Tim Connell was recognized as the 2015 officer of the year and firefighter Bennie Palmer was recognized as the 2015 firefighter of the year. Firefighter Jonathan Conner was awarded the 2015 Medical Life Saving...



VIETNAM WAR COMMEMORATION DAY

Mayor Greg Hobbs presented Vice Regent Deb Phillips (left) and Regent Melody Porter of the Thomasville, Georgia chapter of the NSDAR with a proclamation declaring March 29th as Vietnam War Commemoration Day in Thomasville.



RED CROSS MONTH PROCLAMATION

Mayor Greg Hobbs presented American Red Cross of South Georgia board members Joyce Thomaston and Mark Harmon with a proclamation recognizing March as American Red Cross Month. “We are very grateful to Mayor Hobbs for recognizing the work that the Red Cross does within the Thomasville community,” said Terri Jenkins, executive director of the American Red Cross of South Georgia. "We stand ready 24-7 to respond to disaster situations when called upon and the City's support only serves to...



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CITY COUNCIL RECOGNIZES SCOUTS DURING RECENT MEETING

Local Scouts Emmett Miles (left), Nathan Yokley (middle) and Vincent Yokley (right) attended Monday night’s City Council meeting, where they  received a warm welcome from the Mayor and the other councilmembers. The Scouts, members of Troop 306, received words of support and encouragement from the councilmembers, as they strive to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout. Throughout the year, Boy Scouts attend City Council meetings in order to satisfy requirements for the various merit...



CITY OF THOMASVILLE COMMUNITY RELATIONS TO HOST EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA

The Easter Holiday is fast approaching, and Thomasville residents can hop into the holiday spirit early at the annual Easter Eggstravaganza. Games, face painting and more will fill Paradise Park for the community Easter celebration sponsored by the Thomasville Police Department and City of Thomasville Community Relations on March 19, from 11 am – 1 pm. “There’s never a shortage of fun at the City’s annual Easter Eggstravaganza event,” said Kha McDonald, senior assistant City...



SMOKE DETECTORS: EVERY HOUSE. EVERY LIFE.

It’s alarming that during a four-year period – 2009-2013 – approximately 940 deaths each year could have been prevented in the U.S. through the proper installation of smoke detectors. An additional 510 deaths per year could have been prevented with proper smoke detector maintenance during the same time period. “It’s a tragedy any time we lose a life due to fire,” said Thomasville Fire Rescue Chief Chris Bowman. “But to lose a life to fire that could have been prevented by...



BUILDING RAZES THE ROOF FOR COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT

The City’s focus on quality of life through safe, affordable housing has been the driving factor in improving many neighborhoods throughout Thomasville. The City of Thomasville’s Building Department has accomplished this through the process of renovation and, in worst-case scenarios, demolition of blighted, substandard structures. So far this year, three homes have been demolished with an additional six being permitted for demolition and another three homes being slated for...



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ARCHEOLOGICAL STUDY SET TO UNEARTH HISTORY AT CIVIL WAR POW SITE

The City of Thomasville’s latest efforts to ascertain additional details about the use of the Civil War Prison Site in 1864 will be enhanced through the combined efforts of the Southeast Archeological Center and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Beginning today, the FBI and SEAC will begin a thorough examination of the historic Prisoner of War site, located on Wolf Street, to see if 19th century artifacts and unknown burial sites lay beneath the surface. City of Thomasville Senior...



TPD ACHIEVES GOLD STANDARD CALEA CERTIFICATION

During Monday night’s City of Thomasville Council meeting, LaGrange Police Chief, and former chairperson of the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc., Louis Dekmar formally presented Thomasville Police Department with the Gold Standard of Accreditation with Excellence Award. For TPD Chief Troy Rich, receiving the award acknowledged the joint effort of his entire department toward earning this distinction. According to Chief Rich, obtaining the Gold Standard...



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THOMASVILLE DESIGNATED AS THE STATE'S OFFICIAL ROSE CITY

A city known for the sweet smell of roses is now officially Georgia’s “Rose City,” as Thomasville, Georgia, nestled in the Red Hills Region, and located 45 miles west of Valdosta and 35 miles northeast of Tallahassee, Florida was officially designated as Georgia’s Rose City during Tourism Day at the Capitol, January 26, 2016.  Georgia Representative Darlene Taylor, Georgia Representative Amy Carter, Georgia Representative Sam Watson and Georgia Senator Dean Burke worked with City of...