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POLICE CHIEF HONORED DURING NATIONAL SUPER HERO DAY

Every community has its heroes and Thomasville is no different.  Recently, on National Super Hero Day, Thomasville Police Department paid homage to one of the community’s biggest champions, Chief of Police Troy Rich. Everfan’s in-house heroes presented Chief Rich with a custom cape, befitting of his contributions to Thomasville’s stellar department of law enforcement professionals, and the “WOW FACTOR” he encourages each of them to aspire for. Troy was given a surprise...



CONSTRUCTION ON AREA ROADS

Contractors are working on our stormwater system at the intersection of Gordon Avenue and Junius Street. Citizens are advised to plan alternate routes and expect possible delays when traveling through the area.



INTERESTED IN PURCHASING A BENCH IN DOWNTOWN THOMASVILLE?

Interested in purchasing a bench in honor or memory of someone to be placed on one of Downtown Thomasville’s sidewalks? Contact the Main Street Office to get started. Pricing:  Main Street will get a quote from the bench manufacturer. Prices have varied over the years, as benches are individually made. Main Street will cover the cost of the plaque. Payment is required in full and up front. Cash or check only, made out to “City of Thomasville.” Checks are preferred. Bench...



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...