THOMASVILLE’S McDONALD ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT

Kha McDonald, Executive Director for Human Resources and Community Relations, has announced her retirement, effective December 1, 2020. McDonald has served the City of Thomasville for more than thirty years. She joined the City of Thomasville in 1988 as the City’s first Personnel Director. “At the end of every great journey, you should ask yourself…’Did you have fun…would you recommend it to others…would you do it again…was it ‘worth the trip’?’” said McDonald. “In...



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Road Closures Scheduled for South Dawson Street

UPDATE – Due to weather delays, this work is now scheduled to continue through Friday, September 18th. City of Thomasville Utility crews and contractors will begin work along South Dawson Street beginning Tuesday, September 8th. Crews will be installing a wastewater manhole, wastewater service, and potholing utilities on South Dawson Street between Smith Avenue and Remington Avenue. The work is scheduled to occur between the hours of 8:00 am and 7:00 pm. and is expected to continue...



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MURRAY JR. RETIRES AFTER 28 YEARS WITH CITY

Longtime City of Thomasville employee, Robert (“Redd”) Murray, Jr., retired on Monday, August 24th after 28 years of service to the City. He began his career with the City of Thomasville in 1992 as an Equipment Operator and went on to serve in various capacities within the Public Works Department. “I leave behind my time with Team Thomasville filled with a lot of good memories,” said Murray Jr. “I made lifelong friendships over my 28 years and shared so many great times with...



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LABOR DAY CITY SERVICES SCHEDULE

The City of Thomasville administrative offices will be closed Monday, September 7, 2020, in observance of the Labor Day holiday. Due to the holiday observance, some City services will be affected. City services’ schedules are as follows: Utilities Response Center Regular 24-hour operational schedule. They can be reached by calling 229-227-5499. City of Thomasville Residential Refuse There will be no change to city residential pick-up schedules. Customers are asked to please have...



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COUNCILMEMBER FLOWERS ELECTED GMA COMMITTEE VICE PRESIDENT

Thomasville City Councilmember Jay Flowers has been elected Vice President of the Georgia Municipal Association District 10 Committee. District officers are elected through a vote conducted by elected municipal officials in GMA’s District 10 cities. Nominations for officer positions are submitted by current and past officers. “It is an honor to serve with this highly-regarded group of municipal professionals,” said Flowers. “I am grateful for the opportunity to serve the 45 member...



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GOLDEN RETIRES AFTER 31 YEARS WITH CITY

Marvin E. Golden, City of Thomasville Network Operations Director, retired on Friday, July 31st after 31 years of service to the City of Thomasville. He began his career with the City of Thomasville in 1989 as a Financial Services Computer Operations Technician and went on to become one of the lead architects in what would become CNSNext Internet service. “The City took a chance on me in July of 1989 during a time when only a few computers were used for City operations,” said Golden. ...



COUNCILMEMBER APPOINTED DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION DELEGATE

Thomasville City Councilmember Wanda Warren has been selected as an at-large delegate for the upcoming 2020 Democratic National Convention, an act that she says will allow her to continue her role to represent all citizens. The Democratic National Convention is scheduled for Monday, August 17th – Thursday, August 20th. It will be held virtually from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. “I am humbled and honored to serve as a Delegate for the 2020 Democratic National Convention,” said Warren....



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FIRST FRIDAY VIRTUAL CONCERT WITH JOHN KING ON FRIDAY, AUGUST, 7TH

While the City of Thomasville’s First Friday Sip and Strolls are on hold due to following COVID-19 guidelines for events, the show must go on - virtually! Tune in on Friday, August 7th at 8:00 p.m. to the Downtown Thomasville Facebook page to watch Nashville country artist John King perform a virtual concert. As a native of Georgia, John King is no stranger to country music. He has numerous top hits on the radio such as “Easy” and “Try Saying Goodbye.” Not only is he a singer...



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NEIGHBORS HELPING NEIGHBORS

Thomasville has a long history of “neighbors helping neighbors” to overcome times of community crisis. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has proven to be yet another example, and many City of Thomasville Utilities customers may find themselves in need of assistance. Through a partnership with the Salvation Army, utilities customers who would like to offer assistance to those in need can help through the Project SHARE program. “Project SHARE is designed to help Georgians...



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CITY SEEKS CITIZENS' INPUT ON SIGN ORDINANCE

The City of Thomasville Planning and Zoning Commission will meet to review proposed revisions to the City’s Sign Ordinance. The meeting will be held on Monday, August 3rd at 5:30 p.m. at the City of Thomasville Operations Building located at 944 Smith Avenue. The meeting is open to the public. “The Planning and Zoning Commission meeting provides an opportunity for the citizens of Thomasville to learn about proposed revisions to the City’s sign ordinance and to provide feedback,”...



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SPECIAL ELECTION TO BE HELD FOR CITY SCHOOL BOARD

A special election will be held on November 3, 2020, to fill a vacancy on the Thomasville City School Board. The vacancy is a result of the resignation of Mr. David Cone, who was elected to one of the three District 2 seats for the Thomasville City Schools Board of Education, for a term expiring December 31, 2021. Earlier this year, Mr. Cone moved his domicile from the district in which he represented and resigned from his elected office. Following Mr. Cone’s resignation, Thomasville City...



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BAGGETT RECEIVES PINNACLE AWARD

Sarah Baggett, City of Thomasville Marketing Manager, was recently awarded the Pinnacle Award by the Omaha Chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA). The awards are an opportunity for local organizations to showcase their most successful marketing campaigns and strategies, which are judged using results-based metrics and measurable tactics. Baggett, who will graduate with her Master of Science degree in Marketing from Bellevue University in late July, was encouraged to submit her...