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CITY CELEBRATES GEORGIA CITIES WEEK WITH EARTH DAY CELEBRATION

The annual Georgia Cities Week celebration will be held April 21-27. Georgia Cities Week gives cities an opportunity to celebrate community achievements, recognize volunteers, and share information about services available to citizens. “We are thrilled to be participating in Georgia Cities Week this year,” said Chelsie Cosby, City of Thomasville customer experience liaison. “We have partnered with several community organizations to host an exciting event on Monday, April 22nd for...



APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR COUNCIL TEMPORARY VACANCY

The City of Thomasville is now accepting applications to fill the temporary vacancy that exists on the Thomasville City Council. The vacancy was created after Governor Brian Kemp issued an order on March 25, 2019, suspending Mayor Greg Hobbs from office. The temporary appointment will last until the case against Mayor Hobbs is finally disposed of or until Mayor Hobbs’ term of office ends, whichever comes first. Applications are available now on the City’s website,...



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CITY OF THOMASVILLE CELEBRATES MILESTONE AWARDS

The City of Thomasville recently held a breakfast honoring several employees for their years of service to the community. The service awards honored employees who achieved milestone years of service including five, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, and 40 years of service. “We honor our employees for reaching these milestones and want to thank them for the time they have invested into our community and its citizens,” said City Manager Alan Carson, “It’s incredible to see the long-time employees...



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98th Annual Rose Show and Festival- April 25-27 in Thomasville

Great music, unique food opportunities and – of course – beautiful roses are all waiting for you in Thomasville, Georgia as the 98th Annual Rose Show and Festival kicks off April 25-27, 2019. According to event organizers, whether you are looking for cool new experiences or traditional favorites, the festival is sure to deliver. “When you have a festival that is nearly one hundred years old, it is very important to look for ways to innovate the time-honored traditions that...



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TPD NAMES SWAT COMMANDER

The City of Thomasville received notice on Friday, April 5, 2019, from Sheriff Carlton Powell that the Thomas County Sheriff’s deputies will no longer participate in the joint SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics) unit between the Thomasville Police Department and the Thomas County Sheriff’s Department. “We received notification on Friday that the Sheriff plans to pull Thomas County Sheriff’s deputies out of a joint SWAT unit between the Sheriff’s Department and Thomasville Police...



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WASTEWATER IMPROVEMENTS PLANNED ON EAST PINETREE BOULEVARD

Beginning on Monday, April 15, East Pinetree Boulevard will be closed between Old Monticello Road and Hollywood Drive in order to complete several necessary repairs to wastewater lines. To minimize traffic delays, City of Thomasville utility crews will begin working the evening of April 15 starting at 10:00 pm. The work is expected to last into the morning of Tuesday, April 16. Travelers in the area are advised to exercise caution and be prepared for detours onto Devereaux Drive. “We...



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CITY OF THOMASVILLE HOSTS ANNUAL EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA

Grab your basket and join the City of Thomasville’s Community Relations team for the annual Easter Eggstravaganza to be held on Saturday, April 13th from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Paradise Park. “Our local children look forward to the Easter Eggstravaganza each year,” said Thomasville Assistant Police Chief Eric Hampton. “It’s a great opportunity for our City Community Relations team to interact with our local children by playing games and having fun.” This year’s...



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CITY OF THOMASVILLE HONORS LINEMEN

The City of Thomasville Utilities’ Electric Department linemen know what it means to work in some of the worst weather conditions. Electric linemen and other electric crew members are called to spring into action when the winds are howling and rain is pouring, making an already extreme job even more dangerous. Weather that requires most people to stay safely indoors is exactly when these City of Thomasville staff members spring into action. “Our electric crews are extremely...



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THOMASVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT STAFF COMPLETE TRAINING

Members of the Thomasville Police Department staff recently graduated from Basic Mandate Training in Tifton, Georgia. Basic Mandate Training is an 11-week program for post certified peace officers, and is required in the state of Georgia. Recent graduates include Property & Evidence Coordinator Justin Kuhns as well as Police Officers Brandon Burden, Melvin Stultz, and Donald Such. Kuhns was presented with the class flag and served as the class president. He was also second in the class...



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TPD WARNS OF UTILITY PAYMENT SCAM

The Thomasville Police Department warns that reports have been received by TPD regarding attempts to scam City of Thomasville Utilities customers. According to Eric Hampton, Assistant Chief, businesses and individuals are receiving calls demanding immediate payment by telephone for utility services. “These types of calls are not unusual, and they are a fairly common method for scamming unsuspecting people out of money,” said Hampton. “A good rule of thumb is to never, ever provide...



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CITY OF THOMASVILLE TO HOST THEIR ANNUAL SPRING CLEAN EVENT

The City of Thomasville will be hosting their annual Spring Clean Event during the month of April. “We know that April is a popular time for our customers to organize and dispose of household items that aren’t always suitable for our landfill,” stated Jimmy Smith, Solid Waste Superintendent, “For that reason, we host several different drop off events in a few of our beautiful community parks.” This year’s Spring Clean Event will kick off on April 13 at Parnell Park. There...



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BUDGET BILLING ENROLLMENT PERIOD OPEN DURING THE MONTH OF APRIL

The City of Thomasville is now accepting applications for the Budget Billing Program. The Budget Billing Program gives utilities customers an additional way to help manage their utilities budgets, with payment options that can be helpful when excessive temperatures may cause increased monthly utility usage. Program enrollment is open only twice each year, in April and October. With the Budget Billing Program, customers have the option of paying a set amount, which is determined by taking...