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LANE CLOSURES FOR WEST JACKSON STREET

UPDATE – Due to delays, this work is now scheduled to begin on Wednesday, July 29th. The lane closures will now be on the two westbound travel lanes along West Jackson Street. All westbound traffic will be diverted to the center turn lane. Click here to view the traffic control plan. City of Thomasville Utility crews will begin working along West Jackson Street on Friday, July 24th. Crews will be working on a natural gas service tap at the intersection of North Industrial Boulevard...



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CITY AWARDED FUNDING FOR REMINGTON AVENUE STREETSCAPE PROJECT

The City of Thomasville was recently awarded a Georgia Transportation Infrastructure Bank (GTIB) grant of $1,000,000 with an additional low-interest loan in the amount of $2,115,000 for the Remington Avenue Streetscape Project. GTIB is a grant and low-interest loan program administered by the State Road and Tollway Authority (SRTA). Since its inception in 2009, GTIB has awarded more than $150 million in grants and loans for transportation infrastructure projects across the state. "SRTA is...



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THOMASVILLE FIRE RESCUE CO-SPONSORS SAFE HAVEN LAW TRAINING

Thomasville Fire Rescue and the Thomasville Police Department recently concluded a three-day educational training program on the safe haven law. The training was co-sponsored by TFR and The Hope Box, a non-profit organization based out of Acworth, GA, founded to address the issues of infant discardment, abandonment, neglect, and abuse through legislation, education, advocacy, and safe haven drop centers. The education focused on providing TFR & TPD, as safe haven drop facilities, with the...



CHIEF OF POLICE TROY RICH ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT

Thomasville Police Chief Troy Rich announced his retirement today, July 20, 2020. Rich, who was named Chief of Police in 2014, will retire from the City of Thomasville effective October 5, 2020, with thirty years of service to the Thomasville community. “After long, thoughtful consideration and prayer, I have decided to announce my retirement and move onto the next stages of my life,” said Rich. “This decision was one of the most difficult decisions I have had to make in my life,...



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ROAD CLOSURE FOR WEST HANSELL STREET

City of Thomasville Utility crews will begin working along West Hansell Street on Monday, July 13th. Crews will be repairing a water main between South Broad Street and Gordon Avenue. The work is scheduled to be between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m. There will be a temporary road closure in the area while the work is being completed. Local traffic will be permitted. Travelers in the area are encouraged to exercise caution while utilizing the West Loomis Street detour and to be...



CITY OF THOMASVILLE OPERATIONAL UPDATE

Last week, Governor Brian Kemp announced that Georgia’s Public Health State of Emergency would be extended until August 11, 2020. Today, City Manager Alan Carson announced that this extension would have an impact on some City operations, including the reopening of City administrative buildings and facilities. City of Thomasville administrative offices were originally scheduled to reopen on Monday, July 13, 2020. “While disappointing, we have made the decision to delay our reopening...



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CITY URGES CITIZENS TO PARTICIPATE IN 2020 CENSUS

The latest numbers for the 2020 Census participation for the State of Georgia show that nearly half of Thomas County residents have not yet been counted. Because responses to the census help shape future local funding decisions, City leaders are urging citizens to participate now to ensure that hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding are accurately distributed to Thomas County for important programs and services like healthcare, emergency and disaster response, education, and...



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THOMASVILLE FIRE RESCUE ENCOURAGES FIREWORKS SAFETY FOR JULY 4TH FESTIVITIES

The Fourth of July marks a time for celebrations and gatherings with friends and families, but this year’s events may look slightly different due to COVID-19. Nationwide, the cancellations of firework displays due to the coronavirus pandemic have led to a surge in the sale of fireworks. With this in mind, Thomasville Fire Rescue (TFR) reminds the community of the importance of practicing fireworks safety. “The suspension of our annual CNSNext July 4th Celebration may lead to a rise of...



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INDEPENDENCE DAY CITY SERVICES SCHEDULE

The City of Thomasville administrative offices will be closed Friday, July 3, 2020 in observance of Independence Day. Because of 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 ThomasvilleResidential Refuse There will be no change to city residential pick-up schedules. Thomas County Residential...



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CITY OF THOMASVILLE OPERATIONAL UPDATE

City Manager Alan Carson has announced a reopening plan for City of Thomasville administrative buildings and facilities. The City Administrative Building and other facilities closed to the general public in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. These facilities will reopen on Monday, July 13, 2020 – the day after Georgia’s Public Health State of Emergency is set to expire. “Throughout the pandemic, our City of Thomasville staff have continued to work through very challenging...



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UPCOMING ROADWAY WORK FOR PATTERSON STREET

City of Thomasville Utility crews are preparing a plan for repairs on Patterson Street between Briarcliff Drive and East Washington Street due to a wastewater main that failed in the area. Repairs will be made to the main and the roadway surface. The road will remain open as repair plans are being prepared. City of Thomasville staff requests that travelers avoid the area if at all possible. Residents in the area are encouraged to exercise caution and maintain a safe distance around...



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CITY OF THOMASVILLE OPERATIONAL UPDATE

Last week, Governor Brian Kemp issued a new Executive Order that continued Georgia’s public health state of emergency through July 12, 2020. At the same time, Governor Kemp also issued an Executive Order that provides guidance for reviving a healthy Georgia in response to COVID-19. City Manager Alan Carson said that based on these new Executive Orders, large community events such as CNSNext’s July 4th celebration will remain suspended. “We are very disappointed that we are unable...