ADDITIONAL BROAD STREET BRICKS TO BE UNCOVERED

The City of Thomasville will begin work Tuesday, June 28 to uncover additional historic brick pavers located on Broad Street between Remington Avenue and Smith Avenue. As a result, this section of Broad Street will be closed to all vehicle traffic; however, the sidewalks on both sides of the road will still be open to pedestrians. The first phase of construction is expected to be completed by Friday, July 1. “Our Downtown thrives on the wonderful selection of local fare as well as the...



GRAD SITES PROGRAM CERTIFICATION

(Pictured l to r) City Manager Steve Sykes, Mayor Pro Tem Don Sims, City Engineer Jerry Pionessa, Councilmember Max Beverly, Councilmember Terry Scott, Councilmember Jay Flowers, Mayor Greg Hobbs Congratulations to the City of Thomasville, with special thanks to the City of Thomasville Engineering Department, for earning the Georgia Ready for Accelerated Development (GRAD) Sites Program certification at the Red Hills Business Park. This means that the available sites are ready for...



REMINGTON AVENUE DETOUR

Remington Avenue at Stevens Street will be closed to all traffic on June 22 for water infrastructure improvements. Work is expected to be completed by day's end. Citizens are advised to expect delays when traveling through the area and to plan alternate routes.



GEORGIA DCA AWARDS HALF A MILLION DOLLARS TO THOMASVILLE

The Georgia Department of Community Affairs has awarded $612,000 in grant-funding to Thomasville in order to build new, single family homes and help homeowners rehabilitate existing homes. The awards were made through the 2016 Community HOME Investment Program. “The grants were disbursed from a pool of $6.2 million, across 16 communities within Georgia,” City of Thomasville Housing Administrator Charlotte Christian said. “Grant amounts range from $160,140 to $612,000, so we were...



JACKSON STREET/STEVENS STREET INTERSECTION CLOSED TO THRU TRAFFIC BEGINNING JUNE 7

The Jackson Street-Stevens Street intersection will be closed to thru-traffic beginning June 7; however, inclement weather may delay the start of construction. Work is expected to be completed by the end of the week and will be performed at night, from 7:00 p.m. - 6:00 a.m., in order to minimize traffic disruptions. Citizens are advised to plan for possible delays and plan alternative routes when traveling through the area. Only local traffic will be permitted past the road closure...



WEST JACKSON STREET SET FOR IMPROVEMENTS

Exciting changes are on tap for a popular Thomasville road. Changes to traffic flow patterns, improved pedestrian and bicycle access, on street parking, and overall improved aesthetics are planned for the West Jackson Street corridor, a move City officials say will translate into an economic boost for business and property owners. “The West Jackson Street corridor is an area that has needed improvement for some time,” said Jerry Pionessa, City Engineer. “Redesigning the aesthetics...



MEMORIAL DAY CITY SERVICES SCHEDULE

The City of Thomasville offices will be closed Monday, May 30, 2016 in observance of Memorial Day. Because of the holiday observance, some City services will be affected. City services’ schedules are as follows: Energy Control Center Regular 24-hour operational schedule Residential Refuse Monday residential customers will have pick-up Tuesday, May 31. Tuesday residential customers will have pick-up Wednesday, June 1. Regular schedule will resume Thursday, June 2. Thomas...



CITY COUNCIL RECOGNIZES MAY HONORARY COUNCILMEMBER EDDIE BROWN

During the final City Council meeting of the month, Eddie Brown, Sr. (left) was recognized by Councilmember Terry Scott for his service to the community as the honorary councilmember for the month of May. “This was a very informative experience,” Brown said. “We often talk about transparency and accountability; well I saw them both during my time with the City Council.” Brown said that his time was very eye-opening and that it takes a lot to run the City of Thomasville. “I...



WEST POINT CADETS VISIT THOMASVILLE

Eight cadets from the United States Military Academy at West Point will soon pay a visit to Thomasville to learn more about one of their own. The cadets are visiting important sites in the southeast as part of a summer seminar studying history and law as it relates to civil rights. The visit to Thomasville is for the purpose of learning more about Lt. Henry O. Flipper, the first black graduate from West Point and a Thomasville native. “Thomasville is one of several stops as the cadets...



GURA PUBLIC MEETING INFORMATION

The City of Thomasville is preparing an Urban Redevelopment Plan.  A public meeting will be held May 24, 2016 at 5:30 pm in the Thomas County Library Flipper Room.  Please click here for more information.



CITY MAKES TRAFFIC IMPROVEMENTS

Beginning this week, citizens traveling the stretch of Hansell Street between Smith Avenue and Broad Street will notice a new addition to their commute: a new traffic signal. The signal, placed at the intersection of Hansell Street and Colton Avenue, is designed to help citizens navigate the difficult turning conditions when crossing on to Hansell Street from Colton Avenue. Assistant City Engineer Wayne Newsome said that the signal will greatly improve safety conditions for those...



HONORARY COUNCILMEMBER FOR MAY

During Monday’s City Council meeting, the City Council welcomed Eddie Brown to the bench as the Honorary Councilmember for the month of May. Photo from left: Assistant City Manager Don Atkinson, Honorary Councilmember Eddie Brown, Councilmember Jay Flowers, Mayor Pro Tem Don Sims, Mayor Greg Hobbs, Councilmember Terry Scott, and Councilmember Max Beverly