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THOMASVILLE – THOMAS COUNTY TIRE AMNESTY WINTER DATES SET

City of Thomasville Solid Waste, in partnership with Thomas County Solid Waste, Thomas County Code Enforcement, and Keep Thomas County Beautiful, has announced an opportunity for Thomasville and Thomas County residents to dispose of used tires during Winter Tire Amnesty. “This is a great way for residents to clear away any unwanted or unused tires they may have at no charge,” said Director of Solid Waste and Landfill Superintendent Jimmy Smith, Jr. “Accumulated, unused tires are...



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VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS CONTINUES TONIGHT, RAIN OR SHINE

Despite a rainy forecast for Thursday, Victorian Christmas organizers say the show must go on. Event organizers have announced a revised plan for the Victorian Christmas celebration that will allow the event to go on as planned with some slight modifications. "Ultimately, the safety of our community and our visitors is our highest concern,” said Lynn Williams, Executive Director for Economic Development & Communications. “We want everyone to enjoy Victorian Christmas and shop and dine...



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THOMASVILLE RECEIVES 2020 MAIN STREET ACCREDITATION

During the November 12th regular meeting of the City Council, the City of Thomasville was designated as an accredited Georgia Exceptional Main Street (GEMS) program by the National Main Street Center and the Georgia Department of Community Affairs Office of Downtown Development for 2020. According to Main Street and Business Development Director April Norton, this distinction means that Thomasville’s Main Street program is ranked among the best in the state of Georgia. “It is an honor...



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33rd ANNUAL VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS TO BE HELD IN DOWNTOWN THOMASVILLE DECEMBER 12th AND 13th

With wreaths hung on lamp posts, garland decorating each storefront, and cooler weather here to stay, Thomasville is in the Christmas spirit! Join us in historic Downtown Thomasville for the 33rd Annual Victorian Christmas, Thursday and Friday, December 12th and 13th from 6:00-9:00 p.m. each evening. “This is our largest Victorian Christmas to date,” said Madison Eaton, City of Thomasville events coordinator. “With the beautiful new streetscape project completed on West Jackson...



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FIRST FRIDAY HOLIDAY SIP AND STROLL TO BE HELD IN DOWNTOWN THOMASVILLE ON DECEMBER 6TH

Downtown Thomasville’s First Friday Holiday Sip and Stroll will be held Friday, December 6th from 6-10 p.m. This will be the final First Friday Sip and Stroll of the year. “The December First Friday is anticipated to be our largest First Friday of the year,” says April Norton, City of Thomasville Main Street and Business Development Director. “With it being two weeks before Christmas, everyone is in the holiday spirit, including our Downtown merchants. You’re invited to come...



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CITY BUDGET TO BE PRESENTED TO COUNCIL

The City of Thomasville will hold a public hearing on Monday, December 2, 2019, at 5:30 p.m. to receive public comments on the City’s proposed budget for 2020. The budget is scheduled to be presented to City Council on Monday, December 9th. The proposed budget is $123,768,133 and, for the eighth straight year, includes no funding from property taxes. In addition, the 2020 proposed budget includes no proposed utility rate increases for City of Thomasville Utilities customers. “In lieu...



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CITY OF THOMASVILLE ENCOURAGES RESPONSIBLE RECYCLING PRACTICES

In an effort to provide the best recycling service possible, the City of Thomasville has announced changes to the City’s recycling program. Beginning next week, the two self-drop off centers that are currently available will be consolidated into one recycling center, which will be located in the 1200 block of Remington Avenue behind Fire Rescue Station Three. Closing the recycling center located on West Remington Avenue will allow resources to be focused on improving the overall recycling...



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THANKSGIVING CITY SERVICES SCHEDULE

The City of Thomasville administrative offices will be closed Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29, 2019 in observance of the Thanksgiving holidays. 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, please call 229-227-5499 for utilities emergencies. City of Thomasville Residential Refuse Thursday residential customers will be...



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HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE IN DOWNTOWN THOMASVILLE

Downtown Thomasville will be welcoming the holiday shopping season with the Holiday Open House on Sunday, November 24th from 1-5 PM. Enjoy Sunday shopping and dining hours, on-street entertainment, and complimentary trolley rides throughout Downtown. “This event is a great opportunity for locals and visitors to begin their holiday shopping and enjoy a beautiful Sunday in Downtown Thomasville,” said April Norton, Director of Main Street and Business Development. “We’re also...



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MAYOR SIGNS RETIRED EDUCATORS DAY PROCLAMATION

During the regular meeting of the Thomasville City Council on Tuesday, November 12th, a proclamation signed by Mayor Greg Hobbs was presented that declared November 3rd, 2019, as Retired Educators Day. The proclamation was presented by Councilmember Todd Mobley. Retired Educators Day recognizes the lasting contributions of our retired educators to the educational development of our children. There are more than 130,000 retired educators in the state of Georgia, of which 28,000 are a part...



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CITY OF THOMASVILLE PROVIDES ENERGY EFFICIENCY TIPS FOR WINTER MONTHS

With cooler weather upon us, the City of Thomasville has some cold weather energy efficiency tips to help you stay comfortable while saving money. “With cooler weather finally headed our direction, we want to remind our customers of some cold weather tips and ways that they can save while still staying comfortable,” said Chelsie Cosby, City of Thomasville Customer Experience Liaison. There are many simple steps customers can take to save on their utility bill with little, if...



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TFR’S BOWMAN ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT

Thomasville Fire Rescue Chief Chris Bowman has announced his retirement, after serving 39 years in the fire service and the Thomasville community for more than six years. Bowman joined the City of Thomasville as Fire Chief in 2013. “I am honored to have served the citizens of Thomasville as the Chief of Thomasville Fire Rescue,” said Bowman. “I’m especially proud to have worked alongside some of the most dedicated men and women in the fire service here, which has made my...