100th Rose Show and Festival Continues with Rain Plan in Place

The City of Thomasville’s 100th Annual Rose Show and Festival will continue on Saturday, April 24th, with a severe weather plan in place. “We’ve been monitoring the weather closely to make a decision that’s safe for our event guests, vendors, and others,” said Sheryl Sealy, Executive Director Marketing and Customer Service. “Severe weather in our area has made it necessary to change our plans slightly, however, the event will continue in a modified manner to facilitate the...



TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE SCHEDULED FOR MAGNOLIA STREET

Contractors are scheduled to begin work along Magnolia Street beginning Tuesday, April 27th. There will be a temporary road closure on Magnolia Street at the South Pinetree Boulevard intersection while crews install stormwater drainage piping. The work is scheduled to begin at 7:00 a.m. and is expected to last four days. Travelers are encouraged to select an alternate route and to be aware of potential traffic delays while using a temporary detour along Pinewood Place, Fletcher Street,...



CITY AWARDED SEED GRANT FOR STORMWATER MANAGEMENT

The City of Thomasville was recently awarded a Regional Water Plan Seed Grant of $75,000 from the Environmental Protection Division (EPD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources to support the City’s Regional Water Plan implementation. As an agency the EPD is charged with protecting Georgia’s air, land, and water resources through the authority of state and federal environmental statutes. According to Chris White, Executive Director of Public Utilities, Regional Water Plan Seed...



CITY AWARDED EDA GRANT FOR WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT

The City of Thomasville was recently awarded an Economic Development Administration (EDA) grant of $2,000,000 from the U.S. Department of Commerce to improve the city’s wastewater treatment plant and to support current and future business needs. As an agency within the Department of Commerce, the EDA makes investments in economically distressed communities to create jobs for U.S. workers, promote American innovation, and accelerate long-term sustainable economic growth. “It is an...



CITY OF THOMASVILLE CELEBRATES MILESTONE AWARDS

The City of Thomasville recently recognized 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, 35, and 40 years of service. “I am humbled to 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 Alan Carson, City Manager. “Although the pandemic did not allow us to celebrate...



TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE SCHEDULED FOR GORDON AVENUE

City of Thomasville Utility crews are scheduled to begin work along Gordon Avenue beginning Tuesday, April 20th. There will be a temporary road closure on Gordon Avenue at the Mimosa Drive intersection while crews repair a water main leak. The work is scheduled to begin at 6:00 p.m. and is expected to last four hours. Travelers are encouraged to select an alternate route and to be aware of potential traffic delays while using a temporary detour along Rosedale Avenue. For more...



100th Annual Rose Show and Festival- April 22-24 in Thomasville

With a vast array of beautiful roses in full bloom, Thomasville is ready to welcome the 100th Annual Rose Show and Festival. This year’s festivities will deliver many new experiences, including photo opportunities, floral decorations, music, food, traditional favorites, and, of course, plenty of roses! There will be something for everyone to enjoy during the centennial celebration of this time-honored event, which kicks off April 22-24, 2021. “When our preparations for the 100th Rose...



CITY OF THOMASVILLE RECEIVES PLATINUM AWARD

The City of Thomasville’s Water Treatment Plant was recently recognized by the Georgia Association of Water Professionals (GAWP) for operating with perfection during 2020. For this achievement, the Water Treatment Plant received a Platinum Award by GAWP in recognition of a full year of meeting or exceeding compliance standards with all Safe Drinking Water Act requirements. “It is an honor for our Water Treatment Plant to be recognized by GAWP with the Platinum Award for the fourth...



PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE - DEWEY CITY CDBG

The City of Thomasville is considering applying to the Georgia Department of Community Affairs for a Community Development Block Grant of up to $750,000. These funds must be used to primarily benefit low and moderate income persons. The activities for which these funds may be used are in the areas of housing, public facilities, and economic development. More specific details regarding eligible activities, plans to assist displaced persons (if any), the estimated amount of funds proposed...



CITY COUNCIL APPROVES SIGN ORDINANCE

During regular session on Monday, April 12th, City Council approved on second reading an ordinance to amend the Code of the City of Thomasville regarding sign regulations. The ordinance includes modifications requested by City Council to the draft approved by the City of Thomasville Planning and Zoning Commission and originally recommended for consideration to Council in October of 2020. According to City Planner Kenny Thompson, the ordinance originally proposed by the Commission was...



PINNING CEREMONY HONORS TFR FIRE SCHOOL GRADUATES

Three members of Thomasville Fire Rescue (TFR) were recently honored with a pinning ceremony to commemorate their completion of fire recruit training. Recognized during the ceremony were Donterrius Buck, and Jelani Muhammad who were promoted to Firefighter I, and Kevin White who was promoted to Firefighter III. The socially distanced ceremony held at TFR Station 1 was attended by family members, colleagues, and Team Thomasville leadership. “It is an honor to lead the pinning ceremony of...



TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE SCHEDULED FOR WEST CLAY STREET

Contractors are scheduled to begin work along West Clay Street beginning Thursday, April 15th. There will be a temporary road closure on West Clay Street at the Stevens Street intersection while crews install a water main beneath West Clay Street. The work is expected to begin at 7:00 a.m. and is expected to last two days. Travelers are encouraged to select an alternate route and to be aware of potential traffic delays while using a temporary detour along West Monroe Street. For more...