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TEMPORARY LANE CLOSURE - EAST JACKSON STREET

Beginning Tuesday, September 26, 2017, the City of Thomasville’s Natural Gas Department will close both eastbound lanes on E. Jackson Street at the Clanton Street intersection to repair natural gas lines at this location. The construction area will extend approximately 300’ south on Clanton Street from the intersection with E. Jackson. During this time, eastbound thru traffic on E. Jackson Street will be reduced to one lane and will be shifted to the center turn lane. “While this...



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NATIONAL GEAR UP WEEK RECOGNIZED

The Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Program at Thomas County Central High School was recognized with a proclamation from Mayor Greg Hobbs to mark the week of September 17, 2017 as National GEAR UP Week in Thomasville, Georgia. The GEAR UP program is a federally funded, competitive grant program designed to increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education. “We are proud to support the quality education...



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CITY EXTENDING HOURS FOR IRMA DEBRIS CLEANUP

Hurricane Irma left more than thousands without power in Thomasville; she also left fallen trees, broken limbs and other debris. With the weekend ahead, many residents may be getting out to clear their yard of storm debris. To help with this, City of Thomasville Solid Waste crews will be temporarily working extended hours. “Unfortunately, a storm like Irma results in quite a bit of yard trimmings and vegetative debris,” said Nate Tyler, Director of Solid Waste. “Our crews will be...



CITY OF THOMASVILLE CONTINUES COMPREHENSIVE PLAN PROCESS

Beginning Monday, September 18, 2017, the City of Thomasville will hold community workshops as part of the Blueprint: Thomasville 2028 Comprehensive Plan and engagement process. A Comprehensive Plan is the guiding document to direct capital improvements, evaluate development projects, guide public policy, and ensure that Thomasville is the city its residents want it to be. “We began the comprehensive planning process this spring with a series of community workshops that were designed to...



2017 TAX DIGEST AND FIVE YEAR TAX LEVEY HISTORY INFORMATION

NOTICE The Council of the City of Thomasville does hereby announce that the millage rate will be set at a meeting to be held in the Council Chambers, 144 E. Jackson Street, on Wednesday, September 20, 2017, at 5:00 p.m. Pursuant to the requirements of O.C.G.A. Section 48-5-32, the City does hereby publish the following presentation of the current year's tax digest and levy, along with the history of the tax digest for the past five years. This action would cause the millage rate to remain...



LET’S DISCUSS ECONOMIC VITALITY

Last month, the City of Thomasville launched a new series of public meetings with guest speakers to help spark conversation concerning topics that are relevant to municipal operations, economic development, planning and design, and more. Tonight, the "Let’s Discuss…" series will welcome Chris Clark, President and CEO of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce. Clark will give a statewide and community overview, while sharing the direction that our state is headed by the year 2030. From...



CITY RECOVERS FROM HURRICANE IRMA

Hurricane Irma put Thomasville on high alert when initial predictions had residents bracing for the worst. A late shift to the east Sunday evening lessened the impact on Thomasville, with Irma downgraded to a Tropical Storm when she made her arrival in Thomasville. Locally, more than 7,300 City of Thomasville Utilities customers were without power at the storm’s peak, and all agree the impact could have been much worse. “The forecast for Irma became very concerning to all of us on...



URGENT INFORMATION REGARDING THE APPROACH OF HURRICANE IRMA

The City of Thomasville would like to inform our community of some final information that is important as we complete our preparations for Hurricane Irma’s arrival into the Thomasville area: -During this morning’s National Weather Service weather briefing at the Emergency Operations Center, Thomas County Emergency Management announced they would be calling for a voluntary evacuation of all mobile homes in Thomas County. --The Red Cross will open a shelter at New Covenant Church at...



CITY URGES COMMUNITY TO COMPLETE STORM PREPARATIONS

Hurricane Irma is now tracking further to the west, which has increased the likelihood that Thomasville will experience tropical storm and hurricane conditions. As of Saturday morning, the National Weather Service issued a hurricane watch for Thomas and surrounding counties. With this in mind, citizens are urged to complete their hurricane preparations no later than Sunday early afternoon. “This is a storm that has been difficult for forecasters to predict, as Irma has shifted...



CITY OF THOMASVILLE OFFICES CLOSED MONDAY DUE TO HURRICANE IRMA

Due to inclement weather that is expected from Hurricane Irma, the City of Thomasville administrative offices will be closed on Monday, September 11, 2017. This closing will impact all administration and non-operational staff. Utility staff and public safety will continue to be operational. City of Thomasville solid waste services for city and county residential customers and commercial collections will not be in operation on Monday. Schedules will be resumed later in the week once...



PREPARATIONS CONTINUE FOR HURRICANE IRMA

Hurricane Irma is proving to be very difficult to predict in regards to the impact expected for southwest Georgia. According to the National Hurricane Center, the track shifted more to the west on Thursday, which increases the likelihood of tropical storm and hurricane conditions in Thomasville. However, the track is not certain at this time and any shift east or west can change the game for Thomasville. With that in mind, residents are encouraged to prepare now for whatever situation Irma...



CITY BEGINS STORM PREPARATIONS

Much like one year ago when Hurricane Hermine made a visit to the Thomasville area, all eyes are once again monitoring an approaching tropical storm. This year, monster storm Hurricane Irma is churning and strengthening out in the warm Atlantic waters and, while her eventual track is still unknown, the City of Thomasville is actively monitoring the situation and preparing for adverse weather conditions. “In advance of the activation of Thomas County’s emergency operations center,...