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,...



THOMASVILLE FIRE RESCUE SPONSORS 9/11 MEMORIAL STAIR CLIMB

Fifteen years ago on September 11, 2001, over 3,000 people were killed during terrorist attacks involving airliners aimed at the World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. and a field in Pennsylvania. The 3,000 individuals who lost their lives that day included 343 firefighters, 63 police officers and eight emergency medical technicians who paid the ultimate sacrifice while responding to the attack on the World Trade Center. On September 9, 2017, these fallen heroes...



2017 TAX DIGEST AND FIVE YEAR TAX LEVY HISTORY

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 Monday, September 11, 2017, at 7:00 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 at 0...



LABOR DAY SERVICE SCHEDULE

The City of Thomasville offices will be closed Monday, September 4, 2017 in observance of the Labor Day holiday. As a result, some City services will be affected. City services’ schedules are as follows: Energy Control Center Regular, 24-hour operational schedule City of Thomasville Residential Refuse Monday residential customers will be picked up on Tuesday, September 5. Tuesday residential customers will be picked up on Wednesday, September 6. Normal pick-up...



TFR'S DUKES RECOGNIZED AS 2017 GSFA TRAINING OFFICER OF THE YEAR

One of Thomasville Fire Rescue’s own has been recognized on the state level. The Georgia State Firefighters Association (GSFA) has recently named TFR’s Chief of Training Craig Dukes as the recipient of the 2017 Training Officer of the Year Award. This recognition is given annually to a training officer who has shown both proficiency in training methods and also community leadership. Dukes was presented this award during the 2017 Georgia Fire Service Conference awards ceremony held August...



CITY OF THOMASVILLE STATEMENT

It has come to the attention of the City of Thomasville that Black Lives Matter Greater Atlanta chapter will be departing from Atlanta today and arriving in Thomasville later this afternoon. According to their statement, they plan to hold a peaceful gathering outside the residence of Mr. Herbert Gilbert on Magnolia Street before returning to Atlanta this evening. The City of Thomasville is not aware of nor do we have any further information regarding demonstrations or marches that may be...



A MESSAGE FROM OUR MAYOR, CITY COUNCIL AND CHIEF OF POLICE

The following is a message from Thomasville’s Mayor, City Council and Chief of Police: As we continue to move forward together as a community, it is important that the City of Thomasville and the Thomasville Police Department communicate publicly when appropriate to ensure that accurate and correct information is shared. As Mayor, City Councilmembers and Chief of Police, we understand the frustration and questions you have as citizens. In light of the emotional elements, we would like...



CITY OF THOMASVILLE STATEMENT REGARDING INCIDENT ON AUGUST 15, 2017

The Mayor for the City of Thomasville and the Chief of Police have issued a statement regarding the incident that occurred in Thomasville on August 15, 2017: “On behalf of the Thomasville City Council and the entire City family, we want to begin by expressing our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased,” said Thomasville Mayor Greg Hobbs. “This was a tragic event for our community.” “We are sensitive to the community’s concerns and we understand that the...