COUNCIL WELCOMES YOUNG, HONORARY MAYOR

The City Council recognized a bright, young citizen during Monday’s meeting for being selected as the Georgia Municipal Association District 10 winner for the "If I Were Mayor, I Would..." essay contest. McKenna Williams is a sixth grade student at Thomas County Middle School. Williams joined the Council during Monday’s meeting as an honorary city councilmember for the night. After the meeting, Mayor Max Beverly presented her with an engraved plaque in honor of her achievement and...



2015 ANNUAL YOUTH AND SENIOR FISHING RODEO

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Management Section in conjunction with the City of Thomasville, CNS, Thomasville YMCA, Kiwanis Club and Wal-Mart will sponsor the 2015 Fishing Rodeos for youth and senior adults. Both events are free to the public and will be held at Cassidy Road Pond. The youth rodeo will be for kids 15 and under. Youth will compete in one of four age categories: 6 years & under, 7 – 9-year-olds, 10 – 12-year-olds and 13 – 15-year-olds. This...



COUNCIL APPROVES FUNDING FOR WALKING BIKING TRAIL, PHASE 1

The first phase of the multiuse trail came one step closer to completion when the Thomasville City Council approved funding for a portion of Phase I of the project at a recent City Council meeting. According to Jerry Pionessa, City Engineer, this action will allow for construction of the multiuse trail beginning at Lester Street. This portion of Phase I of the trail will run along Victoria Place to Paradise Park and then continue on Colton Avenue at Hansel Street. “We know the community...



BUDGET BILLING ENROLLMENT PERIOD NOW OPEN

City of Thomasville Utilities has announced open enrollment for the Budget Billing Program. This program gives utilities customers an additional payment option, which can be helpful during summertime when excessive temperatures may cause increased monthly utility usage. The current enrollment period will end April 30th. The Budget Billing Program provides customers the choice of paying a set amount – an average taken from the previous year’s total monthly billing – which is put...



"IF I WERE MAYOR, I WOULD" ESSAY CONTEST

The City of Thomasville honored local winners of the Georgia Municipal Association’s “If I Were Mayor, I Would…” essay contest for sixth graders. One winner was selected from each school system as the winner for their schools. Benjamin Filston – Brookwood School, Lloydrica Hudson – Thomasville Scholar’s Academy, and Emily Potter – Thomas County Middle School were recognized by the mayor during the March 23 City Council meeting. Hudson and Potter both received certificates...



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LOCAL STUDENTS PRESENT PARK IMPROVEMENT TO COUNCILMEMBERS

Councilmember Jay Flowers and Councilmember Don Sims played host to a group of promising young minds Tuesday morning in the City Council Chambers. Fifth grade students from Thomasville City Schools' Enriching Gifted and Talented Students program presented their ideas on how to improve MacIntyre Park and create a greater amenity for the community. Thomasville Scholar’s Academy Gifted Services Consultant Katie Chastain explained that the project was just a fun way to engage kids in a real...



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CADAVER DOGS TRAIN IN THOMASVILLE

The City of Thomasville played host to a team of search and recovery dogs along with their handlers for a series of training exercises at the Old Cemetery, FlipperCemetery and Civil War POW site, Tuesday, March 17, 2015. K-9 handler Suzi Goodhope coordinated the event in conjunction with City of Thomasville Senior Assistant City Manager Kha McDonald, who is in charge of restoration and preservation efforts within Thomasville’s historic properties. Commonly known as cadaver dogs, 10 K-9s...



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CITY TO HOST FENCE DEDICATION CEREMONY AT THE FLIPPER CEMETERY

Thomasville Mayor Max Beverly will host a ceremony March 21st at 11:00 a.m., which will dedicate the newly constructed fence around the historic Flipper Cemetery. Henry Ossian Flipper was the first African American to graduate from the United States Military Academy at West Point. “The new fence at the Flipper Cemetery gives new life to the cemetery and brings with it an air of distinction that this property so rightfully deserves,” said Senior Assistant City Manager Kha McDonald....



MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY CITY SERVICES SCHEDULE

The City of Thomasville offices will be closed Monday, January 19, 2015. Because of the holiday observances, 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 have pick-up Tuesday, January 20. Tuesday residential customers will have pick-up Wednesday, January 21. Regular schedule will resume Thursday, January...



CITY MANAGER APPOINTS NEW THOMASVILLE CHIEF BUILDING OFFICIAL

City Manager/Utilities Superintendent Steve Sykes announced today the appointment of Mark Harmon to the position of Chief Building Official for the City of Thomasville. Harmon joins Thomasville’s Building Department with approximately 30 years of service in the building and construction field. Harmon will be responsible for all building inspections and plan review services and activities, as well as administering and enforcing building codes, developer agreements and other municipal...