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TFR SUPPORTS PUBLIC AWARENESS FOR ALZHEIMERS

Thomasville Fire Rescue (TFR) is partnering with the Thomasville Professional Firefighter Association (TPFFA) to raise public awareness for important health issues. In the spirit of TFR’s motto, “Every home. Every life,” the Association is spearheading an effort during the month of November to raise funds for both the Alzheimer’s Association and to also fund TFR’s Community Risk Reduction Program. “Our purpose in doing this is to raise funds that will help us continue life...



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TFR’S SEALY RECOGNIZED FOR SERVICE

Assistant Chief - Paramedic Mark E. Sealy with Thomasville Fire Rescue was recently recognized by the Board of Directors of the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) for achieving 20 consecutive years of National EMS Certification. This distinction is an honor held by only a few EMS professionals nationwide. Sealy first earned his NREMT in 1997. He was one of the first members of TFR to become certified as first an Emergency Medical Technician and then later as a...



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FIRST FRIDAY SIP AND STROLL GIVES BACK THIS NOVEMBER

With a massive hurricane and weeks of recovery efforts now behind us, it’s time to come together as a community and celebrate with a night of music, fun, and helping others. “Giving Back” is the theme for the November 2nd First Friday Sip and Stroll. Join us in Downtown Thomasville from 6:00-10:00 p.m. for live music, fun activities and plenty of community spirit. “Several of our merchants are getting into the theme by incorporating community outreach and hurricane relief...



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CITY ANNOUNCES RESCHEDULED ‘LET’S DISCUSS UTILITIES’

Hurricane Michael caused many events to be cancelled or rescheduled in Thomasville, including the City of Thomasville’s ‘Let’s Discuss Utilities.’ A new date has now been set that will give citizens the opportunity to learn more about their utility rates and ways to save on their energy usage. The event will be held Tuesday, November 13th, from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm in the Harper Elementary School gymnasium. “We hosted our first ‘Let’s Discuss…’ on Utilities last spring...



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CSX TRANSPORTATION TO REPLACE RAILROAD CROSSINGS

Beginning Monday, October 29th, CSX Transportation will begin replacing railroad crossings within the city limits of Thomasville. The closings will continue through Monday, November 5, 2018. Motorist should expect delays and detours while the crossings are being replaced. “CSX Transportation replaces rail lines, including cross ties, rails and boots every 8-10 years as part of our regular maintenance program,” said Matt Brock, CSX Project Manager. “With this replacement, CSX will be...



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MAYOR SIGNS RETIRED EDUCATORS DAY PROCLAMATION

During the regular meeting of the Thomasville City Council on Monday, October 22nd, a proclamation signed by Mayor Greg Hobbs was presented that declared November 4, 2018 as Retired Educators Day. The proclamation was presented by Mayor Pro Tem Terry Scott. Retired Educators Day recognizes the lasting contributions of our retired educators to the educational development of our children. There are more than 122,629 retired educators in the state of Georgia, of which 28,000 are a part of...



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ANNUAL “HOWL-O-WEEN” EVENT SET

A howlin’ good time awaits the furriest residents of Thomasville when City of Thomasville Community Relations, in partnership with Thomas County Humane Society, kicks off the eleventh annual Howl-O-Ween celebration at the Thomasville Dog Park on Saturday, October 27, 2018, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This unique park is located on South Pinetree Boulevard, across from the Southwestern State Hospital campus. This year’s celebration will include the popular doggie and me costume and...



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DUKES RECEIVES CHIEF TRAINING OFFICER DESIGNATION

Thomasville Fire Rescue’s Chief of Training Craig Dukes recently completed the process that awards the professional designation of “Chief Training Officer” (CTO). The Commission on Professional Credentialing (CPC) met on October 2, 2018 to confer the designation. Receiving the designation makes Dukes one of only 124 Certified Training Officers worldwide. “I am very honored to receive such a distinguished designation,” said Dukes. “Earning this distinction shows that as a...



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NEW STOP SIGNS TO BE INSTALLED IN TUXEDO DRIVE NEIGHBORHOOD

On October 31, 2018, new stop signs will be installed within the Tuxedo Dr. neighborhood. The new locations include: Tuxedo Dr. at Plantation Dr. Tuxedo Dr. at Executive Dr. Tuxedo Dr. at Nottingham Dr. Wimbledon Dr. at Tuxedo Dr. Over the last year, citizens living in the Tuxedo Drive area have approached the City of Thomasville with safety concerns regarding traffic in the neighborhood. After reviewing traffic counts and speed studies, the signs will be installed on a...



CITY RECEIVES $750,000 GRANT FOR INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENT

During last week’s fall conference for the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (GDCA), the City of Thomasville was officially recognized as one of 60 Georgia communities to receive a combined total of more than $40 million in federal assistance to help grow their local economies. The City of Thomasville will receive $750,000 from the 2018 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). The CDBG program is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and administered by...



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WATER/WASTEWATER IMPROVEMENTS TO BEGIN ON SOUTH PINETREE

The City of Thomasville will soon begin construction for a water and wastewater improvement project along a portion of South Pinetree Boulevard. Improvements will begin October 22nd and will include South Pinetree Boulevard from West Jackson Street to Magnolia Street. The project will not involve any changes to the existing paved surface nor lane allocations along this stretch of roadway. “While there has been discussion in our community regarding potential changes to this same portion...



FRAUDULENT FIREFIGHTER SUPPORT FUND SOLICITING DONATIONS

The City of Thomasville’s Fire Rescue Department has been alerted by the Georgia Association of Fire Chiefs of a fraudulent group that claims to be trying to solicit funds on behalf of the fire service. They are referring to their fundraiser as ‘Firefighter Support Funds.’ Chris Bowman, the City of Thomasville’s Fire Rescue Chief, stated that our city’s fire rescue department would not reach out for donations in this manner, “The City of Thomasville’s Fire Rescue Department...