CITY OF THOMASVILLE COUNCIL MEETINGS, WORKSHOPS TO BE LIVE STREAMED

Beginning tonight, regular workshops and meetings of the Thomasville City Council will be live-streamed from the City of Thomasville’s website, Thomasville.org. To access the link for these meetings, visit Thomasville.org and choose ‘City Government’ from the upper menu. Under the first column, ‘City Council,’ the links for the streaming service will be listed as ‘City Council Chambers Live’ and ‘City Council Workshop Live.’ The Thomasville City Council meets in regular...



CITY TO OBSERVE DELAYED OPENING WEDNESDAY

Due to the inclement weather associated with the Winter Warning issued by the National Weather Service, City of Thomasville adminstrative offices wll observe a delayed opening on Wednesday, January 3, 2018. Offices will open at 12 noon. Customers who wish to make a utility payment may do so using the Utilities Online link at Thomasville.org or by telephone by calling 227-7001. For emergencies, please dial 911. For utility outages, please call 227-5499.



WINTER WARNING ISSUED FOR THOMASVILLE

The New Year has brought bitterly cold weather to our region, as the National Weather Service has issued a Winter Warning for Thomasville and Thomas County. According to the NWS Tallahassee weather forecast office, the combination of sub-freezing temperatures and a low pressure system developing to our southeast will result in wintry precipitation for our area Wednesday morning. The impacts expected may include freezing rain, sleet, and snow. ...



TEMPORARY STREET CLOSURE FOR STORM DRAIN REPAIR

TEMPORARY STREET CLOSURE FOR STORM DRAIN REPAIR Beginning January 1, 2018, East Washington Street between North Hansell Street and North Mitchell Street will be closed to thru traffic. The street will be temporarily closed to replace a collapsed storm drain in the area. Traffic will be redirected around the repair area during this time. Repair work is expected to be complete before school traffic resumes on Monday, January 8, 2018. Residents along East Washington Street will have...



CONSTRUCTION TO BEGIN AT CHEROKEE LAKE

Construction is set to begin next month at Cherokee Lake Park. The project, which was started last summer, will include repairs to the spillway dam and a widened trail on the west side, among other repairs and enhancements. The project will also connect the park’s walking paths to the 15-mile Community Trail, which will ultimately connect all city parks and neighborhoods. In preparation of construction, lighting will be removed on the west side of the lake. “Unfortunately, we must...



GET READY TO BRING ONE FOR THE CHIPPER

In partnership with the Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation, Keep Thomas County Beautiful, and the City of Thomasville, residents can once again help beautify their community when they ‘Bring One for the Chipper’ on Saturday, January 6, 2018 from 9 am – 1 pm. “This year marks our 26th year of Treecycling in Georgia,” said Solid Waste Director Nate Tyler. “The Bring One for the Chipper program allows Christmas trees to be recycled into mulch that can then be used in...



CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR CITY SERVICES SCHEDULE

The City of Thomasville offices will be closed December 25 and 26, 2017, and January 1, 2018 in observance of Christmas and the New Year holiday. 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 There will be no residential collections on Monday, December 25. Customers with a normal Monday collection will...



TFR OFFERS HOLIDAY FIRE SAFETY TIPS

The winter holiday season is here and for many, that brings celebrations with friends and families. Unfortunately, it also brings an increased fire risk. According to Thomasville Fire Rescue, you can still enjoy the festivities safely by following a few simple tips to keep your holidays bright and filled with your seasonal favorites. “The best thing you can do to keep your home, property and family safe is to be sure you have a working smoke detector,” said TFR Fire Marshal Tim...



ARCHEOLOGICAL STUDY DELIVERS POW SITE ARTIFACTS

An archeological dig that was completed in 2016 at the 1864 Civil War Prison Site has yielded results. Through a joint project by the Southeast Archeological Center, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the City of Thomasville, a study was conducted in 2016 to thoroughly exam the historic Prisoner of War site for any 19th and 20th century artifacts. Last month, those artifacts were delivered. “It is exciting to see the many items that were uncovered during the project,” said City...



THOMASVILLE FIRE RESCUE CELEBRATES 150 YEARS OF FIRE SERVICE

2017 was an important year for Thomasville Fire Rescue, as the department marked 150 years of service to the Thomasville community. On December 30th, TFR will formally recognize the occasion as well as the first line of duty death in the department, which occurred 100 years ago on December 30, 1917. According to Fire Chief Chris Bowman, both occasions will be remembered during this year’s Firefighter Appreciation Dinner. “Thomasville firefighters have been a part of protecting...



CITY BUDGET TO BE PRESENTED TO COUNCIL

The City of Thomasville’s fiscal budget for 2018 will be presented to City Council on Monday, December 11, 2017. The proposed budget is $122,729,789 and, for the sixth straight year, includes no funding from property taxes. In lieu of property taxes, margins above the cost of providing services are transferred from the City’s utility funds to general government. For FY 2018, the amount of the transfers will be approximately $10,551,500, an increase of approximately 3% from...



EAST JACKSON RE-STRIPING TO BEGIN SUNDAY

Beginning Sunday, December 3rd, work will begin to re-stripe portions of East Jackson Street. The City of Thomasville announced the improvement project for East Jackson Street last month. According to City staff, the work is beginning ahead of schedule due to contractor availability. “We received a request from our contractor to begin work on this project a week ahead of schedule,” said Wayne Newsome, Assistant City Engineer. “Allowing the work to begin now will help us to...