PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION TO CONSIDER WEST JACKSON STREET PROJECT

After months of engaging with community members and actively listening to their ideas and concerns, a concept for the West Jackson Streetscape project was presented to the community at a meeting held on Monday, November 20, 2017. The proposed plan to enhance this vibrant area of downtown Thomasville was unveiled to a crowd of over sixty community members at an open meeting Monday evening at Trinity Anglican Church. “We have been so encouraged to see the level of interest and...



IMPROVEMENTS AHEAD FOR EAST JACKSON STREET

The City of Thomasville has announced an improvement project for East Jackson Street. Beginning the week of December 11th, 2017, East Jackson Street from Pinetree Boulevard to Crawford Street will be re-striped. This will include all lane lines, turn arrows, stop bars and crosswalks. “The City of Thomasville applied for and received funding in the amount of $100,000 through the Georgia Department of Transportation’s Local Maintenance Improvement Grant,” said Wayne Newsome, Assistant...



PARK IMPROVEMENTS CONTINUE

The City of Thomasville’s focus on improving public greenspaces has recently hit several milestones. Earlier this month, new playground equipment was unveiled at both Weston and MacIntyre Parks. This week, City staff announced the completion of a newly reconstructed dock at Cassidy Pond Park. “We’ve recently had quite a bit of improvement at Cassidy Pond Park, with the installation of new signage, tables and benches,” said Jerry Pionessa, Assistant City Manager/City Engineer....



BROOKWOOD'S DESIGN THINKING CLASS SHARES A NEW VISION FOR PARADISE PARK WITH CITY STAFF

A group of local eighth graders have big ideas for the City of Thomasville’s Paradise Park. Students and teachers from Brookwood School’s Design Thinking class made a presentation to City of Thomasville staff recently, which included a focus on making Paradise Park more secure and kid friendly. The class, now in its second year, is led by teachers Joshua Hanke and Melissa Brown. They said that when looking for a class project, the class wanted to target an area that could potentially...



UTILITIES ONLINE PAYMENT FEATURE WILL BE UNAVAILABLE NOVEMBER 11

The Utilities Online payment link will be unavailable on Saturday, November 11 from 8 am – 5 pm. Upgrades are being made that will affect the ability to make your utilities payments online during this time.



THANKSGIVING CITY SERVICES SCHEDULE

The City of Thomasville offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 23-24, 2017, in observance of Thanksgiving. Because of the holiday observance, 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 Thursday residential customers will be collected Wednesday, November 22. Regular schedule will resume Friday, November 24. Thomas County...



TEMPORARY STREET CLOSING - SOUTH MLK DR

Beginning Thursday, November 9, 2017, the Wastewater Department will close South Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive between Harris Street and Broadnax Street so that an aging sewer main can be replaced. During the construction period, local traffic will be accommodated to the maximum extent possible. Northbound thru traffic will be detoured east on Broadnax Street to Williams Street. Southbound traffic will be detoured at Harris Street to Williams Street, where thru traffic will continue south to...



TPD'S LISA MAXWELL EARNS NATIONAL AWARD

One of Thomasville’s finest has earned a national award from the United States Secret Service (USSS). Detective Lisa Maxwell, a crime scene investigator with the Thomasville Police Department, has been named the Top Computer Forensic Examiner in the United States for 2016 based on size of agency and USSS Office size. She was notified of the award last month. “It is an honor and a privilege to be recognized for this award by the Secret Service,” said Maxwell. “Not many law...



TFR SHARES FIRE EXTINGUISHER SAFETY NOTICE

Thomasville Fire Rescue has been notified of a fire extinguisher recall that could impact homes in the Thomasville area. Kidde, a manufacturer of fire extinguishers, has announced a recall of almost 38 million fire extinguishers nationwide. According to Fire Marshal Tim Connell, the affected extinguishers may not perform when an emergency situation occurs. “The fire extinguishers that are part of this recall can become clogged or require an excessive amount of force to get them to...



OPEN HOUSE FOR CHIP GRANT HOME SET

Last summer, the City of Thomasville Planning Department began accepting applications for grants to help local citizens make the dream of home ownership a reality. Next week, the Planning Department will host an open house at one of the homes constructed through the 2016 Community HOME Investment Program so that other potential homebuyers can learn more about the program. “In June, the Georgia Department of Community Affairs awarded $612,000 in grant-funding to Thomasville in order to...



CITY RECEIVES $750,000 GRANT FOR INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENT

The City of Thomasville was officially recognized at the fall conference of the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) as one of 59 Georgia communities to receive a 2017 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). The CDBG program is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and administered by Georgia’s DCA. “This is fantastic news for the Fletcherville community where these funds will be used,” said Jerry Pionessa, Assistant City Manager/City Engineer....



THOMASVILLE NAMED A ‘PLANFIRST’ COMMUNITY

During its annual Fall Conference in Savannah, the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) announced that nine Georgia communities, including Thomasville, have received statewide distinction in the PlanFirst program. The PlanFirst program recognizes excellence in community planning and is given to communities with a proven track record of strong development and implementation of their comprehensive plan. “Earning the PlanFirst designation is quite a compliment to the City of...