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MAYOR SIGNS RETIRED EDUCATORS DAY PROCLAMATION

During the regular meeting of the Thomasville City Council on Tuesday, November 12th, a proclamation signed by Mayor Greg Hobbs was presented that declared November 3rd, 2019, as Retired Educators Day. The proclamation was presented by Councilmember Todd Mobley. Retired Educators Day recognizes the lasting contributions of our retired educators to the educational development of our children. There are more than 130,000 retired educators in the state of Georgia, of which 28,000 are a part...



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CITY OF THOMASVILLE PROVIDES ENERGY EFFICIENCY TIPS FOR WINTER MONTHS

With cooler weather upon us, the City of Thomasville has some cold weather energy efficiency tips to help you stay comfortable while saving money. “With cooler weather finally headed our direction, we want to remind our customers of some cold weather tips and ways that they can save while still staying comfortable,” said Chelsie Cosby, City of Thomasville Customer Experience Liaison. There are many simple steps customers can take to save on their utility bill with little, if...



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TFR’S BOWMAN ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT

Thomasville Fire Rescue Chief Chris Bowman has announced his retirement, after serving 39 years in the fire service and the Thomasville community for more than six years. Bowman joined the City of Thomasville as Fire Chief in 2013. “I am honored to have served the citizens of Thomasville as the Chief of Thomasville Fire Rescue,” said Bowman. “I’m especially proud to have worked alongside some of the most dedicated men and women in the fire service here, which has made my...



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LANE CLOSURES SCHEDULED FOR STEVENS AND WALCOTT INTERSECTION

City of Thomasville crews will begin work along the intersection of Stevens Street and Walcott Street on Tuesday, November 19th. Crews will be working on upgrades to the storm water drainage system in the area. The work will begin on Tuesday, November 19th with anticipated completion on Friday, November 22nd. Construction is expected to take place between 7:00 am and 3:30 pm each day. While work is being completed, temporary lane closures will be in place on both Stevens Street and...



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CITY OF THOMASVILLE TO HOLD RIBBON CUTTING FOR WEST JACKSON STREETSCAPE PROJECT COMPLETION

After seven months of construction, years of planning and over 15 public engagement sessions, the West Jackson Streetscape project is nearing completion. To celebrate, the City of Thomasville will hold a West Jackson Streetscape Project ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, November 15th at 9:15AM. The public is encouraged to attend this free celebration. “The West Jackson Streetscape Project has been a true community effort,” said April Norton, City of Thomasville Main Street and...



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ANOTHER NIGHT OF BLUEGRASS CONCERT FEATURING CAROLINA BLUE TO BE HELD NOVEMBER 23RD

Another Night of Bluegrass featuring Carolina Blue will be held in the Thomasville Municipal Auditorium on Saturday, November 23rd at 7:30 pm. Presented by the City of Thomasville and WTUF-FM, Another Night of Bluegrass is a tradition of nearly 20 years that is treasured by music lovers. Carolina Blue got their start in Brevard, North Carolina, in 2007. They have won several recognitions and awards, including the South Carolina State Bluegrass Championship (2011). The group has...



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LANE CLOSURES SCHEDULED FOR LAKEWOOD DR. & LYNN MARIE DR.

City of Thomasville crews will begin work along Lakewood Drive and Lynn Marie Drive beginning Tuesday, November 12th. The project will involve surface improvement work above wastewater mains to improve roadway conditions. The construction is expected to take place between the hours of 8:00 am and 3:00 pm, and will continue through Friday, November 15th. There will temporary lane closures on Lakewood Drive and Lynn Marie Drive while the work is being completed. Travelers in the area are...



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CITY OF THOMASVILLE TO HOST ANNUAL FALL XTRAVAGANZA

The City of Thomasville’s Community Relations team will be hosting their annual Fall Xtravaganza on Saturday, November 16th from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in historic Paradise Park. “This is our fourth year of fall fun, and we’re excited for what we have planned for the community,” said Kha McDonald, City of Thomasville Executive Director of Human Resources and Community Relations, “From face-painting and family activities to safety demonstrations and a rock climbing wall, we’ve...



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VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS CLOSET OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

The Victorian Christmas costume closet will be open to the public beginning Tuesday, November 12th through December 13th. The costume closet is located inside the Thomasville Visitors Center (144 East Jackson Street) and is open Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and on Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (closed on holidays). “Victorian Christmas is one of Thomasville’s most special and memorable events,” said Madison Eaton, City of Thomasville events coordinator....



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ROAD CLOSURE SCHEDULED FOR NORTH SIDE OF WEST JACKSON STREET BETWEEN STEVENS STREET AND REMINGTON AVENUE

The 300 block of West Jackson Street will be closed beginning November 5th at 7:00 a.m. from North Stevens Street to Remington Avenue while road construction and installation of a median are completed. Businesses will remain open and have front-door access for custmers. The road closure is expected to last approximately one and one-half weeks. Signage and cones have been placed to mark the detour and travelers are encouraged to exercise caution through the area. A map of the detour route...



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VETERANS DAY CITY SERVICES SCHEDULE

The City of Thomasville administrative offices will be closed Monday, November 11, 2019, in observance of the Veterans Day Holiday. As a result, some City services will be affected. City services’ schedules are as follows: Utilities Response Center Regular, 24-hour operational schedule. City of Thomasville Residential Refuse Solid Waste administrative offices will be closed, however there will be no change in collections schedules for refuse. Thomas County...



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THOMASVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT HOLDS POSITIVE POLICE ENCOUNTERS PRESENTATIONS FOR LOCAL HIGH SCHOOLS

Thomasville Police Department will be going back to the classroom next month in an effort to build relationships with some of Thomasville’s young citizens. Thomasville Police Chief Troy Rich says this is due, in part, to the 21st Century Policing Initiative. “As part of the 21st Century Policing Initiative in building trust and legitimacy with our community, this Initiative was developed to enhance our relationships with our young adults,” Chief Rich stated. Officers will be...