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CITY AWARDED REBC GRANT FOR ROADSIDE ENHANCEMENTS

The City of Thomasville was recently awarded a Roadside Enhancement and Beautification Council Grant of $37,200 from the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) to support roadside enhancement and beautification projects along state routes in Georgia. The REBC Grant Program, formerly GATEway Grant Program, is funded through contributory value fees paid by outdoor advertising companies to GDOT for vegetation removal around outdoor advertising signs. According to Chris White, Executive...



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ROAD CLOSURE SCHEDULED FOR SOUTH BROAD STREET

City of Thomasville crews will begin work along South Broad Street at the Hill Street intersection beginning Tuesday, May 4th to repair a leaking water service line. The work is expected to begin at 6:00 p.m. and is expected to last four hours. There will be a road closure allowing local traffic only on South Broad Street while the work is being completed. Travelers in the area are encouraged to select an alternate route or use the detour. For more information about this project,...



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WESTON PARK GRAND RE-OPENING

One of Thomasville’s most beloved public parks is set to reopen next month after a renovation project of approximately $480,000 is completed. The City of Thomasville will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the grand re-opening of Francis Weston Park on Thursday, May 6th at 10:00 a.m. The public is invited. “This ceremony symbolizes a collaborative effort between engaged community stakeholders, City Councilmembers, and City staff to revitalize the beloved Dewey City neighborhood...



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CITY OF THOMASVILLE TO APPLY FOR DEWEY CITY CDBG GRANT

The City of Thomasville is currently pursuing a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) of up to $750,000 through the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) to fund infrastructure improvements in and around the Dewey City neighborhood. “Funding from the CDBG grant would provide water, sewer, and drainage improvements that address community needs around the Dewey City neighborhood,” said Kenneth Thompson, City Planner. “These improvements were identified based on the volume...



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CITY EARNS EXCELLENCE IN FINANCIAL REPORTING AWARD

The City of Thomasville’s Financial Services Division was recently awarded the Government Finance Officers Association’s (GFOA) Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting award. The award is in recognition of the City’s 2019 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). “It is an honor for our Financial Services Division to be acknowledged by GFOA with the highest form of recognition for governmental accounting and financial reporting for the nineteenth...



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LANE CLOSURE SCHEDULED FOR GLENWOOD DRIVE

City of Thomasville utility crews are scheduled to begin work along Glenwood Drive beginning Wednesday, April 28th. There will be a temporary lane closure on Glenwood Drive between Palmetto and Fontaine Drives while crews install a water service line. The work is scheduled to take place between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. and is expected to last one day. Travelers in the area are encouraged to select an alternate route and to be aware of potential traffic delays while flagmen direct traffic...



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LIVE CONCERTS SET TO RETURN TO FIRST FRIDAY SIP AND SHOPS

The City of Thomasville’s 2021 First Friday Sip and Shop series continues on Friday, May 7th with something special for local live music fans. For the first time since March of 2020, attendees sipping and shopping through the downtown event area will be treated to the sounds of rock and roll when ‘The Top Shelf Band’ takes the stage of the Ritz Amphitheater with a live concert. “We are excited about the return of live concerts to the First Friday Sip and Shop series,” said...



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TEMPORARY RUNWAY CLOSURES SCHEDULE FOR THOMASVILLE REGIONAL AIRPORT

Contractors are scheduled to begin work at Thomasville Regional Airport beginning Tuesday, April 27th. The work will require temporary runway closures between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., with normal runway operations beginning at 5:00 p.m. Runway 14-32 is expected to resume normal operations on the evening of April 29th, while Runway 4-22 will remain closed from 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. until Sunday, May 2nd. The work is part of an apron and taxiway rehabilitation project funded by the...



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100th Rose Show and Festival Continues with Rain Plan in Place

The City of Thomasville’s 100th Annual Rose Show and Festival will continue on Saturday, April 24th, with a severe weather plan in place. “We’ve been monitoring the weather closely to make a decision that’s safe for our event guests, vendors, and others,” said Sheryl Sealy, Executive Director Marketing and Customer Service. “Severe weather in our area has made it necessary to change our plans slightly, however, the event will continue in a modified manner to facilitate the...



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TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE SCHEDULED FOR MAGNOLIA STREET

Contractors are scheduled to begin work along Magnolia Street beginning Tuesday, April 27th. There will be a temporary road closure on Magnolia Street at the South Pinetree Boulevard intersection while crews install stormwater drainage piping. The work is scheduled to begin at 7:00 a.m. and is expected to last four days. Travelers are encouraged to select an alternate route and to be aware of potential traffic delays while using a temporary detour along Pinewood Place, Fletcher Street,...



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CITY AWARDED SEED GRANT FOR STORMWATER MANAGEMENT

The City of Thomasville was recently awarded a Regional Water Plan Seed Grant of $75,000 from the Environmental Protection Division (EPD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources to support the City’s Regional Water Plan implementation. As an agency the EPD is charged with protecting Georgia’s air, land, and water resources through the authority of state and federal environmental statutes. According to Chris White, Executive Director of Public Utilities, Regional Water Plan Seed...



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CITY AWARDED EDA GRANT FOR WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT

The City of Thomasville was recently awarded an Economic Development Administration (EDA) grant of $2,000,000 from the U.S. Department of Commerce to improve the city’s wastewater treatment plant and to support current and future business needs. As an agency within the Department of Commerce, the EDA makes investments in economically distressed communities to create jobs for U.S. workers, promote American innovation, and accelerate long-term sustainable economic growth. “It is an...