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TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE SCHEDULED FOR CECIL STREET

City of Thomasville crews are scheduled to begin work along Cecil Street on Wednesday, March 31st. There will be a temporary road closure on Cecil Street between Smith Avenue and Reid Street while crews upgrade a wastewater main and service lines. The work is scheduled to begin at 7:00 a.m. and is expected to last approximately three months. Travelers are encouraged to select an alternate route and to be aware of potential traffic delays while using a temporary detour along Cherokee...



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GOOD FRIDAY CITY SERVICES SCHEDULE

The City of Thomasville administrative offices will be closed Friday, April 2, 2021, in observance of Good Friday. Due to the holiday observance, some City services will be affected. City services’ schedules will be as follows: Utilities Response Center Regular 24-hour operational schedule. They can be reached by calling 229-227-5499. City of Thomasville Residential Refuse City of Thomasville residential refuse collection will remain on their normal schedule. Customers are...



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CHANGE YOUR CLOCKS AND SMOKE ALARM BATTERIES FOR DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME

Daylight savings time will begin at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 14th. Thomasville Fire Rescue advises citizens to check their smoke alarms and change the batteries twice each year in line with Daylight Savings Time. “This weekend as we set our clocks forward one hour we encourage citizens to check their smoke alarms, ensure they are operating correctly, and change their batteries,” said TFR Fire Chief Tim Connell. “Protecting the lives of your loved ones against home fires can be as...



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CITY COUNCIL APPROVES ALLOCATION OF CARES FUNDING FOR COMMUNITY SERVICES

The Thomasville City Council recently approved the allocation of Federal Coronavirus Aid & Relief Economic Security Act (CARES) funding to the Community Outreach Training Center (COTC) to address COVID-19 related relief services for citizens of Thomasville. The City of Thomasville will provide the center with $244,900 in funding to assist the residents of Thomasville with programs that will help with the prevention of homelessness and other detrimental situations as a result of the...



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TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE SCHEDULED FOR GLENWOOD DRIVE

Contractors are scheduled to begin work along Glenwood Drive on Saturday, March 6th. There will be a temporary road closure allowing local traffic only on Glenwood Drive between Palmetto and Fontaine Drives while crews replace a sanitary sewer service line. The work is scheduled to take place between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.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 the detour. For...



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ROAD CLOSURE SCHEDULED FOR BARTOW STREET

Contractors are scheduled to begin work along Bartow Street on Monday, March 1st. Forecasted weather conditions could delay the work until Tuesday, March 2nd. Crews will be paving the roadway along Bartow Street at the Wright Street intersection where a wastewater main was replaced. There will be a temporary road closure at the intersection. The work is scheduled to begin at 8:00 a.m. and is expected to last two days. Travelers are encouraged to select an alternate route, be aware of...



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TPD K-9 UNIT RECERTIFIES AND BRINGS HOME HONORS AT K-9 TRIALS

The Thomasville Police Department’s K-9 unit recently returned from the United States Police Canine Association (USPCA) Annual K9 Competition and Certifications, where they earned high marks in all phases of competition. The event, held February 12-15th in Petal, Mississippi included events in areas such as Obedience, Agility, Article Search, Building Search, Narcotics Detection, and Criminal Apprehension. The annual re-certification is a requirement of the USPCA which ensures that the...



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SIP AND SHOP SERIES SET TO KICK OFF IN DOWNTOWN THOMASVILLE

The City of Thomasville’s 2021 First Friday Sip and Shop series kicks off on Friday, March 5th. Attendees are invited to sip and shop through the downtown event area from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. “We are excited to kick off our 2021 First Friday Sip and Shop series on March 5th,” said Madison Eaton, Event Coordinator. “First Friday Sip and Shops are a well-loved community tradition that we are thrilled to bring back with health and public safety in mind. While this monthly series...



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CITY COUNCIL PRESENTS PROCLAMATION TO GENERAL LLOYD JAMES AUSTIN III

On Monday evening during regular session, the Thomasville City Council presented a proclamation signed by Mayor Greg Hobbs to Thomasville High School Class of 1971 Alumnus retired General Lloyd James Austin III. This honor was presented in recognition of his historic confirmation as the first African-American Secretary of Defense on January 22, 2021, and in appreciation for his steadfast and loyal service to our country and the Thomasville community. “General Austin’s dynamic...



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TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE ON OLD MONTICELLO ROAD

Contractors will begin additional stormwater drainage work along Old Monticello Road on Friday, February 19, 2021. The work will involve the installation of a drainage pipe along Old Monticello Road near the intersection of South Pinetree Boulevard. The work is scheduled to begin at 7:00 a.m. and is expected to last one day. There will be a temporary road closure along South Pinetree Boulevard while the work is being completed. South Pinetree Boulevard from Millpond Road to Fairways...



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GEORGIA’S TOURISM INDUSTRY DELIVERS ECONOMIC IMPACT TO THOMAS COUNTY

The U.S. Travel Association recently released its 2019 Travel Economic Impact Report on the State of Georgia and its counties and regions. According to the study made available through the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s tourism division Explore Georgia, the tourism industry in Thomas County generated $83.62 million in direct, domestic traveler expenditures in 2019. “The tourism industry continues to grow and significantly impact our state and local economy,” said...



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THOMASVILLE POLICE DETECTIVE HONORED BY U.S. SECRET SERVICE

Thomasville Police Department Detective Lisa Maxwell was recently honored by the United States Secret Service (USSS) with the award for Top Forensic Examiner in 2019. The annual recognition is awarded to the top 50 digital forensic expert examiners in the nation. “It is my honor to receive this recognition from the Secret Service for my digital forensics efforts throughout the 2019-2020 calendar year,” said Maxwell. “I am humbled to receive this honor for the third time, and I’m...