STORMWATER MANAGEMENT TO PREVENT INFRASTRUCTURE DAMAGE

After recent heavy rainfall in southwest Georgia, City of Thomasville Public Works crews responded to an area where large trees and debris clogged up the flow of water at a county bridge which ultimately affects the stormwater conveyance system. Public Works Director Stephen Stewart explained, “When blockage such as this occurs, immediate maintenance is required to continue to capture, convey, store, and treat stormwater properly. When it rains, debris and other pollutants are washed...



CITY OF THOMASVILLE CONTINUES INITIATIVE FOR COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Earlier this year, the City of Thomasville launched an initiative aimed at building collaborative relationships with the community through open dialog. Interim City Manager Chris White and Assistant City Manager Sheryl Sealy recently hosted two events, “Coffee & Conversations” on April 5 and “Let’s Discuss City Business” on May 7, both of which provided citizens with an open forum to ask questions and gain insight into city operations and projects. Because both events were so well...



CITY OF THOMASVILLE MEMORIAL DAY SCHEDULE

City of Thomasville Administrative Offices will be closed Monday, May 27 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. Additional service schedules and hours are as follows: Utilities Response Center Regular 24-hour operational schedule. Call (229) 227-5499 for assistance. City of Thomasville Residential Refuse, Thomas County Residential Refuse, & Commercial Refuse Monday and Tuesday residential and commercial routes will be serviced on Tuesday, May 28. Landfill The Landfill...



THOMASVILLE’S CREATIVE DISTRICT IS GETTING AN UPGRADE

Thomasville is seeing demolition activity at 233 West Jackson Street or the “bombed out building,” as it is affectionately known. The City of Thomasville purchased 233 West Jackson Street in 2016 with plans to use the space in the Creative District as a gateway between The Bottom and The Ritz Amphitheater, as depicted in the February 2014 Creative District Vision Plan. With demolition, structural, and landscape plans in hand, the City of Thomasville is currently revitalizing the...



EMERGENCY TEMPORARY LANE CLOSURE ON OLD ALBANY ROAD BETWEEN HOLLAND STEET AND HIGHLAND STREET

Utility improvements are being made by the City of Thomasville’s contractor on Old Albany Road. There will be an emergency temporary lane closure today for the contractor to safely complete their work on Old Albany Road between Holland Street and Highland Street. Work will be completed today, and flaggers will be at the site to direct traffic while the work is being completed. Travelers in the area are encouraged to select an alternate route or to be prepared for some travel delays. Please...



CITY BRINGS SMART GRID TECHNOLOGY FOR BETTER UTILITY MANAGEMENT

The City of Thomasville is implementing significant upgrades to its utility management infrastructure using smart grid technology and advanced metering infrastructure (AMI). These upgrades will provide real-time pricing, improved outage monitoring, and increased energy and water conservation for customers. Assistant Utilities Superintendent Eric Gossett explained that AMI is an integrated, fixed-network system that enables two-way communication between utilities and customers. This system...



TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE ON NEEL STREET BETWEEN PARNELL STREET AND MLK JR. BOULEVARD

The City of Thomasville Water Department crews will begin installing a water service line at the intersection of Neel Street and Law Street on Thursday, May 16, 2024. The work is expected to begin at 8:30 am and is estimated to last seven hours. There will be a temporary road closure on Neel Street between Parnell Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard while the work is being completed. Detour signs will be posted, and travelers in the area are encouraged to select an alternate...



THOMASVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT TO HOST ANNUAL INSPECTION

The Thomasville Police Department is organizing a department police inspection on Thursday, May 16. The official inspection will start at 6 pm and take place in front of the City of Thomasville’s Municipal Building, located within the 100 block of S. Crawford Street. Between 5 and 6 pm, there will be a chance for the public to meet and greet with our officers before the inspection begins. According to Thomasville Police Chief Wade Glover, the inspection is a great opportunity for the...



CITY OF THOMASVILLE OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN FINANCIAL REPORTING

The Government Finance Officers Association is pleased to announce that the City of Thomasville has received GFOA’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting (PAFR Award) for its Popular Annual Financial Report. An Award for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting is valid for a period of one year only. The City produces this optional report called the PAFR report to help the community members better understand their healthy financial...



CHRIS WHITE APPOINTED TO MUNICIPAL GAS AUTHORITY OF GEORGIA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Chris White, the Interim City Manager of the City of Thomasville, has been appointed to serve on the Board of Directors for the Municipal Gas Authority of Georgia (MGAG). The MGAG's Board of Directors consists of representatives from over 100 cities located throughout the southeastern United States. White expressed his appreciation for being chosen to represent the City of Thomasville stating, "Serving on the Board gives me the opportunity to work alongside a highly regarded group of...



TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE SOUTH MARTIN LUTHER KING JR DRIVE BETWEEN HARRIS STREET AND BROADNAX STREET

The City of Thomasville Water Department will begin installing a water service line at 410 South MLK Jr Drive, between Harris Street and Broadnax Street, starting on Thursday, May 9, 2024. The work is scheduled to begin at 8:30 am and may take up to seven hours to complete. During the installation, there will be a temporary road closure on South MLK Jr Drive, between Harris Street and Broadnax Street. Detour signs will be put up, and people in the area are advised to take an alternate...



THOMASVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT PATROLS TO TARGET SAFE TRAVEL

Starting May 13, 2024, expect to see more Thomasville Police Officers actively observing traffic to take action against dangerous, aggressive, and high-speed drivers and to ensure drivers and passengers are properly wearing seat belts while traveling. Officers will take the opportunity to work additional shifts to specifically target traffic enforcement. Every year, agencies in Georgia participate in Click It or Ticket and 100 Days of Summer H.E.A.T. enforcement during the Memorial Day...