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COUNCILMEMBER FLOWERS ELECTED GMA COMMITTEE VICE PRESIDENT

Thomasville City Councilmember Jay Flowers has been elected Vice President of the Georgia Municipal Association District 10 Committee. District officers are elected through a vote conducted by elected municipal officials in GMA’s District 10 cities. Nominations for officer positions are submitted by current and past officers. “It is an honor to serve with this highly-regarded group of municipal professionals,” said Flowers. “I am grateful for the opportunity to serve the 45 member...



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GOLDEN RETIRES AFTER 31 YEARS WITH CITY

Marvin E. Golden, City of Thomasville Network Operations Director, retired on Friday, July 31st after 31 years of service to the City of Thomasville. He began his career with the City of Thomasville in 1989 as a Financial Services Computer Operations Technician and went on to become one of the lead architects in what would become CNSNext Internet service. “The City took a chance on me in July of 1989 during a time when only a few computers were used for City operations,” said Golden. ...



COUNCILMEMBER APPOINTED DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION DELEGATE

Thomasville City Councilmember Wanda Warren has been selected as an at-large delegate for the upcoming 2020 Democratic National Convention, an act that she says will allow her to continue her role to represent all citizens. The Democratic National Convention is scheduled for Monday, August 17th – Thursday, August 20th. It will be held virtually from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. “I am humbled and honored to serve as a Delegate for the 2020 Democratic National Convention,” said Warren....



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FIRST FRIDAY VIRTUAL CONCERT WITH JOHN KING ON FRIDAY, AUGUST, 7TH

While the City of Thomasville’s First Friday Sip and Strolls are on hold due to following COVID-19 guidelines for events, the show must go on - virtually! Tune in on Friday, August 7th at 8:00 p.m. to the Downtown Thomasville Facebook page to watch Nashville country artist John King perform a virtual concert. As a native of Georgia, John King is no stranger to country music. He has numerous top hits on the radio such as “Easy” and “Try Saying Goodbye.” Not only is he a singer...



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NEIGHBORS HELPING NEIGHBORS

Thomasville has a long history of “neighbors helping neighbors” to overcome times of community crisis. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has proven to be yet another example, and many City of Thomasville Utilities customers may find themselves in need of assistance. Through a partnership with the Salvation Army, utilities customers who would like to offer assistance to those in need can help through the Project SHARE program. “Project SHARE is designed to help Georgians...



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CITY SEEKS CITIZENS' INPUT ON SIGN ORDINANCE

The City of Thomasville Planning and Zoning Commission will meet to review proposed revisions to the City’s Sign Ordinance. The meeting will be held on Monday, August 3rd at 5:30 p.m. at the City of Thomasville Operations Building located at 944 Smith Avenue. The meeting is open to the public. “The Planning and Zoning Commission meeting provides an opportunity for the citizens of Thomasville to learn about proposed revisions to the City’s sign ordinance and to provide feedback,”...



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SPECIAL ELECTION TO BE HELD FOR CITY SCHOOL BOARD

A special election will be held on November 3, 2020, to fill a vacancy on the Thomasville City School Board. The vacancy is a result of the resignation of Mr. David Cone, who was elected to one of the three District 2 seats for the Thomasville City Schools Board of Education, for a term expiring December 31, 2021. Earlier this year, Mr. Cone moved his domicile from the district in which he represented and resigned from his elected office. Following Mr. Cone’s resignation, Thomasville City...



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BAGGETT RECEIVES PINNACLE AWARD

Sarah Baggett, City of Thomasville Marketing Manager, was recently awarded the Pinnacle Award by the Omaha Chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA). The awards are an opportunity for local organizations to showcase their most successful marketing campaigns and strategies, which are judged using results-based metrics and measurable tactics. Baggett, who will graduate with her Master of Science degree in Marketing from Bellevue University in late July, was encouraged to submit her...



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LANE CLOSURES FOR WEST JACKSON STREET

UPDATE – Due to delays, this work is now scheduled to begin on Wednesday, July 29th. The lane closures will now be on the two westbound travel lanes along West Jackson Street. All westbound traffic will be diverted to the center turn lane. Click here to view the traffic control plan. City of Thomasville Utility crews will begin working along West Jackson Street on Friday, July 24th. Crews will be working on a natural gas service tap at the intersection of North Industrial Boulevard...



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CITY AWARDED FUNDING FOR REMINGTON AVENUE STREETSCAPE PROJECT

The City of Thomasville was recently awarded a Georgia Transportation Infrastructure Bank (GTIB) grant of $1,000,000 with an additional low-interest loan in the amount of $2,115,000 for the Remington Avenue Streetscape Project. GTIB is a grant and low-interest loan program administered by the State Road and Tollway Authority (SRTA). Since its inception in 2009, GTIB has awarded more than $150 million in grants and loans for transportation infrastructure projects across the state. "SRTA is...



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THOMASVILLE FIRE RESCUE CO-SPONSORS SAFE HAVEN LAW TRAINING

Thomasville Fire Rescue and the Thomasville Police Department recently concluded a three-day educational training program on the safe haven law. The training was co-sponsored by TFR and The Hope Box, a non-profit organization based out of Acworth, GA, founded to address the issues of infant discardment, abandonment, neglect, and abuse through legislation, education, advocacy, and safe haven drop centers. The education focused on providing TFR & TPD, as safe haven drop facilities, with the...



CHIEF OF POLICE TROY RICH ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT

Thomasville Police Chief Troy Rich announced his retirement today, July 20, 2020. Rich, who was named Chief of Police in 2014, will retire from the City of Thomasville effective October 5, 2020, with thirty years of service to the Thomasville community. “After long, thoughtful consideration and prayer, I have decided to announce my retirement and move onto the next stages of my life,” said Rich. “This decision was one of the most difficult decisions I have had to make in my life,...