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THOMASVILLE FIRE RESCUE SUCCESSFULLY PASSES GFSTC INSPECTION

Thomasville Fire Rescue (TFR) has successfully passed a recent Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council (GFSTC) annual inspection. Located in Forsyth, Georgia, the GFSTC provides certification standards for all firefighters, fire inspectors, fire investigators, and fire and life safety educators within the state of Georgia. The inspection revealed that all TFR stations and engines are compliant with the Official Code of Georgia. GFSTC’s mission is to provide professionally...



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TPD REMINDS RESIDENTS ABOUT AUTOMATED SPEED ENFORCEMENT IN SCHOOL ZONES

The school year is about to begin for Thomasville City School students, and with it comes the need for safety in our school zones. The Thomasville Police Department (TPD) reminds drivers that automated speed enforcement devices within Thomasville City Schools’ zones will begin monitoring speeds and issuing citations on Monday, August 2nd. Automated speed enforcement zones are located along South Broad Street, East Jackson Street, West Jackson Street, and East Clay Street. “The number...



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FIRST FRIDAY SIP AND SHOP RETURNS AUGUST 6TH

The City of Thomasville’s 2021 First Friday Sip and Shop series returns on Friday, August 6th with a family-friendly evening of sipping and shopping in beautiful downtown Thomasville. As the sun begins to set on the bricks of downtown, the evening temperatures will soar as Futurebirds heat up the stage of The Ritz Amphitheater and Park with a free concert to cap off the evening. “Last minute back to school shopping, great food, outstanding music, and sipping all await attendees of our...



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CITY OF THOMASVILLE SEEKING MEMORIES OF WEST JACKSON STREET

In its continued effort to honor the West Jackson Street historic district, known locally as The Bottom, the City of Thomasville is partnering with the Jack Hadley Black History Museum, the Thomasville History Center, and Pebble Hill to gather memories from current and former community residents that remember when the area was the primary shopping and social destination for African Americans. “We ask the community to share their written memories and photos of The Bottom so that we may...



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LANE CLOSURE SCHEDULED FOR REMINGTON AVENUE

City of Thomasville Water Department staff will begin work along Remington Avenue on Tuesday, July 27th. Crews will be repairing a service line along Remington Avenue near Mitchell Place Drive. The work is expected to take place between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. and is anticipated to be completed in one day. There will be a temporary closure of the eastbound lane while the work is being completed. Travelers in this area are encouraged to use caution when driving around...



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NORTON RECEIVES GEORGIA DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION

April Norton, City of Thomasville Director of Downtown & Tourism Development, recently received her Georgia Downtown Development Professional certification through the Georgia Downtown Association (GDA). The GDA is a non-profit association made up of more than 150 downtown professionals that seek to promote the economic redevelopment of Georgia's traditional downtowns. “I am honored to represent Thomasville as a Downtown Development Professional and to earn this recognition through such...



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MAKE YOUR LAST SUMMER ADVENTURE A STAYCATION

Are you looking for one last summer adventure for the family as summer camps come to a close and the school year quickly approaches? Then why not make it a ‘staycation’! “Thomasville is a unique community brimming with fun and fascinating things to see and do,” said Bonnie Hayes, City of Thomasville tourism manager. “As a local, we often forget about attractions in our own community, and this is a great time of year to experience the sites and experiences that make our town so...



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THOMASVILLE FIRE RESCUE LAUNCHES FACEBOOK PAGE

Thomasville Fire Rescue (TFR) is now officially on Facebook. Launched on Monday, July 12th, @OfficialThomasvilleFireRescue will serve as an additional communication tool to provide the Thomasville community with valuable safety information, tips for ways to make homes safer, education about fire best practices, and much more. “TFR is excited about this opportunity to provide an abundance of valuable information to our community,” said TFR Chief Tim Connell. “Most of all, we look...



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THOMASVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT HONORS PROMOTIONS AND NEWEST RECRUITS

The Thomasville Police Department (TPD) recently held a ceremony that honored promotions and welcomed their newest recruits. During the event, Jason Baldwin and Jabar Dunbar were both promoted to Lieutenant, and Rusty Evans and Terrell Rogers were sworn in as TPD’s newest officers. The ceremony was attended by members of the Thomasville City Council, family, friends, colleagues, and City of Thomasville leadership. “The sunny South Georgia skies were shining on the future of our TPD...



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CITY OF THOMASVILLE PRESENTS ‘LET’S DISCUSS…’ AIMED AT SUMMER UTILITY BILL SAVINGS

Rising summer temperatures can result in higher-than-normal monthly utility bills. With this in mind, the City of Thomasville will host ‘Let’s Discuss…Hot Tips for Keeping Your Energy Bills Low This Summer’ on Thursday, July 20th at 5:30 p.m. in the Harper Elementary School Gymnasium located at 520 Fletcher Street. Organizers say that this Let’s Discuss session will provide customers with easy, effective, and inexpensive ways to increase home energy efficiency and help reduce...



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CITY OF THOMASVILLE CONCLUDES UTILITY SELF-AUDIT PROJECT

The City of Thomasville recently concluded a utility self-audit project that was aimed at ensuring the integrity of reported utility usage and customer billing processes. According to Sheryl Sealy, Executive Director of Marketing and Customer Services, the project, suggested by the Thomasville City Council, allowed staff to conduct a complete analysis that began at the customers’ meters and culminated with customer billing. “This was a great opportunity for us to assess all levels of...



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CITY OF THOMASVILLE AWARDED EXPLORE GEORGIA TOURISM RECOVERY MARKETING GRANT

The City of Thomasville Tourism Department was recently awarded a Tourism Recovery Marketing Grant from Explore Georgia, the state tourism office within the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD). The Explore Georgia Tourism Recovery Marketing Grant program was designed to provide relief to areas of the state most impacted by the drop in tourism due to the COIVD-19 pandemic and will fund promotional efforts to aid the travel industry's recovery in 2021. “It is an honor to be...