CITY OF THOMASVILLE OPERATIONAL UPDATE

On Monday, April 20, 2020, Governor Brian Kemp announced plans to reopen businesses previously ordered closed by Executive Order. After careful, measured consideration, City Manager Alan Carson said that the City of Thomasville’s recent operational changes that were made in response to COVID-19 would continue in place for now. “Like many other businesses, the City of Thomasville is eager to resume our normal operations,” he said. “However, with health and safety in mind, we...



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MAIN REPAIR AT EAST JACKSON STREET AND VASHTI STREET

City of Thomasville Utility crews will begin work at the intersection of East Jackson Street and Vashti Street on Wednesday, April 22nd. Crews will be performing routine maintenance on a gas main. The work is scheduled to occur between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm. There will be a temporary lane closure on a small portion of the southbound roadway while the work is being completed. Travelers in the area are encouraged to exercise caution while using the lane detour. For more...



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SERVICE LINE REPAIR FOR 210 NORTH BROAD STREET

City of Thomasville Utility crews will begin work along 210 North Broad Street on Monday, April 20th. Crews will be repairing a wastewater service line in a parking lot near North Broad Street. The work is scheduled to occur between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. The work is not expected to require a lane closure. Travelers and pedestrians in the area are encouraged to exercise caution around the work zone. For more information about this project, please call the City of...



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LANE CLOSURE RESCHEDULED FOR NORTHFIELD DRIVE

City of Thomasville Utility crews will begin work along Northfield Drive on Monday, April 20th. Crews will be working to improve the roadway surface above a wastewater main along Northfield Drive in the Northwoods Subdivision. The work is scheduled to occur between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm., and is expected to last approximately two days. There will be a temporary lane closure for a small portion of the roadway while the work is being completed. Travelers and pedestrians are...



CITY COUNCIL VOTES TO EXTEND LOCAL STATE OF EMERGENCY

The Thomasville City Council met for a called meeting via teleconference on Wednesday, April 15, 2020. The agenda for the meeting included a resolution of emergency that authorized the first and second reading of an amendment to the ordinance that declared a local state of emergency that was passed on March 25, 2020. The amendment to the ordinance, which passed by a vote of four to one, extends Thomasville’s local state of emergency through 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, May 13, 2020. Alan...



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CITY OF THOMASVILLE ANNOUNCES PROMOTIONS

City of Thomasville City Manager Alan Carson has announced three promotions within the City’s organizational structure. Sheryl Sealy has been promoted to Executive Director of Marketing and Customer Services, April Norton has been promoted to Director of Economic and Community Development, and Melissa Donaldson has been promoted to Director of Customer Services. The appointments became effective on April 1, 2020. “I am very pleased to announce these well-deserved promotions. We are so...



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BUDGET BILLING PLAN ENROLLMENT PERIOD NOW OPEN

The City of Thomasville is currently accepting applications for the Budget Billing Program (BBP). The program offers utilities customers an additional way to help manage their household utility budgets, with payment options that can be helpful when extreme temperatures may cause increased monthly utility usage. Program enrollment is available only twice each year, during April and October. The current enrollment period will end April 30. “It can be difficult to manage your budget each...



CITY OF THOMASVILLE COVID-19 RESPONSE UPDATE

On Wednesday, April 8, 2020, Governor Brian Kemp announced the extension of Georgia’s public health state of emergency. Originally set to expire on April 30th, the order has now been extended through May 13, 2020. In addition, Governor Kemp announced an extension of an Executive Order that requires all Georgians to remain sheltered in place through 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, April 30, 2020. The Executive Order mandates that residents and visitors to the State of Georgia are to shelter in...



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TFR CONTINUES TO RAISE STANDARDS FOR PROTECTING FIREFIGHTERS

Thomasville Fire Rescue recently purchased state-of-the-art equipment that will assist with efforts to reduce the exposure of firefighters to cancer-causing agents in their turnout gear. The purchases of Extractor washing machines and Firehouse Express Dryers in fire stations provides a specialized system that meets standards set by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) for removing the majority of carcinogens and particulates in turnout gear. TFR Interim Fire Chief Tim Connell...



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WATER SERVICE TAP SCHEDULED FOR 1300 EAST JACKSON ST.

City of Thomasville Utility crews will begin work along East Jackson Street on Tuesday, April 14th. Crews will be replacing a water service tap on East Jackson Street between Briarcliff Street and Vashti Avenue. The work is scheduled to begin at 6:00 pm and is expected to last six hours. There will be a temporary lane detour for all westbound traffic onto the center turn lane. Travelers in the area are encouraged to exercise caution while using the lane detour. For more information...



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LANE CLOSURE SCHEDULED FOR NORTHFIELD DRIVE - PROJECT UPDATE

NORTHFIELD STREET PROJECT UPDATE Due to weather delays this project has been rescheduled. Start date for the project will be announced at a later time. We apologize for the inconvenience. City of Thomasville Utility crews will begin work along Northfield Drive on Monday, April 13th. Crews will be working to improve the roadway surface above a wastewater main along Northfield Drive in the Northwoods Subdivision. The work is scheduled to occur between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm.,...



CHRIS WHITE NAMED TO ECG BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Chris White, City of Thomasville Executive Director of Public Utilities, was recently elected to serve on the Board of Directors for the Electric Cities of Georgia (ECG). The ECG’s Board of Directors is comprised of ten representatives from membership organizations from around the State of Georgia. Candidates must be nominated by their city’s voting delegates. “It is an honor to serve with this highly-regarded group of utility professionals,” said White. “I am grateful for the...