CITY OF THOMASVILLE COVID-19 UPDATE

The City of Thomasville has announced changes to operational procedures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Effective Monday, March 23, 2020, the City Administrative Building and other facilities will be closed to the general public. City Manager Alan Carson said that despite these closings, the business of operating both local government and public utilities would continue. “While we are taking precautions to protect the health and safety of our customers and our staff, we realize...



CITY OF THOMASVILLE LAUNCHES COVID-19 INFORMATIONAL WEBPAGE

In order to assist our citizens, customers and staff with information regarding the spread of COVID-19, the City of Thomasville has launched an informational page on its website Thomasville.org. “City leadership continues to monitor the situation and as new information becomes available, we feel it is important to keep our community informed,” said Alan Carson, City of Thomasville City Manager. “The City of Thomasville is here to serve our entire community now and throughout this...



DOWNTOWN THOMASVILLE IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS

Downtown Thomasville is open for business, and the City of Thomasville’s Main Street Program is doing its part to assist merchants during these changing times. “Our downtown merchants are using a variety of social media platforms and technology in order to continue to serve their clientele during this quickly evolving situation,” said April Norton, Main Street & Business Development Director. Merchants are following and adapting to recommendations set forth by the Centers for...



THOMASVILLE CITY COUNCIL ANNOUNCES CALLED MEETING

The Thomasville City Council will be meeting at 2:00 p.m. on Friday March 20, 2020. The purpose of the meeting is to consider on first and second reading under resolution of emergency a new Chapter 7 Emergency Management Ordinance of the Code of Ordinances. The purpose of considering this ordinance is to update the emergency management procedures and powers of the City. The City Council will not consider declaring a local state of emergency at this meeting. The meeting will be held in...



CITY OF THOMASVILLE EVENTS POSTPONED

In order to assure the health of our citizens and staff, the City of Thomasville announced yesterday the postponement of all City sponsored events through May 15. City Manager Alan Carson said that the decision, while difficult, was made to align with the most recent guidelines released by the Centers for Disease Control regarding large group gatherings. “Postponing our City events is not a decision that was made with ease,” Carson said. “These events are not only a point of...



CITY OF THOMASVILLE TAKES PRECAUTIONS AGAINST COVID-19

In order to assure the health of our citizens, customers and staff, the City of Thomasville is in communication with local health officials to monitor updates regarding the spread of COVID-19, the novel strain of coronavirus. “City leadership and local officials are monitoring the situation in order to develop the best response possible for our community,” said Alan Carson, City of Thomasville City Manager. “While we understand this is a time of uncertainty for many, we want to assure...



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CITY OF THOMASVILLE CELEBRATES MILESTONE AWARDS

The City of Thomasville recently held a breakfast honoring several employees for their years of service to the community. The service awards honored employees who achieved milestone years of service including five, 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30 years of service. Combined, the staff honored represent 870 years of service to Thomasville. “The strength of our organization lies in the commitment that our team members have to our community and its citizens,” said City Manager Alan Carson,...



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ROAD CLOSURE FOR NORTH SPAIR STREET

City of Thomasville Utility crews will begin work along North Spair Street on Tuesday, March 17th. Crews will be repairing a wastewater main between East Monroe and East Washington Street. The work is scheduled to take place between of 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m, and is expected to last approximately 3-4 weeks. There will be a temporary road closure in the area while the work is being completed; local traffic will be permitted. Travelers in the area are encouraged to exercise caution while...



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MAYOR HOBBS DECLARES MARCH AMERICAN RED CROSS MONTH

The American Red Cross was established over 130 years ago to deliver vital relief and support services to those in crisis and to also help prepare citizens to respond in emergency situations. In 1943, President Franklin Roosevelt declared March as “Red Cross Month” and every president since then has followed suit. On March 10, 2020, Mayor Greg Hobbs presented Terri Jenkins, American Red Cross Executive Director of South Georgia and Mark Harmon City of Thomasville Chief Building...



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MAIN STREET PROGRAM CONTINUES IMPACT ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

In 2019 the City of Thomasville’s Main Street Program continued its positive impact for economic development, according to the organization’s latest 2019 Community Impact Report. The 2019 report boasts an impressive $5.3 million in public and private investments for Thomasville’s downtown. “Public investment in infrastructure and streetscape spurs private investment and we’ve seen that with our impact numbers each year,” says April Norton, City of Thomasville Main Street and...



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TFR PARTICIPATES IN RED CROSS HOME FIRE PREPAREDNESS CAMPAIGN

This past Saturday, Thomasville Fire Rescue partnered with American Red Cross of South Georgia to help install smoke alarms for local residents. The event kicked off the Red Cross Home Fire Preparedness Campaign at Bay Tree Estates, and TFR Interim Chief Tim Connell said opportunities such as this help further TFR’s mission to keep every home and every life in Thomasville safe. “A smoke alarm plays a critical role in home fire safety,” said Connell. “Installing alarms and...



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CITY OF THOMASVILLE PRESENTS ‘LET’S DISCUSS…’ AIMED AT DIVERSITY

The City of Thomasville will open its popular discussion series, “Let’s discuss…”, on Tuesday March 17th with a focus on the trending nationwide topic of diversity. Karly Thomas, Program Manager for Learning and Development at Steelcase, Inc, in Grand Rapids, MI. will provide her expertise as presenter for the evening. Thomas, a native of Thomasville, has worked with Steelcase for nearly five years and currently leads the group’s North America Implementation team. She previously...