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TPD K-9 UNIT WINS AWARDS AT K-9 TRIALS

The Thomasville Police Department’s K-9 unit has recently returned from the United States Police Canine Association (USCPA) annual K9 Competition and Certifications, where TPD earned high marks in all phases of competition. The event, held February 20-24, in Brandon, Mississippi (Region 26) included events in areas such as Obedience, Agility, Narcotics Detection, and Criminal Apprehension. Three K-9 teams from TPD participated. “I am extremely proud of this K-9 unit,” said...



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LOOMIS STREET PROJECT UPDATE

Due to weather delays this project has been extended until March 16th. We apologize for the inconvenience. Click here to view the press release regarding this project. Click here to view the Loomis Street closure map.



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ROAD CLOSURE FOR REMINGTON AVE.

City of Thomasville Utility crews will begin work along Remington Avenue on Sunday, March 8th. Crews will be repairing a wastewater line near 500 Remington Avenue. The work is scheduled to take place between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m, and is expected to last approximately 2-3 days. There will be a temporary road closure in the area while the work is being completed. Travelers in the area are encouraged to exercise caution and to be aware of potential traffic delays. For more information...



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TOURISM OFFICE WELCOMES “SOUTHERN TRAVELERS EXPLORE THOMASVILLE”

The City of Thomasville tourism office recently welcomed the first annual Southern Travelers Explore Thomasville (STET). The new travel conference recognized as ‘an educational vacation with a true Southern experience’ took place February 21st-23rd at South Eden Plantation. “It was an honor for Thomasville to be chosen as the inaugural location for the Southern Travelers Explore Thomasville conference,” said Bonnie Hayes, City of Thomasville tourism manager. “Through their many...



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EVERY. ONE. COUNTS. – THOMASVILLE PREPARES FOR THE 2020 CENSUS

Every. One. Counts. is the official marketing slogan adopted by the U.S. Census in Georgia for the upcoming 2020 U.S. Census. The City of Thomasville has partnered with the Thomas County Board of Commissioners, Thomasville City Schools, Thomas County Schools, Archbold Medical Center and various other community businesses and nonprofits in order to increase awareness of the 2020 Census and help ensure a strong response in Thomas County. The U.S. Census population count has been held every...



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2020 FIRST FRIDAY SIP AND STROLL SERIES KICKS OFF ON MARCH 6th

The City of Thomasville’s 2020 First Friday Sip and Stroll series kicks off on Friday, March 6th. A concert by The Leftovers will cap off the evening. “We are excited when the month of March comes around because that means First Fridays begin again!” says Madison Eaton, City of Thomasville events coordinator. “We are enthusiastic about the 2020 lineup and are happy to jumpstart the First Friday series with a local favorite like The Leftovers.” From 6:00-8:00 p.m., stroll...



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TFR HOSTS STRUCTURAL FIRE CONTROL TRAINING

Thomasville Fire Rescue, in conjunction with the Georgia Fire Academy, located in Forsyth, GA., hosted a Structural Fire Control Training (SFC), February 18th – 19th at Fire Station #2. Fire Fighters from six different departments and instructors from seven cities throughout the State of Georgia participated in the 16-hour instructional program. The purpose of the training was to replicate real-life scenarios which fire fighters encounter during fire-related incidents. TFR Battalion...



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THOMASVILLE FIRE RESCUE PRESENTS SERVICE AWARDS FOR 2019

Thomasville Fire Rescue recently held their annual Firefighters’ Appreciation Banquet and, as part of the evening’s festivities, presented several awards for distinguished service. Earning the Life Saving Medal were Firefighter Daniel Oliva, Engineers Michael Nixon and Bennie Palmer; Engineer Specialist Randy Wood; Lieutenants Jon Conner, John Harper and Corey Thompson; Captain Mark Nelms; Battalion Chief Scott Suber Scott and Deputy Chief Mark Sealy. “The Life Saving Medal is...



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CITY OF THOMASVILLE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PROJECT COMPLETION OF CDBG GRANT # 17p-x-136-2-5961

The City of Thomasville has completed its FY 2017 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. The following activities were completed: Construction of street and drainage, water and sewer improvements were completed on Bartow Street, South Street, Jones Street, Bibb Street, Patten Street, South College Street, Fern Street. The project benefited 448 persons, of whom 434 (97%) are low income. The City of Thomasville will hold a PUBLIC HEARING on March 10, 2020 @ 6:00 pm, at...



CARTER TO LEAD CITY ELECTRIC DEPARTMENT

Thomasville City Manager Alan Carson announced today that Jeremy Carter has been named the City’s new Director of Electric Engineering and Operations, effective February 21, 2020. Carter will report to Chris White, Executive Director of Public Utilities. “Jeremy has been with the City of Thomasville for fourteen years, much of which has been spent leading the electric engineering group,” said Carson. “During his time with the City, he has proven to be a dependable leader within...



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THOMASVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT NAMES GATLIN OFFICER OF THE YEAR

The Thomasville Police Department named Jamil Gatlin as its 2019 Outstanding Employee of the Year. During 2019, Gatlin received two Officer of the Month nominations for his compassion and dedication throughout the Thomasville Community. “It is with great pride that we name Officer Gatlin as the 2019 Thomasville Police Department Outstanding Employee of the Year,” said Thomasville Police Chief Troy Rich. “Since joining the force in 2017, Officer Gatlin has proven to be a caring,...



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TPD’s SWAT TEAM BACK AT FULL STRENGTH

The Thomasville Police Department’s SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics) Team is up to full strength after concluding a tryout for new members earlier this month. Chief Troy Rich has announced the addition of six offers to TPD’s SWAT Team, effective immediately. “We are pleased to announce the selection of Officers Melvin Ray, Devin Tudor, Detective Adam Lawson, Sergeant Jason Baldwin and School Resource Officer Jamica Thomas as the newest members of our SWAT Team,” said Thomasville...