THE CITY OF THOMASVILLE IS CAMERA READY AND FILM FRIENDLY

Over the last four years, Thomasville has become a desired backdrop for the independent film industry, with five movies made in Thomas County, attracting award-winning actors to star in those films. Thomasville has experienced success in the film industry and would like to continue that growth. Filmmaking has the opportunity to use many community resources such as local schools, banks, and neighborhood homes, even businesses, warehouses, and plantations. To make the film production...



CITY OF THOMASVILLE LAUNCHES SUSTAINABILITY CAMPAIGN

The City of Thomasville is launching a sustainability campaign, "Sustain Thomasville: Small Changes, Big Impact." The campaign highlights initiatives and programs set by the City of Thomasville aimed at making Thomasville more sustainable. "I am very excited about the launch of this program. It markets our efforts in sustainability, which we've been doing for many years but not really in the form of a full-blown marketing program," said Chris White, Assistant City Manager. On a...



TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURES DUE TO REPAIRS ON RAILROAD CROSSINGS

Contractors are scheduled to begin work on railroad crossings due to asphalt repair from Monday, August 8 through Thursday, August 11. Work is expected to take place from 7 am to 6 pm each day. Three railroad crossings will be repaired at the following locations: North Boulevard between North Crawford Street and North Broad Street North Broad Street between Luten Lane and Forsyth Street Intersection of West Merrill Street and North Stevens Street Road closures will be...



FIRST FRIDAY SIP AND SHOP RETURNS AUGUST 5TH

On Friday, August 5th , the City of Thomasville welcomes back the First Friday Sip and Shop concert series with fun for the whole family. Along with an evening full of sipping and shopping, the Carolina Soul Band will hit the stage of The Ritz Amphitheater and Park with some funky beats as the sun sets on beautiful Downtown Thomasville. "The First Friday concert series is a community favorite event and presents a wonderful opportunity for locals and visitors to be outdoors and socialize,...



THOMASVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT PARTICIPATES IN AUTISM SAFETY TRAINING

The Thomasville Police Department recently participated in an autism safety training course to gain a better understanding of autism and learn effective ways to approach someone on the autism spectrum. Thomasville Police Chief John Letteney has participated in autism safety training in the past. He saw the value in what he learned and wanted to provide that training for the Thomasville Police Department. “We deal with folks on various stages of the autism spectrum,” said Letteney....



CITY OF THOMASVILLE TO HOST FEEDING THE COMMUNITY EVENT

The City of Thomasville will provide a free meal during an upcoming Feeding the Community event to assist anyone in the community in need of food. The meal will be available July 29 from 11 am – 2 pm at 407 North Madison Street. The City of Thomasville has hosted similar events over the years as a way to build community relationships and provide a food source for the community since the closure of Thomasville’s Rescue Mission Soup Kitchen. The Rescue Mission served as a food...



THE BOTTOM ORAL HISTORY PROJECT LAUNCHED BY THE THOMASVILLE HISTORY CENTER, THE JACK HADLEY BLACK HISTORY MUSEUM, AND THE CITY OF THOMASVILLE

The Jack Hadley Black History Museum, Thomasville History Center, and the City of Thomasville are proud to announce the initiation of The Bottom Oral History Project. This African American business district’s rich history will be recorded and documented to embrace the culture and experiences it provided for the citizens of Thomasville; however, we need the support and assistance of the local Thomasville community to illustrate and comprehend this significant area in Georgia. Brian Davis...



THOMASVILLE FIRE RESCUE CELEBRATES NATIONAL PET FIRE SAFETY DAY

July 15 is recognized as "National Pet Fire Safety Day." This nationwide awareness day educates pet owners about potential risks when pets are left home alone and provides them with proven prevention measures to ensure their safety. In 2009, The American Kennel Club teamed up with the ADT Security Services and the National Volunteer Fire Council to establish National Pet Fire Safety Day, a day devoted to educating pet owners on how to keep their pets safe in the event of an...



ROAD CLOSURE FOR NORTH MADISON STREET

Arborists will perform maintenance on tree limbs spanning North Madison Street between West Washington and West Jefferson Streets on Sunday, July 17. The work is scheduled between the hours of 5:00 pm and 1:00 am and expected to last one night. A road closure will be necessary in order to complete the work safely. Click here for a detour plan. For more information about this project, please call the City of Thomasville’s Engineering Department at 229- 227-7009.



EAGLE SCOUT INSTALLS FIT STATIONS AT CHEROKEE PARK

Thomasville's Cherokee Park, one of the largest parks owned and maintained by the City of Thomasville, has many beautiful features, including a playground, walking trail, and rose garden, but did you know it also contains a Fit Trail? A local Eagle Scout recently completed the installation of a 10-station Fit Trail, adding another amenity to this park for the community to enjoy. The idea of a Fit Trail originated a few years ago when Brookwood student Christopher Watt was researching...



LANE CLOSURES ON KERN STREET DUE TO GAS MAIN WORK

Beginning July 5, City of Thomasville Gas Department crews will begin relocating a gas main on Kern Street between Reid and Clark Streets. Work is expected to last four days and occur between the hours of 8 am and 5 pm each day. There will be temporary lane closures in the eastbound lane of Kern Street while the work is underway. The roadway will remain open to local traffic; however, travelers in the area are encouraged to select an alternate route or to prepare for potential traffic...



CITY OF THOMASVILLE CELEBRATES PARKS AND RECREATION MONTH THROUGHOUT JULY

Since 1985, America has celebrated July as the nation’s official Parks and Recreation Month. The City of Thomasville will use this opportunity to celebrate and highlight city-owned parks and recreation activities throughout the community. Created by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), Parks and Recreation Month specifically highlights the essential and powerful role local parks and recreation facilities and professionals play in building stronger, more vibrant, and...