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ARCHEOLOGICAL STUDY DELIVERS POW SITE ARTIFACTS

An archeological dig that was completed in 2016 at the 1864 Civil War Prison Site has yielded results. Through a joint project by the Southeast Archeological Center, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the City of Thomasville, a study was conducted in 2016 to thoroughly exam the historic Prisoner of War site for any 19th and 20th century artifacts. Last month, those artifacts were delivered. “It is exciting to see the many items that were uncovered during the project,” said City...



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THOMASVILLE FIRE RESCUE CELEBRATES 150 YEARS OF FIRE SERVICE

2017 was an important year for Thomasville Fire Rescue, as the department marked 150 years of service to the Thomasville community. On December 30th, TFR will formally recognize the occasion as well as the first line of duty death in the department, which occurred 100 years ago on December 30, 1917. According to Fire Chief Chris Bowman, both occasions will be remembered during this year’s Firefighter Appreciation Dinner. “Thomasville firefighters have been a part of protecting...



CITY BUDGET TO BE PRESENTED TO COUNCIL

The City of Thomasville’s fiscal budget for 2018 will be presented to City Council on Monday, December 11, 2017. The proposed budget is $122,729,789 and, for the sixth straight year, includes no funding from property taxes. In lieu of property taxes, margins above the cost of providing services are transferred from the City’s utility funds to general government. For FY 2018, the amount of the transfers will be approximately $10,551,500, an increase of approximately 3% from...



EAST JACKSON RE-STRIPING TO BEGIN SUNDAY

Beginning Sunday, December 3rd, work will begin to re-stripe portions of East Jackson Street. The City of Thomasville announced the improvement project for East Jackson Street last month. According to City staff, the work is beginning ahead of schedule due to contractor availability. “We received a request from our contractor to begin work on this project a week ahead of schedule,” said Wayne Newsome, Assistant City Engineer. “Allowing the work to begin now will help us to...



TPD’S HARRIS ATTENDS FBI NATIONAL ACADEMY

Thomasville Police Department’s Shane Harris has completed the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Academy program in Quantico, Virginia. After his graduation, Harris joined an elite group of 22 TPD officers who have graduated from the program, a program that only 1% of law enforcement officers have the opportunity to attend. “Admission to the program is by nomination only, and the process is very competitive,” said Harris. “It is unusual for an agency of our size to...



WINTER TIRE AMNESTY DATES SET

City of Thomasville Solid Waste, in partnership with Thomas County Solid Waste, Thomas County Code Enforcement and Keep Thomas County Beautiful, has announced an opportunity for Thomasville and Thomas County residents to dispose of used tires during Winter Tire Amnesty. “This is a great way for residents to clear away any unwanted or unused tires they may have at no charge,” said Solid Waste Director Nate Tyler. “Accumulated, unused tires are more than just unsightly; they can...



PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION TO CONSIDER WEST JACKSON STREET PROJECT

After months of engaging with community members and actively listening to their ideas and concerns, a concept for the West Jackson Streetscape project was presented to the community at a meeting held on Monday, November 20, 2017. The proposed plan to enhance this vibrant area of downtown Thomasville was unveiled to a crowd of over sixty community members at an open meeting Monday evening at Trinity Anglican Church. “We have been so encouraged to see the level of interest and...



IMPROVEMENTS AHEAD FOR EAST JACKSON STREET

The City of Thomasville has announced an improvement project for East Jackson Street. Beginning the week of December 11th, 2017, East Jackson Street from Pinetree Boulevard to Crawford Street will be re-striped. This will include all lane lines, turn arrows, stop bars and crosswalks. “The City of Thomasville applied for and received funding in the amount of $100,000 through the Georgia Department of Transportation’s Local Maintenance Improvement Grant,” said Wayne Newsome, Assistant...



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PARK IMPROVEMENTS CONTINUE

The City of Thomasville’s focus on improving public greenspaces has recently hit several milestones. Earlier this month, new playground equipment was unveiled at both Weston and MacIntyre Parks. This week, City staff announced the completion of a newly reconstructed dock at Cassidy Pond Park. “We’ve recently had quite a bit of improvement at Cassidy Pond Park, with the installation of new signage, tables and benches,” said Jerry Pionessa, Assistant City Manager/City Engineer....



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BROOKWOOD'S DESIGN THINKING CLASS SHARES A NEW VISION FOR PARADISE PARK WITH CITY STAFF

A group of local eighth graders have big ideas for the City of Thomasville’s Paradise Park. Students and teachers from Brookwood School’s Design Thinking class made a presentation to City of Thomasville staff recently, which included a focus on making Paradise Park more secure and kid friendly. The class, now in its second year, is led by teachers Joshua Hanke and Melissa Brown. They said that when looking for a class project, the class wanted to target an area that could potentially...



UTILITIES ONLINE PAYMENT FEATURE WILL BE UNAVAILABLE NOVEMBER 11

The Utilities Online payment link will be unavailable on Saturday, November 11 from 8 am – 5 pm. Upgrades are being made that will affect the ability to make your utilities payments online during this time.



THANKSGIVING CITY SERVICES SCHEDULE

The City of Thomasville offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 23-24, 2017, in observance of Thanksgiving. Because of the holiday observance, some City services will be affected. City services’ schedules are as follows: Energy Control Center Regular 24-hour operational schedule City of Thomasville Residential Refuse Thursday residential customers will be collected Wednesday, November 22. Regular schedule will resume Friday, November 24. Thomas County...