THOMASVILLE FIRE RESCUE OBSERVES NATIONAL FIRE PREVENTION WEEK

Consider this scenario: It’s 2 o’clock in the morning. You and your family are fast asleep when you awaken to the smoke alarm sounding and the smell of smoke. What do you do? If you and your family don’t have a plan in place, it could jeopardize your safety, or even prove deadly. “In a typical home fire, you may have as little as one to two minutes to escape safely from the time the smoke alarm sounds,” said TFR Fire Marshal Tim Connell. “That’s why home escape planning is...



CITY LAUNCHES DISCOVERY WALK CONCEPT

The City of Thomasville has launched a new tool to help citizens learn more about the projects that impact their community. Discovery Walks will give those interested an opportunity to walk with planners, engineers, and other City staff to hear more about the work that is occurring on projects in Thomasville. Lauren Radford, Director of Public Engagement and Outreach said that the Discovery Walks are an additional way for citizens to get involved in the work happening in their community....



CITY OF THOMASVILLE CELEBRATES PUBLIC POWER WEEK, NATIONAL PUBLIC NATURAL GAS WEEK, AND NATIONAL CUSTOMER SERVICE WEEK

The City of Thomasville observed Public Power Week, National Public Natural Gas Week and National Customer Service Week October 1-7, 2017. According to City Manager/Utilities Superintendent Steve Sykes, these commemorations are meant to celebrate the benefits of locally owned utilities and the dedicated staff that provide them. “We are proud to not only provide competitively-priced and reliable energy services to our customers, but also to deliver that service in a way that exceeds the...



TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE - GORDON AVENUE

Beginning Wednesday evening, October 4, 2017, the City of Thomasville’s Water Department will temporarily close the 500 block of Gordon Avenue, between West Hansell St. and West Loomis Street. This closure for thru traffic is to repair a leaking water service line. Northbound traffic on Gordon Avenue will be detoured at West Loomis Street, and southbound traffic on Gordon Avenue will be detoured at West Hansell Street. This repair is expected to be completed the same evening with normal...



BUDGET BILLING ENROLLMENT PERIOD NOW OPEN

The City of Thomasville is now accepting applications for the Budget Billing Program. The Budget Billing Program gives utilities customers an additional way to help manage their winter budgets, with payment options that can be helpful when excessive 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 November 1st. With the Budget Billing Program, customers have the...



RICH APPOINTED CO-CHAIR OF IACP'S COMMUNITY POLICING COMMITTEE

Thomasville’s Chief of Police Troy Rich has been tapped to help lead a committee that fits right in line with his personal philosophy of community oriented policing. Rich has been named co-chair of the Community Policing Committee for the International Association of Chiefs of Police. As a committee chair, his participation will help shape the IACP’s policy and expand the Association’s reach and contributions in the field. “I’m very honored to be named co-chair of this...



CITY OBSERVES CONSTITUTION WEEK

Thomasville Mayor Greg Hobbs recently awarded a signed proclamation to Deb Phillips, Regent for the Thomasville Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, in honor of Constitution Week, September 17-23. Constitution Week is recognized annually to celebrate the framing of the drafting of the Constitution of the United States of America by the Constitutional Convention. This year, September 17th marked the 230th anniversary. (click image to enlarge)



TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE – NORTH STEVENS STREET

Beginning Thursday, September 28, 2017, the City of Thomasville’s Water Department will temporarily close North Stevens Street at the W. Jefferson Street intersection to construct a water main across the intersection. During this time, the road will be closed to thru traffic and only local traffic will be allowed from the W. Jackson Street end of the street. “We recognize the inconvenience this may pose to both the traveling public and businesses along this segment of North...



TEMPORARY LANE CLOSURE - COTTAGE LANE AND EUCLID DRIVE AREA

Beginning Tuesday, September 26, 2017, the City of Thomasville’s Water Department will close both westbound lanes on E. Jackson Street between Cottage Lane and Euclid Drive in order to install a new fire service line at this location. Westbound traffic will be reduced to a single lane utilizing the existing dual left-turn lane. Eastbound left turns onto Cottage Lane will not be accessible during the construction. The City of Thomasville recognizes the inconvenience lane closures pose to...



TEMPORARY LANE CLOSURE - EAST JACKSON STREET

Beginning Tuesday, September 26, 2017, the City of Thomasville’s Natural Gas Department will close both eastbound lanes on E. Jackson Street at the Clanton Street intersection to repair natural gas lines at this location. The construction area will extend approximately 300’ south on Clanton Street from the intersection with E. Jackson. During this time, eastbound thru traffic on E. Jackson Street will be reduced to one lane and will be shifted to the center turn lane. “While this...



NATIONAL GEAR UP WEEK RECOGNIZED

The Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Program at Thomas County Central High School was recognized with a proclamation from Mayor Greg Hobbs to mark the week of September 17, 2017 as National GEAR UP Week in Thomasville, Georgia. The GEAR UP program is a federally funded, competitive grant program designed to increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education. “We are proud to support the quality education...



CITY EXTENDING HOURS FOR IRMA DEBRIS CLEANUP

Hurricane Irma left more than thousands without power in Thomasville; she also left fallen trees, broken limbs and other debris. With the weekend ahead, many residents may be getting out to clear their yard of storm debris. To help with this, City of Thomasville Solid Waste crews will be temporarily working extended hours. “Unfortunately, a storm like Irma results in quite a bit of yard trimmings and vegetative debris,” said Nate Tyler, Director of Solid Waste. “Our crews will be...