MEMORIAL DAY CITY SERVICES SCHEDULE

The City of Thomasville administrative offices will be closed Monday, May 28, 2018 in observance of Memorial Day. Because of the holiday observance, some City services will be affected. City schedules are as follows: Energy Control Center Regular 24-hour operational schedule. Residential Refuse Monday residential customers will be collected Tuesday, May 29. Tuesday residential customers will be collected Wednesday, May 30. Regular schedule will resume...



TOURISM IN THOMASVILLE CREATES ECONOMIC IMPACT

The numbers are in and it is official - tourism is growing in Thomasville and across the state of Georgia. Governor Nathan Deal announced last week during National Travel and Tourism Week that the state’s tourism industry generated a record-breaking $63.1 billion in 2016, for an increase of 3.8 percent over the previous year, according to the U.S. Travel Association and Tourism Economics. “The tourism industry contributes significantly to the growth and prosperity of Georgia’s...



THOMASVILLE FIRE RESCUE CHIEF CONNELL RECEIVES CERTIFICATION FROM THE GEORGIA ASSOCIATION OF FIRE CHIEFS

Thomasville Fire Rescue’s Tim Connell was among 79 fellow fire professionals from around the state to receive certification from the Georgia Association of Fire Chiefs. Chief Connell, who serves as TFR’s Fire Marshal, was awarded the certification of Georgia Fire Chief during GAFC’s 2018 Spring Executive Training Session held in Savannah last month. “This program is divided into three types of certifications,” said Chris Bowman, Fire Chief. “These include Georgia Volunteer...



DELAYED REOPENING OF EAST JACKSON STREET IGNITES IMPROVEMENT INITIATIVE

Last Thursday, City of Thomasville Utilities’ Wastewater Department began a project to replace a sanitary sewer service line that crossed East Jackson Street. Despite plans to minimize the impact to area motorists, the project encountered unexpected delays that resulted in the busy roadway remaining closed well into Friday afternoon. “Our plan was to begin the work at 9 p.m. on Thursday evening with an anticipated completion time of 7 a.m. Friday morning,” said City Engineer Wayne...



THOMASVILLE MAYOR PROCLAIMS MAY NEUROFIBROMATOSIS AWARNESS MONTH: RECOGNIZES COURAGEOUS LOCAL CHILD

Thomasville’s Mayor, Gregg Hobbs, signed an important proclamation recognizing May as Neurofibromatosis Awareness Month. He presented this important proclamation to seven year old Shelby Kate Martin, who was diagnosed at age two with neurofibromatosis. “I never thought our family would be on this journey,” said Kristi Martin, mother of Shelby Kate. “Having three healthy older children, we expected the same of child number four.” Neurofibromatosis (NF) is a group of rare...



THOMASVILLE RECEIVED 2018 NATIONAL MAIN STREET ACCREDITATION

The City of Thomasville has been designated as an accredited Georgia Exceptional Main Street (GEMS) program by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs and the National Main Street Center. Each year, the National Main Street Center and its Coordinating Program partners announce the list of accredited Main Street America programs in recognition of their exemplary commitment to preservation-based economic development and community revitalization through the Main Street Approach....



TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE FOR EAST JACKSON STREET

UPDATE: Unfortunately, the work required to complete this repair was more extensive than anticipated. The road is expected to reopen around 2 pm today. Beginning Thursday, May 10, 2018, City of Thomasville Utilities’ Wastewater Department will replace a sanitary sewer service line that crosses East Jackson Street. According to City Engineer Wayne Newsome, the work will be performed during overnight hours to minimize the impact to area motorists. “The Wastewater Department will...



PUBLIC COMMENTS NOW ACCEPTED FOR THOMASVILLE’S BLUEPRINT

Since last spring, more than 1,000 Thomasville citizens from all parts of the community have taken part in blueprinting the future of Thomasville. The comprehensive planning process continued last month when the draft plan was shared with the community. According to City staff, public comments are now being accepted on the draft comprehensive plan. “Blueprint: Thomasville 2028 is a very important document, as it sets the tone for Thomasville’s future,” said Brian Herrmann, City...



SWINGIN' MEDALLIONS ARE BACK FOR ANNUAL STREET DANCE

The Swingin’ Medallions are back and better than ever for this year’s Street Dance! Known world-wide as the “Party Band of the South,” the Swingin’ Medallions are a crowd favorite with their rocking tunes and high-energy shows. Founded in the early 1960s, the Swingin’ Medallions had many chart topping hits like “Hey Hey Baby” and “Double Shot.” They’ve been touring and entertaining ever since. “When you think ‘Street Dance,’ you think ‘Swingin’...



THE 70TH ANNUAL ROSE PARADE RETURNS TO DOWNTOWN THOMASVILLE

The 70th Annual Rose Parade returns to downtown Thomasville on Friday, April 27th at 7:00 pm. A perineal favorite, the Rose Parade brings the entire local community and visitors alike together to celebrate all things Thomasville. This year’s parade theme is Helping Hands: A Celebration of Community Volunteers! In honor of that theme, Hands on Thomas County’s Hands on Heroes award winners will serve as the parade grand marshals. “The Hands on Heroes award winners exemplify what it...



THOMASVILLE CELEBRATES GEORGIA CITIES WEEK

While everything is coming up roses this week in Thomasville, City officials are also celebrating the employees who bring it all together. “Georgia Cities Week” is being recognized across the state April 22-28, with the theme “Cities in the Spotlight”. This year’s theme highlights the ways municipalities improve the quality of life for residents and for the entire community. “Thomasville is a great place to live, work and play,” said Mayor Greg Hobbs. “We are fortunate...



PUBLIC LISTENING SESSION SET FOR SOUTH PINETREE

The City of Thomasville is hosting a public listening session for residents along South Pinetree Boulevard to come and give their thoughts on proposed improvements for the area. The session will be held on Monday, April 30th at 6:30. The purpose is to allow residents to learn more about the project and provide feedback on proposed designs. "There has been a great deal of discussion about the proposed improvements to this area of South Pinetree Boulevard that stretches from West...