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CITY OF THOMASVILLE UTILITIES OFFERS SPRING CLEAN 2018

Just in time for spring cleaning, City of Thomasville Utilities’ Solid Waste Department announces Spring Clean 2018, the perfect opportunity to safely dispose of paint, electronics, appliances, furniture and more. The event will be held April 14-22. “Disposing of the items that are accepted during the Spring Clean event can sometimes be difficult, so this is a great opportunity for our customers to clean out some of their unwanted and unusable items and conveniently and safely discard...



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CITY OF THOMASVILLE SALUTES LINEMEN

City of Thomasville Utilities’ Electric Department linemen know what it means to work in some of the worst weather conditions. Electric linemen and other electric crew members are called to spring into action when the winds are howling and the rain is pounding, making an already dangerous job even more extreme. Weather that requires most people to stay safely indoors is exactly when these important staff members of the City of Thomasville do their best work. “Our electric crew is...



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CITY OF THOMASVILLE UTILITIES LAUNCHES TVILLE TEXTALERT SERVICE

The City of Thomasville announced today the launch of a new service to its customers: Tville TextAlert. Tville TextAlert is a new service offered by the City that allows customers to report electric outages and receive updates on outages through text messages on their mobile phone or device. And best of all, the service is free. “We are pleased to be able to offer our customers a quick and convenient way to report a power outage. In the past, our customers have traditionally reported...



SOUTHLIFE SUPPLY COMPANY NAMED SMALL BUSINESS ROCK STAR - THOMASVILLE TO RECOGNIZE ALL DOWNTOWN ROCK STAR BUSINESSES APRIL 6TH

Earlier this month, SouthLife Supply Company was recognized by the state of Georgia as a Small Business Rock Star by the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) and the Georgia Economic Developers Association (GEDA). According to City of Thomasville staff, this is the second consecutive year that a downtown Thomasville business has earned this distinction. “This is very exciting for downtown Thomasville, as not only was SouthLife Supply Company named an award winner for 2018,...



CITY OF THOMASVILLE ENHANCES LIGHTING ON JACKSON STREET

Over the last several months, there have been several enhancements made to one of Thomasville’s most popular roadways, thanks to both road and lighting improvements. In December 2017, a restriping project was completed for East Jackson Street. In February, the project was extended to West Jackson Street. While both projects were completed to increase visibility and driver safety, an additional project has also been completed that greatly improves this heavily traveled...



NOTICE TO CUSTOMERS: BILLING SYSTEM ERROR MESSAGES

Several City of Thomasville Utilities customers may have inadvertently received payment reminder messages in error earlier today. Due to a billing system error, a test message was mistakenly sent out to customers reminding them of an approaching or past due date. Customers are advised to disregard the payment reminder messages that were received Tuesday morning, March 20, 2018. “We apologize to our customers that may have mistakenly received this message,” said Karis Mills, Director...



CITY OF THOMASVILLE CELEBRATES NATURAL GAS APPRECIATION MONTH

This month is Natural Gas Appreciation Month, a month that celebrates the power of this important resource. On March 18th, Natural Gas Utility Workers are also recognized for their hard work and accomplishments. “March 18th was selected for Natural Gas Utility Workers’ Day because this is the date of the New London, Texas school explosion in 1937 that led to the widespread odorization of natural gas and an increased emphasis on safety,” said Natural Gas Superintendent Chuck...



CHEROKEE LAKE IMPROVEMENTS IN FULL SWING

Construction has officially begun at Cherokee Lake Park. The project was started last summer and will include repairs to the spillway dam and a widened trail on the west side, among other repairs and enhancements. The project will also connect the park’s walking paths to the 15-mile Community Trail, which will ultimately connect all city parks and neighborhoods. Portions of the park are currently closed to protect the public. Walking trails on the east side of the lake, including the...



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97TH ANNUAL ROSE SHOW AND FESTIVAL: APRIL 26-28, 2018 IN THOMASVILLE

The 97th Annual Rose Show and Festival will be held Thursday-Saturday, April 26th-28th in beautiful Thomasville, Georgia. Held annually during the month of April, the Rose Show and Festival is a celebration of Thomasville’s rosy history and heritage. Vegetables- not roses! - can be given credit for starting the Rose Show in the 1920s. A few industrious local women entered their vegetables for display in the State Fair in Macon in the fall of 1920 and took home the $25 first place prize....



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BLUEPRINT: THOMASVILLE 2028 PLAN TO BE UNVEILED

Last fall, more than 600 Thomasville citizens from all parts of the community took part in blueprinting the future of Thomasville. Next week, the comprehensive planning process will continue when the draft plan is shared with the community. “Since the very beginning of this effort last May, we have been so pleased with the level of participation that we have seen from community members,” said, Brian Herrmann, City Planner. “Hearing from all sectors of the community is vital to...



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TFR REMINDS RESIDENTS TO CHECK DETECTORS WHEN SPRINGING FORWARD

Daylight savings times begins this Sunday, March 11th, and Thomasville Fire Rescue reminds citizens that now is also the ideal time to change batteries and test home smoke detectors. “We change our clocks twice each year, so that’s a perfect reminder to also take time to change your smoke alarm batteries and to also test them to be sure they are working properly,” said Tim Connell, Fire Marshal. “Smoke alarms are a key part of a home fire escape plan. When there is a fire, smoke...



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CITY OF THOMASVILLE HOSTS EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA

The City of Thomasville’s Community Relations team expects hundreds of children to pack Paradise Park for the annual Easter Eggstravaganza to be held on Saturday, March 31st from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. “The City’s annual Easter Eggstravaganza is an event that our community looks forward to each year,” said Assistant Chief Eric Hampton of the Thomasville Police Department. “It’s a great opportunity for our City’s Community Relations team to get to know kids while playing...