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...



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....



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...



TEMPORARY STREET CLOSING - SOUTH MLK DR

Beginning Thursday, November 9, 2017, the Wastewater Department will close South Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive between Harris Street and Broadnax Street so that an aging sewer main can be replaced. During the construction period, local traffic will be accommodated to the maximum extent possible. Northbound thru traffic will be detoured east on Broadnax Street to Williams Street. Southbound traffic will be detoured at Harris Street to Williams Street, where thru traffic will continue south to...



TPD'S LISA MAXWELL EARNS NATIONAL AWARD

One of Thomasville’s finest has earned a national award from the United States Secret Service (USSS). Detective Lisa Maxwell, a crime scene investigator with the Thomasville Police Department, has been named the Top Computer Forensic Examiner in the United States for 2016 based on size of agency and USSS Office size. She was notified of the award last month. “It is an honor and a privilege to be recognized for this award by the Secret Service,” said Maxwell. “Not many law...



TFR SHARES FIRE EXTINGUISHER SAFETY NOTICE

Thomasville Fire Rescue has been notified of a fire extinguisher recall that could impact homes in the Thomasville area. Kidde, a manufacturer of fire extinguishers, has announced a recall of almost 38 million fire extinguishers nationwide. According to Fire Marshal Tim Connell, the affected extinguishers may not perform when an emergency situation occurs. “The fire extinguishers that are part of this recall can become clogged or require an excessive amount of force to get them to...