WEST JACKSON STREET TAKES CENTER STAGE

Exciting plans are in the works for West Jackson Street from Madison Street to Remington Avenue. Beginning August 15th, citizens will have an opportunity to learn more about the project and how to contribute their ideas to the development of a streetscape plan for this downtown street. “What we are proposing is a streetscape improvement project that is focused on the area of West Jackson Street from Madison Street to Remington Avenue at the railroad crossing,” said April Norton, Main...



CHEROKEE LAKE UPDATE

An improvement project for Cherokee Lake Park is well underway, and City officials report that while the lake continues to drain, citizens are cautioned to limit their usage to the portions of the park that remain open. These portions include the pavilions, playground and walking trail. Boat access and wading into the lake and lake bed are prohibited at this time. “While Cherokee Lake is draining, the lake is closed,” said Jerry Pionessa, Assistant City Manager/City Engineer. “Park...



SANITARY SEWER REPLACEMENT ON NORTH STEVENS STREET

North Stevens Street between West Jackson Street and West Jefferson Street will be closed to thru traffic, beginning Monday, July 24, to replace an aging clay sewer main in the street. Construction is expected to be complete in three to four weeks. During this period, local traffic (i.e. delivery trucks, employees, etc.) will be accommodated to the maximum extent possible. Thru traffic will be detoured at West Jackson and West Jefferson Streets. (click picture to enlarge)



WATER MAIN BREAK IN THE EAST JACKSON STREET/BELMONT DRIVE AREA

Customers between the 900-1300 blocks of East Jackson Street may be experiencing low water pressure. Crews are currently working to repair a water main break at East Jackson Street and Belmont Drive. At this time, we do not have an estimated time when water service will be fully restored, but crews are working as quickly as possible.



STAY ENERGY SMART THIS SUMMER

Air conditioners and Georgia heat go hand in hand during summer months. Even when utility rates haven’t changed, customers may see an increase in their utility bills because of increased usage. When it’s hot outside, homeowners want to stay cool and comfortable inside and run air conditioners a lot more, not realizing the biggest energy cost is related to heating and cooling. To help keep utility bills down, Thomasville Utilities has many helpful tips to stay energy smart during the...



TEMPORARY STREET CLOSING - REMINGTON AVENUE

Beginning Friday, July 14, 2017, Remington Avenue from South Hansell Street to Kern Street will be closed to thru traffic. The closure is necessary for the City of Thomasville Utilities’ Natural Gas Department to conduct repairs of gas valves located in the intersection of Remington Avenue and Bennett Street. During this period, local traffic will be accommodated to the maximum extent possible. Thru traffic will be detoured at South Hansell and Kern Streets. Construction is expected to...



WORK BEGINS AT CHEROKEE LAKE PARK

The improvement project announced previously by the City of Thomasville for Cherokee Lake Park is now officially underway, with the goal to fully return one of Thomasville’s most popular green spaces to the community in early 2018. Beginning this week, City crews began draining the lake, which is necessary so that repairs can be made to the dam. “The dam has developed some holes, and there is seepage occurring from the lake,” said Jerry Pionessa, Assistant City Manager/City...



TEMPORARY STREET CLOSING - NORTH STEVENS STREET

Beginning July 10, 2017, North Stevens Street between West Jackson Street and West Jefferson Street will be closed to thru traffic. The closure is so that new service lines can be installed to the new 16” water main that was installed earlier this year. During this period, local traffic (i.e. delivery trucks, employees, etc.) will be accommodated to the maximum extent possible. Thru traffic will be detoured at West Jackson and West Jefferson Streets. Construction is expected to be...



TEMPORARY STREET CLOSING - EAST JACKSON STREET

Beginning Wednesday, July 5, 2017, the Natural Gas Department will close the inside eastbound lane on East Jackson Street between Hadley Drive and Cottage Lane so that repairs can be made to a natural gas line valve at this location. In order to minimize the inconvenience to the community, work will be conducted during evening hours, beginning at 7 p.m. While this lane closure will remain in effect until the work is completed, it is anticipated to be completed the same evening. Should...



THOMASVILLE FIRE RESCUE OFFERS SAFETY TIPS FOR FIREWORKS

The July 4th holiday means freedom, family, fun and – for many – fireworks. To help our community enjoy the holiday festivities safely, Thomasville Fire Rescue encourages families to follow fireworks safety tips and understand the associated risks. “Fireworks and fireworks displays can be fun and enjoyable for all ages, but fireworks can be dangerous and destructive if not handled properly,” said Fire Marshal Tim Connell. “According to the National Fire Protection Association,...



INDEPENDENCE DAY CITY SERVICES SCHEDULE

The City of Thomasville offices will be closed Tuesday, July 4, 2017 in observance of Independence Day. 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 Tuesday residential customers will be picked up Wednesday, July 5. Normal pick-up schedules will resume Thursday, July 6. Thomas County Residential Refuse Thomas...



IMPROVEMENTS ANNOUNCED FOR CHEROKEE LAKE PARK

The City of Thomasville has announced an improvement plan for Cherokee Lake Park that will eventually connect the Community Trail with one of Thomasville’s most popular public green spaces. While the park was not initially included in the 2017 park improvement initiative, repairs needed to the spillway dam have given City of Thomasville engineers an opportunity to address other concerns around the lake. “The dam has developed some holes, and there is seepage occurring from the...