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. “I’m...



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...



BUDGET BILLING ENROLLMENT PERIOD NOW OPEN

The City of Thomasville is now accepting applications for the Budget Billing Program. The Budget Billing Program provides customers the choice of paying a set amount each month that is based on an average taken from the previous year’s total monthly billing, giving customers an additional way to help manage their budgets. Program enrollment is available only twice each year, during April and October. The current enrollment period will end May 1st. “It can be difficult to manage your...



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...



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...



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...