COORDINATED RESPONSE TO STORM PREPAREDNESS FOR CITY DEPARTMENTS

The beginning of the Atlantic hurricane season begins in June, but the City of Thomasville began prepping for the busy storm season months ago. According to City staff, it is a unified approach to storm preparedness and outage management that has well equipped the organization for the stormy season ahead. “Any significant weather event can impact our entire organization,” said Chris White, Assistant Utilities Superintendent. “From electrical outages to downed trees to the services...



CITY HOSTS ‘LET’S DISCUSS UTILITIES’

Citizens with questions about their utility rates and ways to save will have the opportunity to learn more when the City of Thomasville hosts, ‘Let’s Discuss Utilities,’ the most recent presentation in the popular community engagement series. The event will be held Tuesday, June 5th from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm in the Harper Elementary School gymnasium. “We launched the ‘Let’s Discuss…’ series last fall as a way to help spark thoughtful discussions concerning topics that are...



CITY CELEBRATES NATIONAL PUBLIC WORKS WEEK

May 20th through the 26th is National Public Works Week, and the City of Thomasville is proud to participate by recognizing the City’s Public Works staff, the often unsung heroes of our society, professionals who serve the public good every day with quiet dedication. This year’s theme, “The Power of Public Works,” recognizes the impact the many facets of public works have on modern society, and pays tribute to Public Works professionals who make significant contributions to...



PROGRESS CONTINUES AT CHEROKEE LAKE

While there have been delays in an improvement project for one of Thomasville’s most popular parks, City staff reports that construction continues at Cherokee Lake. Kellerman Construction and the City of Thomasville have been moving forward with several key elements in the project, including improving and repairing all of the boardwalks and docks, dredging in the north end of the lake, and rehabilitating the park restrooms. “Overall, this project has continued, despite delays that...



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...