CITY RECEIVES $750,000 GRANT FOR INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENT

During last week’s fall conference for the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (GDCA), the City of Thomasville was officially recognized as one of 60 Georgia communities to receive a combined total of more than $40 million in federal assistance to help grow their local economies. The City of Thomasville will receive $750,000 from the 2018 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). The CDBG program is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and administered by...



WATER/WASTEWATER IMPROVEMENTS TO BEGIN ON SOUTH PINETREE

The City of Thomasville will soon begin construction for a water and wastewater improvement project along a portion of South Pinetree Boulevard. Improvements will begin October 22nd and will include South Pinetree Boulevard from West Jackson Street to Magnolia Street. The project will not involve any changes to the existing paved surface nor lane allocations along this stretch of roadway. “While there has been discussion in our community regarding potential changes to this same portion...



FRAUDULENT FIREFIGHTER SUPPORT FUND SOLICITING DONATIONS

The City of Thomasville’s Fire Rescue Department has been alerted by the Georgia Association of Fire Chiefs of a fraudulent group that claims to be trying to solicit funds on behalf of the fire service. They are referring to their fundraiser as ‘Firefighter Support Funds.’ Chris Bowman, the City of Thomasville’s Fire Rescue Chief, stated that our city’s fire rescue department would not reach out for donations in this manner, “The City of Thomasville’s Fire Rescue Department...



CITY OF THOMASVILLE PUBLIC HEARING COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT GRANT NO 18P-X-136-2-6032

The City of Thomasville will hold a PUBLIC HEARING on October 23, 2018, at 6:00 pm at the Thomasville Community Center, 501 Varnedoe Street, Thomasville, Georgia 31792, for the purpose of discussing the approved activities of the Thomasville’s Community Development Block Grant. On October 10, 2018, Thomasville was awarded CDBG funds of $750,000 to perform: street, drainage, water and sewer improvements in the following location: Fletcher Street, Andrews Street, Magnolia Street, Augusta...



MEET AND GREET TONIGHT WILL CONTINUE, LET'S DISCUSS POSTPONED

This evening, from 5:30 – 7:30 pm, our community is invited to a meet and greet reception at the Thomasville Center for the Arts. During this reception, citizens will have the opportunity to meet the final two candidates (Suzanne Sherman and Alan Carson) for the position of City Manager for the City of Thomasville. A third candidate has withdrawn his application from consideration. The “Let’s Discuss Utilities” event that was originally scheduled for tonight at Harper Elementary...



HURRICANE MICHAEL POST-STORM UPDATE: SUNDAY, OCT. 14th

The following is an update of available information related to our community’s recovery from Hurricane Michael: Safety Information • Should you encounter barricades across streets or roadways, please do not enter. These barricades are in place due to down power lines. Do not move or drive around the barricades, as they are in place for public safety. • Please use caution when you encounter utility vehicles, trash trucks, dump trucks and other equipment. • Please...



RESTORING POWER Q&A

The following information is provided to aid in the understanding of the steps necessary to fully restore power after a major outage event. Q. What happens prior to a known power outage, such as one that may occur with a tropical event? A. Many outages, such as those involving a major, known weather event, are planned in advance. Crews will perform system upgrades and routine repairs so that the duration of these planned outages is the shortest possible and impacts the fewest people. ...



HURRICANE MICHAEL POST-STORM UPDATE: SATURDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 13TH

The following is an update of available information related to our community’s recovery from Hurricane Michael: Safety Information Public Works is actively working to remove fallen trees and other debris to assist with restoration efforts. Please use caution when you encounter work crews. Should you encounter barricades across streets or roadways, please do not enter. These barricades are in place due to down power lines. Do not move or drive around the barricades, as they...



HURRICANE MICHAEL POST-STORM UPDATE: SATURDAY, 10/13

The following is an update of available information related to our community’s recovery from Hurricane Michael: Safety Information Thomas County Emergency Management reports there were near fatalities associated with generator use in Thomas County. We urge all citizens to observe the safety precautions of the American Red Cross that we have shared on our Facebook page. Thomasville Fire Rescue reports that there is no burning permitted in Thomas County according to the Georgia...



RESCHEDULED DATES RELEASED FOR CITY MANAGER CANDIDATES

The rescheduled return visits of the final three candidates for the City Manager’s position have been released. The candidates will visit Thomasville on Tuesday, October 16th and 17th. Mayor Greg Hobbs said that the visits were planned for last week but were cancelled due to the expected arrival of Hurricane Michael. “Choosing our next City Manager is a very important decision,” said Hobbs. “We know there is a great deal of interest in our selection process from both members of...



HURRICANE MICHAEL POST-STORM UPDATE: FRIDAY, OCT. 12TH

The following is an update of available information related to our community’s recovery from Hurricane Michael: There have been no reported fatalities in Thomasville. Additionally, Thomas County Emergency Management reports no fatalities in Thomas County. Hundreds of trees are down throughout our community. The fallen trees have caused widespread damage to our electric distribution system, and telecommunications system. While you may not see damage in your immediate area, the...



HURRICANE MICHAEL POST-STORM UPDATE

The City of Thomasville would like to provide an update to our recovery efforts from Hurricane Michael: There have been no reported fatalities in Thomasville. Additionally, Thomas County Emergency Management reports no fatalities in Thomas County. Hundreds of trees are down throughout our community. The fallen trees have caused widespread damage to our electric distribution system, telecommunications system and are blocking numerous roads and streets. Road clearing has been a...