In the news
During the final Council meeting in November, Dr. Randy Watts (left) was recognized by Mayor Max Beverly (right) and the City Council for his service to the community as the honorary councilmember for the month of November.
“As I’ve come to know Thomasville, it’s clear the people of Thomasville care deeply about the community; not only general, but with great specificity. This deep care and concern for the community is reinforced by City Council,” Watts said. “I was impressed with the Council’s knowledge of how all of the different elements relate to each other and by their efficiency.”
“The Council knows their town and their people,” he added.
Watts, who previously served as head of the Upper School at Saint Stephen’s Episcopal School in Bradenton, FL., now serves as headmaster at Brookwood School here in Thomasville.
At various times each year, councilmembers select a citizen to be the honorary councilmember. As an honorary councilmember, citizens serve for a period of one month, during which time they participate in council meetings and council-related committee meetings, in order to give them a first-hand account of what it takes to keep Thomasville running smoothly.
Thanksgiving City Services Schedule
The City of Thomasville offices will be closed Thursday, November 27 and Friday, November 28, 2014 in observance of Thanksgiving.
Because of the holiday observance, some City services will be affected.
CNS Television Goes Digital
CNS Television has begun a digital migration project that will transition all of its analog television signals to digital signals. By transitioning from analog to digital, CNS is freeing up a large portion of its network, which will provide the opportunity to expand and enhance services.
TPD Hosts 14th Annual Goodwill Project
Thomasville Police Department’s Investigation Division, in conjunction with the Thomas County Sherriff’s Investigators and Narcotics Divisions, hosted the 14th Annual Goodwill Project yesterday. The Goodwill Project raises money through the sale of chicken dinner plates each year to benefit Thomas County’s needy children during the holidays.
Lighting the Way: Remington Park SPLOST Improvements Begin
Contractors will begin construction of the preliminary phase of a massive overhaul of the older lighting infrastructure at Remington Park this week. Middle Georgia Lighting will be constructing new, more efficient metal-pole lighting to replace the park’s aging wooden pole lights. The project is funded by 2012 SPLOST dollars and costs approximately $500,000. Construction is expected to be completed by February, 2015.
Thomasville Honors Its Heroes
In front of friends, family, community leaders and colleagues, Thomasville Fire Rescue upheld their tradition of celebrating the achievements of their members with their pinning ceremony. The promotional ceremony, held in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Building on November 10, recognized four firefighters – Firefighter Bennie Palmer, Engineer Jonathan Conner, Lieutenant John Harper and Firefighter Jasmine Rice – for their recent promotions and appointments to the rank of firefighter.
ECG Recognizes COTU Electric Deptartment with 2014 Safety Award of Excellence
From left to right: Scott Stevens, Vann Dowdy, Joe Lane, Rudy Thompson, Robert Prosser, Ben Spencer, Dusty Rogers, Steve Humphries, Thomas Phillips, Danny Bozeman, Vince Rivera, Travis Lamos, Jonathan Herrmann, Jeremy Layton, Jacob Gunn, Eric Mobley, Bren Alderman, Jesse Mayfield, Jarrett Turnbull, Terry Henderson, Stan Knecht, Jay Watts, Brandon Powell
The City of Thomasville Utilities Electric Department was awarded the Electric Cities of Georgia 2014 Safety Award of Excellence during the annual ECG Foremen and Supervisors Conference. Senior Linemen Vicente Rivera and Travis Lamos received the award on behalf of the City of Thomasville Electric Department.
Thomasvillians, both two- and four-legged, came out to the City of Thomasville Dog Park on Saturday, October 25th, for the annual Howl-O-Ween celebration. The event featured several contests, a parade and numerous prizes.
Click on the image above to see photos from Howl-O-Ween 2014.
City Water Crew Recognized for Outstanding Performance
During their annual fall conference, the Georgia Utilities Coordinating Council announced Thomasville Utilities’ Water Construction Team as the winner of the prestigious, statewide Lester E. Feathers Damage Prevention Award.