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Local Students Present Park Improvement to Councilmembers
Councilmember Jay Flowers and Councilmember Don Sims played host to a group of promising young minds Tuesday morning in the City Council Chambers. Fifth grade students from Thomasville City Schools' Enriching Gifted and Talented Students program presented their ideas on how to improve MacIntyre Park and create a greater amenity for the community.
Cadaver Dogs Train in Thomasville
The City of Thomasville played host to a team of search and recovery dogs along with their handlers for a series of training exercises at the Old Cemetery, Flipper Cemetery and Civil War POW site, Tuesday, March 17, 2015. K-9 handler Suzi Goodhope coordinated the event in conjunction with City of Thomasville Senior Assistant City Manager Kha McDonald, who is in charge of restoration and preservation efforts within Thomasville’s historic properties.
City Staff Recognized for Service to the Community
During Monday night's City Council meeting, 63 City of Thomasville employees were recognized for their commitment to serving the citizens of Thomasville. In total, staff represented 862 years of dedicated service.
Victoria Park Shows Progress
Photo: Aerial view of Victoria Park's central courtyard from Brighton Street
Landscapers are putting the final touches on the City’s newest open space, the green at Victoria Park. The green, featuring rich landscaping, family-sized bench swings and seating, serves as both an organizing feature and amenity for the citizens who call Victoria Park home.
Other milestones for the neighborhood include the construction of new sidewalks and decorative crosswalks, as well as enhanced street lighting, and the grading of new roadways.
TPD Adds New Member to K-9 Team
Thomasville Police Department is proud to welcome its newest member to the K-9 Team, Officer John Surles and his K-9, Jester. Officer Surles began his career with TPD in late 2009, as a patrol officer. He has also served the community as a member of TPD's bike team.
Citizens are advised to use their best judgment and exercise caution when dealing with calls regarding their personal and financial information. The Thomasville Police Department has been notified that several citizens have been contacted by entities claiming that immediate payment must be made to their utilities accounts or services will be cut off within 30 minutes.
The City of Thomasville will never call customers and demand immediate payment. If any citizen receives such a call, or if the validity of the call is questionable, hang up and immediately call the City of Thomasville's Customer Care Department, 229-227-7001. Additionally, any information regarding suspicious phone calls where personal information is being requested should be reported to the Thomasville Police Department, 229-227-4029
Magistrate Court Temporarily Relocated
The Magistrate Court Department has been temporarily relocated to 448 Smith Avenue while renovations are being made to the Bobby Hines Jail Justice Center.
Mayor Recognizes March as American Red Cross Month in Thomasville
On the steps of the Housing and Resource Center, at the corner of Victoria Place and Lester Street, Mayor Max Beverly presented American Red Cross Board Member Joyce Thomaston with a proclamation recognizing March as American Red Cross Month.
According to redcross.org, during Red Cross Month, the American Red Cross is recognizing the country’s everyday heroes – heroes who reach out to help people in need. These are the people who -
- Help disaster victims get on the road to recovery.
- Give blood to help a hospital patient
- Brighten the day of an injured service member who is in a hospital far from home.
- Complete lifesaving classes and step forward to assist someone having a heart attack or to save a drowning victim.
Opened in 2013, the City of Thomasville’s Housing and Resource Center serves as the home for the Thomasville chapter of the American Red Cross as well as other local non-profit organizations. The 2,750 square foot, historic building also includes a multi-purpose room, which serves as a location for various community meetings and educational opportunities, such as homebuyer education and financial literacy classes.
TFR Firefighter Receives Honor Graduate Award from GFA
Thomasville Fire Rescue celebrated the achievement of its newest team member, Firefighter Michael Hayes, for his successful graduation from the Georgia Fire Academy last week. Hayes, who represented the City of Thomasville, joined 17 other firefighters from across the state as part of the first GFA graduating class of 2015.