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City Council Recognizes July Honorary Councilmember, Jack Hadley
During Monday night’s Council meeting, Jack Hadley was recognized by the City Council for his service to the community as the honorary councilmember for the month of July.
“I enjoyed my time as honorary councilmember,” Hadley said. “It was a great experience and I am honored that I was able to be brought on board this month.”
Jack Hadley is a long-time Thomasville resident and the founder of the Jack Hadley Black History Museum 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.
Council Recognizes Scouts
Two local Boy Scouts from Troop 306 attended Monday night’s City Council meeting to satisfy merrit badge requirements. Jacob Rieber (left) and Mason Hodge (right) were given a warm welcome by the Mayor and City Council, who encouraged them as they work their way up to earning the rank of Eagle Scout.
TPD Says Hot Cars Are Like Ovens On Wheels
As the summer heat takes full effect, becoming overheated and suffering heat-related health issues has become a real threat to those spending time outdoors. The summer heat is especially dangerous to children, as they tend to heat up much more quickly than adults. The heat’s affects on children can increase exponentially when they are left in a hot car. With that in mind, TPD would like to caution parents and caregivers to be mindful of young children during the hot summer season.
City’s Clean Water Projects Make Progress
The City of Thomasville reached a milestone in the replacement of one of its larger lift stations last week by setting a new concrete wet well. Lift station #4, which is located across from the Cherokee Lake spillway on Smith Avenue, is a critical piece of the City of Thomasville’s wastewater infrastructure and serves a large portion of the city. After decades of service, the aging station had reached the end of its service life and was in need of replacement in order for the City to continue to efficiently serve its customers.