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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.
City Council Recognizes March Honorary Councilmember
During the final City Council meeting of the month, Wallace Goodman (left) was recognized by Councilmember Jay Flowers (right) for his service to the community as the honorary councilmember for the month of March.
“Thomasville is a progressive town because of the dedicated leadership of current and past City Council members and because of the professional management and high expectations from the office of City Manager Steve Sykes,” Goodman said. “Steve and the City employees have very high expectations for Thomasville and the high quality services they provide through the leadership of the City Council.”
“It was my pleasure to serve as the honorary council member for the month of March,” he added
Wallace, a long-time Thomasville resident, serves as the Director of Pebble Hill Plantation and as the CEO of the Pebble Hill Foundation.
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.
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.
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.