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CNS Completes Digital Migration
On July 1, CNS Television completed the migration of the analog Super Basic lineup to an all-digital system. Customers who subscribe to the Super Basic package or higher must now have either a DTA or digital receiver on every television to continue receiving the channels in their package. No action is required for Broadcast Basic customers.
Due to the digital migration project, all call centers are experiencing an unusually high call volume. We ask for your patience as our staff members work to help each customer calling in for assistance. If you have questions related to the digital migration, please visit our website at www.cns-internet.com/DigitalMigration for immediate answers to many of your questions, including step-by-step DTA installations instructions with a video. Thank you for your patience.
Electric Workers Head South After Tuesday's Storms
City of Thomasville Utilities electric workers loaded up their trucks and hit the road to provide assistance in Tallahassee after severe weather wreaked havoc on power systems, leaving large areas without power.
1 in 100: City Hosts Limited National Fire Training Seminar
Thomasville Fire Rescue was one of 100 locations selected nationwide to host a regional training program designed to apply data from fire dynamics research. Principles of Modern Fire Attack, an eight-hour course for firefighters and an additional four-hour course for fire instructors, was held June 13th and 14th and included 130 fire professionals from parts of Georgia and Florida.
City Golf Pro Recognized by THS Legacy Award
Thomasville High School paid tribute to Mike Owens, golf professional at Country Oaks Golf Course, by creating an award in his honor, the Mike Owens Legacy Award.
According to Senior Assistant City Manager - Human Resources & Community Relations Kha McDonald the award exemplifies the qualities that Mike demonstrates and has personally strived to instill in young golfers for years.
"When you’re honored with a 'legacy' award, what more can you really say? If you’re a future recipient of the Thomasville High School Mike Owens Legacy Award, it means you’re a THS golfer that represents integrity, dedication, community involvement and love of the game of golf," said McDonald. "In other words, you exemplify the passion, commitment and dedication that Mike Owens brings to Country Oaks and to our community.
"This recognition to Mike by Thomasville High School was a surprise to him and it is certainly one that is well-deserved. Mike has worked with our city and county school systems for years planning events to introduce and encourage new golfers," she added.
Citizen Recognized for Heroism by City Council and Thomasville Fire Rescue
Firefighters spend a lifetime learning how to respond and react in a host of life-threatening situations. For them, running toward flames is second nature. To most civilians this same scenario is unfamiliar, chaotic and terrifying. One citizen, however, set all fear aside and summoned the courage to do something remarkable, without concern for her own well-being. For that reason, Wanda Thomas was recognized as a local hero.
The Thomasville City Council, in conjunction with Keep Thomas County Beautiful, recognized Jerger Elementary School for their outstanding recycling efforts, during the June 8, regular session meeting.
Mayor Max Beverly presented students from Faith Shiver’s fourth grade gifted class with a certificate commemorating their achievement. Solid Waste Director Nate Tyler also presented the students with a unique, recycled award and named Jerger Elementary School as the Top School in Thomasville for America Recycles Day.
Jerger Elementary has been the top recycling school for three of the last four years; recycling over 20,000 pounds of materials this year alone. In all four years combined, Jerger has recycled the equivalent of almost 19 elephants worth of materials.
“This has been a tremendous effort by the Jerger students, and they truly deserve recognition for the great work they’ve done in our community,” Tyler said. “I would like to thank all the schools and students that participated in this year’s Recycle Bowl for their commitment to recycling.”
The 2014 Recycle Bowl, sponsored by Keep Thomas County Beautiful, involved 9,430 students from 13 participating schools in Thomasville and Thomas County. The competition takes place each year during October and November and has been held for the last four years. This year, the Recycle Bowl led students to recycle a combined total of approximately 68,502 pounds of materials.
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.