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Be Safe This Season With Some Helpful Holiday Fire Prevention Tips

With meal time being a prime focus of the Thanksgiving Holiday, it is no surprise that Thanksgiving is the peak day for cooking fires.

“The leading cause of fires within the home around the holidays is unattended cooking.” said Thomasville Fire Rescue Fire Marshal Tim Connell. "If you are in charge of cooking, it is best to remain in the kitchen to ensure a close watch is kept on any appliances you are using to prepare your meal."
Click here for more information on how to keep your kitchen safe during the holidays.

Additional Connell said that "frying a turkey can be a particularly perilous task. Turkey frying is the most risky way to cook your holiday centerpiece, as hot grease can easily ignite or splatter, causing serious injuries."
Click here for more information on how you can more safely fry your turkey.


Thanksgiving City Services Schedule

The City of Thomasville offices will be closed Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27, 2015 in observance of Thanksgiving.

Because of the holiday observance, some City services will be affected. City services’ schedules are as follows:

Energy Control Center
Regular 24-hour operational schedule

City of Thomasville Residential Refuse
Thursday residential customers will have pick-up Wednesday, November 25. Regular schedule will resume Friday, November 27. Thomas County Residential Refuse Customers with Thursday pick-up will have their trash picked up Friday, November 27.
More information.


Planning Department Wins GICH Homeownership Award

City of Thomasville Housing Administrator Charlotte Christian (right) accepted the GICH Homeownership Award on behalf of the Planning Department. Also pictured, Sharon Edwards (left), Community Outreach Training Center,

During the Georgia Initiative for Community Housing's October 21st, 10th anniversary celebration, the organization recognized outstanding examples of affordable housing projects/innovations by GICH communities. Communities were invited to submit applications for the following categories: adaptive reuse, affordable rental housing, community outreach and engagement, homeownership, neighborhood revitalization, community transformation and housing innovation. A panel of experts then selected an award recipient for each category.
More information.


2015 Howl-O-Ween Event Photos

Citizens and their four-legged friends filled the City of Thomasville Dog Park Saturday morning for the annual Howl-O-Ween celebration. Click on the image above to view photos from the event.


City of Thomasville Proposed Sign Ordinance Revisions

Click the link below to view the most current draft of the proposed ordinance.

Proposed Sign Ordinance Draft (last revised 8-6-15)

Please submit any suggestions in writing to Mollie Powell:  molliep@thomasville.org