It was a much humbler ceremony than could have been imagined at the beginning of the year, but the City of Cairo celebrated the 150th anniversary of being granted a town charter with some fanfare.
At the top of the Monday Thomasville City Council meeting, Council member David Hufstetler made a motion to table an agenda item pertaining to delinquent utility accounts.
Mayor Howard Thrower presented a special proclamation this week to raise awareness for an extremely rare genetic condition that was diagnosed to a local boy last year.
City Manager Alan Carson said that just as past Thomasville chiefs of police have moved Thomasville Police Department (TPD) forward, he hopes to name a new chief by the end of the week to continue the tradition.
The search for a Thomasville police chief has been narrowed to three applicants from which the next chief will be chosen.
During its scheduled meeting on Monday, October 12, the Thomasville City Council was presented with a donation of $1,000 to Project SHARE by the Rose City Foundation powered by Envision Credit Union.
Thomasville City Manager Alan Carson announced Monday that Dominic Ford has been named the city’s new Executive Director of Human Resources and Community Relations, effective Dec. 1. Ford will replace Kha McDonald, who is retiring Nov. 30 after serving the city for more than 30 years.
Quickly and unanimously Monday, Thomasville City Council approved on first reading an ordinance to rezone property in downtown Thomasville.
The City of Thomasville has again been designated as a PlanFirst Community by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs. PlanFirst is a program that recognizes excellence in community planning and demonstrates an established pattern of successfully implementing its local comprehensive plan.
The City of Thomasville Planning and Zoning Commission approved a final draft of a proposed new sign ordinance and the approved draft will now be recommended to the City Council for their consideration.