News

May. 20, 2014 @ 10:59 AM

Shooting suspect charged with resisting arrest

According to Sgt. Brad Sainting, Thomasville police received a call on May 15 at 2:09 p.m. regarding a shooting in an apartment parking lot at 111 South St.


May. 20, 2014 @ 10:57 AM

Doak Park transformation continues

Doak Park's baseball diamond now has a new scoreboard thanks to a fundraising effort and a little help from a community partner. On Friday night, Parks & Rec plan on celebrating the beginning of a new baseball season with something a little out of the ordinary.


May. 20, 2014 @ 10:52 AM

Parade organizers getting ready for a busy weekend

This year's schedule of events includes a Wounded Warriors benefit softball game at Finch Field following the parade. 


May. 20, 2014 @ 11:01 AM

Wilgus leaves lasting legacy at THS

Sgt. Robert Wilgus is retiring from Thomasville High School next month. The native New Yorker founded the school's JROTC program in 1993. 


May. 16, 2014 @ 02:58 PM

TCS expands summer feeding program

Program feeds more than 1,300 children a day and now will include Saturdays. 


May. 16, 2014 @ 02:54 PM

Community partner supports CIS backpack program

When summer vacation starts, the CIS of Thomasville weekend backpack program doesn't end. The nonprofit continues supplying dozens of students at Liberty Drive Elementary School with backpacks full of food every weekend during the summer, knowing it could be the only source of meals for many of the children.


May. 16, 2014 @ 02:41 PM

Council to consider ordinance change for PACE Park

City ordinance 54-2 currently states that alcohol is not allowed at any city property except for Finch Field during Hi-Toms games and the Farmer's Market, which is located directly beside the park. 


May. 13, 2014 @ 11:00 AM

Breakfast ends in bomb scare for Watts

Watts arrived at the diner around 7:15 a.m. and was having coffee and talking with friends when a waitress came up and said someone noticed he left his briefcase beside his car. 


May. 13, 2014 @ 10:53 AM

New budget includes pay raise, sewer and water rate increase

City employees can expect a raise and Thomasville citizens will see their water and sewer bill go up for a third year in a row ifCity Council approves a new budget proposal.


May. 13, 2014 @ 10:50 AM

Mural depicts roots of Thomasville

Dana Holliday has painted many murals throughout her artistic career.
Her latest one is the grandest of them all.


May. 12, 2014 @ 01:36 PM

Suspicious briefcase leads to bomb scare

Three hours after a customer at the Cruz-In Diner expressed concern over a briefcase near the rear of his vehicle, a robot from the Winston-Sale Police Department showed the package was harmless.


May. 09, 2014 @ 01:27 PM

Primary produces few surprises

According to the the Davidson County Board of Elections, 16,010 out of 103,750 registered voters (15.43 percent) participated in the primary.


May. 09, 2014 @ 01:24 PM

DCCC Emergency Services College spans 30 years

DCCC this past weekend marked its 30-year milestone of the Emergency Services College, as more than 400 participants in dozens of different classes took part in the annual crash course of fire and safety training


May. 09, 2014 @ 01:16 PM

New sales tax should benefit TCS

As polls closed Tuesday night, TCS finance director Tammy Stromko presented the board of education a budget proposal that included more than $9 million in capital outlay projects, including a possible total renovation of the Thomasville High School gymnasium


May. 09, 2014 @ 01:12 PM

TCS develops new security plan

When a shooting occurred at Carver High School last August, Thomasville City Schools administrators felt it was time to review its own security procedures. What they found was a lot of work needed to be done in order to make the four TCS campuses safer for students.


May. 08, 2014 @ 04:31 PM

Authorities issue warning about fake officer calls

Law enforcement officials in Davidson County are warning residents about con artists calling people fictitiously claiming they can invalidate warrants through payments.


May. 07, 2014 @ 12:11 PM

Davidson voters OK sales tax referendum

Davidson County voters elected to increase the county’s sales tax by a quarter-cent to fund a planned school construction project.


May. 06, 2014 @ 11:18 AM

Mural singles out THS academics

A Thomasville High School mural, 8 feet by 20 feet, conveys a message — “How dare they deny our success?”


May. 06, 2014 @ 11:17 AM

Spring Daze treat for green thumbs

Downtown Thomasville on Saturday bustled with bright colors, fresh vegetables and plants ready for a season of tender loving care at the 11th installment of Spring Daze, an annual event organized by the City Beautification Committee.


May. 06, 2014 @ 10:52 AM

Postal employees: ‘Fill up the shelves’

Letter carriers and rural carriers from Thomasville Post Office on Saturday will participate in the National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive, the largest one-day food drive in the nation.

 

May. 03, 2014 @ 10:13 AM

Storm debris collection ends May 6

The city of Thomasville will make its final round of collection of wood waste and vegetative debris from the ice storm beginning Monday, May 5.


May. 02, 2014 @ 09:46 AM

Spring Daze Saturday

Chair City Art, a subgroup of People Achieving Community Enhancement (PACE), will sell postcards during Saturday’s Spring Daze from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in downtown Thomasville. More than 70 vendors with plants, jewelry and more will highlight the day's event.


May. 02, 2014 @ 10:02 AM

Integrity defined by service to others

C.S. Lewis wrote that integrity is “doing the right thing, even when no one is watching.” Thurston Bowman seemed to always have a knack for doing the right thing, and often did so behind the scenes. Bowman's place in Thomasville history, his integrity, is defined by the difference he made in the lives of others, and more often than not when no one was watching.


May. 02, 2014 @ 09:15 AM

Interstate partnerships fight crime

Interstate 85 poses a major problem for Thomasville Police Department. With such a large thoroughfare stretching through its district, the department constantly fights the transport of drugs and various other crimes on an interstate with easy on and off access points that lead  into Chair City neighborhoods.


Apr. 29, 2014 @ 03:01 PM

Spring Daze, it’s free entertainment for the family

Saturday's forecast is partly cloudy with a projected temperature of 70 degrees. That's good news for Spring Daze, now in its 11th year. The event will welcome guests — rain or shine — to downtown Thomasville from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.