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THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) –Historic downtown Thomasville is now national recognized. It was recently featured on NBC Nightly News for its success in spite of the economy.
Melody Porter knows just how special Thomasville is,"In Thomasville you get spoiled,"she said.
But for people across the nation to see how special the town is makes for an even bigger deal,"When you can say NBC Nightly news has been here you are saying something," she said.
The town was recently featured on an episode of NBC nightly news where the success of downtown Thomasville was highlighted
Highlighted during a time other small towns are experiencing just the opposite. "For a small town we were doing well compared to other places they had heard about," she said.
People watching the segment took notice. "Over the weekend we got over 30 relocation requests which normally we would average four," she said.
Several small shops were featured in the program, one of those was the bookshelf.
Chastain says its a town where residents support their local economy allowing small shops like the bookshelf to stay opened. "I think there is a place for business here and nationally I just think that is going to get more and more well known so yeah we are excited,"
The national coverage has been helpful, "I do think people are going to be excited about seeing something that positive on the news and that's going to have an impact," she said.
But seeing Thomasville on TV is nothing compared to experiencing the warmth, friendliness for yourself.
This is not the first time Thomasville has been featured on national TV. A few years ago the town was featured on a special report on retirement which also helped attract attention and people to the area.