Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:57 GMT
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:03 GMT
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff. It was the first annual pigs in the park event, put on by the Georgia Narcotics Officer'sMore >>
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:47 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:47:12 GMT
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
December 26, 2006
Thomasville -- As post-holiday shoppers begin exchanging gifts or look for after Christmas sales, Thomasville business owners take a look at their sales. A couple of new downtown businesses say it was a very Merry Christmas for them.
"Christmas was phenomenal, better than we ever anticipated," said Relish owner Dana Davidoff. "It was a huge, fabulous surprise."
At Home owner Jose Gonzalez says, "We're very happy with the sales that we had. It just progressively kept getting busier and busier, up to the last minute. So it was very nice."
This is the first Christmas in Thomasville for At Home, a home furnishing store. Owner Jose Gonzalez couldn't be happier with their sales. "It exceeded our expectations," Gonzalez said. "We didn't expect to be as busy as we were and we're a little low on inventory today, being the day after the holiday, but it's a great problem to have."
This is also the first Thomasville Christmas for the fine foods store Relish. Owner Dana Davidoff credits their success to the support of the community. "We thanked them for their support and they thanked us back for making it so much fun to shop in Thomasville," Davidoff said. "I think it's definitely a great relationship between retailer and people who come and visit the stores."
According to the U. S. Small Business Administration, over 50% of small businesses fail in their first year. So how well you do at Christmas time, could play a big factor in your overall success. "It's definitely a boost it's probably the biggest dollar amount that we'll do throughout the year," Gonzalez says.
Both the At Home and Relish owners say downtown businesses largely work together to make downtown Thomasville the best it can be for all of their customers.
Most downtown Thomasville businesses now are back open for business, after some limited hours during the holiday season.