Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:32 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:32:02 GMT
The United Way of Southwest Georgia honors more than a dozen organizations for their leadership in supporting United Way agencies. United Way raised about 1.1-million dollars this year. That's up slightlyMore >>
The United Way of Southwest Georgia honors more than a dozen organizations for their leadership in supporting United Way agencies.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:31 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:31:27 GMT
Dougherty County School Board members want property owners to know, they won't raise your taxes despite another tight budget year. Monday night Board members held a public hearing to give people a chanceMore >>
Dougherty County School Board members want property owners to know, they won't raise your taxes despite another tight budget year.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:23 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:23:09 GMT
The opening of Albany's new airport terminal remains on schedule despite a delay in the ceremonial opening. Travelers will begin using the new facility at Southwest Georgia Regional Airport two weeks fromMore >>
The opening of Albany's new airport terminal remains on schedule despite a delay in the ceremonial opening.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:03:40 GMT
A Georgia girl remains hospitalized tonight with serious burns following a boat explosion on Lake Lanier. Apparently, a fuel leak led to the blast. Cell phone video captured by boaters shows a boat burningMore >>
A Georgia girl remains hospitalized tonight with serious burns following a boat explosion on Lake Lanier. Apparently, a fuel leak led to the blast.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-06-18 03:59:55 GMT
Police are asking banks to be on the lookout for a woman who has cashed thousands of dollars in forged checks. So far, she's hit Colony Banks in Albany, Valdosta, Moultrie, and Sylvester. Sylvester PoliceMore >>
Police hope to stop a successful forger who's gotten away with thousands of dollars so far by cashing fraudulent checks at multiple south Georgia banks.More >>
May 17, 2007
Thomasville-- While still maintaining small-town southern charm, Thomasville is a growing city. With growth, come changes.
That's why both county and city planning departments are busy working on a plan for the future. "Evaluating where we're at, developing goals and implementation measures to take us to the future, anticipating different growth methods and such," says city planner Duane Treadon.
A comprehensive plan is state mandated and is done every 20 years, but this time's a little bit different. "In 2005, The Georgia Department of Community Affairs changed the rules on the comprehensive planning. In the past it was pretty much less citizen participatory project," says Treadon.
For this plan, community input is key. And the city and county are using a couple of different methods to get it. "We have had public workshops at the chamber of commerce and also at the public library just to get public input," Treadon says.
The largest source of community feedback comes from online Vision surveys. There are separate one for the city and county and can be found at their websites. "It's an easy opportunity and an easy way for citizens to log on at their own convenience and be able, take the time to answer the questions not in a public forum where they're having to compete to have their point said," said Treadon.
The surveys cover topics from growth and development to transportaion, historical preservation, housing and many other issues. "It's an overall kind of assessment of where the citizens would like to see the direction for the future of growth and development for Thomasville and Thomas County," says Treadon. Because a sound plan now ensures a bright future for a town with roots deep in the past.
City and county planners hope to have the joint comprehensive plan finalized by the end of the summer.