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City of Thomasville

The city of Thomasville, Georgia, is inviting holiday shoppers to visit on the day after Black Friday. Locally owned stores are already prepping for the Small Business Saturday event.

Two days after Turkey leftovers are bagged up, Small Business Saturday in Thomasville will give shoppers the chance to cross items off their gift lists—or, as Fuzzy Goat yarn store owner Cadence Kidwell says, “They could still get started on something that they could make for somebody that they love." 

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The Green Dot Money Card scam has made its way to Tallahassee. Police are investigating a new kind of scam that’s hard to trace using reloadable debit cards.

In just one day, at least ten people called to complain to the Tallahassee Police Department about a male lieutenant, who said he had a warrant for their arrest. The problem, TPD Spokesman David Northway says, is no sworn officers are known to have made such a call. And he adds they certainly wouldn’t tell people they could avoid arrest if they purchase a Green Dot Money Card.

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Thomasville Police are warning residents about a new kind of scam—targeting the elderly—that’s becoming a growing problem in the South Georgia area.

In the past few months, there have been at least 10 reported cases of people purchasing Green Dot Money Cards and handing over hundreds of dollars over to scammers. Sometimes, they’re told they’ve won the lottery or a grant. Other times, they’re convinced they owe money to the IRS.

Regan McCarthy

The Specialty Food Association has named Thomasville, Georgia’s Sweet Grass Dairy an “Outstanding Retailer of the Year.” The national organization bases its yearly award on qualities such as premium food, service and the bushiness's loyalty to its community. And Sweet Grass Dairy co-owner, Jessica Little, said that’s precisely what her business is about.