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Building a tradition at Upson-Lee

Coach Perdue has decided to coach at Upson-Lee, but not that Coach Perdue. There have been many changes in the Upson-Lee coaching community over last six months, and one of the new coaches coming into the coaching carousel is the new Upson-Lee volleyball coach Monica Perdue.Coach Perdue comes to Thomaston after last coaching at Shaw High School in Columbus. She is originally from Pine Mountain, where she graduated from Harris County High School. Perdue attended Columbus State Unive...

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Changes stir emotions at Senoia

After a less than successful Saturday night two weeks ago at Senoia Raceway, promoter Tim Moses had to make a couple of tough decisions. Drivers were informed on Monday afternoon that the 3/8ths mile track would discontinue running the Modified Mini division on a weekly basis. Saturday night marked the fourth time this season a race was not conducted in the four-cylinder division due to only one competitor signed in to compete.

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Thomaston’s Fulcher wins both feature races at Senoia

Thomaston’s Shane Fulcher took the checkered flag for both feature races in the Jodeco Auto Sale Late Model Division. Here are the results from Saturday night’s racing action.Jodeco Auto Sales Late Model (Feature #1): 1-Shane Fulcher, Thomaston 2-Glenn Morris, Fayetteville 3-Trey White, Stockbridge 4-Clifton Moran, Roopville 5-Austin Horton, Grantville 6-Hunter Worley, Alvaton(Feature #2): 1-Fulcher 2-Morris 3-Horton 4-Moran ...

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What can Knights football expect in Region this season?

New head coach Tommy Parks has his Knights working this summer as they prepare to enter their 2014 campaign in Region 2, a new Region for Upson-Lee.Last season Region 2 was represented by in the State Playoffs by Veterans, Mary Persons, Westside-Macon, and Rutland. This season, Westside-Macon and Rutland have moved to AAA, while the Knights become the seventh team in Region 2 along with Veterans, Mary Persons, Baldwin, Howard, Perry, and West Laurens.After some research,...

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Flag and Tackle football sign-ups at the Civic Center

The Thomaston-Upson County Recreation Department will hold registration for flag and tackle football on July 16-18 from 5 p.m. - 7p.m. at the Civic Center.Ages prior to September 1 are as follows:Flag: 4-6Grasscutters: 7-8PeeWees: 9-10The Tackle Football Leagues (Grasscutters and PeeWees will travel, playing teams from Spalding and Monroe Counties. Parents will be respons...

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S-U-P-E-R-S-O-N-I-C

“Involving or denoting a speed greater than that of sound,” that’s the technical definition of “Supersonic,” and that’s exactly how fast the Crawford County Supersonics ran through their competition on their way to winning three National Championships.The Crawford County Supersonics are an AAU Basketball Program based out of Roberta, even though nearly half of the eight grade team resides in Thomaston. One member of the ninth grade team and two m...

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“I beleive that UL will win!!!”

The 2014 FIFA World Cup has been taking place in Brazil for the past month. As you read this, the semi-finals are being played between Germany and Brazil in one game and Argentina and the Netherlands in the next. Millions across the world have been glued to TV screens in hopes that their national team will be the ones raising the elusive golden World Cup trophy. Even millions of Americans across this great nation got excited about our National team and the ride that they took us on in the tou...

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T-Town’s Fulcher places third at Senoia

Thomaston’s Shane Fulcher has been a mainstay in the top three in the Jodeco Auto Sales Late Model standings nearly all season long at Senoia Raceway. Here are the results from the past weekend’s races:Jodeco Auto Sales Late Model (Feature): 1-Glenn Morris, Fayetteville 2-Dana Eiland, Phenix City, AL 3-Shane Fulcher, Thomaston 4-Austin Horton, Grantville 5-Pat Wall, Columbus 6-Clifton Moran, Roopville 7-Chad Wallace, LaGrange 8-Corey Pa...

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2014 Upson-Lee Kick-Off Classic

This year the Upson-Lee Touchdown Club will be having its annual kick-off classic to benefit the football program. The tournament will run like it has in the past. The format will be a two person shamble. A shamble means that both players hit their drive. The team chooses the best drive and then each player plays their own ball from that point. The team takes the lowest score on the hole after that. All golfers will be flighted by handicap.

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Thomaston’s Oglesbee wins Blind Golf Match Play Championship

Waking up everyday with the ability to see what goes on around you and others as we travel through the journey of life, is something that many take for granted everyday. For Thomaston’s Brian Oglesbee, the loss of sight is just something that he has dealt with as a part of everyday life for 20 years.Even without the ability to see, Oglesbee has became a successful teacher, a coach, a loving husband, and now can add Championship golfer to the list. Brian recently competed in t...

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A conversation with Paul Wood

I had an opportunity a few days ago to have a wonderful phone conversation with Paul Wood. In case you don’t know, Wood was an all-state caliber running back for the R.E. Lee Rebels in 1953, 1954, and 1955. He was named to the All-Region 1AA team in 1955 and participated in the GHSA/Atlanta Journal High School All-Star Game in 1956.Wood received a football scholarship to the University of Alabama and played for the Tide in 1956, 1957, and 1958. He played for Coach J.B. Whitwo...

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