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Early voting underway

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Do you know who you’re going to vote for in the General Election and don’t want to wait until Tuesday, November 4 to cast your ballot? If the answer to both those questions was ‘Yes,’ then you can take advantage of advance (in person) voting. With advance voting you can choose to vote in person before Election Day simply as a matter of convenience. Advance voting allows any registered voter to cast a ballot IN PERSON starting 21 days prior to an election.At the advance voting office at 305 S. Hightower Street in Thomaston, you must fill out an application and provide one of the permitted forms of Identification. You will then be issued a ballot that must be filled out and cast while you are in the office.


My ‘acquired tastes’ mean I eat alone

Anyone who comes to the Chitlin’ Hoedown in Yatesville Saturday will probably see me walking around with my girlfriend, taking photos. Anyone who walks into the Senior Center in Yatesville Saturday will probably see me sitting by myself, eating lunch. Why? Because my girlfriend says she will not sit with me if I eat chitlin’s. Since I love chitlin’s, I’ll be sitting by myself.To all those who think chitlin’s are disgusting:1. Yes, I know tha...

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Ending the Huskies hope

Once again the Upson Lee Knights will face off with a region opponent which they have never played. The Howard Huskies are a relatively new program, with Howard High School opening in 2008. After losing 20 games in a row from 2011-2013, the Huskies have finally found the man to get their program on track.

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NJROTC holds annual ball

MSGT Mark Colvin, SGT Blake Andrews, SGT Scott Chambers and POI Chuck Meyerriecks enjoy the ball.NJROTC cadets and their dates gather at tables before dinner begins.Dinner is served buffet style.Rosemary Kramer, Alyssa Hanson, Miranda Baxley and Shannon Tyson pose for a photo.Diondra Brice and Thomas Ivey enjoy the ball.Cadets and their dates are presented at the NJROTC ball.Cadets and their dates are presented at the NJROTC ba...

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Bank robbery suspects in custody

Two men are in custody following a Tuesday evening armed robbery at the King State Employees Credit Union.Steven Grant Simpson, 27, of Ingram Drive, and Zeb Maggard, 30, of Ogburn Avenue in Winston-Salem, have been charged with arrmed robbery after a prolonged manhunt Tuesday evening.King Police Chief Paula May said the bank was robbed at about 5:20 p.m. Tuesday and said King officers were assited by Forsyth and Stokes county sheriff’s deputies as well as NC Wildli...

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Senior Fishing Pond closing October 30

The senior citizens catfish pond will officially close for the 2014 season on Thursday, October 30,2014. Senior Citizens have enjoyed fishing on Mondays and Thursday from May until October. Each time fishermen or women visited they received a ticket. These tickets are held and then used for the end of the year drawing on the final day of fishing.Due to lost fishing days due to inclement weather…fishing days for the remainder of October will be Monday, Wednesday and Thursdays ...

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Gas leak investigated, burglary found

A Lincoln Park volunteer firefighter, investigating a gas leak at a convenience store, found evidence that a burglary had been committed at the store.

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Castleberry updates Kiwanis on URMC

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Thomaston accepts road into city

The City of Thomaston has a new piece of property. The Thomaston City Council approved accepting Hugo Starling Drive into the city at their council meeting on Oct. 7. Council member Gary Atwater was absent.City Attorney Joel Bentley presented the council with the resolution to accept the road.

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Chitlin’ Hoedown is Saturday!

The 32nd annual Chitlin’ Hoedown will be held Saturday, October 25 in Yatesville. This year the event will be just one day.The event will include chitlin’s, BBQ chicken and other types of food, arts and crafts, live entertainment, and a parade. The event is free and open to everyone.More than 15,000 pounds of chitlin’s will either be boiled or fried and be ready to eat, starting at 11 a.m. For those who would rather not have chitlin’s, there will ...

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Veterans Memorial service set Nov. 11 for Yatesville

Preparations are underway by the Yatesville City Council for the community’s first Veterans Day program at its new Veterans Memorial. The program will be at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 11, 2014, Veterans Day. Plans for the program include a roll call where each veteran being memorialized will have his or her name called out.

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The right to trial by jury

A couple of weeks ago I met with a delegation of citizens from the Republic of Georgia. You know, the country that used to be a part of the Soviet Union.The Atlanta law firm Hall, Booth and Smith sponsored the meeting. Their marketing director is a native of the Republic of Georgia who came to Fayette County High School as an exchange student in the 1990’s. She loved it over here, so her parents decided to move here, too. Her father had $200. By the time he retired, he had ei...

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Perdue and Kendall named to All-Area Team

SubmittedThe Lady Knights are coming off of their best season in school history under first year coach Monica Perdue. Upson Lee recently finished third in the Area Tournament, just missing the State Playoffs. The future of UL volleyball is bright for the Lady Knights, with sophomore Hadley Perdue being named First Team All-Area and sophomore Kyjha Kendall named All-Area Honorable Mention.Submitted

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Upson reimbursed $39,000 for weather sirens

Upson County is being reimbursed $39,531.61 from the state for the weather siren project that placed an additional six sirens around the county, bringing the total amount up to 21. Upson EMA Director Martha Anne McCarty made the announcement to the Board of Commissioners Tuesday evening and stated with the reimbursement and a gift of $5,000 that a citizen gave to the project, the county was able to do the entire project for $2,600.One reason she g...

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Just a little pinch between your cheek and gum

It’s a wonder I never got hooked on tobacco. Most of the people I adored during my formative years smoked, dipped or chewed, but for reasons I’ll explain later, I never did.I remember my grandpa Charlie Watson smoking as he sat in his overalls on an oak stump the size of a #3 washtub. None of those sissified filtered smokes for him. No sir. He rolled his own.He did a lot of work for the mines in those days and he had a blacksmith shop behind his house. HeR...

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Prophetess Denise Walker is an internationally sought after conference speaker, an ordained prophet, pastor, teacher, wife, and mother who specializes in each to operate in the spirit realm and function in kingdom principles.Prophetess Walker had the opportunity to visit New Life Church under the direction of Pastor Gregory Smith. The prophetess ministered in Christian principles, song, dance, and the word.

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9th Annual Boss Hog BBQ Competition and TUAC Art in the Park

Larry Stanford|The Thomaston TimesThe Boss Hog BBQ and Art in the Park was also the kick off for 4-H Walk Georgia, and they were signing up people for the exercise program.Delores L. Staton, a water colorist from McDonough, was one of many artists displaying their talent at Art in the Park.Local artist Fawne DeRosia was among the artists at TUAC’s first annual Art in the Park.Visitors were attracted to the unique carved lampshades and other it...

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To the Editor:Recently, I called the Thomaston Archives to inquire about a picture of The TabernacleA strong, happy voice answered the phone. I would then learn this voice belonged to a Thomaston Transplant named Claude Burgess. Claude was interested in my inquiry and my request so I began my childhood story of children growing up in Thomaston, and how often times dear memories surface! Happy, Loving memories of growing up in a safe small town!As small childre...

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