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Change of Command

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Larry Stanford|The Thomaston TimesThe Change of Command ceremony was performed last Thursday night during the Upson-Lee High School NJROTC Battalion’s annual Honors and Awards Night. Senior Battalion Commander Hunter Stubbs passed the command of the battalion over to junior Victoria Meyerriecks, who had received her promotion to Battalion Commander a few minutes earlier. Right to left in the photo, Hunter Stubbs presents the battalion staff to Victoria Meyerriecks. For more photos of the Honors and Awards night, see Friday’s edition of The Thomaston Times.

 

Knights advance to Sectionals as Region 4 Runners-Up

The Upson-Lee Knights golf team hosted the Region 4 Golf Tournament at Raintree Golf Course on Friday. Teams started at 8:30 a.m. in a torrential down pour and continued until around 2:30 p.m. when the last pairings came in.Last season the Knights just missed qualifying for the Sectionals by three strokes, and finished as the Region Runners-Up to Spalding. However, this season the Knights qualified for the Sectionals and once again finished as the Region 4 Runners-Up to Spalding. T...

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Action from 2014 Region 4 Golf Tournament

Wes McCard/The Thomaston TimesUpson-Lee’s lone senior Bo Davison tees off from No. 2 on his way to shooting a 94 in the pouring down rain.Upson-Lee junior Zac Hendrix make a nice chip shot from just off the green.Knights freshman Wil Hernandez drills his tee shot on hole No. 4 at Raintree Golf Course. Hernandez posted a score of 84 to help the Knights advance to Sectionals.

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Free breakfast and lunch for students next school year under CEP program

Starting in the 2014-2015 school year, all students in the Thomaston-Upson School System will receive free breakfast and lunch. That decision came at the Board of Education meeting on April 8 when the BOE voted unanimously to apply for the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). The CEP allows schools that serve a large percentage of low-income children to offer free school meals to all students.

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Thomaston’s Fulcher brings home checkered flag at Senoia

SENOIA - The fourth annual Spring Fling 40 at Senoia Raceway took on a new look this season featuring twin 20 lap events for the Jodeco Auto Sales Late Model division. The new twist in format proved to be a good one for the fans as two of the emerging top dogs in 2014 split the night’s main events. LaGrange’s Dusty Jones won the first round while Thomaston’s Shane Fulcher bested the field in the second go around.“The drivers that were here on April 5 put on ...

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Knights rout Eagles 15-0, still alive for Playoffs

After a tough 3-2 defeat to Griffin last Wednesday, the Upson-Lee Knights were able to put the heartbreaking loss behind them and take care of business against North Clayton on Thursday at Silvertown Ballpark. Upson-Lee got four shutout innings from Senior Brandon Blount, and Kyle Kelly drove home two runs on two hits, as the Knights blanked the Eagles by a 15-0 score.The win moves the Knights overall record to 11-11, and more importantly their Region 4 record to 8-8, placing them ...

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Jackie not the first

Major League Baseball has officially made April 15 “Jackie Robinson Day”. This to honor the former Brooklyn Dodgers star who first appeared in a major league baseball game on April 15, 1947. Every major league player wears Robinson’s #42 on their uniform on that day, which can get a bit confusing. Major League Baseball has also retired the #42 and, since Mariano Rivera has retired, no player on any team can wear the number throughout the remainder of the year. I never thoug...

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Life lessons from a pear tree

I’ve had some setbacks in my professional career over the past few months and I guess it’s only natural that I would ask myself some hard questions.Like: Why am I even trying to succeed in this business? Wouldn’t it be easier to aim lower? Or, I gave it my best shot, why don’t I just quit?I went for a walk as I often do when I need to think and I saw something that answered my question and made me smile.One of the first fruit trees we p...

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Lady Knights suffer 3-0 defeat to Locust Grove

Larry Stanford/The Thomaston TimesLady Knight Mae Manley (in black) wins a fight for the ball against her Wildcat opponent Wednesday night. Unfortunately, Upson-Lee lost the battle to Locust Grove, 3-0. With the loss the Lady Knights fall to 7-2 in Region 4 play. If the Lady Knights can defeat Spalding today in Griffin, they will finish as the No. 3 seed for the State Playoffs. If the Lady Knights lose, they will be the No. 4 seed.

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Former EMS Director Richard Lee arrested

Lieutenant Andrew Pippin of the Thomaston Police Department issued the following press release on Monday, May 14, 2014:On May 11, 2014 the Thomaston Police Department Investigations Unit executed a search warrant for a residence located at 218 Jeff Davis Road in Thomaston, pertaining to financial documents. Richard Lee, who is the Assistant Deputy Coroner and former EMS Director of Upson County was arrested and charged with Theft by Deception, Theft by Conversion, and Financial Tra...

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What I’m looking for

Ahhh. Spring is in the air. Out from among the brown, dead grass emerges tender green turf. Flowers push aside the brittle, dry leaves on the ground and rise from the soil. The landscape transforms with budding trees and… political signs.Yep. This year the primaries are in the spring. On May 20 we have some decisions to make.I don’t know about you, but I’m looking for certain qualities in the candidates.

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Wes’ 2014 NFL Mock Draft

It’s nearly that time of year again! As the old saying goes, “the NFL season never ends”, and in a few weeks 32 teams will attempt to bolster their teams for a chance to make a run at the Lombardi Trophy in February of 2015. The NFL has become an event not just for coaches and front office people of NFL teams, but fans of NFL teams flock to Radio City Music Hall in New York City for the annual draft.So I have decided to write up my annual Mock Draft. This season I...

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Debbie Helms finds egg at The Thomaston Times

Laurie LewiS|The Thomaston TimesDebbie Helms of Thomaston was the Wednesday winner in the Thomaston Egg Hunt, going on this week as part of Make Thomaston Shine and Georgia Cities Week. Each day this week, WTGA gave out clues on the whereabout of the egg, plus there were clues in a flyer sent to city residents with their utility bills. The first person to guess and get to the location of the ‘egg’ won a prize for that day. Debbie showed up at the front door of The Thoma...

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Penny ponders: Girls’ weekend

We planned to attend our first auction. It was “girls weekend” with Mom and daughter. With my husband out of state, I wanted to try something different and the auction sign called to us. But that wasn’t until Saturday night. For me, there is nothing like enjoying one on one time with my daughter. She’s getting older and spending more and more time with friends and in activities. I now look at my calendar to find an open weekend. I grab the rare open squares and pen in ...

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“A tough pill to swallow”

The Upson-Lee Knights traveled to Griffin on Wednesday to face the No. 8 state ranked Bears. The Knights entered the game in the midst of a playoff hunt. Upson-Lee, Woodland, and Dutchtown are battling for the fourth and final playoff spot, as the end of the regular season is just around the corner.

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Bickley Reeves wins annual ‘If I Were Mayor’ essay contest

Bickley Reeves is the winner of this year’s ‘If I Was Mayor’ Essay Contest. Dawson Fleming is the runner-up. The contest is part of the annual Make Thomaston Shine and Georgia Cities Week. The Top 10 essay finalists were honored at the Thomaston City Council meeting Tuesday night.Thomaston Mayor Hays Arnold was absent from the meeting. Mayor Pro Tem Doug Head said Arnold was attending a Georgia Department of Transportation meeting in Atlanta to promote the Import/...

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BOE changing monthly meeting time to 6 p.m

The Thomaston-Upson Board of Education voted 7-0 to change their regular meeting times from 7 p.m. to 6 p.m. The action came at their regular BOE meeting on April 8.School Superintendent Dr. Maggie Shook brought up the issue, stating the board had talked about it at their last work session.“Several board members expressed starting the meeting at 6 p.m.” Dr. Shook said. “If the board would like to do this, I think it would give an opportunity for some pe...

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Rec League Softball recaps

Chaos: 19Gator Girls: 4Darbi Callaway led the way for Chaos with three hits and two runs scored, as Chaos defeated the Gator Girls by a 19-4 score in just four innings. Callaway also pitched for Chaos, allowing four runs, but all four were unearned. Callaway also struck out five batters in the game.Bethany Smith and Kimberly White each tallied two hits, while Nicole Cummings, Chelsea Graham, and Hope Napoletano each chipped in...

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