SubmittedFamilies Feeding Families of Middle Georgia recently received a donation of $7,500 from the Upson EMC Foundation. The funds will be used to purchase a cooker for the non-profit organization, which provides families in need with home-cooked meals. The Upson EMC Foundation uses money collected through Operation Roundup, in which Upson EMC customers voluntarily have their monthly bills rounded up to the nearest dollar, to provide funding for a variety of worthwhile charities. Pictured with the check are members of the Upson EMC Foundation and representatives of Families Feeding Families.
On Sunday, November 24, 2013 a dream that has been in place for the congregation of the First Baptist Church of Thomaston for nearly 90 years finally came true with the dedication of the church’s bell tower. Since the late 1920s, the church had longed for a tower to hold the bell that once rang throughout the town, however due to financial constraints which led to the selling of part of the property (where Hotel Upson was once located) the dream had to be put on hold. However, after nea...
The Thomaston-Upson Arts Council (TUAC) presents its annual ‘Sounds of the Season’ concert on Monday, December 2, at 7 p.m. in the Upson-Lee Fine Arts Center. Local musicians and vocalists will take the stage for a magical evening.Featuring Christmas classics, sacred hymns and familiar carols, ‘Sounds of the Season’ covers the full spectrum of Christmas music. Bring the entire family out for this wonderful festive celebration that will get you in the holiday...
The season four episode of ‘The Walking Dead’ that was filmed at Sprewell Bluff in August will be shown this Sunday, December 1, at 9 p.m. on AMC. This episode is the mid-season finale for Season Four of the series and is entitled ‘Too Far Gone. For those who haven’t been keeping up with ‘The Walking Dead,’ AMC is running a marathon of the Season Four shows leading up to this episode, starting at 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon.
Christmas Kitchen organizers are preparing for their ninth annual Christmas Kitchen, and looking for a few good volunteers to assist them. Volunteers are needed to prepare, serve, deliver, and clean up after the meals.When Christmas Kitchen started in 2004, about 700 people were fed through generous donations made by businesses and individuals in Upson County. That number has grown each year, with more than 3,000 people being served last year.
Those of us who profess to be Christians are called to spread not only the Word, but also the love of Christ throughout the world. And while telling others of His love is a wonderful thing, showing others is even better. This serves as the main idea behind Operation Christmas Child, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. Operation Christmas Child is a division of the Samaritan’s Purse organization which distributes shoeboxes filled with presents and the Word of God to needy ch...
Upson County Sheriff Dan Kilgore gathered officers from a variety of local law enforcement agencies last Monday evening to perform a compliance check of sex offenders who live in Upson County. By law, the offenders must have provided the Sheriff’s Office with their correct living address and the action Monday night was to verify those addresses. Wednesday, Sheriff Kilgore released the following statement concerning the checks done Monday night:
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