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.
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.
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...
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...
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/...
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...
Imagine growing up with physical conditions related to being overweight? Being called horrible names or ridiculed? This is what the “Spring Forward and Ride” theme represents for the bicycle ride for many bikers on Saturday. The bikers represented the “The Neighbor Next Door Foundation, Inc., which Lavance Brown and Eboni Chillis are the manager and the co-manager respectively. Mr. Brown stated “The goals of this foundation is to provide an outlet to healthy habits, un...
“Under the direction of the Board of Commissioners of Upson County, I have been directed to contact Miss Martha Anne McCarty. She has agreed to continue to be the EMA Director here at Upson County. There will be no status change. Everything will remain the same as it was a week ago.”Six days after Upson County Commission Chairman Rusty Blackston called Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Director Martha Anne McCarty into his office and told her she was being relieved of h...
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