Thomaston Times- RSS Feed http://thomastontimes.com/ http://thomastontimes.com/ Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:30:01 EST 1800 BYOT a success! Hope is more teachers will use it this year http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/50085903/BYOT-a-success-Hope-is-more-teachers-will-use-it-this-year Last August, the Thomaston-Upson County School System began a new program called “Bring Your Own Technology” (BYOT), in which students were encouraged to bring their wi-fi capable cell phones, tablets, and laptops to school for use in... Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Northridge Church seeking to reach the unchurched http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/50085830/Northridge-Church-seeking-to-reach-the-unchurched There's a new church in town, Northridge Church of Thomaston, which states their mission is to reach the unchurched of Upson and surrounding counties. RUSH Ministries Founder Rev. Marc Pritchett, former Assistant Minister of Mountain View... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Don’t swing a dull axe http://thomastontimes.com/news/editorial-opinion/50075179/Dont-swing-a-dull-axe There is an old Irish story about two lumberjacks. One was huge, muscular, and used a big axe. The other was much smaller, but more efficient with each swing of the axe, utilizing a more surgical approach. Each of the men far surpassed all of the... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Ethics Committee proposed http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/50085689/Ethics-Committee-proposed Following the Thomaston City Council meeting last Thursday night, those in favor of firing Thomaston Police Officer Philip Tobin gathered on the front steps of the government complex. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Football is just around the corner http://thomastontimes.com/news/sports/50084780/Football-is-just-around-the-corner The Upson-Lee Knights, Jones County Greyhounds, and Manchester Blue Devils all got a lot better last week. The three teams competed in an 11 vs. 11 mini camp at Matthews Field. This was the first 11 vs. 11 the Knights have been a part of, and... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Thoughts on the hubbub around Tobin http://thomastontimes.com/news/editorial-opinion/50075246/Thoughts-on-the-hubbub-around-Tobin The protest and debate over the incident in which Thomaston Police Officer Philip Tobin tasered Kelsey Rockemore is continuing as the city waits for the investigation by the GBI into Tobin's actions to be completed. The Times has tried to... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST MaxPreps top 20 over the last decade http://thomastontimes.com/news/sports/50052996/MaxPreps-top-20-over-the-last-decade High School football is just around the corner, and many media outlets from around the state are already putting out their preseason polls. MaxPreps, which is a staple of high school sports around the country recently released their best 20 High... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Time to start ‘Back to School’ preparations http://thomastontimes.com/news/news/50049214/Time-to-start-Back-to-School-preparations Students in the Thomaston-Upson County School System will return to school on Wednesday, August 6, 2014. Before then, the school system is providing information on a variety of topics, from Back to School Orientation and Open House, to school meal... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Lady Knights putting in the work http://thomastontimes.com/news/sports/50053108/Lady-Knights-putting-in-the-work Wes McCard/The Thomaston Times Sun, 27 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST The new paint job http://thomastontimes.com/news/editorial-opinion/50049434/The-new-paint-job The little white house down the street was old and the paint was peeling. The owner had put on a light green tin roof many years ago, but he had never done much more to fix it up. We were excited when a new family bought it, and they decided to... Sun, 27 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Yatesville wants its American flag back http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/50054633/Yatesville-wants-its-American-flag-back If you have the City of Yatesville's ceremonial American flag, pole and stand, please return it. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Knights look strong against Seminoles http://thomastontimes.com/news/sports/50053239/Knights-look-strong-against-Seminoles The Upson-Lee Knights football team cannot put on their pads and give or take hits just quite yet, but that doesn't mean they can't go out and compete. On Tuesday they took on Thomaston native Shedrick Risper and his Westside-Macon... Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST We need Facetime protocol http://thomastontimes.com/news/editorial-opinion/50049484/We-need-Facetime-protocol I'm sure you have heard of Facetime. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Fighting Wildfires: A view from up front http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/50054379/Fighting-Wildfires:-A-view-from-up-front Editor's Note: Zack Kephart is a freelance photographer from Macon who has worked for The Thomaston Times in the past. Zack is also a wildfire firefighter during the summer fire season. Those of us in the South see news coverage of the fires... Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Building a tradition at Upson-Lee http://thomastontimes.com/news/sports/50053139/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... Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST ‘I can see clearly now…’ with glasses on http://thomastontimes.com/news/editorial-opinion/50049604/I-can-see-clearly-now-with-glasses-on A new school year will soon be upon us and bring with it all the anxieties that only school can bring. One anxiety which will likely bring the most stress for students will be the exams they will encounter over the next nine months. While we all know... Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST The Thomaston Times print edition has a new look http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/50074020/The-Thomaston-Times-print-edition-has-a-new-look The print edition of The Thomaston Times now features a new look designed to make the newspaper easier to read, more dependable in its layout, and more effective for our advertisers. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Perdue wins Republican runoff for Senate http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/50054186/Perdue-wins-Republican-runoff-for-Senate Primary election run-offs in Georgia were held Tuesday, and of the three races that Upson County voters had a say in, only one of the three candidates chosen by Upson County was also chosen statewide. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Fizz! Boom! Read! http://thomastontimes.com/news/news/305416/Fizz-Boom-Read Magician Ken Scott entertains the crowd by magically makes spoons stick all over a volunteer from the audience during the Summer Reading Program. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST BOC approves engineering costs for Zorn Landfill http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/309767/BOC-approves-engineering-costs-for-Zorn-Landfill After ceasing operation in the early 90s, the Zorn Street Landfill is close to being officially closed down, according to Upson County Water Superintendent Danny Johnson. He told the Board of Commissioners last week that the county is entering into... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST