Thomaston Times- RSS Feed http://thomastontimes.com/ http://thomastontimes.com/ Tue, 26 May 2015 08:06:09 EST 1800 Voters upset with Elections Board http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/153631348/Voters-upset-with-Elections-Board Residents from Salem and Yatesville attended the Upson County Board of Commissioners' (BOC) meeting on May 12 to protest the proposed reduction in voting precincts from nine to three. Board of Elections Chairman Robert Haney has proposed the... Tue, 26 May 2015 06:35:52 EST Memorial Day Commemoration to be held in Yatesville http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/153631442/Memorial-Day-Commemoration-to-be-held-in-Yatesville Yatesville will hold its first Memorial Day Commemoration at its Veterans Memorial on Monday, May 25, beginning at 5 p.m. Yatesville began its Veterans Memorial last fall, putting the names of 53 deceased veterans on white crosses with flags attached... Mon, 25 May 2015 06:45:51 EST Searcy honored http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/153631371/Searcy-honored Reverend Edward Searcy III, Senior Pastor at Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church, has been selected to receive the coveted Chosen Award for 2015 by the Gospel Choice Awards. Creed Parnell of Gospel Choice Awards and gospel recording artist John... Sun, 24 May 2015 06:40:52 EST Be a better driver http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/153631559/Be-a-better-driver According to the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) this year is making its' way to become a record breaking year, however in this case that is not the news anyone would want to hear. After reviewing statistics from the first quarter of... Sat, 23 May 2015 06:55:51 EST Ten thousand steps http://thomastontimes.com/news/editorial-opinion/153619147/Ten-thousand-steps If I were giving a speech at a graduation this year, I would tell the graduates another Paul Ballard story.As you may know, Paul is our 18-year-old son. He has autism. And he continually amazes me. Sat, 23 May 2015 03:35:51 EST ULHS Senior Honors Night http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/153617885/ULHS-Senior-Honors-Night Upson-Lee High School held Senior Honors Night for the Class of 2015 on Thursday, May 14 at the Upson-Lee Fine Arts Center. For more pictures from the event, visit The Thomaston Times' facebook page. Fri, 22 May 2015 15:55:51 EST Emancipation Celebration is Saturday http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/153631269/Emancipation-Celebration-is-Saturday This Saturday will be the 149th annual Emancipation Celebration in Upson County. The parade through town will kick off the festivities for the event, beginning at 11:15 a.m. from the Bleachery Mill parking lot on Bethel Street. Fri, 22 May 2015 06:30:51 EST Penny Ponders: the Road to Tara http://thomastontimes.com/news/editorial-opinion/153619027/Penny-Ponders:-the-Road-to-Tara There is nothing like standing next to a handsome, smoldering Clark Gable as Rhett Butler. There I stood, my hand on his back, he with his hands in his pockets, casually looking back over his shoulder. Sigh! Okay, he was in black and white, a... Fri, 22 May 2015 03:30:51 EST When I grow up… http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/153556113/When-I-grow-up What do I want to be when I grow up? That question has been on the minds of students at Upson-Lee South Elementary and Upson –Lee North Elementary recently as both schools have held several events to show what types of careers are available in... Thu, 21 May 2015 00:00:51 EST Couple scares off home invaders http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/153555731/Couple-scares-off-home-invaders Two suspects in a home invasion on Trice Cemetery Road on April 13 got a rude welcome when they returned to the home on May 13 to attempt another robbery. In the first incident, the retired, married couple in the house were bound and robbed at... Wed, 20 May 2015 00:00:55 EST UL’s 4x100 team are State Runners-up http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top/153554926/ULs-4x100-team-are-State-Runners-up The Upson Lee Knights track and field team competed in the State Track Meet, also known as the Georgia Olympics, in Jefferson over the weekend. Upson Lee competed in three events, and advanced to the finals in all three, earning medals in... Wed, 20 May 2015 00:00:52 EST Join the library’s Summer Reading Program where “Every Hero has a Story” http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/153527670/Join-the-librarys-Summer-Reading-Program-where-Every-Hero-has-a-Story The Hightower Memorial Library invites all children, teens and adults to join us for the 2015 Summer Reading Program: “Every Hero has a Story.” Sign up will begin on Thursday, May 28 and will continue through Monday, June 16. Each Monday... Tue, 19 May 2015 17:00:51 EST Plans for the Courthouse http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top/153555848/Plans-for-the-Courthouse The Upson County Courthouse has served the community for many years as the hub for judicial proceedings and is considered to be one of the most beautiful buildings in the area. However, while it is a beautiful building and courtroom, there are several... Tue, 19 May 2015 00:00:52 EST Legislators give update on new bills http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/153493471/Legislators-give-update-on-new-bills State Senator John Kennedy and State Representative Johnnie Caldwell, Jr. were both present at the May meeting of the Government Roundtable and both gentlemen gave a brief update on this year's legislative session. The pair informed the group of... Mon, 18 May 2015 06:50:51 EST A Good Man, A Great Fan http://thomastontimes.com/news/sports/153491333/A-Good-Man-A-Great-Fan Every high school football team has certain fans who are staunch supporters and never miss a game. The Upson-Lee Knights lost one of their biggest, if not the biggest, supporters last Sunday when J.D. Dickens passed away at the age of 93. Admittedly,... Mon, 18 May 2015 02:40:51 EST ‘Forgotten and Found’ http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/153493204/Forgotten-and-Found After making an untold number of journeys around and through Upson County, poring over maps and talking to people, and putting 229,000 miles on his truck, Grady Kelley's seven-year project to document cemeteries is complete. His 'Forgotten... Sun, 17 May 2015 06:35:51 EST Rangers and Braves highlight Rec Baseball http://thomastontimes.com/news/sports/153491348/Rangers-and-Braves-highlight-Rec-Baseball The standings in the Rec League baseball season are starting to take shape midway through the season. Currently the Rookie League Braves and the Dixie Minors Rangers are undefeated with 7-0 records, while the Dixie Youth Braves (4-1) lead their... Sun, 17 May 2015 03:00:51 EST Busbee named to URMC Board of Trustees http://thomastontimes.com/news/news/153475041/Busbee-named-to-URMC-Board-of-Trustees Upson Regional Medical Center announces the addition of Jonathan Busbee, M.D., an internal medicine specialist, as its newest member to the Board of Trustees. Sat, 16 May 2015 14:35:52 EST Gilbert given Golden Shield http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/153492887/Gilbert-given-Golden-Shield Thomaston Police Department Officer Bruce Gilbert recently received the Golden Shield Honor Award for having 32 DUI arrests in 2014. This 11th annual statewide law enforcement recognition banquet, the Golden Shield Honors,was held at the Georgia World... Sat, 16 May 2015 06:15:52 EST Upson-Lee High School NJROTC Awards Night http://thomastontimes.com/news/news/153473065/Upson-Lee-High-School-NJROTC-Awards-Night Mr. Bill Rials presents the Order of the Daedalions Award to Cadet Megan Collins.Mr. Charles Hampton presents the Ocmulgee Chapter of Sons of the American Revolution Award to Cadet Jakob Dawson. Fri, 15 May 2015 14:40:55 EST