Thomaston Times- RSS Feed Mon, 24 Nov 2014 20:53:14 EST 1800 ‘We are very blessed’ Weather analysts are still trying to determine if it was a tornado that touched down or straight line winds that destroyed a house and another structure and damaged several others in the Logan Crossing subdivision late Sunday afternoon. The families... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 17:01:03 EST Bluff grant sought More improvements could be coming to Sprewell Bluff if funding is granted to Upson County through the Georgia Recreational Trail Program through the Department of Natural Resources. At their meeting on November 11, the Upson County Board of... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:17:04 EST Tornado slams into Upson County Photo courtesy of Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:16:01 EST 3 Tobin accusers arrested for lying to GBI Three of the main complainants against Thomaston Police Officer Phillip Tobin were arrested over the weekend and have had additional charges lodged against them after the Grand Jury of Upson County true billed cases against them. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 06:29:05 EST Look out for deer 'It's beginning to look a lot like… deer in the road season.' The Upson County Sheriff's Office had accident reports on six vehicles that hit deer or were hit by deer from November 8 to Nov. 15. One of the accidents was a... Sat, 22 Nov 2014 06:06:02 EST Thurston VFD showing dangers of deep fry turkey Saturday at 2 p.m. Deep-fried turkey is one of the most delicious ways to serve turkey at Thanksgiving, but it can also be one of the most dangerous. According to the U. S. Fire Administration, about 2,000 homes in the United States catch fire from deep frying turkeys... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 06:45:01 EST City Council okay’s $175K in 4 minutes$175K-in-4-minutes The Thomaston City Council is known for not wasting time in their meetings, and they proved it November 4, with the meeting going from approval of minutes to adjournment in four minutes and 10 seconds. Plus, they did it while approving $175,000 in... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 06:08:07 EST Food drive at Ritz Theatre During ‘The Hunger Games’ Mentioning the words “The Hunger Games” in a conversation can bring different thoughts to different people. Some may think of the Hollywood blockbuster starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth; while others may think... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 06:14:02 EST A rose and a letter As Veterans Day came around, I thought about a letter from a soldier that became significant in my life. The story goes back many years. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 04:22:02 EST 2014 Upson Lee Senior Night #11 Kaleb Allen with his mother Lyndel Allen#48 Joseph Choy with his mother Kanice Schultz#64 Tyderrious Collier with his parents Marcus Middlebrooks, Latisha Middlebrooks, and Charles Collier. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 03:28:02 EST A trip to remember Fifteen years ago this past summer, I was able to go on the trip of a lifetime. I had just finished up my second year at the University of Georgia, and I was packing my bags to go on a trip to play in a basketball tournament in Israel and Palestine. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 03:04:03 EST Upward Bound champs! The Upward Bound Math Science program from Upson-Lee High School attended the Georgia TRiO Student Initiatives and Leadership Conference on Saturday, Nov. 8, at The University of Georgia in Athens. The conference is hosted annually by the Georgia... Wed, 19 Nov 2014 06:51:02 EST What to expect after the election Former first lady Hillary Clinton, a proverbial Democrat contender for the 2016 presidential race, recently said in a speech that businesses don't create jobs. She also said trickle-down economics has been tried and it's failed miserably -... Wed, 19 Nov 2014 04:25:01 EST Knights destroy Chargers The Upson Lee Runnin' Knights got their first action of the season on the court Saturday night. Upson Lee took on the Chargers from Central-Macon in a scrimmage game. After a tightly contested first half, the Knights exploded for a 29-point... Wed, 19 Nov 2014 03:09:01 EST James Dawkins receives Lifetime Achievement Award Whenever the topics of recreation league sports or the Civic Center come up in conversation, you can be sure that Coach James Dawkins' name is soon to follow. Throughout the community he is admired for his decades of work with the youth in the... Tue, 18 Nov 2014 06:00:02 EST T-U Chamber’s 68th Annual Banquet Traditions of Thomaston was chosen for the 2014 “Here's Looking at You” award. Pictured are owners Ken and Melody Gaskins with their family, staff of Traditions, Incoming Chamber Chairman David Castleberry and Chamber President Lori... Tue, 18 Nov 2014 05:41:03 EST Christmas is a good time to find hidden treasures One of my friends was telling about her spring cleaning of an armoire in her house. During the cleaning, she found an envelope with $300 in it and was thankful for her good fortune. Trying to figure out where the money came from, she remembered that... Tue, 18 Nov 2014 04:13:02 EST Ladies starting over New UL head coach Kevin Furtado coached in his first game with the Lady Knights on Saturday. The game was a 58-40 loss to Central-Macon, which was a scrimmage game and did not count as far as their win/loss record. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 02:41:03 EST Textile workers’ contributions to war remembered Everyone knows that historically, Thomaston is a mill town; in fact it is likely that you could name at least five people who have worked in the mills right off the top of your head. But did you know the local textile workers have played a part in... Sun, 16 Nov 2014 09:15:07 EST Disappearing lids and box-tops Around our house, you can forget about finding a jug of milk that has a lid on it. Likewise, you would be hard pressed to find a box of cereal that is not missing its box top. Don't even get me started about soup can labels. Sun, 16 Nov 2014 06:54:06 EST