Thomaston Times- RSS Feed http://thomastontimes.com/ http://thomastontimes.com/ Fri, 6 Mar 2015 06:02:00 EST 1800 It’s time to remove obstacles and take a step forward http://thomastontimes.com/news/editorial-opinion/152179808/Its-time-to-remove-obstacles-and-take-a-step-forward I was reading the article “Race Relations and Law Enforcement” by Jason L. Riley, editorial board member of The Wall Street Journal, and was very astounded at the facts he brought forth. Riley is the author of “Please Stop Helping... Fri, 6 Mar 2015 03:10:51 EST AARP Tax Assistance available in March http://thomastontimes.com/news/news/152090969/AARP-Tax-Assistance-available-in-March AARP will be providing tax preparation assistance on Friday, March 13 and Saturday, March 14 at the Thomaston-Upson Civic Center. These are the only two days this service will be available in Upson County. Pre-registration is required by calling Civic... Thu, 5 Mar 2015 11:45:51 EST ESPLOST needed to pay for capital improvements http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/152122365/ESPLOST-needed-to-pay-for-capital-improvements On March 17, 2015, the Thomaston-Upson County Board of Education will put a referendum for the extension of the current 1-penny sales tax for education (ESPLOST) before the voters of our community. This is NOT an additional sales tax to the citizens... Thu, 5 Mar 2015 06:05:51 EST TUAC presents “Della’s Diner” on March 7 http://thomastontimes.com/news/news/152091024/TUAC-presents-Dellas-Diner-on-March-7 The Thomaston-Upson Arts Council is serving a delicious comedy with outrageous county-fried characters when “Della's Diner” plays at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 7th at the Upson-Lee Fine Arts Center. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 11:45:53 EST Tree City USA http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/152122124/Tree-City-USA The 27th Annual Arbor Day celebration was held on Wednesday, February 18 at the Thomaston-Upson Civic Center. At the event, Thomaston Tree Board members, members of the local garden clubs and students from Upson-Lee Middle School's 8th grade Ag... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 06:55:51 EST Police review committee on agenda http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/152122288/Police-review-committee-on-agenda The Thomaston City Council will have a request to form a citizens' police review committee on their agenda for tonight. George Carreker brought the issue up and the council's meeting on February 17, and after discussion with Mayor Hays... Tue, 3 Mar 2015 06:00:51 EST Rezoning denied by Thomaston City Council http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/152070234/Rezoning-denied-by-Thomaston-City-Council For the first as far as anyone can remember, the Thomaston City Council had a split vote on a motion. A motion made by Mayor Pro Tem Doug Head called for a rezoning request for 161 S. Church Street from R-1 to R-2 to be denied. It was seconded by... Mon, 2 Mar 2015 12:05:51 EST Tyler Winn http://thomastontimes.com/news/sports/152065405/Tyler-Winn I spoke with former Upson-Lee High School and Upson-Lee Middle School Coach James Wynn this past week and he gave me some information on his son, Tyler Wynn. Some will remember Tyler, who attended elementary school in Upson County while his father was... Mon, 2 Mar 2015 03:40:51 EST King headed to Regional Spelling Bee Saturday http://thomastontimes.com/news/news/152047032/King-headed-to-Regional-Spelling-Bee-Saturday Kolleen King, a 7th grader at Upson-Lee Middle School won the title of Thomaston-Upson School System Spelling Bee Champion at the annual system event on Friday, February 6. Landon Mangham took 1st runner-up honors. Competing in the system spelling bee... Sun, 1 Mar 2015 11:05:52 EST Counter OPEC’s power by boosting American crude oil exports http://thomastontimes.com/news/editorial-opinion/152049422/Counter-OPECs-power-by-boosting-American-crude-oil-exports The national average for a gallon of gasoline is quickly approaching just $2. Drivers can mostly thank the highest level of domestic oil production in four decades — over 9 million barrels per day — for these low prices. Sun, 1 Mar 2015 06:50:51 EST ToastCat wins Code Day http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/152069568/ToastCat-wins-Code-Day Have you ever wondered about the “Buttered Toast paradox?” You know, the one that asks since cats always land on their feet, and toast always lands buttered side down, what would happen if you strapped a piece of buttered toast to the back... Sun, 1 Mar 2015 06:40:51 EST Seniors dance night away at Valentine’s Dance http://thomastontimes.com/news/news/151973975/Seniors-dance-night-away-at-Valentines-Dance The night brought excitement, dance, dancers, music, great food, fun and laughter for seniors at the annual Valentine Dance at the Upson County Senior Center. The mood was set with the disco lights and the attire of red and white flowing around on the... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 11:50:51 EST Public Safety Day http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/152069327/Public-Safety-Day First Assembly of God in Thomaston hosted a Public Safety Appreciation Day last Sunday for local law enforcement and emergency personnel. Pastor Mickey Corley told the congregation, “I have been in law enforcement all my life as a Chaplin and... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 11:30:51 EST The State never rests http://thomastontimes.com/news/editorial-opinion/152049341/The-State-never-rests What a week! Sat, 28 Feb 2015 06:45:51 EST UL rifle team stays unbeaten in GHSA http://thomastontimes.com/news/sports/152065354/UL-rifle-team-stays-unbeaten-in-GHSA One of the busiest sports teams at Upson Lee High School is the NJROTC precision rifle team, which competes in both NJROTC sponsored events and GHSA riflery meets. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 03:15:51 EST Miss Upson-Lee Pageant winners named http://thomastontimes.com/news/news/152068292/Miss-Upson-Lee-Pageant-winners-named The winners and award winners of the Miss Upson-Lee Pageants are as follows. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:35:51 EST Bomb Threats continue to plague schools http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/152070088/Bomb-Threats-continue-to-plague-schools For the second and third times in two weeks, the Upson County Sheriff's Office is investigating more bomb threats found at Upson Lee schools. Sheriff Dan Kilgore said two more bomb threats were found Wednesday, one at Upson Lee North Elementary,... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 07:00:51 EST Penny ponders… Facebook friends http://thomastontimes.com/news/editorial-opinion/152049174/Penny-ponders-Facebook-friends Recipes, adopted dog, sad news, happy news, need of prayers, videos, scriptures, cartoons, pictures of delicious food, Italian humor, Thomaston history, Community Event, Happy Birthdays were all recent posts a minute ago when I checked on my Facebook... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 06:35:52 EST UL waits for Elite 8 http://thomastontimes.com/news/sports/152065416/UL-waits-for-Elite-8 By the time readers see this article on Friday, the Knights and Trojans will have played their quarterfinal match-up, and one of the two teams will be headed for the Final Four at the University of West Georgia tomorrow. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 03:45:52 EST Remember Harmony? http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/151997341/Remember-Harmony Thomaston's first radio station, WSFT [We Speak For Thomaston], was located in a modest two-room suite on the second floor of a downtown building. WSFT opened their studio to local ministers to preach the Gospel over the air, a mutual benefit to... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 06:50:51 EST