Thomaston Times- RSS Feed http://thomastontimes.com/ http://thomastontimes.com/ Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:41:04 EST 1800 Council approves new tower for WTGA http://thomastontimes.com/news/news/50315589/Council-approves-new-tower-for-WTGA WTGA Radio will be getting a new radio tower, thanks to a unanimous vote of the Thomaston City Council. The action came at their August 5 meeting. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 06:30:02 EST Georgia EMC commercial shot in Thomaston http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/50316074/Georgia-EMC-commercial-shot-in-Thomaston Larry Stanford|The Thomaston Times Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:12:02 EST Movie Mad Entertainment coming home http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/50315616/Movie-Mad-Entertainment-coming-home Thomaston and Upson County are already becoming well-known as filming locations for movies such as The Hunger Games, television shows such as The Walking Dead, and commercials, such as the one shot by Georgia Public Television last week for Georgia... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 06:33:06 EST Wainwright pitches CG in UL 5-1 victory http://thomastontimes.com/news/sports/50314442/Wainwright-pitches-CG-in-UL-5-1-victory The last five times the Lady Knights and Lady Jaguars from Spalding competed on the softball field, each team won two games, and they battled to a 3-3 tie back in 2009. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 06:05:03 EST Knights varisty scores three times against Troup County http://thomastontimes.com/news/sports/50314479/Knights-varisty-scores-three-times-against-Troup-County Football fans got a little taste of what is to come this season for the Upson-Lee Knights. On Friday at Matthews Field, the Knights, in new all black uniforms and matte black helmets, took on the Troup County Tigers in a scrimmage game. It was Coach... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 06:53:02 EST Property taxes increasing in Thomaston and Upson Co. http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/50315979/Property-taxes-increasing-in-Thomaston-and-Upson-Co. If the proposed tax millage increases by Upson County and the City of Thomaston are approved at called meetings on August 21 (Thomaston) and August 28 (Upson County), property owners can expect varying increases in their property taxes, depending on... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 06:05:04 EST Wildfire - An upfront view http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/50273682/Wildfire---An-upfront-view The Great Basin is generally very dry in late July and early August. Most thunder showers that come through are fast-moving monsoonal storms and they tend to put out a lot of lightning – but with trace amounts of rainfall. Because of that, the... Mon, 18 Aug 2014 13:44:04 EST My first college football game http://thomastontimes.com/news/sports/50282706/My-first-college-football-game As the college football season approaches, fans are beginning to get excited about their teams and the possibility of a championship season. Of course these dreams and expectations will fade in most cases as the season progresses. There's only... Sun, 17 Aug 2014 23:58:06 EST Business prospects making return trips to county http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/50277334/Business-prospects-making-return-trips-to-county Summertime has a history of being relatively slow when it comes to economic development, without many prospective companies planning trips to check out communities for their businesses. However, Industrial Development Authority Executive Director Kyle... Sun, 17 Aug 2014 16:25:03 EST Relearning good habits http://thomastontimes.com/news/editorial-opinion/50276924/Relearning-good-habits The cold winter, followed by spring monsoons, teamed up to help me form some new habits. Had they been good ones, I would be as happy as a clam in a gin and tonic, but the habits I developed were only suitable for slugs. Sun, 17 Aug 2014 16:04:03 EST ‘How to Rob the Tooth Fairy’ http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/50277441/How-to-Rob-the-Tooth-Fairy There is a new author in town and her name is Jada R. Gresham. She has written and published a children's book entitled “How to Rob the Tooth Fairy,” and as is the case with most writers, she found inspiration for the story from... Sat, 16 Aug 2014 16:30:04 EST Do _______ value life less than we do? http://thomastontimes.com/news/editorial-opinion/50276813/Do---------value-life-less-than-we-do During the Vietnam War, my mother, an otherwise sweet and compassionate person, said “they” (Vietnamese) don't value human life like we do, suggesting that I be more comfortable killing them. I never was comfortable with the idea of... Sat, 16 Aug 2014 16:00:04 EST Lady Knights blow out Mindy’s Mill 12-0 http://thomastontimes.com/news/sports/50282722/Lady-Knights-blow-out-Mindys-Mill-12-0 The Upson-Lee Lady Knights softball team improved their record to 3-2 with a 12-0 blow out victory over Mundy's Mill on Tuesday. Upson-Lee belted 11 hits on their way to the four-inning victory, while pitchers Brianna Hendricks and Kaylee... Sat, 16 Aug 2014 00:03:08 EST Complaints continue against Officer Tobin http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/50277179/Complaints-continue-against-Officer-Tobin For the second consecutive meeting, the Thomaston City Council listened to members of the community concerned about the actions of Thomaston Police Officer Philip Tobin, who is currently on administrative leave following tasing incident involving... Fri, 15 Aug 2014 16:16:03 EST And a little child shall lead them http://thomastontimes.com/news/editorial-opinion/50276709/And-a-little-child-shall-lead-them I have said many times before, my favorite part of this job is getting to meet interesting people and share their stories with our readers and that is a fact that remains true to this day. In the past five years, I have had the pleasure of... Fri, 15 Aug 2014 15:56:02 EST Yatesville in need of new water source http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/50236903/Yatesville-in-need-of-new-water-source The City of Yatesville may soon need to start buying water from Lamar County, if a solution to their drying up city wells is not found. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 05:34:03 EST Upson-Lee and Troup County scrimmage tonight http://thomastontimes.com/news/sports/50282762/Upson-Lee-and-Troup-County-scrimmage-tonight November 8 of last year was the last time the Upson-Lee Knights competed against another team on the football field. On that night, they suffered a 31-7 loss to the Stockbridge Tigers at Tiger Stadium. Tonight, Upson-Lee will get their first chance of... Fri, 15 Aug 2014 00:45:02 EST What Ray Rice teaches us about civilization http://thomastontimes.com/news/editorial-opinion/50226319/What-Ray-Rice-teaches-us-about-civilization The public outcry over Roger Goodell's failure to adequately punish NFL running back Ray Rice for knocking out his girlfriend in an Atlantic City hotel elevator is an encouraging sign that some vestige of civilization remains. It has been... Thu, 14 Aug 2014 18:18:02 EST A new look, a new approach, a new year http://thomastontimes.com/news/sports/50234637/A-new-look-a-new-approach-a-new-year I am Coach Stephen Boyd, the Athletic Director at Upson-Lee, and I wanted to let you know about some exciting things we have going on this year at UL. Our goal this year, besides winning ball games, is to unite our community with the slogan,... Thu, 14 Aug 2014 06:26:05 EST Split vote approves 2.26 tax mill increase http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/50236619/Split-vote-approves-2.26-tax-mill-increase With a 3-2 vote the Upson County Board of Commissioners set a preliminary millage rate for 2014 at 18.76 mills in a special called meeting held last week. That is a total increase of 2.26 mills. Commissioners Frank Spraggins and Lorenzo Wilder both... Thu, 14 Aug 2014 06:08:02 EST