Thomaston Times- RSS Feed http://thomastontimes.com/ http://thomastontimes.com/ Wed, 6 May 2015 17:32:26 EST 1800 Upson County celebrates Building Safety Month http://thomastontimes.com/news/news/153247494/Upson-County-celebrates-Building-Safety-Month To help raise awareness of building safety, Upson County proudly celebrates Building Safety Month during May of each year. Building Safety Month is a public safety awareness campaign to help individuals, families and businesses understand what it... Wed, 6 May 2015 15:00:51 EST SOTW donates to VFD’s http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/153282505/SOTW-donates-to-VFDs The annual Smoke on the Water BBQ and Music Festival brings hundreds of people, BBQ teams, and musicians to Thomaston each spring, and in the process, generates money not only for local coffers, but for the six local volunteer fire departments... Wed, 6 May 2015 06:35:52 EST Knights stun Crisp County http://thomastontimes.com/news/sports/153281148/Knights-stun-Crisp-County For the first time in school history, the Upson Lee Knights are headed to the Sweet 16 in the State Baseball Playoffs. Wed, 6 May 2015 04:50:51 EST UL soccer is soaring http://thomastontimes.com/news/sports/153281140/UL-soccer-is-soaring The Upson Lee Knights and Lady Knights are both among the final 16 teams left in the 2015 AAAA State Playoffs. The Knights traveled down to Worth County and dismantled the Rams by an 8-0 score, while the Lady Knights took care of business on the road... Tue, 5 May 2015 08:40:51 EST Precincts cut from 9 to 3 proposed http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/153282581/Precincts-cut-from-9-to-3-proposed The next time you go to cast your vote in an election, you may have to travel to a different polling location, if the Board of Elections decides to combine the nine existing precincts down to three. Robert Haney, chairman of the Board of Elections,... Tue, 5 May 2015 08:20:52 EST Bye bye Martha Mill http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/153283206/Bye-bye-Martha-Mill The time has come to say goodbye to the Martha Mill, as demolition began last week on the former B.F. Goodrich plant. The $3 million mill was chartered on October 2, 1926 and eventually spanned nearly one million square feet (if all buildings were... Tue, 5 May 2015 08:15:51 EST Mini-series filmed in Thomaston http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/153225003/Mini-series-filmed-in-Thomaston “The Atonement” is the name of a new mini-series being filmed here in Thomaston. Sun, 3 May 2015 06:55:51 EST 50 Years of Braves baseball http://thomastontimes.com/news/sports/153222655/50-Years-of-Braves-baseball The 2015 season marks the 50th season of Atlanta Braves baseball! Wow, has it been that long? I can't say that it seems like yesterday when the Braves opened the 1966 season at Atlanta Stadium (no it was not Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium then)... Sun, 3 May 2015 06:10:51 EST Standard Textile adds jobs http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/153224777/Standard-Textile-adds-jobs Standard Textile is undergoing an expansion project which includes the addition of 53 new jobs and an investment of more than $3.5 million. Standard Textile will continue to hire positions in the following areas: warping, slashing, weaving and... Sat, 2 May 2015 06:40:51 EST Knights drill Worth Co; advance in playoffs http://thomastontimes.com/news/sports/153222878/Knights-drill-Worth-Co;-advance-in-playoffs The Upson Lee Knights soccer team suffered two losses to end the regular season, falling to Veterans and Perry. The loss to Veterans forced the Knights to travel in the first round of the State Playoffs as the No. 3 seed from Region 2. Sat, 2 May 2015 06:35:55 EST From burning ban to memorial service, weekend filled http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/153225250/From-burning-ban-to-memorial-service-weekend-filled With the annual open burning ban beginning Friday, a Fly for Wounded Vets event and Concert on the Square Saturday, and a Veterans Memorial service on Sunday, this looks to be a busy weekend in Upson County. Fri, 1 May 2015 10:10:51 EST Kramer signs with GSU http://thomastontimes.com/news/sports/153222697/Kramer-signs-with-GSU For the first time in Upson Lee school history, a member of the Upson Lee Knights Precision Air Rifle team signed a scholarship to shoot in college. Upson Lee senior Rosemary Kramer, who won the State Championship this season, committed to shoot for... Fri, 1 May 2015 06:25:51 EST Council approves change in cemetery ordinance http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/153149686/Council-approves-change-in-cemetery-ordinance Families wanting to have loved ones cremated and placed at Southview Cemetery can now place two family members in one lot in the cremation portion of the cemetery. The Thomaston City Council approved a change to the ordinance at their April 21... Fri, 1 May 2015 06:15:51 EST Drive-by shooting, robbery investigated http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/153225152/Drive-by-shooting-robbery-investigated The Thomaston Police Department is investigating a drive-by shooting on April 26 and an armed robbery on April 28 in which a gunshot was also fired. No one was hurt in either of the incidents and the department is requesting the community's help... Fri, 1 May 2015 06:00:54 EST Wes’ 2015 NFL Mock Draft http://thomastontimes.com/news/sports/153222596/Wes-2015-NFL-Mock-Draft Well, it's that time of the year folks. One of my favorite times of the year, when every NFL team and fans of every team feels their team has a chance to make improvements. Thu, 30 Apr 2015 18:50:52 EST Say goodbye to Martha Mill http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/153232947/Say-goodbye-to-Martha-Mill The time has come to say goodbye to the Martha Mill, as demolition began on the Thomaston landmark earlier this week. It will take roughly six to eight months to completely tear down the nearly 1 million square feet structure that covers 30 acres of... Thu, 30 Apr 2015 16:25:52 EST BOC buys land for Logtown recreation http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/153149652/BOC-buys-land-for-Logtown-recreation For many years the Logtown community has asked the Upson County Commissioners for a recreation area in their neighborhood so families and friends can have a place to gather and play together. Money was set aside in the 2011 SPLOST for the project, but... Thu, 30 Apr 2015 06:15:53 EST Upson County Sheriff’s Office Jail Report http://thomastontimes.com/news/news/152989518/Upson-County-Sheriffs-Office-Jail-Report Upson County Sheriff's Office Jail Report, April 15-April 22, 2015Inmates Currently Booked: Wed, 29 Apr 2015 14:15:51 EST Masonic Lodge funds scholarship with pancake breakfasts http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/153149558/Masonic-Lodge-funds-scholarship-with-pancake-breakfasts Flint River Daylight Lodge is a Masonic Lodge located in Thomaston. On the first Saturday of each month, the lodge hosts a charity pancake breakfast. The breakfast is free, but donations are accepted to support local charitable causes that are brought... Wed, 29 Apr 2015 06:10:51 EST 8 headed to Sectionals http://thomastontimes.com/news/sports/153148456/8-headed-to-Sectionals The Upson Lee Knights and Lady Knights competed in the Region 2 Track and Field meet last week in Warner Robins. The meet took place at McConell Talbert Stadium. Wed, 29 Apr 2015 03:55:52 EST