Thomaston Times- RSS Feed Tue, 3 Mar 2015 13:54:41 EST 1800 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 What a week! Sat, 28 Feb 2015 06:45:51 EST 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 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 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 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 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? 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 Knights are Elite 8 bound Last season the Buford Wolves basketball team found themselves in a familiar position that many of the Wolves and Lady Wolves athletic teams have been in many times: the GHSA State Championship Game. Winning is something that has become the norm for... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 06:15:51 EST ReImagine event coming to Thomaston in March If you are in need of groceries for your kitchen/pantry or slightly used clothes, or maybe some free diapers, a free lunch, a haircut, a manicure, or need a job, then please consider being our guest at the Saturday, March 14, Reimagine Thomaston... Tue, 24 Feb 2015 10:55:52 EST EMA invites public to Hazard Mitigation Plan meeting Feb. 25 The Thomaston-Upson Emergency Management Agency would like to cordially invite the public to attend the Kick-Off Meeting for the update of Upson County's Hazard Mitigation Plan. The public Kick-Off Meeting will be held at 2pm on Wednesday,... Tue, 24 Feb 2015 10:50:51 EST Trojan Cup Champs The Upson Lee Knight soccer teams picked up where they left off in the Lamar County Trojan Cup over the weekend. In the opening round, the Knights took care of business against Harris County, and followed that up with a victory over Pike County. After... Tue, 24 Feb 2015 06:10:51 EST Vote for ESPLOST Early voting for the E-SPLOST (Education Special Local Option Sales Tax) began yesterday and will continue through Friday, March 13. Citizens may vote Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m.-4: 30 p.m. at the Registrar's Office located in the Drake... Tue, 24 Feb 2015 06:05:51 EST