Thomaston Times- RSS Feed http://thomastontimes.com/ http://thomastontimes.com/ Sat, 27 Dec 2014 21:33:29 EST 1800 Just what are the Braves doing? http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top/151003090/Just-what-are-the-Braves-doing The baseball off-season is always an interesting time of the year for true baseball fans. That's when the free agents start to search out new addresses and teams look to make trades to improve their team for the upcoming season. That's... Sat, 27 Dec 2014 06:35:03 EST Council okay’s waste contract extension http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/151003794/Council-okays-waste-contract-extension In their final meeting of the year, the Thomaston City Council approved an extension for the contract with Transwaste Services, the company which collects the garbage for the city. City Manager Patrick Comiskey stated the current contract allows for... Sat, 27 Dec 2014 06:34:02 EST UL playing in Christmas tourneys http://thomastontimes.com/news/sports/151003034/UL-playing-in-Christmas-tourneys For the first time in many years, the Upson Lee Knights and Lady Knights will not be playing in the same Christmas Tournaments. Instead, both will be playing in tournaments for boys and girls only. Fri, 26 Dec 2014 06:30:03 EST Christmas Kitchen aids 2500 http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/151003709/Christmas-Kitchen-aids-2500 “May Peace Be with You This Christmas” was the theme for the annual Christmas Kitchen, which served an estimated 2,500 people this year. East Thomaston Baptist Church was the center of distribution center for cooking, serving, taking... Fri, 26 Dec 2014 06:28:02 EST When life pays us back in kind http://thomastontimes.com/news/editorial-opinion/150968734/When-life-pays-us-back-in-kind With the celebration of Pioneer Days approaching, I like to take out my old family history book and read a story or two. One in particular that I enjoy is the story of my Great-Great Grandmother, Liza. Fri, 26 Dec 2014 06:27:03 EST Two arrested in drug busts http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/150969587/Two-arrested-in-drug-busts Aubmitted - On December 9, 2014 the Thomaston Police responded to a call of a robbery that occurred in the Walmart parking lot in Thomaston. Misty Bassett, 32, of Jackson told police officers that she was robbed by a black male and a white male while... Fri, 26 Dec 2014 06:05:01 EST How can you not love this team? http://thomastontimes.com/news/sports/150966629/How-can-you-not-love-this-team It became an annual tradition for my dad and I. We would call up a friend and his dad, load up the car and head up Highway 19. It was something I looked forward to every year. I had always loved the game of basketball. I had spent numerous nights... Fri, 26 Dec 2014 03:25:03 EST BOE adopts new school food guidelines http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/150970061/BOE-adopts-new-school-food-guidelines The Thomaston-Upson County School System is in the process of adopting new competitive food guidelines that will make whatever foods sold on campus will be healthy and meet all nutritional requirements. But never fear, the sodas and donuts and candy... Thu, 25 Dec 2014 06:25:02 EST Fire destroys house http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/151003674/Fire-destroys-house A Logtown community family lost everything in an early morning house fire on December 23, 2014. Thankfully, no one was injured in the blaze, and the American Red Cross, along with family and friends, made sure the family didn't go without at... Thu, 25 Dec 2014 06:24:03 EST Knights hold annual banquet http://thomastontimes.com/news/sports/150966656/Knights-hold-annual-banquet Head Coach Tommy Parks and his new staff held their first football banquet last Monday night. With a great crowd on hand, many of the Knights earned team and region awards, while all earned a certificate of participation. Upson Lee finished the season... Wed, 24 Dec 2014 07:38:02 EST 2014 Upson Lee Football Banquet http://thomastontimes.com/news/sports/150966641/2014-Upson-Lee-Football-Banquet Upson Lee senior Joseph Choy was the recipient of the Knights Academic Award. Wed, 24 Dec 2014 06:31:02 EST Yes Virginia, there is a Christ in Christmas http://thomastontimes.com/news/editorial-opinion/150968593/Yes-Virginia-there-is-a-Christ-in-Christmas Christmas isn't about mistletoe, roasting chestnuts, or some fat guy sliding down the chimney. It's more like “Peace on earth; goodwill toward man.” It's the birth of Christ. Wed, 24 Dec 2014 06:19:01 EST Thomaston Council approves $32.8M budget for 2015 http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/150969856/Thomaston-Council-approves-$32.8M-budget-for-2015 At a called meeting on Friday, December 19, the Thomaston City Council unanimously approved the city's 2015 budget at a grand total of $32,885,555. The budget includes $8,469,925 for the General Fund; $5780,550 for the Water/Sewer; $15,339,232... Wed, 24 Dec 2014 06:14:06 EST ‘Merry Christmas!’ http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/150969162/Merry-Christmas Ashley Biles|The Thomaston Times Tue, 23 Dec 2014 06:47:04 EST 10 reasons why I love Christmas http://thomastontimes.com/news/editorial-opinion/150968654/10-reasons-why-I-love-Christmas Christmas is so close I can almost smell the hot cider. This is a busy time of year for almost everyone so I thought it was a perfect time to pause for a moment to list 10 things that I love about Christmas – these things are not bound by time,... Tue, 23 Dec 2014 06:23:02 EST Lady Cats defeat Solid Rock http://thomastontimes.com/news/sports/150966635/Lady-Cats-defeat-Solid-Rock On Monday, December 15, the Flint River Academy Lady Cats took on Solid Rock in Woodbury. An intimidating team turned out not to be so difficult after all. By the end of the first half, the Lady Cats led the Lady Lions 21-12. Tue, 23 Dec 2014 03:27:01 EST Co. holds first reading of liquor ordinance http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/150931044/Co.-holds-first-reading-of-liquor-ordinance The Upson County Board of Commissioners are set to have the Distilled Spirits Ordinance in place by the end of the year after holding the first reading earlier this month. The board revised the ordinance from an earlier edition to take out the... Mon, 22 Dec 2014 20:04:02 EST Raffle held at Reems http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/150931060/Raffle-held-at-Reems Burglars beware: If you try to break into a house in Upson County looking for jewelry, you may find out she also has an AR-15 rifle waiting on the other side of the door or window. Especially if she or her husband bought the jewelry from Reems... Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18:08:01 EST Flu hits Ga early http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/150930880/Flu-hits-Ga-early Local physicians are reporting the flu is here, and you may not be in the clear this flu season — even if you've already been vaccinated. Mon, 22 Dec 2014 16:54:03 EST VFD speaks out on SPLOST issue http://thomastontimes.com/news/news/150882107/VFD-speaks-out-on-SPLOST-issue Over the past few weeks, there has been much discussion over the money designated for fire equipment and/or facilities in the 2011 SPLOST and what the county can legally purchase with the funding. Both Northside Volunteer Fire Department and Thurston... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:01:02 EST