Thomaston Times- RSS Feed http://thomastontimes.com/ http://thomastontimes.com/ Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:25:39 EST 1800 The Thomaston Times now has a new faster, easier website http://thomastontimes.com/news/notice_box/333521/The-Thomaston-Times-now-has-a-new-faster-easier-website The Thomaston Times is today unveiling a significant upgrade of its website, making www.thomastontimes.com easier to navigate, faster to load and more effective for advertisers. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Industry Tour gives teachers at look at jobs availalble http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/309701/Industry-Tour-gives-teachers-at-look-at-jobs-availalble Representatives of the Thomaston-Upson School System participated in a tour of local industries on July 10, to gain a better understanding of what types of jobs are available in our community and what skills are needed to be successful in those... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Council hears from residents about Tobin http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/309543/Council-hears-from-residents-about-Tobin A crowd of nearly 200 people filled the R.E. Lee Auditorium for the Thomaston City Council meeting last Thursday to voice their opinions to the mayor and council on Thomaston Police Officer Phillip Tobin. Of the roughly 25 people who spoke, the... Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Majority of weather sirens are installed http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/5304907/Majority-of-weather-sirens-are-installed Thanks to a Response and Recovery grant program through FEMA and GEMA, Upson County was able to install six additional weather sirens throughout the county in hopes of giving better coverage to warn citizens of inclement weather. Upson County EMA... Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Dr. L. L. Allen retiring after serving Thomaston for 50 years http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/5304933/Dr.-L.-L.-Allen-retiring-after-serving-Thomaston-for-50-years Dr. Lawrence L. Allen was honored last week with a proclamation designating July 11, 2014 as “Dr. L.L. Allen Day” in the City of Thomaston, upon his retirement from practicing medicine in Thomaston over the last 50 years. Mayor Hays Arnold... Sun, 20 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Summer lunch program feeding 600 http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/5304787/Summer-lunch-program-feeding-600 Shirley Russell|The Thomaston Times Sat, 19 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Yatesville to honor veterans with flags and crosses http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/5304608/Yatesville-to-honor-veterans-with-flags-and-crosses The City of Yatesville is looking for the names of a “few good men and women” who served in the military and are from Yatesville. The city plans to honor them on Veterans Day with their names, services, and wars on crosses with American... Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Sheriff’s Office looking into number of thefts and burglaries http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/5269905/Sheriffs-Office-looking-into-number-of-thefts-and-burglaries Investigators for the Upson County Sheriff's Office are looking into a variety of thefts and burglaries that have occurred around the county over the last couple of weeks. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Sen. Fort requests GBI widen TPD investigation http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/5304970/Sen.-Fort-requests-GBI-widen-TPD-investigation ATLANTA - Sen. Vincent Fort (D- Atlanta) has sent the following letter to Georgia Bureau of Investigation Director Vernon Keenan asking him to investigate the entire Thomaston Police Department in light of grievances filed against Officer Phillip... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Medicine for the soul http://thomastontimes.com/news/editorial-opinion/5259138/Medicine-for-the-soul I learned a long time ago that this business can affect your perspective of the world. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST The Soul Purpose Band performing benefit concert for the Gilmore Center on July 26 http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/5269769/The-Soul-Purpose-Band-performing-benefit-concert-for-the-Gilmore-Center-on-July-26 Those looking for a fun evening and to support a worthy organization at the same time will not have to look any further than Bickley's Lake in Thomaston on the evening of July 26. Beginning at 8 p.m., patrons will be transported back into the... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Thomaston’s Fulcher wins both feature races at Senoia http://thomastontimes.com/news/sports/5269101/Thomastons-Fulcher-wins-both-feature-races-at-Senoia Thomaston's Shane Fulcher took the checkered flag for both feature races in the Jodeco Auto Sale Late Model Division. Here are the results from Saturday night's racing action. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST A bowl with a hole’s story http://thomastontimes.com/news/editorial-opinion/5259079/A-bowl-with-a-holes-story There's an old saying, “One man's junk is another man's treasure.” As I look around our home, many people would say most of our things fall into the junk category, and that would probably be true, if it weren't for... Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Cold Ice = Cold Cash http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/5269670/Cold-Ice-=-Cold-Cash Shirley Russell|The Thomaston Times Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Sleeping my way to $10 million http://thomastontimes.com/news/editorial-opinion/5259021/Sleeping-my-way-to-$10-million I'll admit – I love to sleep. It is one of my favorite activities of the night (and day). I can sleep just about anywhere – in the office, at a government meeting, at a ballgame, at a fireworks show, at a concert – and in just... Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST What can Knights football expect in Region this season? http://thomastontimes.com/news/sports/5269206/What-can-Knights-football-expect-in-Region-this-season New head coach Tommy Parks has his Knights working this summer as they prepare to enter their 2014 campaign in Region 2, a new Region for Upson-Lee. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST County residents facing fine if they don’t sign up for garbage service http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/5269744/County-residents-facing-fine-if-they-dont-sign-up-for-garbage-service Unincorporated Upson County residents have a few weeks left to make sure they are signed up for garbage collection with the county or they will face having to pay a fine, County Manager Jim Wheeless stated at last week's Board of Commission... Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST School system makes administrative changes http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/5210597/School-system-makes-administrative-changes The Thomaston-Upson County School System has announced a number of changes in its administrative staff. The following press release was issued on Wednesday, July 2: Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Flag and Tackle football sign-ups at the Civic Center http://thomastontimes.com/news/sports/5269065/Flag-and-Tackle-football-sign-ups-at-the-Civic-Center The Thomaston-Upson County Recreation Department will hold registration for flag and tackle football on July 16-18 from 5 p.m. - 7p.m. at the Civic Center.Ages prior to September 1 are as follows: Mon, 14 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST SR3/Hwy19 resurfacing underway for next two months http://thomastontimes.com/news/news/5270786/SR3/Hwy19-resurfacing-underway-for-next-two-months Beginning July 10, 2014, C. W. Matthews will be resurfacing State Route 3/U. S. 19 north and southbound, from near Cook Road, south of Southern Crescent Technical College, to north of Deluxe Circle, near Potato Creek Bridge. Resurfacing will take... Mon, 14 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST