Thomaston Times- RSS NEWS Feed http://thomastontimes.com/section/NEWS http://thomastontimes.com/section/NEWS Sat, 19 Apr 2014 03:15:06 EST 1800 Bickley Reeves wins annual ‘If I Were Mayor’ essay contest http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/4506757/Bickley-Reeves-wins-annual-If-I-Were-Mayor-essay-contest Bickley Reeves is the winner of this year's 'If I Was Mayor' Essay Contest. Dawson Fleming is the runner-up. The contest is part of the annual Make Thomaston Shine and Georgia Cities Week. The Top 10 essay finalists were honored at... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST BOE changing monthly meeting time to 6 p.m http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/4470398/BOE-changing-monthly-meeting-time-to-6-p.m The Thomaston-Upson Board of Education voted 7-0 to change their regular meeting times from 7 p.m. to 6 p.m. The action came at their regular BOE meeting on April 8. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Group ‘springs forward and rides’ to fight childhood obesity http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/4470220/Group-springs-forward-and-rides-to-fight-childhood-obesity Imagine growing up with physical conditions related to being overweight? Being called horrible names or ridiculed? This is what the “Spring Forward and Ride” theme represents for the bicycle ride for many bikers on Saturday. The bikers... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST ‘Under the direction of the Board of Commissioners…’, Martha Anne McCrary remains Upson EMA Director http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/4511475/Under-the-direction-of-the-Board-of-Commissioners-Martha-Anne-McCrary-remains-Upson-EMA-Director “Under the direction of the Board of Commissioners of Upson County, I have been directed to contact Miss Martha Anne McCarty. She has agreed to continue to be the EMA Director here at Upson County. There will be no status change. Everything will... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST BOC approves grant request for turning lane on 36 http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/4470183/BOC-approves-grant-request-for-turning-lane-on-36 After speaking at last week's board of commission meeting, Kyle Fletcher, Executive Director for the T-U Industrial Development Authority, gained the county's support on a LMIG (Local Maintenance Improvement Grant) application for a turn... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST ULHS NJROTC GHSA Rifle Team finishes 2nd in State in Riflery! http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/4470155/ULHS-NJROTC-GHSA-Rifle-Team-finishes-2nd-in-State-in-Riflery Submitted Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST 10 arrested for meth manufacture after search of residence http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/4142439/10-arrested-for-meth-manufacture-after-search-of-residence Upson County Sheriff Dan Kilgore submitted the following press releases: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST John Michael Williams named CrossPointe STAR Student http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/4142517/John-Michael-Williams-named-CrossPointe-STAR-Student Submitted Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST No furlough days in school calendar http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/4142339/No-furlough-days-in-school-calendar Thanks to the Georgia General Assembly approving the restoration of approximately $314 million of the $1 billion in yearly austerity reductions to the state's education budget, for the first time since 2010, there will be no furlough days for... Sun, 13 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Ten Cate donates $6,000 to volunteer fire departments http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/4142264/Ten-Cate-donates-$6000-to-volunteer-fire-departments Ashley Biles|The Thomaston Times Sat, 12 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Skateboarders ask City Council to repeal helmet rule at skate park http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/4142393/Skateboarders-ask-City-Council-to-repeal-helmet-rule-at-skate-park Some local skateboard enthusiasts got what may have been their first taste of using their rights as citizens when they came before the Thomaston City Council on April 1, 2014 with a request to remove the helmet requirement from usage of the skate park... Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST TUAC presents ‘Always A Bridesmaid’ Friday and Sunday at Fine Arts Center http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/4142600/TUAC-presents-Always-A-Bridesmaid-Friday-and-Sunday-at-Fine-Arts-Center The Thomaston-Upson Arts Council is presenting “Always A Bridesmaid,” on Friday, April 11, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 13, at 3 p.m. at the Upson-Lee Fine Arts Center. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Easter Eggstravaganza is Saturday at The Rock Ranch http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/4106113/Easter-Eggstravaganza-is-Saturday-at-The-Rock-Ranch A free, outdoor egg hunt will be held Saturday, April 12 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Rock Ranch. This event, appropriately called The Easter Eggstravaganza, will feature 40,000 plastic prize-filled eggs. Staff and volunteers will spend hours hiding... Thu, 10 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Brooke Barker named ULHS Valedictorian; Reid Hightower named ULHS Salutatorian http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/4106039/Brooke-Barker-named-ULHS-Valedictorian;-Reid-Hightower-named-ULHS-Salutatorian Karen Truesdale\Thomaston-Upson School System Thu, 10 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Non-profit healthcare facility seeks BOC support http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/4105999/Non-profit-healthcare-facility-seeks-BOC-support At the last county commission meeting, the board heard a presentation from Southwest Georgia Healthcare, a not for profit healthcare organization which runs nearly 80 community health centers throughout southwest Georgia. The organization is seeking a... Wed, 9 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Teresa Harper named District Superior Court Clerk of the Year http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/4105881/Teresa-Harper-named-District-Superior-Court-Clerk-of-the-Year Upson County Superior Court Clerk Teresa Harper has been named District Clerk of the Year for 2014. She was selected for the title by the clerks in the 17 counties that make up the fourth, fifth and sixth districts of the state and was also selected... Tue, 8 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST T-U School System awarded $2.3 million Striving Readers Grant http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/4079962/T-U-School-System-awarded-$2.3-million-Striving-Readers-Grant The State Department of Education has announced that the Thomaston-Upson School System has been awarded a $2.3 million Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy (SRCL) Grant. The goal of the SRCL program is to advance literacy skills — including... Mon, 7 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Rotary Club wins Upson READ Trivia Bee http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/4079572/Rotary-Club-wins-Upson-READ-Trivia-Bee Larry Stanford|The Thomaston Times Sat, 5 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Yatesville Library reopening soon http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/4044655/Yatesville-Library-reopening-soon Hopefully the Yatesville Public Library will reopen soon. The library has been closed since early January when an extreme freeze caused water pipes in the attic to burst, raining water down on the books, walls and carpeting in the... Sat, 5 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Industry prospects impressed with economic support http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/4079834/Industry-prospects-impressed-with-economic-support The new projection system the Thomaston-Upson Industrial Development Authority installed at the local airport was put to good use when an international prospect flew into Upson County earlier this month. Executive Director Kyle Fletcher told the board... Fri, 4 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST