Thomaston Times- RSS NEWS Feed Fri, 22 May 2015 14:56:08 EST 1800 Emancipation Celebration is Saturday This Saturday will be the 149th annual Emancipation Celebration in Upson County. The parade through town will kick off the festivities for the event, beginning at 11:15 a.m. from the Bleachery Mill parking lot on Bethel Street. Fri, 22 May 2015 06:30:51 EST When I grow up… What do I want to be when I grow up? That question has been on the minds of students at Upson-Lee South Elementary and Upson –Lee North Elementary recently as both schools have held several events to show what types of careers are available in... Thu, 21 May 2015 00:00:51 EST Couple scares off home invaders Two suspects in a home invasion on Trice Cemetery Road on April 13 got a rude welcome when they returned to the home on May 13 to attempt another robbery. In the first incident, the retired, married couple in the house were bound and robbed at... Wed, 20 May 2015 00:00:55 EST Join the library’s Summer Reading Program where “Every Hero has a Story” The Hightower Memorial Library invites all children, teens and adults to join us for the 2015 Summer Reading Program: “Every Hero has a Story.” Sign up will begin on Thursday, May 28 and will continue through Monday, June 16. Each Monday... Tue, 19 May 2015 17:00:51 EST Legislators give update on new bills State Senator John Kennedy and State Representative Johnnie Caldwell, Jr. were both present at the May meeting of the Government Roundtable and both gentlemen gave a brief update on this year's legislative session. The pair informed the group of... Mon, 18 May 2015 06:50:51 EST ‘Forgotten and Found’ After making an untold number of journeys around and through Upson County, poring over maps and talking to people, and putting 229,000 miles on his truck, Grady Kelley's seven-year project to document cemeteries is complete. His 'Forgotten... Sun, 17 May 2015 06:35:51 EST Busbee named to URMC Board of Trustees Upson Regional Medical Center announces the addition of Jonathan Busbee, M.D., an internal medicine specialist, as its newest member to the Board of Trustees. Sat, 16 May 2015 14:35:52 EST Gilbert given Golden Shield Thomaston Police Department Officer Bruce Gilbert recently received the Golden Shield Honor Award for having 32 DUI arrests in 2014. This 11th annual statewide law enforcement recognition banquet, the Golden Shield Honors,was held at the Georgia World... Sat, 16 May 2015 06:15:52 EST Upson-Lee High School NJROTC Awards Night Mr. Bill Rials presents the Order of the Daedalions Award to Cadet Megan Collins.Mr. Charles Hampton presents the Ocmulgee Chapter of Sons of the American Revolution Award to Cadet Jakob Dawson. Fri, 15 May 2015 14:40:55 EST Relay for Life is Saturday This weekend looks to be a fun-filled one in Thomaston, offering something for just about everyone with the annual Kids Fishing Derby, Poker Float, and Relay for Life all taking place this Saturday, May 16. Fri, 15 May 2015 06:05:51 EST Celtic Artifacts and Ancient Coin Collection Exhibit now at Archives A special exhibition of ancient Celtic artifacts is on display at the Thomaston –Upson Archives until the end of May. The relics are owned by Lamar County resident and historian Lewis Hales, CEO of the Celtic Collection Program, a 501 (C) (3)... Thu, 14 May 2015 18:55:51 EST Two suspects in home invasion captured Upson County Sheriff Dan Kilgore issued the following press release Thursday afternoon, May 14, 2015: Thu, 14 May 2015 16:05:51 EST Upson-Lee names top scholars Upson-Lee High School Principal Tracy Caldwell has announced the Class of 2015 honor graduates. Christina Grace Wolverton is the 2015 Valedictorian and Kellie Anne Hatcher is Salutatorian. Thu, 14 May 2015 06:50:53 EST Greathouse honored Last Tuesday evening, the District Attorney's Office hosted the ninth annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Banquet to show gratitude to those who serve and protect the communities in the Griffin Judicial Circuit (Upson, Pike, Fayette and Spalding... Wed, 13 May 2015 06:55:51 EST DDI celebrating National Women’s Health Week Submitted Tue, 12 May 2015 17:10:52 EST Alleged restaurant burglar caught Upson County Sheriff's investigators didn't have to go far to find a man they believe has committed six burglaries of restaurants on the north side. Thomaston Police investigators have also linked him to two more burglaries at a restaurant... Tue, 12 May 2015 06:05:54 EST Thomaston Memory Café off to a great start and inviting others to come participate We had a great time at the meeting of the Thomaston Memory Café. It was a time where those participating could feel SAFE-Support, Awareness, Friendship and Encouragement. I have just as much passion for helping care partners with the struggles in... Mon, 11 May 2015 14:20:52 EST Progress made on Hwy. 36 turning lane The Thomaston-Upson Industrial Development Authority is one step closer to having the project for a new turn lane at the intersection of Highway 36 and Ben Hill Road in place, TUIDA Executive Director Kyle Fletcher told the board at their meeting on... Sun, 10 May 2015 06:50:51 EST Tracy White seeking new murder trial A Lincoln Park man convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison in 2004 was back in Upson County Superior Court last week seeking a new trial. Tracy Bernard White and his attorney, Ivars Lacis of Peachtree City, came before Upson Superior Court... Sat, 9 May 2015 08:45:51 EST Jr. Deputies visit Washington It was a whirlwind week for 71 sixth graders in the Upson County Jr. Deputy Program. They, along with 14 chaperones, visited Washington, D.C. April 26-30 on the inaugural trip organized by the Upson County Sheriff's Office. Sheriff Dan Kilgore... Fri, 8 May 2015 06:40:51 EST